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by Nature's Babe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafted versus non grafted tomatoes.
Replies: 13
Views: 2962

Re: Grafted versus non grafted tomatoes.

LOL well they are more costly - more profit I guess !
by Nature's Babe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Eden project Working with nature.
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Eden project Working with nature.

Problems into opportunity ! A video about; " How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and ...
by Nature's Babe
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafted versus non grafted tomatoes.
Replies: 13
Views: 2962

Grafted versus non grafted tomatoes.

This year I purchased a couple of grafted tomatoes just to see if it was worth the extra cost. I actually took a sideshoot from the grafted tomato to root - it took well and I planted same stock in the greenhouse border, in fertile soil with rootgrow around the roots. The grafted one performed quite...
by Nature's Babe
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peppers and chillies
Replies: 18
Views: 4781

Re: Peppers and chillies

mine ripened so have not tried it - it works with tomatoes so might with chillis too. :)
nice chilli website here -
http://www.chillisgalore.co.uk/

and here a chinese green chiilli pickle
http://www.chillies-down-under.com/pick ... llies.html
by Nature's Babe
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: new kitchen garden member needs advice
Replies: 20
Views: 7109

Re: new kitchen garden member needs advice

Good luck with your new garden, rotovating can actually increase hardpan below the blades also it will break up weeds into more growth from each cut bit. An alternative is to dig out topsoil from the paths and add to the top of raised beds which will give you greater depth of workable soil. If weedy...
by Nature's Babe
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: The Spanish slug
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: The Spanish slug

Not seen one yet, but my ducks might have eaten a few ! khaki campbell and indian runner ducks are excellent predators of slugs - but don't let them near your lettuce !
by Nature's Babe
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Tigger.
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Happy Birthday Tigger.

Happy Birthday Tigger ! Have fun !
by Nature's Babe
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Beetroot
Replies: 16
Views: 7771

Re: Beetroot

Sounds good Colin, found a reduced horseradish that was sprouting in our local supermarket for about 20p - I planted it and its going great guns ! Will try that recipe next year.
i like the golden beet too the leaves make a lovely spinach type greens so nothing is wasted.
by Nature's Babe
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peppers and chillies
Replies: 18
Views: 4781

Re: Peppers and chillies

vegpatchmum - did u take them off the plant? Have you tried hanging whole plant upside down to ripen them ? My peppers ripened well outdoors too I think they're fine in a sunny sheltered spot
by Nature's Babe
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Beetroot
Replies: 16
Views: 7771

Re: Beetroot

Thank you for sharing this Beryl, I intend to try the risotto recipe but with vegetable instead of chicken stock - I don't eat meat..
by Nature's Babe
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Alien worms invading.
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: Alien worms invading.

that was my thought too Westi, Thunderstorms power outs and pelting rain here - and a stream running down the side of the lane, but at least no floods!
by Nature's Babe
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Low temperatures & runner beans
Replies: 9
Views: 4448

Re: Low temperatures & runner beans

I agree with Johnboy, one year my runners grew huge bulbous roots I couldn't remember the variety though, other varieties form much less. So easy to save seeds and heritage varieties breed true. I have saved my wisley magic this year agan.
by Nature's Babe
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Alien worms invading.
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Alien worms invading.

interesting article, have you noticed many strange worms ?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthn ... ecies.html
by Nature's Babe
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Star performers despite the weather
Replies: 16
Views: 2642

Re: Star performers despite the weather

Broad beans, radish, chard, runner beans, cucumbers, butternut squash, lettuce, peas, redcurrants, black currants, raspberries, blackberries, jostaberries, cape gooseberries, tomatillos, and grapes all did well, chillies good, peppers not bad even tomatoes did alright after a dose of blight which se...
by Nature's Babe
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Helping aquatic life - a million new ponds needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: Helping aquatic life - a million new ponds needed

Yes you hit the nail on the head OH, true, it seems aquatic life needs a helping hand.

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