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by Beryl
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

Yellow keep their colour better than the purple beans though Robo but I agree again no difference in taste. We do like to try though don't we?

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

Thanks OH, a much better deal with 50 seeds to the packet.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

Primrose I grew purple ones one year and they go green on cooking. Red Ball I think they were called. Steaming might keep a bit more colour. I prefer the traditional green.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

Thank you Pa Snip for the info. £1.95 plus £2.50 postage for 20 seeds a bit pricey but I will look around first.
Happy Christmas
Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

You are probably right OH.
Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas and here's to lots more advice/chats for 2017.

Regards
Beryl.
by Beryl
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

I am jealous OH, I was so ashamed of mine they came out today nothing worth picking. They were Wellington an old favourite now withdrawn so I shall have to think again for next year.

Regards
Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Bargain Basement
Replies: 43
Views: 10155

Re: Bargain Basement

Vegetable Seeds are closing down, all seeds now 25p.
http://www.vegetableseeds.net/

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

I don't think the variety was mentioned Westie but having tall leaves and growing close together gives them an even size for the supermarkets. Easier for trimming I would have thought to.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

I wouldn't worry Primrose but the look on Country File the fields were bursting with them. If only mine looked as good. Very disappointed this year they are still so small. I am now buying and can't remember when I last needed to do that.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

Yes, Pawty and what about those mechanical weeders? if only - we can dream on. But good to know they are replacing herbicides.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Cover Raised bed Yes/No?
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cover Raised bed Yes/No?

Noooooo. Let the weather do it's job, feed the birds etc, Cover it and any weed seeds still in the soil will germinate quicker than you can sow once you take it off. Slugs and snails will be snug and warm underneath to and do their business to cause havoc in the spring.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Raised Beds, sometimes I'm baffled
Replies: 21
Views: 5120

Re: Raised Beds, sometimes I'm baffled

My beds are raised but it is because of constantly adding compost/ manure etc, over 27 years. We didn't set out to raise them it was to improve the soil and keep it good. The idea of laying boards and calling it a raised bed is one I can't understand either Parsnip.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Bargain Basement
Replies: 43
Views: 10155

Re: Bargain Basement

Vegetable seeds now 30p Pawty.
http://www.vegetableseeds.net/Default.asp

Beryl.
by Beryl
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: White fly
Replies: 32
Views: 6171

Re: White fly

The frosts should now kill of most of the White fly, sweeten the parsnips as well, just what we needed.

Beryl.
by Beryl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: sprouts
Replies: 34
Views: 7519

Re: sprouts

Wash sprouts thoroughly and any other brassica in salt water, rinse well before using. That usually draws out most nasties, even small caterpillars will float to the top and can easily be seen to dispose of.

My sprouts are slow in forming to, I put it down to the lack of rain.

Beryl.

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