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by Tigger
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Food drying
Replies: 11
Views: 4313

Great minds and all that. I'm thinking of getting one of these too. When my inlaws lived in the Okanagan Valley in Canada, they found it to be a really useful piece of kit for their abundance of fruit.
by Tigger
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Bread maker
Replies: 96
Views: 30830

More tips - If you're trying to cut back on your salt intake, most bread (whether made in a machine or by hand) will rise with little or no salt. Try replacing the sugar with honey, but use less. Also - if you find wholemeal bread too dense, replace a third of the wholemeal flour with a good quality...
by Tigger
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Greenhouse borders
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

The slug problem could be sorted by putting gravel down. No help with the ants though!
by Tigger
Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Where to put a compost bin?
Replies: 6
Views: 3548

I've got several of these, some on soil and others on concrete and there's no difference in the results,but it's much easier to turn the contents of the bins on concrete. :lol:
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: T.V prograns
Replies: 10
Views: 3128

Heaven's Gardens

Well - that was a disappointment, wasn't it?
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: pear flan
Replies: 3
Views: 2497

Pear Flan

If you want an excellent pear and chocolate flan recipe - let me know.

M.
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Runner beans frozzled
Replies: 3
Views: 2787

Runner Beans Fozzled

Try Lidl or Aldi for seeds at about 50p per packet - you don't have to worry about keeping seed.

M.
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Potato Growbags
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Potato Growbags

You don't have to dig them in. Just grow them as stand alone bags. They're excellent.

M.
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Garden compost as potting compost
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Garden Compost as Potting Compost

What's it like? If it's soft and fibrous, just use it as you would a general fertiliser. If not, mix it with leaf mould, mole hill soil, anything you've got to break it down. Then top dress with it.

M.
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: To dig or not
Replies: 9
Views: 4104

To Dig or Not

I'm a deep bed fan. Haven't double digged a plot for more than 20 years. Neither have I stood on any of them. I turn over the top of each section in the autumn, cover with home grown compost, leave to the frost and worms, then plant in the spring.
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planted any good seeds recently?????
Replies: 4
Views: 2562

OOh - is it me? I grow all the main soft herbs throughout the winter in the unheated area of my tunnel, plus cuttings from the woody types. Lettuces, rocket and mizuna also grow in the same tunnel. About to start others, if you want the detail. Will start to heat the other tunnel in January, so more...
by Tigger
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 30
Views: 10746

FFS

It's none of those... For F**ks Sake is FFS.

M.

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