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by Tigger
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Aniversary Present
Replies: 11
Views: 6783

Re: Aniversary Present

Count me in on your order list. They look lovely.
by Tigger
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafted tomatoes
Replies: 54
Views: 16921

Re: Grafted tomatoes

Well - a bit more than a week later - our grafted tomatoes produced more fruit, earlier and bigger as they did last year. Having said that, this year's crop is poor overall, as are most of our fruit and veg.

We're planning on only growing grafted tomatoes next year, so we'll see how that works out!
by Tigger
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Tigger.
Replies: 12
Views: 2716

Re: Happy Birthday Tigger.

Welsh water is always great Alan. Bala is one of our favourite places. It used to be our regular sailing and windsurfing haunt, but now it's walking and swimming for dogs. We don't have any children of our own Monika, although we often have other peoples'. We're substitute grandparents for many and ...
by Tigger
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: new kitchen garden member needs advice
Replies: 20
Views: 8119

Re: new kitchen garden member needs advice

Welcome to the forum Dave. I would suggest you only do a small patch at a time, getting plenty of composted stuff/manure/straw into the soil to open it up. We don't dig, although we do occasionally rotovate. We use the deep bed method and just add compost and manure on our raised beds. We don't walk...
by Tigger
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Tigger.
Replies: 12
Views: 2716

Re: Happy Birthday Tigger.

Thank you. We celebrated it yesterday because the weather was better - went to Llangollen for lunch, then on to Bala to walk the dogs and see how the puppy reacted to water (she's only been in our brook so far). They had a great time and the little one (she'll be 6 months old this week) discovered s...
by Tigger
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Beetroot tomato & garlic salad
Replies: 23
Views: 9676

Re: Beetroot tomato & garlic salad

And me/us. Lovely.
by Tigger
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tucker's Open Day 24-25th Sept
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Re: Tucker's Open Day 24-25th Sept

Thanks Colin. That looks like a good day out.
by Tigger
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 2840

Re: asparagus

We've got two established beds of about 8 by 8 crowns in each, plus another new bed the same size. Whilst we are only 2 folk and agree that we can easily tire of the new crop, it's a great product to give away. We don't undercrop but we do break the fern stems over at the height of summer to create ...
by Tigger
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Old herbaceous birthday ton!
Replies: 22
Views: 3802

Re: Old herbaceous birthday ton!

No doubt you've recovered now OH. Happy belated birthday.

We want to see the telegram - eventually!
by Tigger
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Beetroot tomato & garlic salad
Replies: 23
Views: 9676

Re: Beetroot tomato & garlic salad

Sounds fab. We'll make it this weekend.
by Tigger
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: How difficult is it to grow Celery?
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

Re: How difficult is it to grow Celery?

We grow it every year. We thin it out as you would carrots and use the little stems in salads and soups. Then - as JB says - we get a bit more serious about excluding the light. We haven't had any real success with self blanching.
by Tigger
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Strange?
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: Strange?

Mine were in raised beds too!
by Tigger
Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Strange?
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: Strange?

I'm with Chanters, we've had a dreadful year for garlic and onions. They look great but they're full of water and very little flavour. They won't keep so we're using them fresh.
by Tigger
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Breakfast: the most important meal of the day
Replies: 26
Views: 4825

Re: Breakfast: the most important meal of the day

I have a very large latte first thing, usually about 6.30am and eat my breakfast at work, sometime around 8am. Much to everyone's disgust, it's usually leftovers and always savoury (I don't like sweet breakfasts) - curry, chilli, fish pie, liver and onions, whatever. If there's no leftovers then I h...
by Tigger
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Dissapointing Patio Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 4835

Re: Dissapointing Patio Potatoes

The ones grown outside sit on a substantial layer of manure with a hefty sprinkling of chicken pellets. The tubs have some manure in the bottom and some pellets but we always add a liquid feed each week.

it's not scientific but it works!

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