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by Tigger
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Courgette flowers
Replies: 5
Views: 1362

Re: Courgette flowers

We always pick a few courgettes when they are small and have the flowers intact. Then we stuff them with cream cheese, herbs, chillies, whatever and deep fry in a tempura batter. You can do the same with just the flowers when they are a bit bigger. Once you leave them on the fruit for a longer time,...
by Tigger
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: cherries
Replies: 9
Views: 3092

Re: cherries

We put fleece over a couple of trees in the hope of getting some cherries. Nets don't work because the birds just use the links to peck through the holes!
by Tigger
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Won't be storing much Fruit!
Replies: 24
Views: 6056

Re: Won't be storing much Fruit!

We've got lots of plums and damsons, very few cherries, hardly any apples or pears, but lots of soft fruit, including currants ad gooseberries. a very peculiar year.
by Tigger
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Dissapointing Patio Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 4822

Re: Dissapointing Patio Potatoes

And at this time of the year - when we've run out of room to top up the soil - lots of regular feeds.
by Tigger
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: ASPARAGUS
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: ASPARAGUS

I'd agree. We started a third bed off this year with crowns from the Isle of Wight which were so cheap! They've all produced spindly spears in their first year so I'm hopefull this will be a good future crop.
by Tigger
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Dissapointing Patio Potatoes
Replies: 12
Views: 4822

Re: Dissapointing Patio Potatoes

We always do a series of potatoes in tubs in the tunnels (13 this year) with the aim of having early crops. They take a lot of water and feed but they're always first class in terms of yield and taste. We only put 3 tubers into each barrel and we top up the soil - a mixture of manure, chicken pellet...
by Tigger
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Asparagus - To feed or not
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Re: Asparagus - To feed or not

We dress our beds with well rotted manure mixed with chicken pellets. On a few occasions, we've added sea weed when we've had a winter trip to the coast. The dreaded beetle is a menace but so far we've avoided them.
by Tigger
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: How can I save this broken chilli plant stem?
Replies: 2
Views: 3286

Re: How can I save this broken chilli plant stem?

It will re-root, just like tomatoes, either in water or compost.

Good luck!
by Tigger
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Some things really like this wet weather !
Replies: 7
Views: 2857

Re: Some things really like this wet weather !

We've had a forest of asparagus this year, thanks to the rain, and the potatoes look promising, but the fruit's quite a way behind.
by Tigger
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Basil
Replies: 9
Views: 2648

Re: Basil

Basil needs 70F to germinate as well as some light. Although it's part of the mint family, it isn't as robust as it's relatives and it's an annual. You might want to add a few other varieties of basil - such as Thai (as suggested), Siam Queen, Holy Basil, white or purple - as the flavours are great.
by Tigger
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: first new potatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 3377

Re: first new potatoes

Envy. :twisted:
by Tigger
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Full Stop!
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Re: Full Stop!

We've got the same problem in our tunnels. Tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, peppers and chillies about a fortnight behind - lack of light I assume.
by Tigger
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid spring bits and bobs
Replies: 69
Views: 10426

Re: Mid spring bits and bobs

I would concur Marigold. I don't think the man (Peter) meant to insult you, as OH meant no harm to Monika.

Why don't we put this behind us and start again?
by Tigger
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tumbling yellow tomatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 2164

Re: Tumbling yellow tomatoes

They've been good in the past. Have to wait and see what this year brings.
by Tigger
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Greedy bunnies
Replies: 15
Views: 5719

Re: Greedy bunnies

Shoot them. We had 25 years without them and have been invaded by them for the last 5 years or so. Resorted to trapping and shooting, as we have with our new predators - squirrels. I would be happy to have mice back. :)

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