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02/09/2013 at 09:19

All of that toil put into producing all of your lovely home grown fruit and veg,let us know what you do with it all,like recipe's,tips for storage,even how you store your plants over the winter month's etc.




02/09/2013 at 10:25
last year tomato plants (given to us as we were preparing our new allotment and didnt want to refuse good intentions) got blite like loads of gardeners,so green chutney from a recipe on here ,after 3 weeks it was all eaten should have waited 3 months im told but it was superb
02/09/2013 at 10:51

I eat what is in season,I make jams and jellies,Pickle some and freeze,but give some away to others or exchange.these days I dont need so much but enjoy the cooking and perserving as well as eating inseason  produce.

02/09/2013 at 10:59

This one basket of many apples from one tree,cox s orange

02/09/2013 at 11:07

Do you still have that recipe alan?If so can you post it?.

02/09/2013 at 11:44

i have made apple sauce and pies.

frozen most of the veg.. peas/runners/carrots but have also given away loads of runner beans to the neigbhours and got some gorgeous big fat black cherries in return for some..

eaten the salad stuffs but did give some celery away to next door as she loves it also..

and those apples looks delicious flowering rose.. making my mouth water.

i am waiting for my bramblys to fill out.. thou they are dropping at the mo as we have not had any rain for months still.. hosing the garden each eve now for last few days as all 6 water butts are empty again for the 5 time this year..



02/09/2013 at 12:08

Very productive GF How long do the last in the freezer?.

02/09/2013 at 12:58

How long can i keep a turkey in a freezer?Doe's any body have a clue?


02/09/2013 at 13:25

Turkey- 6 months is long enough, after this time the skin will start going yellow and rancid to taste caused by freezer burn, unless it was cryovacced,vaccuum packed or gas flushed,then possibly 12 months.

02/09/2013 at 13:25

Is it dead?

02/09/2013 at 13:28

waterbutts,you spoilsport.I thought i could of had a few of the fooled lol.

02/09/2013 at 13:32

Cryovacced?Gas flushed? Thank God I'm a vegetarian.

02/09/2013 at 13:37

Is that welsh your speaking?.I loved that turkey so much.

02/09/2013 at 13:53

Have any of you thought of selling your surplus veg to a local farm shop or even on a carboot sale?.

02/09/2013 at 14:00

Basil salt

Rosemary oil

Garlic oil

Pesto made with basil

Raspberry vinegar


02/09/2013 at 14:18

Can always use the surplus Diddy.

 I make sauces from tomatoes,chillies and peppers and freeze them also soups.Vegetables if not eaten,frozen or made into chutnies are given to neighbours who return the favour when they have excesses of something I,ve not grown.

02/09/2013 at 14:29
didy almost all my stuff has been removed from the memory banks in my Profiles part of this site dont know how or why so no luck with the recipe sorry,Memory banks A feel like Spok, Now clueless how are you doing Garlic oil as weve had bad info on that!???? over and out make it so Kirk
02/09/2013 at 15:25

                                  What was that all about Alan !!!!!!!!!!! lol.




02/09/2013 at 17:36
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Basil salt

Rosemary oil

Garlic oil

Pesto made with basil 

Raspberry vinegar


I hope that you're keeping any garlic oil you make in the fridge and  are using it up within a week.

Please tell me you're not making and storing your own garlic oil outside the fridge or for any longer than a week.  It is well known to carry the risk of developing botulinum toxicity which can make you very ill or even kill. 

It can only be produced safely by commercial set ups under specific conditions .  If you have any doubts just Google 'garlic oil and botulism'.


02/09/2013 at 21:03

Thank you Dove I olny make small batches and yes I use with in a week 

I air dry my garlic and store it in my kitchen off my pan rack 

I just need to make a garlic strip so I can just snap it off when I need it



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