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Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 21:53
im in the same boat so tomorrow im picking and green tom chuck coming up many thanks Kate just printed the menue

Growingspuds for Chistmas...

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 21:30

were the same i have cut the green of the spuds hoping they might be ok for xmas and the blight has not actualy  reached the spuds themselves,i see Monty lost all his even after cutting the green off i wont know untill later when i try one, and i really was pleased last week to see that ex chef with Monty useing only nettle,comphry or wood ash for feed never buys anything, i did nettles juice took 3 weeks to matuer and is free and works just perfect as long as its not too strong now almost all the allotmenteers are making it but the smell oh dear?  good liuck



Posted: 05/10/2012 at 12:40

wow thats a lot of good advise,i had heard of the danger of making garlic oil so make as needed seems best and use it straight away,so we will try a couple of catalogue ones and an Elephant one for fun many many thanks for all that advise AND  has anybody tried Rosemary oil it smells nice but the Rosemary doesnt soften in the oil ,quite strange as i expected it to soften and blend into the oil to use on roast spuds  etc ,any other advise on different herbs to grow and put into oil its all appreciated i assure you.good luck all



Posted: 03/10/2012 at 19:42

nice one thanks verymuch for all the im sorting out a garlic to growbut im told just buyone from the supermarket and use that to grow however when i looked in the seed catalogues they cost ten times as much WHY ,anyway im still trying to find all the stuff  in the oil part of it ,right many thanks all good luck Alan4711 

Thousands of bees on allotment

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 22:28

thats a cracking idea go 4 it bathbun


Thousands of bees on allotment

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 16:40

hi,yes i dont know why bee keepers cant try to help or give you someone who can,i,ll try to get hold of the keeper of the bees near us and have a chat is there any chance you could find what type they actualy are,what area are you in, good luck with the Avon skin so soft  it might sound a little unusual but if the soldiers use it and it woks for us it might be worth while keeping it in mind for all the other stingers next summer

Good luck Alan4711 

Thousands of bees on allotment

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:21

hi bathbun we also have an allotment alongside a beehive ,i realise you need to solve whats happening at yours it sounds weired,at first when we bagan to garden we were plagued by biteing horseflies and they really did hurt and the bites lasted sometimes over a week,however we were given Avon Skin so soft as this is what the marines use abroad for stinging insects and such and it works really well i also noticed the bees didnt come near us although they were not a problem anyway,you might want to try it and i know it sounds funny but almost everybody on our allotments use it in summer and swear by it,so it might not solve the problem of getting rid of them but at least you might be able to work untill its all sorted and its not expensive, good luck


Am I posting too much?

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:44

dont stop posting as any help to us new gardeners is sometimes very time and expese saving ,iv had loads of advise and cant get it unless i ask so i do,,thats what this is all about help and chat and being a new allottmenteer i still need loads of help in the future so, keep it comeing everybody,, now how do i win this weeks lottery please good luck



Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:32

Hi at the moment were using a blue gel called keep off its about £5 and you use it on the places they toilet dont try to cover the whole garden, it don,t stop them coming in but tis stopped them using our garden as a regular place and we had many cats doing it when we moved in a few weeks ago,i also place moth balls around the garden at very little expense , i know how much a pain it is having other peoples animals ruining your garden and if you get lots of people telling you how we must get along with all this mess and dont hurt these poor creatures send the cats to them ,good luck Seamus8 PS we had wonderfull golden sloworms in our garden untill the cats used them for play and killed them  Cats keep em

the birds and bees

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 13:11

Hi ,again more info is good ,were going to put all these around the beds and were growing garlic to try to make up that mediterranean salad garlic in oil and herb  mix that cost a fortune in the  deli,so its all helping nice one many thanks and more if anyone has any

good luck


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