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Latest posts by Alan4711

green toms

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 15:36

the problem with putting it in the fridge is i keep seeing it ,that's the problem and i cant see it lasting 3 months maybe with more made next year it just might  see 3 months im not sure, now does the ripe toms make as good chucney,anyone made it  as i dont rate the market stuff


Potato Blight - which potato to grow

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 15:26

Hi Emm  help is on the net( The Perfect Potatoe Selector ) it was a great help also i went through Kings cataloug which explained about how good certain spuds are with different problems ie blight and such  they were both very helpfull

good luck Alan

Liming the soil

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 15:17

Hi Cat, i can only comment on the seaweed part,being near to the sea almost all our allotmenteers use seaweed from the beeches,we use pillow protectors from the pound shop fill them with seaweed and place them in our water buts depending on how much we need,after 4 weeks( i do 8 weeks plus)  it makes just the best plant ,veg food there is and free , mind you it stinks ,we also leave it on top of our soil beds to rot in , this also is a great slug deterrent perhaps it's the salt content,none of us wash  the seaweed we just use it raw, we also store the seaweed in black bin liners as it also makes great potting stuff, you have to be careful not to use it too strong and the strength and use is already on this site ,and hopefully someone will explain how to go back to it there's lots of good advise given not too long ago so good luck Alan 

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:03

Lyn how do you recognize Leopard slugs iv not heard of them and and how are they good for the garden please


green toms

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:00

HI all ,not too long ago lots of people were saying that they had lots of green toms becouse of the weather and such the toms were not very good and not ripening ,on the site someone put a recipe for green tom chuckney which i tried with our unrippened toms, i followed the recipe and made the chuckney,after a couple of weeks i tried it ,,not very good so it stayed in the fridge untill this week when before throwing it i decided to just try it again ,now 2 monthes old we were amazed ,it is just the best chutney we have ever made sad part only 2 jars left ,next year were going to grow beef toms and pick when green and make stacks of it we recomend it ,many thanks glad i coppied the recipe

Good luck Alan 


Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 14:50

Hi some time ago we were thinking of purchasing a house in Pembrokeshire and in the suryey notweed was found on the land,let me just say that after talking to the surveyer ,the council ,the solicitor i was amazed at the effect Jap Knot can have on the garden AND the surrounding areas,i was warned that it would be my job to get rid of it and if it could be proved  that it had spread to anyone elses property i would be to blame and suffer the cost of removal,my solicitor gave me a phone number of a specialist in Jap Knot who i spoke to,he explained all the do,s and donts about this plant and how to get rid of it,most people who try the job themselves fail, becouse of other problems as well we decided not to buy,i have the phone number of this specialist if anyone wants to talk to him ,he is a very nice chap and knows exactly what he,s talking about ,if i came across Jap Knot again i would not even try to get rid myself i,d call this man for advise, if anyone wants this phone no Email me and ill send it to you , please dont think im scare mongering ,im not as this weed has caused many a tear  for many people

Good luck

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:29

How about recording the X facter and play that at night surely the wont come back again after hearing that

Clearing snow...

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:26

Hi Zoomer on the net Health and Safety say don't clear the snow as you open yourself up to liability, its just crazy you trying to help and maybe get sued if someone slips on it, we cant win sometimes matey i wont clear it except on my own property

Good luck

ground for runner beans

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:18

Hi Lyn ,i asked this question some time ago and found out that runners and french should be left in the same place and dug back in,we are now all using the thinner 6 or7 foot tree supports from the farm suppliers cost about £1.20 each (£6 at the garden centers)  with chicken wire across, its strong and  the beans love it, also peas on smaller poles grow so well up them too but i don't know if you can leave the peas in the same place though, i find the farmers suppliers are so much better for many garden things ,OK B Good


christmas tree

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 15:46

In the last 4 years we have purhased a christmas tree ,all about 4 to 6 feet ,last year in Cornwall we paid £24 a very nice tree ,this year in Tenby Wales the same tree is £39.99 a complete ripp off if ever i saw one ,so this year we are not playing there game and Kates says she,s going to decorate with holly and branches and things,very soon  now we aim to do our very last move and settle down for good and get a tree with roots, she always wanted one but didnt have a garden so next year  the real macoy it,ll be a tree well spoilt believe me

cheers everybody  Alan

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