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Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:42

This year I have made Gooseberry, Damson and Pear wine. I am NOT a very knowledgable or experienced wine maker, so any advice is welcome. The Gooseberry is looking quite clear, the Damson is gently bubbling away, but the Pear is going mad; luckily I have the very big 'demi-john ' standing on a large gravel tray as it has been bubbling out of the top for the last 3 days!

I find the problem with wine recipes is that they give you the outline, but not the specific measurements (like how much yeast and yeast nutrient EXACTLY)

No excuse

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:36

I've made wine from the pears; so am going to start a wine making thread

No excuse

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 18:28

With a very dry pot, put it in the sink/large bucket and submerge it for 1/2 an hour or so, then take it out and let it drain. You have nothing to lose and it works for me.

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:55

Nut

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:50

Have you asked the vendors what is underneath; if there is a major gas or electricity subs station hiding there, I think you ought to be told. Then if it is just earth there, I would put the whole lot on freecycle.

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:43

Good grief!

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:21

Eleanor, try to show us pics of the leaves close up as well as the overall shape of the plant.

**PEPPER PROBLEM?**

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:18

I find it is best to start bell peppers in February in a heated propagator on the South facing kitchen windowsill in good sowing quality compost. When they are 5 or 6 cm tall (and have a couple of true leaves) I pot them up into 10cm pots and put them in my greenhouse that has a frost buster, though you could just keep them in the house on a sunny windowsill.

Then they need potting up into big pots when they have grown a bit more and at that stage, possibly April they will need a greenhouse, (you could use a cheap plastic one) for the light, and if there is still frost at night they will need either a heater or to be brought indoors overnight and then out in the greenhouse again the next morning. I know it sounds a bit of a faff, but it is worth it. At the moment I am waiting for the peppers to turn red, some of them have and then I know that it is worth it

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:06

Snap Nut

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:05

click on the tree icon above where you type your text and follow the instructions to upload pics

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