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Nasturtiums

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:27

I've found a recipe on line; all measurements in 'cups' and am brining the seeds first as collected so many, then will use white balsamic from Lidl Should fill a 500ml jar and a smaller one. The theory is the brining stops them from being too mustardy.

In Malta, they seem to just preserve their capers in salt, which makes them far too salty, bought capers are in brine and Jane Grigson, normally a food hero of mine scoffs at the idea of preserving Nasturtium seeds 

But if Dove does it, that's good enough for me

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:20

Rosie31 did a great deal of organising, far more than I did...Dame Rosie?

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 14:16

Mel, you could be right about the heat

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:38

Checked the cupboard this morning, no droppings, so keeping fingers crossed that the rest of them were killed by the mouse poison packet they helped themselves to.

Soil Improvement for 2015

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:35

I agree with Dove. Aim for good soil structure and good nutrition. I would spread horse manure (from a source where no weed killer is used) and let the worms take it down into the soil also as much homemade compost as you can.

When I plant, I sprinkle organic chicken manure pellets a week or so before and gently fork them in.

The fact that things did well the first year and not now could indicate lack of nutrition, do you feed the plants while they are growing. Also have you checked for vine weevil in the raised bed?

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:29

...um, actually I think Dame artjak has a nice ring to it

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:28

I think what I thought were harvest mice must be baby mice; used to get loads of dead ones in my London garden; there were many cats in the area. The one my dog caught is just greyish brown all over, no light colour on the belly.

short sweetcorn

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:27

I have got cobs forming, but on strangely short plants. I did get them going quite early and they were hit by a bit of cold. Someone down the road started his later and his plants are much taller.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:22

Just looked it up in Thorburn's Mammals and it must be either wood or house mouse. The ones I sometimes see dead when out for a walk must be harvest mice.

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 08:11

I thought field mice were tiny; just been out to measure this creature and it is 16/17 cm nose to tail.

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Master Composters need your support

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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