artjak


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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 17:53

I was at a clients house this weekend; she is a brilliant cook and I always look at her great collection of recipe books. I found this really fantastic book for fruit and veg growers; Able and Cole, Veg Box Companion by Keith Able (or Abel). £12.99, but may be cheaper on line. This is not an ad; I've never heard of these people before, but was impressed by things like radish leaf pesto

Turnips

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:14

I have been harvesting small turnips all week; shaved them with the potato peeler for salads (carpaccio of turnip), sliced them fine to steam. They were all about golf ball size or a bit smaller. Delicious and slightly peppery. Added the leaves to soup with the first pea pods (already emptied), then after blitzing the soup, passed it through a mouli legume; delish

Are these weeds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:09

Have you asked your neighbours, they may be able to identify it, or a local gardening club. It may be a weed that should not be dug up as some can spread more by that treatment; it may be that you have to use a weedkiller. Good luck with it.

Cane tops

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:03

Frank, thank you for that info

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:01

My first ones that were planted in bags in the greenhouse and then taken outside later are looking pretty ready; look forward to rootling around later in the week; nothing beats home grown

Potato flowers

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:29

Dove, can I join your branch of the mafia?

Whenever either nut or dove answers a query on this forum, you can be sure that it is a well considered answer.

My wee garden!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:21

I post photos using the tree icon, I find that works well

Freen Composting material?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:45

Google allotments/gardening clubs in your area

My wee garden!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:44

LoganB, lovely garden and fabulous idea for growing strawbs

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 13:40

Tremendous storms earlier; just went out and it is so humid and warm that it reminds me of the West Indies in the rainy season

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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