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broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:49

Ok thanks for that advice Dove.  I'll give it a go

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:44

Erm, don't think I did.  Blanched some of my peas but not the beans, I fear.  Is that likely to be the problem? Some of the beans are fine. 

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 08:19

morning all, I had a bumper crop of  broad beans last year and froze a lot of them.  Can anyone tell me why some of the frozen batch have turned black?

Strictly 2014

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 07:36

I have been a huge strictly fan from the beginning and still love it but no formal dance training or experience.  I think the show can be what you want it to be! which can be different for different viewers. For me it's a bit dance competition, a bit popularity contest but mostly just good, wholesome family entertainment.  But my lack of formal training doesn't stop me from recognising a good dancer.  Caroline to win!

kitchen worktops

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:18

We had a new kitchen with oak work tops about 5 years ago.  We love the look of them but, as others have said, you have tolook after them to keep them looking good. They are especially difficult around the sink area.  I would go for them again if I was replacing the kitchen but I might consider having granite around the sink area and wood for the rest.  I know some folk do that. 

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:56

Thanks for the replies..  perhaps we should do a trial with blanched and unblanched peas and compare results.  I have already frozen a small quantity unblanched. 

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:51

Is it absolutely necessary to blanch peas before freezing?  I have read on the web that some folk don't but I've a bumper harvest and don't want to ruin them.  Has anyone tried to freeze without blanching?

Potato flowers

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:35

Steve I planted some potatoes later than this Last year.  They were just potatoes from the fridge that were a bit soft for cooking and I planted some in pots and shoved some in the ground with no real hope they would produce.  But they did ... Abundantly.  And I had home grown potatoes into December.  Anyone managed to eat their own homegrown on Xmas day?  I'm giving it a try this year.

Help my wineberry

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:17

I am glad to say my wineberry seems to have recovered after careful tending.  I am a first-time wineberry grower and, as we/i seem to be a rather exclusive group on the forum, I will let you all know how I get on.  I am not expecting any fruit until next year.

Fruit advice needed

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 05:24

Thanks so much for your advice Christopher.  i will follow your instructions.  I'm liking the sound of Tayberries.

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Fruit advice needed

Loganberries and ray berries 
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Help my wineberry

My wineberry seems to be dying 
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Cultivating a wild patch 
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Strawberry leaves

Do I remove some strawberry leaves? 
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