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Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 19:39
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 Grandson (blue surf board) cools down in Cornwall (Granddaughter alongside in pink swimwear)

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 19:07

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Will my daughter cooling down in Greece do. KEF?

Presenter

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:23
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

I have voted for Toby B. before as long as Alice Fowler is not part of the package. She's far too young to be able to tell us oldies how to do it!! Carol will suffice.

 

No particular axe to grind where Alys Fowler (correct spelling) is concerned, but I think you should familiarise yourself with her CV before making rash statements.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:43

Not sure it's WUMs we should worry about....according to The Andrew Marr show yesterday, terrorists are using gardening websites (among others) to spread the word.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:39

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A quaint little church near me.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:38

That sure looks bleak, Lunaria.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 10:19

Actually, when I had time on my hands (must have been winter) I watched the TV prog 'How it's Made' and they showed the process of bagging this salad stuff.

After preparation, washing/de-lousing, they injected a gas (not sure which) into the bag to lengthen its shelf life.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:22

Observation during supermarket shop.....why on earth would anyone buy grated cheese, salad leaves in a bag, or chopped carrots?

I'll get me coat!

Potatoes

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 21:05

I wrote tis a long time ago, but I still think it's relevant:

"Once home, seed tubers are best 'chitted' or sprouted.
Unpack and lay the tubers out in a single layer in a tray with the 'rose' end uppermost.
This end has the most eyes or buds and sprouts will arise from these. Some suppliers offer 'pre-chitted' seed.

Keep the trays of tubers in a cool but frost-free place with at least moderate light, such as in an unheated room.
Direct sunlight is best avoided. Sprouts will form within a few weeks. The tuber is therefore ready to grow away as soon as planted.

Tubers can be laid out to chit from January onwards, but planting should be delayed until March in sheltered and southern areas or April in less favoured districts.
Earlier plantings can rot in the ground or the shoots can be frosted off on sharp nights. By this time the sprouts should be about 5cm (2in) long and dark coloured. Longer thinner sprouts are caused by excess heat or too little light or both, and tiny sprouts suggest conditions are too cold.

Chitting takes about six weeks."

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:45

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