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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

Like my new avatar?

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:40

Really nice, Fritillary...I take it they were from last year?

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:45

.....and the ice on the water didn't pass un-noticed, Lesley.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:27

Congratulations, Charlie N...another beautiful shot.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:25
meadowland2 wrote (see)

The monotone one is very effective,

Erm, 'monotone' = voice....monochrome = black & white.

Clever you, KEF.....love those monochrome swans and beautifully in focus too.

Interesting project you have there, Meadowland, bet it will look great when established.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:10

That's nice, meadowland....note everything is neatly manicured.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 10:29

Beg your pards....Testarossa, I believe.

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