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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.


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!


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."


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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:45

Like my new avatar?

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:40

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

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:45

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

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:27

Congratulations, Charlie N...another beautiful shot.

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

The monotone one is very effective,

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

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

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

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:10

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

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