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Pickling Beetroot Recipes

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 14:15

I know you asked for pickling beetroot recipes but this is great and easy too.  

Beetroot Chutney 

3lbs Beetroot

1lb Sugar

1pt Vinegar

2 Dessert spoons Cornflour

½ Dessert spoon of Gelatine


Wash, peel and grate beetroot.

Put vinegar & sugar in a pan and bring to the boil.

Add beetroot & cook for 5 minutes.


Dissolve the gelatine in a little vinegar.

Mix the Cornflour with a little vinegar.

Add them both to the beetroot.

Cook till thickened.

 Put into jars.     


red currant

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 14:16

Thank you .

Should i do the same with my gooseberry bushes?

red currant

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 18:22

I read that you have to prune red currant bushes back after they have fruited.

How much do i take off.

Any advice is welcome =)


Also do i have to do the same with gooseberry bushes?


Posted: 24/06/2012 at 16:54

Thank you both for your help .


Posted: 20/06/2012 at 18:59

I have been given two outdoor cucumbers but i dont no what to do with them.

Any advice is welcome. =) 

whats the matter with my pepper

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 12:50

1 of my pepper seadlings has started to go strange and i dont know why,

hope someone can help  

sorry about the picture quality my camera batteries were running out and had to take it fast lol



Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:14

figrat i would earth them up a bit, about half way up the plant and they shoud be ok.

You can either pull the compost/soil up around the plant or pour some compost/soil on top like a mole heap this will help you get more potatos.

Hope this helps   


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 13:59

 i always "earth up" potatos till there is ruffly (sometimes less) a foot of soil on top, i do this gradually so the leaves keep coming up. After this you leave the leaves to grow and make like a bush on top, they will then flower and after this die back a bit which is when you dig them up (you can dig before but i find if you wait you get more spuds).

Earthing up helps the plant produce more spuds as there is more room. 

Hope this helps im only a novice and i know how puzzling it can be.

some kind of fun guy!

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 15:09

Thank you for your help Welshonion.

It may be edible but i dont think ill be rushing to try it lol .

some kind of fun guy!

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:13

Thank you for your help Alina W.  

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