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Posted: 10/06/2015 at 07:30

Morning Clari and good luck

Dippy eggs and toastie soldiers are a big favourite here

Morning Lesley


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 06:56

Good morning Chicky and any/everyone else   Sorry about the salt Chicky - it can't be us - must be those others - we don't use much here - the doc says it's bad for me.  Have to have some on dippy eggs tho'. 

Very noisy magpies in the back garden!  They'll be waking OH up at this rate, we'll get an even earlier start to our day out than envisaged!!!

Potatoes that turn to mush when cooked

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 06:47
Blue Onion wrote (see)

Mine usually get done in the microwave.    Who in the world plans their dinner more than half an hour prior to food on the table?!

Me   I enjoy cooking. Supper is prepped after lunch so it can be cooking while I'm in the garden if need be and the potatoes put on to cook when I come in to wash and change.  Don't have a microwave. Had one, don't need it, didn't use it, waste of valuable kitchen space.

Mushy potatoes are mainly down to using the wrong type of potato for the dish planned.  Some dishes need waxy potatoes, some need smooth and some need fluffy ones.   Often the person making the decisions on the allotment isn't the one making the decisions in the kitchen - the allotmenteer chooses the varieties that give a good yield, are blight resistent etc, rather than choosing for potato type - whereas the person in the kitchen often decides on the menu without knowing which type of potato the allotmenteer has grown.  It all comes down to a lot of people needing to know more about potatoes!

This is a really helpful website

You can check on the best type of potato for the dish you're planning and check the varieties that will give you that result.

Or if you already have your potatoes, check the variety against the recommended recipes etc.



Posted: 09/06/2015 at 20:32

Glad Flatters is back home safe and sound Wonky. 

We're off here tomorrow  One of our most favourite places in the world - think Pdoc was nearby earlier in the year. 

Pdoc, if you want to relive it all, click on that page and scroll down and play the little video


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 19:41

So would I

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 17:46

Are the leaves slightly bristly?  It's a bit like the male wild hop ...


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 15:39

At this time of year everything is so full of 'growing' that cuttings sometimes produce new leaves without having made any roots, as a piece of foliage may do in a vase of water, so new leaves on a cutting can be misleading.

I'd wait until there are signs of roots in the holes at the bottom of the pot.


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 14:27

When did you take the cutings Peanuts?

Did you take most of the leaves off when you made the cuttings?

no corm

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 14:25

I'd happily leave them in the ground in my back garden which is well-drained and quite sheltered - probably not in my front garden, it's a bit of a frost pocket. 

However, in pots I'd move them in the winter to protect them from frost.

It's my birthday

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 13:03
Susan Porter wrote (see)

Dove you could be right but thing is he does not like donuts Cake yes!

Well then, even better - he can give all his donuts to Verdun - he will be pleased

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