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Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:54

I always use added pectin with strawberry jam, whether frozen or not.  The easiest way is to use Jam sugar, which has pectin in it.  Or of course you can use a bottle of Certo.

NB Preserving sugar is not the same as Jam sugar.  Preserving sugar has larger crystals giving a 'brighter' set, but it doesn't have added pectin.


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:44

Frozen strawberries are fine for making jam.  Tip them into the preserving pan and add the jam sugar and leave them to thaw overnight - in the morning they'll have turned into a mushy sugary mess  all ready to boil up for the jam


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:28
Yviestevie wrote (see)
...............  Dove if you want to lob a jar of that raspberry jam my way please feel free..............

Yvie - CATCH!!!  


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 16:11


What is this?

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 15:20

Euphorbia lathyris - caper spurge

They often pop up unannounced.  Beware of the milky sap - if it gets on on your skin it can cause extreme photo-sensitivity and cause swelling and rashes in sunlight.

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 15:08

I used to make special one-off novelty cakes for customers - found that Madeira cake was the best base for them - it's that little bit firmer. 


Posted: 01/10/2014 at 14:23

That's eleven jars of raspberry jam made and still two containers full iof raspberries n the freezer so we can have some with a special pud at C*mas

At least if Woody pops in this afternoon there's some jam to put  on a scone


Filling a new raised bed.

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 12:25

Well rotted manure which has been incorporated into the soil in the previous year is fine for root veg, but fresh manure will cause root veg such as carots and parsnips to fork.

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 11:26

Plant them - if the growing tip is intact they'll survive although they may not flower as well as they would have.

Try digging up with fork rather than spade and also keep fingers crossed

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