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Talkback: Cooking green tomatoes

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:13

We've not had a lot of rain - the water butts have been empty for ages, but did you plants contract any blight or fungal infections?  Blight affected tomatoes will rot quite quickly.

where to start!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:11

If you've dug it over you can leave it in 'clods' and the winter weather (rain and frost) will break it down so that it can be raked in the spring.

To weed or not to weed

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:08

Yes, edible and related to the plant known as Lambs Quarter - it tastes 'earthy' like spinach and chard and like them it cooks down to a very small amount so one plant wouldn't really go very far - you could add it to a soup or stir fry.


Posted: 27/09/2014 at 08:01

Good morning all   Have a good visit Lesley

Its a  mild and still autumnal morning here, with a heavy dew and cobwebs.  It's been overcast, but I think I can spy a blue tinge between some clouds so hopefully better things are to come

Ive got my splint back on for the morning, while I do some h*wk.  Hopefully I can do some gardening when OH is home tomorrow - I have bulbs to plant.

Final plea for help - well for tonight at least

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:40


To weed or not to weed

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:39

Yes it's called Fat Hen - a common weed of disturbed ground.


Is this a courgette?

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:14

Snap Nut

Is this a courgette?

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:14

Definitely one of the cucurbits (squash, melon, marrow etc) so could well be a courgette. 

Unless we get a very freaky autumn it's too late for it to produce fruit now before the frosts kill it.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:12

No, not peppercorns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like Black Nightshade to me - definitely one of the nightshades anyway, Nutcutlet will come along and confirm properly I'm sure - anyway, it's a weed of disturbed ground and definitely toxic so don't grind it on your pasta!!!


Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:00

No need to feel guilty Verdun - you've done what she needs - you should only feel guilty if you hadn't done it!  And now you'll be able to have lovely visits with her - if you'd been responsible for looking after her you'd never had had time to enjoy spending time with her............. But I know what you mean ((hugs)). 

I'm sure she'll feel better when she gets used to the routines and the people - and in we've found that the care given by kind and experienced carers in a good nursing home is much more suitable for the confused elderly than what is available in hospital.

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