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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 08:27

Glad you're feeling better Wonky ((hugs))  Don't let the whatsits grind you down

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 08:13

Good morning the rest of you   Enjoy your lunch Joyce

Must hang some washing out ...........

Recommend Dutch Hoe

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:47

Ah, found the one I was looking for ... more info here

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:43

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Hope the recovery has continued Wonky and that work is ok today 

Sun shining, birds singing here - I'm on water only 'cos I've got my annual BP and Fasting Bloods check up later this morning ... then tennis

The tomato seeds I sowed on Saturday are up! 

Whats best for screening a warehouse - upto 5-6m. Please see images.

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:36

I'm sure that warehouse wall will seem much less oppressive when your trees are in leaf and the sun is higher in the sky.  And at least it doesn't have windows for people to peer out of at you.

Enjoy your garden

Recommend Dutch Hoe

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:21

All you need to know here

Hope that helps

What plant or shrub or...?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:05

Hi Toni   sorry to hear about your mum's illness - I hope you and your daughter can spend some lovely happy times with her and we'll help you sort the garden out.

Can you post us some pictures of the garden and the plants you have there to give us some idea of your options.

To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions - it sometimes takes a while to upload.  If it doesn't work let us know and we'll try to help.


Need help keeping them fresh

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 07:00

Hi Jay   What an adventure you're having.  As you're discovering, lots of fruit and veg don't keep long in the heat, but we'll try to help

Pineapple - I think you're doing the best thing with it - slice and core and keep it in it's own juice in a covered plastic box or dish in the fridge.

Bananas go brown in the fridge - just keep them somewhere cool and don't wrap them.  You can freeze bananas if you're going to make smoothies or milkshakes with them or bake them in a cake.  When you use them don't thaw them, peel and chop and put in the blender. 

Peppers and tomatoes you seem to be doing fine with. Or they could go in the salad drawer of a fridge.  But whole, not sliced.

Green beans will keep whole in the salad drawer of your fridge.  If they're turning purple they're just ripening - some varieties do that - nothing to worry about.

Carrots - can you get any sand - you can keep them in a cool place in a box of dry sand.  Otherwise just put them in a cool dark place. If they have dark spots just cut these out when you prepare them.

Lettuce doesn't keep long once harvested but the best thing to do is cut across the base of the stem and put it in a bowl with a little water in the bottom and keep it in the fridge.   Don't have your fridge turned down too cold ... 4C is fine. 

Potatoes - just keep them in a thick cloth sack or box in a cool DARK place.  As you have discovered if they are in even a small amount of light they photosynthesise and produce chlorophyll and turn green.  Green potatoes are poisonous - do not eat them.  Prepare them as you need them.  Do not keep in water.

The best thing you can do is to leave your fruit and veg whole and prepare it only when you're going to use it - and in warm climates shop at least twice a week, or daily if you can.

Hope that helps.







HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 20:05

Oooh!  Were they yours Fairy???  Fan-dabi=dozi 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 19:56

Oooh, just watching This Farming Life ............. I love watching the bulls in the show ring ....... aren't they magnificent!!!

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