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mushy peas!

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:23

Hi Thelma

Not sure what happened with Edd's post but ...

re your sprouting peas - foody friends often use dried peas like yours to grow pea shoots and tendrils (as used in fashionable restaurants etc).  They find that they grow well in pots on kitchen windowsills or in a cold greenhouse at this time of year - laster i the year another crop can be sown outside - but I'm told that the indoor ones are the most successful as they get less slug damage and therefore look better on the plate.  They start snipping the tender shoots and tendrils when the plant is about 4" tall and get several repeat croppings before the plant gets older and a bit tougher. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:13

No need Edd

Sometimes when you gamble you lose....

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:10

Is there a clue in your name?


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:07

Good morning all   March certainly going out like a lion!!!!  Horrendously noisy wind and things blown about outside - I've shone the torch about and can't see much damage but the wind's not dropping yet.   Hope you all have your hatches battened down!

Dd - re Mother's Day - sister in law and I were both saying yesterday that we've been mothers for 42 and 35 years respectively, but as yet Mother's Day has never been about us because we both still have mothers living.   I think there's a strong case for those who have become grandmothers giving up their claim to Mother's Day.  When I'm in charge that will be The Law!!! 

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:53

Would I???!!!    

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:47
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Dove, isn't Ricin derived from Ricinus Communis and not Fatsia?

Whoops   you're right of course - there was something in the back of my mind but I ignored it - call it a senior moment

I still wouldn't eat it tho' ... Castor Oil Plant ... may still have unpleasant effects

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:33

Inedible? .... yes - it's used to produce one of the most deadly nerve agents there is - Ricin.

Don't eat it!

Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:24

One of the decorative Rex-type begonias maybe?


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:55

Hostafan - Huge Congratulations - what a wonderful feeling!!!  And your OH must be some special kind of chap for an unrelated person to leave a lump sum like that  

Verdun - what a lovely idea to mark your mother's birthday in such a special way

I hope everyone's had a lovely day and that you all have your hatches battened down!

Lesley, thinking of you

Tentative funeral arrangements have been made - private cremation in the morning of Friday 17th - hopefully a Service of Thanksgiving at their church in the afternoon - however we've not yet had confirmation that the minister is available ...

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