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Ant swarms

Posted: Yesterday at 17:16

I was just thinking this morning that I hadn't seen any this year so far.  

Yes Nut they do fly off and fairly quickly too - more food for birds and bats.

Raining heavily here so won't see any for a day or two.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Yesterday at 17:11

Let us know how you get on then - good luck.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Yesterday at 15:56

What a great idea Gina.  I have just looked up how to make them and will wait till I have very large beets.  Have you ever made them to pass on tips?


Posted: Yesterday at 13:08

Fling the seed about now Shutterfly where you would like new plants.  Tiny seedlings are already showing around the foxgloves in my garden.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Yesterday at 13:05

Glad I'm not the only dipstick Snowathlete - it does terrify me, but use it as it cuts down tremendously on the beetroot cooking time.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:43

Pansy - I did have an accident once with Hissing Sid and had beetroot juice shoot up to the ceiling and down the walls.  The cats are a bit wary too when the hissing starts.  My Mum used to cook everything in it, but mine only comes out for the beetroot.  I don't eat meat but I remember Mum cooking cheaper cuts of meat in it for Dad.  I like the idea of using it for marmalade though so will look into that in February.

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:14

Does anyone else use a pressure cooker to cook their beetroot?  Mine comes out once a year to do the job and is known as 'hissing sid'.  Then pickled in Kilner jars to keep us going during the year.  I do like a bit of unpickled though.

Talkback: Self-heal

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:04

My front lawn is packed with it, much to the horror of my very fussy next door neighbour.

Plant or weed?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 16:01

It looks just like one that a cleaning lady gave me thirty odd years ago.  It has never been a problem and just stays in the place where I first planted it - very well behaved.

short sweetcorn

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:58

Mine are about 5ft, tasseled and showing a few cobs, but the mini pop are showing no sign of tassels even though they are nearly 5ft tall.  Never grown mini pop before.  Is anyone else?

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