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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:07

It's finally stopped raining tonight- last night there was very strong winds- so strong that some of my wall flowers were coming out of the ground this morning. Looking forward to some promised dry & sunny weather to start 2013

new years resolution

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:00

Just thought of another one- stake tall flower plants as they are growing not after they get bashed and fall into a messy heap. I know it makes sense.

SantasLittleHelper & Nutcutlet, I'm going to sow some white tall snapdragons seeds tomorrow. This year I will not sow the whole packet into 3 small trays and then prick them out and try and and off load them to any one who will have them

 

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 18:34

Very good new years evening to all. Showed my face at work, but left promptly after lunch. I'm very excited at the prospect of a dry and sunny day tomorrow, will be sowing my first seeds. I know it's early but just can't wait any longer

 Flo re the ironing shedule. I am blessed with a strong allergic reaction to ironing, to the point that I am unable to have one in the house

Caz- yes I too have to pay 5p for a carrier or 10p if I want a really strong one! I've sort of got to used it now.

Watched the making of the new Snowman with Raymond Briggs, really enjoyed it. Saw the whole programme after....... lovely, something about animation drawn by hand.

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 21:08

Found it, the worlds strongest man.......... reminds me of Geoff Kapes.

Goodnight all

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:47

Thanks panto

Now I know what to do with the red wine I accquired a few months ago (don't drink it). I'm going to cook with it instead

Have a good evening everyone

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 20:28

Chilli has now been cooked with one fresh chilli and the red wine

What side is Stephen King on?

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 18:48

Have consulted OH who will be creating this space, and have been informed that "Of course we will be growing runner beans"- so thanks gardengirl and artjak  for the info. Very useful. I have been informed that we will also be growing some tatties.

Dove- I've not heard of French beans before, they look do look nice and tasty.The plot is one of the sunniest places in the garden (if the sun shone).

Bjay(?)Tinkle- that's why I've been thinking about sugar snaps, I love them but there is no way I'm going to pay £1.50-£2 for just one fork full of them Square foot gardening is something I will be looking into.

artjak- I've never eaten a globe artichoke and would struggle probably to name one if I saw it but it's size as you describe it would rule it out,now if that was Cosmos Purity plant.......

unfortuneltly I do not like fresh tomatoes at all. There was a point in my life that I couldn't even bear them to be on my plate. Real shame as I think they are really easy to grow if there was some sun.

 I've only had a garden for 2 years and have only grown flowers, feels like I'm embarking on a whole new world

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 17:46

Thanks to all for chilli tips and warnings, I will definatley use gloves to prevent any accidential burning. Dove the receipe looks very good, will get used to using real chillis before I embark on using red wine as well.

 

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 16:45

Hi all,

Didn't think it would happen..... but will be having a go at veggies next year.

The plot will be 10ft(L) and 6ft(W) in a really sunny spot. I want to grow something easy and generally low maintenance but most of all something that I can go out and get and then cook it

I love sugar snaps but i find they are a bit too much money to buy in the supermarkets. Onions, I use a lot of so think these would be good as well.

Are these easy vegs to start off with? Any advice about what seeds to get? There's so many different types/varieties

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 16:15

I have a cooking question for you all I cook a chilli on a Saturday and although the vast majority of it is from fresh ingrediants I usually use a tabasco sauce to liven it up.

I've bought some fresh chillis (red, medium) but don't really know how to use them. Do I chop them up and just bung in with everything else or add them to the mince, onions as I'm browning them off? And how many do I use?

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