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Fruit and veg ripeness

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 21:49


Welshonion wrote (see)

dmball, you are quite right.  The saying is 'carry the boiling water to the sweetcorn'.  In fact I find cooking sweetcorn in the microwave the best and certainly easiest; straight from the garden, or buy frozen kernels. 

Ripen at home is just a lazy way of selling inferior unripe fruit which will never be fit to eat at its best.  Nectarines?  Crunch one minute, woolly and rotten the next! Ditto peaches. Ditto pears.  Pineapples will not ripen further once thay are cut. Bananas are an exception.  They used to be picked green and ripened on the ships or in ripening sheds.

Avoid supermarket fruit and veg like the plague and use a proper greengrocer.

I don't find that the case at all-there is nothing wrong with supermaket food-what is a proper greengrocer anyway-it all comes from the same place !!

Bugs in bin

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 10:46

No expert-but are they just simply maggots-does it matter that much?

Isn't a thankyou in order?

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 10:07

I was reading a discussion yesterday when the subject of a thank-you for the advice that is give free on here by fellow gardeners and how it is a bit annoying

I don't often contribute but do read a lot and think that is useful-did it work-not only do I not know but the person who asks doesn't even say thank you-not in all cases I admit but it seems in quite a lot

So come on question askers at least say thanks-nobody gets paid for answering questions they give it free based on whay they know-it would annoy me as well but I don't think I know enough.

Sorry if this upsets anyone-just my opinion-I feel quite brave for bringing this up.

Non chemical solution for blight?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 17:21

This may sound stupid-but isn't everything made up of chemicals so is anything truly organic?

I am not a scientist

gws thompson morgan offers

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 12:35

The reply

I would also be wary about disclosing e--mail and home address on a public forum.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 16:33
Joe_the_Gardener wrote (see)

As you imply, lazy gardener, no-one's going to die because GW is suspended, but to say that people shouldn't complain or comment is rather defeatist and more than a touch cynical. Are we supposed to let the producers, the politicians, the fat cats, the zealots and the dictators get away unchallenged with any arbitrary and unjustified decision they care to make? Not my world!

I don't think I said don't comment or complain did I?-just trying to get over the futility of it all that was the point I was trying to make-didn't expect to be told off for voicing an opinion

Talkback: How to grow agapanthus from seed

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 15:18
fieldfest wrote (see)
brilliant article, now i know how to grow agapanthus I would never have stood a chance without this article!

so you have to:
a) get some seed, and then
b) plant the seed


No you sow seed- not plant them -you plant plants.

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 10:43

I have read through this thread and whilst it is a shame that GW is off it does happen ever year so it not exactly news,a lot of people watch Wimbledon who are we to begrudge them that and this year an Olympics in this country- a unique celebration that we will probably never see again.

So come on a bit of perspective it is not the end of the world-just look on this thread and posting on POV, and complaining to the BBC as a way of letting of steam- nothing is going to change and to those that have complained if you get a reply it will be a standard "sorry but"

There are lots of helpful people on this forum that are quite happy to offer advice after all-we survive the winter without GW, we will survive this.

free plants

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 06:30

Well martymower?-can you explain?-or you just out to cause trouble?-have you used ths site?

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