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Fork Handles

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 13:00

Afternoon all, sunny here and looks like it might be a while before we get another sunny day. We're going to make the most of it and head off to the allotment, we've been digging a large bed all week (about 9m x 2m), it's taken ages and I ache in places I didn't know could ache, but there's nothing quite like looking back at all the hard work when it's finished.

I'm waiting to put in seeds, winter lettuce and broad beans are top of the list for me, OH is waiting a few more days (maybe weeks) before starting on the many packets of sweetpeas he's amassed from the great big Wyevale 50p seed sell off.

Hope everyone has a great day and not too many of you have to put up with horrid soup for tea.

deleting gardeners world account

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 12:52

If the adverts are that much of an issue then an adblocker will sort it out (I downloaded the one Geoff suggested a while back because the way the ad unfolded over the forum made it difficult to use). I'm glad I did too as it has cleaned up other sites I visit.

Still the OP seems to be having some problems understanding that this site and the magazine have nothing to do with the Beeb.

Pickling Beetroot Recipes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 20:12

Thank you russianmama, I'll certainly use your pickle recipe. I skinned the beetroots last time I tried it, that's why they must have lost their colour when I boiled them.

I'm not sure I'm adventurous enough for beetroot and blackcurrant jelly, but if I get given any more I'll try it.

Thanks again


Pickling Beetroot Recipes

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 11:58

Hi all, just wondring if any of you guys have a tasty recipe for pickling beetroots as I was given a fair few yesterday (would like to say I'd grown them myself but alas, no). I have done it in the past but the colour leeched from the roots so I guess I did something wrong.

Any advice and tasty tips would be more than welcome.

name of flowering plant

Posted: 17/09/2012 at 00:32

Lots of people are having trouble posting photos at the moment.

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 23:50

It annoys me when plants aren't given their proper names. If you want to buy or look up a specific plant it's not much use only having the family name, and from experience the common name might not be that much use either.

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 19:07

Thanks Gary, I'll probably give DA a watch tonight and see what I think.


Posted: 16/09/2012 at 19:04
Michele Hockley wrote (see)

what do I with the pods that I've taken from my daughter's garden - do i pod them, leave them somewhere cool??

Leave them somewhere warm and dry til they dry out, hopefully after a few weeks you'll have nice plump dry pea like seeds. You can plant these in October to over winter, or save until Spring. It's probably best to ask David what he suggests with saving seeds and sowing on the thread below though.


Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:35

Figrat - I'm experimenting with two different mixes. One patch has Marshall's buckwheat on it, and the other T&M general green manure mix (Rye, Vetch, Italian Rye Grass and Forage Pea).

I've used the buckwheat before with mixed results, but I didn't want to leave two beds empty over winter/early spring (and I didn't much fancy just covering them up).

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:00

Evening ladies and gents, busy day at the allotment for me today. Dug over two beds and added compost and chicken pellets, then planted some green manure to over winter. Hopefully that's better than leaving the beds empty and open to the elements. The Christmas spuds have not fared well so tidied up and removed what we could (flipping blight). I was given a large bag of strawberry runners to plant up though, which the OH is currently busying himself with in the garden.

Love the rabbit video Pam and Figrat.

I'm wondering what to watch tonight, stick with Dragon's Den or start watching Downton Abbey? I haven't seen DA before.

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