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The best way to keep to store

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 08:17

I tried freezing beans a couple of years ago, both blanched and unblanched, both ways quite poor no matter how I used them afterwards so last year I allowed them to develop fully on the plant then shelled them and preserved the beans only discarding the shell. This worked well for use in soups but left me wondering if it was really worth the effort ( I saved some beans by drying and some by freezing - no real difference when eaten) this year I've grown less beans but concentrated on successional growing to spread the harvest over the longest period and looked for more green winter crops that I can harvest fresh as needed, fingers crossed for the coming winter.

If you have a glut of tomatoes I can recommend oven roasting them then freezing to use either in soups, sauces or warmed through and served as a side dish with fish, steak or (our favourite) bacon.  

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:01
Correct spelling too ????

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:10

A little late, I know, but one of the ways I've used to preserve apricots is to make a sorbet with them which can then be eaten on its own as a topping to other desserts or allowed to thaw and poured over as a sauce. 

Talkback: How to grow herbs from seed discs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:11
I'd very much like to try seed discs as I've not had a great deal of success in growing herbs from seed but where can I buy seed discs from?

Root trainers

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:08
Many thanks for the advice, I'll give these suggestions a go

Root trainers

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 20:19
Thanks for your advice, I'll give them a go and hopefully my beans and peas will be successful

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 11:20
Hi am thinking of buying root trainers to start my peas, beans ans sweet peas off in, are they worth the expense? If so can I start other crops such as tomatoes in the same way? Am a novice to this so sorry if the questions seem daft???

Root trainers

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 08:10
I'm considering buying root trainers for this year as used loo roll innerspring last year and they either disintegrated or grew white mold. Anyone recommend a particular make/type?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 20:12
Rain, rain and more rain, the garden now looks like a bog-garden and my umbrella has gone into hiding! If the temperatures drop in the new year and this continues we'll have a pretty white January!
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