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Quince Quandry

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 09:50

I have made quince jelly from quinces off my ornamental quince. The jelly was lovely and clear as you use the juice which drips from the jelly bag and don't squeeze the bag at all. What a fantastic flavour! I potted it up into small jars and fabulous to eat with cheese on crackers. Thanks for the tip on using the left over pulp to make cheese with. I hadn't realised I could do that. Will now cut off the peel and core and put in muslin square to keep separate but allow pectin content to be retained. I remember thinking at the time what a waste discarding all the pulp!

Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 21:50
No protection but it looks healthy. I suppose there is a fair bit of bare stem and.then a flush of fresh leaves and bud on the end of each branch. I did look at an established plant and it appeared to be the same but with figs developing

Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 18:23

It's a Brown Turkey and I did use a fruit fertiliser this Spring (sulphate of Potash) I was wondering whether it might be because I leave it out all winter.

Advice on building a raised bed

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 08:17

You would be better off growing in pots than trying to construct a raised bed on paving. You can raise all sorts of veg and fruit in pots but they do need a good compost, feeding and lots of watering. Start of with some mixed salad leaves, spring onions, strawberries, tomatoes and herbs.

Disappointed with strawberries...

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 08:02

They do have a strange flavour and not at all like the genuine alpine strawberries you pick wild which seem to have a proper but intense strawberry flavour and are fabulous. I find the cuktivated type tastes rather soapy rather than tart.

Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 07:56

I've had a fig in a pot for 3 or 4 years. Repotted it this year. so far haven't seen any sign of it producing any fruit. any suggestions.

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