Latest posts by scroggin

Veg storage

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 09:49

Lots of crops will store well without a freezer, notably root crops. Parsnips are a good example, they can be ready by September ( though they're best after a frost) and still be ok if left in the ground until the following Spring. Beetroot, carrots and Celeriac store well in peat. Winter squash ,such as butternut, will store past Xmas. If you grow Spring and Autumn grown onions they will keep you self sufficient for at least 10 months if not more. 

Wildlife photos

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 09:34

Lovely detail Sheps.

Veg storage

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 07:30

Unless you're going to grow lots of soft fruit I wouldn't bother with an additional freezer. Take advantage of growing seasonally and eating the veg when they're at their best. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/11/2017 at 16:56

Wow! What a marvelous spectacle Fidgetbones. Fairygirl, that was a very apt walk for Remembrance day, lovely pictures as always.

A walk on the wild side

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 17:51

Lovely photos GD, the fruit on the tree looks like a medlar to me.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 16:46

Celeriac are the thirstiest plant on my plot. In the summer I water them heavily at least twice a week. I don't feed them after planting but I do prepare the ground with plenty of manure and add BFB before planting.

Wildlife photos

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 11:20

Gorgeous pictures again from Doc and Sheps. We're looking forward to visiting the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition later this month, we'll combine it with a look at the Landscape Photography Exhibition at Waterloo Station. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/11/2017 at 11:10

Great pictures Fairygirl, such fantastic views. It's hard to beat a day in the hills, even better when the weather cooperates.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 19:02

Gardengirl, supply me with tea and biscuits and I'm there. Lots of things you can do with celeriac, it's good mashed or roasted, great in stews aswell. 

Wildlife photos

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 15:59

Lovely Sheps, my favourite bird. I used to regularly see them while I was fishing. I've even had them land on my fishing rod, made my day. 

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