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Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:00

A thread to discuss how to preserve the glut of Vegetables and fruit from the harvest.

I'm growing (and the method i plan to preserve)

Baby Sweetcorn- Blanching in boiling water, refreshing in iced water then freezing in freezer bags.

Tomatoes- Drying in the oven (50c for 4-5 hours to semi soft) with garlic and then in jars with olive oil. How long do they last in the jars unopened? anyone tried it?

Bell peppers- not sure at the mo, might go for the slicing , blanching, refreshing freezing method or preserve in oil

Cayenne Chills- total drying (oven 50c for 10 hours) for chilli flakes to put in a pepper grinder. May preserve some in olive oil (semi dried)

Aubergine - Roasting in Oven until soft then preserving  in olive oil

Peas- Blanch,refresh,freeze

Green beans- I seem to be ok at munching these away so won't have many left


Very interested in what you have tried or are planning to do. Has anyone bought i Dehydrator machine?


Building Rockeries

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 23:41

 All planted and doing well


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:11

Thanks Earl20, everything is coming along nicely at the moment, had my 1st crop of beans and the peas are flowering, getting a bit sick of salad for dinner every night though


Hi James,

The decking has worked out well. All i have done is cut some fence posts and put them in each corner then half way down, fixed the frame with screws, then moved them into place and then secured them with some long nails.

I used decking as i had to remove it from my house as the previous owner had fixed it above the damp proof course. So didnt really research costs, but i have a feeling that ti would be cheaper than gravel boards or similar.



Posted: 07/06/2013 at 23:27
Aliesh wrote (see)

steve i love your squirrel proof feeder

what a pretty moth nut

Its an anti Pidgeon device luckly i don't have any Squirrels in my garden. The best feeder i have bought is this anti Starling one, not cheap but does the job




Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:38


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:09

Yes, but against Foxes!

My garden is a Fox run to the park behind it. But they love to stop in mine and randomly dig in the raised beds, the little buggers!  So an antifox net has been installed

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:04

Thanks Nutcutlet,

 And my Sweetcorn is bigger than Montys

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:43


How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 20:41

 So a little update. Raised beds working well. one planted out with Salad leaves and the other has Tomatoes, Sweetcorn (mini) Peas, Beans, Aubergine.

@Alice, not really much differance between Compist and topsoil. I have found that topsoil has a little more things added to it.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 20:20
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Aubergine woes

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Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Before the big harvest lets discuss what works and what ups up in disaster  
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Good Deal 
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Last Post: 28/03/2013 at 20:42

Climbing Roses

Can you suggest a good one 
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Last Post: 03/03/2013 at 16:10

Building Rockeries

Advice please  
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Last Post: 11/07/2013 at 00:03
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