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Doomed I tell you.......

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:32

Here on the coast we never get the low temps they forecast, but I really do sympathise with you - think of the up side, you probably have wonderful soil that hold the water and nutritients and everything grows to its full potential and rebounds quickly.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 20:08

I like raspberry jelly. It sets better than the jam, but still has the same amount of sugar in it. 

courgettes

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:18

Thank you, looks good for a veg I have plenty of, and can freeze for later.

Pic -Small but hot patch,

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:24

this is a pic for all who gave advice on how to make it hot. Thank you.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/85061.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 

Pic -Small but hot patch,

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 12:24

this is a pic for all who gave advice on how to make it hot. Thank you.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/85061.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

 

courgettes

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 11:08

Sounds so good Topbird, any chance to get your bhaji recipe.

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:05

I suppose to blanch or not to blanch depends on how long you think you will be before the produce is needed. Before I thought about it I put packs and packs individually in the freezer. Seems the best thing to do would be to blanch (when I receive my book on how to ) for the long term. Half the work load, it's the pans of boiling water that is daunting. Everyone is now talking about less sugar and less salt, there will be an answer eventually. Such a lot of fun in the meantime growing it.

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 21:03

For anyone interested, there is only one book left of the above at Amazon

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:46

Many thanks for such a lot of facts and ideas. When you say the sugar in fruit preserves it I i wonder if I could use salt on veg to preserve it instead of the heavy work load of blanching.  looking up the book from Amazon right now. 

Here's to good growing and cooking

The best way to keep to store

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 17:58

Thank you that's really understandable when You thank about it. I have some kilner jars that I can pack with fruit, done th,is way, cherres loose something certainly. So will try the apricots in there this year. We are trying to cut down on sugar. By the way, why do you have to blanch veges and does this apply to fruit as well - perhaps the apricots would have been better had I blanched them. Busy time ahead

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Pic -Small but hot patch,

My small hot patch is getting there 
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Pic -Small but hot patch,

My small hot patch is getting there 
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The best way to keep to store

What is the best way to store fruit and veg for maximum vitamin retention 
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Garlic problem

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How to

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Information please

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peach leaf curl

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