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Ice Crystal Fig tree

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:38
Ceres I think you are mis-interpreting Harrers, she/he perfectly described figs which are never going to ripen.

The simplest way to find out what a ripe fig is like is to look in the greengrocer or supermarket, they all have them.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:32
If you look on the Real Seeds website it tells you how to do it. Slightly different from Monty Don's method, but one that certainly works.

I personally don't find the largest Russian tomatoes easy because the fruit are huge, there aren't many to a bush, they seem to split easily and they are heavy enough to bend down the branches, but definitely delicious.

Ice Crystal Fig tree

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 23:26
This is quite normal for figs. They are the second crop which will not develop into fully grown figs before the winter. They should be removed in the autumn.

The figs that will grow to maturity next year are going into the winter at the end of the branches in the leaf axils and are probably about the size of a small pea, certainly no bigger.

I do not know the Ice Crystal variety, but this is how figs work.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:11
Chrissy, if you look closely at a starling it is absolutely beautiful. The feathers are perfect and many colours. In fact all birds are just a miracle of colouring. The sad thing is many of us only get to see their true colours if they are dead and in the hand.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:37
Yes, but not out of your hand; that is learned behaviour because some people like to feed them.

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:35
I agree, fidgetbones, but ColinA may want to do it as an experiment. So long as he isn't relying on them for all his potatoes.

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:31

seed potatos

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 15:10
Cool and dark until you are ready to chit them.

Rhubarb variety

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:46
Grated zest of orange goes very well with rhubarb.

Help - Runner Beans

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 12:34
My Goodness, 30 minutes is way, way too long for runner beans which are fit to eat. You have let them grow for too long. Pick them when they are up to about 160cm and don't need stringing if they are a stringy variety.

One of the joys of your own veg is that you can pick things like beans much earlier than the tough things you find in the shops. And home-grown vegetables, fresh picked, take much less time to cook than recommended.

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