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Posted: 15/08/2013 at 16:38

Alan, did I not answer this question for you recently?

MRweeds has just said the same thing that I said.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 14:37

They will come loose from the soil when they are ready as the roots die back.  You can of course use them in the kitchen now, but I'm sure you're doing that already.

If any have bolted - put up a flower spike - use those first, they will not store.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 01:10

If they are broken you can hang the whole plant up (it will be upside-down, but no matter) and the tomatoes will ripen.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:23

Bittersweet to me too.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:04

It is usual to wait until the first frost has collapsed the foliage.  Maybe that was what you meant.  I usually remove most of the soil from the tuber, make sure they are labelled and the stems cut down and and leave them upside down for a little while to dry out a bit before I store them somewhere cool but frost-free.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 15:37

Deadly nightshade is quite different.  Not at all common and confined to chalk soils. And a shrubby plant, not a twiner.  And it has black berries; I think the one pictured will have green (already in the photo) ripening to red/orange berries.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 14:24

Looked like that to me too.  In other words a weed.  Woody Nightshade.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:02

If you attend an Apple Day; they  are held all over the country, someone will help you.


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 20:21

The real problem will be getting rid of the weeds which will inevitably seed in it.

Corn on the cob

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 14:34

When you want to cook the cobs, don't hang about!  Cook them immediately after picking before the sugars in the cobs turn to starch.

They do say you should take the boiling water to the plants!!  A bit impractical, and I find the best way to cook them is in the microwave with most of their own wrapping on.

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