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Brown Dusty Stains on My Netting

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 17:05
4 inches by 4 inches. Maybe a bird s**t on it.

Or maybe it is unimportant in the scheme of things.

sweetcorn/ storing it

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:13
Supermarket cobs are usually vacuum-packed. Sweetcorn kernels, just like peas convert from sugar to starch the moment you pick them. That's why growers are encouraged to put the water on to boil before they go to pick the cobs, and then run back with them to the kitchen.

They certainly won't keep in good condition in the fridge for even a day.

Before microwaving sweetcorn for eating I usually peel back, but not remove the leaves, remove the silk and innermost leaves and re-wrap with one layer of leaves. Then microwave singly or up to three at a time. Slather with butter and salt well.

Can you ID this seed pod

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:47
Chilean Pine, excellent! I'm glad you found the answer.

Can you ID this seed pod

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:57
You don't have to split them to get the seed out. They fall out naturally when the cone is ripe and dry.

I haven't got a cone to hand, but I feel the photos are taken from the back, so you can't see the seeds.

Can you ID this seed pod

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 18:15
The seeds of pine are very definitely like seeds. The sliver only holds them in place. They are like a small black stone. I presume other colours are available.

Can you ID this seed pod

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:26
Is it a scale from a pine tree? If so nothing will germinate unless there is also a seed with it.

Slug pellets and dogs.

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:23
Go out at night and cut any you see in half with a pair of scissors. The bits will be gone by the morning.

Growing garlic

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 17:22
Have to say I've been growing my own garlic for a very long time and I've never used a garlic press. Especially when garlic is fresh, as it is at this time of year, it is enough just to squash it with the side of a knife. I suspect garlic presses don't enhance the taste of the cloves. Try not using one.

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 17:43
I don't think bananas produce seeds in a pod. What you have is the flower.

Young fig tree

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:29
The leaves in the first pictures are buttercup!

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