Latest posts by Welshonion

Storing Potatoes

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 16:14
Commercially potatoes are stored in refrigerated bins ( or whatever) just above freezing. Is your kitchen that cold? The fridge might be a better place for small quantities.

How to keep wood pigeons of my veg patch

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 15:55
Feathers stuck in a potato and hung from a long bamboo might work too.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 15:51
Huh! I think I live in a not-spot! Perhaps I need a Revenue boat.

Christmas potatoes

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:07
I'll tell you what happened to mine. I planted them in bags which I left outside. All went well until the plants got blight. It's put me off, I won't bother again.

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:04
Edd, you are getting very aerated. This is the FRUIT and Veg forum. Isn't that the right place to ask about jam?

Making raspberry jam

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:01
Some people say that cane sugar comes to setting point more easily than beet sugar; so look for Fairtrade sugar.

Don't muck about with the proportion of sugar too much, it is a preservative. If you are worried about the amount of sugar, eat less jam!


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:32
They will have 'decided' to flower way back, they will not form a flower stalk now if they haven't already.


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 01:13
The leaves will bend over naturally, don't help them. If you need an onion for the kitchen take one.

Finally the roots will die back and the onion will no longer be anchored to the soil.

Dry them off and use any onions which had a flower stalk first as they will not store well.

Raised beds on allotment

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 10:38
The whole point of raised beds is that they don't become compacted because they are NEVER walked on.

Because of that they may not be suitable for plants that need very firm soil, like sprouts.

They are a blessing psychologically. It is far more daunting facing a whole plot that needs hoeing, rather than a raised bed which can be weeded in no time! I love them!

Can anyone tell me what these are?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:27
They are quite normal. Accept that or not as you wish. They are tiny potatoes that have been exposed to the light. First they go green, then they go brown. Leave them in the soil and you will curse them as 'volunteers' next year!

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