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Latest posts by Welshonion

Corn on the cob

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:24
Maz, if you wait until the leaves of the plant turn yellow, you will be very disappointed with the flavour and eating quality of the sweetcorn. Just pull back the husk at the top to look at the kernels. It will be obvious when they are ready, they will be a lovely yellow, and full of milky liquid.

My OH and I had some for lunch yesterday, cooked in the microwave for 5 minutes for three large cobs.

prunus kiki shidare zakura

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:07
Might, just might be a good idea to buy it from a different supplier, not Parkers.

Damson/plum and apple tree advice

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 10:04
Pies, crumbles, vodka, eating raw. Lovely!

Discoloured skin n outdoor grown tomatoes

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:48
I see no reason not to salvage any good bits of the tomatoes. Humans can't catch or be harmed by blight. Trouble is it often destroys the tomatoes before they are ripe, as in the photos.

Discoloured skin n outdoor grown tomatoes

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 00:34
Sounds like blight. Sorry.

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 17:07

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.

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