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Gareth Howell posted a discussion

Rose petals edible?

Could rose petals be added to grape wine to enhance the taste?See More
18 hours ago
Colin Robinson replied to Mark Willis's discussion Winter lettuces
"They don't actually grow much in the winter in an unheated greenhouse, all they do is stay…"
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tony southall posted photos
yesterday
Natalia Lopes replied to tony southall's discussion ITCHY FINGERS
"Any tips/ recipes/links to making wine from fresh red grapes? Thanks."
Tuesday
William Bleakley replied to tony southall's discussion ITCHY FINGERS
""Cider ,and now wine, I keep for my own consumption"   I make mead (though I…"
Tuesday
Trevor Alun Davies replied to Mark Willis's discussion What to do with all those Marrows?
"Probably best!"
Monday
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Rose petals edible?

Started by Gareth Howell 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

Could rose petals be added to grape wine to enhance the taste?Continue

Winter lettuces

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Colin Robinson yesterday. 4 Replies

Today I planted out a few lettuce seedlings, which I hope to be able to bring to maturity with the aid of some cloches.Who else grows lettuce in the Winter-time, and what varieties are good?I would really like to find some varieties which are…Continue

ITCHY FINGERS

Started by tony southall. Last reply by Natalia Lopes on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Its that time of the year again, seed catalogues arriving ,some seeds already purchased. Like most gardeners can hardly wait to start sowing for next year, Seed trays sterilised and seed compost purchased. First planting will be Shallots on the…Continue

What to do with all those Marrows?

Started by Mark Willis. Last reply by Trevor Alun Davies on Monday. 10 Replies

A neighbour has just given us two HUGE Marrows. Anyone got any good ideas for how to cook & eat them?We already have a favourite stuffed-marrow dish which sees one half of a big marrow filled with spiced minced beef and the other filled with…Continue

Asparagus

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Monday. 6 Replies

I purchased a dozen "crowns" to discover that in fact they are plug plants which will need to be potted first to survive, and then repotted in this boldly claimed effective system of growbags.I am attracted to that method on account of bunny…Continue

Do you mix soil?!

Started by Gareth Howell. Last reply by Gareth Howell on Saturday. 3 Replies

I have now got started on my Autumn project of moving soil either out of the garden entirely with a skip, or mixing it to create better soil.  I have got a natural bed of thick clay, almost good enough for pot making, and a load of top soil which I…Continue

Pests or pals

Started by Stephen Forbes. Last reply by tony southall Oct 23. 10 Replies

I have what appear to be millipedes in my veg plot which is basically a raised bed in a fabricated box, 6' x 3'.They are of various sizes, the smallest being white in colour and larger ones a brown colour. The largest ones are still only 1 or 2cm in…Continue

Nero Kale

Started by Stephanie Cousins. Last reply by Stephanie Cousins Oct 19. 6 Replies

I've had great success with kale this year , virtually pest and trouble free , I've been harvesting for weeks , making kale crips, as an appetiser , and steaming and freezing other leaves , reading up on the health benefits, I'm looking forward to…Continue

What is this fungus?

Started by Lynn Howarth. Last reply by Gareth Howell Oct 19. 10 Replies

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Have you grown Samphire

Started by Duncan Seth-Smith. Last reply by John Gaskell Oct 18. 3 Replies

I am thinking about growing samphire in an old sink. Has anyone grown samphire either marsh or rock samphire and if so have you any tips?

Tags: chard, cabbage, apples, samphire, Beetroot

Blog Posts

purple sprouting

Posted by stephen heath on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 0 Comments

this year my veg seem to have gone mad beetroot like footballs ,parsnips gone down out of sight using a spade down the side to get them out must be about 2 foot long good eating but the tails are too long ,as for the sprouting it should be ready next year but most of it has flowered weeks ago and yes it is the late one i have tried eating it but does not taste right had big carrots this year i thought i had beaten the fly but no he has attacked with vengeance can,t wait to use enviromesh for…

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purple sprouting

Posted by stephen heath on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 0 Comments

this year my veg seem to have gone mad beetroot like footballs ,parsnips gone down out of sight using a spade down the side to get them out must be about 2 foot long good eating but the tails are too long ,as for the sprouting it should be ready next year but most of it has flowered weeks ago and yes it is the late one i have tried eating it but does not taste right had big carrots this year i thought i had beaten the fly but no he has attacked with vengeance can,t wait to use enviromesh for…

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My garden plan

Posted by Mark Willis on October 26, 2014 at 19:46 0 Comments

My garden is not big (about 10 x 10 metres or so), but I get a lot of produce from it. Recently some readers of my blog asked me to write about what I have been growing in it this year, so I have described it in this post:-

http://marksvegplot.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/my-garden-plan.html

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Pottering in the October sun

Posted by Duncan Seth-Smith on October 11, 2014 at 18:30 4 Comments

The sun came out so I decided to do some tidying in the garden. The lawn was mown , well I used the mower to hoover up the leaves.

Then into the veg garden to tidy up a bit. The radish , now 3" long and nibbled by mice were pulled along with weeds. I still have lettuce and cabbage in the new strawberry bed so the strawbs and their runners are still in place.



I have removed the netting and dried it ready to be packed away until next year.



This years bed of spinach and… Continue

Just a Few Last Jobs …

Posted by elaine rickett on October 9, 2014 at 22:23 4 Comments

A Woman of the Soil read more ...

I set myself the task of clearing the courgettes and planting out the cavolo nero kale.  Let me tell you – those courgette plants are vicious brutes when you are working amongst the leaves and stems – my arms were cut to ribbons.…

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PREPARING ONIONS FOR STORING

Posted by tony southall on October 9, 2014 at 12:42 1 Comment

A few years ago a guest speaker at our gardening club told us the way he prepares his onions for storing, have followed his advice and the onions do seem to keep longer when stored. His first advice was  to go easy on nitrogen this can lead to thick necks and neck rot. The day the onions are lifted the necks are…

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