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by chadspad
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished already?
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Finished already?

Forgot to check the OG :oops: I added 1.3kg of sugar to a gallon of juice. There were raisins in the mix also. Should I leave it for another couple of days in the demi-john to see if it starts?

If the SG is 99, what is the alcohol content? And how soon should this be drunk?

Thanks both
by chadspad
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beetroot cake recipe?
Replies: 11
Views: 7016

Re: Beetroot cake recipe?

Very similar is Hughs beetroot brownies - a clear winner in our house! The beetroot makes them so moist and they last for days (or not if my son gets hold of them!)

http://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/cho ... -brownies/
by chadspad
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Avocados
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

Re: Avocados

I have 2 growing at the moment and have had several in the past all just grown by putting the stone in a plant pot and leaving it! Ive never bothered putting them over water, just bung them in a pot and they all come up!
by chadspad
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Plum Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: Plum Wine

Stoney, what about using raisins to bulk out the plum wine altho my book says 3lb plums for a gallon is enough. Some of the best wine I ever made was plum - colour was amazing! Good luck :icon_smile:
by chadspad
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Finished already?
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Finished already?

Im making elderberry and blackberry wine. I left it in a bucket for 7 days where it frothed along nicely. Yesterday I put it into a demi-john with an airlock but ive not had a single bubble. Is it possible that fermentation finished in the bucket? Its been quite warm here. What can I do to check? Th...
by chadspad
Thu May 24, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: 1st time growing sweet potatoes from shop-bought tubers
Replies: 23
Views: 5832

Re: 1st time growing sweet potatoes from shop-bought tubers

Ive managed to grow them successfully by just cutting them up and putting them in a pot - they sprouted (it did take a really long time) and I planted them out and had sweet potatoes. :icon_smile: Your way looks much more interesting tho and fun to be able to see them growing - good job :cheers: Hav...
by chadspad
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most "money-saving" vegetable
Replies: 68
Views: 9610

Re: Most "money-saving" vegetable

If I could actually get it to grow, sweetcorn for me. Its 2.95 euros for 2 measley cobs here. But as Ive spent 5 years trying to grow it with little success, I'd have to have a bumber harvest to recoup the loss!
by chadspad
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pickled onion seeds
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: pickled onion seeds

Not being able to contribute anything to this post but just wanted to say, nice ammonite Marshlander! Did you find it?
by chadspad
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: coriander
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: coriander

Excellent, seems such a waste to not use it. Thanks very much
by chadspad
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: coriander
Replies: 5
Views: 774

coriander

Ive grown coriander indoors as theres never any in the shops but its grown and ive not used it so its been wasted! Can it be frozen?

Ive just seen u can chop it up then place into ice cube trays to freeze. Has anyone tried this? Does it go all mushy?
by chadspad
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broad beans & potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Broad beans & potatoes

Yes we have had blight before. Another problem I thought of is if the broad beans arent ready before the potatoes, I might disturb the beans :scratch: Perhaps just side by side will be easier.
by chadspad
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broad beans & potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Broad beans & potatoes

Can these be planted together in the same bed? Ideally, what I'd like to do, is have them in rows, alternating them so the broad beans grow between the potatoes. Will it work?
by chadspad
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?
Replies: 41
Views: 5712

Re: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?

Those that have sown toms & chillis already, are they to go in the greenhouse or for outside? Im thinking of starting the above on windowsills to put outside earlier than normal (usually start seeds off April) but will the seedlings just be leggy from lack of light this time of year? Im just gag...
by chadspad
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?
Replies: 41
Views: 5712

Re: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?

Planted some peas and broad beans - couldnt help myself! :flower:
by chadspad
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rhubarb rhubard
Replies: 10
Views: 2712

Re: rhubarb rhubard

Ive never had any luck with rhubarb either. Ive even planted it down by our source which tends to be boggy but never really does anything.

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