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by Monty
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Truffles
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Truffles

Is there anyone out there who has ever found a truffle?

Does anyone have any experience of truffle foraging?

I'm looking for things like, time of year, susceptible trees, areas of the country, just general info.
by Monty
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Grow your own veg!-Carol Klein
Replies: 19
Views: 8075

Grow your own veg!-Carol Klein

Grow your own veg! Or at least I would if you told me how to. I wait these programmes earnestly, as I do a good book. Like Monty Don, Carol has used Gardener's world to project herself into horticultural fame. I waited weeks for Monty Don's programme after reading the article printed about it months...
by Monty
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: seeds - who is your favourite supplier?
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

I use www.seedsofitaly.com- widely used by chefs who have kitchen gardens.

Pricey tho.

:king:
by Monty
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Winter
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Hey there, Greenhouses can be really useful for winter. I'd go for some salads, I think there are some good lettuces which can cope with the cold. Try http://www.seedsofitaly.com. Similarly, check out the self sufficientish article on peas because some varieties can be sown in autumn. Hope this helps.
by Monty
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: rhubarb
Replies: 15
Views: 5211

Yeah perfectly normal. This is the plant cloning itself. If you wait until just as it starts producing new shoots next spring, you can transplant the new crown so it has more room and will be the next generation's crop. Just as an afterthought, it is very advisable to divide your crown of rhubarb at...
by Monty
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: August Planting
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Apparently there are some varieties of courgettes and peas which can be sown now....or so I read. Surely they would just die out in the cold?
by Monty
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Seeds of italy
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Seeds of italy

www.seedsofitaly.com

-Apparently used by a lot of celebrity chefs for seeds. Loads of varieties and just another alternative to fothergill's.
by Monty
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No dig philosophy
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Okay. No.

But.

Your quote thing is wrong.

"It is better to close your mouth and let people think you a fool, than open it and remove all doubt."
by Monty
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Courgette: tissues and issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Cheers Luath.

Anyone any ideas about the seeds?
by Monty
Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Courgette: tissues and issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1274

Courgette: tissues and issues

Hey people, Just checking out http://www.seedsofitaly.com and i considered buying some courgette seeds which is says can be sown from august to october (or similar). How does that work? Don't the little seedlings just die in the frost? Oh and there's loads of windfall fruit (rubbish for eating)-can ...
by Monty
Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: selfsufficientish.com vs itsnoteasybeinggreen.org
Replies: 59
Views: 28239

Can we get the hottie from It's not easy being green to dress up as a cheerleader?

Ah....16 is a good age.
by Monty
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Uses for flags and world cup tat
Replies: 16
Views: 6675

3. Put on scottish roofs and through scottish letterboxes.

After the England vs Paraguay match, the number of mangoes bought in T***o increased by 500% because of the amount of 'south american themed' parties taking place. Enough said.
by Monty
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Fruit from pips (Formerly all about Lemons)
Replies: 34
Views: 17383

Woah guys don't mean to butt in on all the fun but I have a question and can't really be bothered to start a new post. Last summer a concealed blackberry grew and rotted. What remained was a little cluster of seeds. I then immersed these seeds in tepid water and planted them into john innes no. 1 (o...
by Monty
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The truffle....a shroud of mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

The truffle....a shroud of mystery

I just read this article in the sunday times (yes that's right) about truffle hunting. It sounds SO MUCH fun but devilishly difficult. Firstly, I think I need a spaniel. I have a tabby cat so she will do. I also have to spray 'frozen truffle' in front of my stalion's nose. Then, after a thunderstorm...
by Monty
Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Figs?
Replies: 15
Views: 7380

Hey Right....fig trees are the bane of my life...and I've done a lot of reading. First of all...never EVER (and I mean this) plant Fig trees into English soil. They grow emphatically, using the high nitrogen content in the soil to produce huge leaves (which I think by the way have a poisonous chemic...

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