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by squeaky
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing Mushrooms
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Re: Growing Mushrooms

Thank you for the replies. It was the James Wong Guardian article which tempted me too! I may have a go of growing my own, but will not rely on being successful. I will let you know if it works!
by squeaky
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing Mushrooms
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Growing Mushrooms

Hi All, I have been away from this site for some time - since the website was being revamped, and it kept crashing on me! I am delighted to see that it is up and running again and that many of the old names are still giving their great advice. My query is whether anyone has any advice for growing mu...
by squeaky
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: seed potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: seed potatoes

Many thanks for your answers. I like the idea of living on the edge, so I shall try at least one row using my old potatoes and see what happens.
Thank you.
by squeaky
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: seed potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 985

seed potatoes

Hi I have not posted for some time, but am always interested in what Ishers have to say, and their combined knowledge/advice. My question is that I still have potatoes left over from last year (charlottes). They are stored in a dark garage but are currently chitting away nicely. Could I use them for...
by squeaky
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: sunflower seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: sunflower seeds

Many thanks. That's great. I can't wait to try them!
Thank you.
by squeaky
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: sunflower seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

sunflower seeds

Hi. This year I grew a sunflower on our allotment, just because they look so pretty. However, can I actually harvest and eat the seeds? If so, is there anything special I need to do to them? Do I just place a paper bag under the head to collect the seeds - and then eat? Sounds too simple. I'd be gra...
by squeaky
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cloches
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: cloches

Many thanks for the replies. Hopefully next year I will eat more of my cabbages than the pigeons eat!
by squeaky
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cloches
Replies: 6
Views: 482

cloches

Hi - and Happy New Year to you all. I am fed up with pigeons eating my cabbages! Last year was not too bad, but this year they have practically scoffed the lot. What suggestions do you have for cheap cloches or other protection - which hopefully also gives easy access to the plant for weeding, etc.,...
by squeaky
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes: first earlies - tasty varieties
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Potatoes: first earlies - tasty varieties

I would love to know what varieties of first earlies you consider to be the tastiest. In our first year we grew Arran Pilot and they were delicious. We planted the same the following year and, although they tasted okay, they really were nothing special. Also, has anyone tried International Kidney (s...
by squeaky
Tue May 12, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Yoghurt making advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1258

Re: Yoghurt making advice

Has anyone tried using soya milk? Would it work in the same way?
by squeaky
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: Strawberries

Location now completed.
Thank you Odsox for your comments re mounds. That certainly makes sense and as we have clay soil I will go for that method.
Many thanks.
by squeaky
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: Strawberries

Good point re location!! I am in South East England.
Re the mounds, I shall ask at my allotments and see if anybody has any pearls of wisdom! Perhaps one person put their strawberries on mounds, and then everyone else copied, thinking it must be the right thing to do!
by squeaky
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Strawberries

I have talked my OH into growing strawberries for me! Having been through all the catalogues, I am still unsure as to which variety/varieties to go for. Could I please have your advice on the best tasting/sweetest varieties. Also, any advice for growing the strawberries would be much appreciated. Ot...
by squeaky
Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing shedloads of stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Freezing shedloads of stuff

What a brilliant solution!
by squeaky
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch
Replies: 10
Views: 3307

Re: Freezing - to blanch or not to blanch

I like the idea of salting too. However, I am now remembering about those lovely big jars which I threw out last year in a de-cluttering campaign! And talking about getting organised, it is about time I started trying to find space in the freezer! I recall someone once saying that proper freezer bag...

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