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by pete+karen
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Fussy Eater
Replies: 4
Views: 2576

Re: Fussy Eater

..one thing you could say when offering up brussel sprouts to a little girl (?!) is to call them "doll's cabbages" -- worth a try:-)..
by pete+karen
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Karen and Pete's allotment

Thanks both :) I did have a few more pics to add but I ran out of stuff to say lol
by pete+karen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Our Allotment

Earlier in the year we used our cloche to bring on early potatoes - this photo was taken on May 1st potclocheMay1st.jpg Geoff Hamilton once showed us a test he was doing with two identical plots - same flowers - same veg - same soil, one was grown with the 'help' of synthetic chemicals, the other no...
by pete+karen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Re: Our Allotment

broccoli.jpg Last year we did well with french, broad and runner beans, the beetroot, potatoes, cabbage and broccoli were good... we planted four redcurrants bushes but the strawberry bed was a little tired, so we reset a new one for this year... and we'd picked 20lb of autumn raspberries by Septem...
by pete+karen
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 11
Views: 2233

Karen and Pete's allotment

Hi - I haven't been here since 2008! - Karen and I keep tidy gardens for a living but I had a hip replacement recently so would like to share (click to enlarge) some pictures of our allotment from the last few years. Most of our work these days is at "new build" over 55 / 60's sites where ...
by pete+karen
Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: compost book advice (rather than a review!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Re: compost book advice (rather than a review!)

Hi there, I have two books just about making compost- the one that showed me all I needed to know is called 'Composting' by Dick Kitto. There are quite a few others, have a look on, - www.abebooks.co.uk, just punch in, in the title box -'composting' and see what comes up.

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