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by Odsox
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Chestnuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Re: Chestnuts

Strange that nobody has replied to your question :? If the husks haven't split across the top, even just a little, then the chestnuts inside are not really ready. They do get knocked off the trees in windy weather before they are ripe sometimes. Anyway, the easy way to get them out without pricking ...
by Odsox
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tell me about broad beans
Replies: 24
Views: 2780

Re: tell me about broad beans

They grow OK here Red, and I'm probably even milder than you.
I sow them in November and shield them from the gales with windbreak ... I tend to cluster all my overwintering veg in one place and then surround the whole lot.
It gets a tad stormy here at times too. :mrgreen:
by Odsox
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tell me about broad beans
Replies: 24
Views: 2780

Re: tell me about broad beans

I put them in root trainers until they`re quite big and that seems to foil the mice who used to dig the seed beans up all the time The only way I've found that works 100% in stopping mice eating broad bean seed and peas is now taboo. It's the old way of washing the seed in paraffin before sowing, t...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Inactive sweeps?
Replies: 21
Views: 14930

Re: Inactive sweeps?

But I do frequently wear odd socks :mrgreen: I would be VERY surprised if "Tony" was available on this or any other site. Same goes for just about any common(ish) first name, I'm surprised you expected Steve to be available Steve. Welcome to the group Steven, we will all know you as Steve now anyway.
by Odsox
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Another question (sorry) Mint Jelly
Replies: 19
Views: 2174

Re: Another question (sorry) Mint Jelly

I have to confess I just don't get this setting point thing. I ahve made jam all of 3 times and the first time it seemed unbelievably easy but took a couple of hours, the second I boiled it for over 3 hours, seemed to be getting nowhere so gave up potted it anyway and its like rock now :shock: The ...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The garden at this time of year.
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: The garden at this time of year.

I might go and have a look for some wallflowers I forgot to mention that these are wallflower plants, not seed. Wallflowers are normally sown in late spring in an unused corner somewhere and then transplanted to borders when the summer bedding has finished, about now or a little later. They can be ...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The garden at this time of year.
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: The garden at this time of year.

So I can grow peas in winter? I might give that a go! :lol: Just plant them outside? No need for a greenhouse? You have to make sure you get the right ones. They are called "round seeded" as opposed to "wrinkle seeded" (honestly) Ones to look for are Douce Provence or Meteor, I prefer Meteor but th...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The garden at this time of year.
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: The garden at this time of year.

Yesterday I sowed a row of Japanese onions and several rows of over-wintering onion sets, but I'm not sure you would want them in your borders. Likewise over-wintering broad beans and peas that I will sow at the end of October. You can stick a few cloves of garlic in, now is a good time to do that, ...
by Odsox
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Help - How do I do the quote boxes????
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Help - How do I do the quote boxes????

ina wrote:If you don't want the entire quote, you can delete part of it
Another way if you only want part of it is to hit 'reply' and then highlight the part you want in the 'Topic Review' and then hit 'quote', which perversely is now at the top right corner :lol:
by Odsox
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: PSB
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: PSB

No, the purple bits are the unopened flower buds (as you now know)
You can of course eat the flowers as well, although the flavour and texture are no as good.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluten free pasta recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Gluten free pasta recipes?

farmerdrea wrote:I'm intrigued - what type of rice is pudding rice?

Cheers
Andrea
Oxford
Maybe it's a peculiar English thing, but it's very short grain rice .. almost round grains, that goes very 'stodgy' when cooked.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluten free pasta recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Gluten free pasta recipes?

farmerdrea wrote:I wonder how that make such lovely shapes with the rice pasta we buy......
If you have a flour mill you could try the glutinous sorts of rice, like pudding rice for instance.
Maybe the stickiness of that type of rice holds it all together.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Gluten free pasta recipes?
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Gluten free pasta recipes?

According to Wikipedia ...... Pasta made from brown rice flour is also available in health food stores in Western nations, as an alternative to wheat flour-based noodles for individuals who are allergic to wheat or gluten

Never made any so only reporting a Google :study:
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Surprise New Arrivals
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

Re: Surprise New Arrivals

Millymollymandy wrote:
Odsox wrote:They are great for letting loose in the veg garden as they love eating slugs and pretty much ignore all the vegetables..
Do NOT let them near cherry tomatoes! :lol:
Also on second thoughts, not good until seedlings have grown into sizeable plants. Otherwise they will get stomped.
by Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: buying land
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: buying land

I would look into the planning laws regarding static caravans on agricultural land ... I don't know about Wales but I think it's a no-no just about everywhere. I think I would look at a plot of land with at least the ruin of a house on it, that way you should get permission for a caravan while you a...