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Equipment Shed / Re: Watering Spikes
« Last post by meriad on Today at 14:04 »
For some reason I can't see the picture, but if it's the spike that you attach to a plastic water bottle then the answer is yes and no.  I've got two different types, one seems to work fine whereas the other only worked once you put a few more holes into the spike.  The existing holes clogged up with dirt and somehow the water just wasn't going through.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Compost steaming
« Last post by cc on Today at 13:54 »
I will have about 9 bags (equal to large carrier bags) by tomorrow. I wouldn't say it was well matured. Should I compost it with ?? Or just leave it in a pile open to the element
That should have read I will have about 9 bags (equal to large carrier bags) of HORSE MANURE by tomorrow. I wouldn't say it was well matured. Should I compost it with ?? Or just leave it in a pile open to the element

Mix it in with your compost the heat will go up then
Thanks I will do it at the next turning.
I have 4 compost bins but there 2 for sale (ebay) 99p no bids failed to sell first time. Seller offering delivery for 7.50. Not sure I need more!?
I am instead tempted to go for a tumbler. Higher tempreture equals death to weed seeds and maybe even bind weed?
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Grow Your Own / Potatoes
« Last post by mdjlucan on Today at 13:47 »
Potatoes just lifting my potatoes what's causing the little holes
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I would have put my hand on the chicken to see how cold it was and judge from that .
A large frozen bird can take a long time to get to a temperature where bacteria can thrive especially overnight with no heating on.

Many a time a frozen bird put into the fridge after a couple of hours on the worktop can still be icy on the inside the next day.

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Can you tell me how you make yours please Mum?  When I heated the milk first, I ended up with a really 'grainy' yoghurt (although it could be a coincidence). 

For info, I've found that the Brooklea Authentic Greek Yogurt (from Aldi) contains live cultures (L. Bulgaricus and S.Thermophilus) - not as many as Fage, but it's around half the price (1.39 for 500g, as opposed to 2.75 for Fage).  :)
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With young children I wouldn't risk it as a roast bird. 

You could put the whole thing in a pan with veg and water and simmer it for stock and chicken meat for soup.

Okay thanks new shoot
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With young children I wouldn't risk it as a roast bird. 

You could put the whole thing in a pan with veg and water and simmer it for stock and chicken meat for soup. 
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Grow Your Own / Re: Picking Sweetcorn
« Last post by New shoot on Today at 10:23 »
Pick them within a few days!  If you leave them on the plant the sugars start going starchy and you lose that home grown sweetcorn taste.

They store in the bottom of the fridge for a few days and you can also freeze them.  Some freeze the whole cob, leaves and all, others blanch the peeled cobs and freeze.  I've blanched peeled cobs and then cut the kernels away from the cob to reduce the freezer space needed.  It is still wonderful from the freezer, but eat as much fresh as you can and revel in it  :D
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Chatting on the Plot / Super shed coming to a road near you!
« Last post by madcat on Today at 10:13 »
Lands End to John O'Groats in a shed .....

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15468601.Today__dad_and_daughter_set_off_on_Land_s_End_to_John_O_Groats_mission_in_a_shed_/

What I want to know is where did they put all the tools from the shed when they decided to go travelling?   :unsure: :D
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