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Chatting on the Plot / Re: safety
« Last post by Plot 1 Problems on Today at 22:26 »
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE , THE GATES HAVE NOW BEEN REOPENED AFTER APPROACHING THE GENERAL
SECRETARY ABOUT HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES
                  KIND REGUARDS

Result! Good work :D
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Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels / Re: A new greenhouse
« Last post by grinling on Today at 22:04 »
Hubby says no fish in our pond. Frogs and a hedgehog helps.
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Grow Your Own / Re: What jobs are you doing this month?
« Last post by yorky on Today at 21:29 »
Gardening from an armchair. I keep turning it over in my mind.  :D
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Grow Your Own / Re: Aphids
« Last post by yorky on Today at 21:22 »
I suspect that what else you never see are the gallons of chemicals sprayed  onto field crops. 
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Kitchen Natter / Spoon measures
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 21:07 »
When I was learning to cook, Mum's recipes always said 'a tablespoon of' whatever and the spoon was precisely that - a large serving table spoon. The new 'tablespoon' measures just about hold an old dessert spoonful of water, nowhere near as much as an old tablespoon.

So if I use my modern measuring spoons my mum's recipes don't work. Just as well that I still have some old cutlery including serving tablespoons. I wonder how many people have tried old recipes and found they haven't quite worked out properly, but had no idea why  ::)
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by madcat on Today at 20:36 »
Gone Fishing - Chris While And Julie Matthew

 Much better .... "Working all week for a minimum wage, gets too much for a girl my age .........."
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Cooking, Storing and Preserving / Re: Pie with apple.
« Last post by Lardman on Today at 20:23 »
The wind blew most of the bramleys down onto the pavement and they shattered  :mad:  must have been 50-60lbs easy with each around apple around 1lb.  :( such a waste. I grabbed a carrier bag of what was just bruised and made 10pts of puree so all's not lost.

Pie the third has a mix of bramley puree and fresh jonagold with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Taste was about right for a sweet pie, nice balance of sweet / sharp and filling was more filling than puree which gave it good bite - 7/10.

There's a lot of juice, I don't think its from the puree I didn't add any water to it and the last pie wasn't like that so the jonagolds must be pretty wet. Pie the fourth with need a sprinkle of cornflour to sort that  ;)

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Chatting on the Plot / Re: safety
« Last post by bowler on Today at 20:09 »
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE , THE GATES HAVE NOW BEEN REOPENED AFTER APPROACHING THE GENERAL
SECRETARY ABOUT HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES
                  KIND REGUARDS
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Grow Your Own / Re: The green manure debate
« Last post by AlaninCarlisle on Today at 18:45 »
We live in a farming community where livelihoods depend on getting the soil right for growth, whether that be pasture, spuds, grain or fodder crops so I tend to follow farmers' examples and use lavish amounts of muck before sowing
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Grow Your Own / Re: old compost
« Last post by Growster... on Today at 18:33 »
We use old growbag stuff for spuds or toms. Just add some more fertiliser, swirl it all in and realise that it's a pretty good medium for next year!

After all, you're only using something which has exhausted its nutrient, but still has the body and structure of a lovely growing substance!

I often use the same stuff for two years, maybe more - why not!
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