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by marimba
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Green tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: Green tomatoes

Thank you. The tomatoes (some!) are now in a drawer in a large egg box with an apple. I have told them to turn red!
by marimba
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Green tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Green tomatoes

How do I get green tomatoes red? In the sun? Put them in the dark? Put them together with an apple? or banana? or what? I know I can make chutney - anything else? I have lots!
by marimba
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hej från Sverige!
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

Re: Hej från Sverige!

Great to meet you! I am a neighbour! Live in Denmark and have an allotment just north of Copenhagen. I can see sweden on a clear day! I live in a flat in the city but have a ”nyttehave” What are the possibilities in Sweden for renting a piece of land! (My tomatoes are mostly green!)
by marimba
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Please allow me to introduce myself
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Please allow me to introduce myself

hi! And welcome! You will see we are selfsufficient-ish from all over the world! I live in Denmark, in Copenhagen, and have an allotment just north of the city. I think self-sufficiency is growing here. So keep going and know that we are spread around the globe - some places thin on the ground, othe...
by marimba
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: keeping a gardening journal
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Re: keeping a gardening journal

I’m sort of half way efficient. Write down when things are sown, harvested, etc. But also attacks by pests and the weather. I now have records for about seven years, and it helps to see what was happening in previous years. Also gives optimism when there are almost no strawberries (there were kilos ...
by marimba
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from Southampton
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Hi from Southampton

Hi and welcome! I grew up in Southampton and the New Forest, now live in Denmark, and would really love the weather here to be more like Hampshire!
by marimba
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cooking Parsnips
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Cooking Parsnips

Parsnips are very popular in Denmark. Sold in supermarkets, but mostly as mixed veg. for soup or roasted root veg.
by marimba
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Cooking Parsnips
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Cooking Parsnips

They’re good mashed with potatoes too! :wave:
by marimba
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: artichoke side shoots
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: artichoke side shoots

Thanks. I live near Copenhagen Denmark, so I am sure you are right!
by marimba
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: artichoke side shoots
Replies: 2
Views: 447

artichoke side shoots

One of my artichoke plants has some side shoots (small plants) growing from the base. I have read that they can be removed and replanted - but is this only in the spring? I can’t be sure that they will be there if we have a severe winter again. But maybe they’d die away from the parent plant anyway?...
by marimba
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Saying hello from Curacao.
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: Saying hello from Curacao.

Welcome to the -ish world from another ex-pat. England to Denmark. What language do they speak where you are? Do you have those problems as well?
by marimba
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New from Denmark
Replies: 5
Views: 613

New from Denmark

Well.........I Have been self-sufficient-ish for many years. But have only recently realized that I am. I live in Denmark. Have an allotment near Copenhagen. Bake bread, make jam, Don’t know a mushroom from a toadstool. And was inspired long ago by John Seymour - which shows my age! Nice to meet oth...