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by adekun
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Quick over winter crops
Replies: 17
Views: 1924

Re: Quick over winter crops

Chinese cabbage aka hakusai is popular here. Should be finished in February.
by adekun
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing soya beans
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Growing soya beans

I left mine to dry. Wanted daizu instead of fresh beans. Spent hours shelling them, most were bad and infested with caterpillars. :cry:
Probably not going to bother again.
I read somewhere, Japan produces only 5% of it soy bean requirement; fundamental in so many dishes.
by adekun
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes for Christmas dinner.
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: Potatoes for Christmas dinner.

I harvested some on New Years Day after pushing the snow aside. This year I planted some unchitted spuds much earlier; nothing has come up. Still keen to have another go but not going to bother without chitted seeds.
by adekun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: storing potatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: storing potatoes

I got told about polystyrene boxes. These are common here, usually get used for fish. I'm worried about the humidity.
by adekun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: The kettle campaign
Replies: 68
Views: 38477

Re: The kettle campaign

If it's top tea then it has to be Sainsbury's Red label. It's a good idea, why not a little chit in the packaging/brewing instructions. That would include the supermarkets too.
by adekun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pumpkins
Replies: 43
Views: 5706

Re: Pumpkins

I grew a mini variety having been warned the vines run rampant. Hopefully next year will get better than a mini harvest.
by adekun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato Theft
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: Tomato Theft

It's a pity it doesn't work for animals and birds.
by adekun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 46
Views: 6196

Re: Sweetcorn

The crows got all of mine a week before harvest. :cry:
by adekun
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Happy birthday adekun!
Replies: 3
Views: 652

A belated thank you. Sorry I missed it :oops:
by adekun
Sun May 25, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soya Beans
Replies: 22
Views: 4373

Re: Soya Beans

Hi Adekun Where did you buy these from ?? Thanks Bluebell If people get really desperate I might look at sending some. Things in the EU are more lax than NZ, but not sure. These are a standard item in the local shops and work out about £1.20 a pack. I've just resown some as only a couple came up. ...
by adekun
Fri May 16, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cucumber tendrils
Replies: 3
Views: 851

I think MMM the last point may be the answer. It's just they are already growing cucumbers - although still tiny. Perhaps it's a bit like the tomatoes; leggy and half dead but keen on producing fruit. Still have a few weeks to get replacements so I should wait and see.
:mrgreen:
by adekun
Fri May 16, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cucumber tendrils
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Cucumber tendrils

The first lot of cucumber plants I transplanted have had a rough time. Things are a bit better now and they are slowing turning from yellow to green. Recently I bought a couple of a different variety as a backup. The first lot are still without tendrils. Perhaps I'm being impatient, but something se...
by adekun
Wed May 14, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Soya Beans
Replies: 22
Views: 4373

The first bean has broken the surface.
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by adekun
Tue May 13, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweet Potatoes!
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Over here you can buy a bundle of slips. These are buried at an angle (some people flush), leaving the new growth protruding. I think you should aim to get at least two nodes underground. Spacing is usually about 45cm x 90 cm.
:mrgreen:
by adekun
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hard carrot cores
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Thanks you two. This afternoon, in the rain, they got yanked out. The roots are in the compost bin and the tops scattered about. I only spotted two that had forked. I suppose I should be thankful that they had no damage, mould or splits etc. Worth another go, I guess you will MMM. Out of interest, w...