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by bonniethomas06
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Black beans

Have never thought of making my own veggie burgers so thanks G.A, I will give this a shot, it will make a nice change.
by bonniethomas06
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Dangerous weather

Well I bit the bullet last Friday on a particularly beautiful day and sowed tomatoes, chillies and capsicums. I am already suffering minor regret as they are now germinated and getting leggy, but it was SUCH a thrill to see them poke above the vermiculite! Also sowed some leeks, banana shallots and ...
by bonniethomas06
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 2822

Re: Turnips!

Can you grate them into a sort of coleslaw with some remoulade? Could kick myself a couple of years ago in my allotment, I grew loads but just didn't feel inspired enough to actually eat them!
by bonniethomas06
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 219

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Really Weedo? I thought it started in Aus?

That's interesting to know DND - kind of the reason why I haven't risked it, I can see the forest garden argument but it also makes sense that plants need light and not to compete for the soil.
by bonniethomas06
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

I don't use them for the same reason fruitfly. Every Christmas someone buys me a 'make your own pot from newspaper' kit thingy, and every Christmas they go in the charity shop box - I did try it several times but each time they just acted as a fungi farm or fell apart when I tried to pick them up. I...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 219

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I have been reading up on permaculture recently and it seems to be perfectly acceptable to plant fruit bushes around taller fruit trees - one scheme I was reading about had Ribes species like blackcurrants planted around the base of apple trees. Personally I am too gutless to try this, but I suppose...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: bread

I have just googled 'grant loaf' as had never heard of it. What is the texture like? I have seen a lot of recipes for 'no knead' bread but I am just too much of a chicken to try! Plus if I am honest, I quite like kneading while listening to the Archers - one episode is ten minutes, perfect! Welcome ...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds

[quote="bonniethomas06"]I didn't want to go for raised beds - I have found them a bit of a fiddle in the past but I don't think I have much choice. Even the green manure seeds failed to germinate in the clay - I find the odd field bean seed rotting away now and again. So yep, as soon as it...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds

I didn't want to go for raised beds - I have found them a bit of a fiddle in the past but I don't think I have much choice. Even the green manure seeds failed to germinate in the clay - I find the odd field bean seed rotting away now and again. So yep, as soon as it is OK to work on, I will build so...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Easy orange cake

Ooh that sounds lovely! Thanks for posting. May give that a go this evening, have a bag of satsumas on the turn.
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?

Ahh first world problems... I can cope with the lacerations in return for an otherwise rather beautiful loaf :iconbiggrin:
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?

Well I skipped the oil and am pleased to say it was a much more successful rise. Only thing is after the loaf had been left out for about 8 hours, I tried to cut it with a knife and ended up slicing my finger to a degree much worse than a paper cut - not on the knife but on a sharp bit of the crust!...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year (2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 345

Re: What are you growing this year (2017)

I WILL NOT PLANT MORE COURGETTES THAN I NEED :lol: :lol: I think I have my courgette "problem" sussed now. I used to plant several as early in the season it takes ages to get male and female flowers to coincide on one plant. Now I only grow the self fertile varieties and sow just the one ...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How we are terracing a hill
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: How we are terracing a hill

Wowzers, that is some project! Well done you, it will be so much nicer to have somewhere flat to sit and useful space too.

And I am v.v.v.v.v jealous of your beautiful view.
by bonniethomas06
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year (2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 345

Re: What are you growing this year (2017)

I keep reminding myself: I WILL NOT PLANT MORE COURGETTES THAN I NEED I WILL NOT PLANT MORE COURGETTES THAN I NEED I WILL NOT PLANT MORE COURGETTES THAN I NEED I WILL NOT PLANT MOER COURGETTES THAN I NEED Or perhaps I should say I will not SOW more courgettes than I need, since it is killing off the...

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