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by chadspad
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: BBC iPlayer: Bees, Butterflies and Blooms
Replies: 12
Views: 11980

Re: BBC iPlayer: Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Just watched the second programme and thought it a bit odd that while we are trying to save bees, hoverflies etc, they all seem keen to put out bowls of water to catch them and drown them! :scratch: And, was it really that difficult to come up with putting a bee picture on plants for people to recog...
by chadspad
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus for beginners?
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: Asparagus for beginners?

Ive planted about 30 crowns now over a 3 year period and the results so far are still pathetic. I have found some of the roots have gone rotten underground tho and someone has mentioned on here about shrews, which we have millions of!, so perhaps I should check if theyre still there and in tact. See...
by chadspad
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing ginger
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: growing ginger

I grew it from supermarket bought ginger. Just took off a couple of the small nodule bits and stuck in a pot of probably cheap compost and placed on the windowsill. It grew really easily and continued to do so, growing very tall. It was only when I dug around to see how much gnger had grown that I k...
by chadspad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Amazingly easy and tasty mushroom soup!
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Amazingly easy and tasty mushroom soup!

25g butter
25g flour
600ml chicken or veg stock
300ml milk
175g mushrooms
samt & pepper

Put all of these ingrediants in a pan. Bring to the boil, whisking. Simmer for 10 minutes. Done!

Made for a party recently and everyone has asked for the recipe, its delicious!! :thumbright:
by chadspad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: vodka and Werthers
Replies: 1
Views: 988

Re: vodka and Werthers

I love this recipe and made lots for my party. I put it in the freezer for too long tho and it all curdled so beware!

Vodka works with any boiled sweets just as well. Apparently skittles are amazing! Aniseed balls are great - if u like aniseed :wink:
by chadspad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Ginger beer
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Ginger beer

Ive just made some but with bread yeast. Recipe says to bottle for 10 days before drinking. Hope that helps :icon_smile:
by chadspad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Buying seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Buying seeds

Can I recommend a supplier of seeds on here? I have used Premier_Seeds_Direct via Ebay for the past 6 years and the seeds have always been fantastic and worked! They charge a flat rate for postage regardless of how many packs of seeds you buy - 75p for UK. They also post worldwide which has been han...
by chadspad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why cant I grow turnips or swedes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: Why cant I grow turnips or swedes?

Ive given up trying to grown turnips and swedes - they just end up long and thin! Carrots last year were the first productive year for me, they were multi-coloured and grew brilliantly!
by chadspad
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What types of pumpkin and squash did you grow this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

Re: What types of pumpkin and squash did you grow this year?

I always grow Potimarrons - totally my fav squash. Got quite a few butternuts this year, first time ever :cheers: Managed to grow 3 very large pumpkins which friend used for carving and soup for Halloween. Tried 1 myself but didnt like it - tasted of nothing. Have tried several other varieties of sq...
by chadspad
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Wine from home grown grapes - help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2612

Re: Wine from home grown grapes - help!

Am trying this myself today :iconbiggrin: So, best to take the juice and put straight into demijohn rather than sit on the pulp? Would you then add the yeast in the demijohn or still start it off in primary/bucket? Havent got proper yeast so will bread yeast do?
by chadspad
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn - waste of space!
Replies: 20
Views: 3594

Re: Sweetcorn - waste of space!

Theyre real problems unfortunately M3 and you should get rid of them. They will undermine your pond and make the banks collapse. Your local Marie would send someone out with traps, sad but necessary Im afraid :(
by chadspad
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn - waste of space!
Replies: 20
Views: 3594

Re: Sweetcorn - waste of space!

I planted sweetcorn in 4 different places this year. 3 were rubbish as per usual but 1 area was growing brilliantly, large plants with several cobs on each, I was very excited. Took sompe visitors round the garden, stopped where my wonderfully growing sweetcorn were and..............they'd gone! :do...
by chadspad
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Potatoes

Sorry, bit behind when it comes to spuds! Does that mean I wont be able to eat them til next year? Im just going to use eating spuds that have sprouted - thats what I usually use but forgot to plant them this year!
by chadspad
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Potatoes

Is it too late to plant spuds?

Seems a bit of a waste opening a new thread for 1 line lol
by chadspad
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pumpkin Query
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Pumpkin Query

Thanks Dunc - will give it a go then. My tomatoes will be happy :cheers:

Graham, theyre going mental! Usually grow a small variety so didnt realise how large these things get :shock: Will have separate bed for them next year me thinks :iconbiggrin: