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by chadspad
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pumpkin Query
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: Pumpkin Query

Jumping on this thread.............

Ive planted a pumpkin by tomatoes :oops: now the HUGE leaves are shading the toms. Can I cut some of the leaves to allow the toms to grow OK or will it kill the plant?
by chadspad
Mon May 23, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: OMG!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

OMG!!

I was cleaning someones windows the other day which had welded on flypoo (nice!) so I decided, stupidly, to use a scourer :shock: which has scratched the window! Im mortified! Anyone got any ideas how to right this problem or at least make the scratches look less? What a plonker! :oops:
by chadspad
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Making plant food ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: Making plant food ?

Nettles make great plant food. Just add to a bucket of water for 3 or 4 weeks then dilute to use. Dont leave the bucket too near the hosue tho - it stinks :mrgreen:
by chadspad
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hard to 'thin' out seedlings...
Replies: 9
Views: 1700

Re: Hard to 'thin' out seedlings...

I couldnt bring myself to thin out parsnips but ended up with hundreds of tiny ones which werent good for much more than soup and very few large ones, so did learn my lesson. I do still try to replant them elsewhere though - still cant completely destroy them :iconbiggrin:
by chadspad
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed catalogues
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Seed catalogues

I always find Ebay a great source for seeds. Most of the bigger sellers will only charge 1 lot of postage regardless of how many seeds you want. Have bought far too many again this year! :flower:
by chadspad
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Baked raspberry cheesecake
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Baked raspberry cheesecake

Now, I do like my cheesecakes and this was amazing! Ingredients 8 digestive biscuits 50g butter , melted 600g cream cheese 2 tbsp plain flour 175g caster sugar vanilla extract 2 eggs , plus 1 yolk 142ml pot soured cream (I used creme fraiche) 300g raspberries icing sugar 1.Heat the oven to 180C/fan ...
by chadspad
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: chinese recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 3170

Re: chinese recipes

Fee Fairy - are you still around? I want to know some recipes please!!

Deep fried shredded beef done like it is in the take-aways! Im close to getting it but the sticky coating is just not quite right!

Also, egg fried rice - again, close but not the same.

Cheers :icon_smile:
by chadspad
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 38
Views: 3965

Re: Seed sowing

Do I take it those that are doing toms and peppers now will be leaving those in greenhouses?

Can I plant peas in the same place as last year?

Going to have to plant something soon, the sun is shining and its glorious outside :cheers:
by chadspad
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Borlottie Beans
Replies: 25
Views: 3541

Re: Borlottie Beans

Do these Borlotti Beans have to be dried or can they be eaten straight from the plants? If you can use them fresh, do they take a long time to cook or are they just like standard beans? Seems from this thread theyre used mainly in stews and long cooked things.
by chadspad
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Frosted!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Frosted!!

Digging this thread up again, my chilli plants did recover after the frost and sprouted new leaves. Hooray I thought until my cats dug the plants up and killed them anyway :banghead:
by chadspad
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 31
Views: 11589

Re: Sweetcorn

Hey M3 :wave: Do you measure your plants when putting out or just do it by eye then? And do you shake the ears or leave it to do itself? Would you plant the different varieties all together or in separate sets? Excellent news about the creme :cheers: Mine never lasts long enough to bother freezing t...
by chadspad
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 31
Views: 11589

Re: Sweetcorn

Hi Odsox, Im lucky if I get 1 cob per plant and then theyre tiny or only partially filled (and thats with growing at least 50 plants!) The plants all seem to grow well for a while but never end up like they say on the packs. Ive also suffered from that revolting grey mould several times. I know swee...
by chadspad
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 31
Views: 11589

Sweetcorn

Ok, so we have several more months of ice, snow and freezing temperatures before I can start growing the stuff but was thinking of getting my seeds soon cos thats exciting in itself! Now, usually I buy about 5 or 6 different varieties of sweetcorn thinking that I will check which one is the better f...
by chadspad
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Frosted!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Frosted!!

The ones that got frosted have been really blitzed and lost all their leaves :( Never mind, theres a few plants left. Lost all my squash plants too that actually had fruits on for the first time this year! Never mind, always next year (again!) :flower:
by chadspad
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Frosted!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Frosted!!

My chilli and pepper plants got frosted the other morning and the leaves have wilted. Ive since bought them all in as some survived. Will the ones with frosted leaves grow again or have they had it?