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by chadspad
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Butternuts
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Butternuts

Ive got another plant growing in the conservatory which had already got a butternut and is now flowering afterwards and it came to me that Im pretty sure the other one didnt flower (im always excited to see the flowers!) Now, does it work that the fruit appears anyway, then the flower comes and has ...
by chadspad
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beetroot. Why do I bother?
Replies: 31
Views: 6195

Re: Beetroot. Why do I bother?

The best (and most foolproof) brownies Ive ever made are a HFW recipe with beetroot. They last several days and are still moist and lovely! Beetroot and chocolate brownies You can either grate or purée the cooked beetroot before adding to the mix - the latter gives a slightly more velvety texture. T...
by chadspad
Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Butternuts
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Butternuts

I have started lots of plants off in pots in my conservatory. I have a butternut squash plant that was going great guns and outgrowing the room so I put it outside (as the weather was warm and sunny then) but kept it in the pot as it appeared so happy. It continued to grow, has lots of squashes on i...
by chadspad
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea'd off!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Pea'd off!!

Seems the pretty flowered peas arent doing too well. The pods are very flat, the peas dont seem to be developing and they just dont look right which is a shame. Have had rubbish luck this year with broad beans too. Normally theyre our best crop - we grow lots of them. This year we have only 1 or 2 p...
by chadspad
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Most "money-saving" vegetable
Replies: 68
Views: 14193

Re: Most "money-saving" vegetable

Has to be corn on the cob for me. Its around 4 euros for 2 when and if its available. If I dont have any that ive grown, I will have to buy some cos I love it so much! They dont sell it frozen here either.
by chadspad
Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Numpty question
Replies: 24
Views: 2275

Re: Numpty question

Oddly enough this year too, even the ones I think are peas, the pods are an odd shape. Although the peas are developing (slowly) the pods are flat and curled rather than being plump like peas ive had before.

Yes, will definitely try harder next year :lol:
by chadspad
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew Outside UK
Replies: 35
Views: 5255

Re: Home brew Outside UK

Lots of wine making going on here with the locals - all around my age group (38-45). Even more popular is the troussepinette style drink flavoured with walnut leaf or cherry leaf. Our friend makes several hundred litres of each flavour to keep the whole village going I think!
by chadspad
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Numpty question
Replies: 24
Views: 2275

Re: Numpty question

Ive mixed my mange tout and peas up this year (not on purpose I might add :oops: ) and really cant tell the difference from the pods. I picked a few for tea last night, some were stringy - Im guessing their probably the peas rather than the mange tout but cant tell by looking at them which is a worry.
by chadspad
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what are they?
Replies: 41
Views: 4000

Re: what are they?

M3 - the rutabaga we have here is the normal sweet orange swede.
by chadspad
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea'd off!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Pea'd off!!

Yes they are a lot taller arent they? The pods look normal so far. These plants are much prettier than normal peas :flower:
by chadspad
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How long do celery and salsify take to germinate?
Replies: 42
Views: 3342

Re: How long do celery and salsify take to germinate?

Wish I'd read the tip about germinating the sweetcorn earlier :banghead: (joins M3 in some headbanging!). Ive had a really poor germination rate this year. From 1 packet of 75 seeds I got 3 plants - seems such a waste. Mind you, lots of things have been a struglle this year except for the things in ...
by chadspad
Fri May 28, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea'd off!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Pea'd off!!

I think youre right Odsox. Im sure all the peas you can buy here have at most a 4 month sowing season and I never grow enough in that short time lol.
by chadspad
Fri May 28, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea'd off!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Pea'd off!!

Im sure I was eating some of them when planting and they were yummy like normal. Just so unusual to see these beautiful flowers.

Ive tried peas and mange tout later on in the year but never had much success, they just dont grow at the same rate they do early in the year. :dontknow:
by chadspad
Thu May 27, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea'd off!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Pea'd off!!

Well theyre extremely pretty looking peas! Lets hope they taste as good as they look.
by chadspad
Thu May 27, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea'd off!!
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: Pea'd off!!

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Peas?

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sweet peas?