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by Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flageolet beans
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Flageolet beans

Thanks all. I think I will steam them for about 10 mins and see what they are like.
by Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flageolet beans
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Re: Flageolet beans

Yes, but that is just what I mean.
Those cooking instructions are for DRY beans and I'm looking for FRESH beans.
I will probably treat them like broad beans or peas, but I just hoping that someone had actually cooked them before.
by Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Flageolet beans
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Flageolet beans

Does anyone know how to cook fresh flageolet beans ? I loved tinned flageolets when I lived in France and now I have a glut of "gone over" climbing french beans. I still have a big jar of dried beans from last year so I thought I would try the shelled beans fresh. But all the references I can find f...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Variety is everything.
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Variety is everything.

No, I don't think it would work with my errant apple tree. It's not that it's not fruiting ... it's just not growing ! All the other trees have quadrupled in size in 3 years but this one is still about the same size as when I planted it. Chopping through roots I fear would make matters worse. No, it...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How do you sprout yours?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: How do you sprout yours?

No need to remove the muslin, that's the beauty of it.... the water goes through it and then strains it on it's way out.
No mung beans down the drain.
by Odsox
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How do you sprout yours?
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: How do you sprout yours?

I agree, a large glass jar is all you need. An old sweet jar works well ... cover the top with muslin and an elastic band, and put it in the airing cupboard. Don't forget to rinse a couple of times a day and that's it, easy as falling off a log. If you sprout them in daylight they will go green and ...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel/greenhouse advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: Polytunnel/greenhouse advice

Can't really recommend a polytunnel company I'm afraid, but I can recommend that you take a good look at the doors on the ones being offered. Some have small single doors and some have double doors ... go for the double doored ones or you have trouble even getting a wheelbarrow inside. And I would r...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Wood burner for old pallets?
Replies: 9
Views: 6938

Re: Wood burner for old pallets?

IMO there are good stoves and cheap stoves Yes, I would agree with Ann on this too. I am paying the cost of being a cheapskate this week. I bought a "cheap" woodburner on a well known auction site and although I got what was described it is totally uncontrollable as the draught is 'controlled' with...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What to plant
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: What to plant

One thing I've had great success in shallow containers is round carrots. The variety name is 'Parmex' and it makes small globe shaped carrots about an inch in diameter and they taste great too. Also you can grow them close spaced as they don't twine together like normal carrots If we have a warm aut...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Manure league table
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

Re: Manure league table

I was always told that horse manure is best. Cow manure is all I have ever spread on the garden Sheep manure was always used for making liquid manure ... fill a sack and suspend in a tank of water. Home made compost has variable fertilizer value but always make good soil conditioner (depends what yo...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South birmingham !
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Hello from South birmingham !

Greetings and welcome to the forum
by Odsox
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: On Raspberries and moving things
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: On Raspberries and moving things

No, raspberries don't climb like blackberries, they just have straight(ish) canes.
They will be fine to move when they are dormant and as they are shallow rooted you can dig up a reasonable amount of roots to make for a quick recovery.
by Odsox
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Variety is everything.
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Variety is everything.

I should have said in the post above that the same applies to apples. I planted an orchard 3 years ago at the same time as the raspberries. I chose 10 trees of 9 varieties (I have 2 Bramleys) and most are doing well. Those that are thriving are the 2 Bramleys, Early Victoria, Irish Peach, Worcester,...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Variety is everything.
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: Variety is everything.

I agree totally. I planted up 3 rows of different varieties 3 years ago. I can't remember the variety names either, but one was an early, one mid season and an autumn type. The autumn variety thrived and the other two just curled their toes up and died. So I just have the one now, which is no proble...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: red mite
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: red mite

If you can stand the smell, Jays Fluid works well too.
Probably best when you're between flocks though.