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by JeremyinCzechRep
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderberries along a main road?
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: Elderberries along a main road?

As elderberries are quite common, it is likely that you will be able to find plenty more which don't grow near a busy road. Personally I am not a fan of elderberries, though sometimes add a few to a blackberry and apple crumble.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help ...courgettes
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: Help ...courgettes

Marrows are not as tasty as courgettes but are great as 'fillers' for almost any kind of meat pie. They are also great in spicy marrow chutney - I've made 25 jars so far - based on my http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/Spicy_pumpkin_chutney.htm recipe.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The tines, they are a'changin'
Replies: 2
Views: 685

The tines, they are a'changin'

One of the tines of my (garden) fork is out of alignment with the others by about 3cm at the tip. Does anyone have any hot tips on how to get it back into alignment?
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4456

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

Thanks for the long posts, Charlie. I didn't realise that I would have to sterilise dry grass before using it but my bags of tightly packed straw (not liquidized) and spawn from a commercial batch, has not shown any signs of progress. Ellendra suggested using a bit of mollasses with the spawn. Have ...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: A fredge
Replies: 12
Views: 3321

Re: A fredge

I'd never heard the word before but what a sensible idea. Why do so many people surround their gardens with something as useless as privet? To keep it in shape I would recommend buying the very latest in cutting hedge technology. :-)
by JeremyinCzechRep
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: propogating blackcurrants
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: propogating blackcurrants

Thanks for the tip, Bob. What's the best season to try it? On a separate blackcurrant issue - I have just made the most delicious blackcurrant jam the world has ever seen. I would like to give some to my mum and niece who are flying out to visit me - but they're only flying with hand luggage. I have...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: propogating blackcurrants
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

propogating blackcurrants

It does seem that many people are getting good crops of blackcurrants this year. I was tidying up in my back yard. pulling up weeds from between the paving stones, when I noticed that I had pulled up two small blackcurrant plants, both about 5cm high. The blackcurrants had fallen from a bush a few m...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bindweed and?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Bindweed and?

Thanks for that - Looking on the bright side - I can look forward to a lot of nettle soup next year... :-)
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bindweed and?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Bindweed and?

Gulp, I've put loads of nettle in mine - presuming it would get hot enough to kill them.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bindweed and?
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Bindweed and?

What else DON'T you put in your compost?
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4456

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

Interesting that they seem happy to grow on both straw and in wood; I presumed most fungi were quite specific. I also tried the plugs 2 years ago - but with no success at all. I saw some logs at the same garden centre selling the inoculated bags of straw. They were sold in plastic bags - which, it a...
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4456

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

Not online, from a local garden centre (but I'm in the Czech Republic). Aren't they available in the UK? This could be a marketing opportunity - unless my DIY method works brilliantly.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?
Replies: 14
Views: 4456

Re: Growing your own oyster mushrooms?

Thanks for the advice. I'll make two bags and try my technique and your technique and will let you know what happens.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: MUSHY STRAWBERRIES !!!

Have you had any hail recently? It sounds like it could be hail damage. If it is, fruit that comes later should be fine.
by JeremyinCzechRep
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: courgettes
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: courgettes

Why not buy some young plants from a garden shop? They shouldn't be too expensive and you'll have courgettes much earlier than if you sow seed now.