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by Chicken6
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pocket money for a 9 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

Re: Pocket money for a 9 year old

Oh My god Chicken6 can I be on your pocket money list???Is this weekly??? I'm glad I just have 2 children I am begining to worry I can't afford them! I have an 8 year old who gets no pocket money but I will buy her chocolate or the odd book from the charity shop or boot sale but we buy presents at ...
by Chicken6
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Seed supplier recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Seed supplier recommendations please

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/ and http://www.tuckers-seeds.co.uk/ I tend to buy from these two companies. I use realseeds a lot as I like to save my own seed and this year I because of saving my seed I already have, sweet pepper butternut squash peas beans tomatoes cucumber chilli courgette leek I al...
by Chicken6
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pocket money for a 9 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

Re: Pocket money for a 9 year old

My children do jobs and earn good pocket money. My son is 9 he gets £4.50 My daughter is 6 she gets £3.00 and my soon to be 4 year old will get £2.00 They do jobs for this such as sweep floor, keep under the stairs tidy (shoe racks and school stuff is kept here), help fold washing keep bedrooms tidy...
by Chicken6
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil keeps dying
Replies: 30
Views: 6080

Re: Basil keeps dying

:mrgreen: I'm having the same problems with basil! I buy lovely bushy green plants from the store, and the leaves turn black and wither one by one. I know it is winter but the kitchen stays quite warm and it's getting as much sunlight as possible in wintertime London. I didn't have a problem in the...
by Chicken6
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you sowing right now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3276

Re: What are you sowing right now?

Today in the polytunnel i've sewn spinach, peas and carrots and covered two beds ready for peas to be sewn outside. In pots and cells I've sewn my onions and some leek seeds and my sweet peppers. I already have some chilli and tomato seeds already germinated which were sewn third week of January, I ...
by Chicken6
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Create your own tomato variety
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Create your own tomato variety

Has anyone joined in with the Realseeds 'Breed your own variety' scheme? I'm thinking of using their Delicious Early Bush Tomato Project for my tomatoes this year (and following years, I guess). I don't really have enough space to grow all 20 seeds myself so I might grow some and then try to persua...
by Chicken6
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Keeping basil alive
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Keeping basil alive

I bring mine into the kitchen too. I have about 5 pots which last me more or less until spring. I keep turning the pots and watering every other day. I've already got many jars of pesto made up so use it mainly for cooking. Before I grew my own basil I would buy the basil from T***o and as soon as I...
by Chicken6
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: sowing peas now - can I?
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: sowing peas now - can I?

I guess I would be looking at sowing 4000+ peas. Wow !! You must really like peas or you have a big family. I grew a 20 foot row of Onward peas and although I didn't count the seeds, a double row 2" apart would be roughly 240 seeds. That produced several meals fresh and also 7 kg in the freezer. I ...
by Chicken6
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: sowing peas now - can I?
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: sowing peas now - can I?

I think they do Odsox, I know they cross very easily with other BB so thats normally because of insects. I've grown Hatif D'A, and seed saved them. I've still to conquor how many peas to sew at a time, I either sew not enough or too many, but that just me - can't blame the peas, the seasons or even...
by Chicken6
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Come talk to me about bakeware. Please!
Replies: 30
Views: 2832

Re: Come talk to me about bakeware. Please!

After much research I was all set on the Mermaid stuff, and now you've thrown cast iron and the Pampered Chef thingie into the mix! . mermaid, mermaid ,mermaid everytime. I invested in a lasagna tin a few years ago and it looks like it did the first day I used it. They don't warp, you can put their...
by Chicken6
Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: sowing peas now - can I?
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

sowing peas now - can I?

Well I am left with space in my polytunnel due to the tomato plants being remove (blight) So I now have 2 x 20ft long beds to fill. The rest of the polytunnel won't be free until end of October currently filled with cucumbers,peppers and butternut squash. I thought i would sow some pea's Hatif d'Ann...
by Chicken6
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: I am growing watercress in a pot!
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: I am growing watercress in a pot!

I grew it in a pot outside my back door - it was so, so easy - T&M seeds I just made sure the soil was damp, the pot was stood in a shallow dish so would top that up with water. From what I remember the more I cut the more it grew. For some reason i didn't sow any this year, too much to remember but...
by Chicken6
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: when should i pinch out tomato plants?
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: when should i pinch out tomato plants?

I'd go along with the last post - just keep training them up and over whatever you can rig up. If the autumn is mild you will continue to get loads of ripe toms (into November often) and if not you can always pick off unripened trusses and place them on a windowsill to ripen indoors. Thanks for tha...
by Chicken6
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: machine to seperate tomato pulp???????
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: machine to seperate tomato pulp???????

A PASSA POMODORI many thanks. Their postage is really good. I'll check it out and order in the morning. I wasn't recommending that site. I just banged the name into google italia and that was the 1st link with a decent photo. Last year, Iread a few reviews from people who'd been using the machine a...
by Chicken6
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: machine to seperate tomato pulp???????
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: machine to seperate tomato pulp???????

Yes, they're called spremipomodori. http://tomatomilling.webdirectbrands.com/ We have a hand-powered one that does the trick. Seeds of Italy sell them, but they're really plasticy. If you can find a cast iron one, snap it up. A PASSA POMODORI many thanks. Their postage is really good. I'll check it...