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by tisme
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: unripe green tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: unripe green tomatoes

Put a ripe banana in the green house with them. They will ripen quicker
by tisme
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gardeners please help
Replies: 17
Views: 3219

Re: Gardeners please help

Thanks again for the info. I have some more toms in a green house that 50yrds away and there fine, so I'm now not sure it is blight. I have dug them up and put them on the bonfire just in case. I'l start watering in the morning as well (who wants to lay in bed :iconbiggrin: ) Thompson & Morgan toms ...
by tisme
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gardeners please help
Replies: 17
Views: 3219

Re: Gardeners please help

Thanks for the replys. I watered them the same time every evening. If it is blight will it go onto other plants and how long before I can grow toms again?

Ta
by tisme
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gardeners please help
Replies: 17
Views: 3219

Gardeners please help

Hi
I had 20 tomato plants in my polly tunnel. I trimmed them very hard a couple of weeks ago. The stems and and tomatoes went brown, even the green tomatoes had brown patches on them.

Is this blight or could it be something else?

Ta
by tisme
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider time nearly here again
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Cider time nearly here again

Third fermentation is the one you wish would speed it up. :iconbiggrin:
by tisme
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider time nearly here again
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Cider time nearly here again

I do not understand why your cider is taking 3 years, surely it can't be that it takes 3 years to ferment? Regarding oxidation, as apple juice oxidises in minutes, I don't know how you can prevent it unless you have industrial machinery that mashes the apples and presses the juice out without it ev...
by tisme
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider time nearly here again
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Cider time nearly here again

I though I was I just don't understand what he's saying when he says it "won't work" it has for over 100 yrs.
Sorry if I offended you both.
by tisme
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider time nearly here again
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Re: Cider time nearly here again

It's worked since 1890 and it worked in 2010! Only difference in 1990 they stopped putting a dead rat in the barrels.
Please explain your comment.
by tisme
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Cider time nearly here again
Replies: 13
Views: 2345

Cider time nearly here again

With September only six weeks away I'm planning on making cider again. I'm lucky enough to have a neighbor who lent me his very old press and pulper last year and has said I can borrow them again this year. Last year we used Bramley apples with 20kg of sugar in a 45 gallon barrel, but its still not ...
by tisme
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Early Mid Life Crisis
Replies: 48
Views: 3908

Re: Early Mid Life Crisis

Money might be tight but you will be rich in happiness. I know which one I'd rather. Well done.
by tisme
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...get rid of several tons of rubble?
Replies: 12
Views: 2947

Re: ...get rid of several tons of rubble?

Thanks for the suggestions all. I think the solution is probably a combination of all of them. To give an idea of what I am dealing with, the pile is about 4 feet high, 18 feet long by 10 feet wide. Sound like it a fallen down house that needs rebuilding. That's what I would try with the council. :...
by tisme
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: wasps and bees
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: wasps and bees

Insurance comes with BBKA membership for up to 3 hives. If you place the hive with a fence or shed 3 or 4 foot in front the bees they will fly up over it. This will stop them flying into people who are worried about them. They will do all their collecting where the most sugar is and so very few will...
by tisme
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What does your home smell of?
Replies: 153
Views: 21162

Re: What does your home smell of?

Great thread.
This morning mt house smelt of Bees as I made 30 frames for new hives last night.
by tisme
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Red split lentils?
Replies: 17
Views: 3533

Re: Red split lentils?

Lentil loaf I make it once a month but not sure of the amounts I use, its something like this cup of lentils egg parsley cayenne pepper tomato Lemon juice Boil the lentils in a small amount of water until soft and mushy. Remove from heat add the egg, cayenne, lemon juice and parsley. Grease a loaf t...
by tisme
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Eeeeek!
Replies: 17
Views: 2891

Re: Eeeeek!

Well done and thanks for sharing your dyspraxia. I didn't even know what that was and had to look it up now I think I have it :iconbiggrin:

Congrats