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by Enormous Sage
Sat May 15, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: "Peat" pots
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: "Peat" pots

I was digging the rotted compost out of my heap a couple of months back and actually found some peat pots I'd peeled off and thrown in....Still sitting there, fully intact.
I've also found the intact remains of them in the soil, where I've planted beans grown in them.
by Enormous Sage
Sat May 15, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dead Sage
Replies: 25
Views: 2645

Re: Dead Sage

Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. :pale:
by Enormous Sage
Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: I'm a car! But not everybody's happy
Replies: 15
Views: 5062

Re: I'm a car! But not everybody's happy

I like this. Can't you just see the Citroen Double Nobby? The Ford Rusty? The General Motors Trev? Yes, I foresee a totally new poetic world :lol: :lol: Mike Fiat did used to sell a car in South America called the "Rustica". For some reason, that name wasn't used in Europe. Personally, I'd be happy...
by Enormous Sage
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Natures Harvest and tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Natures Harvest and tomatoes

I grew black cherry toms last year and they do give a very good flavour, if a slightly disappointing harvest (though that may be down to the position they were in). Also the plants themselves grew like mad and ended up taking up a lot of space, requiring constant cutting back and side shooting. I gr...
by Enormous Sage
Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Finding things
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Finding things

the ones I planted got eaten by voles I read that as "eaten by wolves" at first glance and imagined you have a thrillingly dangerous sounding garden. :oops: I found some random sunflowers growing, raspberries which seem to pop up all over the place along with strawberries which seem to self seed an...
by Enormous Sage
Tue May 19, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Bottled Cider caution!
Replies: 30
Views: 4569

Re: Bottled Cider caution!

Ah, I seem to have a similar problem with my home brew. I tried opening one to sample the delights of my labours and had to spend about 1/2 hour mopping up afterwards. What was left did taste quite nice though, so at least I sort of got the recipie right! I maybe bottled them too early, before the y...
by Enormous Sage
Tue May 12, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How many Huckleberries?
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: How many Huckleberries?

I grew "Garden Huckleberries" last year, which are not the same as the American Huckleberries (but look similar) and I've never known a plant produce so much fruit. I got a couple of kg worth off four plants and didn't really pay too much attention to them, other than having to cut them back when th...
by Enormous Sage
Sat May 09, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberry-eating mice
Replies: 15
Views: 4256

Re: Strawberry-eating mice

See, I worry about poison because what is to stop a mouse getting out of the box and perhaps the greenhouse before dying and being eaten by a bird or someone's pet cat. I can't bare to think about my neigbours using poison for mice :cry: :cry: :cry: If you use poison, they also crawl under the floo...
by Enormous Sage
Sat May 09, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Slow progress
Replies: 19
Views: 1981

Re: Slow progress

My tomatoes are small too, though they seem to have picked up the pace a little over the last week or so.
Maybe it's just because I stopped checking them every half hour. :lol:
by Enormous Sage
Sat May 09, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberries + Growbags
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Strawberries + Growbags

I made some simple trough / planters out of some salvaged decking, lined them with thick polythene and planted strawbs in those. They seem to work quite well, but you do need to keep them damp as they dry out quite quickly. They also now seem to sprout randomly out of the cracks in the patio, other ...
by Enormous Sage
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Plants that liked to be used as a toilet !
Replies: 14
Views: 1786

Re: Plants that liked to be used as a toilet !

I tried using my own wee to repel the foxes, but they wouldn't sit still for long enough.
by Enormous Sage
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato Seedlings
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Tomato Seedlings

I've had this happen to mine in the past, and I'm sure it was (as you suggest) down to me being a bit over enthusiastic with watering them.

They went onto recover and grow to full sized plants though!
by Enormous Sage
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: My soil is just really really CLAY!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Re: My soil is just really really CLAY!!!!

I've got heavy clay soil and leeks & lettuces worked very well. Only problem is that slugs & snails seem to be rife, which I think is because the clay soil stays damp for longer and is a better environment for them to thrive. I covered the lettuces up with cloches made from plastic bottles, which se...
by Enormous Sage
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What to do with tomatos?
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: What to do with tomatos?

You can make them into a tomato pasta type sauce and freeze it in batches.

There's a good recipie here on the Jamie Oliver website.

I tried pickling some tomatoes last year, but they didn't turn out very well. :?
by Enormous Sage
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: I've got mushrooms on my mushrooms. wtf?
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: I've got mushrooms on my mushrooms. wtf?

I don't know, but the concept of mushrooms growing on mushrooms is a strangely beautiful one.

Any chance of a photo?