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by JR
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Takes some believing.........
Replies: 32
Views: 2643

Re: Takes some believing.........

I cant believe what some people are like. We are so used to seeing dirt on our produce we find it strange to buy clean ones from the supermarkets or local green grocer. Red spuds for this week were dug in the rain so are "filthy", Fantastic!!!! One of them was about 8 inches long and huge , in my tu...
by JR
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 113280

Re: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to

Not been on forum for a bit, very busy and the site has been disallowed at work :( Oh well best do some work from now on! :lol: Been busy up plot clearing finished plants and weeding spring beds. Still picking runners, harvesting last of main crop, marrows, tomatoes and looking forward to the butter...
by JR
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I think i've nearly finished
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: I think i've nearly finished

Well done, good work.
by JR
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Marrows
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Marrows

Stuffed marrowis just the best, OH does them with mince & rice then covers with a tomato & herb sauce and also a version with sausage meat and cheese sauce. I have picked what I think will be the last one this year. Our plants were all early we have had caugettes and marrow since early June this year.
by JR
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 5553

Re: peppers/chillies

Tee Hee! I have seen them before but they always make you giggle!
by JR
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what do butternuts look like?!
Replies: 33
Views: 3801

Re: what do butternuts look like?!

I was very impressed with our plants over the weekend. Lots of squashes on each one (around 10-15) although small (5" high x 3" across) they are all starting go change colour slightly. I had assumed they would get bigger then change colour. I didnt think they would be ready until November but I woul...
by JR
Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 5553

Re: peppers/chillies

I have been growing chillies for a few years now and as each year goes by are always shocked by them. This year I have grow some naga jolkia's and boy they are hot. However I do have a Fresno which is about 5 years old. A small red pod from this is much stronger than a green first year naga pod from...
by JR
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 113280

Re: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to

P.S. Our red onions were very small apart from a few! :(

The whites were fantastic mind you! So not all bad. :cheers:
by JR
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 113280

Re: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to

Good harvest again this weekend. Spent a good few hours catching up on jobs, weeding, clearing beds, composting etc. Brought home. Runners, marrow, caugettes, red main crop potatoes, corn cobs, raddish, carrots, apples, sweed, spinnach, tomatoes, red cabbage, white cabbage and kale. Still got cucumb...
by JR
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 5553

Re: peppers/chillies

I am not 100 percent sure but I would think they are. Its worth keeping a couple of plants and giving it a go.

I usually grow most plants in early spring from seed but do keep a couple of chilli plants over winter and they do fine every year. I will try a pepper this year as well.
by JR
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pumpkins
Replies: 43
Views: 4324

Re: Pumpkins

Our atlantic giant is 25inches across at present, only one on two plants though. Squashes are going mad as well with lots of fruit. :sunny:
by JR
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 5553

Re: peppers/chillies

Yes you can grow peppers from seeds from supermarkets and they will grow fine. They need time to mature (ie plant in spring) and are better in a greenhouse. I have found the peppers even with feed are slightly smaller but very tatsy. Give it a go, the kids will have great fun, perhaps get them a pro...
by JR
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweetcorn
Replies: 46
Views: 4191

Re: Sweetcorn

Had first cob last night. It was fantastic, shame we wont get many this year. :(

I will make it my mission to germinate lots of seeds next year a dedicate a large area to grow lots. We will see.
by JR
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: peppers/chillies
Replies: 48
Views: 5553

Re: peppers/chillies

Chillies are all doing fab, apart from some of the jalapenos are outside in the wind. I have had pods from Jalapenos, Naga Jolkia, Fresno, Scotch Bonnet, Cayenne and the Twilights are a mass of chillies but all white/cream in colour at the moment. The ozzoco (I think it is spelt correctly) is very s...
by JR
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Drying red chillies
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Drying red chillies

Yes we string them up too. Just drying the ones for seeds for next year managing to not eat every chilli from every plant, we love em, kids too. Pickled some Jalapenos as well! Yum! I have a great picture of me eating a Naga Jolkia (straight off the plant) at OH birthday party I will post. Yes I had...