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by Dave
Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Vote for vegetable of the month
Replies: 10
Views: 6862

Broccoli

I like broccoli too, it's just that brassicas are Cabbage, mustard, turnips, swede and broccoli. So I think it will have to be just broccoli otherwise we'll run out of vegetables for veg of the month before long. It means less work for me too.
by Dave
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Vote for vegetable of the month
Replies: 10
Views: 6862

I've gotta write this by the 1st so I think the poll's closed, thanks for all of the votes everyone. I declare Brassicas the Vegetable of Decemeber. It could have been an easy one like leeks or carrots :wink:
by Dave
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: herb of the month
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

Hemp

I quite agree honey monster, have you heard of THTC? There website is http://www.thtc.co.uk/ . I'm sort of writing an article at the moment about alternatives to intensively farmed cotton, it should be up in the next couple of months. - Dave
by Dave
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: herb of the month
Replies: 3
Views: 2666

St John's Wort

St John's wort is good for helping with depression, it can lighten the mood especially across the winter. It takes about 2 weeks to 'kick in'. It shouldn't be taken with any other medicines or by anyone who is pregnant. I tried it one winter and I think it helps.
by Dave
Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Straw
Replies: 3
Views: 2909

You can use straw to keep the weeds down, I've just put some around my blackcurrents.
by Dave
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: clay
Replies: 2
Views: 2893

Clay Soil

I've got clay soil at my allotment and never found it to be a problem. Parsnips seem to do very well, I pulled up a parsnip that weighed a kilo last week. The other things that seemed to do well were, beans, courgettes, beet spinach. The only things that seemed to do badly were potatoes and sweedes ...
by Dave
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Quick home made pizza
Replies: 1
Views: 2369

Quick home made pizza

A simple and quick way to make a Pizza. Cut a bit of french bread or baggette in half down the middle then cut it length ways as if you were making a sandwich. Chop up some tomatoes in a bowl add a bit of olive oil, some fresh basil and black pepper and a couple of drops of balsamic vinegar. Coat th...
by Dave
Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: YUM
Replies: 2
Views: 2825

Potato, Cheese and Ale Pie

The last home brew I made I had about 40 pints of ale and found myself turning into a bit of a drinker so started cooking with it. I came up with this recipe and it was delicous. Potato, Cheese and Ale Pie Boil some potatos in half stock half ale with some fresh thyme. Line a baking tray with some p...