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Everything posted by Tiercel

  1. https://www.(!64.56:886/viralmotion/videos/1402561089873334/ TC
  2. Cold potato with lashings of butter , cold gravy, meat pie between two pieces of bread (cold). Cheese and onion crisps, (crunched up small) ham and mustard, corned beef with branston fruity sauce, but my favourite has to be either apple and sugar or banana. All on wholemeal bread. TC
  3. Is this a wild bird ? I don't know of anyone who has a tame Osprey. TC
  4. Yep, thats the one. They are still available from growers. TC
  5. A good guess there and not far off. This dessert/cider variety takes its name from a ********* who was shot whilst stealing apples from the Megginch estate in Scotland. The apples were thrown on a rubbish heap by his wife and one of the seedlings that emerged was subsequently named after his predicument and his job. The fruits are blood red, crisp and juicy. When very ripe, the flesh becomes stained pink. TC
  6. There is an apple tree growing by the side of the road near me where the road has gone through what used to be a farm garden. This apple is odd as it is red on the inside as well as the outside, it is a desert apple and really sweet. There is a story behind the name of the apple which is applicable to THL, any guesses? TC
  7. http://www.fromhots.com/ Pretty good site even lets you use an adblocker. TC
  8. Any other way I can post them pal? Yes you can use the sites up loader, it now allows 14mb plus for each post. To access it click on More reply options in the bottom right corner of the page when making a post. TC
  9. Choosing what onions to store is a big part of getting it right. Any onion without a thin neck should be used straight away and not stored. It also depends on the variety of the onion to be stored, some are better than others. Red onions are very difficult to store, why I do not have a clue. I was always told to store in nets in a cool airy place once dried, but for the amount I grew they would never last till Xmas as I would have run out by then. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/storing-onions.htm a basic synopsis of storing onions TC
  10. I was looking for a variety of potato to grow next year when I came across this site, there seem to be a lot of new gardeners on here this year so I thought it may be helpful to some one. http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/index.php There is an automatic wiget on there where you type in where you live and it gives the optimum dates for planting in your area. TC
  11. Roger 123 you do realise these posts are over 4 years old? TC
  12. Don't peel them just a light scrub to get the dirt off and in the steamer. TC
  13. Makes no odds, you are growing for tasty, organically grown veg, don't get hung up on what they are supposed to look like as long as they are healthy then your doing a good job.
  14. Nothing wrong with those carrots, no matter what shape they are they will taste 100% better than shop bought ones. Not one bit of the dreaded carrot fly showing. Well done!! TC
  15. Again no guarantee's it depends on time of year and weather patterns. All things being equal it should work, the only problem is things are rarely equal. TC I've planted loads of raddish....my whole family loves them. We had a week of misformed raddish followed by a month of non....now Iv got a million misformed ones again lol Planted to many all together at one time. Next year I will aim for raddish all season! All you can do is sow and hope the weather gods are kind to you. TC
  16. Modern medicine can be a wonderful thing. However ultimately it will be the death of the human race as a standalone viable species. I just looked at the infant mortality rate for the year I was born and compared them to today's rates. To me this smacks of drug companies playing with peoples emotions for profit. No parent wants to see their child die and most as in this case will do anything to keep them alive. The fact is though that not every child that is born will make it to maturity, and to be truthful that is the way it should be. I would like to ask Francie a question. Do you t
  17. Again no guarantee's it depends on time of year and weather patterns. All things being equal it should work, the only problem is things are rarely equal. TC
  18. Over the years I have learnt that there is no such thing as hard and fast rules, what works one year will not always work the next. The only thing I can say that is a certainty, is that every year is uncertain and there are no hard and fast rules. TC
  19. Average about 31/2inch dia ..some a bit bigger some a bit smaller ..the yellow ones have grown even quicker .. Thanks, I'll measure ours, maybe I was just expecting them to be bigger, next year I'd like to try some different types Those yellow beet are quick growers and they do not bleed like the red beets. The quickest beets I have found for growing are the white beetroot. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=white+beetroot&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15
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