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  Topic: LED grow lights
Just Jane

Replies: 11
Views: 25146
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 17 11:28 am   Subject: LED grow lights
The Ikea led growlights worked wonders for getting my chillis/peppers/aubergines off to a good start without getting too leggy this spring
  Topic: Mens and women's basic jumpers in chunky natural colour wool
Just Jane

Replies: 12
Views: 9326
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Mar 05, 10 11:55 am   Subject: Mens and women's basic jumpers in chunky natural colour wool
This is the pattern that I intend to knit next, no seams, can use any wool, needles & stitches

http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html
  Topic: Plum Glut
Just Jane

Replies: 5
Views: 4331
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 09 11:22 am   Subject: Plum Glut
Is it possible to bottle stewed plums without a sugar syrup? Already stewed plums would take up less space in the jars than whole ones (I also prefer to destone them in case they also contain creepy c ...
  Topic: Storing/Preserving/Freezing Veg.
Just Jane

Replies: 18
Views: 4418
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 09 10:42 am   Subject: Storing/Preserving/Freezing Veg.

3. Tomatoes - have you tried drying them? I get through jars and jars of SDTs in oil every winter. As Gil says, there is also ketchup - homemade is delicious.

How dry do you dry them before putti ...
  Topic: UK grown-able pulses for drying/storing
Just Jane

Replies: 24
Views: 6751
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 09 11:52 am   Subject: UK grown-able pulses for drying/storing
Something you won't be able to grow : lentils
They're fiddly and need to grown in commercial quantities to get a decent harvest.

Have grown lentils myself - found they grew really easy and good gr ...
  Topic: Mushroom id - 2 I found in the garden
Just Jane

Replies: 6
Views: 2670
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 08 1:07 pm   Subject: Mushroom id - 2 I found in the garden
thanks for your help everybody
  Topic: Mushroom id - 2 I found in the garden
Just Jane

Replies: 6
Views: 2670
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 08 8:16 am   Subject: Mushroom id - 2 I found in the garden
Hi

I found both of these in the garden and was wondering if anybody knew what they were.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/10946/113-1349_IMG.jpghttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/10947/113-1368_I ...
  Topic: Courgettes
Just Jane

Replies: 46
Views: 6609
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 08 12:24 pm   Subject: Courgettes
Excellent - that's cut down next years transplanting then. I wish I could get it to work for sweetcorn - I'm sure that would benefit even more from not being transplanted.

I found that it grows be ...
  Topic: Watermelons
Just Jane

Replies: 11
Views: 2626
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 04, 08 11:22 am   Subject: Watermelons
I have 2 planted outside but they haven't really started to ramble yet. When I've grown them previously I just let them go til they reached the edge of the be & then knipped the end out. Mind you ...
  Topic: mysterious levitating garlic
Just Jane

Replies: 20
Views: 4805
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 07 1:14 pm   Subject: mysterious levitating garlic
I had this too - I think its the frost as it brings the larger particles (eg stones) to the surface. Good thing is I can see that they've started to put down roots without digging any up (am an impati ...
  Topic: Growing wheat
Just Jane

Replies: 21
Views: 4848
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 07 12:11 pm   Subject: Growing wheat
I don't know how big a patch you planted but you may need to think about netting it next summer if you want to harvest any - the birds loved my 15m2 this year so much so that I only got a 1litre ice ...
  Topic: A question for all you cheesemakers...
Just Jane

Replies: 14
Views: 3398
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 07 3:38 pm   Subject: A question for all you cheesemakers...
Thanks for the prompt replies.

With regards to available kit & conditions salt and water should be pretty easy, I do have some leftover cheese wax that came with my mushroom plugs, resulting pr ...
  Topic: A question for all you cheesemakers...
Just Jane

Replies: 14
Views: 3398
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 07 1:17 pm   Subject: A question for all you cheesemakers...
How do you age your hard cheeses?

I previously experimented making a (verry small) cheese using (don't laugh) a litre of milk and a mixture of James_so's and Fankhausers instructions - after pressi ...
  Topic: Coffee
Just Jane

Replies: 27
Views: 8424
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 07 11:26 am   Subject: Coffee
This is what I use

http://www.bodum.com/b2c/index.asp?famid=16&famSubId=1602&id=K1791-01
  Topic: Olive Trees and frost
Just Jane

Replies: 6
Views: 3269
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 07 11:30 am   Subject: Olive Trees and frost
I have 2 youngish olive trees, one in a pot & the other in the garden. I cover each of them with a fleece for the winter and pull the one that is in a pot next to the wall of the house for a bit m ...
 
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