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  Topic: Celebrate what IS growing!
dododumpling

Replies: 48
Views: 9439
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 07 11:18 am   Subject: Successes
Have had a good harvest of: Rhubarb, spuds (anya), garlic, peas, courgettes

Still growing, and look like they're doing well: Parsnips, tomatoes, brocolli
  Topic: Honoured dead crops, 2007
dododumpling

Replies: 62
Views: 11721
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 07 10:05 am   Subject: Honoured dead crops, 2007
Carrots and lettuces never even sprouted.

French beans have been very poor (and of the four plants that germinated, one has been eaten by ... something). Likewise cauliflowers.

Raspberries are b ...
  Topic: Grand Designs
dododumpling

Replies: 45
Views: 7617
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu May 03, 07 9:00 am   Subject: Grand Designs
Oh no, I missed it. Hopefully it will be on demand or one of the squillions of NTL channels.
  Topic: When to take the plunge?
dododumpling

Replies: 41
Views: 23571
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 07 12:32 pm   Subject: When to take the plunge?
I've been reading the Small Business Chat threads with interest as mr dodo and I are thinking about setting up on our own. Well, he'd be the one setting up, I'd be the one still working for an employe ...
  Topic: Tchibo food dehydrators
dododumpling

Replies: 15
Views: 4302
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 07 12:13 pm   Subject: Tchibo food dehydrators
you can dry all sorts of things; meat, fish, fruit, veg

The most reliable/energy efficient way in this country is to use a dehydrator, but sometimes you can get away with a hot dry spot indoors or ...
  Topic: Tchibo food dehydrators
dododumpling

Replies: 15
Views: 4302
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 07 11:27 am   Subject: A gazillion questions!
*Alert - Dried Food Novice posting!!*

OK, so I know about dried fruit and its uses. Oh, and I've dried herbs before, too. What else can you dry? How would you use your dried food? How do you store ...
  Topic: Growing your own: successes and disasters of 2006?
dododumpling

Replies: 23
Views: 4693
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jan 08, 07 12:55 pm   Subject: Growing your own: successes and disasters of 2006?
Successes:
* Pumpkins and squash: They took over the patio and I only got three fruits from three plants but they were good fruits, and it was fun to see how far the tendrils would grow.
* Chilli ...
  Topic: Sweetcorn
dododumpling

Replies: 19
Views: 4093
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 06 2:46 pm   Subject: Sweetcorn
Thanks all. I shall be dodging the raindrops later on this evening then to check tassel colour and to pierce a kernel with a fingernail! I really hope it's ready ... I've got my hopes up now!
  Topic: Sweetcorn
dododumpling

Replies: 19
Views: 4093
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 06 12:01 pm   Subject: Sweetcorn
How do I know when it's ready to harvest? I've never grown it before y'see ...
  Topic: How's your homebrew?
dododumpling

Replies: 19
Views: 4047
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 06 9:28 am   Subject: How's your homebrew?
I made several flavoured vodkas last year and, for me, the raspberry turned out the best. I hope you've made enough.

I'm already thinking I should make some more, as long as I can get some r ...
  Topic: How's your homebrew?
dododumpling

Replies: 19
Views: 4047
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Aug 14, 06 11:07 am   Subject: How's your homebrew?
Not quite homebrew as in wine, but I started off a batch of raspberry vodka on Saturday. I've never drunk raspberry vodka before but I suspect it's going to be one of my favourite drinks ...
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  Topic: Anyone here grow aubergines?
dododumpling

Replies: 30
Views: 9875
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 06 2:32 pm   Subject: Anyone here grow aubergines?
It's my first year growing aubergines - and I'm pleased to report some success! I'm growing these: pwetty!
  Topic: pumpkins
dododumpling

Replies: 30
Views: 6046
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 06 12:06 pm   Subject: pumpkins
Reply to Tahir - Yes, there are three little ones - perhaps a bit smaller than a tennis ball in size.
  Topic: pumpkins
dododumpling

Replies: 30
Views: 6046
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 06 10:32 am   Subject: pumpkins
Oh hang on, I've just re-read the thread again more closely and seen this:

We pinched as many of the ends out that we could reach.

Maybe I will pinch out the ends then. *confused*
  Topic: pumpkins
dododumpling

Replies: 30
Views: 6046
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 06 10:29 am   Subject: pumpkins
Ooh, this is interesting. I'm growing pumpkin for the first time this year (I just have the one plant that a neighbour kindly gave to me) and it's growing so fast that I was wondering if I should pinc ...
 
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