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  1. Silent readers patch 2009

    by , 31-07-2010 at 11:42 AM
    Copied from another location on the Internet. September 2009

    Ok, here goes..........

    Sweetcorn ended up being a total disaster, I only really got to eat around 5 or 6 good cobs, the chickens had the rest. I've no idea what went wrong but I can only think that I didn't give them enough water.

    Chard did very well..... just didn't really get on with the taste.

    Courgettes, I must of had over 200 no. by now..... and they are STILL going. ...
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  2. Pectin

    by , 24-07-2010 at 06:26 PM
    HOW DO I MAKE PECTIN AS IM HAVING PROB,S FINDING SOME .OR AS A FRIEND OF MINE SAYS THEY SELL IT AT TESCO,S IN SCOTLAND ,VERY FUNNY WHEN I LIVE IN WEST YORKSHIRE .CHEERS
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  3. Better late than never

    by , 16-07-2010 at 12:15 PM
    So after being a member of the Vine for a year now, I have only just realised that there is a blog facility, well better late than never I guess.

    Last night was a particularly blustery one and with the cold light of day came the unwelcome sight of 8 of my sweetcorn looking ever so slightly the worse for wear. That said, only one of them was very toppled but its' fall had been cushioned by the 2 plants immediately in front of it and 1 to the side, the latter of which, in turn, had ...
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  4. Grand-daughter's apple tree

    by , 10-07-2010 at 10:22 AM
    Earlier this year my 4 yr old grand-daughter gave me a pip from her apple and asked me to grow her an apple tree!!!

    It germinated and when it was three sets of leaves tall I pinched out the top and put it out on the patio in a 3 inch pot.

    This morning i noticed it was 19 inches tall with lots of side leaves and looking rather "stringy".

    I've now transferred it to a 12 inch pot but need some advice on what to do now??

    Thanks in ...
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  5. Catch up

    by , 02-07-2010 at 05:42 AM (Veg Plotting by Pipkins)
    So the new shed is up and painted, little flower bed in front of it has been planted with some Osteospermums and Pelagoniums. An old galavanised tank is now home to some rose bush's and more osteo's and Little C' has started to build his wildlife hotel out of an old pallet sawn in half, he has stuffed to with sticks, bricks, grass and bamboo canes(which should have been for my tom's).

    We ate our first early spuds Pentland Javelin along with fresh peas and drumhead cabbage the other ...
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