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    Wow, well last night I planted out my butternut and Kobocha squash plants under drinks bottle cloches.

    Today I've been helping my OH's scout group de-weed a large area in a new piece of camping land they've taken over. Good day's work. For my troubles I earned a Bacon sarnie and a cold beer, some green wire fencing stuff they were going to throw (to contain the rampant squashes in their designated areas) and tonnes of comfrey that I've just added to my previously unused Water Butt for a total cost of 4 for the tap (got the water butt free as I found it dumped. Just need to fill with water now and make a lid...

    Thinking about lottie fruit and veg now too...

    I'm pooped. Now time to chek the net ideas of cooking sweet potato (other than straight forward baking that is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortie
    ideas of cooking sweet potato (other than straight forward baking that is...
    Took OH out for her birthday treat and local pub had sweet-potato chips! Delicious.

    Not too sure about doing that myself, might try in a pan, rather than the deep fryer to check the effect on the oil.

    Have heard of sweet-potato mash also, but not tried it.
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    Sweet potatoes are also nice if you cut them into wedges, drizzle with a bit of oil and pop in the oven until they have started to go brown very nice with some mayo

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    Sweet potatoes are also lovely dipped in olive oil and then cooked on top of your bbq! Standard fare in SA together with butternut which is also delicious baked in the oven with sweet potatoes, onion, parsnips and florence fennel. Yum!

    Just potted on tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce as well as basket toms. Written down doesn't seem like much but it took me a good couple of hours!
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    I mainly either mash sweet potatoes or par boil them and add them to thai curry.

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    I cut mine into wedges in the end, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled some mild chilli powder over them.. I was sooo impressed I used the one left over potato to try and propogate slips (got the method from another thread on here) If I get my lottie soon and not next year, I'll be planting them on there

    Went to visit the lottie secretary on Sunday and ached like heck from the raking etc on Saturday... still really feeling it now . Triggered off my neckache really badly. Stupid me Out come the neurophen, hate taking tablets.

    That said, it didn't stop me from planting out more runner beans on Sunday morning and 4 tomatos under pop-bottle cloches Sunday afternoon, oh and batch baking meat pies for the freezer. MMmmmmmmm

    Started my list of bits for the lottie together... oh dear I'm really getting excited about it and might not even get this one yet!
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    Mmm, sweet potato mash with a big blob of butter on top.Never grown them myself though.
    Last night my O.H. came in & said the front garden was covered with snails, it was warm & wet & had brought them all out of hiding. I went out in the drizzle with a big plastic bag & picked them all off.Passers-by probably wondered why a nutty woman was crawling around the garden in the wet but as we live just round the corner from a pub maybe not!
    This morning I have been shuffling seedlings from the propagator to the table, table to the windowsills, windowsills to the plastic greenhouse outside-running out of room again.
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    i collected as many slugs off the flower bed as i could and started on the grass but theres so many little black ones its impossible and also it started throwing it down so i had to dash in. will continue my hunt later as theyre continuing to eat through our flower bed of beautifulness i checked the toms and sunflowers that were planted out a little while ago and a tomato plant vanished a few days ago and now a sunflower has too. checked the seeds and i now have 6 beetroot seedlings, 4 cabbage, 2 peas and 2 courgettes the tomatoes really smell of tomato plants now, i love it

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