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Yesterday at 14:50:52 by davholla | Views: 50 | Comments: 3

Is a type of potato grown in South America.
It should be possible to grow as other types of potatoes shouldn't it?  And I think is legal to import (please correct me if not true).
I am not planning to grow any other veg so what can I do about rotation or lack of

Here is the little information I can find in English
Yesterday at 12:34:06 by ACE
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I have inherited a couple of compost bins with the new plot. Are they just gardeners toys or are they any good? I don't see them taking care of my weeds and cuttings having about a ton of the stuff I have just been digging out. I could just put the  kitchen veg waste in one of them but the other might just be taking up room. I have made a huge double compost container out of some extra large pallets I swopped for some courgettes on a building site down the road which makes more sense than these tiddley toys. As a rhubarb forcer it might be a better use for it.
Yesterday at 09:07:12 by davholla | Views: 88 | Comments: 8

I have been offered a 60 square meter plot.
I am thinking of growing apple trees, gooseberries and a mulberry tree (all fine).
1) How much work would it be to set this up do you think?
2) What would be the best way to net the gooseberries (you can grow them in pots but you cannot eat them because netting them is very difficult)?
3) Best way to keep the weeds down?
4) How much work day to day?
5) I have all of these apple trees, gooseberries and a mulberry tree in pots, can I just plant them in the ground?  They seem healthy although the trees are not productive.  Or should I buy new ones?

My main concern is netting I hate DIY and this worries me a lot.
Yesterday at 08:08:15 by gazza1960
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Thinking on me feet.............

So with nearly 50 Bunches of Red Grapes in the garden to go through I made a start lunchtime with this Grape Pizza .....………..I added the Rosemary infused Oil as it works really well with the Sweet Grape Flavour.

Simple Pizza Dough (we prefer Wholemeal hence the Dark finish)
 Red Grapes Seeded and halved
 Rosemary Leaves
 Olive Oil.
 Pecorino Cheese Grated (or hard cheese of your choosing)
 Salt and pepper


Put 30 or so of the Rosemary leaves in a Pestle and Mortar with some Olive Oil,grind the Rosemary Leaves into the Olive Oil to release all their Beautiful Oils and leave to infuse for 30 minutes.

Wash / Seed and set your Grapes aside.

Roll out your Pizza Dough to a size of your Liking.

Brush the Pizza Dough with some of the Rosemary Infused Oil and crushed Rosemary Leaves

Scatter your Grape Half’s how you like over the Pizza

Drizzle with Honey

Season with salt and Pepper

Lastly scatter some Pecorino cheese over the Pizza.

Cook in the hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes depending on your Dough Thickness.

Enjoy Your Fresh Grape Pizza, it was lovely and Crisp with Sweet and Savoury Flavours.

Jude had some Goats cheese on hers.......Juries out but she enjoyed it,so job done.

anyway that's a couple of Bunches used.....45 to go  !!!!!!!!!!



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