Friday, 28 August 2009
I found this whilst checking the RiverCottage site today....
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
The other was to visit a local wood and find the Waterfall. I'd never visited Greyfield Wood before, we are lucky enough to have so many wonderful woods to walk around here, but friend had told me of the waterfall so we were intrigued.
Friday, 14 August 2009
I was lucky enough to meet a fellow forum member today, who gave me a pasta maker she had lurking in a cupboard! I rushed home and made pasta for supper. The pasta maker was great and took away hours of rolling out the dough, but i didn't seem to have the knack for the spaghetti attatchment!!!
Add homegrown tomatoes, which have really started producing in good quantities this week!!!! And enjoy in the garden.....
Monday, 3 August 2009
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Today's how to is thanks to my mum showing me how to do this earlier in the week - thanks mum!
To make cuttings from a basil plant select a non flowering shoot.
1.Select shoot and remove the top 4 inches with a clean, sharp knife, cutting under a leaf joint.
2. remove bottom 2 leaves and plant.
Prepare a small flowerpot with seed compost and put cutting in 1 - 2 inches deep
Tip - planting cuttings around the edge of a pot will help to form stronger roots, as roots split and branch when they hit a surface.
3. Alternately, fill a clean jam jar with water and pop it on a nice light (but not hot) windowsill . Put the cutting into the water.
Change water daily and you should be able to watch the roots growing (2 - 4 weeks) Transfer to seed compost when good roots have formed.
When established cuttings should be planted up to a larger pot, watered in a placed on a bright windowsill.
Now you have lots of basil plants why not give some away to friends and neighbours? You might even get something different in return!!!