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Lynn commented on Ruth OSullivan's photo
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an interesting carrot!

"LOL - beautiful!"
Jun 27, 2012
Lynn commented on Ruth OSullivan's photo
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"WOW...very impressive. I love it!"
Jun 27, 2012
Ruth OSullivan commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"personally I think its quite easy to plant by the moon...when the moon is coming up to be full, plant your seeds and seedlings, its as easy as that :)"
Jun 26, 2012
Ruth OSullivan replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion nut cracker in the group Food Growing Q&A
"thanks Ive looked at these, but think they might be a bit slow and labour intensive?  http://www.ohiwamacadamias.co.nz/categories/wondercrackers just wondering if anyone has one of these and can recommend it?"
Jun 20, 2012
Ruth OSullivan added a discussion to the group Food Growing Q&A
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nut cracker

can anyone give me any info on nutcrackers please?  Ive been looking around for a while, have seen some very expensive American built ones,  then theres windup and down ones which like it would take a fair bit of work to crack heaps of nuts, and ones that Im quite keen on, the Wondercrackers which work on lever action ...anybody recommendations please?See More
Jun 20, 2012
Ruth OSullivan replied to Jane Maarie's discussion How many months does kumara need to stay in the ground before harvest? in the group Food Growing Q&A
"well I can tell you I have dug down and have three lovely big kumara so far, am going to dig them all up very soon and shall post a photo!  Feeling rather pleased!"
May 4, 2012
Ruth OSullivan replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"thanks I shall have a go and see what happens :)"
May 3, 2012
Ruth OSullivan replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"thanks for that info...we get some good frosts here (valley in between Nelson and Blenheim) and I know the inside of the glasshouse gets frosted up so I shall cross my fingers..Ive spread some frostcloth over them for the present and will see what…"
May 3, 2012
moggy replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"the smaller the chilli the more likely they are to be perennial. Once they have survived one winter they can actually reach the size of a medium sized bush."
May 3, 2012
Lisa L replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"If they are in a glasshouse they will be fine. They lose their leaves but the fruit ripens. Don't pull them up as some varieties live for a few years I had one plant they lasted 5 years, they look like twigs in the ground but come to life again…"
May 3, 2012
moggy replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"I have seen some green chilies that I have bought change from green to orange, but that is about it.  You will have a better chance of them going red if left on the plant, once they start to wrinkle a bit you may as well bring them in as they…"
May 2, 2012
Ruth OSullivan replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"thanks, they are not in pots, and with the frosts we get here, its going to be very difficult to overwinter them!"
May 2, 2012
Ruth OSullivan replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"yes, but what I want to know is if they will turn red when I hang them?"
May 2, 2012
Megan replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Chili plants can be overwintered - I've kept mine going for two years, just put a fleece over them when a frost is forecast or if they're in pots, bring them indoors for the winter."
May 1, 2012
moggy replied to Ruth OSullivan's discussion chilli plants in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Leave them on the plant as long as possible. They will ripen if you bring them inside and put them in full sun, but their lifespan after than will be a lot less than one ripened on the plant. If you want to dry them just hang them up."
May 1, 2012
Ruth OSullivan added a discussion to the group Food Growing Q&A
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chilli plants

I have a lovely crop of chillis on the plants in my wee glasshouse, but frosts are closing in and Im wondering if I pull up my chilli plants and hang them somewhere, like you do with tomatoes, will the chillis turn red and ripen?See More
May 1, 2012

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At 4:34pm on May 13, 2010, Megan said…
thanks for sharing your recipes Ruth, have you made feijoa & date chutney? It's best with under ripe fruit, the ones that aren't so good for eating but they keep their shape better in a chutney (if you like chunky chutney which is how I prefer it) Let me know if you want me to post the recipe that I use.
At 6:57pm on March 28, 2010, Rex and Jo said…
Sure is! We joined Oooby to try to flush out more people up here and you were the first to connect with us! Have sent you a message with our email address, would love to hear how things are going for you. Hope you had a good growing season. :0)
 
 
 

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