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Books for preserving all that hard grown produce
Tue 8-Jan-13
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Much the same here Aly, apart from the problems with things growing.  We had far too much beetroot last year (don't like pickles) and not enough carrots.

 

The locals don't use green tomatoes as they think they are bad for you so already requested if I can have them next year as OH has developed a serious addiction to my curried green tomato chutney.

 

Also need to move the areas of  crop production around - the okra was too far from house to prevent a lot growing too big before picking.    Oh well it's all a learning curve and the rabbits enjoy the surplus beetroot. 

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Wed 9-Jan-13
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Costco have the box of river cottage books for £25 too - it seems to be a popular price! I was planning to stop on my way home tomorrow to pick up a set.

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It'll be worth it, Mike - I found them very interesting! ok

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So I bought the set last night. I already owned the hedgerow book but that's not too much of a problem. I've read through the bread book already and it looks really good i_am_hungry

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So - a good buy, then?

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I'd say yes. I had a quick flick through the seashore book but since we live  as far from the sea as possible in england, it might be a while before I can make use of it! I started reading through the cake book but haven't got beyond the first few pages yet. Hopefully the herbs and veg garden books will be handy when it's time to get the garden up and running again.

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