Hi everybody, recently finishing up my summer harvest in Victoria, Australia (we've had quite a warm start to autumn/fall). I have just processed a glut of green tomatoes and chillies and was wondering what everybody's go to is for making various sauces?
I've just made:
- green tomato sauce
My absolute favourite recipe to use up a mixed batch of chilli and capsicum is for chilli jam. Is absolutely delicious with a cheese platter or in toasted sandwiches.
300g red chilli (a mix of hot and mild)
300g red capsicum
600ml apple cider vinegar
300ml pear cider vinegar...
I usually preserve any excess fruit and veggies. Previously this has consisted mostly of chillies, onions, cucumbers and other chutney ingredients. This week with Victoria going back into lockdown i have just done my first batch of preserves lemons.
What is everyone else doing to prevent...
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Nice looking pen, I am interested how you went? Did you settle on a specific Quail breed and purpose (eggs/meat)?
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I currently use a combination of Bokashi and Hot composting to breakdown all of my kitchen waste. Everything organic goes into my Bokashi (meat, egg shells, fruit and vegetables, left over drinks) once the bucket is filled I drain all excess liquid to a container for liquid fertilizer. The...
Absolutely loved this series, makes you rethink what's important to grow and preserve. Thanks for doing the hard work for us to show us this fascinating journey.
I will be preserving a significant amount more tomatoes after watching this series. I'm very curious to try the fermented tomatoes...
I've heard you can drill a few holes in the stump, fill with tree poison and seal with wax/blutac.
Alternatively to avoid using poisons you can have a fire on the stump, or dig around the roots and cut the stump out with a sabre saw.
That's great feedback, thanks. I will look to switch it for a shavings next time I'm getting some bedding. I haven't had many cracked eggs at this point (2 in 2 months) but they do consistently throw the straw out.
Produce is looking fantastic. How are you minimising bud in your brassicas?
Currently 'growing a tonne' of cabbage, sprouts and broccoli. Bugs are beginning to give me grief. I am considering planting some Dill and coriander between to reduce pests.