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by Green Aura
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 27

Re: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?

The back of the house is quite sheltered so we're able to leave most stuff outside. We do, however, have to transport the fruit trees that we grow in pots to the sheltered area to escape the high winds we have here.
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Scrumping From Neighbours
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Scrumping From Neighbours

They'll still be perfectly fine to use even if they're not pretty. I vote for knocking on his door and offering to collect them, in return for a pot of apple sauce or bottle of apple wine. You never know, he might just be a bit less grumpy then. :wink:
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash harvest
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Squash harvest

I think that's called Sod's Law!

I hope they develop some flavour or you're going to have to get creative with the flavourings.
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Hi from a half way place

Hi Purple, welcome to Ish.
I lived in Tameside for 20+ years. There’s a lot of good foraging out towards Derbyshire.
I’m now in the North Highlands of Scotland.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Indoor raised bed
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Indoor raised bed

They're mainly foliage plants - vegetables and herbs, for sharing with the community. I thought it might be appropriate for a community centre.
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Wye Valley.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Hello from the Wye Valley.

Hi Herbert and welcome to Ish :wave:
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Indoor raised bed
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Indoor raised bed

Have a look at Edible Todmorden for ideas.
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Strawberries

In this house we call that grazing, not harvesting, they'd never make it as far as the house. We'd thoroughly enjoy them all the more for it. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Winter storms

Meh, we've not needed to venture out, apart from Thursday, when the gal and I went to Inverness to shop. It's a little earlier than usual but this iss standard autumnal weather thus far. It hasn't been cold though - we've not needed to light the boiler yet, although I think it won't be too much long...
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Does anyone know.....

Unfortunately we threw away all the seeds - I just managed to whip out this little blighter before they were unceremoniously dumped by OH. Can't grumble too much - it's taken me 30+ years to get get him to tidy up! :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: Winter storms

Crikey, you're lucky that was all the damage.

The sky, here, has been a very odd colour this evening. Heavens knows what's brewing!
by Green Aura
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Does anyone know.....

Yes, I think that's the best plan, Zoe, it's still doing well, growing slowly but quite happily. I'll move it to another room which is much cooler soon - we're near the stage of lighting the boiler, so I think it will be too warm on the living room widowsill and I am slightly concerned, KL, that com...
by Green Aura
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Does anyone know.....

.....if I can overwinter a squash plant? We got a lovely acorn squash in the veg box a couple of weeks ago. I cooked it and left the gubbins - seeds etc in the bowl for taking out to the compost. The following evening when we came to take it out there was a teeny sprout growing - I'm guessing it was...
by Green Aura
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: New Person Saying Hello

Hi Jasmine, welcome to Ish. :wave:

I like Eliot Coleman's work too. I've got his 4 season polytunnel book - unfortunately no polytunnel any more.

Have a look round the threads, old and new. We'll try and answer any questions you might have.
by Green Aura
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: What are you growing right now?

Erm, pretty much everything has finished up here but we had tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies, herbs, berries and apples - oh and two small pears (but that's a huge improvement on the none we've harvested before :wink: ). We're not eating spuds or many root veg so there's no point in growing them. The h...