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by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 1
Views: 3

Re: No Bees?

We've been through a couple of those, Weedo. Those flies, if they're anything like ours, do a bit of pollination - not half as good as bees, but it's something. Other than that, it's a camel-hair water-colour brush, a good supply of beer and a gentle afternoon distributing pollen yourself. I recomme...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Vertical gardening

I should have been more specific. I CAN kneel down - but I can't get back up again, so If I'm by myself it would be a stupid thing to do. I can also bend a bit, but it's pot luck - half of the time my back cramps and locks and, believe me, that makes me say "Golly Gosh, that smarts a little&quo...
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: bike gears
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: bike gears

Or do you mean a twistgrip?
If so, just Google "twist shifter hard to turn" and Bob's your uncle.
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... tell if a cameo is real?
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: ... tell if a cameo is real?

This looks pretty comprehensive, sususanan ...

https://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-a-Cameo-Is-Authentic
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 14

Re: New potatoes for dinner

Desprouted spuds with sprouts, eh?
by MKG
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Well, it's not so much disastrous wine made from vegetables, Bernard, but wines from those particular vegetables. I wouldn't even consider a potato wine because of the inherent starch problems and, although its not so obvious, you can get similar starch problems with turnips and swede. But it's cert...
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10120

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I don't think I knew you were a bit of a ham, Odsox. I used to be the proud owner of a wartime (or possibly just pre-war) HRO monster which I attempted to rebuild. Unsuccessfully - but it kept me amused for a couple of years.
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10120

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I recognise the 'problems', although they're not always really problems. Odsox, it may open your eyes if you look at a program called WINE. I have several Windows bits and pieces running happily under that (one of them a game with some heftyish graphics requirements - which I run, of course, for res...
by MKG
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

How strange that is, Ina (and hello, by the way - it's a long time since we last spoke). Celery wine is one of those things I've never made but always thought would be pretty good. I have images in my head of a very light white with just a hint of that celery scent and flavour which makes celery nic...
by MKG
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 66751

Re: Marrow Rum

I'm not sure, GA. I have a sneaking feeling that it's an ongoing challenge - first person to make something really drinkable from a marrow takes the prize. But I worry about the reasoning. There's loads of really decent winemaking ingredients available when marrows start leering at you (and, let's f...
by MKG
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Vertical gardening
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Vertical gardening

No, not the plants - me. As my joints have deteriorated (that's hard for one so young as me) (???!!?) my garden activities have had to change. I can still get the apples, pears, plums and damsons from the orchard because they're in the general direction of UP. I can no longer get the lettuces, spuds...
by MKG
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Turmeric
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Turmeric

A bit of a late reply, but India won the case in 1997 - the patent application was thrown out.
Your question brought me out in a sweat in case I'd been eating illegal rhogan josh all these years. Or maybe that was the chili.

EDIT: Rogan josh. How do those rogue H's get in there?
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Retsina is good - but you have to give it a while to get used to the VERY resinous flavour. Potato wine ... ... ... why? Turnip/swede wine .... again, why? You can make an alcoholic drink by fermenting a solution of sugar with some yeast nutrient in it, and it's (relatively) tasteless. Potato/turnip...
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow Rum
Replies: 84
Views: 66751

Re: Marrow Rum

Very late, I know, Bernard, but you'd be absolutely correct in what you say. I have been running a one-man campaign for several years in an effort to prevent people from deliberately infecting themselves with strange microbe-y type organisms which would abound in a rotting marrow (the state which a ...
by MKG
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 28
Views: 10120

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

Flo!!! The things I could teach you! The complete release from the Microsoft hegemony (not sure what that means). You KNOW it makes sense. Look into my eyes ... you KNOW it makes sense .. You KNOW it makes se ... You KNOW ...

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