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by MKG
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

Oh - another thing :roll: If you happen to be growing chillis in your greenhouse/patio/scout hut (and you should be!!) and you come across the advice to control vegetative growth by restricting the plants to smallish pots thus stressing the plant into producing many, many more fruits, ignore it. It'...
by MKG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

Only you, Flo ... only you :iconbiggrin:
by MKG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

It's bloody ridiculous weather, and I'm taking full advantage. Sitting in a folding chair drinking home-made medicine is sheer torture, but someone's got to do it. It makes up for all the wasted time trying to get Yellow Rocoto chillis to germinate. One did but fell over shortly afterwards and I've ...
by MKG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

Oh no - I lied!!!! It was a 20ft x 4ft bed.
by MKG
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Watch out! It's still hanging around.

Evening all, and what a perfectly gorgeous, late afternoon, evening I'm having. I've solved a few problems (painfully - everyone knows best, don't they?) and have spent today preparing a 16 ft x 4 ft bed. I got the whole thing done, which I'm annoyingly pleased about. Smug, or what? Waves to everyon...
by MKG
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 10578

Re: Onions

There's nothing else for it, Weedo - learn how to cook cockatoos. It's only fair!
by MKG
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: Busy day

Glad to hear you're back in business, GA. I was wondering how you spent all 36 hours of the day without it.
by MKG
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: Dried Beans

A visual treat, at least. I'd be interested in the taste - "beefy" seems an odd description (unless they literally taste like beef).
I envy your hydroponics rig - the luxury of stand-up gardening! Maybe I should have gone into comedy.
by MKG
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 5867

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

It's a good year for peppers (the non-chilli kind), though. I can't even remember why I sowed them. Oh - and the runner beans in the tubs very near to the house have just started beaning after lots of loving care throughout the drought. The crop of robins and blackbirds is pretty good too.
by MKG
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 5810

Re: Random wine

Well, I tasted it again. It's surprisingly pleasant for what is, after all, sweetened and heavily diluted odds'n'ends juice. It's also surprisingly red considering the small amount of blackberries in it. However, I'm going to set it off tonight with maybe a half-teaspoon of citric acid, a tenth of a...
by MKG
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: RAIN !!

Finally, we've had a deluge. The lawn is saturated, the orchard is dripping, and there's more to come (according to the Met. Office). I may go and stand in it later, arms outstretched, slowly rotating whilst humming ethereal tunes. Or maybe not.
by MKG
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 27
Views: 6763

Re: RAIN !!

We're still waiting. I've been watching the forecast for rain (every day for the last week) slowly turn into wall-to-wall sunshine for what seems like months. We're due a thunderstorm right now, but all I can see is sunshine. Hey ho - maybe tomorrow.
by MKG
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 5810

Re: Random wine

There were too many blackberries this morning to chuck into random wine - they're now being collected in the freezer. So, it all has to go with what it has. The moment we've got rid of the 2-year-old disruptor, its time for the go. If I still have any energy left at all, that is. Sultry heat and a y...
by MKG
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 5030

Re: Liquorice

Victory V's were good too. (It's all coming back to me now :lol: ).
by MKG
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 33
Views: 5810

Re: Random wine

I had a sip last night. Pleasant, certainly very light - a bit too light, in fact. So this morning it got another handful of blackberries (they're ripening at precisely that rate at the moment) and a half-dozen more apples and a past-its-best stick of rhubarb. Tonight it will be de-fruited, topped u...