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by QuizMaster
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Little white maggots among the strawberry roots.
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Little white maggots among the strawberry roots.

Digging out some strawberry plants to transplant, I find little white maggots living among the roots. Friend or foe? I'm guessing foe.
by QuizMaster
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew supplies in Ireland?
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Re: Home brew supplies in Ireland?

Cool thanks. No not Guinness, wine. With Guinness there can be no substitute for the real thing. We have a long hedgerow along the back of the house, entirely gorse. Go out every morning the air smells like coconut. Well they say you can make wine with it. Likewise with the nettles. They grow under ...
by QuizMaster
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Home brew supplies in Ireland?
Replies: 11
Views: 1604

Home brew supplies in Ireland?

Where can I get home brew supplies in Ireland?
I'm near the north coast, so the further north the better. Though Dublin would be good too.

Thanks.
by QuizMaster
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: I've got mushrooms on my mushrooms. wtf?
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: I've got mushrooms on my mushrooms. wtf?

This is a B&Q kit. I'll take a pic when I get home this evening. It's like smaller spheres budding out of larger ones. I picked the fully grown ones and put them in the fridge. They smell like mushrooms. They look almost like mushrooms. I'm guessing they cook and eat like mushrooms, but I don't like...
by QuizMaster
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: proud of my mushrooms!
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: proud of my mushrooms!

Another landmark album after the success of "Try This", entering the UK charts at #3.
I'm having trouble with my 'shrooms, see my other thread. Mushrooms on my mushrooms I'm getting.

Good job.
by QuizMaster
Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: I've got mushrooms on my mushrooms. wtf?
Replies: 4
Views: 478

I've got mushrooms on my mushrooms. wtf?

I've been growing mushrooms in a polystyerene box indoors. At first nothing happened and I was going to give up. Eventually I have a few mushrooms, not many. But they all have what look like smaller mushrooms budding out of them. (1) Are they ok to eat? (2) How did this happen? I think the compost w...
by QuizMaster
Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Roger irrelevant
Replies: 350
Views: 20650

Re: Roger irrelevant

It's hardly the same thing now is it?
by QuizMaster
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Roger irrelevant
Replies: 350
Views: 20650

Re: Roger irrelevant

(a) yes!
(b) try bending the knitting needle
(c) you are too kind!
(d) he would say that, wouldn't he?
by QuizMaster
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Roger irrelevant
Replies: 350
Views: 20650

Re: Roger irrelevant

My hovercraft is full of eels.
by QuizMaster
Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Roger irrelevant
Replies: 350
Views: 20650

Re: Roger irrelevant

It just goes to show.
by QuizMaster
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Roger irrelevant
Replies: 350
Views: 20650

Re: Roger irrelevant

We had one of those but the wheel came off.
by QuizMaster
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Willow as fuel?
Replies: 18
Views: 10133

Willow as fuel?

I have some willow, I think it's mostly Salix alba and a few other types, acting as a windbreak. I'm wondering if I propagate it enough, will it be any good as firewood? How much would I need for one year's fuel? How long would I have to wait? I suppose I'd space them further apart than the windbrea...
by QuizMaster
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Successes and failiures.
Replies: 16
Views: 2039

Re: Successes and failiures.

Courgettes aplenty but not much flavour to them. I used cocozelle this year. Tasteless things. Back to the darker variety next year. Or I might even give them a rest. The peas were a huge success, but only to the grazing toddlers. Hardly any made it indoors. And why not. The beans are only coming ou...
by QuizMaster
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: unidentified mushrooms
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: unidentified mushrooms

Scan the local papers for mushroom poisoning cases! :pale: