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by Avalon
Tue May 28, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird Mushroom Growths
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

Weird Mushroom Growths

Hello all, I've been growing edible closed-cup mushrooms from one of those kits and am having problems. I've got pinhead mushrooms at the moment which is good, but at around the same time as they started developing I also got one big, white, non-mushroomy lump growing in each box. Please see attache...
by Avalon
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Looking for Experience with Straw Self-Build
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Looking for Experience with Straw Self-Build

Hello people! The other half and me are looking for a chance to get some experience in building a straw house. Is anyone planning on doing so? If so, we're free for a week towards the end of June. I'm afraid this can only be in the UK, so sorry if anyone from America desperately needs labour! Please...
by Avalon
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Straw bale - dangerously close!
Replies: 17
Views: 6765

Re: Straw bale - dangerously close!

Thurston - it sounds like your project is coming on brilliantly! I hope what I'm about to say doesn't constitute a thread de-rail, so if you think it does, my apologies in advance. My other half and I would like to spend a week sometime this summer helping with a self-build project like this, as vol...
by Avalon
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bean Today, Gone Tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Bean Today, Gone Tomorrow

Oh, thank you everyone!
by Avalon
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bean Today, Gone Tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Bean Today, Gone Tomorrow

What's happening? Can anyone familiar with growing runner beans help me out? I've got a few of the plants growing and they've been sporting red flowers for a while. So far, so good. But a few have finished and dropped off, and I checked them today to see how big the beans are. But there are none - w...
by Avalon
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How Much Land to Support One Person?
Replies: 20
Views: 5524

Re: How Much Land to Support One Person?

Just a note to say thank you all of you, for your input! At the moment I've got a little strip of land (1' x 12') that I get to experiment on, so I'm trying to cut my teeth on that as best I can. Well, that plus enough pots to stack all the way to the moon, but there you go. But anyway, I shall repo...
by Avalon
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How Much Land to Support One Person?
Replies: 20
Views: 5524

How Much Land to Support One Person?

I'd like to ask what kind of space I'd need to be able to grow enough food for one person, assuming they're a vegetarian. Well, two people really, but... you know. I realise this is an awkward question to ask, mainly because I can't tell you what the plot of land is like - whether there's much of a ...
by Avalon
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Correct Definition?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Correct Definition?

'Allo all, I know this is a bit of a strange question and I wasn't sure quite where to post this, but if you want to set up a place to support just your own family, which will include, say, chickens, pigs and vegetables, is 'smallholding' the correct descriptive term, or is it something else? Thanks...
by Avalon
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Where is it Feasable to Build from Scratch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Where is it Feasable to Build from Scratch?

@ CosmicSquirrel: Oo-ee! I might suggest that to him, then! NZ sounds ideal, in that case! I'll talk to him about it some more...
by Avalon
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Ginger
Replies: 25
Views: 1864

Re: Ginger

I'm sure I've heard somewhere that it's relatively easy to grow! I went on holiday to Zanzibar a few years back and went on a spice garden tour. We were shown through an area of ginger plants there and they are indeed very pretty, in a jagged leafy kind of way!
by Avalon
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Where is it Feasable to Build from Scratch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Where is it Feasable to Build from Scratch?

Hi all, The pair of us were talking the other day about our plans to eventually ditch the rat race and develop a smallholding out in the sticks. Mike, who's interested in incorporating a woodcraft slant to our plans, suggested that we build a house out of straw bales. This sounds fantastic to me and...
by Avalon
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The Generic Greetings Thread v. Avalon
Replies: 2
Views: 292

The Generic Greetings Thread v. Avalon

Hello fellow people-with-dirt-under-their-fingernails! My name's Hayley, I'm interested, though not yet well-versed, in most aspects of self-sufficiency, and have come to read, post and make merry! My other half and myself are considering abandoning the rat race in the next decade or so to become as...

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