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by Ben1971
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the 7th
Replies: 126
Views: 36330

Re: 'The Edible Garden' starts at 8pm on BBC 2 on April the

Anyone know if there is going to be another series? Although it was a very weak experiment of hers, with loads of cheating etc, I think it was a good program to inspire people. I liked the idea of windowsill salads, sprouted seeds and pea shoots..... great for winter. I wish my hens were as quiet as...
by Ben1971
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Like to give up the day job?
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Like to give up the day job?

Most people are talking about doing part-time jobs. This is not being self sufficient :dontknow: . It's better than working full time ;). I don't see how I'd be able to give up work at the moment. I'd have to find £70 a month for Council Tax and £370 for mortgage payments each month, then theres oth...
by Ben1971
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Like to give up the day job?
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: Like to give up the day job?

Hi Misty44, good question! I would love to do this! I work in The Health Service and am becoming very tired of it all now. I am very very lucky that I now only have my modest mortgage to pay with all other debts cleared so have thought about going part-time at work. Now, I know some people may think...
by Ben1971
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How best to grow chard?
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: How best to grow chard?

Well, the Chard turned out to grow very well! The only thing is, I don't like them when fully grown. I have some seed left over from last year so will sow them and use as salad leaves when small.... I like them! :)
by Ben1971
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tiny raddishes, loads of leaf.
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Tiny raddishes, loads of leaf.

I agree with Julie - too much nitrogen. I think your whopping cabbages going mad suggest that too. All is not lost, though - let a few of your radishes go to seed and eat the seed pods. Mike Well at least I know what to grow on my old disused chicken pen! ..... more cabbages :iconbiggrin: Eat the s...
by Ben1971
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tiny raddishes, loads of leaf.
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Tiny raddishes, loads of leaf.

Hi. I interplanted radishes between my cabbages as a fill in crop. I have loads of them popping up, although overcrowded by the whopping cabbages that have gone mad, there were big leaves on the raddishes but hardly any had developed big enough roots to eat. I have left them for long enough as I kno...
by Ben1971
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Perennial vegetables?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: Perennial vegetables?

Have a shoofty at this site Ben, http://www.perennialveg.org.uk/ There are some good plants listed there. :flower: Hi Keaniebeanie. Yes, I've had a look at this site but there is very little information about each plant and what to do with it. :? I'll just have a look around for broccoli and the sp...
by Ben1971
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1672

Re: Compost Help!

Yes Bobby, my garden is overlooked too. Basically, I'd get reported to the police for exposing myself. I prefer to say Wee or wee wee. It's a bit child-like. :cooldude: I don't know why "piss" sounds mildly offensive bad but it does. But you meant no offence obviously. :icon_smile:
by Ben1971
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Perennial vegetables?
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Perennial vegetables?

Hi, a few years ago I heard that there is plenty of veg you can grow that comes back each year. I like growing things from seed but I also get frustrated and impatient. I would like asparagus but you can't crop it in the first year! What is available and from where? I hear there is a perennial brocc...
by Ben1971
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1672

Re: Compost Help!

Nomanda, mine is looking a bit sorry for itself since I planted it out in the fresh air :pale: Thanks to SSG and Snapdragon....... Good idea about weeing in my shed, as it will save me treading through the house when I'm gardening. The compost bin has been emptied now. It wasn't actually that bad an...
by Ben1971
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1672

Re: Compost Help!

Jessiebean...... :lol: Had a route around in the bin this morning and have found some useable compost mixted in with bits of unrotted conifer and still formed turf. Just sifted that out and placed back on the top. Have also watered it. Not done the wee wee bit yet. There were 2 old rhubarb crowns th...
by Ben1971
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1672

Re: Compost Help!

Thanks you two. Yes it's a Dalek type thing. It does seem to be too dry and definately not turned to sludge. I remember putting in some big clods of turf from someone elses garden in there so im sure there would be worms. It is sitting on earth. I don;t really have room for 2 bins at the moment. I w...
by Ben1971
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 1672

Compost Help!

Hi all. About three or more years ago I aquired a compost bin from the local council. I filled it with a mix of lawn clippings, veg peelings and small twigs, non perenial weeds etc. It's still full and I've never been able to use any of it as it's just dry material that hasn't rotted down very much ...
by Ben1971
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: My Buff Orpingtons don't want to perch + sleep in nest box
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Re: My Buff Orpingtons don't want to perch + sleep in nest box

Hi Rosendula, yes I think they need time to sort out the pecking order!

Funny how they can all fit into a small nest box though :grouphug:
by Ben1971
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: what have you cooked today
Replies: 113
Views: 5917

Re: what have you cooked today

Savoury mince and homemade chunky oven chips in olive oil. :icon_smile:

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