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by KathyLauren
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Trees. :( Hurricane Dorian started the harvest for us. Now I have to cut them up and split them for firewood.

Prior to the hurricane, we picked all the peaches that looked edible. We still have a few strawberries from some late-bearing plants. Enough for a berry or two on our morning porridge.
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Black currants. I have been harvesting them for a week or two now, and it looks like they will go on for at least another week. I am looking forward to some home-made black currant jam. Mmmmm! :iconbiggrin:
by KathyLauren
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 6124

Re: Summer's coming

Summer was last week. (I hope I'm exaggerating!) Now that the solstice is here, summer is over. We had torrential rain yesterday.
by KathyLauren
Wed May 29, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 6124

Re: Summer's coming

May so far has been cold and wet. We struggle to get one sunny day in a row. When I was griping about the weather earlier, my wife said not to worry, by the end of May, all the leaves will be out on the trees. NOT!! There are buds everywhere, but their development has been stalled. Almost nothing ha...
by KathyLauren
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 6124

Re: Summer's coming

Strawberries already? WOW!!

Yes, summer is coming. I just hope it's on a weekend this year! ;) We had about 25cm of snow this week. It's melting, thank goodness, but we have at least a month of mud before spring starts.
by KathyLauren
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Silly Season Self Sufficiency
Replies: 14
Views: 2778

Re: Silly Season Self Sufficiency

Ina, sorry to hear you are under the weather. February is a long time to get it looked at! I hope you are better before then. We don't do Christmas. We just opted out of it. The available interpretations are either religious or commercial, and we don't subscribe to either. I put up a few lights, bec...
by KathyLauren
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficient skills List
Replies: 13
Views: 2696

Re: Self sufficient skills List

I worked as a carpenter's helper a few years ago, so I am pretty handy with building skills, including wiring. I can make a generator transfer switch for $10 that may be ugly but is just as safe as the store-bought one costing $200. I have built two awesome woodsheds and have perfected the design, s...
by KathyLauren
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 3074

Re: Hi from a half way place

Welcome, Purple, from the other side of the pond.
by KathyLauren
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 3498

Re: Strawberries

Well, I ate the last strawberry out in the garden, and then put them all to bed for the winter, with some compost and a layer of straw mulch. It was a much better season than last year.
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 3498

Re: Strawberries

I assume your "day neutral" strawberries are the same as our "ever bearing" ones. Yes. "Day neutral" and "everbearing" mean the same thing. year I planted a "runnerless" variety called Pink. ... Anyone with experience of these types and breaking the clumps up for new plants? One of our two varietie...
by KathyLauren
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 3498

Strawberries

We are still harvesting strawberries from our day-neutral plants! In future, I wouldn't get day-neutral varieties, because they produce such a small crop, but it is cool harversing strawberries at the end of September. The cherry tomatoes are pretty good, too. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1940/300...
by KathyLauren
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Does anyone know.....

It ought to be possible to overwinter the plant indoors. I've no idea how well it will do, or how big it will get. :shock: However, since you know the seeds are viable, save some of them to plant in the spring.
by KathyLauren
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Here
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: New Here

Hi, Hanna. Welcome, from the east coast of Canada.
by KathyLauren
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 2770

Re: New Person Saying Hello

Hello, Ascerti, and welcome. The important thing is that you have the awareness and the urge to do something about it. I felt the same way when I was your age. I was lucky enough to have a spouse who felt as I did, so we moved to an island off the west coast of Canada where there were lots of hippie...
by KathyLauren
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Re: A bit of pruning

Weedo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 am
A Husky? Who uses a Husky these days?
It's a darned fine saw. It is a pain to start when it is cold, but it starts fine when it is warmed up, and it has enough power for the job.