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by Minnesota
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hide wires?
Replies: 7
Views: 3657

Re: Hide wires?

I assume you are talking electrical wires? I have done quite a bit of electrical wiring, mostly in a factory setting over 30 years with my different jobs, but I've also done some house wiring too. It would be real difficult to give advice for this, without being there to inspect the layout of the ho...
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ginger: Looking for advice
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Ginger: Looking for advice

well, I haven't read of much other success in my area without a green house, I have had a hard time with plants indoors without a grow light...my windows are in poor locations to take advantage of the natural light...I gotta re-arrange my house layout I guess. anyway, I gave the extra roots to my ve...
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Minnesota USA
Replies: 14
Views: 4225

Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

no snow here. we've had delightful weather, temps above normal, and it appears it will stick around for another week. I've been riding my scooter as much as possible, in fact I just got back from the store with a gallon of milk...via scooter :mrgreen: Snow/slop predicted for next friday/saturday :ro...
by Minnesota
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Tomato beer
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Tomato beer

Yes it is, but I do like sour beers.
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ginger: Looking for advice
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Ginger: Looking for advice

I'm not sure if my Minnesota climate is suitable for growing Ginger? There was a vendor at the local farmers market that was selling it, She said they grow it in a Hoop house (portable green house), but she wouldn't share and details on the "HOW". Anyone grow Ginger in a short season clima...
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: 2009 Goozbeit (Beet wine with Gooseberries)
Replies: 8
Views: 3403

Re: 2009 Goozbeit (Beet wine with Gooseberries)

I thought I'd bump this recipe thread, as I haven't been around for about 4 years.
I'm quite proud of it, and not to brag too much, but Andy found that it was good enough to put in his book, "Booze for free".

Anyone else enjoy a good Beet wine ?
what were your experiences with it?
Jon
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Tomato beer
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Tomato beer

Just a quick update here, my tomato beer recipe "Taxi" is very reminiscent to a Belgian Gueuze, if you are familiar with Beer styles?

Gueuze has a dry, cider-like, musty, sour, acetic acid, lactic acid taste.
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Minnesota USA
Replies: 14
Views: 4225

Re: Greetings from Minnesota USA

Hello again, I haven't logged in here for about 4 years. I seen a "memory" pop up on my facebook newsfeed from 2010 and I mention this wonderful forum. I thought to myself ...HEY, I gotta get back there. Updates: I never did get to the hobby farm, I'm still in town and fairly successfull i...
by Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Re-introducing myself
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Re: Re-introducing myself

Hi Kathy, I recently logged in here for the first time in 4 years, I kind of forgot about this place. I'm glad to see you're still here, you've given me plenty of good advice in the past. Good Luck in your new endeavors, I can only assume they'll be challenging...but hopefully be delightful as well....
by Minnesota
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you sowing ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5651

Re: What are you sowing ?

I sure wish we were near seed sowing time in Minnesota...but not quite yet. I just ran out and took this photo of my garden.

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by Minnesota
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer from hops
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: Beer from hops

You will need a trellis or a fence or something for it to grow on. If you choose a variety that is hardy, one plant will give a home brewer enough to brew with all year long. I have a cascade plant, it grows 20+ feet tall on my 20+ foot trellis. it produces about 20 lbs of hops each year...that drie...
by Minnesota
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 88003

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

I recently bottled some gooseberry wine...it's rather champaigne-esque. almost too carbinated...lots of gooseberry BITE to it.
by Minnesota
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Mint Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 6133

Re: Mint Wanted

What, no mention of catnip ?

that's my fav mint....ummm that'd be my cats fav mint :)
by Minnesota
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Decluttering garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3151

Re: Decluttering garage sale

Well, I'm starting the process to do this again, in about 2 months. Just think, if I wasn't such a packrat, I wouldn't have to do this nearly every year.
by Minnesota
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: New to apple trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3101

Re: New to apple trees

A big secret everyone forgets when buying trees to plant...is to research which varieties are fairly trouble free, insect and disease wise. Some trees like the harrelson produces apples with almost no work or chemicals. But some varieties that may be the tastiest and have nice thin skin, are very su...

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