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by alec-ish
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Worm Farms vs Composting
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Worm Farms vs Composting

they will be composting worms in the fishing shops as all worms do it to some extent but try to get hold of tiger worms as they are the best! i made my wormery out of a plastic box and old tap(for the worm tea to escape and some wire mesh all in all costed me about £5 dont know what that is in dolla...
by alec-ish
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Worm Farms vs Composting
Replies: 14
Views: 2023

Re: Worm Farms vs Composting

i have a womery and i think its great! it definatly works well for me on a small scale as i dont have room or produce enough waste for a compost heap fits nicely in the kitchin cuboard and get lots of worm tea but takes a while to get alot of worm castings but worth the wait as its great stuff! is y...
by alec-ish
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rare/Exotic Fruits/Herbs
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: Rare/Exotic Fruits/Herbs

you can get burdock seeds pretty easy i think suffold herbs do them!
im growing an avacado at the moment but wont fruit for another 10 15 years or so!
by alec-ish
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweet potato's, give me a clue
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: Sweet potato's, give me a clue

i did see some sweet potatoe seed that claimed was ok to grow in uk climate but really sorry cant remember wehre ill have another look and see if i can find it again
you grow them the same way as potatoes but i think they are better off in the greenhouse if you have one?
by alec-ish
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person
Replies: 121
Views: 39072

Re: 101 professions for a self-sufficientish, thinking person

over the last two years i have been working as a freelance 'professional' artist but havnt had any work since october and im running out of monay fairly quickly! i hate worrying about money when trying to be ish!
by alec-ish
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: sulphur candles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: sulphur candles?

thanks everyone for your help i think i might have a go with the candle this year and have a go with the lemons too!
by alec-ish
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: sulphur candles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: sulphur candles?

well to be honest i wouldnt care if they were abit brown, its just when i tried to dry apples before it didnt work well so thought it might help when ive dried mushrooms its been fine so must have got it wrong with the apples and i didnt like the sound of suphur fumes in my food either so next time ...
by alec-ish
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: sulphur candles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

sulphur candles?

didnt know where else to post this so hope its ok here i was watching a programe the other day (the wartime kitchen and garden) and saw something very interesting i had never heard of before the lady was making dryed apple rings and she lit a sulphur candle and filled a jar with the fumes then but t...
by alec-ish
Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: fukuoko & semi-wild veggie patches
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: fukuoko & semi-wild veggie patches

i am currently using this method, i dont have a garden as i live on a canal boat so i grow most my vegetables in containers on the roof, two years ago i planted a 'wild' fruit and veg plot in my dads garden so everytime i go to visit i have somethink to pick without putting in the work it works very...
by alec-ish
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Want to be an award winner
Replies: 42
Views: 6844

Re: Want to be an award winner

just voted and ish is at 58%!
by alec-ish
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: eBooks - yes or no?
Replies: 43
Views: 1845

Re: eBooks - yes or no?

no no no no no i hate the idea of ebooks just being able to pick up a book and feel the pages flick through it even the smell!
ifact if there was a fire on my boat i would save my books first!
by alec-ish
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Raising chickens / ducks for meat
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Raising chickens / ducks for meat

if you were to keep ducks you would need to consider some water i have met people who keep ducks without water but i do really think this is unfair they dont need much water only enough to have a paddle and a wash about the size of a small bath is ideal ...have you thought about goats they dont need...
by alec-ish
Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Parsnips - to pull or not to pull?
Replies: 31
Views: 1641

Re: Parsnips - to pull or not to pull?

parsnips are pretty hardy i tend to pull them as and when i need themmost the nasties arnt about any more as its too cold plus parsnips get really sweet after being in the ground when its cold
by alec-ish
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Chillis
Replies: 25
Views: 2051

Re: Chillis

hi biscombe how are you smoking those chillis in the picture looks really good!
by alec-ish
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it worth growing mushrooms
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: Is it worth growing mushrooms

i got the portobella mushroom kit from suttons it seemed to start ok with two huge mushrooms but they stopped growing after that i wasnt very happy as nearly £15 for 2 mushrooms is a rip off even though there were lovely! though the last few days they seem to be growing again so wont speak to fast h...

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