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by Harasimow
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: 1 small step!
Replies: 4
Views: 807

1 small step!

I've had 1/2 an allotment for 2 years now. I've got all my veg beds in production 16 for rotational veg and 1 for asparagus. Also got compost bin, leaf mould cage and a trained cherry tree. The guy next to me who used to own the whole plot is packing up! Looks like I'm going to be doubling my work s...
by Harasimow
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Why am I nervous about making.......
Replies: 28
Views: 3480

Re: Why am I nervous about making.......

I got a book as a present for doing someones fence it was a river cottage handbook on making bread. I've tried before and allthough my loaves tasted great they were always very stodgy and dense (which was great for spreading my too well set raspberry Jam) But reading the River cotttage book made me ...
by Harasimow
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

still waiting for mine. Do the "sprouts" come from a 45 deg angle between a leaf and the stem (like the bits you pinch off a tomato plant) because if they do it wont be long!!
by Harasimow
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Homemade sowing / potting mixes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Homemade sowing / potting mixes?

Funny I've just been sieving my first batch of homemade compost today, and I thought to myself this is so good it could be used as potting compost. Think I would need to mix it with somthing else to make it more suitable though_> then this thread poped up!! will be keeping an eye on this! Regarding ...
by Harasimow
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Whats your Foraging technique?
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Whats your Foraging technique?

Last year I started to write my finds in a notebook (location + time of year) So far my book contains Victoria Plums, Blackberrys (a particuarly good patch), sloes, gooseberry, puff ball shrooms, pear, Apples, comfrey (for fertilizing not eating) and elderflowers/berrys I work in the countryside and...
by Harasimow
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Whats your Foraging technique?
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Whats your Foraging technique?

Do you go to a particular habitat at a particular time of year (eg wet grassland in May for Meadow sweet, Oak woodland in October for chanterelle's) Or do you just go for a walk wherever/whenever you fancy it and try to I.D. any plants you find that look like they might be edible. So far I have tend...
by Harasimow
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: sown
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: sown

sown 3 cauliflowers, and 20 broccoli on indoor windowsill.
by Harasimow
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Brand New Allotment Site
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: Brand New Allotment Site

Hope your allotments survive the shrovetide football. I'm on my way to ashbourne in a couple of hours to join in the merryment.
by Harasimow
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: it's still not bloody flowered! (PSB)
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: it's still not bloody flowered! (PSB)

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by Harasimow
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: sown
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: sown

Ive sown and planted out Broad bean Aquadulce, pea little marvel and sweet pea old fassioned mix. More peas, broad beans and some cauliflowers will be sown at the weekend.
by Harasimow
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gardening mags anyone ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: Gardening mags anyone ?

I have recently started buying gardening mags, first Grow your own then kitchen gardener the home farmer. I like home farmer and kitchen gardener but think i will ditch GYO.
by Harasimow
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Brand New Allotment Site
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: Brand New Allotment Site

Great stuff, My allotment is at Kirk Langley so not too far away from yourselves! Good luck with it!
by Harasimow
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?
Replies: 47
Views: 3662

Re: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?

I got an allotment in October 2009, and one of my friends jokingly said to me "thats glorious, growing your own food, your self sufficent! That got me looking into exactly what self sufficency really was. I read John seymores book on self sufficency, watched the entire good life, joined this forum, ...
by Harasimow
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Fishfight
Replies: 14
Views: 5003

Re: Fishfight

I think Hughs a legend both for his Chicken campaign and now this. I never realised how bad things are in the fishing world. Ive signed the fish fight petition.
by Harasimow
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........
Replies: 17
Views: 1892

Re: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........

I am trying to pick up and do a square foot type gardening/ container gardening this year. But buying WHOLE packets of seeds is far too much. What would you recommend? its a pity you cannot get smaller quantities. thanks :) berti Hi Berti, Two suggestions here 1) sow spare seeds in winter and use t...