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by Aesculus
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive on a very tight budget
Replies: 65
Views: 12661

Re: survive on a very tight budget

Potter's Farm wrote:If you're cooking with minced meat, add porridge oats. It soaks up all the juice and bulks the meat out to make it go twice as far. I've done this lots with beef mince and no-one in my family has ever noticed!!


thats a clever idea :salute: :flower:
by Aesculus
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Elm seeds- compost? Mulch or....?
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Elm seeds- compost? Mulch or....?

turn them into leaf mould? ill them up into black bags and then tie off and leave in a corner for a few months :dontknow:
by Aesculus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: survive on a very tight budget
Replies: 65
Views: 12661

Re: survive on a very tight budget

you could try a visit to the local supermarket, near closing time, to see what produce is being knocked out cheap. if time isn't a problem I'd visit every night/eveninh for a couple of weeks and get there rota worked out then you can plan ahead meals from produce which is mostly likely going to be ...
by Aesculus
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: young cooking apple trees
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: young cooking apple trees

pumpy wrote:thanks for that, i'll look into it. :icon_smile:


no problem I hope you do get apples next year :flower:
by Aesculus
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: young cooking apple trees
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: young cooking apple trees

Thanks all,..... Phil, i assume that i can pollinate the blossom by hand. ( using a small brush). I don't intend to train/prune it for the first 12 months to let it get well established. We are well sheltered here & the soil is limey, so wood-ash would seem to be a good idea. I'm afraid that wo...
by Aesculus
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?

I have an abundance of similar mushrooms sprung up in my lawn after a dry spell then some rain yesterday. Are these edible field mushrooms? This shows the closed cup and the top and bottom of open mushroom. The cut stalk turned brown pretty quickly after cutting. There is light pink staining where ...
by Aesculus
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, New Member from Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Hello, New Member from Hampshire

Thanks for the welcome: spider8, Pumpkin&Piglet, Jim :flower:
by Aesculus
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Help with Mushrooms...
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Help with Mushrooms...

I'm afraid I'm still a bit "green" to be giving out mushroom ID's which I'm happy with :? but I'd highly recommend most things from the Boletus Family of mushrooms as only a few are poisonous in the UK and mostly only cause upset stomachs :pukeright: there also pretty difficult to mix up w...
by Aesculus
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, New Member from Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Hello, New Member from Hampshire

Thank you everyone :wave:
by Aesculus
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Ripening wild Figs at home?
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Ripening wild Figs at home?

I know you posted this some time ago however I thought I'd reply anyway :wave: as far as I'm aware figs stop ripening the moment of picking and don't respond to ethylene (the gas given off by ripe bananas :scratch: ) you can however oil them with olive oil while they are still on the plant which is ...
by Aesculus
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: For all you Linux fans ...
Replies: 20
Views: 10016

Re: For all you Linux fans ...

I've always been a big fan of Linux especially Debian based distros like Ubuntu my current favourite is Linux Mint which is always based on the current release of Ubuntu (no link as this is my second post but remove the space and stick .com on the end :wink: ) it's a British distro started by a Fren...
by Aesculus
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello, New Member from Hampshire
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Hello, New Member from Hampshire

Hello Everyone :flower: I found this forum whilst on my usual perusal of Google, I'm a member of a number of other forums and I moderate for a large gardening forum as well I actually have qualifications in horticulture and I've always been interested in foraging and wild foods but also growing my o...

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