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by sue100
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 1
Views: 1956

Eco friendly insecticide

If like us you are trying only to use eco friendly methods, while trying to keep your fruit and veggies from all types of bugs and creepy crawlies eating it before you get the chance. I can recommend neem oil as a really good insecticide. It is safe for use around mammals and can be used on vegetabl...
by sue100
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Southern Catalunya, Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Hello from Southern Catalunya, Spain

Thanks for the welcome everyone. The dehydrator is needed believe it or not to control the temperature, as air drying can be too hot here and flies can be a further problem. The only crop we air dry is tobacco, which can legally be grown in the EU so long as you pay the local duty on it. However whe...
by sue100
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Loquats
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Loquats

Thanks for the welcome, and yes it will work for all cherries, forgot to mention cherries should be de piped before processing in the sugar syrup. I have processed cherries like this for a few years, as we love the typical English fayre at Christmas, and glace cherries were not available to buy here...
by sue100
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Loquats
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Loquats

Sorry this reply may be a little late noe, but I have only just found and registered on this site. Loquats are really lovely at christmas as glaced. Boil up a strong sugar syrup solution and add the Loquats and simmer for 5 mins, drain the Loquats onto a wire tray making sure they are seperated, kee...
by sue100
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Southern Catalunya, Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Hello from Southern Catalunya, Spain

Hi, Myself and my husband moved to southern Catalunya ten years ago to try to develop and live a more sustainable life. We live with our 5 dogs, 6 cats, 4 pigs and 12 chickens on a rural finca of about 10,000 sq metres on the side of a mountain. We live off grid and water is from an agricultural sup...

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