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by polaris2582
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Limited Living
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Limited Living

I would say use your tubs to grow salad crops, carrots and radish. Make your new bed with all the stuff you have got and then plant it up with no dig potatoes, put in a couple of wigwams over the top and you can then put runner bean transplants on one and french bean or pea transplants on the other...
by polaris2582
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Fishing

The last time I fished the Tay,30 odd years ago,I used pieces of kipper on a single hook with a rolling leger.Took loads of flounder.I love oily fish as bait,or buy the oil and paint your lob. These days I live many miles from the sea,so I have to know the mackerel will be running before I fish for...
by polaris2582
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Fishing

Yeah, we live in an estuary, off Mallaig, stunning mackerel runs, we took over 300 fish last summer just for the families freezers (there's about 12 of us to share around/trade with etc). I also caught about 17 sea trout, and a million baby pollock (I caught a headache round about here).... :banghea...
by polaris2582
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Limited Living
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Limited Living

This year has been a particularly wet one for us so far, no tots by the sea and hurricane conditions blowing in has turned our ground to marsh. Last year I spent a long time watching how our garden grew and taking note of everything. Our greenhouse definitely needs sterilisation and reflooring after...
by polaris2582
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Trapping Crayfish in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Re: Trapping Crayfish in the UK

A bit of a late response. There's an ongoing conservation project for the white-clawed crayfish (the native species) in Cornwall. I suspect that means that native crayfish can still be found in Cornwall's rivers and, if that's the case, you probably don't have a snowflake in hell's chance of gettin...
by polaris2582
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Fishing

All over the world self suffient homesteads run their winter on their fish stocks and freezers. I'd love to hear about people's ways of maximising their catch, and how they go on to preserve it for winter storage. Do you love a particular bait for pollock? And great lure for mackerel? ( not that the...

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