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by Abi
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato Fail!
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Tomato Fail!

Thank you all for the excellent advice! I think I'll try both approaches: I'll start some more of my own seeds off again, but in case they don't work I'll also ask around to try to get some that are already started. I don't *think* it would have been my compost as I other things have started coming ...
by Abi
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato Fail!
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Tomato Fail!

A few weeks ago I impulsively bought one of those vegetable growing magazines and it had some free tomato seeds with it, so I thought I might as well try them. I planted them - about three different varieties - and none of them has germinated. I followed the instructions on the packet but I guess th...
by Abi
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Whether the weather will cooperate
Replies: 114
Views: 14871

Re: Whether the weather will cooperate

Whaaaa?! Where's my snow? There's been no snow in York at all this year... :(

(I know it's a massive faff and everyone hates it. It just triggers an enormous emotional response of glee and celebration in me... :dontknow: )
by Abi
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: My first cheese!
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

Re: My first cheese!

Thank you for all the advice; it's extremely useful! The cottage cheese tasted fine; next time I'll look at tweaking my method a bit to get the texture more how I'd like it. And try ricotta!
by Abi
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: My first cheese!
Replies: 4
Views: 1233

My first cheese!

Not very exciting - just some cottage cheese which I made out of a pint of milk I never used. But still, exciting for me because I've never made cheese before! One question though. When you buy cottage cheese it's generally quite wet and the lumps are quite big... mine is dry and crumbly... is this ...
by Abi
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 26
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

It'd be a terrible shame - I've only just joined!
by Abi
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the South East
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: Hello from the South East

Hallo! I'm a newbie myself but already very much liking this community.
by Abi
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting atm?
Replies: 108
Views: 24907

Re: What are you harvesting atm?

I've just harvested the spring onions that I've grown off the ends of other spring onions (or possibly the same spring onions?). Anyway, they grew jolly fast.
by Abi
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: working for yourself?
Replies: 10
Views: 1100

Re: working for yourself?

Oh wow, you are brave! Good luck; I'm sure you'll have a great day. I'd love to work for myself... a friend and I are hoping to start up soon making wheelchair etc accessories for disabled and elderly people. We're currently doing a bit of research. But neither of us will be giving up the day job an...
by Abi
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Yo from York
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: Yo from York

Well, I've now posted on Freecycle asking for a sewing machine so fingers crossed... (I too would probably feel embarrassed, but I've offered quite a few things including an item for someone else who was asking for something, so it kind of feels ok) Flo, thank you for the explanation of proggy mats!...
by Abi
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Yo from York
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Re: Yo from York

Thank you all! :iconbiggrin: Flo, I'm sure I'm being terribly dense, but what in the world is a 'proggy mat'? I am learning sewing and want to learn dressmaking, but I haven't a sewing machine and can't afford to buy one right now, so that, sadly, might have to wait. I'm doing a bit of upcycling tho...
by Abi
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Yo from York
Replies: 12
Views: 1796

Yo from York

Hallo! I'm Abi (perhaps obviously), I'm from York (again...) and I'd really like to become more self-sufficient. I live in a little terraced house with a fairly tiny yard, so this could be interesting, particularly as I have no money. But I'm making myself some plant pots out of cardboard boxes line...

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