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by diver
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4109

Re: Funny old weather

We haven't had rain for about 3 weeks and the ground is rock hard. The weather forecast promises rain but it never comes. And I am on a water meter
by diver
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is
Replies: 13
Views: 2802

Re: Tell me what a self sufficientish lifestyle is

I have been trying to be self sufficientish for at least 10 years now. I consume very little, grow as much as I can, cook from scratch, make jams, chutneys etc, but have yet to get hens. The bees are doing well. I burn wood that I collect, use little water and electricity , don't own a TV but do own...
by diver
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 104402

just leave the liquid manure in a covered bin and feed it to your veggies and fruit throughout the growing season
by diver
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you
Replies: 101
Views: 29570

Hi, and thanks for saying "hello again". As one of the earlier members I am delighted to see the site continuing with it's success. I am now almost self sufficient in that I only eat what I grow ( I am veggie) and honey from my bees. I produce virtually no rubbish. I don't go to supermarke...
by diver
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you
Replies: 101
Views: 29570

Blimey, I haven't visited the site for ages but was an early member....well done and congratulations to both of you.
by diver
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potash and other soil improvements query
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

You lime the soil if it is acidic, or if the plants yo are putting in prefer alkaline conditions. Spuds like acid soil so put leaf mould in as this is acidic as it breaks down ( or just put some leaves in with your spuds) If you don't want to use lime you can use mushroom compost if you can get it. ...
by diver
Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: "Grass Cuttings" question from a newbie...
Replies: 6
Views: 1766

if you do use it put it where you are going to plant your spuds as grass is acidic as it breaks down and spuds like an acidic soil. Good Luck!
by diver
Fri Aug 04, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Marrow and ginger Jam
Replies: 16
Views: 5799

tell us how it works out, and good luck
by diver
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Which venue shall we choose for the intersite olymics?
Replies: 49
Views: 19360

when people say "other sites" and other forums which ones do you mean as I am confused
by diver
Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cranberries
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

thanks, I will ring Dobies as I want blueberries as well
by diver
Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: storing veg for winter
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

thanks hedgewizard...I'll give it a go
by diver
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Marrow and ginger Jam
Replies: 16
Views: 5799

ps... I use orninary white sugar not the stuff with the pectin added. I only use that for strawberry jam
by diver
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Marrow and ginger Jam
Replies: 16
Views: 5799

this jam always sets well for me and makes about 10 normal jars full. i don't use a jam thermometer, I just test it on a cold saucer when I think it's ready and if it doesn't crinkle I boil it for another few minutes. I make lots of jams and this is my favourite....because you can alter the flavour ...
by diver
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cranberries
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

which catalogue did you get the cranberries from, please?
by diver
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what to use as a mulch?
Replies: 14
Views: 3753

from a local one man brewery that I found in yellow pages...and he is glad to get rid of them

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