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by metricben
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: march foraging
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

I have never actually found a Hairy Bittercress plant, only read about them in FFF, but I will keep an eye out for it next time I forage. Thanks.
by metricben
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: march foraging
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

mmm "Lesser Celandine" I think I've heard of that, but I had better google up some pics. yeah, marching for aging would be weird I feel quite insulted being told how to identify a nettle, but then again many people living in cities probably couldn't - a sad state of affairs... thanks i wil...
by metricben
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: march foraging
Replies: 7
Views: 2500

march foraging

hi- I was wondering what foraging oppurtunities there are in march. Most of my previous expenditions have been in summer and autunm (for mushrooms and nuts), however plants are more abundant and i would like to go foraging for them. I am drilled in the basics, such as chickweed, jack-by-the-hedge, s...
by metricben
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Wine help anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

"Vinegary" is, as mentioned, bad. Homemade wines do taste different to commercial ones, and a slight bitter taste should not be confused with vinegar. My advice is to leave it and hope for the best, and next time try to make wine from scratch, instead of expensive, and inferior kits.
by metricben
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: how to make this page bigger
Replies: 11
Views: 12868

Yep, works on Ubuntu with Firefox. Thanks for the useful shortcut!
by metricben
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ethical computing
Replies: 42
Views: 15404

ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu for about two years, after trying Debian, Gentoo, and FreeBSD, and am dual-booting with Windows. Unless you are a serious gamer, using Windows is pointless. Linux provides a much faster, stabler OS, with IMHO better software. Also, software makers don't try to squeeze all yo...
by metricben
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Nanny state madness strikes again.
Replies: 26
Views: 7855

soz

lol sorry bout that, i agree this does seem to get alot of traffic :lol:
by metricben
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Nanny state madness strikes again.
Replies: 26
Views: 7855

it not funny

This is not funny! The Government is constantly make more and more ridiculous changes, such as this, and soon we will be ruled by a fachist state! Oh wait, I think we already are... This is truly ridiculous, and deserves to be seriously opposed, not mocked on small web forums. Sorry about anger lol...
by metricben
Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Hemp Seed Ideas
Replies: 49
Views: 17423

birdseed

trust me, it does, but it will probably differ from different feeds
by metricben
Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: bull and milk thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

thanks

thank you, but it being winter some don't have heads, so i guess i'll wait till spring/summer
by metricben
Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: kumiss
Replies: 7
Views: 3262

kumiss

hi, does anyone know how to brew kumiss - i have searched all over the web, and found about 4 recipes, but they are all different. Some call for it to be pressurized, some use lactose. i just need a simple recipe for a small amount i have just started: 1/2 pint whole milk, 1/2 pint semi-skimmed, 3 t...
by metricben
Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberries won't fruit
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

thank you - i've just removed them for a fresh start...
by metricben
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Gone wrong!
Replies: 6
Views: 3619

citric/tartaric acid

i don't believe that there's any major difference between citric and tartatic acid, and i don't think that the citric acid would prevent mould of pressure. try to wash utensils and equipment before use, and keep thing clean. that will help with the mould. with the fizzing- why are you trying to stop...
by metricben
Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: bull and milk thistle
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

bull and milk thistle

i have read that bull and milk thistles are edible, but milk thistles moreso. can anyone help me identify each as i am now really confused. we have alot of thistles although i want to be sure it going to be worth peeling them.

thx
ben
by metricben
Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Strawberries won't fruit
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Strawberries won't fruit

hi all i have a problem that my strawberries will not give much fruit. i only get about 1/2 lb. of fruit from a 5' by 10' plot of very dense plants. they have been there for 3 years, and are in a semi-shaded position. we live in the south-east, so its quite sunny here any help/tips appreciated ben

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