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by ohareward
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweet Potato and slips
Replies: 16
Views: 9833

Kumara can be grown from either the shoots or the whole kumara, but the usual way is from the shoots, which can be bought from a garden centre. It is really easy (and much cheaper) to grow your own though. This involves selecting one or more disease-free kumara (just make sure it has no blemishes or...
by ohareward
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Wax moths in bees
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

We get grugs like that here, but we call the huhu grubs. The beetle grows humongous and can fly. Some of the beetles can grow up to 75-80mm long and about 15mm in diameter. And yes I have eaten the grubs fried in butter.

Robin
by ohareward
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Double yolker
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

The double yolker did have two yolks of even size, but there was more albumen than normal. The hen that laid it is about 30 weeks old. One of the other hens that had stopped for the winter had started again, but the egg was only about 25mm. I should have kept the big one to compare it with.

Robin
by ohareward
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Double yolker
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

Double yolker

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/ohareward/Produce/IMG_0430.jpg This is a double yolker. You can compare it with the normal eggs. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/ohareward/Produce/IMG_0426.jpg My wife's other hand. The egg weighs 63 grammes, standard is 35 grammes. It is 70mm long an...
by ohareward
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 3705

Ina wrote:-

Some of my friend's are 12 feet... And they've always been that height,


Do they play basketball? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Robin
by ohareward
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 3705

Hi Adekun. This coming season will be my first crop. I got the plants from a friend of mine. I planted them and they grew great. About 1.5metres. I built a raised bed of 150x25 timber as my place gets very wet in the winter. There are two season types of raspberries, summer harvest and autumn harves...
by ohareward
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Isinglass for preserving chickens eggs?
Replies: 17
Views: 5760

Hi Fee. When I was a kid my mother put eggs into a gelatine type stuff and the eggs kept for a long time. I can remember it being in a four gallon tin that had a secure lid. If one of the eggs went bad there was a horrible smell when the lid came off. When you put them in the stuff, I think you have...
by ohareward
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Bonjour all...new member now in France!
Replies: 20
Views: 4473

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Ce Peter avec un certain foin rustique est-il dans sa bouche ?

Robin
by ohareward
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Surplus Building Materials
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Surplus Building Materials

Not sure if you Ishers in UK know of this site, but here it is anyway.

www.whatdoidowiththis.com

It could be helpful.

Robin
by ohareward
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Beetroot again
Replies: 5
Views: 1951

Hi Directbulbs. Welcome. Here are a couple of recipes. Chocolate beetroot muffins You need: 2 large beetroot, (not canned) cooked, peeled and grated 1 and three quarters of a cup SR flour Third cup cocoa powder 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs Third of a cup olive oil Third of cup buttermilk Method: Put ove...
by ohareward
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Changing the element in a cooker
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Hi Possum. Try looking for a set of fuses. Not sure if your stove has them, but we use to have one. The fuses were in the back of the upstand.
Some oven elements just push in. Give it a gentle pull and see if it comes out ok. Or ring an appliance repair firm and ask their advice.

Robin
by ohareward
Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 24
Views: 4438

Hi 3M. You asked her where she was from. Greetings from darkest Worcestershire, UK.

Robin
by ohareward
Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Phosphorus
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Phosphorus

This is from a gardening guru, Wally Richards, here in Christchurch, NZ PHOSPHORUS When we buy plant foods or fertilisers for our gardens we see on the products the letters N:P:K followed by numbers which indicate the amounts of each of these elements. The NPK stands for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Pot...
by ohareward
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from an Egyptian (hopeful) Homesteader
Replies: 14
Views: 3179

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/ohareward/Hello_bird1-1.gif Mohamed http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/ohareward/welcome_0181.gif Do they still use the Nile to flood the growing areas in any part of Egypt like they did in ancient times. Most of my knowledge of Egypt was learnt at schoo...
by ohareward
Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hi from netherlands
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/ohareward/Hello_bird1-1.gif Berti http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w100/ohareward/welcome_0181.gif Six hours should be enough for most things. Containers, pots, hanging baskets. All good ways to grow with. What is the general weather like where you are? Robin

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