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by hedgewizard
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Say "hello" here
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Say "hello" here

Hey Pheobe. Tell us a bit about your situation and interests!
by hedgewizard
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: removable poly tunnel
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: removable poly tunnel

Safronsue, that's a terrible design you posted. Look what happened to it!
http://doorgarden.com/01/hoop-house-gre ... w-collapse
Screening or shade netting is definitely the way to go.
by hedgewizard
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Parsnips
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Parsnips

Hessian sacking or old carpet work well too.
by hedgewizard
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Parsnips
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Parsnips

Hessian sacking or old carpet work well too.
by hedgewizard
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato tips wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Tomato tips wanted

If you want really strong plants, pot them up a bit deeper than they were to start with - they'll put up with being nearly buried! The buried stem sprouts new roots, just like a potato plant.
by hedgewizard
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing with bulb fennel
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Brewing with bulb fennel

:drunken: Why would anyone want to make pernod? Got paint to remove or something?
by hedgewizard
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel revisited
Replies: 21
Views: 3587

Re: Polytunnel revisited

Holy schmoley that's nearly a Keder House!
by hedgewizard
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: A type of oyster mushroom?
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: A type of oyster mushroom?

Carltonian Man wrote:Colouration in the middle pic looks good for P Ostreatus (oyster mushroom), the other two pics suggest P Petaloides (antibiotic chemicals in the gelatinous flesh can cause intestinal problems so best avoided).


Could well be. A little early, but it's been very mild.
by hedgewizard
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: ST PATRICK'S DAY
Replies: 3
Views: 1642

Re: ST PATRICK'S DAY

A bonfire and several glasses of the black stuff for me, I think - makes a good warmup for the solstice!
by hedgewizard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meeting other ishers
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Meeting other ishers

Have you looked into the LETS and Transition networks? Loads of Ishy type people in those.
by hedgewizard
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences
Replies: 28
Views: 12285

Re: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences

The amount of times I have to walk backwards and forwards with watering cans makes it very handy to not have to hang around waiting for a watering can to fill. Hi MMM! Um... get a second can. That way you're watering with one while the other fills, and you can adjust the tap so that the timing's ju...
by hedgewizard
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences
Replies: 28
Views: 12285

Re: Rainwater harvesting - your experiences

Usual butts on downspouts, and extruded PVC 'tunnel gutters' on the polytunnel.
by hedgewizard
Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Inventors Corner
Replies: 29
Views: 10925

Re: Inventors Corner

's been done though. 'S called a beer mat!
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Inventors Corner
Replies: 29
Views: 10925

Re: Inventors Corner

'Kitty snipper'

just like one of those catflaps that won't let a cat in without a magnetic collar.

except this one lets them all in, but if they don't have the collar a guillotine blade cuts them in half. The prototype's working pretty well but I haven't solved the mess issue yet

:thumbright:
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Cutting seed potatoes in half?
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: Cutting seed potatoes in half?

The same - although instead of sulphur my grandad used wood ash. Works well enough if you've got some, but I'm not sure how necessary it is.

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