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by wulf
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polytunnel location
Replies: 3
Views: 1646

Re: Polytunnel location

I agree too. You are going to have to water your polytunnel anyway so it would be better to let it have more light and include some raised beds. Not having tree roots underneath won't make up for not having rain falling on the ground from above. You would also potentially find the plastic made stick...
by wulf
Mon May 09, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4111

Re: I'm Back Too - and I have LAND!!!

Once you get a polytunnel up, you get an extended growing season so you will be able to get a few things in later than you would for an exposed garden and get some harvests. Do leave space for starting off lots of seedlings next spring through - from about March to early May, my polytunnel is conges...
by wulf
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 87848

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Crabby Cider... I've currently got a vat with chopped apples and crab apples covered with water. Next week I'll take the resulting liquid, add some sugar (about 1lb / gallon is the ratio passed on to me) and ferment it for a week or two before bottling and putting down for 2-3 months before drinking...
by wulf
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Malt Extract - part 2!
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Malt Extract - part 2!

I'm not sure about the shelf life on dried malt extract but I've read various things that suggest the liquid form doesn't keep brilliantly and also tends to a darker colour. That tin from the back of the shelf at the homebrew store will probably still produce a drinkable beer but not as good as it w...
by wulf
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way
Replies: 15
Views: 3345

Re: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way

If even Dunc doesn't malt his own barley (hops to the nearest 0.1g you say!) then you know it is going to be hard work! BTW, those spent grains are human edible. Being on the high fibre end of the scale, I wouldn't want to eat too many but I've found that, among other things, they make a great mix t...
by wulf
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way
Replies: 15
Views: 3345

Re: Brewing beer from scratch the simple way

I'm a fan of the brew in the bag approach. I like the control that comes from starting with your own choice of crushed grain and hops but don't want to invest the money (or, more importantly, the storage space) in a "proper" all-grain set up. It just so happens that I wrote a fairly extens...
by wulf
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown
Replies: 57
Views: 10271

Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

I got my seeds online somewhere... possibly Jekka's herbs? Last year we had more than enough self-seeded plants that we didn't bother saving any seed this year. I'm not sure if we'll be so lucky again this year but I did give some seed to a friend in London for his allotment, so that will be my rese...
by wulf
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Living mulch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1282

Re: Living mulch?

I might be a little cautious - even trees tend to throw up a lot of their roots near the surface and it is all competition for water too. How about dotting the surfaces of your tree containers with one or two light pots containing suitably decorative plants (or placing ones like nasturtiums in pots ...
by wulf
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown
Replies: 57
Views: 10271

Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

I've got a medlar ( Mespilus germanica ' Nottingham') growing at the front; harvests have been on the small side so far but I'm hopeful it will give me a bit more as the tree matures. I think my favourite unusual edible is Giant Tree Spinach ( Chenopodium giganteum ). It grows 6'-8' tall over a seas...
by wulf
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing garlic as a perennial
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Re: Growing garlic as a perennial

Have you already got garlic planted for a planned harvest this year? If not, some of this could be used for that purpose - try some left where it is and some replanted elsewhere. If the space isn't needed for anything else, the rest can be left to grow and grazed from as you need it.

Wulf
by wulf
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: thermal cooking pot for bread or cakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: thermal cooking pot for bread or cakes

When I got a bread machine, I used to use it almost daily and then I discovered that making the bread by hand and baking in the oven gives "artisan" quality results with a much better texture and appearance. Roll forward about four years and my bread machine had largely been gathering dust...
by wulf
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Blogs
Replies: 29
Views: 9318

Re: Ish Members' Blogs

by wulf
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Flickr Streams
Replies: 15
Views: 8396

Re: Ish Members' Flickr Streams

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wulf/

That's my stream, including some photos tagged selfsufficientish and lots tagged garden.

Wulf
by wulf
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Ubuntu 12.04
Replies: 15
Views: 9672

Re: Ubuntu 12.04

One of the many available versions of the Linux Operating System. Microsoft's Windows and Apples Mac OS are the other main contenders but you can't legally download and share either of those two.

Wulf
by wulf
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Unusual herbs
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Unusual herbs

Try Plants for a Future as a brilliant resource site for edible / medicinal plants, both common and rare.

Wulf

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