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by Muddypause
Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Squirrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

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by Muddypause
Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Squirrels?
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Squirrels can be a big nuisance. As a child we lived in a big garden with lots of trees; I can recommend an alsation dog as a deterrent. He never actually caught one, but enjoyed trying. Years later, I lived for a few years in a caravan, and had a persistent squirrel that gnawed through the floor an...
by Muddypause
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: greeting from rural oxordshire
Replies: 6
Views: 2355

I had success with beetroots last year. I tried pickling some of them, but that didn't work out - they started to fizz as if fermenting after a few weeks of storage, and grew a sort of white scum. I think the lesson there is not to use Asda's cheapest vinegar.
by Muddypause
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greatings from the urban desert
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

It is a bit crammed in there, and I'm not expecting to get large quantities out of it. Some of the crops will be over and done with before the rest gets going, and some of it is being started in trays and pots. But it is, as I say, a bit experimental at this stage. Had a look at the Square-Foot site...
by Muddypause
Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cruelty to plants?
Replies: 14
Views: 5403

Cruelty to plants?

I was wondering if anyone else feels a little twinge of sympathy every time they pull a seedling out by the roots when thinning? I swear I can hear tiny little cries every time I do it. I thinned some leaks out yesterday, and left some of the thinnings lying on the surface. Today I noticed that even...
by Muddypause
Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greatings from the urban desert
Replies: 6
Views: 2406

Greatings from the urban desert

Hello. I've been a-lurking here for a few months now, ever since one of the presenters on The Album Zone internet radio station gave you a plug. Time to come out from behind the undergrowth, I guess. I'm currently in urban mayhem with a garden that measures about 4' x 10' with rubbish soil. So last ...

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