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by MKG
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 7855

Re: Onions

Onions go to seed because it's too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, a day with a 'y' in it, excess solar radiation, ill-fated horoscopes, the Russians, aliens, elves, bad vibes, soil too sandy, soil too clay-y, and the coming apocalypse. Avoid all of those and you'll have no problem.
by MKG
Fri May 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 7855

Re: Onions

Oh no he isn't! I may now be restricted in activity, but I still grow a lot of rhubarb, the overwintered garlic was a triumph, the chillis are growing nicely and a host of pot herbs are beavering away like good 'uns. Oh - and the runner beans are about to be inserted into the very tall tubs just out...
by MKG
Mon May 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: New build pantry
Replies: 8
Views: 3594

Re: New build pantry

... and a buttery was for storing BEER!!!!!!!!

...as in butts as opposed to butter.
by MKG
Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 11677

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

It's what I've always wanted too, Bernard. It sounds well worthwhile so, despite my earlier misgivings, I think I may give this one a go.
by MKG
Wed May 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 11677

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Well, we're still waiting for Bernard's taste test. It's still a possibility that it was truly wonderful and Bernard is whooping it up in Nirvana.
by MKG
Mon May 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 3660

Re: No Bees?

Well, I hate to go against the general trend, but we have loads of bees already - particularly very large and noisy bumble bees. There's also lots of stuff flowering, so they seem happy.
Buzzy wuzzy mumble ...
by MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

Those super-power water pistols work a treat on cats, too.
by MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

Re: Intelligent plants?

Anywhere in Britain except the Isle of Wight if I remember the book correctly. Don't forget to top 'em early.
by MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 2807

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Hey - another home brewer!!!!!!!! A belated welcome, RC.
by MKG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Plastic in the oceans
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Re: Plastic in the oceans

I'm surprised to hear that you don't grow your own seaweed, Tony.
:tongue1:
by MKG
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Some pictures

It all looks immaculate, Tony (as I would expect).
But where's the swimming pool and bar?
by MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your diet
Replies: 8
Views: 2159

Re: Your diet

Nor was non-cake an option. I hate cake.
by MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curiosity/Armageddon
Replies: 11
Views: 2401

Re: Curiosity/Armageddon

I've though about this for a while. I think I'd carry on doing exactly what I'm doing, not altering a thing. I think I'm probably more contented now than ever before - why change my ways?
by MKG
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 7
Views: 2076

Re: Odds and ends

I also make precisely the amount of wine I need, and not a drop more.
I do. I DO!!!
by MKG
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: New season veg

They can and they do.