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by becks77
Fri May 02, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Homemade tooithpaste
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

mrsflibble wrote:and clove oil causes gum decay according to my dentist.

Always used clove oil as remedy for toothache in our house, tastes awful though!
Becks :flower:
by becks77
Fri May 02, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: We have an allotment!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

we have an allotment

Well done, have fun
Becks :flower:
by becks77
Thu May 01, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Box schemes - do they work out cheaper?
Replies: 17
Views: 2802

Hi, we have tried both Abel and Cole and Riverford, our main concerns were quantity for money and air miles, obviosly the citrus and out of season goods included in their regular boxes has to be shipped so now get our stuff from JS and hopefully the allotment will give us a lot of what we need this ...
by becks77
Thu May 01, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

thank you for the good wishes, the neighbours might not be so keen on a cockereal however someone has told me the pekin bantam males are very quiet indeed... should I beleive them??? :lol:
by becks77
Thu May 01, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

Re: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens

The eggs have been candled and we can see 3 definites out of 4,but its still early days yet.
:cheers:
by becks77
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 3017

what did i do wrong?

No parsnips in East sussex either ....yet .I like the idea of marking them with radishes, must try that.
:flower:
by becks77
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

Re: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens

So having done lots of reading I have now decided to use an aquarium, my friend has added a light and thermometer,and a dish with a wet sponge for humidity and the lavender bantam eggs are in place, just 4 this time. We intend to turn them 3-4 times a day keeping a record of when etc. so hatching da...
by becks77
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

hatching eggs

Thank you I will have a look for a copy.
After reading a bit more on the internet I'm beginning to wonder if the humidity aswell as the temp would be too high.
The heated propogator is begining to look the better option :?
by becks77
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

egg hatching

Thanks for those ideas, one of the teachers at school has a max min thermometer so I can gauge what temp it gets up to before I launch into egg hatching mode!
Becks
:flower:
by becks77
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

Hatching chicken eggs - no incubator or broody hens

Hi All, This is going to sound really strange but.... In the absence of an egg incubator is it possible to hatch eggs in a slow cooker, stop laughing.. I make yoghurt in the slo cooker on the "keep warm setting", so wondered if anyone had come across this as a method that works and provide...
by becks77
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A Newby
Replies: 10
Views: 741

newby

Nah,
but could be my vintage!!
:flower:
by becks77
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A Newby
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone,
Becks :flower:
by becks77
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: livestock on allotments?
Replies: 21
Views: 3648

Animals on allotments

Hi,
Only slugs allowed here in East Sussex too, however I have choks at home in the back garden. And a fellow allotmenter is trying very hard to get a beehive allowed, seems very sensible to me.
Becks :flower:
by becks77
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Rotovator Advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 3521

Rotavator advice?

Hi, Well done on getting an allotment , they're very hard to get here in East Sussex. Last year was our first year, (we are also on clay), we dived in with rotavator. A bit of a disaster that was,it got the soil turned after breaking two machines! but the bind weed came back in profusion. So eventua...
by becks77
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A Newby
Replies: 10
Views: 741

A Newby

Hi All, just signing in to say hello, love the site.
I live in East Sussex and have an allotment and 2 chooks with attitude in the back garden!
Becks :flower:

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