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by bodrighy
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Do not images
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Do not images

Or

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Pete
by bodrighy
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: My sqaush is bent.
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: My sqaush is bent.

Better than ours. All ours have ended up inside a slug or snail's belly. Fortunately we have a few more sown inside so if they come up OK we will wait a lot longer before putting them out.

Pete
by bodrighy
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Density of chickens?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Density of chickens?

Measured out the run I can put in to get started. The house is 4' x 2' with a large nesting box on the outside and the run is 12' x 4' including underneath the coop. We are getting 3 hybrids from someone our landlady gets hers from in about a month or so so I have time to get some more netting and e...
by bodrighy
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Density of chickens?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Density of chickens?

Thanks Zoe. The plan is that it would be mailny a sleeping and laying area. I have built removable nest boxes on the back that can be lifted off to give cleaning access. Unless they are bone idle and don't want to most of their time will be in what I hope to be a large run in the wooded area of the ...
by bodrighy
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What to do with tomatos?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: What to do with tomatos?

Thanks for the ideas. Can they be bottled in oil?I've done this with peppers before (chilis) also as they are a fruit I wonder if they could be bottled in syrup like apples and things. If we have that many it will be worth experimenting I reckon.

Pete
by bodrighy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Density of chickens?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Density of chickens?

Not how clever or thick are they :lol: How many in a given space. I have just aquired a hen hose from free cycle and so can now start to get serious and look for some hens though I want to tart it up a bit first. Our aim is for 6 birds eventually but the house is only 4' x 2' and looking for some id...
by bodrighy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What to do with tomatos?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

What to do with tomatos?

We are now up to 49 plants so any ideas about what to do with tomatos would be good. We use fresh, do all the chutney pickle things but have heard about drying and freezing but never done it. How do you dry tomatos in this country? Even here in Cornwall I wouldn't have thought that there was enough ...
by bodrighy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: stackable planters
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: stackable planters

Soil pipe from Freecycle, knock holes in it alternating around it, ffill with soil / compost up to a hole, put the plant in fill up ad nauseum to the top and plant it somewhere sunny. Useful for strawberries, or anything that would grow in a hanging basket as well. Don't have any pics unfortunately ...
by bodrighy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and snails
Replies: 23
Views: 1587

Re: Slugs and snails

Simple answer is you don't IME. We cover seedings that they like, young beans, squashes courgettes etc with half a plastic bottle and that seems to work. All the tricks such as gravel etc seem to be slitthered over with impunity. maybe Cornish molluscs have toetectors or something. The snails are ed...
by bodrighy
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can someone help me with my potatoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Can someone help me with my potatoes?

We do this with sprouting spuds but in bin bags. We do it straight outdoors though and just keep earthing up. Easy to just tip the bag out when harvesting. Don't get a huge crop but it's free and we get a good few meals from what would otherwise simply end up in the compost. (Have also accidently go...
by bodrighy
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veg is no longer organic
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Veg is no longer organic

I think it's a man thing - they see any kind of weed killer/fertilizer/miracle-gro, etc, as another power tool!! My DH cut the grass and threw an enormous tub of some kind of lawn feed on it to make it go greener. I promptly forgot that he had done it and let the chickens out the next day. I think ...
by bodrighy
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Inspiration for a tall conservatory
Replies: 22
Views: 1533

Re: Inspiration for a tall conservatory

What about some perennial tomatoes? Don't know how tall they grow in the wild but as they are perennial vines it might be worth experimenting

Pete
by bodrighy
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Nettles
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: Nettles

If you grab a nettle down by the botom of the stem and pull you will find that much of the root system is just under the surface. You will only need a part of this to p[ropogate. At the moment we are having nettles in just about anything, soups, cheese & onion (well ransome) pies, omelettes...yo...
by bodrighy
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Free Range Eggs
Replies: 15
Views: 1577

Re: Free Range Eggs

Very simple answer Chrissy....economics. The more birds that they can can rear for the cheapest price the less they can sell them for through the supermarkets and so more people will buy them. I am old enough to remember chicken being a luxury and having it for Christmas. And I am not yet near colle...
by bodrighy
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Yipee
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Yipee

Thak you both, travelling to the continent to see some chooks is perhaps stretching enthusiasm a bit far :lol: Hopefully someone a little closer will come on and offer a peek though

Pete

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