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by bodrighy
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Keeping poultry in Cornwall
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Keeping poultry in Cornwall

This is a thought for our future. If we can we would like to keep some poultry. We have been reading up on it and living where we do we would need to have a fox and badger proof enclosure as we see them in the daytime in the fields around us. We aren't really that worried about breed etc as long as ...
by bodrighy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: melons
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: melons

I've grown them in a greenhouse from seeds I got fruit fruit. Not massively productive but free and tasty

Pete
by bodrighy
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Bread and Butter plant.Real name?
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Bread and Butter plant.Real name?

The young buds. We called them bread & cheese but probaly a local variation. Used to pick them and chew as kids. Ned a lot for a salad. :lol:

Pete
by bodrighy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: raspberries - from lidls or homebase?
Replies: 12
Views: 1440

Re: raspberries - from lidls or homebase?

My immediate thoughts are that you should go for the Lidl ones, not just because they're cheaper. Neither Lidl or Homebase are particularly good at looking after plants in my experience of our local stores. However, Homebase has a lot of stock and the plants you see may have been there quite a whil...
by bodrighy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: what are you sowing?
Replies: 85
Views: 4587

Re: what are you sowing?

We're lucky as we live in Cornwall and have a south facing conservatory. We have peppers, chilis, tomatoes, leeks, garlic, perpetual spinach, broad beans and runner beans sown. As we are guerrila gardening in our garden as opposed to beds we are staggering sowing to suit different areas.

Pete
by bodrighy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seeds from Peppers
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Seeds from Peppers

We've grown peppers, melons, and (better than bought seed) butternut squashes from seed taken from fruit bought. IMHO the se dis free and though the yield may be a bit less, with the amount of seed in a fruit, just how much of any one ything can you eat or store?

Pete
by bodrighy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Making raised beds out of old pallets
Replies: 19
Views: 10186

Re: Making raised beds out of old pallets

If you are going to split them up why not do it before loading? You'd get a lot more in or are you intending to use them as is?

Pete
by bodrighy
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 63
Views: 28303

Re: Banish Plastic

All pop bottles hada deposit on them. My childhood was spent forraging the beach for them and returning them for pocketmoney. I also remember butter being in a great big slab on the counter and being cut up and weighed in greaseproof paper. Sweets, biscuits etc were sold in paper bags ( something I ...
by bodrighy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Overgrown Garden
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Overgrown Garden

You may be able to pull some up and the cut back and train the rest and use for the berries. The young shoots that have suckered often pull up easily but bet dug as they are true survivors.

pete
by bodrighy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: our smallholding
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: our smallholding

Hi, just spotted this post. Where in Cornwall are you? I am just south of Truro

Pete
by bodrighy
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Plant identification please!
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Plant identification please!

Loobyloo wrote:apparently goosesgrass (or sticky willy as it will always be to me) is edible.

It is when youing but it is stringy and not particularly worth it unless you are very hungry and skint. .....Now where did I see that patcj growing :scratch:

Pete
by bodrighy
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Torn up trees.
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Re: Torn up trees.

And here's me crying out for fruit wood, maple and oak. Why can't you live in Cornwall :cry:

Pete
by bodrighy
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A woodland vegetable patch?
Replies: 24
Views: 6414

Re: A woodland vegetable patch?

That's true. We have moved into a house with an established and overgrown garden and intend to do a sort of guerill / permaculture thing this year at least. The garden hasn't been touched for at least 12 - 18 months so the ground is full of leaf mould. Got dry stone walls, old rockery, small woodlan...
by bodrighy
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A woodland vegetable patch?
Replies: 24
Views: 6414

Re: A woodland vegetable patch?

Isn't this more or less what was being advocated ton 'Farming for the future' on bBC2. It's still on Iplayer if you missed it. There were people growing crops in woodland areas who claimed that it was in fact far more nartural and ecologically sound than normal practice. Averaged a couple of days a ...
by bodrighy
Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Surprise Potatoes
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Surprise Potatoes

Makes me wonder. I produce a humongous amount of sawdust / wood chippings that are no good for the compost. Would this be good for clamping Iif so I am quids in
for next year.

pete

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