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by A&A
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Dithering on the sidelines
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

Re: Dithering on the sidelines

Hey Indy, welcome to the forum. I was in a similar position to you (lurking on the sidelines) mostly because I frequent other forums to do with other interests and I've learned over the years to sit back and suss out the lie of the land before jumping in and finding out it wasn't for me. There are m...
by A&A
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Lunar planting
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: Lunar planting

They swear by it over here Susie. The year before last we were busy planting garlic when one of the old boys wandered past on the road. "What are you planting" he said. "Garlic." "Oh - it'll surely fail - the moon isn't right." "Whatever", I grumbled under my breath. When we went to harvest it, it w...
by A&A
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: One cup kettle
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: One cup kettle

We bought one of the Tefal Quick Cup kettles a couple of years ago. Whilst I'd guess that it doesn't quite get as hot as a true boiling kettle, we pour away the first few ml of water and it does a more than adequate job. Along with some of our other measures - it contributes greatly to our electrici...
by A&A
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: my pups are born
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: my pups are born

Hey, wonderful. Keep taking the photos - it's great to watch puppies develop. You're gonna have your hands full I suspect ;)
by A&A
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5433

Re: polytunnel advice ?

Yup, it's been the same here - based obviously on the lunar calendar (I'd get a roasting from all the neighbours if I didn't pay attention to it! ;) ) I'm wondering about indoors - I hadn't considered peas or broccoli inside the tunnel & there's a little space yet.
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: dandelion root coffee

Hey - thanks v much. Something new to try.
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4684

Re: dandelion root coffee

alec-ish wrote:heres some dandelion root coffee i made
if anybody wants me write the process of making it just say and ill write it
OK - "say" :)
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5433

Re: polytunnel advice ?

When do you sow the Broccoli (& peas) Graham? I'm trying to figure out when the latest time is I can get stuff to germinate & grow since we've a good couple of months extra here in terms of heat, but similar diminishing light levels obviously. I'm trying as wide a variety of possible in the space I'...
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5433

Re: polytunnel advice ?

No, they don't have a clue what they are. There's an Italian name for them, but it means nothing to any of them as far as I've found out. We brought the seed over from the UK & delicious they are too.
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5433

Re: polytunnel advice ?

Winter salad generally: Cocarde, Rocket (salad & sky), Spinach, Mibuna, Mitzuna, Rapa, Bietole and my Ginger lives in there. Of course, some of those do fine outdoors, but the growth rate is predictably slower with most and almost non-existent with others during the cold months. Indoors, they produc...
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rogue's Gallery
Replies: 218
Views: 129527

Re: Rogue's Gallery

Ah, but is the other A as in A(ndy)&A a girl? :iconbiggrin: Mind you you could have been an Andrea. But then again Andrea in Italy is a boy's name..... aaarrrggghhhhh! :lol: We have the same fun here with French names, they may be spelt differently but Michel and Daniel for example are prounounced ...
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5433

Re: polytunnel advice ?

Maggie: Hmm - yes it's probably quite hard to explain without photos but the clips are the key. I'll take a close-up of a couple today if I remember. Essentially, once the polythene is draped over the frame you snap some clips on one end. Then it's a case of pull tight and 'clip'. With these clips t...
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: polytunnel advice ?
Replies: 40
Views: 5433

Re: polytunnel advice ?

Wow - that's pricey!! Mine is 6m long - although you simply buy the hoops & struts individually so adding on at anytime is quite straight-forward. I got it from our local 'Consorzio Agrario'. I was over there a couple of days ago and noticed they still had plenty of frames in. This chain is all over...
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make bread?
Replies: 68
Views: 8874

Re: How do I make bread?

Yes - kind of, although in true Italian fashion you can buy all kinds of stuff in there ;) Many, many small shops still survive out here (at least locally to us.) Greengrocers, bakers, small food stores etc. The supermarkets are making inroads but I think the Italians are just a little too picky wit...
by A&A
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: what's the last thing you bought online?
Replies: 19
Views: 1623

Re: what's the last thing you bought online?

A book from Amazon: Not On The Label - Felicity Lawrence. It's a couple of years old but obviously still very relevant. I suspect it's going to change my way of life food-wise more than I can imagine at this point :shock: