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by niknik
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: creaky knees
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: creaky knees

Honey and apple cider vinegar drink, does seem to help. (reminder to self..start taking it again!..now that there is some honey in the house!) just pour boiling waterover dessert spoon off honey, stir well and add couple teaspoons vinegar. horrible taste first few times, but I soon got to like it ( ...
by niknik
Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Permaculture farm in a cold temperate climate
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Permaculture farm in a cold temperate climate

that link took me to part 3..........
this should be part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmM4IFt0 ... re=related

looks really good though. but only seen part3 so far........ ( very slow computer and inernet. takes ma a LONG time to get it in to watch it!)
by niknik
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing sweet potaoes
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Growing sweet potaoes

thanks for that ,realfood.

very helpful.
well ¨ll just leave mine in its water and wait and see what happens!
by niknik
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: VAT rise
Replies: 67
Views: 6157

Re: VAT rise

No longer livingin the Uk, where VAt is concerned, i sometimes wish I did!! It has gne up here as well ( from 16 to 18%). neither of which allows for quick easy mental arithmatic!. Thats the standard rate, but there are several others 4 % on food, 8% on property purcase etc......... There are no pos...
by niknik
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Permaculture in the Desert
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Permaculture in the Desert

Fascinating stuff.

thanks for posting those links... now Im watching anything else on the subject. see what I can learn and do something on the plot of land I have. No waterrights, very frustrating as the water channels run down the middle!
by niknik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing sweet potaoes
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Growing sweet potaoes

how long should it take for a sweet potato to produce these slips? are these roots? and once they do, what then? and what sort of yield from 1? I love them,and would love to grow some ,in fact I already have one ina pot, but nothing so far.apart from the fact that it has swiollen up a bit, but no sh...
by niknik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Container gardening.
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Container gardening.

Can´t help I´m afraid. but was hoping to have seen an answer or suggestion , as I want to do a fair bit in containers a well, so hoped to get some tips here!

fingers crossed that someone will come along with advice!
by niknik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bye bye PSB and Kale
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Bye bye PSB and Kale

I really don't see how they can Maggie, the tops have been chewed off and every single leaf has gone, they just look like old bits of walking stick sticking out of the ground! I'll leave them and see if miracles really do happen :lol: I had some PSB growing, and it got attacked by some bugs . I cho...
by niknik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Buy nothing new for a year challenge
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Buy nothing new for a year challenge

Well Im joining in as well. I will haveto buy car parts , to get it back on the road, and service items. but I think that´s excluded. Clothes.other than underwear shouldnt be a problem. Books, will get 2nd hand from charity shop., as I have to have something to read. I will be buying some plants (ve...
by niknik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: A Decent Annual Salary
Replies: 63
Views: 8340

Re: A Decent Annual Salary

the more you have.the more you need. most people lways seem to manage to spend up to their income. Im on a pension, ( early mediaclly retired) it´s pretty good as such, but with the increase in cost of living etc the last few years it´s a struggle. another 200 or 300 a month would be fantastic. but ...
by niknik
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How tall are you?
Replies: 21
Views: 1564

Re: How tall are you?

The human race is getting taller all the time. In different areas/countries etc. trhere are variations .some taller "tribes" some shorter, some predisposed to certain looks .etc etc...... Apparently to reach the full height your genetic make-up predisposes you to, you need to have the correct and be...
by niknik
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from ( not so hot or sunny) southern Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Hi from ( not so hot or sunny) southern Spain

tanx

and happy new year to you all
by niknik
Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from ( not so hot or sunny) southern Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Hi from ( not so hot or sunny) southern Spain

Hola Found this place by chance whilst looking something else up! what a great place so much useful info, and Ive only just managed to look ata few posts so far! Am in a small village in southern Spain, small garden, but did manage tro grow a fair bit this year ( first ever attempt) and have 2 chick...