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by PlainQB
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Well Done
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Well Done

I keep saying to Mum she should dig up the rest of the lawn but I think there will be veg plot creep rather then removing the lawn in one fell swoop.

It does make me wonder, how many other newbies are out there, is this a growing trend?
by PlainQB
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Ishy things are you grateful for this week?
Replies: 40
Views: 4697

Re: What Ishy things are you grateful for this week?

Mr. QB.

I've been poorly lately and it's highlighted how wonderful it is to have a tractor/wagon/crane to hand. He's just settled down and done all the heavy and hard work letting me confine myself to dibbing, harvesting and other such gentle tasks.

Thank you Mr. QB, wifely loves you.
by PlainQB
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: School dinners
Replies: 20
Views: 3173

Re: School dinners

Good food can be cooked on site. I'm lucky enough to have work canteen and we get a salad bar, baked potoatoes, two meat options, a veggie option, soup, hot veg, pudding and sarnes. We also have cooked breakfast everyday. Our chef does have a very tight budget and it does show in the occasional odd ...
by PlainQB
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Well Done
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Well Done

I would like to publicly say well done to my Mum and step dad. My Mum has serious mobility problems and my step dad is hugely busy working, neither of them are particularlly vegtable gardening or ish minded. However this year they have cleaned out the greenhouse previously used for storage and plant...
by PlainQB
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: What people find important
Replies: 93
Views: 14582

Re: What people find important

Did anyone hear the call for Sandi Toksvig to be banned if Marmite is banned?
by PlainQB
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 7681

Re: Food prices to double

Those of us wealthy enough to have access to the internet will be fine. It's those poor people already living in marginal enviroments who will suffer themost. I feel partly responsible as I do waste and I do use a car, central heating etc. If anyone has ideas of how to help it would good.
by PlainQB
Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Asparagus confusion! Help please!
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Asparagus confusion! Help please!

Hello, Mr. QB grows asparagus and this is his advice: - What variety do you have? Conifers collosus (please read that phoentically) produces thick tall spears, it's also one of the most abundant varieties on sale. Other varieties can produce thinner spears - Next year cut the stems while they're a h...
by PlainQB
Sun May 08, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Rhubarb to control blackfly.
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Rhubarb to control blackfly.

Hello, An old chap on the allotment told me about this the other day so I thought I'd pass it on. When you trim the rhubarb leaves off the stems drop the leaves in a bucket of water. Leave the leaf and water mix till the leaves have rotted and you have slime left. If there are any chunks left seive ...
by PlainQB
Sun May 08, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Salt Beans/
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: Salt Beans/

Hello,

I'd plum for the not enough salt option, especially if things got watery. The beans often shrink so I find I always need to top up with more salt the next morning. Sometimes the shrinkage is so great I can top up the salt layer, add another layer of beans and then a final salt layer.
by PlainQB
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bee Keeping
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Bee Keeping

If not your local bee keeping association some local agricultural colleges do courses. This is how Mr. QB and I learnt, we did a theoretical course in the winter and the practical course in the summer. One of our teachers was a young man who wanted to impress the ladies on the course so he used to o...
by PlainQB
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Superscrimpers.
Replies: 24
Views: 21676

Re: Superscrimpers.

I do wonder if that family is more the norm accross the country though. Especially here in affluent Surrey I think there are a lot of families like that. I'll be watching next week for more scrimptin tips.
by PlainQB
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How wet should compost be?
Replies: 9
Views: 1257

Re: How wet should compost be?

There are specific types of worms that are good. You want the ones which when you gently stretch them out are stripey. I think they're called tiger worms or something like that. Really red worms like you get in well rotted manure are also good.
by PlainQB
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Storing potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: Storing potatoes

This is very true Odsox.
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Know a good charcoal making course
Replies: 8
Views: 2004

Know a good charcoal making course

Mr. QB is dead keen to learn how to make charcoal and as his birthday is coming up I'd like to get him a course. Has anyone here attended a course or does anyone know of a reputable organisation offering such courses? I've found a few on the 'tinerweb but I don't know how to judge between the differ...
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: allotment inferiority complex!
Replies: 20
Views: 3233

Re: allotment inferiority complex!

They are two and you are one.

You've also shown commitment for two months, you never know they could burn out and give up.