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by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Radish ponderings
Replies: 16
Views: 2710

Radish ponderings

That refers to me pondering radishes, not the radishes having a good old ponder! Are the leaves of radishes edible or worth eating? I know you can get radish leaf which is grown for the production of leaves over the tuber, but are the leaves of those radishes grown to produce radishes any good for e...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Harvest coriander seeds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Harvest coriander seeds?

Any tips on the best way to do it? And when?
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Change my login password for the forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Change my login password for the forum?

Not immediately obvious to me! :icon_smile:
by Hernaic Tom
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Started walking again!
Replies: 3
Views: 5705

Re: Started walking again!

That's what I love about walking and cycling down remote country lanes.... You can sing as loud as you want!!! Good effort on the walking front! Doesn't it feel good? I once walked 6 miles to work, and felt elated afterwards!!! Nowadays I get the train and then cycle two miles uphill to work (Takes ...
by Hernaic Tom
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What are you preserving?
Replies: 86
Views: 7864

Re: What are you preserving?

I'm very excited as I pickled my first jar of beetroot last week!!
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: living on a tight budget
Replies: 44
Views: 7876

Re: living on a tight budget

Just a few quick tips (I'll find time to read the whole thread later, it's very interesting and useful!!): -Buy a PitRok. I think they're about £6 online, but last at least a year, and work really well in my experience. Saves so much (Money and waste) on deodorant and antiperspirant. -Buy condensed ...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Goji Berry or Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum)
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Goji Berry or Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum)

Wow!! Looking good!! I planted one this year, and it dropped many of its leaves in the few weeks following the planting. It is still alive, but it didn't flower this season. I imagine it is developing its roots this year, to perhaps flower and fruit in a subsequent growing season. I might never find...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make essential oils?
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: Make essential oils?

I've never heard of a Buddleia essential oil. As it's so prolific I would imagine it would be quite common if it were of any therapeutic use. Yeah, good point! Also, I think the scent compounds, whatever they are, might be quite volatile (because you can smell Buddleia from a long way away) and sho...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: which tea?
Replies: 71
Views: 7278

Re: which tea?

wabbit955 wrote:made jasmine tea this morning from plant i have was great
Which plant is it? Jasminum sambac? I read recently that it has to be kept at a minimum temperature of 13 - 15 degrees C?
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Hyperspace memories
Replies: 13
Views: 1951

Re: Hyperspace memories

The scent of the flowers of a variety of Astilbe caled Europa thrusts me back immediately to some undefinable moment of my childhood for some reason... The same goes for certain Cherry blossoms. I think my primary school must have grown these outside my classroom. So these plants, for me, smell just...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Mint sauce recipe please
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Mint sauce recipe please

My mum taught me about a recipe her grandmother used.... Chop up a load of mint, add some sugar to taste, and some vinegar... Just normal table vinegar, to get it to the right consistency for your liking. If you like it hot, you could add some cayenne pepper! In fact, does anyone know how you would ...
by Hernaic Tom
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: which tea?
Replies: 71
Views: 7278

Re: which tea?

For me its Earl Grey (Lose tea) any brand will do! I like it with cheese and crackers. Ahhhh... Earl Grey. Although recently I am enjoying Sainsbury's Taste the difference Jasmine loose leaf tea. Really quenches the thirst, so refreshing, warming, comforting... Whatever you need it for, really!! I ...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hernaic Tom in Plymouth
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Hernaic Tom in Plymouth

Hi Everyone! I'm not certain I have introduced myself properly yet!! My name's Tom and I currently live in Plymouth, Devon and work at The Eden project in Cornwall. I am heading Eastwards in October to start a PhD on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi, and for as long as I can remember, have been interest...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil...in all its forms.
Replies: 17
Views: 2495

Basil...in all its forms.

I just bought some Greek Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'minimum') from the place where I work (More on that in the intros section in a mo!), as it smells most similar (out of those I have smelled) to the thai holy basil used in Thai cuisine (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora), sometimes called Kraphao, th...
by Hernaic Tom
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make £22 a day?
Replies: 15
Views: 11030

Re: make £22 a day?

Do you live near a university? If so, university psychology departments often allow people (Students and members of the public) to sign up to take part in psychology experiments that can take the form of anything from a simple questionnaire to full on electrodes-on-the-head-look-at-these-pictures-pr...