Search found 1605 matches

by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweet potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Sweet potatoes

Thanks Demi, I managed to read it this time. I am pleased my foliage looks just like the photo's, just have to hope they turn out ok, we do have long daylight hours here in the summer, so finger crossed
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweet potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Sweet potatoes

Thanks very much MSM I won't be worrying much about the moles as we dont have any in Ireland, now slightly worried about triffidesque plants romping through the polytunnel. Demi, I can't access this link. I haven't read about taking off flowers, but I know flowers sap energy which is why I usually n...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5398

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

I did try growing indoor tomatoes about 10 years ago and they got wall to wall aphids, but I didn't sow new seed, I rooted some sideshoots. Do you get any aphids on the indoor stuff??, they may have caught them off my citrus trees, which have now died from being exposed to -21 here in 2010. I HATE m...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sweet potatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Sweet potatoes

I got some sweet potato slips and they are now growing away in the polytunnel; as recommended, I planted the slips through some black plastic. I can't fnd much information on cultivation, has anyone any experience. If they flower, should I remove the flowers (I always remove potato flowers), the fol...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5398

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

I had forgotten about the expensive postage to here. I live 20 miles from the border so I get mine sent to a Royal Mail post office and a friend picks up my post. I would be more than happy to share seeds as I save mine from year to year so my purchase 3 years ago is still going strong. Sorry you di...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5398

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

Not an expert, but if there are trusses and no tomatoes that have formed perhaps they did not get pollinated and the flowers just dropped off. Do you get many bees in your greenhouse?, do you grow flowers to attract pollinators into your greenhouse. Check out The Real Seed company, they have lots of...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Parsnip foliage as an insecticide?
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Parsnip foliage as an insecticide?

My rabbits and poutlry avoid parsnip foliage like the plague but eat most othery greenery quite happily, nothing seems to eat ground elder either
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Post Viral Fatigue ? is there life after ? how....
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Post Viral Fatigue ? is there life after ? how....

I had this and got better. I read a book called why ME which was helpful, there may be other books out there now. I cut things out of my diet such as bread and mushrooms as yeasts and fungi apparently cause the body to fight the off these organisms and also sugar as you can have an overgrowth of can...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Anyone grown Black Pepper from seed
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Anyone grown Black Pepper from seed

Thanks Boboff, a good link. Have been delving a bit more, I think they grow them from cuttings in India commercially. I found somewhere that said abrade them with sulphuric acid, the wizard I live with has got some (??) but won't let me touch it, but he will do it for me. They need soaking for two m...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Anyone grown Black Pepper from seed
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Anyone grown Black Pepper from seed

They are, but you can grow them as houseplants so I thought I would give them a go
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Anyone grown Black Pepper from seed
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Anyone grown Black Pepper from seed

Hi, I bought some black pepper seed from a supplier in Canada. They look a lot like the sort I put in the pepper mil, not sure if I have been ripped off. Anyway, I have soaked them, sowed them and they are in the propagator cooking away. So far nothing has happened, have I done anything wrong, has a...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Peaches
Replies: 25
Views: 2884

Re: Peaches

Wish I had a glut of peaches. I would probably make a bit of peach alcohol, same way as you would make sloe gin, I do a mean blackcurrant vodka, have also done plum and sloe vodka, this makes me sound a bit of a boozer, but I do give small bottles away to friends and a wee drop in the dark winter ev...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Which fruit & nut trees
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: Which fruit & nut trees

What about ballerina fruit trees, they only get to about 6 feet and they seem to fruit quite well, can even be grown in a large pot so you can always take them with you if you give up your allotment. I think you can get a cherry on pixie rootstock which is very small. A family apple tree is good as ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Hello from Ireland

Hi, just joined this forum, I love self sufficient-ish, it really sums up what I try to do, don't grow wheat for my own bread or olives for my olive oil so cannot claim to be self sufficient. I have two pot bellied pigs, two alpacas, three rabbits, twenty ducks and 33 chickens. I would be a really r...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Sick Chicken!
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: Sick Chicken!

Hi I just joined this forum. Read the post about the sick chicken. I would be quite concerned if a chicken was not eating, have you felt her crop to see if there is food in there? I have had chickens stop eating for one reason or another and they can go downhill quite fast if you don't do something....