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by Jack
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Enjoying the fruits and veggies of my labour
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Gidday

Great feel Eh! Knowing where you food has come from and what has been done to it.
by Jack
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: carrots
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Gidday

Now that's a worry. Does their colour show that they tend to the left of the political spectrum too?
by Jack
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Anatomy of a sceptic tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Gidday How a septic tank works is, the gunk comes in through the pipe from the house and into the chamber where there should be a "T" join, one going up to the air to stop the surge of air in the pipe blocking the incomine with an air lock and the other going down into the lower part of the chamber ...
by Jack
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mustard (green manure) gig it in?
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Gidday

If you just cut it with a hoe or something like that and leave it as a mulch you will get far more nutrients out of it.

Does nature dig a garden?
by Jack
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Garlic
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

Gidday Garlic can grow their roots so fast sometimes they will jump out of the ground. I'm not kidding either, they can push themselve right up out of the ground but the roots will not be firm enough to hold them so they topple over. I plant mine on ANZAC day, 25th. April, but the old idea was plant...
by Jack
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Gidday Peggy Sue, that sound bloody expensive glucossamine Eh! Go to the supermarketand get some off the shelf. Comfrey will not hurt horses if they eat it. I wouldn't force feed though as horses are smart than we are and might know when they have had enough. As for external use of comfrey, I just m...
by Jack
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: how to get a rabbit free garden
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Gidday

O.K. then, but which of those plants are worth eating. Are there any vegetables that are rabbit proof.

I think the bulet idea is the way to go.
by Jack
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Tough Times Ahead
Replies: 11
Views: 3985

Gidday Yeah, I have been told that the price of beer is going up, could be as much as 30% because of the cost of grain for the malt. Bugger Eh! But Nev, it sounds like your drought is no joke, even the vineyards sound stuffed. Your entire agriculture industry is in real deep crap. Has either of your...
by Jack
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Fluoride
Replies: 20
Views: 7772

Gidday

Why give rat poison to your children to cure the problem of too much sugar?

Why do they put rat poison in water to counteract the use of too much sugar even thopugh some people may not use sugar at all?
by Jack
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Gidday If I remember right, the reason all the talk about banning comfrey, is that some people heard how good it was and then they learned that the roots are even more concentrated so they were eating large quantities of comfrey root and like anything they over dosed and damaged their livers. You ca...
by Jack
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: War of the sexes!
Replies: 15
Views: 2622

Gidday

It's not a car its a nest box and they have just laid the egg and are now cackling.
by Jack
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Gidday

Well I have cured all sorts of things with comfrey. Usually just boil in as little water as I can till really soft then when just cool enough slap it on and hold in place with a bandage soaked in the juices.
by Jack
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 35
Views: 12892

Gidday

These days they want to ban anything that is good for you because some people are stupid enough to try to overdose on anything.
by Jack
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's New Zealand like
Replies: 18
Views: 3407

Gidday OOps, the little bat, yes. And we do now have stoats and ferrets that were introduced, like I said, stupid bloody people bringing those sorta things in here. Our flightless birds don't stand much of a chance against things like that, but they still don't attack people so the pig is the most f...
by Jack
Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's New Zealand like
Replies: 18
Views: 3407

Gidday

Andrea, we do not have any native land mamal, just marine mamals. That is why so many of our native birds are flightless. Our bush, or as you say woods, are safe as to sleep any night but stupid man has been trying to bring in all sorts.