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- Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:36 pm
- Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
- Topic: A personal question...
- Replies: 30
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I don't like historical literature on the whole, it just seems irrelevant, doesn't speak to me at all. I wouldn't dismiss it as rubbish though, or try to dress up my dislike in any kind of intellectualism, just not my cup of tea. Much prefer things written from the latter half of the 20th century on...
- Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:30 pm
- Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
- Topic: HELP - what can I plant now?
- Replies: 20
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It's hot here and I'm still sowing....cabbages, lettuces, spinach, chinese leaves (was a leaf day yesterday) and beans today (fruit till 11am wednesday). I've just got some pumpkins come up too,so if you can find any pumpkin/squash plantlets they'd be good to get out now along with any brassicas.
- Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:47 pm
- Forum: Fruit and Nuts
- Topic: Abundance of Fruit any ideas what to do with it please
- Replies: 15
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Fruit leather for the kiddies (you'll have to google a recipe, sorry) and for the adults you can half fill a bottle with berries, top up with brandy (rum or whatever), cork and leave for a year, delicious liqueur.
Annpan - have you tried HelpX? It's like wwoofing but not necessarily limited to farming and your profile is free. Good luck, IME (as a wwoof host), you'll get a lot of unexperienced people offer - make sure you sort the wheat from the chaff, a lot of them will be kids who say they are "hardworking"...
- Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:21 am
- Forum: Green Building
- Topic: Paint your house white
- Replies: 32
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Aside from any of this couldn't having masses of white houses be bad for your eyes? Here the villages are completely whitewashed and in the height of the summer you have to walk through with a tight squint, always struck me as a really bad idea.
- Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:26 am
- Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
- Topic: Sad World - I have to wait for some poor soul to DIE !
- Replies: 9
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You're lucky it's only an allotment, here you have to wait for someone to die before you can have a landline
- Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:53 pm
- Forum: Health and Beauty
- Topic: Can I make a body scrub?
- Replies: 9
- Views: 1266
Can you get a finer sea salt (or whizz yours in a blender) or use bicarb? I wouldn't worry about the type of carrier oil, use what you have or what is cheap. I make a scrub from sea salt, olive oil (because mine is free), lemon juice and grapefruit eo.
- Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:16 pm
- Forum: Alternative Energy
- Topic: photovoltaic panels. How to choose
- Replies: 20
- Views: 6426
Perhaps the most important consideration for reducing consumption is to find alternatives to any electrical appliances that produce heat (a cooker would be the worst offender, because they use lots of power and they are used for long periods).
I read that they start to fruit between 5 and 10 years and mine are probably a little taller than 15 feet but not much - I'm surprised that yours haven't produced yet. Opinion seems to be divided over whether they are self-fertile or not, but there is a general consensus that having more than one tr...
In case anyone's interested and you've got onions (or other root crops) that are ready to harvest then according to my biodynamic calendar between Sat 7am and Sun 7pm is the optimal time for doing it - apparently it will improve their shelf life. I'm going to try with my onions and garlic and see wh...
I guess i'm virtually a walnut farmer - i have 34! Is it possible that you missed the flowers? They are green and catkin-like rather than colourful blossom. That said, you'd be able to see nuts by now. Temperatures below-2 will kill the flowers.