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by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 54621

Re: What are you havesting

September - and this afternoon, by co-incidence! It usually bolts in March, so I get a seed tray going on a windowsill around the end of Feb to replace it. Happily the flavour isn't affected by bolting, it just gets a bit tougher.
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Can you over-worm a dog?
Replies: 9
Views: 7437

Re: Can you over-worm a dog?

Don't worm her more often that recommended, because you're risking damaging her nervous system. The aim of therapy isn't to keep her 100% worm free, but simply to knock the load down every now and again so she isn't full of them.
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Polytunnel voucherback offer at Farm In My Pocket
Replies: 2
Views: 5501

Re: Polytunnel voucherback offer at Farm In My Pocket

Ha! Hadn't realised I'd done that. Fixed!
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: CATS!
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: CATS!

Using chopped holly leaves as a mulch on the paths between the beds works well. Just cut some holly branches, run the mower over them to chop them up, and empty the mower onto the paths. The leaves need to be replaced every other year, but are too spiky for catty toes. WARNING! You need to use a kne...
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Steam cleaning redmite
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Steam cleaning redmite

Diatomaceous earth is too messy imho, and the stuff for the chickens neck's is expensive and fairly nasty stuff with a 7 day period where you can't eat the eggs. Much simpler to get hold of a detergent called Poultry Shield and clean the house out with it when you see the little buggers. incidentall...
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: growing ginger
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: growing ginger

Grew some in the polytunnel a few years ago but despite lots of leaves it didn't make much of a rhizome, and needed cossetting to make it through the winter - I wouldn't bother again.
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 54621

Re: What are you havesting

I used to do 'now harvesting' on my blog - it's been a while! From the plot: leeks, spring cabbage, savoy cabbage, kale, brussels, purple sprouting, jerusalem artichokes From the polytunnel: celeriac, overwintered celery, 3 types of lettuce, daikon, giant kohl rabi, lamb's lettuce, beetroot, swiss c...
by hedgewizard
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Polytunnel voucherback offer at Farm In My Pocket
Replies: 2
Views: 5501

Polytunnel voucherback offer at Farm In My Pocket

Greetings Ishers! Digiveg and myself have just set up a voucherback offer with First Tunnels polytunnels through our website Farm In My Pocket . Basically you telephone your order to First Tunnels quoting the offer code FIMP 2012 , and some Harrods Horticultural vouchers will land on your doorstep, ...
by hedgewizard
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: If you want solar, act fast
Replies: 6
Views: 1778

If you want solar, act fast

Because the government is halving the FIT tariff (subsidy) on all installations that aren't up and working by December 12th. So if you've been thinking about it, now's the time!

Just sayin'! :angryfire:
by hedgewizard
Tue May 10, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: RUM - success
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: RUM - success

Cap'n Jack wouldn't be proud - he'd never brew the stuff himself. Now if you'd found someone else's still and stolen the rum...
by hedgewizard
Mon May 09, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I get rid of a patch of bamboo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2955

Re: How do I get rid of a patch of bamboo?

Dug mine out the hard way, by digging a moat round it and getting underneath with a crowbar. Even then some little fragments regrew - I persecuted them and finally won the day. The I learned I could have eaten the buggers :-(
by hedgewizard
Sat May 07, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: First brews
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: First brews

When there's more than a minute between 'blops' it's time to think about the next step, as a rule. For the beer, that's transferring it to screwtop bottles (in my case). For the wine, that's first racking. Game on!
by hedgewizard
Sat May 07, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: It's raining
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: It's raining

Huzzah!
by hedgewizard
Sat May 07, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Author-ish Photographer- ish - Write or take photos for Selfsufficientish
Topic: Make your own polytunnel cheap!
Replies: 21
Views: 43681

Re: Make your own polytunnel cheap!

Ta. But you never know about the bomb thing.
by hedgewizard
Sat May 07, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: personal insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: personal insurance

Quoth the website; 404.