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by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 1789

How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Has anyone here grown potatoes through weed proof membrane? I am trying to keep the garden as low maintenance as possible as we have just found out we are having a baby in August! And unfortunately pelvic girdle pain has already started. We are happy, but dang and blast, it couldn't happen at a wors...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Home educators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3207

Re: Home educators?

I am not a homeschooler, but I follow a blog of an amazing woman who homeschools all 9 of her kids as well as growing food, knitting them clothes and running a little ranch. Oh and a wool-dying business:

www.gsheller.com
by bonniethomas06
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

£120 at the glaziers later and we have a fully glazed greenhouse again! Odsox - yes I certainly can! In fairness we lost 5 panes altogether but three of the toughened glass panes survived being hurled down the garden. However it still would have been cheaper to replace all 5 than to replace the 2 to...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

We are three greenhouse panes down (and counting!) and the corrugated plastic roof that my DIY challenged husband spent all of Sunday building over the chicken run, is now various shreds of plastic in the garden :( Winds are supposed to die down about now, so hoping we don't lose any more panels. Ho...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: Black beans

Have never thought of making my own veggie burgers so thanks G.A, I will give this a shot, it will make a nice change.
by bonniethomas06
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Dangerous weather

Well I bit the bullet last Friday on a particularly beautiful day and sowed tomatoes, chillies and capsicums. I am already suffering minor regret as they are now germinated and getting leggy, but it was SUCH a thrill to see them poke above the vermiculite! Also sowed some leeks, banana shallots and ...
by bonniethomas06
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 4025

Re: Turnips!

Can you grate them into a sort of coleslaw with some remoulade? Could kick myself a couple of years ago in my allotment, I grew loads but just didn't feel inspired enough to actually eat them!
by bonniethomas06
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Really Weedo? I thought it started in Aus?

That's interesting to know DND - kind of the reason why I haven't risked it, I can see the forest garden argument but it also makes sense that plants need light and not to compete for the soil.
by bonniethomas06
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

I don't use them for the same reason fruitfly. Every Christmas someone buys me a 'make your own pot from newspaper' kit thingy, and every Christmas they go in the charity shop box - I did try it several times but each time they just acted as a fungi farm or fell apart when I tried to pick them up. I...
by bonniethomas06
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I have been reading up on permaculture recently and it seems to be perfectly acceptable to plant fruit bushes around taller fruit trees - one scheme I was reading about had Ribes species like blackcurrants planted around the base of apple trees. Personally I am too gutless to try this, but I suppose...
by bonniethomas06
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: bread
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: bread

I have just googled 'grant loaf' as had never heard of it. What is the texture like? I have seen a lot of recipes for 'no knead' bread but I am just too much of a chicken to try! Plus if I am honest, I quite like kneading while listening to the Archers - one episode is ten minutes, perfect! Welcome ...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds

[quote="bonniethomas06"]I didn't want to go for raised beds - I have found them a bit of a fiddle in the past but I don't think I have much choice. Even the green manure seeds failed to germinate in the clay - I find the odd field bean seed rotting away now and again. So yep, as soon as it...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Hello from the Lincolnshire Wolds

I didn't want to go for raised beds - I have found them a bit of a fiddle in the past but I don't think I have much choice. Even the green manure seeds failed to germinate in the clay - I find the odd field bean seed rotting away now and again. So yep, as soon as it is OK to work on, I will build so...
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easy orange cake
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Easy orange cake

Ooh that sounds lovely! Thanks for posting. May give that a go this evening, have a bag of satsumas on the turn.
by bonniethomas06
Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?
Replies: 14
Views: 1006

Re: Does Himalayan Salt kill Sourdough Starters?

Ahh first world problems... I can cope with the lacerations in return for an otherwise rather beautiful loaf :iconbiggrin:

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