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by wulf
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Favourite board games.
Replies: 41
Views: 3741

Re: Favourite board games.

Pandemic. It is a co-operative game. Each of you plays a randomly selected role and work together to try and cure the world of four serious diseases. However the turn of the cards each turn spreads the infection and can bring up epidemic events which cause quiet areas to burst out and infected areas...
by wulf
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Peas from Real Seeds
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Peas from Real Seeds

I've been growing 'Hatif d'Annonay' from Real Seeds - those have been cropping well since May and are still going.

Wulf
by wulf
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Homemade plant pots anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: Homemade plant pots anyone?

My best local source for pots is a nearby garden centre which has a recycling point in the car park. I've got into the habit of delving through this bank when I visit and making withdrawals.

Wulf
by wulf
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Making fewer car jouneys
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Re: Making fewer car jouneys

They are better fresher but, to be honest, I've occasionally kept beans much longer than would be recommended but they've turned out alright.

Wulf
by wulf
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Making fewer car jouneys
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Re: Making fewer car jouneys

How about buying it in beans and grinding when required?

Wulf
by wulf
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Gooseberries
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Gooseberries

I've got too many to pick all at once so several pickings for me.

Wulf
by wulf
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Gooseberries
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Gooseberries

Odsox wrote:Wulf beat me to it. :iconbiggrin:

You've probably got more experience of growing gooseberries than me so it is good to have my theories confirmed.

Cheers,

Wulf
by wulf
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Making fewer car jouneys
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Re: Making fewer car jouneys

Every step you take out of the process has the potential to help. In some cases, economies of scale probably kick in and make a mass-produced item better or at least reasonable (I've heard it suggested, for example, that apples carried by sea from the other side of the globe may not be too much wors...
by wulf
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Gooseberries
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Gooseberries

I like to wait until they have a little bit of give when I squeeze them. Some varieties will end up sweeter than others; I don't know what the ones in my garden are but they have turned more yellowish of late and I got a first harvest last week with more to come. If they start to drop off the bush, ...
by wulf
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Micro Climates?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Micro Climates?

Try growing several sets of the same plant and see how they compare in different parts of the garden. I've got groups of plants from the same sowing in different parts of my garden and they demonstrate obvious differences. Some will be down to them not all being planted out at the same time (making ...
by wulf
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 4723

Re: Food prices to double

I've no idea what their income was at the time. A figure like "percentage of average wage spent on food" would be more meaningful than a raw cost (although still vague because what food would you be talking about and would you be allowing for any waste?). I'm just suggesting that, unless w...
by wulf
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food prices to double
Replies: 48
Views: 4723

Re: Food prices to double

Is a doubling of food prices over the next twenty years meant to be scary? Wouldn't that be a decrease in the rate of price inflation? I'm just a little way shy of 40 and my parents describe how they used to fill the kitchen table with food - groceries for the week - for £5 when I was a baby. Now yo...
by wulf
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 40877

Re: What are you havesting

I had my first picking of tree spinach (Chenopodium giganteum) last night: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5636705235_641b995a7e_z.jpg Chenopodium giganteum - 1 by basswulf , on Flickr It cooks to a dark green and tastes like spinach, perhaps with a hint of seaweed. I took the top off one and la...
by wulf
Thu May 19, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do you get your seeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1460

Re: Where do you get your seeds?

Thumbs up for realseeds.co.uk from from me as well. You've got to admire a company that specifically helps you give away and multiply it's produce.

Wulf
by wulf
Tue May 17, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Use of space
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Use of space

It depends also how large you want your veg when you harvest it. For example, you can squeeze your carrots closer together if you are intending to eat them very small (or even eat the ones you weed out). It is a balancing act though; if you stunt a plant at a critical stage of its growth it might gi...

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