Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145312 sleepyowl
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:12 am

I liked it again little new learnt except that you can find feral goji berries along the south coast, but it was done in a way that would attract people who probably wouldn't have thought about such things, which can only be good & the fact that the presenter is cute is a bonus.

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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145319 starchild
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:40 am

I thought it was great in that it hit the mainstream. I too got tired of the 'don't sue me' feeling about it, but I understand why the BBC felt the need to do this.

And I totted up that the face mask probably cost £2; which is hardly frugal AND it took ages to whip up - I can't see many teenagers bothering tbh - that was more for your hardened purists. Personally i used yogurt and oats left over from breakfast :lol:

I did learn some stuff though - namely you can grow goji berries and how my fig tree should be trained and i was very impressed with the hops pillows.

All in all, for a BBC programme, which a delicious presenter I felt it was good. If it encourages your 'average' person to eat chicken soup rather than reach for lemsip then that's great :)

I'm looking forward to next weeks episode
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Post: #145343 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:00 pm

How many kiwis did he use in the recipe? They cost 50c each here and a lime would cost about the same if not more. Lord knows how much you'd pay for a papaya! :shock:
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Post: #145365 starchild
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:17 pm

recipes are on this page, mmm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/features/growyourowndrugs/episode1.shtml

1 kiwi fruit, peeled
juice of 1 lime
1/2 papaya
2 sachets vegetable gelatine
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Post: #145378 mrsflibble
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:52 pm

Ovalina wrote:I felt it was stuff a lot of people like us already knew and lived by, but I was encouraged that these kind of programmes are becoming 'trendy' and so reaching an much wider audience.



i feel like this too, but i am kinda worried.... if the stuff most of us live by becomes "in", does that mean we're trendsetters or just sheep?
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145383 Green Aura
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:01 pm

Now what've you gone and done Mrs F!

I'm never going to be able to look at HFW again without thinking he's into bondage :shock:
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145431 Nomada
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:22 pm

Green Aura wrote:I was a bit disappointed with the first episode, nothing new, but I'm hopeful it may get better. I can see the constant hand of the lawyers at work - "this may do this", "patch test" blah, blah, blah....it was wearing thin after 10 minutes :roll:


:lol: That grated on me too! I liked the show but it wasn't anything astounding. Still a step in the right direction though!
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Post: #145434 Nomada
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:27 pm

sleepyowl wrote:I liked it again little new learnt except that you can find feral goji berries along the south coast, but it was done in a way that would attract people who probably wouldn't have thought about such things, which can only be good & the fact that the presenter is cute is a bonus.


The thing that worried me about that though is that they look a little like nightshade don't they?
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Post: #145440 Green Aura
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:02 pm

I suppose the berries are similar, but the plants are very different.
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145678 Ovalina
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:05 am

Gawd, thats a thought though, the first poisoning case and then we'll all be banned from making any kind of health cure - maybe somethings should just be kept away from the masses perhaps :wink:

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Post: #145904 cathode
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:51 pm

What do folks think about the flowers programme?
I thought the elderflower pastille recipe was good

Thing is, it's driving me mad that there's no mention of herbalists. We're the professionals in this area, he's a blooming academic!! Ethnobotonist grrrr, is he insured to treat people, I think not :angryfire:
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145905 Annpan
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:58 pm

In the first episode he says over and over that he is a whatever-it-was-otonist - and the whole programme was full of disclaimers but yes they should tell people that there are professionals in this field.

Haven't seen the flower one yet, I must sit down to watch it over the next few days.
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145910 ocailleagh
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:19 pm

Dagnabbit! I forgot it was on tonight! Damnable distracty interwebs!
I thought the first one was pretty good, and reassured me that my kiwi vine should do ok. Also, I fully agree with the people who mention the prettiness of Chris, the presenter ;-)
It got my parents thinking more about natural health et al, so thats a good thing in my book too.

And speaking of books, its already out, I noticed it in Waterstone's last week, though I forgot to go check it out. But it did look big and glossy...might be ok as a coffee-table book...whatever that actually means :-D
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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145915 MuddyWitch
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:01 pm

might be ok as a coffee-table book...whatever that actually means :-D


It means 'pose value' :lol:

There seem to be alot of references to asian shops...maybe he (or his family) has a chain of 'em?

& what is a 'cup' please? I live in UK, I watch telly in the UK, please use either imperial or metric for pity's sake!

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Re: Grow your own drugs - BBC 2

Post: #145918 ocailleagh
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:21 pm

& what is a 'cup' please?


Its a small container, usually with a handle. Some people use them for drinking from :-p
I have to be fair, I have a tendency to measure in cups, its a lot easier when you're cooking for one lol and as long as you use the same cup throughout a particular recipe, it usually works out fine :-D I do also have a set of steel measuring cups...though I mostly bought them because they look like tiny saucepans :oops:
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