Hello from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

We love hearing from you, so here is your chance. Introduce yourself and tell us what makes you selfsufficient 'ish'. Go on don't be shy, we welcome one and all. You can also tell us how you heard about us if you like.
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ivanlet
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Hello from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Post: # 277222Post ivanlet
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:59 pm

Just joined up. I've been growing stuff for that last 40 years and realised 'the more I know, the more I realise, how little I know'
Trying to be self sufficient in fruit, veg, meat etc for the last 14 years, and part of a group restoring a Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden started 2007. I found this group while looking for hulless seed producing sunflower varieties or how to shell sunflower seeds. Anybody got any ideas

Happy new year everybody,

Ivan

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diggernotdreamer
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Re: Hello from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Post: # 277224Post diggernotdreamer
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:11 pm

Hi Welcome to the forum. The walled garden sounds interesting, can you post some pictures and give more information.

The sunflower thing is a bit tricky I think, have a look at this, it may be of interest or not http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/ ... n-III.html

ivanlet
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Re: Hello from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Post: # 277226Post ivanlet
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:28 am

Thanks for sunflower seed information. The Walled Kitchen Garden restoration is certainly an interesting project, especially as it's a community project and is entirely run by volunteers and sponsored by the local community. Our website is http://www.guernseywalledgarden.org.gg.

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Re: Hello from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Post: # 277227Post tosca
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:38 am

Hello. :wave:

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thesunflowergal
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Re: Hello from Guernsey, Channel Islands.

Post: # 277263Post thesunflowergal
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:47 pm

:wave: and welcome, your garden sounds amazing Ivan.
Stay at home Mummy to Orin 8, Trixie 6 and Temogen 4 . Also three Chickens Dottie, Poppy and Dr Mumbo. Three cats called Flossie and Pickle and Lexi.

Check out my blog:
http://ramblingsofasunflowergal.blogspot.co.uk/

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