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by Green Aura
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How Do I use this section
Replies: 10
Views: 11474

Re: How Do I use this section

I may be wrong (it's been a while!), Weedo, but I think you only need your user name and password to get in then you can change your email and any other relevant details in your personal settings.
by Green Aura
Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: First test for new greenhouse

All survived admirably. :cheers: We hoped to build the other part of the fence and gate over the weekend but, although the high winds dropped, it was still too wet and windy to be carting around 8' planks. So we had our traditional bank holiday weekend of holing up in the house, boiler lit, and watc...
by Green Aura
Fri May 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably a little late for rationing but...
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Probably a little late for rationing but...

We've kept to the list above, plus veg and a few apples. I've run out of bread, but have oats and rice left. The bread's OK but next week will be without the sweetener, which we could taste. Sausage and mushroom fritatta with veg for dinner and cold with salad for lunch the next day. Devilled fish (...
by Green Aura
Fri May 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: First test for new greenhouse

Tomatoes on the ground and peppers on the staging.

We've topped off the fence by about 50cm, which will take it just above eaves height. Hopefully that should do the trick.
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: First test for new greenhouse

You're not kidding, Flo. We put a lot of work into it and built that fab cold frame on the side. We were hoping for a respite from the winds for a while longer.
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Too early for plum moth trap?
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Too early for plum moth trap?

I think these traps only catch the odd one and that lets you know the moths are about. So you'd still need to keep an eye for any holes on leaves or fruit and then pick off the offending caterpillars etc. Or spray, if you want.
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: attach a foldaway table
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: attach a foldaway table

Fold-down wall-mounted table?
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: First test for new greenhouse

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by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 17
Views: 7063

Re: Pineapples

I'm not sure they do, given the number of underripe ones you find in shops. :tongue:
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 338

First test for new greenhouse

Apparently we'll be getting 50mph gusts over the weekend. We'll see how robust the new greenhouse is and how effective the windbreak fence is (we've only built half of it so keep your fingers crossed). I'll attach a photo when I can work out why it keeps posting it upside down. Hopefully not a porte...
by Green Aura
Thu May 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 17
Views: 7063

Re: Pineapples

They're ripe when you can pull a top leaf out easily. That's how to check in the supermarket.
by Green Aura
Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Short Mead

As for the oxidised taste, sounds like air is getting in somehow - do your airlocks get a chance to dry out at any point? No, it was fine prior to bottling. I think we maybe should have used swing top bottles. OH used crown caps. Honey is about 40% invert sugar, so I expected some sweetness, just n...
by Green Aura
Mon May 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Short Mead
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Short Mead

We didn't have much success with our mead (beer style, not wine). It fermented beautifully and very actively but took ages and is still sweet now, several months on and has developed the oxidised taste we often get in our red wine attempts. We used much more than one jar though. Three, if memory ser...
by Green Aura
Mon May 18, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4106

Re: Experimentalish

Odsox, I seem to remember you saying something about tomatoes needing warmth more than light, yes? My tomatoes in the new greenhouse are struggling because, as in the last few years, we've gone from glorious weather in April to cold, wet and near freezing, at times, in May. The tomatoes in the other...
by Green Aura
Mon May 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4106

Re: Experimentalish

You say it will become compost, Weedo. Do you put it in a compost bin (or whatever you make compost in) or just chop it up and dig it in, in situ? Will you leave the roots in - I think you said it was a nitrogen fixer?