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by Green Aura
Thu May 27, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Back to my old ways (in a little way)
Replies: 5
Views: 5181

Re: Back to my old ways (in a little way)

I think if you have room to do it, why not have a go? We looked at it a while back as my OH had a brief flirtation with beer-brewing (just by way of a quick aside, the best beer we've ever made was following the Hamilton's beer on here). It's not particularly complicated, just essentially amounts to...
by Green Aura
Wed May 26, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: To all those junk collectors

Has London run out of clay?
by Green Aura
Mon May 03, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 85386

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I grew it years ago in Manchester. It was very tasty as I recall. I must try again.
by Green Aura
Sun May 02, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 85386

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I've never heard of perennial cauliflower, ina! I've just Googled it and found out it's what I thought was perennial broccoli - Nine Star broccoli.
You live and learn. :lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14141

Re: Growing in 2021

I can't disagree, ina. The EAT Lancet diet, being touted as the healthiest diet, has to be based on food being available from a global market with no concern re. climate change etc. It also seems to rely heavily on highly processed forms of vegetable proteins. Unfortunately, I think big business wou...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14141

Re: Growing in 2021

Do you sow green manure? Or just cow-derived stuff.
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14141

Re: Growing in 2021

Not me!

It feels a bit weird that you're starting frosts etc when we quite clearly haven't finished with winter yet.
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14141

Re: Growing in 2021

Snowing here, right now. Fortunately, I went to the shop this morning in full sun.
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 7918

Re: Supporting the Economy

I don't know, Flo, but hopefully some common sense might start to prevail. I've just driven 70 miles to get coal from a coal merchant who was closed - they work reduced hours over the winter!!!!
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 22
Views: 9742

Re: Got the Signoff...

Yes, just carry on working out the plan. Maybe Mrs Viper will do some of it rather than you, at least until she finds other employment, but it'll keep the goal in sight.

Budget, use any redundancy money wisely (get rid of any debts etc) and don't panic. :grouphug:
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fermenting time again
Replies: 11
Views: 7935

Re: Fermenting time again

Sounds like a plan. Look at different types of kale too - some are pretty strong however you grow them ()I'm thinking particularly of Cavolo Nero, which we only grew the once!) others, like Red Russian are much milder and sweeter. The may have other names in Australia, of course. When you make your ...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fermenting time again
Replies: 11
Views: 7935

Re: Fermenting time again

Kale makes good kraut, or kimchi, although I'd mix it with some milder cabbage for balance. Not really a true lacto-ferment, because of the vinegar, but it's very tasty and great for any greens - I've made it with mustard greens, turnip tops and radish tops. I see no reason why it wouldn't work with...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14141

Re: Growing in 2021

No, Flo, we saw those too. They're definitely sweet peppers, a bit bigger than those mini peppers you see in the supermarkets - about 3cmx2cm, and much thicker flesh. Delicious and just big enough to put in a recipe for two - I'd usually only use half a big pepper, so that might give you a better id...
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14141

Re: Growing in 2021

We have the usual tomatoes, chillies and sweet peppers, which have grown beautifully thus far. Potted on into 4" pots. The sweet peppers might be interesting. We got a free packet, called Elf, with last years chilli seed purchases. There was no information with them but they produced tons of small y...
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 7918

Re: Supporting the Economy

you have to check the online grocery delivery service lastminute.com the evening before cut off time to see what they have removed from your order. My OH has set himself up as guardian of the click and collect, so I leave him to checking what is available, or not. The online storefronts are woefull...