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by alcina
Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Aubergine advice
Replies: 16
Views: 5194

I think I got about 4 off each plant too. Maybe we should have pinched!

Alcina
by alcina
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: Debug Mode
Replies: 8
Views: 5208

Could be a caching problem M3. The SQL error implies that it already has an entry for the search you're making, well the search_id anyway! Try clearing your web browser's cache.

Alcina
by alcina
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: SeaMonkey 1.01.1
Replies: 3
Views: 3712

I've looked at it. At the time it was stil too beta for use in a business setting. Worth keeping an eye on though. The Mozilla stable has muchos respect. Firefox is an excellent browser and Thunderbird an excellent mail client - though again they have no intention of aiming at the corporate market w...
by alcina
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: Free Open Source Anti-Virus program.
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

Ah fee.fairy, that sounds like spyware rather than virus. Try Spybot Search And Destroy and Adaware.

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

A combination of the two works quite well.

Alcina
by alcina
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Soya Milk
Replies: 17
Views: 8391

Also how many people do you know that grow soya in the UK? Me, me! :mrgreen: This is my second attempt to grow soya - I love edamame! Last year I had horrendous germination problems...this year the germination was better, but the friggin' snails decided that soya was the new lettuce and have comple...
by alcina
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Aubergine advice
Replies: 16
Views: 5194

Didn't pinch or stake mine last year and they produced lots of lovely little aubergines on my patio. Maybe it's a variety thing? Some benefit others don't?

Alcina
by alcina
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: salmonella from eggs
Replies: 14
Views: 5192

Ah..thanks Martin! I shall keep a check on the shininess of me shells and the pertness of me yolks! Ooer! :roll:

Alcina
by alcina
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed priming...friend or foe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2929

Excellent description Shirlz! I have an RHS book bought as a present called: "Propagating Plants" which goes into details about each and every seed: which require scarification and which don't, and what type of scarification is required. When you read it a lot of it makes sense...think about what th...
by alcina
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: salmonella from eggs
Replies: 14
Views: 5192

Oh wow...what a source of information you guys are! I had no idea about not washing eggs! And I can't believe (read: I really, really don't want to believe it) they put "DPM" in chicken feed! What sick mind thought that feeding an animal on its own faeces was a good idea? :pale: Now I'm in a dilema....
by alcina
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed priming...friend or foe?
Replies: 6
Views: 2929

Not sure about "drying" the seed in water. It seems to be based on soaking seeds in water for a specific time before sowing to hydrate them. How long depends on each seed variety. The theory seems to be that you hydrate the seed to just before the point of germination, then you sow it. That way you'...
by alcina
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Me pumpkin leaves are turnin yella!
Replies: 21
Views: 6734

I second the Epsom Salts. Also, pumkins are apparently fericiously hungry beasts and need a lot of nitrogen I was told. I fed mine pelleted chicken poo. Produced two big pumpkins in the end. Neither Epsom Salts nor chicken poo are instant cures though...may take a couple of weeks. Powdery mildew is ...
by alcina
Thu May 18, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Reporting spam
Topic: google tips
Replies: 12
Views: 5419

I use Firefox...sshish is fine for me!

Sigh....my life is one long battle against the people who believe there is only one way and that way is Microsoft. Alas...I seem to have failed at work. Time to look for a new job. :(

Alcina
by alcina
Wed May 17, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: A question of preserves? And recipes please.
Replies: 25
Views: 10388

Update: I made some blueberry jam last weekend. Same weight of sugar as fruit, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of stewed apple juice. It has set wonderfully...actually it's a little too set! But very, VERY delicious...in fact, so delicious that I went out and bought a Blueberry bush! ...
by alcina
Wed May 17, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planning an herb garden -- what goes well with what?
Replies: 15
Views: 5674

(has anyone round south east London got a healthy bush I could have some cuttings from?) Me, me, me, me, me!! I have a big bush in the front garden (smells fantasic) which was grown from a cutting my a friend's father about 3 years ago. Pop on round! I'll PM you the address. I've also got spare tom...
by alcina
Thu May 11, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Jumping the gun a bit lol!
Replies: 14
Views: 6179

I second the Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton book, it's really good! The other thing that happened in the past is the people grew many different varieties so that they matured at different times and they didn't get a glut. We tend only to have early and late varieties now, but in, say, Victorian times...