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by Tru&Ad
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: strawberries in hanging baskets?
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: strawberries in hanging baskets?

We grow strawberries and peas in hanging baskets. It saves the dogs assisting in the watering ;)
by Tru&Ad
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

I'm not sure about the nicotine content of my first batch of leaves, plus they don't give you the hit at the back of the throat that shop bought gives you. I've mixed it with shop bought but still has a slightly 'green' taste to it I shall have to do some more investigation on processing it Got abou...
by Tru&Ad
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Hi all, how's it going with the baccy grow ? I've just got through processing 15 leaves. They took ages to dry but then again I'm in a static caravan and not the warmest of things in the world Cut them up with a knife as finely as I could and then used a hand powered kitchen chef type thingy. Seemed...
by Tru&Ad
Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

I think the snus is similar to skoal bandits that we used to have in the UK

They were banned as an increase in mouth cancers was noticed
by Tru&Ad
Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: rethinking allotment layout
Replies: 18
Views: 7542

Re: rethinking allotment layout

We took out first plot over last year and our second earlier this year. First plot has sorta 2 paths and a few beds up and down Second one we've divided into 4 quarters with an apple tree in the centre. Neither is right or wrong. Just how we felt. As long as you get as much into your plot as possibl...
by Tru&Ad
Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

I have given loads away at my plant swap yesterday but still have 6 left for me. :shock: They did start growing much quicker once I put them outside in the cold frame although they are still tiny. They do seem to speed up once they get their roots out and about. The ones I planted out seem to have ...
by Tru&Ad
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Mike, if you're the practical sort then maybe you could give this a try

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIHHHzx2 ... re=related
by Tru&Ad
Tue May 31, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Thank you PBF

How did you or your daughter shred the leaves once harvested and cured ?

I've seen a video on youtube where someone has used a pasta maker. Might have to keep my eyes out for one of them :-)
by Tru&Ad
Tue May 31, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

I've just planted out 30 plants of GV. Spaced about 2' apart and given them a good watering in.

Looking over tinternet they could grow to 6' tall ?

Any feeding required or just let them get on with it ?

Adam
by Tru&Ad
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beer and slugs
Replies: 15
Views: 2863

Re: Beer and slugs

We grow our peas, strawberries and tumbling toms in hanging baskets. Slugs can't get to them and also it stops the dogs "helping" water them !!!
by Tru&Ad
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Golden Virginia seeds.
Replies: 140
Views: 22933

Re: Golden Virginia seeds.

Good O Don't have heated propagator but shall be placing seed on compost on windowsill this weekend. I think for myself I'll just be drying them and mixing with shop bought baccy. Will cost a little but bulk up the tax sodden shop bought stuff !!! £14 today for 50g !!! I'd forgotten as I've been smo...
by Tru&Ad
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Early spuds are in
Replies: 28
Views: 4864

Re: Early spuds are in

Rocket, Kestrel, Nicola, Maris Bard, Pentland Javelin, Pink Fir and Desiree all in. Thank god I've now got a second plot as first one is spud city :-)
by Tru&Ad
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wee wee on the compost heap
Replies: 32
Views: 4540

Re: Wee wee on the compost heap

Wee is great for activating compost. As for anything else I have no idea ... Sorry
by Tru&Ad
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Dog Poo
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Dog Poo

Not sure if this has been asked before, I did a little search to no avail

My dog's totally vegetarian.

Could I put his waste onto my horse manure heap ?

Is there anything in his system that might make this a bad idea ?

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by Tru&Ad
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging - is it legal?
Replies: 24
Views: 8656

Re: Foraging - is it legal?

Just wondering. Does Scotland have a problem with these overnight travellers camps being set up ?