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by Viper254
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12418

Re: Got the Signoff...

On my weetabix right now :D
by Viper254
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12418

Re: Got the Signoff...

Crop's been pretty poor; got a small amount of blackcurrant jam but the bushes are recovering, I think, from being moved over winter. There's a lot of tired soil here and I need to do some serious mucking/green manuring over winter to put the zip back in it, I think. Raspberries and tayberries comin...
by Viper254
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12418

Re: Got the Signoff...

I think we talked about that earlier in the thread and I hadn't, but tried to order some books from the library to get me started; thank you for reminding me about that again.
by Viper254
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 13026

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Camping wild - if anybody can tell that anybody has done it, they're doing it wrong :|
by Viper254
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 13026

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

That's sad, people being priced out :(
by Viper254
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12418

Re: Got the Signoff...

Picallilli is heaven as far as I'm concerned.

Thanks Ina!

Got my books out and need to start getting the hang of this preserving business; that's sound advice :)

Managed to get a perrenial kale in a plant swap this week, but it's looking a bit worse for wear, will see how that pans out!
by Viper254
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 35
Views: 12418

Re: Got the Signoff...

We're back on course. Mrs. Viper is no longer getting made redundant and has managed to slide in to a better job due to other people leaping before they were pushed. It's all been a bit hunger games, but I'm glad she's done alright. I might still be on course for Spring 2022, although it's more like...
by Viper254
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 13026

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Another Covid spinoff - Apparently the huge demand for caravans, campers and boats is taking up all the materials I wonder what will become of all these caravans, campers and boats in two or three years time? Will there be a glut of these on the market when self sufficient travel goes out the windo...
by Viper254
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 19844

Re: Growing in 2021

Things are starting to chug along a bit better here, albeit what feels like a good month behind. Finally getting broad beans in decent quantities, and a few spuds. Runners and climbing beans are well and truly off, lettuces are coming in thick and fast. Kale, spouts and broccoli all seem to be chugg...
by Viper254
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 12
Views: 6307

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

No gooseberries for me this year; removed the elderly bushes over winter (bindweed central) and the young ones aren't fruiting quite yet.
by Viper254
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: To all those junk collectors
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: To all those junk collectors

Yeah, there's a hell of a shortage. I've struggled for wood, concrete, aggregates. Thankfully nothing I can't delay. Last year we really struggled for plaster :(
by Viper254
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Nowt doing
Replies: 6
Views: 3566

Re: Nowt doing

Yeah, there's a little going on here :)
by Viper254
Tue May 18, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Blackberry in pot
Replies: 7
Views: 6232

Re: Blackberry in pot

Yes, got a plant each end and a tayberry in the middle for good measure.
by Viper254
Tue May 18, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Nowt doing
Replies: 6
Views: 3566

Re: Nowt doing

I pop in on work days usually.

I think Facebook's killed the whole forum paradigm to be honest :(
by Viper254
Mon May 10, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 91908

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Eating plenty of chard at the moment. It overwintered and works pretty well as a sandwich wrap with the giant leaves!