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by Green Aura
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

It can be quite handy to run a strip of cloth from the reservoir, up through the neck of the bottle, to act as a wick to help keep the soil moist.
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 29852

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

She's a feminist novelist and poet, ina. I have all her novels and some of her poetry. Her most well-known novel (excellent, but not my favourite) is "Woman on the edge of time".
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: starting our own ish life
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: starting our own ish life

'fraid not, hh. Like all forums, folk come and go. I like to think it's because they've achieved their dreams, or enough to not need us any more. :iconbiggrin:
by Green Aura
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 29852

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I don't re-read anything regularly, but definitely have a few go to's when nothing else fits the bill - anything Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Marge Piercy etc. Eclectic tastes for every mood. :lol: I find TV channels don't address our current watching style - it started out with a box set of The So...
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Well, poop!

Today the M9 motorway came to a standstill because of giant hailstones!

Sorry, KL, didn't mean to steal your thread. :(
by Green Aura
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Well, poop!

The weather continues to baffle me. We live on the Atlantic coast, so not much in the way of frosts really, but the winds are a problem, usually from the SW. This means our larger, front garden is virtually unusable for anything but grass and a few hardy shrubs (we keep trying different things but a...
by Green Aura
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: Onions

Weedo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:59 am
Has anyone tried crushing and freezing?
...and miss out on all that garlicy olive oil? :shock: :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2082

Re: Compost worms

It doesn't look very well, doeses it! Are there any live worms in it? Lots of muck, compost and leaf mould will bring it round but I don't envy you trying to break some of those clumps up - they look like small boulders. Oh and some mycelium for the trees - it looks so dead they could do with some r...
by Green Aura
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Methi are fenugreek leaves, I've seen fresh leaves in Morrison's in Inverness! You can get them dried from any Asian grocery or online.
Kalonji seeds - you'll find those lots of places - maybe labelled as are nigella seeds. Otherwise as above.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Pallets for fencing
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Pallets for fencing

No pics, or link, th.
by Green Aura
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Estate agencies

I've never been taken anywhere by an Estate Agent. I've perused their info and arranged to meet them at places of my choice. But then, other than size and price, I've never really had much of a checklist. We bought our first house, a 2 up 2 down, when I was pregnant - it was the only one we looked a...
by Green Aura
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

What sort of fennel are you talking about, hh? Florence fennel - the bulb type for eating - is harvested when the bulb gets to the size of your liking. Herb fennel, which doesn't have the bulbous base is a perennial, which grows tall but you only pick off the frondy leaves, or leave it to flower and...
by Green Aura
Wed May 30, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: rejuvelac and sour dough starters?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: rejuvelac and sour dough starters?

Thank you. I was really only suggesting the first one but I'm guessing that once you've got a lovely, active starter you won't stop at bread. I wholeheartedly recommend either of the oatcake recipes though. You'll not need your yeasted dough. Sourdough bread is amazing, a far cry from the supermarke...
by Green Aura
Tue May 29, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: rejuvelac and sour dough starters?
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: rejuvelac and sour dough starters?

No. It should make a perfectly good starter (I've made one from the water used for soaking rice and it works really well - see my article "Foment in the ferments" on the blog site) but I'm not sure that it would have any advantage over any other method. If you were to start your sourdough starter at...
by Green Aura
Fri May 25, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

...or the membrane rots, as in our case (we didn't realise there were different grades and went for cheap as we were covering a fairly large area) - which, in retrospect, may have been a good things. The weeds tend to be very shallow rooted though and pull up easily. We wanted the grid/gravel system...