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by Green Aura
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 106

Re: Hello from South Africa

Welcome to Ish, Terence. :wave: Sounds like a fun time, planning what, where and how you're going to grow stuff.

Start small, maybe just do one or two beds and see how it goes.

Have a look round the forum, there's tons of info that might be of help.
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

As ina said. I did wonder if a tarpauline, facing the usual rain direction might gather enough to act as a big collector, but it might also take off in high winds!
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Crafty Storage for DMC flosses etc
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Crafty Storage for DMC flosses etc

I'm guessing the image has been lost in the mists of time, Elise. I haven't been able to access any of my flickr pics for years!
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Skills you're most proud of
Replies: 56
Views: 3891

Re: Skills you're most proud of

Me too, and I've got tons of aida and silks waiting to be used. Maybe this year.

And welcome from me as well, Elise.
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anything strange?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: anything strange?

Oh, same old, same old....good to see you, doofa.
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Our new world diet?

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/inconv ... alth-diet

This popped up in my FB feed this morning. I found it quite a good critique of the aforementioned diet.

Oh, and some of the comments underneath made me laugh out loud. :lol:
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Our new world diet?

Indeed. I think organic often ishorthand for "least worst". I'd go for permaculture grown or from small, local producer these days. There does seem to be a growing trend, albeit slowly and maybe it's a UK thing, towards small, mixed farming again. The problem then is that, being right on trend, a lo...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Our new world diet?

It is ridiculously hard to do something that should be quite simple, isn't it. I'm not sure it needs to be organic, ina. A lot of small producers use organic methods, but can't afford the certification. If the butcher is selling locally produced meat, it's probably fine - certainly much better than ...
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Our new world diet?

I'm afraid this EAT diet is based on the worst of science - as exemplified by the debacle Ancel Keyes caused in the Western diet since the 60s, where the incidence of first world diseases like heart disease and T2D have risen in conjunction with grain and sugar consumption. They say producing/eating...
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

One of the peppers we pruned immediately started growing again and produced one large chilli. The others are either dormant or dead - difficult to tell really. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 30
Views: 832

Re: Tidying up with ...

Having just had a period of enforced idleness, I watched half an episode of her TV series. I only managed half an episode because, despite finding the idea of "only keeping that which gives you joy" enchanting, it is totally unrealistic and made me want to chuck my tablet out of the window - the pro...
by Green Aura
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2897

Re: What are you growing right now?

How did you manage a cracked fibula, Flo? I hope it's mending well.
by Green Aura
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Perfect deep fried onion bhaji recipe

Sounds good, I'll give that a try. I've never been a huge fan of onion bhajis mainly because I don't like batter very much, no matter what it's made from or what it's coating. It sounds like I could keep it very light by that method, thank you.

Welcome to Ish by the way. :wave:
by Green Aura
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Presumably I can eventually replace old heating 'fuel' with fresher and move depleted 'heat core' to compost bins and mix in. Yes, once it's finished composting (which produces the heat) you dig it up and place a new layer underneath. Just remember you need a good layer of compost/soil etc over the...
by Green Aura
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Yes, a hot bed works quite nicely - any riding stables nearby will often be glad of someone to take away some of their fresh "hosh" (as my Dad used to call it). Bury it quite deep though so there's no danger of any plant roots touching it until it's been there a good few months and rotted sufficient...