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by Green Aura
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: Free food

I would have thought you'd at least get a nice toasted flavour. Well, as you said, nothing wasted and at least it didn't ruin your loaf.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 965

Re: Free food

I think it will add a very nice flavour but an unpleasant grittiness to the bread - like using toasted polenta. I'm not keen on cornbread though so I might be biased.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1479

Re: Hot weather and water

I've not used them outdoors on a large bed, Weedo, but I grew my tomatoes in a similar system indoors. The results were quite remarkable. Usually we gave each tomato plant a 10l can of water daily, but with these new troughs, configured as you described, three plants only required 3l. The top of the...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?

The back of the house is quite sheltered so we're able to leave most stuff outside. We do, however, have to transport the fruit trees that we grow in pots to the sheltered area to escape the high winds we have here.
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Scrumping From Neighbours
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Scrumping From Neighbours

They'll still be perfectly fine to use even if they're not pretty. I vote for knocking on his door and offering to collect them, in return for a pot of apple sauce or bottle of apple wine. You never know, he might just be a bit less grumpy then. :wink:
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash harvest
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Squash harvest

I think that's called Sod's Law!

I hope they develop some flavour or you're going to have to get creative with the flavourings.
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Hi from a half way place

Hi Purple, welcome to Ish.
I lived in Tameside for 20+ years. There’s a lot of good foraging out towards Derbyshire.
I’m now in the North Highlands of Scotland.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Indoor raised bed
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Indoor raised bed

They're mainly foliage plants - vegetables and herbs, for sharing with the community. I thought it might be appropriate for a community centre.
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Wye Valley.
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Hello from the Wye Valley.

Hi Herbert and welcome to Ish :wave:
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Indoor raised bed
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Indoor raised bed

Have a look at Edible Todmorden for ideas.
by Green Aura
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 370

Re: Strawberries

In this house we call that grazing, not harvesting, they'd never make it as far as the house. We'd thoroughly enjoy them all the more for it. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Winter storms

Meh, we've not needed to venture out, apart from Thursday, when the gal and I went to Inverness to shop. It's a little earlier than usual but this iss standard autumnal weather thus far. It hasn't been cold though - we've not needed to light the boiler yet, although I think it won't be too much long...
by Green Aura
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Does anyone know.....

Unfortunately we threw away all the seeds - I just managed to whip out this little blighter before they were unceremoniously dumped by OH. Can't grumble too much - it's taken me 30+ years to get get him to tidy up! :lol:
by Green Aura
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Winter storms

Crikey, you're lucky that was all the damage.

The sky, here, has been a very odd colour this evening. Heavens knows what's brewing!
by Green Aura
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Does anyone know.....

Yes, I think that's the best plan, Zoe, it's still doing well, growing slowly but quite happily. I'll move it to another room which is much cooler soon - we're near the stage of lighting the boiler, so I think it will be too warm on the living room widowsill and I am slightly concerned, KL, that com...