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by Green Aura
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3148

Re: What are you growing right now?

Yes, we've got some SA Plenty seedlings.

OH has just told me we've got lettuce growing under and upturned plastic crate in the garden!
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3148

Re: What are you growing right now?

I know but I think it's too early for the plant to survive until proper squash growing season and not sufficient light up here to produce any decent fruits(?). We nurtured this seedling that grew all by itself inside a squash and it has lived on our living room windowsill since about October. I don'...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: 5 or 9 acres?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 5 or 9 acres?

It depends what you want it for and how you intend to manage it. You can probably produce as much on the better 5 acres as you can on the 9. Is there any chance neighbouring land might become available in the future?

Size isn't everything! :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3148

Re: What are you growing right now?

Tomatoes and chillies. Oh and apparently that squash is trying hard - no insects to pollinate it though.
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 90
Views: 35548

Re: What are you reading?

Thomzo's book arrived, late last week. I've resisted the temptation to dive in thus far - I'm in the middle of a detective series - but I can't see me holding out much longer. Dottore Brunetti may get put on hold for a bit. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

No problem with rain here either. If I had a water butt, at the moment (well one connected to anything) it would be overflowing.

My self set squash plant has two huge flowers though. Probably not the best of times for it.
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3148

Re: What are you growing right now?

Air drying? I can barely get my washing dry at this time of year. Today, thus far, has been about washing (as, in truth is most days), making bone broth and greek yoghurt, and cooking a batch of black peas (aka gungo, pigeon and carlin peas) for portioning and freezing - curry goat later this week, ...
by Green Aura
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 248

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: 11
Views: 311

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: 1049

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: 4088

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: 295

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: 821

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: 821

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: 821

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 ...