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by ina
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 135
Views: 50946

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I've now had my last kohlrabi - probably my favourite veg, and I never have enough of them. Still some courgette, although they are getting small and pale; some perpetual spinach, and beetroot. I don't do any pickling; neither vinegar nor sugar agree with me.

And leek! How could I forget that...
by ina
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Got the Signoff...

Congratulations! I'd love to reduce my hours. Don't think I'm really fit enough to work full time any more, especially with my long commute. :(
by ina
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 135
Views: 50946

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Just as well you've fenced it in securely... :mrgreen:

I'm the same - I let things grow where they like, if possible. I think they know where they want to be, and that's why they are so strong! Had a monster broccoli this year. Slow developer, but enormous.
by ina
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Getting the fundamentals right
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Getting the fundamentals right

See - the fundamentals do seem to include doctor, dentist, post office and chemist as you get older. Apart from dentist, all within 5 minutes' walk from where I live... Plus a Coop (not my favourite shop, but keeps you alive), and a farm shop a bit further away. I can't really complain. Bus service...
by ina
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Wartime mincemeat
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Wartime mincemeat

I once saw a recipe for relatively low-carb Christmas pudding; basically just ground almonds, mixed dried fruit and egg. Maybe some butter as well, and of course mixed spice and a bit of brandy. I always leave out any sugar/sweetener if there's dried fruit in it. Sweet enough!
by ina
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 135
Views: 50946

Re: What are you harvesting now?

No blackberries at all this year. They had some kind of disease last year - had it before, everything sort of withered, so I had to cut it back to the ground. Looking very healthy now, but no fruit, of course!
by ina
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 29014

Re: Not buying new

Now do you think that anyone has 50 litre or upwards plant pots to use for that? Well you can get any number of smaller ones up to the size of nearly flower buckets. But anything bigger? Hmm gold dust seems to be more common. You need to get to know some livestock farmers. Some cattle and sheep lic...
by ina
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

Re: Pineapples

:wave:
by ina
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 25846

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

A large proportion of the price you pay for branded goods goes on advertising. I did read once how much, differs slightly with company, and of course I can't remember how much it was, but I do remember that I was shocked and decided there and then not to finance those advertising companies in future...
by ina
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 25846

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

a) they have very little control over what they have to offer AND b) the price we pay for what they get is far higher than what they would get if they used money we donated and they purchased from food wholesalers. I cannot imagine that that would be so very different in Britain. It would make sens...
by ina
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 25846

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Can't speak so much about UK brands but here in the USA brands are typically no better than supermarkets' own labels. They are just much more expensive. I think that's not much different here. Our local foodbank is really quite lucky in that some local businesses donate food - potatoes, for example...
by ina
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 11270

Re: Pineapples

Excellent! I tried growing them once before, when I lived in a house that had rather more sun and warmth than I get here, but it didn't work. So, although it does look very attractive, and I do like pineapple, I think I'll give it a miss. Pineapples were on special offer at Lidl's a few weeks ago. I...
by ina
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 135
Views: 50946

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Weedo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:47 pm

Thankfully our first "normal" autumn and winter rainfall for more than 4 years so this season is shaping up well.
Distribution across the world could be better - we'd gladly let you have some!
by ina
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 135
Views: 50946

Re: What are you harvesting now?

P*ssing it down all day today... :( But I've just harvested one of my beloved kohlrabi. Really should grow more of them.
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 135
Views: 50946

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Oh dear, that's twice I've mentioned the festive season. Maybe I'm looking forward to something a bit more exciting than lockdown! :lol: Are you sure it's only autumn up there? :mrgreen: The Aberdeen lockdown has partially been lifted, so I'm back at work full time from next week. I'll probably reg...