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by DeneciePie
Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book
Replies: 66
Views: 24749

Re: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book

In our area we have an email list called "Freecycle" We built five large raised beds (too large really should have only gone 4 feet wide) all from recycled wood and got freecycled straw after Fall decorating season ended to mulch the paths! Amazing how many people bought straw bales and pumpkins for...
by DeneciePie
Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: chinese recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 2734

Re: chinese recipes

Lady Willow, I for one, would love to see your Black Pepper Tofu recipe. Somewhere around here I have one for DIY tofu I want to try. We got it from the Hodo Tofu guy at Makers Faire.

If I could get my er "stuff" together I could be magnificent

DeneciePie
by DeneciePie
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Olives
Replies: 15
Views: 2046

Re: Olives

Well, I turned here in hopes one of you would know how to cure olives. My little tree doesn't produce many so I have pierced them with a blunt fork and popped them into brine in a quart jar. My internet info says to change brine weekly. We'll see. We have a lot of olive trees in the neighborhood and...
by DeneciePie
Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Natural beekeeping
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

Re: Natural beekeeping

We opted for the Warre hive and got our first bees April 10. About 6 weeks later they swarmed and DH caught them and we put them into our second Warre hive. 19 days later...you guessed it...swarmed again, this time disappearing over the back fence. We would have pursued and corralled those bees but ...
by DeneciePie
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Leek Question(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Leek Question(s)

I see, so by planting in October I dwarfed the poor things. OK try try again. Next time up, plant very early Spring and probably transplant into one of our less sunny beds. It was 93F today and only getting warmer. Hopefully shade and lots of mulch and water will get them thru our summer scorching t...
by DeneciePie
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: destructive/ wild toddler
Replies: 24
Views: 4716

Re: destructive/ wild toddler

Oh boy, did your post ever bring back memories! Believe it or not, you will someday look back and feel a twinge of loss for these days of tiny tots and their foibles. Not that it isnt exhausting now. If worst comes to worst, put up some wire mesh to prevent window tragedies and just get on with life...
by DeneciePie
Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Leek Question(s)
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Leek Question(s)

Hi All, I am hoping not to sound too foolish here, but I am growing leeks for the first time. Here in California we usually plant onions from seed in late Summer or early Fall and harvest early Summer the next year before it gets too hot. I didn't get them thinned out like I should have so they are ...
by DeneciePie
Tue May 04, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Help needed with snail and slug control please!
Replies: 29
Views: 2256

Re: Help needed with snail and slug control please!

We are having some success using Diatomaceous Earth. Prior to that we were just setting a buffet for the slimy little things! I have heard of using little beer tubs, but we seem to have a crop of tee-totalling slugs. My sympathies. I have been told that it becomes less of a problem over time as the ...
by DeneciePie
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Bokashi Bran Composting...
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: Bokashi Bran Composting...

I have no personal experience with it but just read an article at the Dave's Garden website about it. ( davesgarden.com) It sounds like much more of a sure thing than the way we have been trying in the garden. We are in California so don't get flatworm but I think we have grown enough giant garden r...
by DeneciePie
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: VERY BAD DAY - DESTRESS!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1941

Re: VERY BAD DAY - DESTRESS!!!

On a related note; you can download a program like "diskdigger" for free and look for the rest of your novel. I accidently reformatted a USB drive with ten years of digital photos and that little program found them when "they' (the experts) said they were gone. The labelling was not intact, but I ha...
by DeneciePie
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomotoes with lots of leafy growth.. not much fruit...
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Re: Tomatoes with lots of leafy growth.. not much fruit...

I had the same problem this year . Plants over eight feet tall and no fruit...UNTIL we slacked off watering in the Fall. Try letting them get dry between waterings. We had a pretty hard frost the first week of December or we'd finally be getting lots of toms now. Stupid plants were covered in green ...
by DeneciePie
Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things you would like to receive for Christmas
Replies: 24
Views: 4551

Re: 101 things you would like to receive for Christmas

59. A rainy winter here in California. 60. An end to the H1N1 flu. 61. An overwhelming plague of Ishness worldwide. 62. Bareroot fruit trees in just the right varieties for our tiny orchard. 63. Politicians to come to their senses worldwide. DeneciePie :santa:
by DeneciePie
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Let's have some fun
Replies: 19
Views: 1527

Re: Let's have some fun

Save your sisters from the giant parsnip, or failing that, at least save the video camera . Rugged ran out to whack the parsnip with the shovel and was taken unawares by...
by DeneciePie
Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Does everyone grow their veg in straight lines?
Replies: 22
Views: 2476

Re: Does everyone grow their veg in straight lines?

I started out with straight lines in our raised beds last season but found things did better planted in 'patches'. If carrots are to be thinned to 3" and a foot between rows I just did a foot wide band of thinly sown seeds. For one example. Also mixed flowers in here and there. By Fall it was all hi...
by DeneciePie
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Probably the stupidest question about jam / chutney ever....
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Probably the stupidest question about jam / chutney ever....

I would be sure to do three things: 1. Absolutely sterilize the holy hockeysticks out of the jars. 2. Pour the preserves straight in so there is no food "drooling" down the inside of the jar. 3. Add 1/8 inch of melted parrafin. Let cool. Add a second thin layer and swirl it up the glass a bit. This ...