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by littleblackfox
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?
Replies: 47
Views: 5262

Re: Why are 'you' self-sufficient-ish?

My lightbulb moment happened about 15 years ago when I went to visit a friend in London. We were walking down the street and passed a stall selling fruit & vegetables, and in amongst the usual suspects was a pile of yellow courgettes. Green courgettes were rare enough where I was living at the time ...
by littleblackfox
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Sarah & welcome,

Hope you like it here, everyone is really friendly & helpful!
by littleblackfox
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Maca - anyone tried to grow this?
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Maca - anyone tried to grow this?

Hi,

Yes, I spotted that forum discussion, it's the only info I've seen so far on growing in the UK. Thanks for posting it (or I'd have never found it again!)
Will give them a go next year, and post if I get any results!
by littleblackfox
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Maca - anyone tried to grow this?
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Maca - anyone tried to grow this?

Has anyone here ever tried to grow Maca (Lepidium meyenii)?
All I know is what Wikipedia has to say (and I'm always a bit wary of wikiwisdom, it being a giant hive mind with some pockets of idiocy)

So any advice/warnings would be very appreciated!
by littleblackfox
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from CHeshire
Replies: 12
Views: 1467

Re: Hi from CHeshire

Hello & welcome!

I really recommend having a go at making cider, it's pretty simple, very messy & a lot of fun (as is drinking the results!)
by littleblackfox
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello at last
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Hello at last

Hello from a recent de-lurker!

Hope you like it here, everyone is very friendly & helpful!
I love the picture of your cat!
by littleblackfox
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Strange fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Strange fruit

Well I cut through one crossways today, and it has a star, so it looks like its a crabapple (I've never seen a red crabapple before!)

thanks for all the advice!
by littleblackfox
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Strange fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Strange fruit

Hi Jampot! When I first saw the fruits I thought they looked like rosehips, as there remains of the flowers (style, stamen, whatever-it-was) were still on the end, though they seem to have fallen off now. I seem to recall crabapples having 5 seeds in a star shape when cut across the middle, like a r...
by littleblackfox
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Strange fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Strange fruit

I moved into a new place in North Lincs a couple of months ago, and there is a tree (not a giant tree, it's the same height as the wild cherry next to it) planted just out front on the roadside that for the life of me I can't identify. It has been in fruit throughout september, and they have been dr...
by littleblackfox
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Lincolnshire!
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Hello from North Lincolnshire!

Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
lbf
by littleblackfox
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Lincolnshire!
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Hello from North Lincolnshire!

Hello!

thank you, it was roasted with a bit of black pepper & a dill. It was supposed to go into a recipe, but was eaten straight out of the baking tray instead!
by littleblackfox
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from North Lincolnshire!
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Hello from North Lincolnshire!

Hello! I've been an avid reader of The Ish for the best part of a year now, but have only just gotten around to signing up here (I'm slow but I get there eventually) I've recently moved to North Lincolnshire, UK (from Sheffield, so not that much of a migration, more of a shuffle really) for a life o...