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by diggernotdreamer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Guilty pleasures

gherkins, if I have one I have to eat six more, at least they aren't fattening
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: Someone say something

Sounds like most days in the North West of Ireland, feel your pain, we have gales and wall to wall mud here nearly all the time
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 66
Views: 2253

Re: What Is For Tea?

I hate anything that tastes of celery :pukeright: I defrosted about a kilo of pork mince to make some scotch eggs to serve as a starter for friends coming for dinner, then her ewes started lambing so it was called off, so I made a massive vat of bolognese sauce with it instead, so it looks like we m...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 19
Views: 235

Re: Someone say something

:wav: :wav:
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Yes, you will be tired, you won't have much energy for much else for a good few months, you might even find yourself grabbing a bit of sleep during the day instead of going out gardening, but once you have settled into a routine and you get to understand what your baby is about things will settle do...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Weather

oh, it did say something about the board down, but I saw my reply come up. Well my reply was that when I lived in Berkshire, May 17th was considered to be the last date for hard frosts, but I always proceeded with caution, it is later here in the NW, we haven't hit spring yet so we are still late wi...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hotbed Propagator
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Hotbed Propagator

Did I forget to mention my pineapple plantation.
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How we are terracing a hill
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: How we are terracing a hill

Flo wrote::mrgreen: :dontknow: You mean it does stop raining in Ireland?


Only in a leap year
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: How we are terracing a hill
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: How we are terracing a hill

Flo wrote:How goes the project?


Rain has stopped everything, since last year, if it stopped raining for a few weeks we could get in there again with the digger
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

I grow no dig potatoes in a 4 foot wide bed, I have used a fabric in the past and I would recommend using the black fabric type rather than the woven stuff which if you cut frays like made and gets all over the place. I don't grow potatoes in rows, or use ridges, I put the potatoes approx 12" a...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

Howling wind all night long, the worst storm since we have lived in Ireland and probably the worst since '87. My hotbed propagators had the flaps ripped off and the first one has been through some gales already and lived to tell the tale, mostly just pots thrown around, lots of trees down in the are...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hotbed Propagator
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Hotbed Propagator

So is this a special hot bed or is it your 'normal' compost bin that you're adapting to function as a hotbed whilst it's working away? Yes, these are my usual compost bins, I just collect up all the stuff I need, which only takes me a few weeks with all my animals and build the heap in one go. You ...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Hotbed Propagator
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Hotbed Propagator

I have been messing around with hotbeds for a while now, and I have now sorted out what I am doing with them. I have now built a hotbed propagator which is outside and is working really well. In spite of the outside temperatures dropping below 0c, the propagator has not dropped down below 7c on the ...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: Planting under cherry tree

DND - there is a world of difference between the theory of permaculture and how people actually do it I agree completely, which is why I don't follow any particular methods, I just can't be doing with something that is almost evangelical, it also stops you from exploring and trialing yourself. So ma...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I am doing the sort of gardening I do from instinct, I had never heard of permaculture when I started in 1986, it would have been a bit niche and of course we didn't have the internet, we had to learn from other people we met. A lot of what I do is from pure observation of the local conditions, thin...

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