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by rmvanderspek
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... get the green stuff off?
Replies: 12
Views: 2723

Re: ... get the green stuff off?

You could also use salt or vinegar. But be careful not to spoil it, while most living things will die.
by rmvanderspek
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

Let's hope so! Waar kind of vegies are you trying to grow?
by rmvanderspek
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

Hi Roos, that's the big advantage of living in the countryside. The average garden size in Friesland is a lot different from the ones in Rotterdam ;). Do you manage to grow stuff on your balcony, or behind the windows?
by rmvanderspek
Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: a return...
Replies: 9
Views: 2253

Re: a return...

You won't know me, because I have only recently arrived here. Welcome anyway! And congrats with your fourth!
by rmvanderspek
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

I'm not sure to be honoust. I suspect they coloured the cheese and as they stopped doing it, they kept a red rind to have it keep its typical colour. But this is only a guess!
by rmvanderspek
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pear tree pruning
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Re: Pear tree pruning

I would definitely start by cutting the little one. It will drain a lot of energy from the larger one, whilst being in the shade of the larger one for most of the time. Furthermore, try to create some space. Usually you'd want to have three, max four, main branches. Try to keep that in mind while yo...
by rmvanderspek
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

I've actually never seen a black radish before. I will have to try it. Hopefully the local garden center has some seeds. @doofaloofa: That's easy! You must be talking about the best cheese in the world. The cheese which used to be colored with the juice of poppy flowers. I was actually born in Edam,...
by rmvanderspek
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

Okay, thanks for the suggestion. I have some broccoli under glass, so let's see how it will turn out. I also have some carrots, but I guess that will be a disaster! :tongue:
by rmvanderspek
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

Thanks again for the warm welcome. You're name gave you away Annemieke. I didn't have to read your text to know you were Dutch :iconbiggrin: I guess your neighbours have some difficulty pronouncing your name! We have settled in Friesland in a small village near to the Waddenzee (sea). So we have lot...
by rmvanderspek
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

Thanks Ina! I'm not sure if we have any unusual stuff. Something I did hardly see in the UK is Curly Kale. Which is eaten a lot in Holland (mixed with mashed potatoes). Furthermore it is quite difficult to say what we have that you don't. When you walk through a supermarket your attention is drawn t...
by rmvanderspek
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Re: Greetings

Thanks for the warm welcome :cheers:
by rmvanderspek
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: ITV's The Real Good Life
Replies: 3
Views: 7725

Re: ITV's The Real Good Life

Yesterday evening I was snooping around this forum and I found a discussion, link:

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/forum/ ... f=13&t=552

I think this was it. At least it sounded quite like what I had seen. Thanks for thinking along anyway :icon_smile:
by rmvanderspek
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: ITV's The Real Good Life
Replies: 3
Views: 7725

ITV's The Real Good Life

Hi there, A few years ago, we were on Holiday in Wales. A reality-show was on about some people trying to become self sufficient (in food). I think it must have been ITV's The Real Good Life. We don't get ITV in Holland, so I've never came to watch any more than the first episode. This episode, alon...
by rmvanderspek
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

Greetings

Hi everyone, I'm Robert from the northern part of The Netherlands. Berltsum to be exact (the pronunciation is a bit easier than you'd think; i guess it would be something like 'bell-som'). We've just moved here and now finally have the garden I've always dreamed of. We've got some 800m2 with old fru...