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by Viper254
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 20
Views: 6491

Re: Seed saving

Sounds lovely - I do like using shallots
by Viper254
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Got the Signoff...

No good at foraging whatsoever. Can anyone recommend a book I can get from the library to get me started? :)
by Viper254
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Got the Signoff...

Right, I just need to work out how to actually make it work financially now - in terms of numbers. Everything else is approved in principle. I don't do well at making stuff up on the hoof, so next year is the year to demonstrate I can churn a decent amount of food out and then ramp it up the year af...
by Viper254
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Here we go again

I don't really understand it - you'd think they'd put on more vans if numbers able to get to the supermarket are limited. Not all that easy suddenly acquiring more vans and drivers... I'll see how my usual shop on Sunday morning goes. Buses a nuisance, as always. As somebody who previously worked i...
by Viper254
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: Brexit

I think this is to do with plant passports. Not all companies are going to deal with them, hence the difficulties upcoming :/
by Viper254
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 55654

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I still managed get to get a lost bowl of tomatoes this morning but I think the time has come to take the polytunnel down and clear the plants out.
by Viper254
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Got the Signoff...

I'm confident they will. It's Civil Service, and, although it has it's faults, they're very flexible about working hours and the like. I am a meat eater and it would be allowed but I don't really want to keep chickens, though I agree the savings would be pretty awesome. I have access to carloads of ...
by Viper254
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Got the Signoff...

It's been the aim for a while, but I've finally got the go-ahead to drop some working hours to focus on growing for two or three years. If I can make a significant dent (25%, perhaps) in our food bill, we'll be no worse off. Got some mortgage stuff and things to pay in the next 12 months, but Mrs. V...
by Viper254
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How can I make a cat ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: How can I make a cat ramp?

The other material is that gritty black stuff that's used on the top of skateboards...
by Viper254
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 30136

Re: Not buying new

those blue containers that have the clippy lids They're food prep tubs, Viper. I bought a load off Ebay a good few years back. If there's a big food prep company anywhere near you might be able to get some free/cheap - they don't seem to re-use them. Take care though - these places seem to be parti...
by Viper254
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 8865

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Thanks :) Best of luck with getting your second allotment wound down - I found that the hardest part in the end! I don't believe I would have been any better off for having two rather than one. I think it would just meant I was spread more thinly. Perhaps when I drop my working hours to focus on the...
by Viper254
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 8865

Re: Allotment the 2nd

** Double post - fail **
by Viper254
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 30136

Re: Not buying new

Reading back through this conversation, if anybody is holding on to a laptop that ran Windows 98, ME or XP and wants rid I'd be happy to send you some beer/fruit bush money and have it picked up without a hard disk installed; Mrs. Viper has blown up the one she uses exclusively for writing and playi...
by Viper254
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 8865

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:43 am
Think of it as a gift for someone else, rather than a failure. It might help someone without any gardening knowledge to get into growing their own.
Yes, I hope so :)
by Viper254
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 8865

Re: Allotment the 2nd

It went badly. I bit off more than I could chew. I managed to clear about half the plot, get potatoes going, get loads of squash in and removed about three builder's bags of weeds. However, it was at the expense of doing enough work on the allotment in my back garden, which began to suffer. So I had...