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by Jason
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chantrells and deadly mushrooms
Replies: 22
Views: 13004

I bought a copy of Roger Phillips Mushroom book as I was keen to get out there and find some wild mushrooms - but to be honest, it put me off because I didn't realise how many mushrooms were poisonous, and what horrible things they can do you! However, I was watching some show the other day (I can't...
by Jason
Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Urban Chickens
Replies: 21
Views: 11363

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

I've had to put the whole chicken idea on hold because if work :( - but it's only postponed - I will have chickens one day!
by Jason
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Google your name
Replies: 11
Views: 4818

You get some .. interesting? .. results when you put my name in - Jason Panting (yes, that is my real name!) - "said Jason, panting" - you see what I mean! :shock:
by Jason
Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: The Real Good Life...
Replies: 29
Views: 16064

I thought it was good telly ... nothing more really. I expect to be watching far more good old family rows that anything to do with the nuts and bolts of becoming self-sufficient (or even selfsufficientish). I do hope, however, that this is just the first program of this type, and there may be a sho...
by Jason
Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Urban Chickens
Replies: 21
Views: 11363

Urban Chickens

I live in town, but would really like to keep a couple of chickens. Does anyone out there keep chickens in their back garden? What sort of problems do you have (e.g. noise, neighbours, local foxes, smell) - and how much looking after do they take? Please understand that I really am coming at this fr...
by Jason
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Chemicals ? - Advice for a novice
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Thanks for the advice Andy, The plot is weed free, although I have to admit I did bury anything and everything when I dug it all .. probably a bad move :roll: I like the idea of the plastic sheeting, I'll see if I can get hold of some - as you say, that should stop them from getting too big a hold. ...
by Jason
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Chemicals ? - Advice for a novice
Replies: 8
Views: 3543

Chemicals ? - Advice for a novice

Hi, First of all, I hope I've posted this in the right forum! A simple question, but I suspect not a simple answer : Should I use chemicals on my allotment? If so, are there such things as 'safe' chemicals? I've recently taken over an allotment, and it's now all clear and dug. The 'old hands' around...
by Jason
Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 2112

Hello

Hello, Just found this site and thought that it matches the situation I'm in right now .. I'm a SITCOM (Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage) ans so the closest I can get to the country life and self sufficiency is reading John Seymours book. But .. I have decided I can do something, so ...