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by Green Aura
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: New season veg

Very nice. It's snowing here!
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Snow forecast here on higher ground for the next couple of days, so, no, winter is still hanging on. I'm sure the ski industry will be delighted.
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Spring apparently sprang back in its box - in the middle of the night! When we went to bed it was fairly mild, with not a breath of wind. 3a.m. saw us with all the hot taps on running hot water off the thermal store - the wind had picked up to the point that, even damped down, the boiler went into o...
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Hops

:thumbright:
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Hops

A neighbour used to grow them in his greenhouse, if I remember correctly, but I've not known anyone growing them outdoors.
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Keeving
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Keeving

I'd never heard of it before so had to investigate, of course. It seems they produce it commercially in France, so it must be manageable. Anyway, I found this article interesting and informative. I hope it helps.

http://draftmag.com/what-the-heck-is-keeved-cider/
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Easter

Lovely, none for me though, thanks. Diet prohibits them - this year. I don't suppose they'll save so I'll have some of next years batch.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Uzbekistan
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Uzbekistan

I certainly like the idea of getting folk to tend their gardens but maybe carrots, rather than stick would be better.

I really liked the HFW garden share scheme that allowed people to let out their gardens, to keen growers, for a share of the harvest. I don't know if it's still going.
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Well I'm not venturing out into the rain and wind, we're currently enjoying,to plant anything! It's back to normal weather for us, after the lovely spell during everyone else's snow. We may have to rely on windowsill tomatoes and salad grown in two small hydroponics units. Oh, and calamondin, which ...
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Fragrant geranium
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Fragrant geranium

Yes, just pull off half a dozen good leaves and stick them in a pot of damp compost. Cover with a plastic bag to keep in the moisture and leave undisturbed for a week or so. You should get at least four new plants out of them.
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Mints
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Mints

I don't think there's any problem, I think some like to have their roots wetter than others but that could be achieved by planting on a slope. I'd grow them all in some sort of container though, or you may never find the rest of your garden again. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ... make seitan that is dense and chewy?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: ... make seitan that is dense and chewy?

It's a lot easier to make from vital wheat gluten, sususananan. You just mix it with your other ingredients and steam or bake it. What you add to it dictates the texture, higher percentage of gluten makes it denser.

I have several recipes if you're interested.
by Green Aura
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Sounds like you have got British weather, this week anyway, KL. Although it's been glorious sunshine up here I believe further south it's snowing and freezing again from some rather untimely south-eastrly winds. Even in the sun there's a mighty chilly nip in the air.
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sharpe's Express
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Sharpe's Express

I've not grown them - we tend not to grow first earlies this far North. They take the same length of time as maincrops! As we're above the blight belt it's easier to just grow maincrops. I see what you mean about mixed reviews though. Amongst the reports I looked at they were described as tubular or...