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by Green Aura
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5598

Re: How to post a picture

Would they be considered invasive over here, Weedo?
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5598

Re: How to post a picture

Very nice. :thumbright:
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Raised Beds
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Raised Beds

So do you only need two sides, with the walls forming the other two? I'd go for brick if it were me. They are quite expensive though but easier to meet up to the existing walls. I don't use liners in my wooden raised beds. Used pallet wood works well. It's easy to get hold of (often given away) and ...
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New members please read
Replies: 25
Views: 18369

Re: New members please read

Hi bobbysgirl and welcome to Ish :wave:
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

I doubt they'll get enough light as the winter draws in. However if they're not taking up room you need for something else it might be worth a crack. Maybe a full-spectrum daylight bulb? We've just chopped down our chillies and put some into winter storage because they had almost completely blocked ...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Careful, you'll be challenging Odsox in the 12 month tomato stakes soon. Consider 12 month lettuce a gateway plant. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: No plastic

I wrote a response to this yesterday and somehow lost it!

Briefly, having found plastic-wrapped coconuts in the not too distant past, it's encouraging to see any company starting to reduce their plastic use.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: potted shrimp time!
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: potted shrimp time!

I agree but I wouldn't do too many.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: potted shrimp time!
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: potted shrimp time!

I'm not sure but why would you need to. They're so quick and easy to make and you can keep the shrimps, or prawns in the freezer much better.
by Green Aura
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

I can't answer with any prior knowledge as my OH refuses to have chickens! I'm fairly certain, however, that I've read - here or elsewhaere, can't remember - that you need to do it slowly, have a separate coop for the newbies and gradually move them closer and let them mix a bit. I don't think I've ...
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: Free food

I would have thought you'd at least get a nice toasted flavour. Well, as you said, nothing wasted and at least it didn't ruin your loaf.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: Free food

I think it will add a very nice flavour but an unpleasant grittiness to the bread - like using toasted polenta. I'm not keen on cornbread though so I might be biased.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 2255

Re: Hot weather and water

I've not used them outdoors on a large bed, Weedo, but I grew my tomatoes in a similar system indoors. The results were quite remarkable. Usually we gave each tomato plant a 10l can of water daily, but with these new troughs, configured as you described, three plants only required 3l. The top of the...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?

The back of the house is quite sheltered so we're able to leave most stuff outside. We do, however, have to transport the fruit trees that we grow in pots to the sheltered area to escape the high winds we have here.