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by Green Aura
Tue May 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 54080

Re: Banish Plastic

I don't find a problem with plastic per se, when it's got a long life and can be recycled. It's the widespread indiscriminate appearance of single use, non recyclable plastic that really wins me up. I don't know if any research has been done but my guess is that if all communities had a few polytunn...
by Green Aura
Mon May 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 54080

Re: Banish Plastic

much simply cannot be effectively and economically recovered and re-used. (recyclable but not able to be recycled?) That is definitely one of our problems. We have a domestic recycling bin, collected fortnightly, which gives very specific instructions as to which plastics can be included (as well a...
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 54080

Re: Banish Plastic

Try adding a little double cream to your recipe - it'll thicken up a treat. Oh, and I boil the milk and then cool it before adding the starter - just to make sure there are no sneaky bacteria I may not want. Also, it might be worth buying the more expensive yoghurts in glass jars - just until you ha...
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 54080

Re: Banish Plastic

barbarajohnson wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:36 am
It's great at first but comes a point where you are still eating yoghurt but have no need for any more planters
That's the point where you start making your own! :iconbiggrin:
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Hello from UK

Hi Barbara and welcome to Ish. :wave: Have a look round - there's the blog site with a load of interesting articles, the search function (top right here) for specific topics or ask away. We may well be able to help. Germinating seeds can sometimes be quite dificult - different plants have different ...
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: A nation of hoarders

I am a bit of a hoarder too, but mainly yarn, fabric and cookware (I've got all my Dad's old Pearsons pottery stewpots etc, never use them but can't bring myself to give them away). I think I mentioned on another thread that if the wotsit really did hit the thingummy that I could keep us in homemade...
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Summer's coming

Odsox wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am
the wind has returned to the north.
I hadn't noticed it leave that direction! Sunny, but still really nippy up here. We've had the CH on twice this week.
by Green Aura
Thu May 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 56
Views: 6732

Re: What are you growing right now?

We're self-sufficient in lettuce, some started outside in our upside-down crate mini-greenhouse and others in our third hydroponic unit, but that's pretty much it. We've got chillies too, but only a few fresh, mainly the remains of last years crop, dried. In the same mini-greenhouse are some caulis,...
by Green Aura
Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Summer's coming

Don't forget wind, ina. :roll:
by Green Aura
Tue May 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Hello

Hi Kanner and welcome to Ish. :wave:
by Green Aura
Mon May 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Summer's coming

Definitely a North Easterly wind here - very nippy. I lay in bed this morning watching the clouds scud from rt to left. They should be going the other way, or preferably not be there or moving at all.

At least there are big patches of blue today, it's been grey, like winter, for the past three days.
by Green Aura
Sat May 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Summer's coming

It was snowing here, yesterday and although a very light wind, it's coming from the North and is mighty nippy - we've got the boiler lit. It's the first time I've been warm in about 3 days!
by Green Aura
Sat May 04, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: American visiting York
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: American visiting York

:wave: Welcome to Ish, Cheneybaltz. :wave:

York is a beautiful, historic city and there are lots of things to see there and further afield.
by Green Aura
Thu May 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2638

Re: Summer's coming

They're all on SW facing windowsills, Flo. We started them roughly the 1st week in Feb - some in the hydroponics unit and the rest in heated propagators. They do seem to have come on quite quickly this year but unfortunately I never remember to log everything, like Odsox does, so that's guesswork re...
by Green Aura
Thu May 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: I don't know how ....

I could fairly easily revert to a way of life of 50 years ago, but would miss modern TV and freezers. Aye. I'm not so much bothered about the TV, although we do like watching films, but I do find myself doing things the way I learned from my Dad - 50(cough) years ago. I should qualify that by sayin...