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Yes, we picked all ours on Friday. Today we're tree moving! :lol: Fortunately they're all in pots so we can move them into the shelter of the house. The wind has picked up nicely :roll: today and although the remnants of Helene are much further south, according to the Met Office, we've got another f...
- Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:44 am
- Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
- Topic: New Person Saying Hello
- Replies: 10
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Hi Ascerti and welcome to Ish. :wave: :wave: Have a good look round the forum - use the search option if you're looking for something in particular, and don't forget to have a look on the blog site for more info too. https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/ Ask questions, offer suggestions - we're al...
It looks very much like a Cox, but I wonder if it could it be a Katy? Someone I follow on Twitter remarked today she'd picked her crop. Described the apples in very much similar terms, including having to dehydrate or freeze them as they only keep for a few weeks.
- Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:50 pm
- Forum: Fruit and Nuts
- Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
- Replies: 12
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We've found several, over the years, tried once or twice to grow them on with mixed success - they seem to get to a certain size then give up. However, we read, in various places, that either a) the plants don't produce fruit or b) they need to be about 7' tall before they do. Either way it isn't pa...
I've never made the wine but the best beer we ever made was this with a bag of unidentified hops I'd bought to make sleep pillows. https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/2008/10/simple-and-cheap-beer-made-with-real-hops/ The sleep pillows were good too - mix the hops with dried marjoram and lavender...
- Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:43 pm
- Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
- Topic: help identifying wild plum-type fruit
- Replies: 10
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can you make a vodka or gin liquor with them like you can sloes? Abso-flippin-lutely you can. :lol: I haven't made any in a while but basically put as many as you can fit into a container, pricking them first. Then pack as much sugar in as you can get in and leave somewhere for a few weeks, giving ...