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by Green Aura
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Ckook adventure

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Ckook adventure

:lol: Tell your granddaughter she needs to improve her chicken sexing skills. :lol: Having chickens is the only thing (probably) that OH and I disagree on. I'd have some tomorrow but himself says no. As it's the only thing I can remember not being able to change his mind on in 30+ years, I'm bowing ...
by Green Aura
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Can you tell what the seeds are?
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Can you tell what the seeds are?

I'm guessing it's this

http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce ... _10840.php

Otherwise, not clue, sorry.
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: New season veg

:mrgreen:
We've got trusses on the Red Robin - they were the ones we started in the hydroponic unit but proved far too tall. They're well ahead of all the others though.

We also have lots of lettuce - care of the aforementioned hydroponics.
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 8
Views: 737

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

This chap has some very interesting suggestions, plus there's a link to a previous page. I've not looked at it in detail but he explains the benefits of each companion plant so you might find what you require. https://chriscondello.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/practical-permaculture-planting-under-fruit...
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: German supermarkets in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: German supermarkets in Ireland

I hope they learn they other way too, ina. They recently did a vegan range and my daughter was so enamoured she virtually cleaned out one store and wrote to them to ask if it could become a permanent range, not just a one-off. She got a very nice response, saying they'd had loads of similar requests...
by Green Aura
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 578

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: 26
Views: 1879

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: 26
Views: 1879

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: 687

Re: Hops

:thumbright:
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 687

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: 629

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: 562

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: 413

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: 26
Views: 1879

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 ...