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by ina
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Weedo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:47 pm

Thankfully our first "normal" autumn and winter rainfall for more than 4 years so this season is shaping up well.
Distribution across the world could be better - we'd gladly let you have some!
by ina
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

P*ssing it down all day today... :( But I've just harvested one of my beloved kohlrabi. Really should grow more of them.
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Oh dear, that's twice I've mentioned the festive season. Maybe I'm looking forward to something a bit more exciting than lockdown! :lol: Are you sure it's only autumn up there? :mrgreen: The Aberdeen lockdown has partially been lifted, so I'm back at work full time from next week. I'll probably reg...
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: Supporting the Economy

I have spent a fair bit of money - all in small shops, though. Ethical gift shop, health stores, Braithwaite's for coffee, farmers' market etc.* Some of it simply stuff that I'd run out of by now, some presents. And I am now finally getting my door fixed (front door has been locked for months, and I...
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I think today is the first time I'm having a mixed salad that's 100% from the garden. Including purple sprouting broccoli - a weird plant that was from last year, grew like heck into something resembling a triffid and when I finally decided to rip it out (it was all nice big leaves), I discovered a ...
by ina
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Odsox wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:43 am
Pineapples :lol:
Plural?
by ina
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I think this is the time of year when I have most - and what did I do today? Only went and bought a huge cauliflower... I couldn't resist. Wonderful, fresh, organic, local (of course!) - better than not being able to resist cakes... :lol:
by ina
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 3441

Re: Lock down clear outs

I'm sure the toolbox will go quickly. Toolboxes never, ever seem to be big enough. I ended up with 2, and I don't have a lot of tools...
by ina
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 28615

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

:lol: And of course you ever had to pay for jars/lids, and the beans come free, too... Some of the tins of stuff in the shops are disgustingly cheap. Beans for 25p, and I saw spaghetti loops for 13 p the other day... (I only looked at the price because our local foodbank specifically requested them ...
by ina
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 28615

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:12 pm

They're cheaper for her at the moment, ina - she's using my store cupboard beans and electricity. :lol:
Ah yes. That would do it. :wink:
by ina
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 28615

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Always good to make things from scratch, but I fear that especially for baked beans it's cheaper buying them... Unless you insist on organic, then making your own might just be an advantage. It takes so much energy to boil the stuff. Jam is cheaper buying, too, unless you have a surplus of fruit, an...
by ina
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 15
Views: 3728

Re: Help with identification please

I remember quince being quite hard even when ripe - hence only being used cooked. But if it's an ornamental quince, it might not be edible anyway!
by ina
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 56954

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Broad beans, mainly... Some spinach, small courgettes, a few mange tout, beetroot leaf, and all sorts of berries. And there's a lettuce coming on, the sole survivor.
by ina
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Butterflies

They must have all gone up north this year then!
by ina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Butterflies

One cabbage white so far - not that I miss them... But hardly any others, either. I had noticed that.