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by ina
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 21
Views: 5730

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Hiya - and welcome!
by ina
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1796

Re: How much space do I need?

Right now I feel like I need a degree in horticulture... There is so much information and so many things to consider, I don´t really know where to start. I know - you can have too much information! Start small. A degree in horticulture doesn't guarantee that you are a perfect grower... I have a deg...
by ina
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1796

Re: How much space do I need?

I'm never that organised... Courgettes/squashes etc go on the compost - next year that gets spread out over other beds. Otherwise, although I do try to follow crop rotation, I generally end up planting where there's space! And don't forget, one person can only eat so much of a certain veg, especiall...
by ina
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Hello

Hi Herbivore - I'm also originally from Germany... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

But I live in Scotland. I wish I had an old house with 2000 m2 and lots of trees! Everything a bit smaller here, but we do what we can.

Welcome to Ish! :wave:
by ina
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

Odsox wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:51 pm

I think though I'll stick to wine made in warmer countries as I drink mainly red.
Elderberry? Bramble? Elderberry is almost like port... And one of the best I ever made was black currant.
by ina
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

Odsox wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:33 pm

If I had to stick to local it would have to be Guinness. :iconbiggrin:
There's excellent local wine in Scotland. Not quite as local to you as to me - but try Cairn o'Mohr... :drunken:
by ina
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

At Lidl's the normal cucumbers aren't wrapped... Yes, that's really difficult, the shelf life problem.
by ina
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

And the stupid thing is - it's the organic cucumbers that are shrink wrapped, and not the ordinary ones. Because otherwise nobody'd know which ones are organic. (Stickers alone don't work, as too many naughty people would just swap them...) Solution? Buy in a shop that only does organic - and hope t...
by ina
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

Well, you do have to be able to stock a few things, for bad weather (or Brexit...). I do use tins - not as first preference, of course. If I didn't, I would at least have to have a freezer, and that would not be terribly environment friendly either! Tins seem to be much easier to recycle, that's true.
by ina
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

If people wouldn't buy it, it wouldn't be done. Educating the masses is the problem; they can't see anything wrong with it, because "otherwise it wouldn't be on offer, would it!". I never buy strawberries out of the local season (and even then very rarely, only when the bloody blackbirds have had al...
by ina
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 43
Views: 7466

Re: No plastic

Oh the irony of it... I think one of the points of organic accreditation should be packaging - and another one transport. It's what I look at, anyway, when I buy produce. I can't think it's a good idea to sell organic blueberries from Chile in the middle of winter here (in a plastic container, of co...
by ina
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1812

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

I have curtains like that... They were bought for the previous house I lived in, but never used. I know where the sewing machine is, but can't find all the bits. Always something... Some of the rain this morning looked like sleet, too. At least I managed to get the onions out yesterday. Most importa...
by ina
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 2358

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

Wind always is the problem... I think there are gutter/pipe kits that you can get for sheds - have been meaning to get one for years.
by ina
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 92
Views: 46494

Re: What are you reading?

A friend of mine sent me a few books from Germany - I like to keep up where I can with German literature. Highly recommendable a book by Julia von Lucadou: Die Hochhausspringering. Unfortunately not yet available in English. Maybe never will be. It's a bit like a continuation of 1984, and unfortunat...
by ina
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: Compostable plastic bags

Somehow, plastic you don't want to degrade, does very easily; and the stuff that's supposed to be compostable, isn't! Just this morning, I tried to pick up a bucket that's been out in the garden for at least a year, ex-fat balls, and it crumbled in my hands. I have loads of bucket standing around to...