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by Biscombe
Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Great Mosquito War 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

Re: The Great Mosquito War 2012

Make your own repellant. Get hold of all the things mozzies hate, basil, lemon grass, citronella, pelargonium leaves, also cloves blend and add vegetable oil. Cook in a bain marie over a very low heat for an hour or pop the mix in a hot greenhouse for a day. Strain and you have a very effective repe...
by Biscombe
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Flowers
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Flowers

I don't like the taste which is a shame because it's our main weed at this time of year, our chickens love it though, nothing gets wasted!
by Biscombe
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Juicing Romaine letuce, broccol;i, purslane, parsley, basil.
Replies: 23
Views: 1363

Re: Juicing Romaine letuce, broccol;i, purslane, parsley, ba

No need to point that out, I have a very healthy diet, more or less 80% of what I eat is what I grow and is in season, I bake my own bread, make my own pasta, cheese and yoghurt, I just don't see the point in juicing everything!
by Biscombe
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Juicing Romaine letuce, broccol;i, purslane, parsley, basil.
Replies: 23
Views: 1363

Re: Juicing Romaine letuce, broccol;i, purslane, parsley, ba

Far far far too healthy for me, give me something I can chomp on any day!
by Biscombe
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Cropredy 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2510

Re: Cropredy 2012

Would love to see Richard Thompson, and Croperdy again (a stayed there a little while on my narrowboat) but this is my festival of choice! http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/ I think I'm the only person who lives in Spain who goes to Blackpool for a holiday!
by Biscombe
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Portugal Smallholding for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: Portugal Smallholding for Sale

I'm tempted, I'll have to work hard on convincing the other half! I'm looking for ways of being mortgage free! It looks like such a lovely place, I love the setting. Just out of interest do you have an unlimited supply of water? Do you have enough water during the summer months? just asking because ...
by Biscombe
Tue May 29, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato identification ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: Tomato identification ?

Green Aura wrote:I can't remember what they were called but we got them from the States - "plum lemon"?
Not Plum Lemon,I'm growing it this year, the fruits are plumper
by Biscombe
Sun May 27, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Plant Food
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Re: Plant Food

I tend to spoil my plants! the veg plots get horse manured every time we put in new plants. I also have 3 dustbins full of feed around the plot. My feed is a strong mix of molasses, comfrey tea and liquid aloe vera with banana skins and left over tea, I feed flowering veg weekly and everything in po...
by Biscombe
Fri May 04, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: My Cakes
Replies: 18
Views: 4656

Re: My Cakes

Wonderful!
by Biscombe
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Swiss Chard
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Swiss Chard

Coloured varieties are great too we grow the whit, red and yellow varieties and of course theres bright lights.
by Biscombe
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Swiss Chard
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Swiss Chard

:lol: yes the neighbours! and our chickens like it too!
by Biscombe
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Swiss Chard
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Swiss Chard

Crikey Durgan we only have 15 plants and we sell organic veg boxes! How many plants do you have in your 25 foot row? It's staple in our garden which is so easy to grow. Cooking, we use it like spinach. The oxalic acid in the plant gives it a chalky taste but just pop in a small amount of bicarb in t...
by Biscombe
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The dial has moved from radio 1 to 2 and 4
Replies: 56
Views: 5756

Re: The dial has moved from radio 1 to 2 and 4

You missed radio 3! Late Junction is the best eclectic mix radio show on the air :iconbiggrin: Love the Freak Zone on 6 too. Apart from that I listen to 4! yep, old fart!!
by Biscombe
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: new member of your community ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: new member of your community ...

Hi there from an ex bargee! I lived on my narrowboat for 10 years before moving to Spain, loved every minute! :iconbiggrin: Have fun xx
by Biscombe
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Film about John Seymour?
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Film about John Seymour?

Great thanks XXXX