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by seasidegirl
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Onions and health benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 6147

Re: Onions and health benefits

oh well.

Next thing they'll be telling us that the man in The Green Mile, who inhaled everyone's illnesses, was really an undercover onion and didn't really make the mouse live forever :icon_smile:
by seasidegirl
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Onions and health benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 6147

Onions and health benefits

I've copied this below from a facebook post. Unfortunately it wasn't attributed to anyone which is a shame how these things go around. Anyway I thought it was interesting. I personally would try the first part of it and ignore the advice in the second part (about not saving onion leftovers). Wow- ve...
by seasidegirl
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Alternative to double glazing
Replies: 11
Views: 7312

Re: Alternative to double glazing

The coldest windows in my house are original sash ones which were the only ones not replaced by the previous owner. They are unfortunately on the north facing (open) side of the house and include the bathroom and loo. In the winter I had the idea to hang double net curtains up and I think they have ...
by seasidegirl
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 7731

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

We've got gas central heating from a very old system that really needs replacing. It's the old type that fills up an immersion heater which I like. I believe that if we replace it we are obliged to have the new type (condensing boiler?) that means we are not allowed to have our immersion heater anym...
by seasidegirl
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Market Research into local cut flowers
Replies: 20
Views: 3335

Re: Market Research into local cut flowers

I haven't got a kindle either. I'm putting it off for as long as possible but I've been thinking that I will need one if only to work on my own writing and formatting etc. Also from the selling point of view it could make it accessible to a lot more people at a much lower price. I hope to see the bo...
by seasidegirl
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Market Research into local cut flowers
Replies: 20
Views: 3335

Re: Market Research into local cut flowers

I have read about citric acid and planned to test it but didn't get around to it. Most important for conditioning is scrupulously clean equipment, scissors, buckets and water. You need something to keep the water clean and a little something to feed the flowers. I use a splash of vinegar and some su...
by seasidegirl
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Market Research into local cut flowers
Replies: 20
Views: 3335

Re: Market Research into local cut flowers

I've got experience of cut flower growing (and selling) and am writing a book about it. Well very slowly unfortunately but it's on the way. Years ago I had a small flower stall and then when I went into growing sold flowers to florists and direct to customers at markets and school fetes, and whereve...
by seasidegirl
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2653

Re: Hello from the south coast of England

Hello,

I live on the south coast too, East Sussex. Been away from here for a while, busy in garden.

Like your garden and your blog. It looks like you've done a lot of work and you have interesting things going on.
by seasidegirl
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: no-dig
Replies: 11
Views: 2760

Re: no-dig

I think plants are a better weapon than, or as well as, mulch. If you fork or pull out what weeds you can and immediately fill the space with strong plants then the plants will become more dominant. Variety of plants too with some to block light from the soil and some to attract beneficials and othe...
by seasidegirl
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: ants and aphids ....i had NO idea
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: ants and aphids ....i had NO idea

Yes I found this out last year, or maybe the year before. It's fascinating isn't it. I was suffering with the problem on my runner beans. I read ants don't like mint so I tied some bunches to the plants, mainly near the bottom. It seemed to work and I had a load of excess mint at the time. I saw ant...
by seasidegirl
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make pellets out from wet seaweed / seagrass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: How do I make pellets out from wet seaweed / seagrass?

It's funny how sometimes you see a question like this one, and have no idea at all, but then see things around which look like solutions. Yesterday I walked into the kitchen and my husband was making pellets, by hand, out of pork luncheon meat. The pellets are for fishing bait (lake fishing which he...
by seasidegirl
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Herman the German Friendship cake
Replies: 10
Views: 3062

Re: Herman the German Friendship cake

Never tried this but feel sure it would drive me crazy. I'm with pumpkin on the space thing. Would probably put it out the way somewhere and then forget about it. Did that once with those dried peas you have to soak with a tablet (actually husband started them off and then we both forgot) result was...
by seasidegirl
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for clothes pegs
Replies: 32
Views: 32139

Re: 101 uses for clothes pegs

Ghastly? I think it's cute :-)
by seasidegirl
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: Bamboo ?

Pumpkin I'll post you a couple of roots if you want to PM me your address.