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by darkbrowneggs
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Veg storage
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Veg storage

There is an interesting book on storage
Root Cellaring Interestingly it is by Michael Buble (who I hadnt even heard of til the recent TV ads) but I don't think its the same one :iconbiggrin: Edit Sorry Michael Bubel :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:

All the best
Sue
by darkbrowneggs
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Vegetables in the shade
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Re: Vegetables in the shade

I think pretty well all veg and fruit prefers open and sunlight, but some I have tried and which seem to survive in my shady part, and give some results are Root Artichokes Rhubarb Raspberries Wild Strawberries Lettuce might be ok also but I have too many slugs in my shady part to make that an optio...
by darkbrowneggs
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from East Yorkshire
Replies: 17
Views: 2129

Re: Hello from East Yorkshire

Hi from a newbie in Worcestershire

Sue - Its wet and windy here today but seems to be turning a bit milder
by darkbrowneggs
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Newcastle
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: Hello from Newcastle

Hi and welcome from another newcomer to the forum

Sue - In wet and windy Worcestershire
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........
Replies: 17
Views: 3012

Re: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........

Sorry - I was maybe thinking of others who are here in the UK - but they still have useful seed-saving info.

What about taking a look on Ebay for cheap seed options? Or maybe buy a larger packet, split it and sell the surplus on ebay?

All the best
Sue
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........
Replies: 17
Views: 3012

Re: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........

Lidl are excellent value, their smaller packets (here in France) are only 29c and the bigger packets about 50 - 70c (can't remember offhand). Normally in France we are paying about €3.50 for a packet of seeds! They don't have a vast selection in Lidl but do have the basics and I haven't had any pro...
by darkbrowneggs
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........
Replies: 17
Views: 3012

Re: when you only need a LITTLE BIT of seeds........

Hi Berti - The seeds here in the UK seem very expensive, and have a very small amount in the packet, but Lidl do reasonably priced ones with a reasonable quantity of seeds as well - I don't know if there are branches in your country, but it might be worth a try. If I don't want to use them all I fol...
by darkbrowneggs
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from northern Sweden =)!
Replies: 12
Views: 1182

Re: Hello from northern Sweden =)!

Hello from Sue in Worcestershire - just joined the site myself, and everyone seems very friendly. Thanks for all my welcomes folks :wave:
by darkbrowneggs
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Worcestershire Herefordshire borders
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Hello from Worcestershire Herefordshire borders

Hi there and welcome! :wave: Don't think I've ever seen eggs quite that brown! Hi there and thanks for the welcome - I think I had some even darker last year, but it doesn't happen all the time. Marans eggs are formed white shelled, then as they pass through the oviduct they are "painted" with the ...
by darkbrowneggs
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Worcestershire Herefordshire borders
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Re: Hello from Worcestershire Herefordshire borders

Hi and welcome! :wave: Are those dark brown eggs what your cuckoo marans lay? Thanks for the welcom Millymollymandy Yes those are from my hens. They were some of the darkest they laid last year and not every egg is that dark, but they are all a lovely rich colour. This (hope it works) is a photo of...
by darkbrowneggs
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Honey Contamination
Replies: 14
Views: 8632

Re: Honey Contamination

Hi - I did keep bees, but unfortunately they got killed by spray last spring (I have four top bar hives surplus to requirements now if anyone is interested plus bee lure to attract swarms) The factories make "runny honey" by heat treating it, which I think destroys a lot of the vitamins and changes ...
by darkbrowneggs
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: DOES ANYONE KNOW IF I CAN BUY & GROW MULBERRY
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW IF I CAN BUY & GROW MULBERRY

I planted a tree/bush about 3 or 4 years ago, and although it hasn't grown much yet I was amazed to have fruit from it last season, not an enormous crop but enough to make it worth picking - though I did eat most of them as I went along ;-)

Sue
by darkbrowneggs
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Worcestershire Herefordshire borders
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

Hello from Worcestershire Herefordshire borders

Hi All - Found your forum looking for something else and it looks very interesting, so thought I would join up I am Sue and live in Worcestershire, which I am delighted to say is in bright sunlight this morning, yesterday had been dull all day and we had a couple of inches of snow followed by sleety...