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by sarahturner
Mon May 09, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Spring bees 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Spring bees 2011

I've just received my first ever nuc of bees, gonna put them in the hive tomorrow. Ther are working all 5 frames in the nuc box and were out flying yesterday. :cheers:
by sarahturner
Fri May 06, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Elderflower syrup
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

Re: Elderflower syrup

Try elderflower syrup diluted with fizzy water and add a splash or 2 of limoncello, the best thing after a day's hard digging!! :-)
by sarahturner
Fri May 06, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Complete Dried Cat Food
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: Complete Dried Cat Food

Animals will normally eat anything if they are hungry enough so if you have the heart to continue then carry on but I know from experience its difficult not to give in to them. Have you thought about getting on of those automatic feeders that run off batteries. They operate on a timer and open once ...
by sarahturner
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Red currants
Replies: 13
Views: 3709

Re: Red currants

Mine are still flowering but they are loaded with flowers. My gooseberries have the biggest crop on they've ever had. Keeping my fingers crossed that the mildew doesn't strike again.
by sarahturner
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment
Replies: 79
Views: 10543

Re: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment

Didn't get much done this weekend due to working :( :brave: BUT got 11 days off - bank hols etc so can't wait to get cracking, tomatoes and cucumbers doing well and need planting in position in the polytunnels, more peas to sow and lettuce, caulis cabbage to transplant, busy busy busy!!! Might just ...
by sarahturner
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotments under threat?
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Allotments under threat?

Already signed and shared on facebook. :salute:
by sarahturner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: slugs, slugs, slugs........
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

Re: slugs, slugs, slugs........

I've used those nematodes for the last 2 years. They're not cheap but they really work, good for the small black slugs that live under the ground that other methods struggle to control. The cheapest ones I've found are from Gardening Naturally . com
by sarahturner
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from London :)
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Hello from London :)

Hello :wave:
by sarahturner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Can I use a heated plant propergator to hatch my poultry egg
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Can I use a heated plant propergator to hatch my poultry

Incubation is quite a delicate task and needs the right humidity as well as temp and turning regularly. I wouldn't thought that a propagator would be that successful but if you look up the exact timings for turning the eggs and you have an accurate way of monitoring humidity and temp then you might ...
by sarahturner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Hello

Hello there Boris in Burnley I'm in sunny Oswaldtwistle.

from (another) Sarah
by sarahturner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onion help please
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Onion help please

I'd harvest them and use them in salads as they may bolt (go to flower). Onion sets are usually heat treated to prevent them bolting but when I try to grow them from sets they bolt so I've grown from seeds for the last 2 years. The seeds need to be sown really early the tradtional day is christmas d...
by sarahturner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Keeping celery fresh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3034

Re: Keeping celery fresh?

I just keep it in the bottom of the salad drawer in the fridge and it keeps great. :mrgreen:
by sarahturner
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Hello

Hi Sarah,
It's a permaculture design course in Chorley running one Saturday a month for a year. I'm luck in that I do food growing as a job to - I'm a community Food growing project officer with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust in Chorley so I get to go on courses like this for work too!

Sarah
by sarahturner
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Anyone else have polytunnel stress building one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1751

Re: Anyone else have polytunnel stress building one?

I agree my tunnel is from First Tunnels and we drilled pilot holes for each self tapping screw using a tiny drill bit just big enough for the screw to bite into. I found our biggest problem was making sure everything was square to everything else. Lots of swear words muttered but with the help of so...
by sarahturner
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heating a Polytunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 5916

Re: Heating a Polytunnel

Hi, I have insulated my polytunnel and heat it using a small propane heater. I used greenhouse bubble wrap to line the inside of the tunnel which lets a surprising amount of light through but keeps the heat in and then have installed a small thermostat controlled propane heater. This is enough just ...