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by JT101
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Identify plant
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: Identify plant

I guess it could be. Hard to say. But it is prolific.
by JT101
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wheat species
Replies: 9
Views: 4208

Re: Wheat species

Does the same apply to barley then, because that's mostly what I have

Thanks
by JT101
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wheat species
Replies: 9
Views: 4208

Re: Wheat species

Hi again This is the state of my (mostly barley) now http://www.thebreadcrumbtrail.org/gallery3/index.php/Misc-Travel/Eco-Living/Allotment/Wheat-Barley/Harvesting I read that you harvest when the stalks are yellow, and the head starts to dip. Well they're not all completely yellow. I'm worried about...
by JT101
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Identify plant
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Identify plant

Can anyone identify this plant. Seems to keep springing up on my plot. Hopefully it's an edible weed

http://www.thebreadcrumbtrail.org/galle ... fied-plant


Thanks
by JT101
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wheat species
Replies: 9
Views: 4208

Re: Wheat species

Thanks to everyone for replies. Now i know what I have, makes life a lot easier.

I gather I just wait until the stalks turn brittle and yellow before harvesting barley and wheat?
by JT101
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wheat species
Replies: 9
Views: 4208

Wheat species

Hi all I covered my allotment plot in straw. The farm where I bought it from, said the shoots popping up were left over wheat kernels. I wanted to grow wheat anyway, so I thought great. Now all the plants are fully grown, I've noticed I have three varieties of plant. I'm pretty sure I know which one...
by JT101
Sun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Homemade Vinegar
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: Homemade Vinegar

Hi, thanks for the reply. I'm in exactly the same situation you were in. Undrinkable homemade wine!! Can't see it go to waste. What I meant was, if the vinegar comes out too strong to use on salads e.g. say it was 10%; can I just dilute it with water until it tastes ok, or from a health point of vie...
by JT101
Sun May 05, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Homemade Vinegar
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Homemade Vinegar

I think I have just one question.

Rather than go through the process of titration, can you not just dilute the vinegar to taste?
by JT101
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar collector for greenhouse heating
Replies: 14
Views: 9683

Re: Solar collector for greenhouse heating

Hi Chuck

How did you get on with the system. Is it up and running? I am wanting to do something very similar. Thanks
by JT101
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Which fruit & nut trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3533

Re: Which fruit & nut trees

Oldjerry, what does the back end mean?
by JT101
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Which fruit & nut trees
Replies: 8
Views: 3533

Which fruit & nut trees

Can I have some suggestions of the best small fruit and nut trees, lowest maintenance to grow I have an allotment plot 14ft x 45ft in SE London. Get a fair amount of sunshine. Site is exposed and soil has high clay content Site rules dictate a height of no more than about 8ft. I reckon I could get t...
by JT101
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Chitted Potatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Re: Chitted Potatoes

It's been three days now. ANy ideas roughly how long before I should expect anything to come through?

Thanks
by JT101
Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Chitted Potatoes
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Chitted Potatoes

I put my bag of Maris pipers I bought at the end of march in a cool dark shed and only pull them out the other day. They've grown the spindly white shoots. Are they any good to plant now? Can I salvage them. If so, how?
by JT101
Wed May 23, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polythene - white or clear
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Polythene - white or clear

Ok. I've had a day to view the results of what I've done. I guess I got a bit confused actually. When I started all this secondary "glazing/insulation" on the inside of my glass greenhouse it was cold and wet, espeically at night. Now I'm just finishing it, and this hot weather has come. My greenhou...
by JT101
Tue May 22, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Polythene - white or clear
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Polythene - white or clear

Inside the greenhouse as a secondary layer.