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by Potter's Farm
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Gardeners please help
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Re: Gardeners please help

There have been trials of not pinching out side shoots on indoor toms as this reduces the risk of the blight spores entering the plants through the cut surface. I've not tried this myself but might look into it next year. All of my outdoor toms and a few indoor had blight this year, as did my potato...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!

Thanks guys. I saw Monty Don too, the day after I posted on here.....maybe he read my post?!! I thought the flowering was due to poor watering, I have a 2nd sowing that are smaller but not flowering, I'll keep on top of the water and let you know how it goes
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make £22 a day?
Replies: 15
Views: 11380

Re: make £22 a day?

Hey Mrs H, I'm a Mrs H too!! We make money by selling herbs as sugested above, but we also buy olive oil in bulk and flavour it with the home grown oils, chilli or garlic. There's a bottle supplier in Sandyford, s. Dublin who do deliver, they're caled Alpack Packaging. We go to various car boot sale...
by Potter's Farm
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from sunny Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Hi from sunny Ireland

Thanks for the lovely welcome everyone!! Taking delivery of a donkey as we speak, it was keeping a neighbour's bull company but is no longer wanted - going to put in in our hay meadow with our sheep to keep the grass down over winter.
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Herb Garden Guidance
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Herb Garden Guidance

Use a free draining, low nutrient compost in the pots, it helps reduce waterlogging in the winter months which most herbs dislike. Mix in some grit too, about a 50/50 mix of compost and grit.
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!

I am having prolems with my celeriac, about half of the plants i've got have set flowers. I dug a couple up of the flowering ones today and found that they have no swollen root at all. I have been pulling away the lower leaves as the plants grow as this is supposed to encourage root development. The...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from sunny Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Hi from sunny Ireland

Thanks!!
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Goats
Replies: 15
Views: 3792

Re: Goats

Hi Alice. We keep 2 goats at the moment. We were given a 2 yr old goatling, but as they are herd creatures a single goat will often form a far too strong attachment to its keepers, it'll see you as its herd member!! We bought another several weeks later as she had kidded and we wanted to have a milk...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: how much to feed a pig
Replies: 5
Views: 2760

Re: how much to feed a pig

Hi. We were told it was a pound per pig per day of a grower's ration too, but up to a max of 6lbs. We give our pigs half ration per day and make up the rest with whatever glut of veg we have at the moment, along with cooked potatoes which our local potato farm sells us for 50c per 25kg bad (its the ...
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: what to do with a glut of eggs????
Replies: 16
Views: 6174

Re: what to do with a glut of eggs????

We pickle lots of eggs but I have read somewhere that they are ok to freeze (out of their shells). I keep meaning to try this when we have a glut of eggs but have never managed to do it as my eldest is a fanatical cake baker and uses them all up!!
by Potter's Farm
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from sunny Ireland
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Hi from sunny Ireland

Hello.....My husband and I, along with 3 children packed up and moved to a 2 acre smallholding in the south east of Ireland 6 months ago in a bid to have a different way of life than the one we were experiencing in the UK. We have 2 goats that provide milk, hens and ducks for both meat and eggs, pig...