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by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Culling our pigs
Replies: 16
Views: 3864

Re: Culling our pigs

"but when i can buy "free range" eggs in the supermarket for less than £2 I think charging over £4 for the same quantity because they come from a farm shop is a ott. Same problem with chickens, my butcher: £8-11 (free range and local), farm shop £28.50 and it was a small (ie would feed 3, just, as a...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

[quote="Odsox"]Thanks for that. I haven't grown Latah as I really prefer indeterminate cordon varieties, bush ones tend to annoy me by wanting horizontal space when there is plenty of vertical space available. What does it taste like compared to the Gardener's Delight ? Bush tomatoes are a bit like ...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Preserving roasted peppers in oil
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Preserving roasted peppers in oil

recipe from River Cottage Preserves book (p198). It is originally for Asparagus preserved in oil but suggests substituting with char-grilled peppers. bring 200ml of water and 300 ml of cider or white wine vinegar to the boil, then it's removed from the heat and covered to keep warm. The char grilled...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Paths between raised beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Paths between raised beds

I agree with Boboff, Ebay is very good for landscape fabric. Also, if you want to peg it down, a box of 4 or 6 inch nails are a lot cheaper than the pegs you can buy, so you can use a few more and secure it down really well, if you have to cut the fabric to size it will fray so I cut it a bit wider ...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Are we entering a new mini ice age?
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Are we entering a new mini ice age?

[(Incidentaly, the 'mini-iceages' of the 17th and late 19th century were due to large volcanic eruptions dumping huge ammounts of dust into the atmosphere causing 'global dimming' and blocking the Sun's rays. Mt St Helens had a much lesser, but recorded effect in the 1980s.) MW[/quote] I was wonderi...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Paths between raised beds
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Paths between raised beds

I use landscape fabric and then woodchip on top, it lasts quite a while and is fairly cheap, we used to watch out for tree surgeons working in the area and they are often glad to tip a load of chips free of charge on your drive, did used to buy some from tree surgeons too, usually about twenty quid ...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes for low light levels ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

Re: Tomatoes for low light levels ?

[I'd be very interested to hear how your heirloom tomatoes are growing this year in this dreary weather, although if I remember right you have had a little more sun in the north this spring than we've had down here. I'm waiting for Met Eireann to release their solar radiation figures for this year,...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for grass
Replies: 5
Views: 3979

Re: 101 uses for grass

10. Good compost activator, especially if you have added a lot of browns 11. Useful for increasing the amount of bulk in the compost heap 12. An excuse not to go to a boring social do, would love to come etc, but I really should mow the grass When I had a house in the town, I kept gradually increasi...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hey folks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Hey folks!

Hi Sam and welcome.
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Are we entering a new mini ice age?
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Are we entering a new mini ice age?

After another awful summer, we have only just been able to make hay for the animals, cut it on wednesday, been turning it by hand to get it dry and managed to get it into the barn this evening before it pees down with rain tonight. The old folk here remember in years gone by that everyone made hay, ...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 8567

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

I do not use fluoride toothpaste as I would prefer not to use a by product of the phosphate chemical industry, the fluoride action network have some interesting articles. I have not used fluoride toothpaste for 20 years, can't remember when I last had a filling, I am 52, have white teeth and use my ...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products
Replies: 42
Views: 8567

Re: safe alternitives to harmful beautie products

What about all the Faith in Nature products, use all their shampoos, conditioners, shower liquid, Kingfisher toothpaste, they make one that is also free from fluoride as well as other rubbish, Green people make sunblock which works very well and is great for kids, have used all these products for ma...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Storing Main Crop Spuds
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: Storing Main Crop Spuds

my maincrop potatoes are always ready for harvest around the middle of August every year, I do it on purpose so as I get a decent crop even if I get blight. this year I lopped off all the foliage due to blight a week ago, but I think we have a reasonable crop. About 7 years ago, I started storing my...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Corn Juice
Replies: 29
Views: 3545

Re: Corn Juice

No Demi, not the stuff you can see.... You should NEVER eat corn without Juicing it first, or else it just comes out in your pooooooooooo looking like, well like it did when it went in! ( ok you have to chew it first!) This is so interesting, could we have a series of photo's to illustrate, plus wi...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?
Replies: 16
Views: 13813

Re: Paper Log Makers - The Best One?

We got the one in the CAT catalogue. It was ok but you need an awful lot of pressure to get the water out which is tricky as if you put too much pressure on the handles they were in danger of getting bent, then the bricks took an age to dry out, if you could find one that you stand on that would do ...