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by Flo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 32052

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Nah - let the world know what's become of these unwanted bags. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2169

Re: Onions

Save the seeds after they flower.
by Flo
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2169

Re: Onions

There's discussion over on one of the gardening forums about the onion sets going to seed this year. In the UK they are supposed to be heat treated but people are wondering if this always happens of late. Also heat and dry weather seems to affect whether or not seed heads form.
by Flo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: Food waste

Tinned and packet is fine for a bit longer unless you have someone in the house who is convinced that using a tin of baked beans after midnight on the last day of the use by date will poison you. There's a few of them around.
by Flo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2169

Re: Onions

You can take your choice of what is misbehaving on allotments round here. Different things for different people.
by Flo
Thu May 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2169

Re: Onions

It's still an odd year, temperatures here have been mid 20's by day and mid 10's overnight for a few weeks and still a lot of things are well behind. I thought plants were supposed to catch up, but perhaps nobody told them. Listen I have a whole literary of things I have done wrong never mind thing...
by Flo
Thu May 31, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: Food waste

Both dates are guidance. Storage is important. Buying too much is often more of a problem. I suspect that if people only bought what they were going to use over the next week or so there would be a lot less of a hang up about best before and use by.
by Flo
Fri May 25, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: Food waste

I suspect a little more of this might be good as I think that a lot of customers are at the root of food waste problems.
tips to keep food fresh beyond its best before date
by Flo
Thu May 24, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 2169

Re: Onions

Good grief - a dearth of growers, where is the ish mindset! Mind I wish my veg would get their act together and catch up with the season. They are growing and I'm still waiting. 'twas the snow at Easter what stopped things.
by Flo
Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2713

Re: Compost worms

Yep that looks somewhat familiar. At least we have more rain than you but at the moment - I'll join you in places on the newer plot looking like that and short of worms and other life.
by Flo
Fri May 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sharpe's Express
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Sharpe's Express

You are supposed to plant crops in different beds each year to stop the build up of diseases.
by Flo
Thu May 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Cloned
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Cloned

Oops sorry
by Flo
Wed May 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Cloned
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Cloned

:lol: No but it allows her to talk to herself.
by Flo
Wed May 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 6164

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

Or that it was the opposite and he's still recovering....
by Flo
Tue May 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1491

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

Nope. By the time you get to the airport (and back from it) as a non driver it's a total waste of time and energy. Flying is something you do for a living (armed forces, air crew) or purely for pleasure (gliding, paragliding, microlight) not as a reason to go anywhere.