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by Green Aura
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2765

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Not got much to look back on - we've been woefully un-self-sufficientish this year. The polytunnel has gone to neighbours who have rebuilt it in a much more sheltered spot and are making much better use of it than we were able. However, we converted my old therapy room (it's a fab little room which ...
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5254

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Odsox wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:19 pm
not sure I would be allowed to after Brexit
Oh heavens, I hadn't even considered personal mail restrictions.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5254

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Odsox wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
So far they've ignored me, but I'm not going to push my luck.
Sound plan.

How long do they take to fruit if, for example I were to sow some seed right now!!!!
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5254

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Are you growing strawberries in your hydroponic system? Just wondering if I could do some in my little one.
by Green Aura
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 61802

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

We've got one of those soundbars with a separate sub-woofer - doesn't help much, I'm afraid.
by Green Aura
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 61802

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I know exactly what you mean, ina. The background music hurts but if you turn it down to a manageable level you can't hear the dialogue. I don't know who thought it was a good idea. We have often stopped watching a film because we couldn't find a workable sound level.
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1878

Re: Malvern show

I'm always interested in herbal teas (like you, Skippy, I like some more than others) so I investigated the rosebay willowherb tea. Very interesting. Apparently it was the beverage of choice in Czarist Russia, where it was not only drunk as a green (fresh or dried) tea but also fermented into a blac...
by Green Aura
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 38
Views: 13059

Re: Composty questions

I think ina might have been referring to you, weedo. :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 38
Views: 13059

Re: Composty questions

Maybe you could complete the burning of some of it for potash. I wonder if wheatstraw ashes would make lye? Hmm, haystack soap.

Otherwise compost it and/or use some as mulch, as you've already said.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fancy a place on the farm?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Fancy a place on the farm?

I didn't get past the title, skippy. What an appalling idea.

It reminds me of the Ben Elton book, Stark.
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Water, water everywhere...

Indeed. We were awake really early this morning so got up to have a cheeky cup of tea. Next thing we knew there was a deluge out the back of the house - from the North - that sounded like hail (I was still in my pyjamas so didn't venture out to look!). OH started laughing. The weather forecast for o...
by Green Aura
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5254

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Well we've just harvested our entire crop of apples - after cutting out a few chewed bits we've got 4.4kg. They're all shapes and sizes so we're going to make a gallon of scrumpy.

We may have to buy some apple juice to top it up to a gallon.:lol:
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Right Said Flo
Replies: 20
Views: 1386

Re: Right Said Flo

It's good to support local small businesses where possible. Keeps people in jobs and the local economies healthy. I learned all about "local multiplier effect" when I went on a course about Social Enterprises.
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1878

Re: Malvern show

Absolutely. Plus our council has given us one of the small wheelie bins for plastics and tins, but then they decided we should put cardboard in the same bin - they must think these bins are the Tardis!
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 5254

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Abslutely fine. They're now competeing with a spider plant, thatwhich managed to root itself in the same pot, and holding their own nicely. I harvest once a year, change the compost and leave a few bits in. They just keep coming back and rather attractive plants, to boot. We don't get a huge crop bu...