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by Flo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Brexit

Knowing which seed company is not owned by another is something I'm not good at ....
by Flo
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Brexit

Suttons Seeds website says that they will post to the EU but there are various hoops to jump through. May change of course and they just haven't got round to it.
by Flo
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 25297

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

The minion allotment worker daughter has taken up jam and chutney making with a lot of the fruit glut we have had this year. I've found her a lot of jam jars to help with that. Didn't do at all well on the onions - late start, jackdaws pulling up - so those have had to be shop bought for the chutney...
by Flo
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 132
Views: 50142

Re: What are you harvesting now?

It's going to be beetroot and red cabbage for pickling if the promised jars turn up.
by Flo
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Got the Signoff...

Just got to run it passed the works management of course. They may not see things the same as the lady in your life Viper.
by Flo
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Getting the fundamentals right
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Getting the fundamentals right

Obviously none of us are prepared to live off grid and provide all our own utilities. That's a whole different way of being self sufficient.
by Flo
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Getting the fundamentals right
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Getting the fundamentals right

If there is one thing that 2020 has shown, if your lifestyle basics aren't right you are never going to be self sufficient. I've spent the last couple of months renewing some of the basics on the allotment I plan to keep next year in order to ensure that I can grow as much as possible. After 13 year...
by Flo
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 132
Views: 50142

Re: What are you harvesting now?

We've just finished clearing plums, pears and cooking apples. Am still in the process of clearing eating apples as these are easy to reach and don't require the minions to go up ladders. Also the daughter has discovered that the decorative crab apples can actually be used for jam so that's something...
by Flo
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

:lol: Maybe it's gooseberries don't like you DnD
by Flo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 7668

Re: Allotment the 2nd

At least you know the pitfalls now. Hope that you will be welcomed back - best to leave your name on the waiting list mind.
by Flo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 28757

Re: Not buying new

Picture of growing things in cakes livens a boring day. :lol:
by Flo
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

If you’re going to cook with them, look for slightly under ripe – but not rock-hard – berries. For eating raw, choose berries that yield to the touch, and are juicy. You can check before picking can't you? Have you tried making something like crumble to see if that is as bad as the jam? Do you think...
by Flo
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 28757

Re: Not buying new

Now I didn't know that Ina. Should have asked here first.
by Flo
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 28757

Re: Not buying new

I come back to this ancient conversation as I'm reducing my allotments back to 1 from 2 after three years. We've a waiting list for a change so it's not fair to keep two as they are big ones. It's recycling I suppose. However, I want to take cuttings and fruit bushes from the newer one back to the o...
by Flo
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 2421

Re: Lock down clear outs

Sheesh. Friday morning was the morning that was. Of the 4 sites with allotments on them, the biggest one has 40 full sized plots. We managed to persuade the association treasurer to pay for a second skip in the last 6 weeks to get rid of all the rubbish that folks had collected over the years. You'd...