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by ina
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: What are you harvesting now?

There are probably some broad beans in the garden. I've not been feeling well enough to do anything out there - it looks bloody awful. All my energy goes into work. :(
by ina
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Crop Rotation

My rotation always goes to pot... I mostly try not to grow the same stuff in the same place two years running.
by ina
Mon May 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 56049

Re: Banish Plastic

I think even the calves feet and knuckle of veal would be difficult to get these days...
by ina
Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 56049

Re: Banish Plastic

The main argument for the use of so much plastic in wrapping fruit and veg is, of course, that it will keep longer and incur less damage during transport. And that has to be taken into consideration. As long as we don't have the local production and distribution that we'd all like, how much more pro...
by ina
Mon May 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Summer's coming

Weedo wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Summers gone - first frost this morning but only light; daytime temps dropping below 20-C. The cold, "lazy" winds are here - they are the ones that are too lazy to blow around you so go straight through
Sounds like our weather! "Heatwave" here - I think it got as high as 17 today...
by ina
Mon May 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 56049

Re: Banish Plastic

Some supermarkets have already stopped using black plastic trays for their meat, as that seemingly can't be recycled. Or rather, the sensors can't recognise black plastic - it could be recycled if that worked... Nice little changes everywhere - just too slow for my liking!
by ina
Sat May 11, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: A nation of hoarders

It's when we have too much stuff for which we don't have a need short term or long term I think that's the crux of the matter - who knows whether there will be a need, long term? And I've got rather good at ignoring marketing, i.e. adverts... Couldn't think of a single thing I bought because I'd se...
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Summer's coming

Green Aura wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Don't forget wind, ina. :roll:
How could I.

Freezing this morning, but the sun is shining now - so here's hoping.
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: A nation of hoarders

Green Aura wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 10:32 am
I am a bit of a hoarder too, but mainly yarn, fabric and cookware
That's me, too. And old clothes - waiting for when the fashion comes round again! :lol: (Oh, and the figure, of course. :roll: )
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Hello from UK

Welcome, Barbara!
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 56049

Re: Banish Plastic

I have been using jam jars for bottling fruit - just place 4 (all that fit) in my largest pot, fill with water and boil for half an hour or so. No need for freezer, or plastic - works great for gluts of berries. Oh, and no sugar, either; I use apple juice instead of sugar syrup as some recipes tell ...
by ina
Thu May 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 8354

Re: What are you growing right now?

You all seem to be about 3 months ahead of me... Even the plants I've started off in the house aren't going anywhere - it's just too cold! And I've had a definite problem getting courgette to germinate. Not usually diffficult.
by ina
Tue May 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Hello

Hi Kanner - what part of the world are you based?
by ina
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Summer's coming

I'm just the opposite, I love it when the wind is in the north east. It means all the weather has to travel down the whole of Scotland and then down the whole of Ireland, by which time there are no clouds at all. I think it's Maggie who gets most of the clouds - and rain! :mrgreen: I just hope the ...
by ina
Mon May 06, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3939

Re: Summer's coming

Weedo wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Summer is (hopefully) over here finally - temps down to high 20's C and nights down to the teens.
And we are still in single figures here... Crazy.