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by ina
Mon May 03, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 85332

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Sorry - yes, I remember hearing that name for it as well. It does look a bit like a cross between the two. I always tend to overcook it, though... :( It just takes minutes, if even that.
by ina
Sat May 01, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 85332

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Perennial cauliflower! I had two plants last year, one died - simply disappeared - the other one is looking very healthy with several small heads coming along nicely. Will cut the first tomorrow for Sunday dinner. :)
by ina
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14127

Re: Growing in 2021

I think your way is really the way to go forward - it always annoys me when militant vegans shout we all have to stop eating meat to save the world... Cows (and other animals) have such an important part to play in restoring/maintaining soil health, and a healthy soil is most important for future pr...
by ina
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14127

Re: Growing in 2021

Weather!

What's it like where you are? I suppose I'm not the only one battling with snow storms... Typical April weather: blizzard one minute, sunshine the next.

Fortunately, due to me not having done anything much in the garden yet, I haven't lost anything apart from daffodils.
by ina
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Time on my hands
Replies: 2
Views: 2472

Re: Time on my hands

I've just been too knackered after work - too lazy - too down in the dumps to do any cooking. I always start off in hopes at the weekend, even buying decent stuff for cooking meals for the week, but I've actually (and I never thought I'd had to admit that) had to throw out things that had gone off, ...
by ina
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Nowt doing
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: Nowt doing

I keep looking in - nowhere else to go... :(
by ina
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 11
Views: 10308

Re: Lock down clear outs

Yes, I noticed that. And I have been tempted at times, very occasionally. Most of it seems to be kids' stuff, and fancy ladies' wear - same as charity shops, really!
by ina
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14127

Re: Growing in 2021

Broad beans - that one type of seed Lidl don't do, and that's the only place I've been to so far where to buy them! What I call the yellow season has started. Crocus first, daffodils now, and dandelions and gorse all over the place. I'm still hoping to pick a portion or two of my kale. It was entire...
by ina
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 11
Views: 10308

Re: Lock down clear outs

I've kind of lost touch with freecycle. There seemed to be more and more people who looked like dealers getting in on the thing. :(
by ina
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 14127

Re: Growing in 2021

I've just managed to sow some cress on the windowsill...
by ina
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Supporting the Economy

Actually, I think a lot of the smaller shops are still stuck in the "good old times" when the man of the family went out to work and the woman had nothing better to do than the household and going shopping... Of course they could do their shopping between 9 and 5. And never needed to do it on a Sund...
by ina
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Supporting the Economy

It might be worth giving them a ring to see if you can get an order to collect out of hours or have delivered. Most small businesses are seriously struggling to get enough custom at the moment and a lot of them are offering local deliveries, or pick ups, to boost it. They don't deliver. They were s...
by ina
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 7911

Re: Supporting the Economy

My local farm shop is re-opening soon after a winter break. Unfortunately, they now won't do the late opening on Thursdays any more - was I the only customer who used that time? So now it's just another local business that only caters for people who don't have to work for a living. There are so many...
by ina
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What is there to get rid of light fluff on black laundry?
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: What is there to get rid of light fluff on black laundry?

There used to be sticky rolls that did the job. Don't know whether you can still get them. But the question was for something to put in the machine with the clothes...
by ina
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What is there to get rid of light fluff on black laundry?
Replies: 4
Views: 1617

Re: What is there to get rid of light fluff on black laundry?

No idea! A lighthearted suggestion - buy clothes in the colour of your cat... Or a black cat, if you have a lot of black clothes already.