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by kyj
Sun May 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rats in the Chook house
Replies: 9
Views: 4116

Re: Rats in the Chook house

Rats (and mice) in the chook house is always a problem here. I had a couple of rats last week, one had taken bait and was dead, the other was very much alive in a bag of shredded paper I use for nest boxes. I stamped on the bag in my size 9 boots until it stopped moving. In the past I got three mice...
by kyj
Mon May 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Don't laugh!
Replies: 30
Views: 9240

Re: Don't laugh!

I think it's brilliant - I'me having ago at hemp weaving at the moment - but nothing as good as this.
by kyj
Mon May 07, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What can you see from your window?
Replies: 60
Views: 12923

Re: What can you see from your window?

Wow - there's some amazing scenery out there :-)
by kyj
Sat May 05, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onion help
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: Onion help

That's brilliant - thankyou both.
by kyj
Sat May 05, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onion help
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Onion help

I've been growing onions from seed in my poly the last two years - they seem to get going well, but the tops don't seem to flop over and die back the way I would expect in autumn. By the time I've decided they are not going to and have lifted them, the outside layers of the onion are starting to mil...
by kyj
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What causes lots of small poatoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: What causes lots of small poatoes?

Well it's a good thought. But these were King Edwards. At least they were supposed to be.

On the other hand we had reserved seed potato from the previous year's crop, so there's always room for error (but we''ve not grown and salad varieties yet).

Thanks for all the thoughts & advice.
by kyj
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What causes lots of small poatoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: What causes lots of small poatoes?

Thanks everyone. We are always dry in the summer, but having dug a new spring just for the garden this year it's not so bad as it has been so I'm leaning away from that one. Lack of nutrients is also a perenniel problem (peaty soil), we heaped on the manure last winter which I would have hoped would...
by kyj
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What causes lots of small poatoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

What causes lots of small poatoes?

Can anyone give me any ideas as to why some of my potato plants have produced lots of small potatoes and no larger ones? Variety? Weather? Soil? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
by kyj
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?
Replies: 41
Views: 9352

Re: First life of 2012 - What are you sowing?

All this talk of sewing makes me realise I need to think about next season's seeds soon. Tomorrow I'll be sewing mizuna which is the last thing I'm planning for this year....( until spring, I'm in the Southern hemisphere). Still, we're currently in full harvest season so I can't complain too much.
by kyj
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year
Replies: 22
Views: 5413

Re: I'm pleased with my Coloured Egg layers this year

Colour me jealous - I only have white & pale brown eggs.... very impressed!