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by Pach
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Anyone know what these are?
Replies: 5
Views: 3165

Re: Anyone know what these are?

Thanks. Guess I won't be making wine out of them, then!
by Pach
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 9690

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

Look like minnows. When I was a kid (Midlands) I caught lots of them and put them in a pond. They can grow to 5 inch, though I don't ever recall any white spots on any of them.
by Pach
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 115957

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Right now, 80 litre of plum rakia. I have not tried making wine, but I have two elderberry trees laden with fruit that are begging me to give it a try. Hi Pach! In your Neck of the woods doesn't Rakia refer to brandy? Just to point out to Isher's that a good number of countries around where Pach is...
by Pach
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: a bucket full of peaches....wine?
Replies: 16
Views: 5213

Re: a bucket full of peaches....wine?

Yes and yes. The stones don't matter a monkey's hoot. Some people get paranoid about cyanide content, but there's less in there than in apple pips. If you leave the stones in for a couple of months, you may (just MAY) end up with a very slight almond flavour - not necessarily a bad thing. But it's ...
by Pach
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: a bucket full of peaches....wine?
Replies: 16
Views: 5213

Re: a bucket full of peaches....wine?

I have fermented peaches without adding yeast, I think you would need to keep skins though.
by Pach
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 115957

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Right now, 80 litre of plum rakia. I have not tried making wine, but I have two elderberry trees laden with fruit that are begging me to give it a try. Hi Pach! In your Neck of the woods doesn't Rakia refer to brandy? Just to point out to Isher's that a good number of countries around where Pach is...
by Pach
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Marrow
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

Re: Marrow

I grew quite a few this year as the yield is so good. Totally sick of them; there's only so much marrow stew, curry, soup, pickle a person can take. Even the dogs hardly touch them any more.
by Pach
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What i'm brewing at the moment
Replies: 356
Views: 115957

Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Right now, 80 litre of plum rakia. I have not tried making wine, but I have two elderberry trees laden with fruit that are begging me to give it a try.
by Pach
Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Moving country to be self sufficient
Replies: 62
Views: 15318

Re: Moving country to be self sufficient

We moved to Bulgaria from UK three years ago. We had no connections here, so was a little scary, but it turned out to be far easier than we imagined. Bulgarians are wonderful people, very welcoming and helpful, and houses are ridiculously cheap, you can get a cottage with acre of land for 5000 euro,...
by Pach
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: 'Wild' yellow Plums !!
Replies: 11
Views: 6481

Re: 'Wild' yellow Plums !!

There are many of these growing wild in Bulgaria, the fruit is yellow, not much bigger than cherries. They are often used to make rakia.
by Pach
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: Herbs

Flat parsley and curly, mint, spearmint, thyme (grows like crazy), lavender, lemon balm, coriander, bay, garlic, chives, oregano, rosemary, cat mint, dill. Ginger, well, maybe, just an experiment. Nobody else mentioned dill. Fresh dill in salads is wonderful.
by Pach
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Chickpeas
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: Chickpeas

I have grown chickpeas but the yield is quite low, lentils similar. I not sure it's worth the trouble.
by Pach
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: How many sweet corn cobs per plant?
Replies: 17
Views: 8647

Re: How many sweet corn cobs per plant?

I have noticed some people here grow corn and potatoes close together, alternate rows about 10 inch apart. Does anyone know reason for this?
by Pach
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 59767

Re: What are you havesting

Potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, chillis, onions, okra, far too many courgettes, some strange courgette/pumpkin things, plums, apricots, peaches, mullberries, various herbs. Last of beetroot/beans. Also purslane (I used to pull this up when weeding). Heat wave seems to have killed off corn and cucumber,...