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by MINESAPINT
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Takes some believing.........
Replies: 32
Views: 3179

Takes some believing.........

You may recall I posted to say when I got new neighbours a few years ago as a gesture I took them a bucket full of gorgeous organic Pentland Dell spuds. A couple of weeks later I was talking to her daughter and asked how were the potatoes? The reply was "mummy threw them out because they were dirty"...
by MINESAPINT
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Royal Mail ceases deliveries to rural areas?
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Re: Royal Mail ceases deliveries to rural areas?

Have just received an additional letter from the councillor who sent the original letter. I am now advised that the council met the RM. The council have negotiated that our deliveries are to continue. Good news because our postie brings me some of his spare vegetable plants!
by MINESAPINT
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomatoes and blight prevention ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2495

Re: tomatoes and blight prevention ...

I will be trying one or all of those 3 recommendations next year then. I have had an acceptable crop this year off the usual suspects, alicante, moneymaker, ailsa craig etc but some plants seem to succumbing to blight now. What I can definitely report is that for the first time I bought a grow bag a...
by MINESAPINT
Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomatoes and blight prevention ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2495

Re: tomatoes and blight prevention ...

I am sure as with potatoes there is a blight league table for tomatoes which I have yet to come across. Organic growers should grow varieties that are less susceptible to blight. Anyone aware of any blight resistant varieties?
by MINESAPINT
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Hazelnut trees, taking cuttings
Replies: 9
Views: 19573

Re: Hazelnut trees, taking cuttings

I have grown about 400 hedging plants from seeds and cuttings sourced locally. Virtually all the willow cuttings were sucessful but none of the hazel. I also grew ash, crab apple, wild plum, hornbeam, field maple etc from seed.
by MINESAPINT
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: i'm making a canoe...
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

Re: i'm making a canoe...

No doubt there are several ways to put pictures up but this is how I did it and I find it very straightforward: Firstly I registered/loaded Picasa2 onto my computer. Completely free and no problem. After loading all the pictures on my computer had been found and were now on Picasa2. Also when I load...
by MINESAPINT
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: i'm making a canoe...
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

Re: i'm making a canoe...

Just posting this picture so I can give you step by step instructions:
by MINESAPINT
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Broody hens?
Replies: 21
Views: 3535

Re: Broody hens?

Just re entered this thread to say I heard on the radio this morning that someone plunges broody hens into a bucket of cold water for an instant cure but note it has already been mentioned. Might try it next time although I have to say separating the birds from the flock to a cage always works altho...
by MINESAPINT
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Royal Mail ceases deliveries to rural areas?
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Re: Royal Mail ceases deliveries to rural areas?

Just to answer an earlier question: I heard about it in a letter from Redcar & Cleveland Council delivered yesterday. The council are attending a meeting and are intending to challenge the decision. Our local sorting office is 10 miles or so away, a round trip that will use the best part of a gallon...
by MINESAPINT
Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:31 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Royal Mail ceases deliveries to rural areas?
Replies: 22
Views: 3711

Royal Mail ceases deliveries to rural areas?

Does this mean no more bills?
by MINESAPINT
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes/Blight
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Potatoes/Blight

I have just noticed I have blight on the foliage of my Golden Wonder potatoes which has not yet got to the tubers. I do have 5 other varieties which are still unaffected fingers crossed! I know the advice will be to cut off the tops and burn them leaving the potatoes in the ground to mature before d...
by MINESAPINT
Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: drying main crop potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: drying main crop potatoes

I just pick mine on a good dry, sunny, breezy day in the morning then store them inside in the afternoon. I do not store them in bags. I just put them on the floor in a dry, pest free outbuilding and cover them in straw.
by MINESAPINT
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Not a good Day.
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: Not a good Day.

And now you've posted on the wrong board!
by MINESAPINT
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Curtain brackets & poles.
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Curtain brackets & poles.

Made from wood washed off a ship in a storm and handrail.
by MINESAPINT
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Pair of matching rustic cupboards.
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Pair of matching rustic cupboards.

Thanks for the favourable comments. Have not had chance to respond until now as have been horrendously busy! The cupboards are just skinny, protruding only 5 inches from the wall. All that is in them are holes in the wall which in fact are high level vents for the open fire in the room. I am able to...