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by PlainQB
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How wet should compost be?
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: How wet should compost be?

Oh, I should have said; as we're going into spring and summer you shoudl notice it breaking down faster and faster.
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How wet should compost be?
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: How wet should compost be?

Reasonably dry. There shouldn't be any squidgy or slimey stuff. May I ask what you're putting in it? A good compost should have a mixture of wet stuff and carbon-y stuff. So the wet stuff should be kitchen waste but you also need dry bulky material such as shredded paper or dry allotment waste. Try ...
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Storing potatoes
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: Storing potatoes

The traditional way is clamping. In a fairly dry spot in the garden put down a thick layer of straw, about 10 inches. Gently rub the spuds with your hand to get the chunks of mud off but not so hard you damage the skins. Pile them up in a prymid and then put another layer of 10 inches or so of dry s...
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: HELLO FROM A COMPLETE NEWBIE
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: HELLO FROM A COMPLETE NEWBIE

Helllo, nice to meet you.

QB
by PlainQB
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 16927

Re: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!

I can emphathise with all of the children who've tried different identities and religions. I've tried Anglicans, Baptists, Buddhists, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and Shintos (when I say 'tried' I don't mean I've eated people of those faiths I mean I've lived with them and practiced with them) before I fou...
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!
Replies: 59
Views: 16927

Re: Please help me Pagan Parents!!!

Hello, START OF RANT: Religion is a fundamental part of everyone's lives becaue it has been such a huge force through history. Regardless of if we like it or not religion is also a growing force in contemporary politics and social dynamics, therefore it's essential everyone has a good grounding in r...
by PlainQB
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: much less worried about religion issue
Replies: 15
Views: 4488

Re: much less worried about religion issue

Brilliant, absoulutely hillarious. I'm looking forward to the next installment tackling holy communion. (Mr. QB tought it was funny too).
by PlainQB
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 non-swear words
Replies: 109
Views: 55391

Re: 101 non-swear words

homegrown wrote:shitaki talking mushrooms (thanks to spy kids 2)
Cheese Balls
Great Flaming lumps of cow poo

I'm not sure I like that last one, it sounds dangerous!

Mr. QB says, "kittenflaps". No idea why.
by PlainQB
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Bees
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Bees

Hello, We now have space to put our first hives (yeay, we're so excited). What hive do you have and why? Has anyone had any experience of those compressed polystyrene jobbies? I'm not that interested in skeps as I've made two myself and now don't know what to do with them as I don't actually want to...
by PlainQB
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Preparing a brand new, mainly turf and weed, allotment
Replies: 12
Views: 1537

Re: Preparing a brand new, mainly turf and weed, allotment

A kind soul on the allotment has just given us a humungous dalek composter. We're filling it with nasty weeds with the intention of leaving it for a couple of years till lthey all propperly rot. To help it rot we're putting it in alternating with a thin layer of well rotten manure which is full of l...
by PlainQB
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from QuakerBear
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Hello from QuakerBear

'Allo you lovely people. It makes me feel really nice to think you all remember me.

Snapdragon,

I've been spinning (not too well though) and someone's just given me a spinning wheel which I'm renovating. Since I also now have a camera I hope to put pictures up soon!

Yeay, QB
by PlainQB
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: bras and other random hoarding....
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: bras and other random hoarding....

These are just the type of item which are rarely donated as second hand clothing. As long as they're clean and in fairly good nick please consider donating them to the Salvation Army. That way you know they'll be put to a very good use. There are lots of Salvation Army clothing donation bins in supe...
by PlainQB
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What to do with grass mowings
Replies: 17
Views: 1839

Re: What to do with grass mowings

Put round strawberry plants instead of straw?
by PlainQB
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: What 'wool' for socks?
Replies: 18
Views: 4956

Re: What 'wool' for socks?

Hello, Whatever wool you use try switching to slightly smaller needles on the heel and ball of the foot. This makes the fabric denser and tougher. If you're also using a yarn with wool in that's a little fluffy you'll find that these denser areas mesh together to form a type of felt. The result is t...
by PlainQB
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Mmmmm Thrift
Replies: 24
Views: 5351

Re: Mmmmm Thrift

That's brilliantly creative. Well done the three of you.

QB