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by Dave
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Babbington leeks
Replies: 5
Views: 2374

Re: Babbington leeks

Just seen this post looking for something else, as it was my website I thought I'd reply. They form bulblets in September on the top of the plant. You can sow these or if you have an area of low lying scrub you can just scatter them in and they should come up. You can eat the leaves in late winter/e...
by Dave
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Inventors Corner
Replies: 29
Views: 22114

Re: Inventors Corner

thanks for sharing that Tim_n How did you come across Pedrick? Do you know of any other crackpots like him? The man's a genius! :)
by Dave
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Grow your food for free, any corrections needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 5420

Re: Grow your food for free, any corrections needed?

Hopefully this means there are no corrections!?
by Dave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Grow your food for free, any corrections needed?
Replies: 3
Views: 5420

Grow your food for free, any corrections needed?

The second edition of my book "Grow your food for free" is about to be printed. Over the next few weeks I'm going to go through it and see if there are any minor mistakes we missed on the first print. If there is anything any of you have picked up that needs changing then please let me know here. It...
by Dave
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 13654

Re: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

Well I'm happy to put a course on in Brittany if I could drum up enough people to come along. I wouldn't know where to advertise it though, any ideas?
by Dave
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 13654

Re: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

This is last year! I'll leave this up for a week or so then I'll have to delete it to avoid confusion. Still not put up the autumn courses but they should go up in the next couple of months
by Dave
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Baby Douglas Hamilton born 15th November!
Replies: 32
Views: 3528

Re: Baby Douglas Hamilton born 15th November!

I'm embarrassed by how little I come to the forum sometimes - It's just not my thing sorry! Anyway a BIG thank you for all these congratulations, Douglas is doing really well and I'm getting some sleep every now and then :)
by Dave
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Kelly Ketlle
Replies: 10
Views: 6543

Re: Kelly Ketlle

Love them, you can cook on the base unit once the flames have died down from boiling the kettle.
by Dave
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Inventors Corner
Replies: 29
Views: 22114

Inventors Corner

I keep getting ideas for products and would like them to see the light of day one day but I know I will never get around to making them. So from now on I will post my ideas here and would like to encourage others to do the same. So my first is - Kettles that hang on radiators. This would be a long t...
by Dave
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: An update from Dave (almost a Dad)
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Re: An update from Dave (almost a Dad)

Get it right mate, 8lb 4oz! Very happy, have made an announcement elsewhere on the forum. It gets a bit bewildering, facebook, twitter, blogs, too many places to announce big things like this. I'm a very happy man.
by Dave
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Baby Douglas Hamilton born 15th November!
Replies: 32
Views: 3528

Baby Douglas Hamilton born 15th November!

After a long labour Baby Douglas came into the world last night (15th November) at 8pm, he weighed 8lb 4oz, both mother (Ellie) and Douglas are doing fine. I'm over the moon, he's a lovely baby. I'll be updating my blog at some point soon but have other things to do right now!
by Dave
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: An update from Dave (almost a Dad)
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Re: An update from Dave (almost a Dad)

I wasn't sure if Ellie wanted me to post it so I took it off. I've now found time to ask her and it's all okay. It's soon, very soon, read the updated blog. Gotta go bye!!
by Dave
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild redcurrants
Replies: 7
Views: 4334

Re: Wild redcurrants

Not something to eat in a large quantity and never eat when unripe. I made a nice sauce with it once, it's okay but I'd rather eat hawthorn berries/hawes at this time of year. It is a really good wildlife tree, there was one outside a window I used to find myself gazing out of and I used to watch bi...
by Dave
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes
Replies: 8
Views: 13654

Wild food courses in Exeter, Oxford,Northampton, Totnes

Hello, I'm running a series of different wild food courses this Autumn starting in September, they are a range of prices from £15 to £65 and start with beginners courses right up to advance mushroom ID courses. They include wild food walks in Tontes, Wild food identification courses in Exeter, North...
by Dave
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: how to prepare hogweed?
Replies: 7
Views: 3227

Re: how to prepare hogweed?

Hello Zolou, I've posted courses up on the website, including one in Northampton, it all here http://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/2 ... -bookshop/