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by Dave
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Sunrise Offgrid Festival Aug 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

Sunrise Offgrid Festival Aug 18th

Hello, I've just confirmed I'll be doing a seed saving workshop at the Sunrise Offgrid festival on 18th-21st Aug. The workshop is on the 18th at 3pm and I'll be on the panel of gardener's question time on the Sunday.

See you all there!
by Dave
Sun May 29, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Book launch video
Replies: 5
Views: 5113

Book launch video

For all those who couldn't make it to Totnes for the book launch here's a quick look at how it started. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtmqI7YtqZQ
by Dave
Sun May 29, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Voting time for Dave's book competition
Replies: 16
Views: 2487

Re: Voting time for Dave's book competition

Aggghh, what a silly time to move house! I've cast my vote now too, the books are lined up on my shelves ready to go out to the winners!
by Dave
Sun May 29, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Free Food Growing Workshops in Bodmin, Cornwall
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Re: Free Food Growing Workshops in Bodmin, Cornwall

Looks like the perfect place to plug my book. Do you know Ruth? Perhaps I should drop her a line.
by Dave
Mon May 16, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book
Replies: 66
Views: 24736

Re: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book

We'll be soft, entries close at 9am tomorrow.
by Dave
Thu May 05, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peat vs No Peat
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Peat vs No Peat

Hello Nicky, have you tried the vegetable compost from New Horizon? It's much better than the woody one.
by Dave
Sun May 01, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peat vs No Peat
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Peat vs No Peat

It is fairly high in places but not as bad as you might think, we do correct it when we need to but the compost and leaf mould does a lot.
by Dave
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: how to prepare hogweed?
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: how to prepare hogweed?

I'm afraid I'm trying to fit things around a very hectic schedule at the moment, I can't give you any more details than July or August. It will be either a day (10-4) with some lunch for £50 or half day without lunch (1-5) for £35, it will be in July or August and will very probably be in Bradlaugh ...
by Dave
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book
Replies: 66
Views: 24736

Re: It’s competition time!!! Win a copy of Dave’s new book

Some good ideas coming through. Only two weeks to go now before the closing date!!
by Dave
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: how to prepare hogweed?
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: how to prepare hogweed?

The seeds are very good as a spice but there are plenty of other edible leaves around this time of year to not bother with this plant. It has a strong irritant in the stem which burns the skin when exposed to sunlight. If I were you I would go on another foraging walk and find some alternatives to h...
by Dave
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peat vs No Peat
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Peat vs No Peat

what gets a rise out of this old git is environmental tokenism Don't get me started on that subject, haver you come across 'degradable' packaging? It breaks down into tiny pieces proving a bigger environmental hazard than non-degradable packaging. On the soil subject, since studying soil science I ...
by Dave
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peat vs No Peat
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Peat vs No Peat

I really should be getting on with something else but the fertile fenland issue got my mind working. I've been looking at postcodes in the fens and yes they are fertile, however this seems to be on chalk or clay land not acid peaty soils.
by Dave
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peat vs No Peat
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Peat vs No Peat

:icon_smile: thought saying the old's were stuck in there ways might get a little rise out of you Plus I also take issue on your dismissal of using peat as a soil improver ... peat can't disappear ! The very fact that it get absorbed within a few months surely means that it is a very good soil impro...
by Dave
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Peat vs No Peat
Replies: 29
Views: 4811

Re: Peat vs No Peat

Points well made Jerry, gardeners always used to make there own as you simply couldn't buy bags of compost.