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by duncang
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Runner Bean Wine?
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

Runner Bean Wine?

Good Afternoon all,

Just wondering, can one make wine out of surplus runner beans? I plan on growing a fair few this summer :lol:
Have found a couple of results in google, nothing conclusive though...


Look forward to your thoughts and ideas...


Duncan
by duncang
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Help with suggestions on removing glue from jars!
Replies: 23
Views: 8673

Help with suggestions on removing glue from jars!

Good Afternoon all, All winter I have been collecting jars instead of recycling them with a view of using them after the summer to store various veg-based products I plan on making (chutneys, sauces, etc..). Getting the labels off is easy with some boiling water, but what I am struggling with is rem...
by duncang
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Beginners' guide to beach foraging
Replies: 1
Views: 3578

Beginners' guide to beach foraging

I am sure most of you will have seen Ray Mears' great series on Wild Foods available in the UK. I was particularly interested by the seafood foraging that could be done, mainly because it appears to escape (for most part) the changing seasons. I would love to hear of each of your experiences in seas...
by duncang
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 197463

62. Using crushed walnut shells scattered around the base of plants that are under attack. Like many the question of what to do with the shells of walnuts and other hard shelled nutes has come up again and again. IK just used the idea that slugs hate sharp edges, and have scattered some around the b...
by duncang
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Clearing Masses of Bramble Bushes
Replies: 5
Views: 3060

Well, thats the plan :)
The vegetable gardening I have done thus far has been organic... no chemicals!!
SO any options based on that assumption much appreciated.

Regards,

Duncan
by duncang
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Preparing a plot for sowing grass on it
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Preparing a plot for sowing grass on it

Evening, Right I have a plot I have been battling with over the winter to clear as much weeds as possible without the use of weedkiller or chemicals. Unfortunately, they are still popping up, and given I am hoping to have some grass seed sown in time to enjoy it this summer, I wanted to know what ti...
by duncang
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Clearing Masses of Bramble Bushes
Replies: 5
Views: 3060

Clearing Masses of Bramble Bushes

Evening all, Right, after umming and arring over whether the effort would be worth it, I took the plunge and started hacking away at about 5 sq meters of brambles that hyad taken over a raised bed in a modest sized garden which is part of the flat I am renting. The motivation was that in the city it...
by duncang
Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Everything anyone has ever wanted to know about eels
Replies: 5
Views: 2911

Everything anyone has ever wanted to know about eels

Afternoon all! I thought I would kick off a new thread about eels. The reason being is that I bought some local smoked eels from the farmers' market in Bath, not having had soem before, and fell in love with it. Tastes amazing, and I now want to know how I can catch my own. No doubt there are some o...
by duncang
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Weaving a foraging bag out of nettles?
Replies: 18
Views: 28189

Afternoon all, Right, well went out for a walk, but no luck finding nettles... its typical really, when you don't want them, they are everywhere, and when you do, they're nowhere to be seen! Anyway, cut some withies in the end, and without any clue of how it should be done, came up with this, which ...
by duncang
Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 uses for a wine bottle cork
Replies: 17
Views: 9727

17. Make a bird house out of them by threading them together with some old wire. (pics to come for those interested, not quite finished) Good link about it here though: http://www.stratsplace.com/graphics/corks/cork_roof_birdhouse.jpg 18. Use to cover a wall like this guy did... truely amazing: http...
by duncang
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Weaving a foraging bag out of nettles?
Replies: 18
Views: 28189

Weaving a foraging bag out of nettles?

Evening all, Not sure any of you watched Ray Mears on TV thursday about looking at what british hunter gathers generations and generations ago used to forage for, but there was one bit that I was very interested in.. They were looking at aborigenes and how they made most of their tools "on the road"...
by duncang
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mission Impossible? you tell me
Replies: 9
Views: 3726

Hi there, Thanks for your thoughts. Crayfish... I would, and love the idea. The problem I have is that the waters in and around Bath (as far as I know) are owned by Bathampton angling, and sadly without their permission, I can't get the license. I contacted them, and after an initially promising rep...
by duncang
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mission Impossible? you tell me
Replies: 9
Views: 3726

Mission Impossible? you tell me

Morning all, I have rather a special guest coming to visit for lunch in a few weeks, towards end of January. I would like to cook for them by preparing a meal made entirely from grown produce, or produce I have caught or picked myself. This may sound like like a breeze to a lot of you more experienc...