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by herbalholly
Mon May 10, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3209

Pea problem

Morning!

I sowed spinach, beetroot, sorrel, calendula, chives and peas on the same day and all but the peas have come up and are doing fine. Do peas take longer (they've been in for 4 weeks) or should I sow some more?

Thanks
by herbalholly
Fri May 07, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: My new porkers!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1899

Re: My new porkers!!

Oh they're gorgeous. I'm having trouble enough imagining despatching my boy chicks when they get big and start crowing.... your fluffy weaners look even cuter. Best of luck with that one.
by herbalholly
Tue May 04, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: What to feed my oinkers
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: What to feed my oinkers

My primary school had pigs and at lunch time all the scraps from each school dinner plate were quickly rinsed and the water (small amount just enough to make the food slide off) and the scraps (including pink custard, sponge cake and bits of cooked meat and potatoes etc) went into a big bucket. The ...
by herbalholly
Tue May 04, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: the results of my cat poo studies...
Replies: 18
Views: 3554

Re: the results of my cat poo studies...

Yes MMM yours was the winning horse! :cheers: it's great as it requires no up keep and just keeps on working brilliantly. :flower:
by herbalholly
Sun May 02, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fattening up a child.
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Fattening up a child.

Provided she doesn't have any allergies I'd recommend increasing nuts & seeds including nuts butters from health food shops (like cashew nut butter, almond butter etc) on toast with honey or included in sauces. You could also add eggs to things that will take them like sauces, rice & pasta dishes, s...
by herbalholly
Sun May 02, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Oh no! 11 chicks sleeping in a pile
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Oh no! 11 chicks sleeping in a pile

Thanks for the advice. They're much bigger and bolder today, lots of jumping out of their box by the stove. Partner is making a mini fire side coop for them as i write this, one with good tall sides and more running about space yet still with a snuggly small sleeping area - very swish! :cheers:
by herbalholly
Sat May 01, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Oh no! 11 chicks sleeping in a pile
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Oh no! 11 chicks sleeping in a pile

Well the poultry market was brilliant. I really wanted some baby runner ducks - they were just too cute! However, I kept my head and got what I went for. Now there are 11 maran chicks in a box under a heat mat on my kitchen table. Some are standing, some are sleeping in a respectable fashion and som...
by herbalholly
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Do you think I can have chickens?
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Do you think I can have chickens?

Thanks for your replies. I'm going to go for 2 bantams in an arc on the front garden with 4 rotation spots. I'll let them into the back garden for a few hours each day and shut them up at night. I'm not too worried about theft as the front garden is about 3 meters above the height of the cul-de-sac....
by herbalholly
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Do you think I can have chickens?
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Do you think I can have chickens?

This question has a few parts to it - a) As I've put all of the (small) back garden to raised beds for vegetables the only space left is now the front garden (up on a a high terrace above the road which is a cul de sac). We're a raggle-taggle terrace with plenty of washing lines, veggie growers, a g...
by herbalholly
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: the results of my cat poo studies...
Replies: 18
Views: 3554

the results of my cat poo studies...

Ok so a little while back I explained how I was going to do some experimentation on the neighbours cats, here are the results. All items were tested on a lovely finely raked seed bed - pussy poo favourite. Item: Used coffee grounds and left over strong black coffee from bottom of saucepan Deployment...
by herbalholly
Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I love Ish
Replies: 19
Views: 2910

I love Ish

Just wanted to say how much I love this forum. It's the only place on tinterweb that I go that makes me feel like I've gained something rather than had something drained out of me. You can have a little look at what people are up to, ask for advice, share info and be inspired. It's brilliant. woop w...
by herbalholly
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: annoying neighbours
Replies: 12
Views: 2164

Re: annoying neighbours

Heya Seasidegirl, if the leylandii negatively affects your reasonable enjoyment of your property and or garden then the owners have a responsibility to cut them down to a reasonable size provided they are in a hedge formation rather than just one on its own or two but spaced out... The 'rules' (this...
by herbalholly
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Man eating biscuits
Replies: 13
Views: 3697

Re: Man eating biscuits

This is great: Phil doesn't know what's hit him -- the biscuit tin has been full for 4 days now and he's a happy chap woop woop!!

I'm going to try the garibaldis next.
Thank you all.
by herbalholly
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 10080

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

according to the book i mentioned earlier you can get live-culture soy in health food shops. He uses the same method as for dairy milk but uses soy milk and soy starter instead. \he says it's super tasty too.
by herbalholly
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Homemade yogurt...and kefir
Replies: 25
Views: 10080

Re: Homemade yogurt...and kefir

I got this book from the library: Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz It's great. My first batch of yoghurt (before I got the book) didn't work out. But since finding the book I've made yoghurt and sauerkraut. There are also a million other recipes like for making miso, tempeh, vinegar, and all s...