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by Green Aura
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Getting the fundamentals right
Replies: 8
Views: 3417

Re: Getting the fundamentals right

I think we're all going to be in a much better postition than a lot of folks, Flo. At least we have some idea of how to make do and mend as they say. Or maybe that should be make, do and mend. I'm stocked up as much as I can without getting into the realms of madness. :roll: :lol: We've got most of ...
by Green Aura
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 21688

Re: Pineapples

So the lesson to be learned here is - don't look at the flowers?

I have an apricot tree which is similarly lacking in fruit - one apricot in about 6 years. I bought it for my mother about a year before she died. I can't bring myself to chuck the flipping thing out!
by Green Aura
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

Re: Got the Signoff...

...and making best use of what you grow, preserving some for off season - freezing, fermenting, bottling etc. Sprouting is an excellent quick crop too, especially good in the "hungry gap". A salad of sauerkraut, sprouted chickpeas or seeds and a good dressing is a fantastic lunch or side dish, when ...
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 21688

Re: Pineapples

Excellent. I knew it would keep going. My latest little diversion (based on a You Tube video I watched a couple of months ago) is growing pomegranate shrubs. The video was great - the pomegranate was rolled to loosen the seeds which were then put in a freezer bag and crushed with a rolling pin. The ...
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Got the Signoff...
Replies: 22
Views: 9738

Re: Got the Signoff...

Richard Mabey's "Food for free" is the classic, although I'm sure there are others about these days.

Andy and Dave Hamilton (the progenitors of this site) "Self-sufficientish Bible" also has a section.
by Green Aura
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 20
Views: 14992

Re: Seed saving

I wonder if you can do anything with the trimmings.
by Green Aura
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 4895

Re: Here we go again

As there's talk of lockdown in Scotland too, the click and collect has become more important again. I would have a look at the following week or so to see if you can get another slot, Flo. Here, they're becoming rare again, which was the problem the first time round. I don't really understand it - y...
by Green Aura
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 4895

Re: Here we go again

I did my shop on monday, as planned, and I have to say it all seemed very civilised - most people wearing masks, keeping a safe distance etc. I'm glad I went, getting a lot of stuff that the local click and collect don't stock. So even if Scotland follows the lockdown we should be OK for a good while.
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 10048

Re: First test for new greenhouse

For a while, Odsox, until all this debacle is over anyway. Like you we're safe and not bothered about leaving the house particularly so further lockdown isn't much of an issue. Most of our friends are here, with only a few further afield, and general feeling towards "incomers", forcing house prices ...
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 10048

Re: First test for new greenhouse

The greenhouse survived Storm Aiden. It circled from the east in the morning and the west later as it passed cross. Apparently we had gusts of up to 80mph. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: The protective fencing fared less well - the supporting butresses moved so the fence was at an angle. Temporarily fix...
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 4895

Re: Here we go again

Fortunately mine's a click and collect. I probably wont go inside - certainly not if it's looking crowded.
by Green Aura
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 4895

Re: Here we go again

The biggest problem I still have is the amount of cardboard we've accumulated over the last few months. It really goes against the grain to burn it but there's so much, plus the designated tree planting pile! Looks like we might have dodged a bullet up here - we're in Scotland's tier one restriction...
by Green Aura
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 4895

Re: Here we go again

Too little, too late.
by Green Aura
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 85369

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I've adopted my Dad's view that PSB takes too long and next year we'll be growing broccoli raab which takes a few weeks instead of nearly a year. Not quite the same but very pleasant.
by Green Aura
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 85369

Re: What are you harvesting now?

We're still getting blackberries, but that's about it. Having spent most of this year getting the infrastructure in place I'm hopeful that next year we might get to grow something :lol: Much more hopeful than in the last few years when I thought we'd have to call it a day. Some of us are just slower...