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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I find my biggest issues with spinach are either not enough water, or seed that's been stored warm and therefore lost viability

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a decent size mutt will make a waistcoat front and cats make hats( full pelt with face and paws on, fold it to shape and dry it on the head)

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8924
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
Shan wrote:
Nick wrote:
I’ve missed you lot. Like an idiot I clicked this thread trying to find out if I should plant spuds or carrots to avoid death, and I get a lesson on making fabric from dog hair.


You could make enough fabric to last a lifetime with your collection of beasts.


I'm thinking a horse leather coat, and a nifty pair of slippers from the guinea pigs?

I'm thinking you do like to live dangerously.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 20 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

lot of meat on a kicker

allegedly GP's are very tasty bbqed, i have had many and never tried one.

there is not enough mustard in the world to try cat twice but dog is not bad.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 20 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the slimy hoard part many

3 , in the propagator, i found them sleeping and left them so.

they have eaten 4 cucumbers and a few peas

circumstances being as they are i sowed in some of the half bag of seed compost from last year which had been sitting in a corner of the yard.

next batch will get steamed as i am not growing cut and not come again salads for the little lickers

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 20 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Good idea. There is plenty of wild produce for them.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15051
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 20 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
I’ve missed you lot. Like an idiot I clicked this thread trying to find out if I should plant spuds or carrots to avoid death, and I get a lesson on making fabric from dog hair.


Where’s Frewen? She really did make fabric from dog hair!

And hello, you lot!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 20 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hi ww

one cucumber(another just on the way) 3 peas and 3 nasturtiums, a start and the next go in tomorrow(if i can find a costume ) and those will get potted on for easy handling while hardening off

i have found half a binbag of wolf and dog fur so i will try small scale on the first pot ones

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 20 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It is possible. Currently I am spinning wool from a sheep that seems to have been wearing a hearthrug. Pulling bits off, which then get washed and pulled apart some more before carding is hard work. Not sure what it will be when finished as it is rather 'kempy' that is hairy. I am sure it will make a good outer jacket over several other layers, but not anywhere near any exposes skin.

wishus



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 777
Location: Northampton, East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 20 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hey everyone. It's been a few years since I have been on here, but like you all I am trying to grow stuff in isolation. I had an allotment but last year I grew something else- a huge tumour in nah belly! No, not a baby... An actual growth about a stone in weight, luckily benign, but mahoosive. Post major surgery, the allotment was looking rough as I was not able to properly dig for months. I basically grabbed all my kit at the end of last month, and me and hubby have been Tom and Barbara-ing the back garden instead.

I have windowsills full of herbs, spuds and onions in the ground and a mini greenhouse starting my tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, caulis, broad beans and salad. I've got my peas, other beans, root veg to grow yet. That's today's job I think, the peas. I know the weather is warming, but glad I managed to get some fleece.

I also have a few nettles around our 'shed'. Well, it was a shed. It is shed-shaped. Some wood with a tarp roof.

Do you just sprout lentils on the sill from a normal lentil pack?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 20 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lovely to see you back

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 20 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wishus wrote:
Do you just sprout lentils on the sill from a normal lentil pack?


Any whole lentil (brown, green, puy)

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 20 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

nice to see you back , glad you are recovering that sounds horrible , at least you have something in common with royalty iirc queen anne and mary q of s had a similar illness and modern medicine is better than the good old days

allotments are daunting if you don't feel well so the garden is a good compromise and gentle exercise rather than straight back into peasant farmer work.

last year i managed 2 ripe tomatoes 6 cucumbers and a few odds and ends. the bucket spuds were nice but after a blighting i will give them and toms a miss for this year
hopefully this year i will be better at it but peas and the usual onion sets>spring onions>salad size one bag of 50 sets does 2 fish boxes just right as they grow they get thinned, ideal in a small space

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8924
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 20 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

wishus wrote:
Hey everyone. It's been a few years since I have been on here, but like you all I am trying to grow stuff in isolation. I had an allotment but last year I grew something else- a huge tumour in nah belly! No, not a baby... An actual growth about a stone in weight, luckily benign, but mahoosive. Post major surgery, the allotment was looking rough as I was not able to properly dig for months. I basically grabbed all my kit at the end of last month, and me and hubby have been Tom and Barbara-ing the back garden instead.

I have windowsills full of herbs, spuds and onions in the ground and a mini greenhouse starting my tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, caulis, broad beans and salad. I've got my peas, other beans, root veg to grow yet. That's today's job I think, the peas. I know the weather is warming, but glad I managed to get some fleece.

I also have a few nettles around our 'shed'. Well, it was a shed. It is shed-shaped. Some wood with a tarp roof.

Do you just sprout lentils on the sill from a normal lentil pack?

I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. Good to hear you are getting back to health.

it sounds like your home growing is coming on fabulously! Pak Choi is a really easy good and quick grower. Doesn't need a huge depth of soil and can be grown up around other things. I tend to grow them up around my pepper plants once they are established.

Last edited by Shan on Thu Apr 09, 20 8:07 am; edited 1 time in total

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 20 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I had a smaller growth in my womb that wasn't a baby, so I had a hysterectomy nearly 20 years ago. I actually felt better in some ways afterwards as they had to give me 2 units of blood, and as I was suffering from ME, the new stuff was rather better than the stuff I lost. Anyway, glad you are better now, and able to get on.

My husband put in raised beds for me in the garden as I couldn't face a large expanse of garden when digging or anything, but having a defined area made it far easier, even if I could only at the time dig part of one each session.

Hoping to have another go at the garden this weekend as we have been working at charcoal and log sacks this week.

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