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  Topic: Onions and spuds - worth it?
Dunc

Replies: 36
Views: 9012
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 07 6:03 pm   Subject: Onions and spuds - worth it?
I'd say plant 'em. Even if it's only a couple of rows, they taste great (earlies especially) and are a big part of the occasional "entirely home grown" meal. That takes some beating in my book.
  Topic: Things to be doing now : apple/pear tree pruning
Dunc

Replies: 21
Views: 9447
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 07 10:40 am   Subject: Things to be doing now : apple/pear tree pruning
I thought I'd missed the boat on pruning the apple tree this year.

Any advice on a particularly crooked young apple tree. The trunk is nice and straight up to about four and a half feet, then shoot ...
  Topic: Anchoring a Greenhouse
Dunc

Replies: 10
Views: 11031
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 07 10:30 pm   Subject: Anchoring a Greenhouse
It was a big effort by one of my predecessors on my old plot but he'd built a low brick wall and build his timber frame on the top of that, using brackets and bolts to secure.

The frame stood up to ...
  Topic: Replacement greens
Dunc

Replies: 15
Views: 5631
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 07 9:34 pm   Subject: Replacement greens
For robust leafy greens: Spinach Beet, Spinach, Perpetual Spinach and Swiss Chard. All these can be eaten young as tender greens. PM me if you'd like to try some Spinach Beet. These have the advantage ...
  Topic: First spuds
Dunc

Replies: 5
Views: 2044
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 07 9:31 pm   Subject: First spuds
I gew Scottish Rocket the other year - great returns and very tasty. I think rocket are supposed to be a bit more resistant to blight as well - don't know if it's true or not.
  Topic: Hello again
Dunc

Replies: 6
Views: 2991
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 07 9:23 pm   Subject: Hello again
Cheers folks. We were indeed beating the Aussies. My father in law blames me for our current demise. Since he convinced me to take an interest in the game, it's all gone pear shaped.
  Topic: Hello again
Dunc

Replies: 6
Views: 2991
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 07 9:27 pm   Subject: Hello again
Hello there,
After a year or two without reliable internet access (since I jacked in IT) I've now plunged into broadband and wireless (pulling out what remained of my hair whilst trying to install it ...
  Topic: what do you grow for the winter
Dunc

Replies: 33
Views: 9792
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 05 3:11 pm   Subject: what do you grow for the winter
Nothing useful to suggest from a techie point of view, but with perpetual spinach, although you can harvest all through the winter, it's best not to pick when there's a frost.

Very tasty though, a ...
  Topic: When to dig up spuds
Dunc

Replies: 9
Views: 4443
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 05 9:01 am   Subject: When to dig up spuds
My Scottish rocket earlies have not flowerd at all, but so far they're producing very well. I've been eating them by the plateful all weekend.

My desiree maincrop are flowering though, I will take ...
  Topic: Can I afford to be a downsizer
Dunc

Replies: 35
Views: 67140
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 05 12:47 pm   Subject: Can I afford to be a downsizer
contrary to ITV's beleif, it doesn't have to be a big jump.

Loads of good and very true comments on this topic, but this one leapt out at me. It is absolutely spot on.

Downsizing can be very ...
  Topic: Chillis so far
Dunc

Replies: 23
Views: 8454
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 05 1:06 pm   Subject: Chillis so far
That sounds fantastic, thank you.

Chillis from the king would be brilliant!

(King of the chillies - now that is a title for you to be proud of.)
  Topic: Chillis so far
Dunc

Replies: 23
Views: 8454
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 05 12:47 pm   Subject: Chillis so far
Shame, in the garden or allotment?

In the allotment - sad story really, more for the family of the person responsible. He's not a happy person.

The habaneros are still on my kitchen windowsill ...
  Topic: Chillis so far
Dunc

Replies: 23
Views: 8454
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 05 12:26 pm   Subject: Chillis so far
My habanero are looking healthy but small so far. All others passed away in the great greenhouse collapse of 2005. Alas. (Bit of roof collapsed during acto of vabdalism. Grrr!)
  Topic: Fantastic way to soothe sunburn and insect bites!!!
Dunc

Replies: 15
Views: 20899
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 05 4:54 pm   Subject: Fantastic way to soothe sunburn and insect bites!!!
My mum made an anti midge potion based around tea tree oil - it even worked for my dad walking teh west highland way in late summer.

Unfortunately, tea tree oil is the only ingredient I can rememb ...
  Topic: Left over lamb recipe required!
Dunc

Replies: 6
Views: 4432
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 05 11:44 am   Subject: Left over lamb recipe required!
I thought it was illegal to use leftover lamb for anything other than shepherd's pie. (Unless I manage to steal it all to eat cold beforehand).
 
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