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  Topic: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
billfromlachine

Replies: 9
Views: 274
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 18 8:16 pm   Subject: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
Folks,

Well when I was picking the sour cherries the birds were squaking at me and picking the cherries higher up in the tree at the same time....lol.

I did manage another 5 1/2 lbs at a 2nd pic ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 18 2:38 pm   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
Folks,

The plastic wood kits are rather expensive. If you have access to some old pallets here's a video showing how you can make your own raised beds for minimal expense.

https://www.youtube.co ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 14, 18 11:11 am   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
gregotyn,

You're welcome, actually you could probably go to the maximum height at the beginning and just fill in with more and more earth or compost as the plants get taller.

Regards

Bill

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  Topic: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
billfromlachine

Replies: 25
Views: 655
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 18 11:25 pm   Subject: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
Slim,

Yep Ill definitely go with an established clump in a barter exchange rather than waiting many years for the first harvest.

Regards

Bill

It's a long process, but you can gather see ...
  Topic: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
billfromlachine

Replies: 25
Views: 655
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 18 9:33 pm   Subject: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
Slim,

We do have wild garlic or ramps growing where I live. Since the wild ones have been overharvested by people were restricted to harvest 25 bulbs max, which certainly isnt much to last the year ...
  Topic: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
billfromlachine

Replies: 25
Views: 655
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 18 5:17 pm   Subject: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
pollyanna,

I checked and it appears gibbons or jibbons is a term for them predominently in Wales.

Here's some more info to mull over....lol.

https://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20 ...
  Topic: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
billfromlachine

Replies: 9
Views: 274
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 18 10:50 am   Subject: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
tahir,

Yes they do I think the next batch will be just pitted with light syrup rather than jam. That way they can be used on yoghurt, ice cream, etc....

Regards

Bill

they do make excellen ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 18 10:47 am   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
Mistress Rose,

Well I must admit the pastic wood kits are rather expensive but given the fact we are getting up in age we decided to go with them due to no maintenance.

Regards
Bill

We use o ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 18 10:44 am   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
dpack,

They came as flatpack kits so it was a fairly simple matter of putting them together.

Regards

Bill

tidy ( unlike my yard )

the composite recycled plastic for bed sides is an ace ...
  Topic: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
billfromlachine

Replies: 9
Views: 274
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 18 11:37 pm   Subject: Folks, Managed 6 lbs of sour cherries.....
Folks,

Being an urban dweller I still manage a bit of foraging either in municipal parks or the odd time like today.

Asking someone nearby if they were going to use the sour cherries that were g ...
  Topic: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
billfromlachine

Replies: 25
Views: 655
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 18 3:19 pm   Subject: Folks, A trick I learned for growing green onions/scallions
Shan,

What we call scallions/green onions in North America do not make bulbs and are grown primarily for their green tops. It's also much used in Chinese cooking the chop in up and put in raw in so ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 18 11:06 am   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
Shan,

Thank you. We have been gardening this plot for 30+ years and the first years rocks, rocks and more rocks along with tons of mulch, compost, peat moss, etc to build up and loosen the soil.... ...
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 18 11:04 am   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
Mistress Rose,

The current beds were installed last spring, however, prior to that they were wood and were badly rotting away.

Now we just have cedar wood boards along the back and side fence an ...
  Topic: Folks, Just a short introduction.....
billfromlachine

Replies: 7
Views: 341
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 18 9:58 pm   Subject: Folks, Just a short introduction.....
Joanne,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Regards

Bill
  Topic: testing garden picture posting....
billfromlachine

Replies: 22
Views: 575
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 18 9:45 pm   Subject: testing garden picture posting....
gz,

These were actually made from what's called composite wood which is a misnomer since they're actually made from recycled compressed plastic but it does help the environment and zero maintenance ...
 
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