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  Topic: pumpkins
crackapple

Replies: 30
Views: 7783
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 06 8:27 pm   Subject: pumpkins
thanks all , that helps a lot. the leaves stay on.
  Topic: hugh fearnley whittingstall
crackapple

Replies: 51
Views: 12850
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 06 7:47 am   Subject: hugh fearnley whittingstall
If you want to know his opinions on things, pick up a book in the library or watch the repeats; don't think we need 'celebrity' (they attract entirely the wrong kind of people for a place like this) t ...
  Topic: pumpkins
crackapple

Replies: 30
Views: 7783
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 06 8:14 pm   Subject: pumpkins
the pumpkins are going great but does taking the leaves off make any difference? we were told that it helps as it focuses all the plants energy into the growth of the fruit.
  Topic: Self sufficient in...
crackapple

Replies: 35
Views: 8036
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 06 7:38 pm   Subject: Self sufficient in...
jam! havent bought a jar since last year and i've still got one left to see me through until the brambles ripen. i've also got a freezer full of p.s.b and a boatload of onions to get through.
  Topic: Pigeon season
crackapple

Replies: 19
Views: 23418
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Thu Jun 29, 06 11:17 am   Subject: Pigeon season
it doesn't matter if they are pests. find the nest and get yourself some squabs.
  Topic: NEW HOLES IN THE GROUND ALLOTMENT PLOT IDEA.
crackapple

Replies: 20
Views: 8010
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 06 8:14 pm   Subject: NEW HOLES IN THE GROUND ALLOTMENT PLOT IDEA.
i'll stick to the tried and tested way, i'll get my lottie partner to dig the plots.

Your lottie partner must be a mug if you can get him to do that. My money says you have got no chance
he is! ...
  Topic: NEW HOLES IN THE GROUND ALLOTMENT PLOT IDEA.
crackapple

Replies: 20
Views: 8010
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 06 7:53 pm   Subject: NEW HOLES IN THE GROUND ALLOTMENT PLOT IDEA.
john, instead of digging holes all over your plot, why not use large containers. using this method you will not have to waste any time or energy digging! me, i'll stick to the tried and tested way, i' ...
  Topic: chickpeas
crackapple

Replies: 4
Views: 2557
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 06 7:21 pm   Subject: chickpeas
hey mad dad! i already planted them, i only faked my "problem" so i could watch you dig!!
no really, i'm fine now only 18 weeks then i'm definately a jaffa!!
  Topic: chickpeas
crackapple

Replies: 4
Views: 2557
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 06 8:09 pm   Subject: chickpeas
can i grow chickpeas? reason i ask is, i soaked some chickpeas for a soup but did not use them so i put them in my kitchen waste container, when i next looked they had started to shoot. so, could i pl ...
  Topic: seedless jam
crackapple

Replies: 5
Views: 3999
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 06 1:06 pm   Subject: seedless jam
how do i make seedless jam? is it just a case of sieving before bottling?
  Topic: shredded paper.
crackapple

Replies: 6
Views: 3283
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 06 12:53 pm   Subject: shredded paper.
can you use shredded paper as nesting material instead of straw? i have just shredded 3 bin bags worth, a bit too much to put on the compost heap.
  Topic: Chicken for Dinner..
crackapple

Replies: 12
Views: 7578
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 06 9:45 am   Subject: Chicken for Dinner..
i was down at the farmers market on saturday and there was one stall selling free range chickens for between 15 and 25 each (is this normal?) they did not look as good as that one.
  Topic: chickens for food
crackapple

Replies: 9
Views: 4270
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 06 8:03 pm   Subject: chickens for food
i would really like a traditional bird, but i am open to advice. i just dont want to buy a shop bird again, i haven't since i saw "supermarket secrets"
  Topic: chickens for food
crackapple

Replies: 9
Views: 4270
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 06 7:58 pm   Subject: chickens for food
i have been thinking of getting some chickens to raise for the pot, any advice on which breed is best for meat.
  Topic: downsizer picnic?
crackapple

Replies: 14
Views: 4110
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 06 2:19 pm   Subject: downsizer picnic?
how about somewhere more northern so us above the divide could come?
 
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