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by Geoff
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise Log Stardate Feb 15th 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise Log Stardate Feb 15th 2019

The Bible tells us the length of Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits, its width 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.

However the cubit varies; Hebrew 17.5in, Egyptian 17.6in, Babylonian Long 19.8in, Hebrew Long 20.4in and Egyptian Long 20.6in. I don’t have a figure for the Berkshire cubit.
by Geoff
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Snowdrop advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Snowdrop advice please

I agree move them now. If you have a place that mimics deciduous woodland that would be ideal, sunny in the Spring but shaded later in the year, and if you can add some leafmould and bonemeal that would help.
by Geoff
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Howling winds, ice, snow and torrential rain!
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Howling winds, ice, snow and torrential rain!

I've planted potatoes in the polytunnel and serviced the mower. Most of the veg beds are ready to go or waiting my March manure delivery. Until I got rained off this afternoon I was repairing a cold frame. 'Dear Diary' says I should switch on the propagator and start sowing at the end of this week, ...
by Geoff
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 12
Views: 147

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Peter - enjoy the spam fritters.
by Geoff
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Best Strawberries (in pots) growing medium
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Best Strawberries (in pots) growing medium

I grow some in pots in the polytunnel and use homemade soil based compost. When I am digging tunnel and greenhouse beds I bag up the soil from the first trench then when I add compost the beds don't get too high. I use this with leafmould and sharp sand to make a JI type mix with fish, blood and bon...
by Geoff
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 37
Views: 745

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Nice to get something productive done this morning despite a cold I can't shake off. Planted 12 Rocket potatoes under polytunnel cloche. Only 10° in there today compared with the pleasant 18° when I was preparing the bed yesterday.
by Geoff
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Can anybody explain this behaviour?
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Can anybody explain this behaviour?

Crows are renowned for their intelligence, it's probably taking them for recycling.
by Geoff
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Magazine subscription
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Magazine subscription

Mine has arrived too.
by Geoff
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Magazine subscription
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Magazine subscription

I've only got February.
by Geoff
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Burns Night !
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Burns Night !

We wind our Scottish friends up about neeps quite regularly, we only grow swedes and they definitely call them turnips or neeps. We love cranachan too, didn't realise it was the sweet to follow haggis, good reason to have a supply of frozen raspberries.
by Geoff
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Burns Night !
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Burns Night !

Define neeps.
by Geoff
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: mouldy compost question
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: mouldy compost question

Welcome! It looks like you have only bought the one bag of compost and it was perhaps a bit old when you bought it and has may be got a bit worse after opening and storage. With all the labelling there is on stuff these days it should really include compost that should have a "mixed" date ...
by Geoff
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Flexitarian diet
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Flexitarian diet

I agree OH, the medical profession have made a rod for their own backs in two ways. They've created a culture that says there's a pill for everything and the illusion that you should feel well all time, if not come and see me and I'll give you a pill to pop. No wonder they are over loaded and the dr...
by Geoff
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 121
Views: 2522

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Good luck OH, remember, a snip in time saves nine.
by Geoff
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1052
Views: 108705

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Because you spend two minutes trying to fathom the gobbledegook before you notice the English.

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