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by Chantal
Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Pak choi
Replies: 10
Views: 3950

Thanks for the help, Sue's comments look particularly encouraging; especially as I also keep chickens.

Thanks again everyone.

Chantal
by Chantal
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: sowing parsnips in loo rolls
Replies: 9
Views: 6234

I tried growing parsnips in loo roll centres the year before last. It worked OK but I found that when I planted them out the tap root was already below the level of the roll, even though the seedling was very small. I tried to keep the root in a straight line when planting out but clearly failed as ...
by Chantal
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spare seed appeal...
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Sister Clare

I'm having a hard time emailing you; the address you've given, if I've worked it out right, just bounces back and I can't find the right address from the website. Any ideas?

Chantal :?
by Chantal
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Pak choi
Replies: 10
Views: 3950

Pak choi

Does anyone have any tips for growing pak choi? My sister has requested I grow some and it's new to me (although I have eaten it). Do I treat it like lettuce? :?
by Chantal
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: stdent in need please help
Replies: 22
Views: 7897

Did you, the anonymous Guest, never go to school/college/university and occasionally let things get away from you? Show a bit of human kindness for pity's sake; one day you may need some back!
by Chantal
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: stdent in need please help
Replies: 22
Views: 7897

I copied the web page to My Documents and then picked it up as an attachment. It seems to work.

Chantal
by Chantal
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Website Help
Topic: Registering
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Hi Happymouse, I added my location etc as well but I don't think many of us (I certainly don't) understand all the rest of it, and it works...

:D
by Chantal
Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Preserves - recipes
Replies: 25
Views: 9610

Thanks everybody, next Christmas is looking good alread. Tigger, yes please to the recipe for Seville orange marmalade and sweetcorn relish. Wellie, mango and chilli jelly plus apple and mint recipes please. Chez, yes please to all three. Sr Clare, welcome back from seclusion! Chantal :D
by Chantal
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Tempted to buy a Mantis Tiller
Replies: 50
Views: 33603

I've had a Mantis for 2 years and it's pretty good. Worms don't get chopped although they do get slung out sideways at pretty high speed sometimes. My only problem is getting stones stuck in the tines. You can remove the tines by pulling out a pin but it's bloody difficult to do without a hammer and...
by Chantal
Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Avian Flu
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Thanks for that charming information; if it does that to chickens heaven only knows what could happen to us! I'm ready to keep mine in their shed should AV hit UK shores, I'm lucky (and so are they) that I only have three girls now and a very large garden shed that's their home so for us it could be...
by Chantal
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Avian Flu
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Thanks for the info; I've had a look at the DEFRA website.

Under the list of symptoms is "oedema of the head", does anyone know what this looks like?

Thanks

Clueless of Rugby :?
by Chantal
Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: WORMERY ANYONE ?
Replies: 83
Views: 46904

I do give them worm treat etc but to be honest not as often as I should. They get a couple of handfuls of both every month if I remember, but that's all. One thing I did do, after speaking to WW helpline, was put an old woolly jumper on top of the compost. The worm duvet that came with the kit disin...
by Chantal
Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: WORMERY ANYONE ?
Replies: 83
Views: 46904

I've had a Wiggly Wigglers wormery for a couple of years and think it's great. It lives outside the back door so everything that comes out of the kitchen goes straight in and unlike a compost heap you can put cooked vegetables and fruit in with no fear of rats. Provided you add at least one third pa...
by Chantal
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: The big dig
Replies: 4
Views: 2886

I've just been back and posted a message on the BBC Points of View asking when it's being rescheduled. If you want to add your comments go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbpointsofview ... #p21939671 and bung in your ten pen'orth.

:D
by Chantal
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Which potatos should I grow?
Replies: 16
Views: 7564

Sue, I've found the list of Potato Days on google, go to http://www.hhdra.org.uk/potatodays/ and you may find something to suit you. Otherwise, I'm going to the Ryton Potato Day so I'll pick some up and post them for you if you like. If you have any preferences let me know, otherwise just quantity r...

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