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  Topic: Thanks Treacodactyl!
cassy

Replies: 9
Views: 3899
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 13 12:27 pm   Subject: Thanks Treacodactyl!
Here are the results of my 2013 yacon experiment using tubers kindly sent by Treacodactyl.

I potted them on on arrival and kept them frost free. Planted out after frosts had passed and here they ar ...
  Topic: Garlic question 3
cassy

Replies: 8
Views: 9152
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 13 11:15 am   Subject: Garlic question 3
I'd second 'Music'.

Comes through the winter well here from November planting (outdoors). We get a good crop of scapes and then large bulbs.
  Topic: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
cassy

Replies: 169
Views: 243832
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 13 12:05 pm   Subject: The beginnings of a Cider Empire ?
It sounds as if the business really taking off! Hope this year will be a better one for apples for you - how is it shaping up so far?
  Topic: Achocha - how's yours doing?
cassy

Replies: 13
Views: 8980
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 13 4:57 pm   Subject: Achocha - how's yours doing?
I'm finding this thread very encouraging as not having grown them before, I thought they were so late starting, it was going to be a tiny harvest if at all. Nice to know I am in good company, ta!
  Topic: Achocha - how's yours doing?
cassy

Replies: 13
Views: 8980
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 13 12:28 pm   Subject: Achocha - how's yours doing?
Mine have just started showing tiny fruit too; I had almost given up hope and had told them they'd be coming out! I am trying melothrie too this year and although they have had tiny fruit for ages, th ...
  Topic: Minimum qualifications to be an electrician?
cassy

Replies: 84
Views: 128994
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 13 12:58 pm   Subject: Minimum qualifications to be an electrician?
Congratulations!

Glad your hard work has paid off.
  Topic: A nice bit of kit.
cassy

Replies: 8
Views: 2595
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 13 8:58 am   Subject: A nice bit of kit.
They are lovely and all the nicer for having a family connection and a known history.
  Topic: Productive hedge - bushes, espalier trees, what?
cassy

Replies: 15
Views: 5995
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 13 8:49 am   Subject: Productive hedge - bushes, espalier trees, what?
Sea buckthorn (esp. as it's well drained), chokeberry, amelanchier spp. (less productive though imo), blue honeysuckle, elder species selected for large flowers and fruit. And another vote for cherry ...
  Topic: Storing Potatoes?
cassy

Replies: 14
Views: 5474
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 13 8:06 am   Subject: Storing Potatoes?
Stackable plastic trays in frost-free shed, covered with sacking to keep out light. The shed houses the PV gubbins so is mouse-proof.

Used this system for the first time last year and the remaining ...
  Topic: Learning to spin.
cassy

Replies: 23
Views: 7666
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 13 9:08 am   Subject: Learning to spin.
I looked at the Worcester guild website but there didn't seem to be anything aimed at learners I can't speak for that guild but at ours, anyone showing an interest (or anyone not moving fast enough!) ...
  Topic: Acidic soil preparation for raised beds
cassy

Replies: 6
Views: 3336
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 13 10:06 am   Subject: Acidic soil preparation for raised beds
We have acid soil too and have made raised veg beds on top of the native soil by adding only compost. This is the second year of production and it seems to have worked well. I guess that with yearly a ...
  Topic: Swallow numbers seriously down
cassy

Replies: 11
Views: 6054
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 13 10:25 am   Subject: Swallow numbers seriously down
We had our first pair raise chicks this year and they've only just fledged this week. No idea if this timing would be usual for the area but they certainly wouldn't be able to fit in another 2 broods ...
  Topic: My Jerusalem sage has opened
cassy

Replies: 17
Views: 6709
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 13 10:34 am   Subject: My Jerusalem sage has opened
Lovely!

I like that they dry well for flower arrangements too.
  Topic: Solar is now cheaper than nuclear. Even in the UK
cassy

Replies: 73
Views: 48336
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 13 9:22 am   Subject: Solar is now cheaper than nuclear. Even in the UK
The other question is could you persuade the general public to accept that much land being being used for or near wind farms? It's hard enough to get them to accept putting up a single turbine never ...
  Topic: Solar is now cheaper than nuclear. Even in the UK
cassy

Replies: 73
Views: 48336
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 13 8:27 am   Subject: Solar is now cheaper than nuclear. Even in the UK
A typical 100MW wind farm would cover about 6000 acres so 1200 of those would cover about 7 million acres, or about 10% - 15% of the UK. I would also question whether it's practical to find suitable l ...
 
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