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  Topic: yeast
Mistress Rose

Replies: 7
Views: 65
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 9:08 am   Subject: yeast
You would also need to dilute it every so often as otherwise the alcohol content would build up and kill it. I suspect the fast acting yeast won't continue to be as fast acting, as the tiny granules m ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
Mistress Rose

Replies: 29
Views: 829
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 9:03 am   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
That makes sense. I might try a few. I find if I cut or break the top off a cabbage of any sort, a fair number produce more tiny heads, which are good for 'greens' anyway. Do the young ones do that if ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6040
Views: 1844221
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 9:00 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I received a PM from Gregotyn yesterday trying out his new phone, so at least he has contact with the outside world. Apart from some usual typos when trying out something new like texting, he did very ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6040
Views: 1844221
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 8:45 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I think that the libraries may be shut in Wales now; they certainly are in England. Luckily, I think Gregotyn has several neighbours who will keep an eye on him. I do have his address, so I will write ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
Mistress Rose

Replies: 29
Views: 829
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 8:34 am   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
I found the last few carrots yesterday, and still have a little parsnip and salsify left in the ground. They should be good for the next few weeks as the weather is likely to stay cool. The leeks are ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
Mistress Rose

Replies: 81
Views: 5240
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 8:46 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Extended looks good.

Is the retaining wall or whatever below the level of the planters?
  Topic: spray for cleaning door handles etc
Mistress Rose

Replies: 5
Views: 139
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 8:41 am   Subject: spray for cleaning door handles etc
The main source of contamination is going to be touching handles etc. that other people have touched, so washing your hands as soon as possible is best. When you enter your house, the first thing shou ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
Mistress Rose

Replies: 29
Views: 829
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 8:36 am   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
Live mouse traps and a long walk, or break back ones if you prefer might reduce the population. Using a live trap we evicted 13 wood mice from an old caravan we were given in the woods. Every so often ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 726
Views: 339086
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 8:42 am   Subject: Wildlife
We were out in the coppice area again yesterday afternoon for a bit. It was really warm, and found quite a lot of violets coming into flower. As well as that there were a number of peacock butterflies ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
Mistress Rose

Replies: 81
Views: 5240
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 8:22 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Double looks good.
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
Mistress Rose

Replies: 29
Views: 829
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 8:21 am   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
They do make a lot of themselves don't they. There is a squirrel around in the garden and I have a feeling it may be living in the roof, but no noise recently, although the cheeky thing has been on th ...
  Topic: Manure or legumes
Mistress Rose

Replies: 12
Views: 278
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 8:20 am   Subject: Manure or legumes
Thanks. I will be putting potatoes in that bed this year.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Mistress Rose

Replies: 81
Views: 5240
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 8:07 am   Subject: Landscaping project
Looks good.
  Topic: Manure or legumes
Mistress Rose

Replies: 12
Views: 278
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 8:07 am   Subject: Manure or legumes
As you have mentioned bean nodules, I have unearthed a few from last years beans, They are hard and dry, so are they worth leaving in the ground to rot or best put on the compost heap?
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose

Replies: 6040
Views: 1844221
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 8:03 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I hope she will post on here again some time soon. She seems to be keeping herself well occupied at present with her transport volunteering, the local hall and other projects.
 
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