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by daylen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Acorns
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Acorns

I made acorn "coffee" a few years ago. It was horrid! Unless someone else has good results and can convince me of a decent process / recipe, it isn't something I want to try again!
by daylen
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Potato Help please

I had a quick look around and it seems removing the flowers is quite common to do but there is no evidence that it increases yield significantly or even noticeably.

It's mentioned on the RHS site - https://www.rhs.org.uk/#section-1
by daylen
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?
Replies: 173
Views: 3895

Re: Would You Consider Joining A Prepper Inspired Community?

I think this sounds great. Our plan at the moment is to move away from the city onto a smallholding when the kids finish school. We've spent a lot of time thinking about the practicalities and talking to people who've done it. Some people love the isolation, not just due to remoteness but due to hav...
by daylen
Sat May 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Potato Help please

Over time you can get diseases in the soil ...but what do the farmers grow ..... Which is what we get in sacks from the supermarket..... Crop rotation even in a small ISH veg garden is key. I'm on a 3/4 year rotation on the allotment to try and keep pests at bay be it onions and bottom end rot or s...
by daylen
Sat May 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Potato Help please

I don't mean to hijack the thread but... I've not really grown a lot of potatoes so was reading up about them and whether I could simply grow them from sprouting shop bought spuds. All the articles I read said you can but you risk a build up of disease as seed potatoes are grown in strict conditions...
by daylen
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dried beans
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: Dried beans

cbp125 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:38 pm
We get loads but then we are down south... that could be the difference.

We also use lots of manure as they are heavy feeders.
Oh, don't tell me that! I was happy thinking that's just what chickpeas are like but now I know it could be better - and likely because of something I'm doing :lol:
by daylen
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dried beans
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: Dried beans

Chickpeas grow well but the yield per plant is tiny. Really tasty but unless you have a good amount of space, it's a lot of effort of a small amount of (very tasty) hummus! :)
by daylen
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Dried beans
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: Dried beans

We use dried beans all the time. Portion size varies on how hungry you are but our beans double in weight when soaked.

We mostly buy in bulk but Waitrose do a great "10 bean mix" in 500g packs. We love it for chilli and homemade baked beans.
by daylen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse
Replies: 236
Views: 14481

Re: 2020 Potential Economic Collapse

"Exactly what are your views on how fellow preppers can insulate themselves against this coming storm, if that's even possible?. Get out of debt, reduce outgoings and invest in building a strong local community where people are used to exchange without money. If possible, I'd diversify income strea...
by daylen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Balance of probabilities
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: Balance of probabilities

I would avoid getting into any debt you can't easily pay off. There's a very small set of shtf scenarios where the banks don't come collecting their money. I certainly wouldn't risk it.