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by featherstick
Tue May 19, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Funny how things work out...
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Funny how things work out...

Love this post. Are you on any of the FB gardening groups? I'm a member of the No-Dig and the Brexit Garden groups.

And I think fwiw that french beans are much nicer than runner beans, and just as good for calories and nutrition.
by featherstick
Thu May 14, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.
Replies: 62
Views: 7424

Re: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.

I buy grain online from real foods.com stored correctly grain doesnt have a shelf life, some has lasted 1000+ years and still been nutritious. flours shelf life depends on which type, wholewheat is far shorter than white. Once the grain has been ground,the oils mix with the rest of the seed. In whi...
by featherstick
Tue May 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.
Replies: 62
Views: 7424

Re: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.

diamond lil wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 4:16 pm
Why? Will the bigger one then eat me? :shock: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

No, it's because you must always choose the lesser of two weevils!!

:D :D :D
by featherstick
Tue May 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.
Replies: 62
Views: 7424

Re: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.

Good steer there from Jansman. Do keep in mind though, that weevils are non-toxic and can be eaten without harm. And you find any, you should always eat the smaller one first.
by featherstick
Thu May 07, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Re: Allotments, where to start ?

Yes, peas need feeding. Everyone thinks they fix enough of their own nitrogen you can just chuck them anywhere and they'll grow but it's not true. Dwarf french beans are pretty easy and forgiving for a beginner, and very productive. Also, I prefer chard to kale if you want a leafy green. Again it's ...
by featherstick
Mon May 04, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3470

Re: Potato Help please

I don't mean to hijack the thread but... All the articles I read said you can but you risk a build up of disease as seed potatoes are grown in strict conditions and are tested to be disease free. Or is this talk just protectionism from the seed potato growers?! A bit like the old tales about mandra...
by featherstick
Mon May 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3470

Re: Potato Help please

Wifey has had some seed potatos delivered. does she need to "chit" them before planting or can they go straight in the mud ? Chitting is a way of slowing growth in stored seed potatoes until planting season has started. It prevents them putting out great long brittle white shoots if they are kept i...
by featherstick
Mon May 04, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Potato Help please
Replies: 26
Views: 3470

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 featherstick
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So,have your preps been useful?
Replies: 37
Views: 6250

Re: So,have your preps been useful?

preppergb wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:22 pm
featherstick wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Yes the preps have been useful.

Loads of board games and RPGs has also helped with boredom.
RPGs? Rocket Propelled Grenades ???? christ where do you live ? :)
Hahaha very good. No, Dungeons and Dragons starter pack.
by featherstick
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: So,have your preps been useful?
Replies: 37
Views: 6250

Re: So,have your preps been useful?

Yes the preps have been useful. Building social capital (i.e. being a nosey/friendly bugger) up and down the street over the last few years has helped us get a Mutual Aid group together and look after the three quite infirm pensioners. Krav Maga was useful because I used to drive past a potato/egg s...