you’re certainly chosen the right user name and avatar!
seed savers network will have much info re seed saving
also survivalists web sites is probably also a good try, there is one in oz, many in the US
if started in glass, look for bubbles in the sediment,
if not there?
ADD a few naturally dried sultanas/raisins, etc. NO OIL!
you can tell by the bloom on the fruit ie dry and silvery,
before laboratories, wine was made utilising the wild yeasts on the surface of the grape to ferment the sugars in the fruit, did they know that as we do…[Read more]
well done chooken!
i too use this method, killing is killing!
slaughtering your own food is not a pleasant business
we can do it by proxy from the supermarket or take responsibilty for be a carnivore/omnovore!
the ethical question of factory farming will be challenged if we take responsibility for our own food
bottom leaves yellowing, lacking nitrogen, plants takes the elements they need from the lower leaves if not available from the growing medium
keep up the water and feed soluble fertilizer to the potting mix? and foliar feed eg, seaweed soln or other concentrated organic liquid fertilizers at prescribed dilution
jams ok a layer of paraffin wax or for short term storage,wax paper if you can still get it
pickles ok, i use clip lock jars for onions and beetroot, zuccs and cues, after the first month, these jars are opened and closed till the contents are gone, so coffee jars can suffice
they are not suitable for pasteurization, which requires a vacuum seal!
and exceptionally good foundations to take the weight!!!
sawcement another way to go, labour intensive, but less problems with foundations
searching the net is the way to go
mt ben idea is good if you are handy,:D
factor in the cost for your proposal and barter for labour?
use the spent yeast for bread making, feed some flour to the yeast and watch it take off
let grow for a few days and use some for your next bread
you bread will be a barm bread,
your bread wil have a wonderful flavour, if not a bit hoppy
save some of the ferment for successions of breadmaking
if the smell of the ferment goes sour – toss…[Read more]
I have 6 Pekin Ducks, all female, they are constantly mounting one another!
fecundity is a word that is applicable to DUCKS!
hens can crow, it is mimicking, like some of the behaviour that is seen in other species – dominance behaviour? control? power?
if one is honest with oneself and observes human behaviour, similarities will be noticed!
Phaseolus vulgarus – includes dwarf, climbing, french, snap, stringless, green and dry beans
some varieties better for eating green (or purple) some are best as dry beans; eg. ;)red kidney, mexican black, pinto(refried beans), borlotti, (soup) navy(baked beans),
red kidney can be eaten young like snap beans, they may be a little tougher than the…[Read more]
greenpatch seed based on mid northcoast of nsw – have a website with online purchase
phoenix seed in Tas, since 1981 – no website but email – email@example.com, fax 0362679592, or po box 27, snug, tas, 7054 – will mail a catalogue
eden seed very good, but some var. not true to type as they rely on growers outside of their own…[Read more]
i live in Vic at an elevation 460m, i have been a seed saver for many years and a ssn member
for those in ssn i am s1830
seed supplies too numerous to list here
but for provinance, stating a preference of a particular vegetable will help with a result
sharing is community
is a good start
there is so much information on the interenet about poultry
the breeds of chooks that we have at present are the result of selective breeding over hundreds if not thousands of years, a result of much human labour and an understanding of genetics, which go back to Lamarck…[Read more]