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Talkback: Make a natural log feeder

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 15:13

If you or, importantly, your neighbours see rats at any bird feeding station then stop feeding for a while until they move on - the rats that is, not the neighbours! MJD

Talkback: Make a natural log feeder

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 14:08
Great project.
I use a log feeder which is bolted to a permanent post to make it moveable for re-filling.
My recipe is: Chop unsalted peanuts in an old food processor until coarse or fine. Melt branded beef suet slowly in a saucepan without boiling. Add chopped peanuts into the melted suet and stir until completely mixed. Remove from heat at an early stage. Spoon fluid mix into the holes of a horizontal log feeder and allow to solidify. Position, or re-position, log feeder. I use 500ml of nuts with two 200g packets of beef suet. Any surplus may be poured into a small tray, cooled and placed in a net feeder. Stand back and count the species. MJD.

Fungi - Toadstools - Potatoes

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 13:06

I've grown Charlotte potatoes in large plastic tubs using one third manure and two thirds branded multi-purpose compost of fifty/fifty peat split with forest sourced material - wood fibre (certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council). During the spud growing process toadstools flourish and withered before I could identify them. Does anyone know whether the potato crop is safe to eat having shared a growing environment with toadstool mycelia? Thank you. Michael J.

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Talkback: Make a natural log feeder

Great project. I use a log feeder which is bolted to a permanent post to make it moveable for re-filling. My recipe is: Chop unsalted peanu... 
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Fungi - Toadstools - Potatoes

Tub grown potatoes v fungi 
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