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Posted: 20/02/2015 at 00:31
Well, what did you mean when you mentioned Monsanto and modify in the same post?


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 19:55
Hey! Willowkitten, I didn't say whether I was in favour of GM or not. I just wanted you to give reliable sources for what you wrote. You wrote that garlic cloves might be contaminating the soil. How exactly?


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:33
'Monsanto wants to e.g.: Get a patent for seeds and modify them in a way that they won't produce dead seeds (that's just of one their cunning ideas)'

I think you allowed a typo to get into this sentence. Did you write won't instead of will?? It's called the 'terminator gene'.


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:28
"Supermarket...I wouldn't put it past them if these are modified and could contaminate the soil if planted out"

Willowkitten, where do you get such nonsense from? How about some links to respected scientific literature!

Repairing my neighbours picket fence - what do I do?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 00:18
Go and see the neighbour. Apologise and offer to pay for whatever he suggests. If you think you can do it or know someone who can suggest that. You will just have to bite the bullet and pay up.

Jeruselem artichokes

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 00:13
Get them in the soil if it isn't frozen. They seem to dry out easily. Best harvested as and when you need them through the winter.

Chicken poo and straw

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 11:17
I would add it to the compost as the chickens are cleaned out. Layer it with shredded paper (at this time of the year there won't be too much else) and vegetable waste. If you use it too soon it will burn the plants and it won't rot down well in enclosed bags.

Jeruselem artichokes

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 00:03
Fartychokes are delicious. Not just soup. Scrape before cooking. Mash with butter after cooking.

They do not lose their power even if fully cooked.

Fesnau is a good smoothish variety.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 23:55
They are completely hardy, they can be planted out now if the ground isn't frozen. I planted mine in November and they are all up.

" do garlic grow below ground or will they grow bulbs just like a flower"

I do not understand what you have written Willowkitten. Yes, garlic grow underground and yes, they grow a bulb like a flower.

You will be able to harvest in about July when the foliage dies off.

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:52
Healthspan sell animal vitamins and minerals at much, much cheaper prices than the vet.

You say you are worried about the salt content. Don't be. The body is very good at regulating the salt content of blood and all this nonsense about salt and blood pressure is just that...Nonsense.

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