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what licence to sell produce do I get?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 00:35
Dave you are slightly incorrect. If you are running a business from home do not designate any specific room as your 'office' or you run into trouble from the tax man and Capital Gains when you come to sell. You do not need to do any building work to fall foul of 'change of use.' Home to commercial premise is enough. Also insurance if the general public are coming on to your property.

Sorry Chloe, I don't want to dissuade you, I think it's a great idea. Good Luck.

what licence to sell produce do I get?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:21
I would be very wary of suggesting the need for a licence to your Local Authority otherwise you might have to attend a Food Hygiene class and inform the tax people. Keep a low profile and a table and honesty box, unless you think you will be big enough to qualify as a Farm Shop.

Be aware you may not be allowed to trade from your home without some hassle if someone informs on you because you are affecting their business!

Crow or raven?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 10:38
You can tell when they call as ravens are very distinctive. When a raven flies over you can tell by the tail shape; again very distinctive. They are larger than crows, which are larger than rooks.

The photo looks like a rook, judging by the bare patch at the base of the beak.

Swifts in decline

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 00:24
We have swifts on the house every year. The sparrows have taken over the hole in the wall so they go in swift boxes now.

They scream round the house but they are very discreet when they go in the boxes.

What Seed Potatoes do i get?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:46
Don't worry, you can plant wrinkly with shoots. Protect them and their shoots from frost. A sheet of newspaper and some soil should be enough. If they are well- chitted you have a head start.

If you are not ready to plant yet put the potatoes in something like egg boxes so they can be placed shoots up in a cool light place.

Next year you will be able to choose exactly what you want. There is no shame in discarding what you don't want in the packs. Can you give them away?

Few newbie questios (mainly tomatoes)

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 00:17
Sometimes the dilution rate is different between the tomato feeds and the more expensive one can work out cheaper.

Start feeding when the first truss or group of tomatoes have formed.The flavour of home-grown tomatoes is much better than anything you can buy.

Good Luck.

spuds under polythene

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:37
The earthing up is also to raise the temperature of the soil. The sun shines on the sloping sides.

What Seed Potatoes do i get?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:34
Lucy, I would forget about Maincrop for this year. Your own First Earlies are the ones to go for.

Maincrop are in the ground for so long, and for a first-time gardener the professionals do it better.

I know lots of gardeners will disagree, but use the ground for crops you can't buy of the same quality that you could grow. Beans; broad, runner and French, Lovely lettuces. All the squash family. Small carrots. The choice is endless.

Sickly looking Peace Lily

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 08:58
It is a jungle plant. It like to be in low light in a damp atmosphere.

The symptoms you describe sound as though it has been in too light a position and maybe over-watered.

Hello from a newbie

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:26
Welcome! How exciting!

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