The secret to growing ginormous yams is …

 

… give them all the phosphorus you can lay hands on – plus loads of seaweed. Guano, compost and bone meal are all natural sources of phosphorus but be careful where your guano comes from – some is taken from bat caves, and the excavation destroys the bats’ homes.

 

 

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The World’s Most Southerly Yacon?

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The World’s Most Southerly Yacon?

Can yacon really be grown successfully this far south?

You’d better believe it!

Two plants produced a total of 11 kilos of tubers (and in an appalling summer)!!

 

The largest tuber weighed 654 grams!

 

We think we’re growing the the world’s most southerly yacon!

Do you agree?

 

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A dosa-a-day – why not!

I ate my first dosa after a 17 hour bus trip on a nightmare road from Manali to Delhi (it was a long time ago).

I was riding on top of the engine in a cramped cab while the driver  chewed beetle and popped pills to stay awake.

The dosa was like manna from Heaven. Now they’re my regular breakfast food.

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Why is so little known about this ancient vegan cheese?

 

Because only very poor people made it and hence it wasn’t something to be boasted about.

Recipes were kept ‘hush-hush’.

Search ‘kishk’ and you’ll find out just how difficult it is to nail details on how to make it.

It’s made from grain.

 

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Can you guess what I’ve been making?

Hint – it’s vegan (but it doesn’t taste like it!).

 

 

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Free Fire Logs

I’ve just cleaned out the filing cabinet and I’m using the paper

to make logs for the fire.

Here’s how to do it: 

Open both ends of a tin can.

Tightly roll your waste paper to create a roll which

will fit snugly into the tin.

Push the roll through the openings in  the tin.

Burn the fire logs at a ratio of 1/3 fire log to 2/3

regular firewood. If the paper is printed with plant-based materials

(and most is nowadays), compost the ash.

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