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Re food posts/recipes, I post unCWed toots, as I am on a cooking instance!

However, I am also trying to remember to write a separate CWed post that links back for recipes, for people who would prefer to see/boost food CWed.

I'm also trying to remember to add the hashtags and , so that you can mute these if you don't want them in your timeline at all.

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For those at the back, if you don't have any bio info or any toots, your follow requests will be rejected.

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Growing ? It's time to check if you have any garlic scapes, because if you don't take them off, you'll end up with small bulbs in the ground.

Short blogpost with detailed pictures on what to do.

:garlic: :garlic: :garlic:

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I realise I've never stated this clearly, so I will now. Please call me out/let me know, if I've said or inferred anything that is racist, ableist, anti-trans etc. I'm trying really hard to unlearn white supremacy, stop using ableist language etc, but I'm going to make mistakes. I'd rather know, so I can change that language/behaviour.

On the one hand he pulled all the laundry out of the basket and now I will have to wash it again, on the other hand butt rainbow

I re-read an old novel I wrote about 5 years ago and I was shaken, but not in the way you probably expect.

Here's my deeply personal response to it.

Reconnecting with another writer: Past Me

Several months after removing a crappy hedge and adding in new plants, the fence railings have been added today. V. pleased with these funky rails.

1. With hedge (April)
2. New planting (as of September)
3&4. With new railings today.

Re ⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️

It's just hit me, that I've actually completed all the planned work on the front garden. Like, there will be ongoing maintenance and occasional plant swaps/additions, of course. But all the things I wanted to achieve, I have. That's nice feels :)


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Several months after removing a crappy hedge and adding in new plants, the fence railings have been added today. V. pleased with these funky rails.

1. With hedge (April)
2. New planting (as of September)
3&4. With new railings today.

#crochet shawl for a friend, from the Edlothia pattern

Still softening it because I used RHSS and the gunk on it is fighting me

[UK] So let's say I had a cooker, and it came with a leaflet that says "register to get your 1 year free guarantee", is that a scam?

I feel like, cookers have a warranty on them that says they should get repaired/replaced if they break within *at least* a year. Did I make it up?

Lovely Fediverse! Our garden is ending its summer production and right now we have some green tomatoes which won't turn red: do you have some trusty recipes for a green tomato jam? Not a chutney, just a jam or something similar. I don't think they could be that dangerous if eaten only in small doses!

Thank you :blobcatmelt:

food (veg) 

It took a few years, but I finally managed to eat a home grown melon that was full sized, perfectly ripe, and hadn’t been gnawed on by anything. This was from seed I planted in an earth box on the driveway in mid-July. I wasn’t getting fruit set, so hand pollinated with a paint brush. The variety is ‘charentais’ and it is a true cantaloupe. Ripe in < 60 days.

Currently making a batch of curry. My partner, who isn't completely healthy (heart issues), is standing up to stir & add ingredients into the curry, has a heartrate of 69 bpm. Me doing the same, 119 bpm.

But you know, is all in my head.


Some spring flowers from the Marie Trolle 'Twilight Garden' colouring book. I think for my skill level, it's not too shabby :)

#Florespondence #MastoArt #AdultColouring #Colouring

*holds up sign* Don't say 'accessible' when you mean 'step-free'!

Mostly just stop calling things accessible like it's a binary thing, like there's one thing that makes something either accessible or not. Definitely stop calling things "fully accessible" as that's a literally meaningless phrase. Oh, no, I take it back: what that means is "you can't trust anything this person/entity is saying about access beause they know so little they think something can be "fully accessible."

Gardeners of mastodon, I could do with some advice! I have recently found spidermites colonising my plants and I need to do something. I would prefer to introduce some kind of predator into my garden, but I'm not sure what and whether it will be fast enough to control the damage.

I have been looking at Neem oil, but I have recently been blessed with ladibird larvae, and I'm worried neem oil will kill them too! Advice?

#gardening #help

Sadly I was just being hopeful about petrichor and we didn't get the expected overnight rain. It's now supposed to start raining mid afternoon, but I'll believe it when I hear my water butts filling up!

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Part 2: the Allen Coral Atlas just announced that we've completed our first round of global mapping

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