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Allotments: History of Allotments, Getting an Allotment, What Not to Do in Your...
Around the Home
Around the Home: Generate your Own Power, Making Your Own Bread, The Pot-in-Pot...
Case Studies
Case Studies: Home Composting and Growing Vegetables: A Case Study, Our First Year...
Energy & Water
Energy & Water: Self-Sufficient Energy, Using Grey Water in Your Home, Using...
Food & Drink
Food & Drink: Make Your Own Tofu, Make Your Own Pasta, Make Your Own Beer, Make...
Foraging
Foraging: All about Foraging, Foraging for Berries, Foraging for Wild Greens,...
Grow Herbs & Salad
Grow Herbs & Salad: Grow Your Own Salad, Grow Your Own Tomatoes, How To Grow Asparagus,...
Grow Vegetables
Grow Vegetables: Grow Your Own Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Grow Your Own Squash Plants,...
Grow Your Own
Grow Your Own: Why Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables?, What You Can't Grow, Why...
Grow Your Own Berries
Grow Your Own Berries: Grow Your Own Berries, Grow Your Own Bla...
Keeping Animals
Keeping Animals: Keeping a Goat, Keeping Cows and Livestock, Keeping Chickens in Your...
Money
Money: Doing Car Boot Sales, Making the Most of Your Library, Living a...
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Natural Remedies: All about Natural Remedies, Most Common Natural Remedies, Natural...
Latest Comments
  • Tishy
    Re: Foraging for Wild Greens
    Please don't touch hogweed, I have had nasty burns and blisters from cutting them down and being sprayed by with the sap
    14 February 2015
  • GoSelfSufficient
    Re: Using Rainwater in Your Home
    @Steve - yes rainwater while fresh and uncontaminated when coming from the sky, can be contaminated from sitting in a water butt.
    15 January 2015
  • Steve
    Re: Using Rainwater in Your Home
    Just a quick, simple question: Is it safe to use water butt rain water for washing dishes? I would have thought that since the…
    14 January 2015
  • Lovie
    Re: Home Composting and Growing Vegetables: A Case Study
    I am a photographer from India. I have been doing a photo essay on people leading self sustained…
    12 January 2015
  • Oliver
    Re: Make Your Own Tofu
    Hello to you, All perfectly sensible until we get to the "make sure the soya beans are not GM" What in the name of all the holy is the…
    11 October 2014
  • FIDDLERJON
    Re: Make Your Own Soap
    Distilled water. But it works just fine with bottled. I have seen some recipes use tap water, but the chemicals in tap water are not good for…
    6 October 2014
  • Fussy
    Re: Beginner's Guide to Bee Keeping
    Sorry but you really must change your photo of the bee - that is a bumble bee quite different and much larger than the honey…
    26 September 2014
  • Nanny
    Re: All about Foraging
    Is there anything I can do with the black berries on my bay trees?
    24 September 2014
  • MBSLynne
    Re: Make Your Own Beer
    I've made my own beer but want it to be quick and easy so instead of messing around with the barley etc, I buy a jar of malt extract. Nettles…
    5 September 2014
  • Aquarius
    Re: Using Rainwater in Your Home
    You need to get a tap and connector pipe off that running into the house. It is about plumbing... I am about to connect up two…
    24 August 2014
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