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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:29 am

Usually we eat it in season...but then it is mainly roast for me.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:14 am

Tessa you want me to send one of my lot over to you ??
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:33 am

i still have seed.
i didn't plant them all

bloody little buggers tho that got 'em.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:29 am

The ants seem to eat most of my seeds club
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:48 pm

Ant Problems Tessa .

My mother used Condy's Crystals dissolved in water always to pour into a prepared drill befor she sprinkled the seeds in.
Add Condy's Crystals to water enough to turn the water blue
My mother said it kills nemetodes as well.
Maybe worth a try,sometimes old remedys work better and cannot hurt to try.

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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:16 pm

What are condy's crystals Gwen?? Question
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:19 pm

Crystals owned by Condy Laughing Laughing Laughing Rice backwards
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:43 pm

banana Richard .Don't know if you can stll buy it .but maybe a chemist .

Before you do that Google CONDY'S CRYSTALS there are many sites .

Faye said you most likely can't get it these days.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:44 pm

laughing wit tears laughing wit tears Cheryl that was such a clever answer ,wrong but clever. laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:47 pm

Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing Laughing thanks Gwen, was the only answer I could come up with , of course without a google laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:51 pm

Condy's Crystals are/is Potassium Permanganate. Very good anti-fungal substance. A little goes a long way. You only need a solution pale pink in colour to be effective. The crystals are purple and will stain clothing, fingers etc.
Also called permanganate of potash.
I used it on my strawberry plants to try to get rid of ants, sorry to say it didn't work Sad
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:43 pm

Are we that old that some have never heard of things we used to buy and use.. .. Question hammer hammer Laughing laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:28 am

Mary-Anne wrote:
Are we that old that some have never heard of things we used to buy and use.. .. Question hammer hammer Laughing laughing wit tears

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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:10 am

Old we may be Cheryl, but look at all that knowledge we have stored up top whistle whistle whistle whistle
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:30 am

Very true MA thumbs-up
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:14 am

never heard of condy's crystals, gwen. we don't sell them in the big green box.
also...they kinda don't sound organic.

i will google them tho.
thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:18 am

MA . Yes we certaintly are that old MA but, as you say lots of knowledge stored away,

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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:44 am

As Val said Condy's crystals are usually known as Potassium permanganate now and you should be able to get some from a chemist though they may have to order it in. It is often used in foot care solutions and anti-fungal treatments. Some produce and pet stores may also have it as it is used in various animal treatments.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:57 am

oh boy.
that's nowhere near organic.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:47 am

Gwen not so old this is why we dont see Condy's Crystals around.

I just read on one site where the Government has stopped the supply of it because,
Its also a key component for bomb making and is used in the production of a drug in an unstable form.

Pity the poor ant that stuff will either blow them up or send them to hippy land... laughing wit tears laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:36 am

i found the culprit that has been eating richard's onions.
you can see the punnet in the background...she's knocked over the tag and has, sadly, finished them off.
Crying or Very sad



i will finish work on my cold frame and start the next batch in there.
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:31 am

It's a pretty bird at least... what sort is it?
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PostSubject: Re: richard's onions   Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:29 am

'soon to be dead' parrot.
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