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Post by Pettytyrant101 Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:39 pm

Not that I know- and as a large proportion of our peat bogs are on top of hills and the like I cant imagine it would cost effective to get at it.
Certainly I have never heard of any major peat cutting going on- it a rare sight these days to see peat stacks out drying in the sun let alone loads of it.

This is a hill behind my home town- the top of it is called The Badd. (using google earth)

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And this is it from above, the whole top is one massive peat bog, we cross through it going to one of our campsites in the glen beyond.

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Do cranberries grow high up in windy conditions prone to snow? I may chuck some about on my way by this summer!

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Post by David H Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:49 am

I'm glad to hear the bad guys didn't steal all your peat. I seem to remember they'd invented a giant evil machine that crawled through the bogs grinding them up into fuel pellets and drying them. (They probably would have gotten with it too, if not for those meddling kids!)

The cranberries would grow just fine there, but you probably wouldn't get high yields on the hill tops. One of the the main tricks of growing berries is just the right amount of water during the summer. We grow them in the lowland bogs which would naturally be too soggy, but we dig a network of shallow ditches that drain the top foot of soil so that the ground is always soggy enough that you can squeeze a few drops of water out, but not so wet that there are puddles.

Also they don't grow very well from the seeds. The best way to plant them is to take cuttings from the vines and stick them a couple inches into the peat. They'll root and grow wherever the bark gets wet, giving you berries as early as the second year, not coming into full production until 5 to 7 years, and living for hundreds of years. They're a distant cousin of heather as well as lingon. They'd love Scotland!
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Post by halfwise Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:21 am

those peat bogs simple do not look real. No

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Post by chris63 Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:17 am

Looks like another planet scratch

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Post by David H Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:50 am

Looks like somebody's been doing a lot of shoveling!
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Post by Orwell Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:01 am

I wonder if you could have aquaponic cranberries in a greenhouse? Cold effects (outside)? Shrugging Humidity? Question Heat? sunny Possibility of extended seasons? Idea Ideas just roll out, one after the other, sometimes.... .... I guess water would be a bit too acid for the fish? scratch

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:03 pm

dont worry Azriel they dont mean to be rude, but they are men so the subtler things go right over their heads. Rolling Eyes
I like your story btw Kissing
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Post by David H Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:50 pm

I like the story too. Especially the part about petty and the peat. Very Happy

they dont mean to be rude, but they are men so the subtler things go right over their heads.
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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:33 pm

scratch exactly, Very Happy
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Post by azriel Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:58 pm

Hee hee! thankyou, I get funny ideas late at night, & this was one of them, I actually didnt notice any rudeness ? but, men.....well.....there you go ! It often dawns on them days later Razz

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:07 pm

or months Suspect
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Post by azriel Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:08 pm

If ever ?!

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:09 pm

*sigh* Nod
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:09 pm

I've yet to even work out what you two are even referring too in the first place! Mad

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Post by azriel Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:17 pm

see, Mrs Figg,see what I mean ? !!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Pettytyrant101 Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:18 pm

Fortunetly I have devised a solution to my dilemna. Halfwise's feet - Page 2 1918643206


drunken drunken :drunken:That's better. Sleep

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Post by Mrs Figg Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:25 pm

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Post by Orwell Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:57 am

I'm awfully angry -- and I don't even know why - women! Rolling Eyes

or maybe I'm angry because David didn't tell me if acidic water would kill fish or not... scratch

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Post by David H Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:58 am

Orwell wrote:I'm awfully angry -- and I don't even know why - women! Rolling Eyes

or maybe I'm angry because David didn't tell me if acidic water would kill fish or not... scratch

Oh alright, I'll tell you. Just calm down, OK? Rolling Eyes
You can probably find a pH that doesn't make either the cranberries or the fish too sick, maybe about 5.8 or so, but if you decide you'd like pickled herring you can take the pH down to 4.5 or lower and the cranberries should be just fine.

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Post by Orwell Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:47 am

{{{It's a deal! cheers One of us is bound to find out sooner or later... maybe... some day...}}}

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Post by azriel Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:58 pm

Dont count on it buster ! Laughing

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Post by Orwell Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:33 pm

{{{If I didn't know better, I'd think Azriel could read encrypted messages, Dave! Shocked }}}

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:43 pm

{{{{{I bet it was that Figgs taught her Orwell! Mad She's got that magic eel (I nicked it to read yours). }}}}}


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Post by David H Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:43 pm

{{{{{ No! Surely not!!!affraid How could she possibly do THAT??!! Sofa }}}}}
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Post by Orwell Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:48 pm

{{{She's a witch, that's how! Mad I just knew it! pale }}}

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