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Comments

  • Ted thesailor
    Ted thesailor 10 hours ago

    This guy is nuts...

  • Anna Lax
    Anna Lax 2 days ago

    Pole cats

  • Ian Bell
    Ian Bell 5 days ago

    Should be called 'climate engineering'.

  • VermistiS
    VermistiS 7 days ago

    Those are no horse chestnuts, I'm looking if you can remove the poison from these plants but cannot find anything... other than they are poisones

  • helen edgington
    helen edgington 8 days ago

    These look so different from the conkers I have. Mine are round green ones only one to a pod. What’s the difference ? 🤔💚🌍🌱

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 8 days ago

      helen edgington they will turn brown over time

  • DylanGLC
    DylanGLC 9 days ago

    Just put my own into some pots, hopefully I can plant them eventually :D

    • DylanGLC
      DylanGLC 9 days ago

      Steve Benson I’ll try to soon but not much to show right now as working with one pot each. Here is a picture of the ash tree from the other night: pbs.twimg.com/media/EF_EZcaWoAE9i7-?format=jpg&name=large

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 9 days ago

      DylanGLC could do a sort video of your work please

    • DylanGLC
      DylanGLC 9 days ago

      I’m also growing an ash seed I transplanted from a place it wouldn’t survive (around 40cm tall now). I’m hoping to use some pine cones and maple helicopter seeds to grow a pine tree and maple tree if possible :)

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 9 days ago

      DylanGLC planting for the future is the future thank you D

  • Jo Bloggs
    Jo Bloggs 9 days ago

    How long did it take for shoot to come up

  • octavenoize
    octavenoize 16 days ago

    like others said, foxes would be my guess

  • octavenoize
    octavenoize 16 days ago

    thanks, i've enjoyed your conker videos, I have planted about 20 this week in pots to germinate

  • Josh stone
    Josh stone 19 days ago

    Really helpful im gonna do this looking forward to next part

  • Tom k
    Tom k 21 day ago

    I managed to get a load of healthy acorns, now just need to plant them and protect then from squirrels, birds and mice. Cheers

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 21 day ago

      Tom k planting for the future best thing we can all do good luck chap

  • mingkee27
    mingkee27 26 days ago

    Be careful when you're referring It's regular chestnut which is pretty popular in Asia, the pod can yield few nuts. I picked up few horse chestnut and I noticed the pod has spike and the pod only yield one nut. It's harmful when eating raw though it has medical use. I did some research after I found the pod is different

  • Danny Monk
    Danny Monk 29 days ago

    Nice video I’m growing trees at the moment to put in to the wild just something to do and teach the kids

  • Tom k
    Tom k 29 days ago

    v helpful, thank you!

  • Dutch BW
    Dutch BW Month ago

    Ur an idiot if u think u can knock our school down

  • Nigel K Thomas
    Nigel K Thomas 2 months ago

    I believe Mirfield is going to be completely rebuilt in the next 5-10 years, so this will become a thing of the past. An ironic anecdote that occurred a few years ago was when I was traveling to Hebden Bridge. The train stopped at the rarely used (for stoppers) platform two because a freight train had failed on the bridge over the River Calder slightly ahead of platform three. An announcement was made at Mirfield and the intending passengers crossed over to platform two with ease because none of them were disabled. However, a guy in a wheelchair wanted to get off. To say he was ‘pissed off’ was an understatement! He’d had to go via Huddersfield to get to Leeds earlier because platforms one and two are inaccessible. I casually suggested he should go via Brighouse and come back, but that wouldn’t make any difference, because he’d be back on platform one! He was removed from the train at Brighouse, but what he did after that I’ve no idea. Probably got the 278 Arriva bus or a taxi. If this guy hadn’t been onboard there’d have been nothing to speak about. It was the irony that I found staggering!

  • murdyshouse
    murdyshouse 2 months ago

    Hello, I like your acorn videos, what kind of insulation did you use?

  • Les Allison
    Les Allison 2 months ago

    Thank you sir I shall be planting some this year.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 2 months ago

      Les Allison your welcome planting for the future 2050

  • Tizio Cajo
    Tizio Cajo 2 months ago

    What seeds are theese?

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 2 months ago

      Tizio Cajo they are doing very well 4 to 5 foot tail now cheers Steve

    • Tizio Cajo
      Tizio Cajo 2 months ago

      @Steve Benson thank you, for your replay. What happened to the acorns that you planted in 2017? Did they germinate or you had bad luck?

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 2 months ago

      Tizio Cajo Lettuce

  • katwillny
    katwillny 4 months ago

    Sir the purpose of the outdoor wood stove again is ? Not trying to be funny or none !!

  • Steve Benson
    Steve Benson 4 months ago

    Just for clarity in the UK we call them Horse chestnuts not sweet chestnut

  • lhough84
    lhough84 4 months ago

    These are sweet chestnuts not horse chestnuts, conkers don't have points but sweet chestnuts do. 👍🏻

  • Peter Vautier
    Peter Vautier 5 months ago

    Nice video. I’ve got a conker tree at this stage now, problem is I live on a council estate so can’t plant it anywhere... local park doesn’t want it because they drop cookers everywhere...

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 5 months ago

      Peter Vautier ask your local farmers land owners or friends you never know

  • chritopha
    chritopha 5 months ago

    do not eat horse chestnuts

  • Rob Aust
    Rob Aust 6 months ago

    We're is this

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 6 months ago

      Rob Aust this video was taken near Roberts town

  • Rob Aust
    Rob Aust 6 months ago

    Have you ever seen anything unusual I am from the mirfield area also

  • Neil Morgan
    Neil Morgan 6 months ago

    Unrelated to this vid but it's your most recent. Any chance of you uploading the rest of your growing horse chestnut tree videos please

  • Jared Foy
    Jared Foy 6 months ago

    You can get acorns to germinate much quicker if you collect after winter, lay the acorn on top of sphagnum moss potting mix and water twice daily. Cheers.

  • Sol Snail
    Sol Snail 6 months ago

    only factories make plastic, not us. why are they not being held accountable?

  • Peter Shaw
    Peter Shaw 6 months ago

    Sounds like foxes

  • Carlos Cesari
    Carlos Cesari 6 months ago

    it might be a fox

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 6 months ago

      Carlos Cesari no defo not fox mate

  • Squidgy Bidge
    Squidgy Bidge 6 months ago

    It's really hard to tell without a closer more in focus look, but from the motion of the body I think its a domestic cat hunting something. Side question. I planted a couple of hundred chestnuts at the end of last season, not one shoot has appeared in my pots yet, is it just to soon or do you think the entire crop has failed.

    • Andy O' Brien
      Andy O' Brien 6 months ago

      I followed steves video on chesnut trees. Ended up with too many trees nearly all of them germinated. Give them time and if in dout dig a few up to see if the root as sprouted from the nut.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 6 months ago

      Squidgy Bidge did you do the water test ?

    • Squidgy Bidge
      Squidgy Bidge 6 months ago

      However both the wife and lad disagree, they both unequivocally see a rabbit.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 6 months ago

      Squidgy Bidge could it be a mink

    • Squidgy Bidge
      Squidgy Bidge 6 months ago

      Yeah keep clicking at 13 seconds as its playing and watch as it comes in from left. At about 15 seconds you get a good, but quick look at cat like body shape as it disappears into the undergrowth. Clear(ish) view of the tail as it comes down.

  • Mike Fretwell
    Mike Fretwell 6 months ago

    It's a lesser spotted Fantailed Watter Rabbit

  • garhuli1
    garhuli1 7 months ago

    hi steve, when are you hoping to upload part 6

  • Erik Pukinskis Food Plus Forest

    Thank you for posting this follow up! The format is really good, just the steps to get the job done. Would love to see more updates.

  • Entranced98
    Entranced98 8 months ago

    Another job well done by Bellend

  • sam Cesari
    sam Cesari 8 months ago

    how are your acorns growing

  • Stuart Seaton
    Stuart Seaton 9 months ago

    I planted 5 of these a couple of months ago and one has sprouted up and is growing at an alarming rate, about an inch and a half per day. What do I do now? Does it need light to stop it beanstalking? Too risky to put outside maybe yet.

    • Stuart Seaton
      Stuart Seaton 8 months ago

      @Steve Benson the other 4 haven't taken, dug them out and two have sprouted a little bit. I left them in my bathroom where it's warm, was that a mistake? Do they need cooler temperatures to germinate? Have I killed the other four... (the one that did sprout is doing well, nice strong healthy plant so at least got one)

    • Stuart Seaton
      Stuart Seaton 9 months ago

      @Steve Benson I've got limited space + a garden in Scotland

    • Stuart Seaton
      Stuart Seaton 9 months ago

      Will do thanks @Steve Benson

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 9 months ago

      Stuart Seaton just leave it in side for now the rapid growth will stop

  • sam Cesari
    sam Cesari 9 months ago

    nice sound it does in the wind

  • Dudley Chignall
    Dudley Chignall 9 months ago

    where is this site please?

  • Timmy Alan
    Timmy Alan 9 months ago

    After this stage, when will they start growing above the soil steve?

  • Timmy Alan
    Timmy Alan 9 months ago

    I’m going to give it a go. Just found a couple horse chestnuts already sprouted so I’ve planted them. Thanks for the tips

  • Eylem Cengiz
    Eylem Cengiz 9 months ago

    That is NOT a "turbine"

  • Mussarat
    Mussarat 10 months ago

    wow thanx for that

  • sam Cesari
    sam Cesari 10 months ago

    thank you now I know how to plant my acorns I got yesterday

  • Andrew J
    Andrew J 10 months ago

    Really good peaceful video. I thought about my many ancestors who were baptised, married and buried here, going back hundreds of years. I was baptised here too.

  • dudewheresmycar47
    dudewheresmycar47 10 months ago

    u just used google earth Man !

  • Boudewijn
    Boudewijn 11 months ago

    I tried it this way but i get fungus all over them... Any tips?

    • Boudewijn
      Boudewijn 11 months ago

      @Steve Benson I used an airtight plastic box.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 11 months ago

      Boudewijn did you have holes in the container

  • PDXGal 97030
    PDXGal 97030 11 months ago

    Great video! Thank you.

  • Stephen Friday
    Stephen Friday 11 months ago

    Steve I would like to no how the planting went in 2018

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson 11 months ago

      Stephen Friday some are 4 to 6 foot now

  • hoffman4506
    hoffman4506 Year ago

    this is superb! i'm watching this with a lot of background noise!!...can I check with you...if in the fridge, germination would be mid dec, but if in pots outside, germination would be march/april? so its sped up 3 or 4 months by being in the fridge?

  • Arthur Henrique Bossi

    Hi Steve, forgive my English, but I could not understand when you speak about the container lid. Does it have holes? And another question, I've got some of these chestnuts in Ukraine 2 weeks ago. What are the chances I will be able to germinate them in Brazil in a few weeks? Any special care you suggest? I've watched your other videos. Many thanks for the information! :)

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Arthur Henrique Bossi yes the kid needs breather holes

  • karen baitson
    karen baitson Year ago

    Just seen this 13 Oct 2018 and wondered how big they are now as I'm thinking of planting some up too.

    • karen baitson
      karen baitson Year ago

      Wow, that's a good growth rate, thank you, must be careful where I plant them then :)

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      karen baitson to be fair all different from 4 to 6 foot doing very well

  • Vicki Stead
    Vicki Stead Year ago

    Its 2018 now!! Did you plant these?? I love that youre trying to save the trees 🌲!!

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Vicki Stead hi yes I did plant 55 trees all doing well this year I should have 150 to plant for the future kind Regards Steve

  • Ship Wrecked
    Ship Wrecked Year ago

    I thought you were going to pour a beer over those acorns.

  • Stuart Seaton
    Stuart Seaton Year ago

    I'm looking to get some bonsai trees for my window sills where there is plenty sunshine. Is it possible to do that?

  • Glenn Einar Bertelsen

    Should have had deeper pots for chestnuts..? Makes a deep tap root and for a healthy root system for better success when planting out. Just a tip I picked up with chestnuts.

  • JoeP
    JoeP Year ago

    This guy is my hero.

  • Bryan Partington

    Its disgusting, Barrats did the same thing to a beautiful valley next to my house, they illegally felled hundreds and hundreds of trees, and only stopped due to me reporting them during nesting season. However when nesting was over they continued , even though the are was registered a site of natural importance. It didn't bother Barrats as they fine they were given was just a drop in the ocean that they would make. Along with they councilors that would have been given back handers and building contracts for friends and family.

  • NeuroParadise
    NeuroParadise Year ago

    I live in a village near Sheffield where 35,000 trees were cut down this year. If every citizen did one tree we could make such a difference so please share this and other tree planting videos on your social media

  • Mekaeel Doman
    Mekaeel Doman Year ago

    What happened to the seeds in the container and put in fridge? Thanks

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Mekaeel Doman they have made fantastic trees

  • MuFⅎ
    MuFⅎ Year ago

    stfu

  • Krista Awesome
    Krista Awesome Year ago

    Distracting me with that fireplace!!!! .😍

  • John Webb
    John Webb Year ago

    could you speak up a bit Steven

  • Leverquin
    Leverquin Year ago

    do they need stratification ?

  • Harry Dutch
    Harry Dutch Year ago

    Are you near the beach ? The snow level looked like frost and certainly didn't last long hence why I ask if you are sea level ?

  • Squidgy Bidge
    Squidgy Bidge Year ago

    Those acorns are HUGE. I've never saw acorns as big as that on the Oaks near us.

  • Squidgy Bidge
    Squidgy Bidge Year ago

    Does it matter what way up I plant them?

  • Fransje Bik
    Fransje Bik Year ago

    Hi, very interesting, can yiu tell exactly how you made it? On wich you connect the - and on wich the + ? Thank you very much for sharing your wirk. Hope you wil answer.

  • head video
    head video Year ago

    Horse Chestnut will blow up if you try to roast... Because has a very hard shell, and a lot of water in, then if start to roast will develop steam...

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      head video you put a hole in them first before roasting

  • WORSHIP Sphinx
    WORSHIP Sphinx Year ago

    Hi Steve, does it matter how or in which way that you plant the original conker ? whether the white bit on the conker is up or down in the soil ? I'm going to plant at least fifty this year in individual pots, and eventually create a forest in the garden for my kid to look after when I'm in the soil. regards George from Devon.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      WORSHIP Sphinx your fine anyway up but just plant them 25mm under the soil good luck cheers Steve

  • Patrick james
    Patrick james Year ago

    you should remove `the videos if the site is now dead

  • barbara green
    barbara green Year ago

    wow www.robinhoodyorkshire.co.uk---were you allowed to film and if so why?

    • barbara green
      barbara green Year ago

      we, the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society, were always refused permission to visit--though we did unofficially,recently we designed a blue plaque to go nearby but that got turned down also, by Calderdale Council! We also sent two petitions in several years ago backed by two local MPS.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      barbara green for my project and yes I was allowed to film why ?

  • Nikos Podas
    Nikos Podas Year ago

    ACTUALLY 10 BELLS

  • Sukaretto
    Sukaretto Year ago

    Who else lives in Mirfield?

  • Azrael śmierć
    Azrael śmierć Year ago

    I was a tad confused as to what you put in the container with the chestnuts? If you go to be so kind as to tell me on the comments

  • Johnny Jabsco
    Johnny Jabsco Year ago

    Mirfield??? What part of Mirfield is this? Doesn't look anything like Mirfield to me.

    • Katherine Douglas-Hamilton
      Katherine Douglas-Hamilton 7 months ago

      @Johnny Jabsco Wow, it's lower hopton.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      wow its ok

    • Johnny Jabsco
      Johnny Jabsco Year ago

      I am pissed now yes but seriously I don't recognise anywhere here.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Johnny Jabsco spiders u are pist

    • Johnny Jabsco
      Johnny Jabsco Year ago

      I have lived in Mirfield for 35 years and I don't recognise any of this. ???? I do drink a lot, I am a piss head but this is not Mirfield.

  • Craig Jones
    Craig Jones Year ago

    Yes, a toy robot.

  • Melad K.
    Melad K. Year ago

    Thank you for this video.

  • Melad K.
    Melad K. Year ago

    Thank you Mr frand. For the video .

  • Kim Willetts
    Kim Willetts Year ago

    nice video, must have been a bit of work involved to do it. Thank you

  • oli
    oli Year ago

    Extreme weather doesn't happen on its own. Extreme weather is not normal but it is becoming so. What is happening on a global scale is being caused by so called 'humans' with the use of HAARP (look it up if you have not heard about this) and the persistent spraying of our skies with aerosols from aeroplanes, sometime called Geo Engineering or sometimes 'Chemtrails.' This is weather warfare being rehearsed and I think we are the guinea pigs. In my view and through my research, the cause of this extreme weather is the day after day onslaught of spraying of our skies which has been happening for years. I am of an age that I can remember when aeroplanes did not spray chemicals into the sky that created long lasting white trails that over a few hours spread out and caused a haze which on many days actually blots out the sun. This is criminal. So lobbying government about flood protection measures is a bit like a woman going to the doctors and asking for pain killers for her severe headaches and failing to mention that her nasty bullying husband is bashing her over the head on a regular basis. Its pointless. If its not stopped it will get worse and our homes will either be washed away or blown away. Go do your research.

  • Nice CSGO Silver

    thats really funny

  • Melad K.
    Melad K. Year ago

    I didn't anderstand your accent .

    • Melad K.
      Melad K. Year ago

      Steve Benson ..Now Iraq has become better than a few years ago .thanks for asking.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Melad K. What’s it like in Iraq these days ?

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Melad K. What’s it like in Iraq these days ?

    • Melad K.
      Melad K. Year ago

      Steve Benson I'm from Iraq. But I anderstand American accent only.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Melad K. Why were you from ?

  • Melad K.
    Melad K. Year ago

    I didn't anderstand your account .

    • Dub Tub
      Dub Tub Year ago

      I don't understand your english either.

  • Susan Field
    Susan Field Year ago

    It would have been helpful to have seen which way up to plant the acorns.

    • Peter Revell
      Peter Revell Year ago

      Sow sideways as Nature intended.They are impervious to frost. The best container is the 200mm deep Rootrainer. If you are sowing English Oak ( Quercus robur) 7% will have more than one shoot emerge. I have had up to 5 shoots. If you know where you want the trees to develop, direct sowing in the ground is best because English Oak acorns can produce a tap root 36 inches long in the first year.. This is why they are so successful at invading grassland.

    • Susan Field
      Susan Field Year ago

      Thank you. I'm going have a go at growing some :)

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Susan Field the pointed end to the top

  • Graham Scott
    Graham Scott Year ago

    thats some lens you got steve,

  • Vanda Almeida
    Vanda Almeida Year ago

    Fantastic, full of history. ..

  • Karl Windridge
    Karl Windridge Year ago

    Eeeeee it’s a bit quiet me lad!

  • Leanna S
    Leanna S Year ago

    Just found your channel Steve! Love your videos! Collected conkers this fall and have them (hopefully) germinating.

  • Mizy Drawing
    Mizy Drawing Year ago

    hu

  • Haky Kal
    Haky Kal Year ago

    lol

  • Haky Kal
    Haky Kal Year ago

    f of

  • Sallie Hardy
    Sallie Hardy Year ago

    Breathtaking.

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      ru-clip.net/video/q6ogTS19eV8/video.html I just love this one

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Sallie Hardy thank you

  • Sallie Hardy
    Sallie Hardy Year ago

    Looks like chemtrails to me...

  • Sallie Hardy
    Sallie Hardy Year ago

    I just visited Mirfield in Late September of this year 2017 my aunt lives there and I grew up there until we emigrated to America in the 80s. During my visit I spent one Sunday morning walking around the grave yard looking for my brothers grave and became very distressed until two very special ladies helped me find where he lay at rest This church is so beautiful and I can truly say I lost my heart to it. I tried to get as many pictures of it and a few videos but nothing like this one .Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have captured the beauty and history of this amazing Church.

    • Angela Grant
      Angela Grant Year ago

      Sallie Hardy I was a child here in the 60s. I have very strong memories of wondering these church grounds. My grandmother used to live on Hapworth lane before her death. I too have strong attachment to this beautiful church

    • Steve Benson
      Steve Benson Year ago

      Sallie Hardy thank you

  • flappinganimal
    flappinganimal Year ago

    I saw these today. As well as two other passing of two planes together travelling in roughly the same direction as these four. Any idea what it was all about?

  • SassyHershsey SassyHershey

    I found them in the wild with the roots without - but the sideways was helpful

  • 3TECH3
    3TECH3 Year ago

    💖💗 have a great blessing days. Thumbs up 👍 ,keep it up continue hard work my dear ,please visit to me