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by Odsox
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Hello

Hi there Herbivore, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 3241

Re: No plastic

Apparently Ina there are local vineyards here too, 3 in County Cork ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_wine
I think though I'll stick to wine made in warmer countries as I drink mainly red.
by Odsox
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 3241

Re: No plastic

How do we regard tinned fruit in this situation? Much traveled but at least the packing can be recycled Oh yes, what about bottles of wine? Here I am totally self sufficient in veg, partially self sufficient in fruit, but totally non self sufficient in wine. I know the bottles are easily recycled, ...
by Odsox
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Red onions
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Red onions

I can't comment on red onions as I don't grow them due to their inferior keeping abilities, but I can confirm Weedo's point that onions prefer liquid fertiliser. I start mine off in cells, multiple sown roughly 3 to a cell and plant them out close spaced as I actually want smaller onions. During lat...
by Odsox
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Compostable plastic bags

That's the reason I've not tried to hot compost. According to GA's link you have to wait until you have a cubic metre of material before you start. Apart from grass clippings, who has a cubic metre of kitchen waste in a sensible time frame? I have tried composting grass clippings, no problem there w...
by Odsox
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Compostable plastic bags

Just recently one of our local supermarkets has been dishing out compostable bags at the checkout for soap and other smelly stuff to keep separate from food, also for double wrapping fresh meat. Then a couple of days ago one of my radio magazines was delivered in a compostable bag. So as I knew noth...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3891

Re: What are you growing right now?

Sub Arctic Plenty. Anybody had any experience with that? Yes I've grown them a few times I take notes of all the tomatoes I've ever grown and my notes for S.A.Plenty are; "Later than Stupice, ripe fruit in 147 days, nice size, reasonable taste but less acid" That 147 days is from sowing to 1st ripe...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3891

Re: What are you growing right now?

Things that I'm growing right now and harvesting. I still have several parsnips and quite a few leeks still, plus my sprout plants are still there for harvesting "sprout tops" and then spring greens, plus a row of turnip greens (grown specifically for greens) We've eaten nearly all the overwintering...
by Odsox
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3891

Re: What are you growing right now?

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:05 pm
no insects to pollinate it though.
Pollinate by hand.
As I grow courgettes and squash in the tunnels, and I have mesh barriers on the doors, if I didn't pollinate by hand I wouldn't get any fruit at all.
The barriers are to keep butterflies and moths out, not bees.
by Odsox
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

I will say that I have a problem with the temperatures though. Everything is far too forward, my mirabelle plum is in bloom and my nectarine is just about to flower as are the cherry trees. I assume that it's probably the same in the south east of England fruit growing area, so I really hope for the...
by Odsox
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

Not a problem here, although it rarely is.
I irrigated both of my tunnels yesterday which used roughly 700 litres of water from my storage tanks.
This morning the tanks are full again.
by Odsox
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Hello from South Africa

Welcome to our forum Tbird, nice to meet you :wave:
Good luck with your plans, one thing's for sure you can't beat freshly harvested fruit and vegetables.
by Odsox
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water butt - no down pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Water butt - no down pipe

Carrying on from Doofa's idea, what's wrong with a cheap shed, maybe even with no door, just to sit in when a shower comes along?
Just a small shed, nothing stored in it, serving as shelter and rainwater harvesting.
by Odsox
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: anything strange?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: anything strange?

Hiya Doofa, nice to see you again, where you bin? :wave:
by Odsox
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

...and grow a pot or two of tomatoes, they're a doddle on a south(ish) facing windowsill.