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by Odsox
Fri May 25, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

I agree that weed membrane is not so useful when used like that. When I created the paths in my polytunnels, I put down membrane covered with concreting ballast. It looked good for 6 months and then weeds started to grow in the ballast and put their roots through the membrane. It was impossible to p...
by Odsox
Thu May 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: Onions

Green Aura wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:03 am
Do you think it'll taste oniony (in a carroty kinda way)?
I'll let you know. :mrgreen:

It has just occurred to me that Flo and myself are probably the only active members actually growing vegetables now, unlike a few years back when I joined. Times change I suppose.
by Odsox
Thu May 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Onions

I'm very pleased that my over wintering onion growing seems to have paid off. I've never grown autumn sown onions before, mainly because of getting the timing right, sow too early and they will bolt, sow too late and you get small onions. These are Senshu Yellow and were sown on the 1st of September...
by Odsox
Fri May 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Food waste

there are others that go out of their way to seek out older foods Maybe not quite as extreme as that, but mushrooms are a vegetable that needs "maturing" in our house. Fresh mushrooms from the shop are pretty much tasteless, but if you take them out of the shrink wrapped plastic container and put t...
by Odsox
Thu May 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: New build pantry
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: New build pantry

We've got one, only ours is called a larder. When we moved in there was a windowless fuel store just off the kitchen. I kitted it out with shelves and knocked a ventilator through to the outside, which is east facing rather than north. A couple of years ago I decided to refurbish it as it had become...
by Odsox
Mon May 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

The film is on TV on Saturday evening.
by Odsox
Mon May 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: No Bees?

I didn't want to contradict anyone either, but we are overwhelmed by bees of all sorts, from every size of bumble bee you can think of, to several different species of solitary bee and loads of our own native Irish black honey bees. Of course it might be because there is no arable farming within 40 ...
by Odsox
Thu May 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Intelligent plants?

If I remember correctly, Triffids were grown for their oil. I don't remember whether they produced edible oil or mineral type oil, but either way well worth growing.
I wonder where you can get seeds?
by Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Greenhouse lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Greenhouse lighting

LED grow lights unless you have deep pockets.
There's plenty available on a well know auction site for just those people you hinted at.

For small scale growing you can get aquarium fluorescent tubes that are quite energy efficient.
Just make sure they are labelled "growlux" or similar.
by Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Intelligent plants?

I posted a thread on here a while ago about my sweetcorn all flowering at the same time regardless of their maturity. https://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=20211 I've also read about a single tree in a forest being attacked by pests and all the rest of the trees suddenly start pro...
by Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: New season veg

Following on from another thread, it's harvest time for my French beans. We had a small cook last week mixed with some frozen peas, but there's enough for a reasonable helping each for tonight. This is a good example of free food, the troughs are years old and have paid for themselves by now. The co...
by Odsox
Sat May 05, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Welcome back RC, nice to see you. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri May 04, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1567

Re: Has Spring sprung?

It certainly is a funny old year.
Here we are in May and there's no may blossom out down here yet. We have had may blossom out in sheltered spots at the end of March some years, but always by mid April.
by Odsox
Tue May 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Forest gardening question

I think after being on this forum for umpteen years Flo, I'm well used to being wound up. Boring here too, rain is forecast to last pretty much all day, but not as boring as Thursday when we are due a planned all day power outage. :( Just ordered a packet of Nine Star Perennial broccoli, along with ...
by Odsox
Tue May 01, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: Forest gardening question

Drip feeding us information here Mr Odsox Need to know basis Ms Flo The ground elder would survive all your pre-conditions Nope, I stipulated it must be removable Anyway I don't have any growing on my property and who would buy ground elder :shock: You don't ask easy questions do you? If they were ...