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by Odsox
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1893

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Runner beans coming out of our ears, still harvesting dried haricot beans, lots of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts have started, beetroot, tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes. We still have some black grapes as well as green grapes, strawberries, autumn raspberries, Discovery ea...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: The cellar !!

Flo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:05 am
Chuckled at the title. On another forum the cellar is where the moderators go to confer upon suspicious posters - over tea and biscuits of course.
:lol:
TEA AND BISCUITS!!
That's it, I'm off to offer my mod services to this other forum, we don't even get a glass of water on this one. :lol:
by Odsox
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: been a long time
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: been a long time

Welcome back Russ, you have been missed.
by Odsox
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Country Wines

Yep, I tried apple wine Bernard, just the same as the other wines I tried to make. The sorry saga is here ...https://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=28942 I didn't realise it was 2014 that I made these wines, I came across the last few bottles a couple of months ago and they still t...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Country Wines

Much as I would like to, I have never made a country wine that was even drinkable. I have tried at various times over my lifetime using different recipes from books, up to MKG's personal instructions, and all have had a nasty "home made" taste that I can't describe. As I've been a "commercial" wine ...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We must all be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: We must all be self sufficient

I agree with what Weedo said. A more permanent solution is maybe what I have. I collect all the rainwater from my barn roof which is then stored in 2 x 1000 litre IBCs (Industrial Bulk Containers) which can be totally sealed with screw lids. Mine are plumbed with ball (float) valves so that when the...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We must all be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: We must all be self sufficient

I've been busy trying to get everything done before the winter starts. I managed to re-roof one of my big sheds, ripping off the leaky felt and plywood, and replacing it with corrugated iron. I've got another smaller shed to do the same to, but I need a dry, windless, preferably cloudy day, and I'm ...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1893

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Apricots at the moment, all being dehydrated.
Next week the same will be happening to the black grapes.
Plus slowly picking the dry pods of various beans for shelling and storing. 4 varieties this year, the "multicoloured" ones, Blue Lake haricot, Orca (Yin-Yang) and butter bean substitute.
by Odsox
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'eyup
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: 'eyup

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:39 am
Odsox has first place in that league
ME ?? Grumpy ?? and OLD?? :shock: :shock:
Not me, I'm so even tempered you could use me as a spirit level.

Welcome to Ish, Michael. You are among like minded people here. :wave:
by Odsox
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Snails etc

No lights - do you think it would work between the two hydrponics units? On a sunny windowsill it wouldn't be necessary for lights. I did mine in a fairly dark shed in winter, with a sheet of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) that floated on the nutrient. I mentioned it in my Ish blog piece .. https...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Snails etc

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:54 am
We still have a fish tank. Any ideas - that don't include fish?
If it has Grolux lights and an aerator you could grow lettuces hydroponically.
I did just that some years ago, easy to do and works well.
by Odsox
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 12
Views: 4594

Re: Weird plants

Resurrected this thread because I have yet another oddity. One weird tomato, this is a Berkley Tie Dye tomato and this is it's first fruit, which is the result from one of those huge flowers you sometimes get on the first truss. Up until now nothing ever came from those huge flowers, but this time i...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 21
Views: 1893

Re: What are you harvesting now?

we are in the middle of early winter planting season. Early winter? Surely you are well past mid-winter now. Yesterday was the first pick of maincrop peas, 2 x 20' rows to supply enough peas to freeze for the winter. I picked a kilo (shelled weight) and froze 4 packs. The rows are looking particula...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Plastic Free July
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Plastic Free July

I sincerely hope reusable plastic is OK to have, not only have I several plastic watering cans, I also have one and a half gazillion plastic flower pots, plus seed trays, propagators, wheel barrow, water tanks, buckets, hose pipes, strimmer, mowers, plastic handled tools and two polytunnels. Flo, if...
by Odsox
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Horsehair worms
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Horsehair worms

This is new to me that I thought I'd share. A few days ago when it was a thoroughly wet day something in the middle of my window caught my eye. At first I thought it was one of my missuses hairs caught on the wet window, by watching it, it was obviously alive and mobile. I just remembered to look it...