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by Odsox
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot

As it happens I can name 2 varieties that are less prone to blossom end rot, although I suppose it should be "I can name a variety that is MORE prone to blossom end rot". Make up your own mind on that. I am growing 4 tomato plants in a self watering pod and a month os so ago the ball valve...
by Odsox
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Funny old weather

It has p****d down here for two days straight. Apparently it's been 11C colder here than all points south. I know, I've been watching that on the weather maps. It's been getting steadily warmer here with today's forecast reaching 26 degrees, and that forecast also has RAIN on Friday, but with a max...
by Odsox
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Funny old weather

Right. And now - could we have some rain, please? Yeah, here too. I'm well and truly annoyed with myself. :angryfire: :banghead: I decided to irrigate my tunnels yesterday evening, connected up the pump to my rainwater tanks, started it all up on a 1/2 hour countdown timer and went back indoors. Ca...
by Odsox
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: G'day.

Hi there Shidifen, welcome to our little forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: raising chickens for meat
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: raising chickens for meat

I've raised chicken for meat many times in the past, both hatching eggs and buying day old hybrid chicks. The ones raised from hatched eggs were from my own hens with various combinations of hen breeds and cockerel breeds and the problem that I found with ALL breed combinations is that it takes many...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tunnel vision
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Tunnel vision

Here's the other tunnel Far more potatoes than we can eat considering we have far more potatoes than we can eat in the outside garden. The things up strings are runner beans, on the left artichokes, down the far end are cauliflowers being harvested now and further on yet more tomatoes. Down the bott...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tunnel vision
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Tunnel vision

Your very deep beds would drive me nuts though (they did and we removed them). Of course that has nothing to do with me being too short to reach the back without standing in them. They're not really deep beds, more a sunken path. They are just "beds" and I walk on them all the time, anywa...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tunnel vision
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Tunnel vision

I am guessing you have to keep pruning off side shoots etc to keep it tame? No, not really. Once you have the branches trained where you want them you only need to prune twice. Once in winter to prune all the side shoots back to one or two buds, then in spring when the new side shoots grow I prune ...
by Odsox
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tunnel vision
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Tunnel vision

Out with the camera today, so a shot from either end of my west polytunnel. In the foreground left are a few Borlotti beans, right is my sweetcorn just getting going, with carrots and chard further up. There are 3 pots of leeks due to be planted out tomorrow and extreme right is a short row of broad...
by Odsox
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Funny old weather

Actually quite a nice day today, although others might disagree :iconbiggrin: It's been gently raining all day, what the Irish call "soft" weather, and it's refilling my irrigation tanks nicely. Plus as I grow most of my stuff under cover it hasn't stopped me working, planting out savoy ca...
by Odsox
Tue May 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Funny old weather

My seasons are very odd mainly because I live on a narrow peninsula with no real land mass, plus I'm only a couple of hundred yards from the sea. So my seasons are pretty much controlled by the sea temperature. The sea temperature is at it's maximum when everyone else starts winter and at it's minim...
by Odsox
Sat May 27, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Funny old weather

I have just picked half a kilo of the largest gooseberries as that branch I photoed on Thursday had been stripped by yesterday. We didn't get much of the rain they were forecasting yesterday either, just a heavy downpour for about half an hour yesterday morning and a gentle shower last evening, and ...
by Odsox
Fri May 26, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Curds and whey
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Curds and whey

Green Aura wrote:We can't eat it Odsox

Doesn't mean you can't make it though, you know my address ........ :lol:
by Odsox
Fri May 26, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Curds and whey
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Curds and whey

Green Aura wrote:Now I just need to work out what to do with the 16 pints of acidified whey - I think we might have the best fed blueberries in the universe! Any other ideas welcome.

Two things spring to mind, buy a pig or two, or make some whey fudge .. https://joybileefarm.com/make-gjetost-whey/
by Odsox
Wed May 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

I forgot to add, they are all mixtures of varieties, so overall it shouldn't make that much difference, but it did show up which individual varieties prefer warmer conditions than I was able to provide in April.

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