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by Odsox
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Our new world diet?

the amount of land you need to feed one person when the diet is beef focused is far greater than the amount of land needed when the diet is bean and grain Yes, I've had this quoted to me several times, mainly by vegans. This premise presupposes that ALL agricultural land is prime arable that is bei...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Our new world diet?

All I was trying to do was to point out how ludicrous this "diet" is. It was "designed" to help save the planet, but recommends shipping rice from half way round the world in ships that burn the dirtiest oil going .... instead of potatoes that I can grow myself, or buy from the farmer next door. It ...
by Odsox
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Our new world diet?

I assume that you have all seen or heard this over the last few days ... https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46865204 Can someone explain to me why it's better for me to eat lots of rice, that has to be transported literally half way round the world, than it is to eat lots of potatoes from just up the r...
by Odsox
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 2552

Re: What are you growing right now?

Sorry to hear that Flo, not the sort of thing anyone wants let alone an active person like yourself. The only good ? thing is it happened when it did, and you should be fit and raring to go when the main sowing season starts. Assuming of course that you dug your allotments back in the autumn :iconbi...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Turkey :)
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Hello from Turkey :)

Good job you put brackets in there Ina, or it would have read .....
ina wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 pm
the French Polish will do
by Odsox
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Turkey :)
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Hello from Turkey :)

Hello KoyDeli, nice to meet you. :wave:
Welcome to our little forum.
by Odsox
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

All the above, plus another tech method is a hot water system, something I've been meaning to do for ages, but not got "around to" yet even though I have all the parts. Solar panel heating, get an old radiator, paint it matt black, install it somewhere facing south at about 20°slant, pipe it up to a...
by Odsox
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Slug pellet ban

ina wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 am
They are based on ferric phosphate
Thanks Ina, I looked that up and it seems there are several garden centres here that stock it, so maybe one of my local ones does. I'll make a point of switching as soon as I find some.
by Odsox
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Unseasonal weather

Not that I'm missing cold weather, although many of my fruit trees could do with a cold snap, especially the troughs of strawberries that are destined to be forced. The temperatures down here have been a steady minimum of 10c - 11c night and day since the beginning of December and there's no change ...
by Odsox
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Slug pellet ban
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Slug pellet ban

I don't suppose they'll be banning the ones that have always been allowed for organic farming? Which ones are they Ina? The only ones I can get locally are the bog standard metaldehyde. I do use them sparingly when I plant out vulnerable seedlings in the tunnels. There is no way birds could get at ...
by Odsox
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8770

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

Definitely will reach for the baby shampoo as an alternative though they have to leave out nasty stuff by law. Yes totally agree about the nasty stuff. I use Johnsons Baby shampoo, guaranteed to be as "gentle as water" for new born babies. I was stuck on Head & Shoulders because I got dandruff 40 y...
by Odsox
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Organic fire

I presume your home grown logs are young growth Yes. When I moved here I planted up shelter belts consisting of Oleria, Griselinia, Willow, Alder and Ash. These are now coppiced in sequence on a 2 yearly basis and provides enough logs and kindling for at least one winter's fuel. It hadn't occurred ...
by Odsox
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?
Replies: 24
Views: 8770

Re: Where can I buy online alternative type shampoo's?

As another ageing male with thinning hair on the top of my head, although more than enough elsewhere, I started to get scabs forming on my scalp. I believe that's fairly common in older men, but as I've never been old before I couldn't guarantee that as a fact. Anyway it got to the stage where they ...
by Odsox
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Organic fire
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Organic fire

I thought I might share what I've been doing for umpteen years. We have a wood burner heater in our sitting room and I light it with newspaper and kindling (we have 1 local newspaper every week that the postman delivers) We also have a continuous supply of home grown logs with a about 3 years worth ...
by Odsox
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Well, I got my timing slightly wrong again. There will be ripe tomatoes for Christmas, but I thought I'd timed it so that they would start to ripen in about 2 weeks time. Probably a few more sunny days than other years messes up my timing, so I will probably never get them to ripen exactly on time. ...