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by Odsox
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 10
Views: 106

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: 5
Views: 145

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: 200

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: 1052

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

...and grow a pot or two of tomatoes, they're a doddle on a south(ish) facing windowsill.
by Odsox
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 22
Views: 4655

Re: Mattresses

These people who find second hand mattresses objectionable, I wonder what they would think of feather mattresses? I spent the first 8 years of my life sleeping in a feather bed, which was replenished every now and again when a few chicken were slaughtered. I loved it as you could snuggle down in a h...
by Odsox
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 31
Views: 837

Re: Tidying up with ...

I'm firmly in the camp of "it will come in useful one day", and so I keep nearly everything that could have a use, or could be used to repair something else. Last year we had a skip in and I foolishly threw a lot of stuff, just so my wife could get her car in the garage, and at least twice since I h...
by Odsox
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: F1 or open pollinated?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: F1 or open pollinated?

I always thought that carrot fly was attracted to carrots by smell, and parsnips smell nothing like carrots. But that could be an old wive's tale as well ... not that I'm suggesting that you're an old wife, Flo. :iconbiggrin: On the other hand there was a very large vine weevil grub buried in the mi...
by Odsox
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: F1 or open pollinated?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: F1 or open pollinated?

Good theory Flo, except I am growing Guernsey parsnips next to Countess F1 parsnips and the Countess are canker free (and a better texture and flavour)
by Odsox
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: F1 or open pollinated?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

F1 or open pollinated?

Years ago before F1 seeds were commonly available I always had problems with my sprout plants. I only needed about 6 plants and every year some of those plants had problems, stunted growth, open "blown" sprouts with maybe 2 growing into useful productive plants. Then Peer Gynt F1 appeared in seed ca...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

That sounds like the Tiny Tim tomatoes I grew when I first started trying to grow all year round tomatoes. They are indeed a bit on the small side, marble sized here, but did behave and made a tidy bush in a small flower pot. Coincidentally I have just started another batch of tomatoes, destined to ...
by Odsox
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 746

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: 19
Views: 746

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: 19
Views: 746

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: 2900

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: 292

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