Search found 3753 matches

by Odsox
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: strawberry dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: strawberry dilemma

still really confused as to why everything has come at once though Well I've noticed this before in catalogues. Just looked in Dobies bareroot strawberry plants and they have "early season" fruiting from June. "mid season" fruiting from June and "late season" fruiting ...
by Odsox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: strawberry dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: strawberry dilemma

I agree with Flo, I only grow everbearers which fruit from now until November. Depending on the variety some produce loads of fruit and then have a couple of weeks rest before starting again, but some just keep going. Funnily enough I will pick our first 2 ripe strawberries in the morning to have wi...
by Odsox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New Avatar
Replies: 150
Views: 23049

Re: New Avatar

Welcome back Doofa.
Sorry to hear about your Internet problems, but on the upside I bet you got a lot more work done. :lol:
by Odsox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 19
Views: 1226

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

A couple of questions if I may re potential herbicide damage are the plants being grown indoors and with heat? has any additional nitrogenous fertiliser been used? are Triazones (not Triazines) still in common use in your patch? OK, I grow just about everything under cover, except maincrop potatoes...
by Odsox
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 19
Views: 1226

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

I suspect that as the plant grew and you fed them, the problem lessened? No, feeding did nothing and most of the plants died. I don't agree that it was "severe nutrient deficiency" as all the plants were only a week or two old and were grown in seed compost with fertiliser added (by the m...
by Odsox
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Changing seasons dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Changing seasons dinner

when did you plant the Home Guard, I am still waiting for mine to do something Now that clever John has mended the bit that allows you to display pictures, I can show you what my potatoes look like. The 2 rows in the front are Home Guard that were planted on 2nd of February and the next 2 rows are ...
by Odsox
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Changing seasons dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Changing seasons dinner

Definitely a winter dinner tonight.
Roasted boned & rolled turkey thigh from the Christmas turkey, roast potatoes and Christmas pudding. :santa:
The only thing different is instead of sprouts we're having spring cabbage, oh and greek yoghurt with the pud instead of brandy butter.
by Odsox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Changing seasons dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Changing seasons dinner

This lot were planted on 27th of January in the tunnel.
I planted another couple of rows on 2nd of February along with 2 rows of Winston. The 2nd lot of Home Guard look almost ready where the Winston (supposed to be very early) are barely up.
by Odsox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 19
Views: 1226

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

All my tomatoes are in perfect health this year, which prompted me to do a Google search to see if anybody else had the problems I had last year with bought compost containing suspected weedkiller. I found several, but intriguingly there was a link to one of my Ish posts from 2015 and a photo of a c...
by Odsox
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Back again QLD Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Back again QLD Australia

Welcome back, nice to see you again. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Changing seasons dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Changing seasons dinner

Tonight's dinner was a side salad made from the last Winter Gem lettuce and the first Home Guard new potatoes, new season tomatoes, along with radishes and snipped chives. To go with it was a chunk of salmon fried in butter and then drenched in cream with prawns added . Very nice it was too, and a r...
by Odsox
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Tomato trial results

Are you growing the pretty ones this year? No, although I still have plenty of saved seed. I may well sow some in the autumn for winter fruit though, but they were not that productive. They seemed to set a couple of trusses and then stopped until those tomatoes were picked before producing more flo...
by Odsox
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Tomato trial results

Just picked and tasted the first one, and it was very nice with that sweet/acid taste that I like.
I can foresee me growing that variety permanently from now on with my regular maincrop tomatoes to get some early fruit, especially as it's a cordon and not a sprawling bush (like Latah).
by Odsox
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Tomato trial results

Any idea of an alternative name(s) for Matina Well now you've got me confused :scratch: I looked at the description that came with the seeds and it says "Heirloom variety of German origin", so I searched some German sites and according to this site it's alternative name is "Tamina&qu...
by Odsox
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Tomato trial results

For those interested in such things, I have 2 ripe tomatoes from the Matina plants that were sown on January 1st. That beats Latah by quite a margin from sowing to picking, Latah 105 days and Matina 93 days. I couldn't compare like for like this year as the Latah sown at the same time this year took...

Go to advanced search