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by Odsox
Sat May 27, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 4
Views: 88

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: 79

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: 79

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: 60

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.
by Odsox
Wed May 24, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Best place to grow tomatoes

Reading a post by Green Aura about deciding to grow her tomatoes behind glass, reminded me that I've been meaning to mention something I noticed this year. This year I'm growing tomatoes in 4 different places as I didn't get the new greenhouse finished in time (still not finished). I have 4 in the c...
by Odsox
Wed May 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Funny old weather

Here's a photo of my potato patch. It probably won't look like that in a week or two as I'm sure it will be riddled with blight. We are now on our 3rd day of a Smith period with overnight temperatures about 15c and humidity has been between 92% and 95% all week. Plus the forecast is for much of the ...
by Odsox
Wed May 24, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Another lesson learned
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Another lesson learned

Paint does that as well. When I first made my big lean to greenhouse I painted the back wall with Sandtex white paint. I noted on the tin that it was "injurious to plant life". It was OK away from the wall, but any weeds that grew up next to the wall were obviously stressed, and it lasted ...
by Odsox
Sat May 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: First home grown lunch of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: First home grown lunch of the year

Today is one of those awkward situations that only we who grow our own veggies experience. My French beans have started producing and I have the grand total of THREE beans ready to pick. If I leave them they will be old and tough before there's any more, so tonight's dinner will be stir fried veg co...
by Odsox
Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: First home grown lunch of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: First home grown lunch of the year

It does give you a nice warm smug feeling though, doesn't it? :cheers:
by Odsox
Fri May 19, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: One Step Closer
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: One Step Closer

Weedo wrote:way too busy and too much time travelling

You're a time traveller :shock:
Now that's quite a skill, I can only manage travelling to the future .. one day at a time.

Good luck on semi-retirement
by Odsox
Sat May 13, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato plant size
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Tomato plant size

It depends where your salad table is ( I presume outdoors) and where you live (town or country) Temperatures may have been like summer recently but night time temperatures have been quite low, and tomatoes don't like overnight temperatures below about 10c. They will survive but not thrive. I wouldn'...
by Odsox
Fri May 12, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greensward...
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Greensward...

According to my 2 volume Shorter English Dictionary; Greensward, 1600, Turf on which grass is growing.
So a lawn :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Sun May 07, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brits banned from overseas hotels...
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Brits banned from overseas hotels...

Yes I read that too. Apparently the Spanish laws are so lax you only have to prove that you bought stomach upset tablets to show that you were suffering from food poisoning.
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-05-02/brit ... ng-claims/
by Odsox
Sat May 06, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Tomato trial results

Sounds like silvery fir are the ones for us - if only we could get them to fruit! You may be interested GA, out of all the plants that I have, Stupice is the ONLY one to have any sizeable fruit so far. Plus that one is in my small aluminium greenhouse. The plants in the conservatory are 2 - 3 times...
by Odsox
Fri May 05, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Tomato trial results

I wouldn't mind an Aspidistra if there's enough. It's all change here again, but I now have a conservatory back and apart from 4 tomato plants, it's going to be purely flowers and non-edible plants. Thanks for the offer of your Oddo, DnD, that would be great, but if you still have seed that would do...

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