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by Odsox
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Not travelling by Ryan Air then? No, it's a ferry job so will be taking the car. At least that way we can take more of the home comforts with us, but I've been told that doesn't extend to taking fruit and veg. We have a Ryan Air flight booked for a months time that at the moment is still scheduled ...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Unlike you Flo I shall be a 100% consumerist next week. Off to blighty for the week and so EVERYTHING we eat will be either restaurant fare or supermarket crap, sorry I mean high quality sterile food.
Looking forward to the week after next already.
by Odsox
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Harvest time

Flo wrote:All experience

You're right Ms Flo, if we keep on at this rate, by the time we get old we should be quite good at this growing lark.
by Odsox
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Harvest time

Grape harvesting is just about over, although there are still many bunches of white grapes that will be juiced and then reduced to make a very nice syrup. Drying was well worth the trouble as we now have 2.8 Kg of raisins and 2.6 Kg of sultanas, which should keep me going with the fruit buns I have ...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Smartflower?

Oh yes, and I appreciate you knowing the difference. :thumbright: I got my licence back in the day when the exam was a City & Guilds certificate, which gives me the privilege of transmitting on any of the 27 international bands from long wave to microwaves, not the single 27 MHz slot that CBers ...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Smartflower?

Just thinking about this after I posted the above, I'm a radio amateur and one of the things I do is bounce my radio signals off the moon, and of course that means my high gain antennas track the moon continuously (when switched on). It can also track the sun both in elevation and azimuth, so mounti...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Smartflower?

I saw this a while ago and thought then that it looks a bit flimsy, not to mention expensive.
I'm pretty sure it wouldn't survive a gale force wind unless it was folded up, and spending most of the autumn, winter and spring folded up it would take an awful long time to pay for itself.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Seed sowing

Thanks for looking Weedo, but those modules look like the fairly brittle thin black plastic ones that are common here as well. They are basically designed for single use. The thing about the polystyrene ones is not only are they more robust, easy to remove the plant plug with the "pusher plate&...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Tis good to know that my elders and betters have disasters too Interesting, I thought it was only me that thought I was better, as for "elder" I couldn't possibly comment. :lol: Grape picking continues although the black grapes are all picked now. Today I picked the first sweetcorn cobs f...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

I'm ashamed to say that I had a bit of a disaster this year. I had a very good crop of onions, some a bit big but most were the ideal size for cooking for the two of us. I actually got around to finishing my new greenhouse a few months back and as it was totally empty and the onions needed a final d...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Seed sowing

Sorry for asking a question and then seemingly ignoring the answers, but I have been without Internet ALL BLOODY WEEKEND. No Internet when I switched the computer on Saturday morning and has just come back after ringing the supplier, who only work weekdays 9 - 5 regardless. Plus I had stuff on eBay ...
by Odsox
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Seed sowing

I sowed my Japanese over-wintering onion seed today, multiple sown in cells at roughly 3 seeds to each cell, so potentially 240 onions (if they all grow). But the purpose of this post is to ask if anybody knows if any company still makes these modules. I used to have (probably) 4 each of 2 different...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi newbie here
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Hi newbie here

Hi there, welcome to our forum. :wave:
I'm also in Ireland, but the opposite side.
by Odsox
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Harvest time

Err no, I wasn't awake at 2 AM. :sleepy2: The time shown is whatever you have set it to, or the default setting if you haven't set it. If you click the little blue triangle to the right of your name on the top bar (over on the extreme right) and then select User Control Panel, and then Board Prefere...
by Odsox
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Harvest time

First kilo of raisins with plenty more to come, then it will be sultanas.
Should be OK for cake, buns, Christmas puddings and mincemeat. :iconbiggrin:

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