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by Weedo
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

Guys

Sorry to hear of the BREXIT generated uncertainty you have to get through; makes my issues paltry in comparison - I can only hope that sanity will prevail and a reasonable solution is forthcoming.
by Weedo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Agar on its own does not contain much in the way of nutrients which is one of the reasons for its use as a culture medium- it is mostly fibre and without cellulose. It does help in the soil as a wetting agent - making moisture more available and hence dissolved nutrients more available. Probably bet...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 15
Views: 213

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

I'm looking forward to shifting closer to a Flo / Odsox lifestyle! Much much better than dealing with budgets, politics, legisaltion, policy, procedures, prima-donna executives, penny pinching accounts clerks, stuffed up flight schedules, eight hour drives and eating whatever rubbish happens the be ...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

Thanks GA - I suspected this would be the case. Probably not a potential poblem in sub 20 inch rainfall zones but could be in irrigated areas. Hasn't shown up on our radar yet. Biosecurity is the new black in Oz at the moment.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

Re: Funny old weather

Don't worry Odsox; Timmo will be visiting for a break soon so it is bound to pour down for the duration of his visit.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

In resoect of cultivation and perhaps weedy-ness. We have a guy that wants to plant commercial quantities of this and a range of other species for the alternative medicine market and tyhis is the one outside my experience.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

Hi

anybody know anything about grwing Valerian (V. officinalis)?
by Weedo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Esse lionheart & hot water
Replies: 9
Views: 3123

Re: Esse lionheart & hot water

We are looking at selling the "town house" soon(ish) and building off grid on the farm (the house only off grid because we need electicity up to 3 phase for the farm) Part of the investigation is looking at a wood gasification boiler (like Kiwi Bloke, wood is plentyful and free) backed up ...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

Australians do it in Australia too - a friend of mine had a retirement plan to travel around Australia. He was back 6 weeks after he left and could have only seen what was visible out the car window. People often "do" Tasmania in 5 days - I have worked and visited Tasmania many over the ye...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...use a scythe?
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: ...use a scythe?

I agree with the need to learn how to work. I was lucky enough to have a couple of mentors from the old school in my younger days who taught me the right way to use tool when working digging potatoes, cutting fencing, baling wool,breaking out etc. Even jobs like digging post holes has a definite bod...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

Hi A quick query; Number 1 son is travelling to Britain in the next couple of weeks (he sometimes has these lapses of common sense - probably a result of spending so much time underground). Apparently spending a week in London then on a rubber necky guided tour of England Scotland, Ireland etc. for ...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 35
Views: 1314

Re: Funny old weather

See photo - give lie to the old saw "red sky at night, shepherds delight". It started raining about 5.00am the next morning.

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by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

GA - thanks, seems the North Coast here has also been getting my share. In regards to your weeds, look on the bright side. Good weed seasons nean that a large proportion of the seed bank has germinated - if you jump in and deal with them before they can replace that seed then you are well ahead. Its...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 44
Views: 1674

Re: Someone say something

Good day today - its raining finally!!!!! After a very very dry autumn and start of winter we may actually get some moisture. My cropos have been standing still for weeks and were at risk of collapse.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potted white currant
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Potted white currant

Fruitfly

If you haven't already done so, try adding some potassium (potash) this will increase acidity (currants like a slightly acid soil) and promote flowering.

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