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by Weedo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

GA - 2500km varies in length depending on the route - we will be taking the "scenic" coast rout most of the way so it will take us about 5 days - with refreshment stops. The two boys took the inland route a couple of years ago in an ancient hilux - took them 2 days driving virtually non-st...
by Weedo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Smartflower?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Smartflower?

I agree with Odsox - looks a bit flimsy for real weather but I can see a use for it as a more portable arrangement.
Sun tracking installations are not uncommon here, particularly in the remote west - however these are quite robust fixed systems.
by Weedo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

His mother is in child withdrawal at the moment (he is only 32 after all) We will have him back for 2 days then he and I will drive (his ute) back to Mount Isa (2,500km) where he works - I will fly back. Unfortunately we will be forced to make several stops along the way to investigate the local mar...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Seed sowing

Odsox OK Just a suggestion for a type, I presume the transport costs from here to you would make them prohibitive anyway. I understand your need for root zone protection also - these are designed with open slits to allow natural lateral root pruning during growth. These trays weigh about 1Kg each an...
by Weedo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Interesting the plethroa of fresh produce you guys have at the moment Eldest male child (Timmo) returns Monday from 8 weeks wandering England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. He is desperate for a good feed of fresh vegetables and has even resorted to visiting vegetarian restaurants to get some. His yo...
by Weedo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Seed sowing

Odsox et al I buy some gear from this on line site - mainly because some is specialised and not c ommonly found elsewhere. https://www.forestrytools.com.au/index.php?id=27 The trays are quite robust and should last years - although designed for growing tree seedlings (therefore a little deeper than ...
by Weedo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Seed sowing

You may be out of luck Odsox - I haen't seen anyone using these commercially for years
by Weedo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Eradicating nettles

Thomzo
I must disagree, I have seen this happen too many times in too many places with too many species - the seed is most definitely ingested and passed through the animal.
by Weedo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Harvest time

Thanks Odsox - I really am a techno-dinosaur (mostly by choice)
by Weedo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Harvest time

Odsox
I am reading this as posted 2:06 am ? Are you awake or does the "system" show me posted at Oz time?
You have the first autumn fruits and I have the first spring calf
by Weedo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 2370

Re: Funny old weather

We are about to (officially) step into spring here and are also experiencing some wierd seasonal change. We did have a dryish winter but, while we had far more frosts than normal, the daytime temperature fluctuated wildly. Because of this our soil temps have not dropped to the normal 5 -8 degrees C ...
by Weedo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Spacings of grapevines
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: Spacings of grapevines

Oz vine spacings are probably different - Dave45 is correct in that row spacings are determined by machinery needs although in Oz it seems that with more mechanisation for picking and pruning (usually straddle machines) and availability of smaller 4WD tractors the row spacings are reducing. I look a...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3039

Re: Someone say something

Hi Green Aura I did say nearly all would be going. The patch is a quarter acre total and we will keep about a quarter of this going (chitting spuds with the grandkids this weekend). The rest will be flattened, deep dug and levelled ready for next season. Hopefully the time budget allows for a new ch...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3039

Re: Someone say something

Yes Odsox - the same but different. I will also provide for shade for my tomatoes and leafy greens so they don't get too much sun. Water quantity is not a problem but keeping it in the soil in +35 degree days is. We are considering using low trellis table grape vines and a wind shelter on the West w...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3039

Re: Someone say something

Hi folks We have just made a decision to abandon (mostly) the Veg patch for this year. The reasoning? overall it is a mess, beds in the wrong place, wrong orientation, water points wrong. The soil all needs a thorough work over and more organic material worked in. We need to work on shelter planting...

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