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by Weedo
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: Planting under cherry tree

DND - there is a world of difference between the theory of permaculture and how people actually do it. A great many invasive species are planted in so called permaculture systems and it is common for permaculturists to illegally import species they want - using "sustainability" as an excus...
by Weedo
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Permaculture!- likely to get your mouth washed out with soap using that word around here, particularly in the sub-tropics.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Re: Transporting children

The rationale is that, in the case of a collision with a car, the child is unlikely to survive as it is low down either on the tag along or trailer and likely to go under the car even at low speed and that being contained in the trailer adds to the risk.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Dangerous weather

Looking forward to autumn here so that planting can begin - the last 5 days have been plus 40c, cooled off to low 30's / high 20's for the next few days and then back up again; Feb and March are our hottest months. Lovely storm Saturday, wrecked a number of big trees and took most of the roof off th...
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 2766

Re: Turnips!

I also like them raw (eat them like an apple) or shredded in coleslaw or in a stirfry.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 14
Views: 100

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Most things will grow under the tree without affecting it other than competiton for nutrients and moisture- I would avoid anything in the Rosaceae family that could provide a host for cherry pests and diseases, in particular any that retain fruit or leaves over winter. Also avoid planting close to t...
by Weedo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Smart phones

I do have a 'phone - an old Nokia flip phone - but I only use it as a 'phone.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 5699

Re: Transporting children

Both passengers in trailers behind bikes and tag-along bikes have recently been banned on roads in NSW for safety reasons. The only option now allowed is purpose built seats on the adult bike itself.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year (2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: What are you growing this year (2017)

Hi
I have never heard of any of these potato varieties (except King Edward; nearly extinct in Oz) despite being from one of our major potato growing regions - can anyone point me to a site where I can get more info?
by Weedo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Radish and turnip
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Radish and turnip

Showing my Oz ignorance again, but how do you (can you) use turnip tops and are there any particular varieties that are better than others? I have eaten the turnip bulb from varieties planted for livestock grazing and they are fine but are the tops OK?
by Weedo
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

Hi From my limited knowledge Fennel is allelopathic to a fairly high degree as far as greatly reducing germination of the seeds of other species rather than, like some wild sages, actually killing existing growth. I would guess that anything of a reasonable size planted with fennel would survive and...
by Weedo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Smart phones

don't have one, don't need one, cant see why anyone else would either - total technophobe
by Weedo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No dig gardening method
Replies: 41
Views: 3675

Re: No dig gardening method

Hi, sorry guys but I have to jump in with some science on this one Doofa - manure is most definitely NOT just grass clippings with the nitrogen removed. Firstly, ruminants (in this case cattle) do not just graze grass (unless on a monoculture pasture - in which case any competent husbander would sup...
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fresh woodchip and chickens - OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: Fresh woodchip and chickens - OK?

I have used willow solution as a rooting stimulant - I used fresh green twigs, poured boiling water over them and let steep for 24 hours. I does work but I have never tried to keep it. The willow is so easy to get that there is really no purpose in trying the store the solution.
by Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bread
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Bread

GA - the higher fat & protein, nil carb diet worked really well for me - 10kg lost. The really hard bit is getting the right food while travelling (which I do a lot for work), particularly in the remoter parts and watching the carb overload with the beer. Ordering a bar meal like a hamburger wit...

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