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by Weedo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 50
Views: 2021

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: 50
Views: 2021

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...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Eradicating nettles

Not just horse poo - same thing with cow and sheep poo. Obviously they do eat at least the seed heads at some stage
by Weedo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Eradicating nettles

Hi Overall I agree with the previous comments, if you don't want to spray your options are limited to either physical removal or exclusion by competition. Physical removal can be by digging the plants out as they emerge or by continuous mowing / slashing. Digging is not as simple as digging out plan...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Unfortunately the taste of fruits is extremely complex and fickle and includes the smells the plants produce that trigger taste responses- even small changes in chemical inputs from sunlight, soil and water can have an effect. A heavy shower of rain can reduce the sweetness overnight while a very su...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

You Brits need to get into the swing of the new Political processes! In Oz when things like "sustainability", "environmentally sound", Government comittment" and "services" become too hard the Government simply changes the meaning of the words to meet what they wan...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: UK ban on new diesel and petrol cars 2040

City Centric knee-yerk reactions without acknowledgement of the broader consequences. The NSW Government last year imposed an across the board shift from ULP cars to E10 (Ethanol) only, complete with a block for other fuel types on our fuel credit cards. They did not consider that E10 is simply not ...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 547

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: 14
Views: 610

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: 18
Views: 547

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: 50
Views: 2021

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: 1645

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: 50
Views: 2021

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: 50
Views: 2021

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: 3195

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 ...

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