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by Weedo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 20
Views: 285

Re: Someone say something

Thanks all The heavy weather has gone for the time being and we got about 5 inches of rain out of it (this is one fifth of our annual average) -the damaging storm was a only strip about 2 Km wide but we were right in the way. The next couple of years firewood is taken care of with heaps of timber on...
by Weedo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Guilty pleasures

My father used to tell us kids "food is to keep us upright and perambulating - if it tastes good it's a bonus" However, the foods I really can indulge in are soft cheeses, particularly the dAffinois style bries from Tasmania and King Island, smoked cod (Sth Africa) fresh Murray cod from Mu...
by Weedo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 35
Views: 997

Re: This year's gluts and failures

Flo

We have a friend about 4 hours north of us who has a successful home jam and preserve business and is now breaking into the high end, exclusive brand cuisine market. Unfortunately she tells me that marmalades don't sell so she doesn't make them anymore.
by Weedo
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from SW Ireland
Replies: 12
Views: 102

Re: Hi from SW Ireland

Hi & welcome
Greetings from Collingullie - I'm probably the most southern member and not an actual Isher (yet, its a retirement plan) but love the site.
by Weedo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 20
Views: 285

Re: Someone say something

DND Strange! All the touristy pics show it calm and sunny with lovely inviting beaches. Anyway, been putting off a new roof for the old farm house for a few years now but it may be time. Hopefully the soil temps are still too high for the pastures to germinate before I can get to the weeds that will...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 20
Views: 285

Re: Someone say something

several offensive words Last night about 7.00 a Northerly storm blew up out of nowhere; we rarely get any weather from this quarter except hot winds (Parliament is in that direction) Dumped about 70mm of rain (2.5 inches ) in 15 minutes precisely when we did not want it, took part of the house roof ...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This year's gluts and failures
Replies: 35
Views: 997

Re: This year's gluts and failures

Excess citrus. I have a reasonably prolific navel orange, lemon and grapefruit. Unfortunately most of the fruit goes to waste for a number of reasons; I have tried marmalades, juicing and freezing etc. but this only seems to shift the glut from the tree to the bottle. We are in the middle of one of ...
by Weedo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Paper Making Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Paper Making Tips

Ina If you are talking about making paper from scratch it is a whole different ball game. I have never tried "pure" homemade paper (there seems to be a readily available supply of used paper of all sorts for free) but I have attempted to use a mix of natural fibre and recycled paper. I cou...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Paper Making Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Paper Making Tips

Hi I used to make my own paper from used paper years ago, more as a craft and novelty than for everyday use. I tried a variety of materials and got some really interesting results. Generally the papers we use are based on two timber types, softwoods and hardwoods. Softwoods, strangely, are used for ...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 20
Views: 285

Re: Someone say something

Yes Bonnie - seems to be exactly opposite although we do finish some vegies in summer, especially tomatoes, capsicum etc. We won't plant these until Mid October with the aim of having the first ready for Christmas. We can grow lettuce, peas and beans nearly all year round although trying in the summ...
by Weedo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 20
Views: 285

Re: Someone say something

Chaotic even on this side - work is crazy with unreal timelines. At my age I no longer have patience with the millenian puppies who have just discovered the wheel. Like Ina I'm feeling very flat these days with a strong "been there, done that, don't need to go there again" feeling. When sp...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Kids and dogs just go together.

Playpens in the garden are good; we had one in the cattle yards (cattle free working area) for our grand daughter for a while
by Weedo
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Hi Bonnie Is this your first? If an ageing male can offer an opinion I would suggest you stop worrying too much and just go for it - kidlets are tough, resilient little critters and revel in being outside and involved with what their parents are doing. Wrap it up comfortably and take it out in the g...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 365

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Fruitfly Your proposal is certainly possible; the reason for hilling is to increase yield by stimulating root and tuber growth higher up the stem. Leaving them just growing flat will mean fewer spuds per plant. Alternatives could be to grow in large tubs and progressively fill with soil etc. (a frie...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Weather

Forecast is for warm and dry through to end May, no frost risk (whatever that is)

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