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by Weedo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1330

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

A while ago I was at a social event (end of financial year) put on by a couple of accounting firms. I fell into discussion with two young up and comers re protection of the environment etc. ( the "what do you do?" thingy) It seems that these two subscribe to an apparently growing philosoph...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 40
Views: 5867

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Odsox

Nothing strange about that tom - my soil looks like that most of the summer
by Weedo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Household chemicals
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Household chemicals

not buying into this one
by Weedo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 265

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Flo The "work" is something I do because I like the bank manager to call me by my first name rather than Mr. It is also allowing me to (hopefully) reach a point of semi independence on my block - that is that it returns enough in needs and excess so as to not require the external inputs an...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 40
Views: 5867

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Ok, so now I am confused. Odsox is planting toms at the same time as we in Oz will be? Our rule is plant Toms on Melbourne Cup day to have the first ripe by Christmas - but we in the semi-arid zone will be planting a little earlier.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 265

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Perhaps others, like me, are just stunned into open mouthed silence by the achievements of the Ish leaders? For me it has just been a (expletive deleted) year where I have not been able to get anything really done - just work 10 - 12 hours a day 7 days a week; my transition to retirement plan seems ...
by Weedo
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1330

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: 292

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: 42
Views: 1330

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: 403

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: 42
Views: 1330

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: 403

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: 403

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: 499

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: 464

Re: Harvest time

Thanks Odsox - I really am a techno-dinosaur (mostly by choice)

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