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by Weedo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

A couple of questions if I may re potential herbicide damage
are the plants being grown indoors and with heat?
has any additional nitrogenous fertiliser been used?
are Triazones (not Triazines) still in common use in your patch?
by Weedo
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

OK Part of my job has been investigating claims of off target herbicide damage on crops - I have never seen this type of damage as a result of herbicide overspray or contamination but will investigate other possible products further. Unfortunately there is no chance of a soil analysis. Any ideas of ...
by Weedo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Containers for making cider
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Containers for making cider

Hi

Thinking of trying cider making sometime next season. For fermenting containers, I can get used 12 litre water cooler bottles: they are clear, food grade PET (BPA free). Any issues with using these? They have no caps but I could get stoppers to fit.
by Weedo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The perils of bought potting compost
Replies: 19
Views: 1231

Re: The perils of bought potting compost

The pics Odsox posted don't look like herbicide damage to me - certainly not hormone type products (phenoxy's) or Glyphosate. While not discounting some of the other herbicide types, I would be very surprised if you could get seeds to germinate in the contamination levels were this high.. The interv...
by Weedo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: How many hours a day does it take?
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: How many hours a day does it take?

rule of thumb is that it takes nearly as much energy and time to produce your food as the value you get out of it - basically, you need to substitute time growing, preparing, preserving etc. for money spent on full purchase costs of the same food (you pay something for everything you get) For me, th...
by Weedo
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Meat for mincing
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Meat for mincing

I agree with GA - as with sausages, a reasonable amount of fat is essential. I don't know what happens up North but these days only to first two quality cuts seem to wind up in the supermarkets (except for the actual butcher shops), the cheaper cuts such as skirt, rib strip, shin, neck etc. all wind...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Buy and sell precious metals?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Buy and sell precious metals?

You can trade precious metals (eg Gold Certificates) in the same way as shares via the stock market. If you want to trade in the physical stuff, then you need to be able to store it and move it around. Some organisations offer this alternative (eg Mints) who will sell you a quantity of gold at a pri...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Foreign language
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Foreign language

posterior fundament?

Disengenuous comes into mind
by Weedo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Tomato trial results

I presume grown indoors?

I can't find anything on either of these varieties for Oz _ I can only find about 20 varieties compared to over 80 for the UK.
Some varieties even have different names in different states.

Any idea of an alternative name(s) for Matina
by Weedo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Someone say something

Can't win

I am sitting in a Motel on the Gold Coast (work) 1400 km North of home and about 1000 km south of cyclone Debbie. We are getting the after effects here and it is unlikely that I will be able to fly out this morning as planned.
by Weedo
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Someone say something

Git hit again. Same thing, a 15 minute intense storm only a couple of km's wide but from the NW - no real structural damage this time but plenty of big limbs down, a few trees and a few broken fences but I just can't seem to see the water tank off the pump shed anywhere. Good thing is that the tempe...
by Weedo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 23
Views: 524

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: 19
Views: 411

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: 36
Views: 1313

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: 194

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.

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