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by Odsox
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: High street shops

Watch it folks! I bought work boots on line a few years ago and they also looked identical and were branded the same as those I usually bought locally. However, they only lasted a couple of months rather than the one or two years I normally get out of boots I was going to point out that even if the...
by Odsox
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 796

High street shops

There have been lots of news items just lately about high street shops closing. I have got to the stage where I have problems tying the laces on my work boots and hit on the idea of getting some Riggers Boots. For those who don't know, they are like short calf length leather wellies. In my local har...
by Odsox
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 30468

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Flo wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Dunno about big things like cookers and fridges
Here everything that's deemed electrical is free to recycle. We pay an up front charge of a few Euro when you buy a new electrical for the eventual recycling.
Everything that has a mains plug or has batteries (including batteries) are free to dump.
by Odsox
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

Weedo wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 pm
I presume peeled?
Yes sorry, open frozen peeled whole cloves.
You can also grate frozen cloves as well as slicing.
by Odsox
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

Has anyone tried crushing and freezing? Yes, we used to do that but for some reason stopped doing it, I have no idea why as I can't keep mine for those last 2 or 3 months until the new season's. I may well freeze a few bulbs again now that you have put the idea back in my head. We froze intact clov...
by Odsox
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

Onions!I plant sets,and each year alot of them form seed heads way before the onions are big enough.I read that to combat this,you can cut that stem off,which will force the bulb to still grow,I've done this now,and hope it works.Any idea's why my onions keep going this way? I assume that they have...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

Seed merchants don't go packets of mixed tomato seeds like they do lettuce. This one does and they sent me a free packet with my order. To me it's totally useless as I need to know what I'm growing, with a mixture you don't know how tall, what type of fruit or whether it's a bush or cordon. https:/...
by Odsox
Wed May 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

OK OK, so there are 6 of us then, but we are fairly well scattered.

It's still an odd year, temperatures here have been mid 20's by day and mid 10's overnight for a few weeks and still a lot of things are well behind. I thought plants were supposed to catch up, but perhaps nobody told them.
by Odsox
Fri May 25, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1286

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

I agree that weed membrane is not so useful when used like that. When I created the paths in my polytunnels, I put down membrane covered with concreting ballast. It looked good for 6 months and then weeds started to grow in the ballast and put their roots through the membrane. It was impossible to p...
by Odsox
Thu May 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: Onions

Green Aura wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:03 am
Do you think it'll taste oniony (in a carroty kinda way)?
I'll let you know. :mrgreen:

It has just occurred to me that Flo and myself are probably the only active members actually growing vegetables now, unlike a few years back when I joined. Times change I suppose.
by Odsox
Thu May 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Onions

I'm very pleased that my over wintering onion growing seems to have paid off. I've never grown autumn sown onions before, mainly because of getting the timing right, sow too early and they will bolt, sow too late and you get small onions. These are Senshu Yellow and were sown on the 1st of September...
by Odsox
Fri May 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Food waste

there are others that go out of their way to seek out older foods Maybe not quite as extreme as that, but mushrooms are a vegetable that needs "maturing" in our house. Fresh mushrooms from the shop are pretty much tasteless, but if you take them out of the shrink wrapped plastic container and put t...
by Odsox
Thu May 17, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: New build pantry
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: New build pantry

We've got one, only ours is called a larder. When we moved in there was a windowless fuel store just off the kitchen. I kitted it out with shelves and knocked a ventilator through to the outside, which is east facing rather than north. A couple of years ago I decided to refurbish it as it had become...
by Odsox
Mon May 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

The film is on TV on Saturday evening.
by Odsox
Mon May 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: No Bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: No Bees?

I didn't want to contradict anyone either, but we are overwhelmed by bees of all sorts, from every size of bumble bee you can think of, to several different species of solitary bee and loads of our own native Irish black honey bees. Of course it might be because there is no arable farming within 40 ...