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by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Sorry But I can't figure this out!
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Sorry But I can't figure this out!

Go to User Control Panel
Click on 'Profile' on the left panel
Click on 'Edit Signature'

Job done.
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: sharpening seccuteers
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: sharpening seccuteers

It depends a bit on what sort of secateurs you have. If they are the anvil type you have to be careful that you keep the straight edge on the closing (sharp) side. If they are the cross over type it doesn't matter. Either way, you need a small file or thin carborundum stone and rub the sharper blade...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: No dig gardening - my experience.
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: No dig gardening - my experience.

I wonder what the 'no dig' idea will be like in 25 years time. I'm showing my age a bit now but ... I remember there was a 'magic' substance you scattered on un-dug soil that made it all crumbly (flocculated) I also remember another 'magic' substance that you sprayed on lawns and hedges that made th...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Squashed Eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Squashed Eggs

Red is right, you do get some weird and wonderful eggs when they first come into lay. Very often you get eggs with no shell at all, just the inner membrane holding it all together. Just one thought though, what are you feeding them on ? Commercial feed has added calcium for the hens to create the sh...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: No dig gardening - my experience.
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: No dig gardening - my experience.

Can't say I've ever tried 'no dig' but I must admire your garden ... carpeted garden paths WOW
by Odsox
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Costoluto Fiorentino
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Costoluto Fiorentino

Is anybody else growing Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes this year ? I ask because 3 years ago I grew some outside in the veg garden and apart from the slugs helping themselves to the fruit, I had a huge quantity of beefsteak toms from them. Last year using left over seed I grew some in the polytunnel ...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fig wine and preserves
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Fig wine and preserves

I get overwhelmed with figs every year and I tried drying them, but they taste awful :pukeright: No idea why, I love dried figs that you buy but mine were nothing like that. I made fig jam too and it tasted exactly like strawberry jam for some reason. So now I sell them to a local restaurant for rid...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Whats eating my runner bean flowers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2579

Re: Whats eating my runner bean flowers?

Yes, I would agree that earwigs would be the prime suspect ... I really suffer from them. I wish I knew how to control them other than upside down tins filled with hay. That works but doesn't seem to make any impression on their numbers. If it's birds, I think you would see bits of flower scattered ...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Water Chestnuts
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Water Chestnuts

ina wrote:Would they grow in European climate?
Probably not outside in the UK, but what I had in mind is in conjunction with a hydroponics system in a greenhouse.
by Odsox
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Water Chestnuts
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Water Chestnuts

Thanks for the details Nev. I don't think I shall be growing any though, I just Googled water chestnut corms and it seems that they are pretty much only available in Oz. Certainly no sign of any European suppliers. Shame ... it seemed like a good idea. Don't think tinned ones would grow very well :b...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: When is butternut squash ready to pick?
Replies: 12
Views: 3064

Re: When is butternut squash ready to pick?

I'm growing Potimarrons for the first time this year as well as my 'normal' butternuts and the potimarrons are also a lot further forward. As yet there are no fruits as the male and female flowers have not managed to coincide yet, but I'm hoping to get at least one fruit to try. If we like them bett...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Solar heating cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 3090

Re: Solar heating cylinder

This is the kind of thing that is designed to confuse ! Taken from this site .. http://www.ashgrove.ie/solar-panels-schematic.htm According to them you need not one, but TWO cylinders, presumably both stainless steel ones. I can see how this might be an advantage if you intend to run central heating...
by Odsox
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How do you rinse butter?
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: How do you rinse butter?

I agree, life's too short to wash butter if you're going to eat it fairly soon. The reason for washing butter is to get all the buttermilk out other wise the butter goes rancid after a time. This is a bit of a 'hang up' from the past before we all had fridges and quite often butter was made to last ...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: help - win32 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: help - win32 problem

Yeah it does.
Right click the icon and you can set XP to look like Win 95, 98, ME, 2000 or NT
Also 256 colours and 640 x 480 screen size.

One of those settings should fix it ... try looking at the spec on the program and see what it requires.
by Odsox
Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: help - win32 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: help - win32 problem

What version of Windows do you have ?
Have you recently up-graded to Vista for instance ?

Vista won't run any program that hasn't been "approved" by Microsoft, or at least that's what I've been given to understand.
I only run Windows XP, ME and 98 on my various machines.