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by Odsox
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: easy to care for veg
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: easy to care for veg

It all depends of course what you like to eat, no point in growing 'easy veg' if you're not going to eat them, is there ? Just about all root vegetables are reasonably easy, parsnips for instance ... just sow and keep weeded with maybe a one off thinning session. Same with turnips, swedes, beetroot ...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: antivirus/firewall for linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: antivirus/firewall for linux?

I'm sure there are some anti-virus programs for Linux Mrs F, and I'm sure most of them are free. BUT, I don't think I would bother, I have run Linux for umpteen years and never come across a virus. That's not to say there aren't any, but Linux makes it particularly difficult to damage your files rem...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My carbon footprint!
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

Re: My carbon footprint!

You made the point that I was trying to make about the 'hidden' energy that most " normal " people are responsible for but are not aware of, and which are never accounted for in these Carbon Footprint calculators. I just found another source of "hidden" energy cost that I'd never fully been aware o...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Toasted pumpkin seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: Toasted pumpkin seeds

hedgewitch wrote:Did you see the Canner kit half way down the page!!
Maaan I want one of those.
Don't waste your money.
All you need is a largish saucepan and a supply of second hand jam jars (best with the anti tamper pop up lid).
Send the $49.99 to me instead :lol:
by Odsox
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: What does Butternut Squash taste like?
Replies: 15
Views: 2489

Re: What does Butternut Squash taste like?

I would recommend the simplest recipe for trying butternut for the first time and one that we have most often.
Just peel, cut into small cubes, toss in olive oil and roast at 200c for about 3/4 hour .... gorgeous

Last year's crop
by Odsox
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Help me identify this berry please?
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Help me identify this berry please?

there is a type of blackcurrant that looks very like a gooseberry (or is it the other way around?) it is called a 'worcesterberry' and i think that that is what you have here Sorry, I think I disagree with you and still go for Flowering Currant. Worcesterberry has paler, almost grey stems. Kat-bob ...
by Odsox
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Does anybody know if there's geothermal activity in Britain?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Does anybody know if there's geothermal activity in Britain?

If I remember rightly there are hot springs at Bath, that's why the Bath baths are there.
by Odsox
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: The size of eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: The size of eggs

We knew that pullet eggs were small but these are like birds eggs Um, I think they probably are birds eggs :lol: When they start laying you can get some really tiny eggs, about as big as a blackbird's egg, but they soon settle down to laying normal sized eggs. The first few weeks the 'normal' sized...
by Odsox
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: recommend some good tasty courgette varieties please
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: recommend some good tasty courgette varieties please

I grew (am still growing) the new kid on the block Parthenon. I am very impressed with it and I will certainly grow it again next year. It is one of the new breed that doesn't need pollinating and because of that I only needed to grow just the one plant. Other years I have grown several plants to ma...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My carbon footprint!
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

Re: My carbon footprint!

As for the CO2...... It's one of the things that i will try to reduce but at the same time Whitehall is reputed to leave on 16,000 computers and lights overnight when no one is using them......... Yes, this is one of the things that get up my nose a bit. I live right out in the sticks and my neares...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My carbon footprint!
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

Re: My carbon footprint!

Thanks for that Hamster. I'm not exactly worried and my post was rather tongue in cheek, especially as my nearest McWhatsit is about 62 miles away. You made the point that I was trying to make about the 'hidden' energy that most " normal " people are responsible for but are not aware of, and which a...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: My carbon footprint!
Replies: 22
Views: 4332

Re: My carbon footprint!

Now here's another thing. As I grow all our vegetables like many others on this group, I have a largish freezer to smooth out the glut/famine ratio (just invented that term) :lol: Also I make all our bread and jam, and nearly all meals are cooked from scratch ... no fast food ready meals here. So my...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Sawdust
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Sawdust

Tell him that I make briquettes with wood shavings/sawdust by wetting it with a weak mix of Unibond and filling old margarine containers. It takes 3 or 4 days for it to dry out enough for you to be able to remove them. It also helps to either line the containers with a piece of polythene or spray wi...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Bottling apples
Replies: 8
Views: 6756

Re: Bottling apples

I have bottled apples in the past and they are very useful later in the year, my favourite is with a small piece of root ginger added. I can't tell you how much sugar to add as that depends on the sweetness of the apples to start with and on personal taste. Try cooking a small test quantity first an...
by Odsox
Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: getting rid of the fridge and freezer.....
Replies: 34
Views: 5970

Re: getting rid of the fridge and freezer.....

As a follow up to my previous post about being 15 miles from the nearest shop, I thought I would see what the economics of that situation was. Our car does about 55 mpg and if I were to go shopping for milk 3 times a week instead of the once, that would be an extra 60 miles. So to keep things simple...