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by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Peanuts

They definitely weren't green though I meant the leaves are still fairly green. I'll pull them up in a months time and see what they're like. maybe it will come back From what I've read they are similar to Knot Weed, as in almost impossible to get rid of, so should come back next year. I'm pleased ...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Roses from cuttings

I agree, it should by all accounts be impossible. I do have an odd, fairly similar thing happening with my daffodils. I planted bog standard yellow ones several years ago and increasingly every year I get lots of coloured ones as well. I assume these are hybrids from cross pollinated seeds, but it g...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: alcoholic fruit flies

diggernotdreamer wrote:some have been ingested in the time it takes to get the pot to the lips.

So, are alcoholic infused Irish flies similar to Spanish fly? :wink:
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Peanuts

I'd love to know what freshly pulled peanuts taste like Also (I'm dead gullible for weird things to grow), I've grown 2 large pots of "Tiger Nuts" this year as well. They grew well, but still have fairly green tops, so if you haven't tried them yourself you'll have to wait a few more week...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Peanuts

I'd love to know what freshly pulled peanuts taste like Purely to satisfy your curiosity we sampled a couple, and I can report that they taste just like fresh hazel nuts with a slight peanutty aftertaste. I think I may have a go at growing a lot more next year. My small greenhouse has nothing alloc...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Peanuts

I germinated a single peanut back in the spring and planted it in the draftiest spot in my tunnel, not the draftiest on purpose but in a spot where it was out of the way. After that it was totally neglected and as we had a fairly cool dull summer I was most surprised when I pulled it up today. I cou...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 3090

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

Hi Nev, nice to see you back again. :wave: My to do list is to get more done. I have been having a lot of back trouble lately and as a result jobs have been left undone, mainly the more energetic manual jobs. Other than that, continue being self sufficient in veg and seasonally self sufficient in fr...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

I bought a net of them when we went shopping on Tuesday.
Handily the shop's chestnut selling season coincides with the wood burner lighting season, which also coincides with the burnt finger season from trying to peel roasted chestnuts.
by Odsox
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Under the Choko tree
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Under the Choko tree

Odsox wrote:trying to remember what his User Name was.

Just remembered, it was Wombat.
by Odsox
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Under the Choko tree
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Under the Choko tree

Indeed I do remember Nev, and I've been racking my brain cell trying to remember what his User Name was.

Useful video.
by Odsox
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 50
Views: 7855

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

It's dead Jim ............
Couldn't survive a piddling little hurricane :lol:

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Never mind, all is not lost.
Clone number one is thriving, if a bit lanky, plus I think it's hiding it's first fruit.
It should survive the winter anyway.

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by Odsox
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

That's one of the things I miss living here. When we lived in Kent we had several massive chestnut trees in our garden, several hundred years old, plus there were chestnut trees everywhere as they were grown specifically for producing poles for the hop growing. I lost 2 fine chestnut trees in the hu...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1105

Re: Ophelia

Is the generator not able to be repaired? They costalot they do for good ones. I don't know what's wrong with it Flo. I think I will sell it for spares or repair, mainly as it is a big noisy unwieldy thing and it's an old fashioned standard alternator generator. When it worked well it made the ligh...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1105

Re: Ophelia

Yay, our electricity just came back on :cheers: Plus of course the Internet .... only to find that there is ANOTHER storm on it's way, although nowhere near so bad as the last one, but forecast to last longer. The weather people say 45 mph winds starting on Friday evening then 55 mph all day Saturda...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 21
Views: 1105

Re: Ophelia

All OK here and it's calmed down a lot. It was extremely windy from about 4am until it got dark this evening. No damage at all surprisingly thank goodness just no electricity and to cap it all, the generator doesn't work. The engine works but I didn't think to actually check it was making electricit...

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