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by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Grapes

Green Aura wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:17 pm
pomegranate molasses - have you tried that?
I don't remember ever seeing it. One of the shops we visit has a "weirdo" aisle, that's where I found the Coconut Blossom sugar, which is like light brown sugar with the same caramel flavour.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Grapes

We started grape harvesting today. I picked several bunches which produced 5.6 Kg of stripped large grapes for turning into raisins, and 1.6 Kg of small grapes for juicing. More to pick tomorrow but the dehydrator can't handle much more than 5.5 kilo. Today's large grapes will turn into a shade unde...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Growing Melons

Ah, there's a difference between can't and won't. Soon after I was diagnosed with diabetes I experimented with my blood glucose meter with various foods. I quickly found that even small quantities of sucrose and glucose were a no-no, but intriguingly fructose, even in moderate quantities, didn't aff...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

Re: That other plastic problem

Do all those cards you mentioned Weedo only have a lifetime of 1 year then? I've just been through my wallet and all by bank cards, credit and debit, all have a 3 year life time My driving licence has a 3 year life, but only because I'm over 70, otherwise It's 10 years My pan-European medical card l...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Growing Melons

It was your "luck you" that I was commenting on.
I wondered if it was your attempt at rhyming slang, or doesn't your keyboard have a "y" key. :lol:

Why can't you eat melons if you love them?
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Growing Melons

Luck you?
Is that a polite non swearing way of berating me? :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Growing Melons

I have always had mixed results growing melons here, from no fruit at all to maybe one or two, but this year is different. This year I planted 3 different varieties and allowed them to wander where they liked underneath my tomatoes. Today I can smell that one is nearly ripe, and rummaging about unde...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Christmas Tomatoes

Yep, it's THAT time of year again when I sow my tomatoes for ripe fruit at Christmas. These are Silver Fir Tree and I don't remember ever explaining how I sow them. I always chit them first, that way I know how many are going to grow. These seeds were placed on a damp kitchen towel in a container an...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: Weird plants

Weedo wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Perhaps your corn is frightened?
Well I do go and look at them on a daily basis. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: Weird plants

My sweetcorn has been at it again, not sure if it's trans-gender or bi-sexual, but whatever it is it's doing it in my tunnel. Kernels on the male tassels that is .... . . Sweetcorn.jpg . I suppose it might be handy to save those kernels for seed and see if I could grow them like that as normal, it w...
by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Dried Beans

MKG wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:02 pm
I envy your hydroponics rig - the luxury of stand-up gardening!
It certainly makes picking strawberries a doddle :lol:
by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Dried Beans

I spotted these Beefy Resilient Grex beans whilst looking for something else and bought a packet on one of those spur of the moment impulses. I'm rather pleased I did as I planted them in the tunnel on a rather late 22nd of May and have now harvested probably half of them. I have just set 8 of each ...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Broccoli

broccoli.jpg . A photo of one of my Broccoli plants. Nothing out of the ordinary and not really worth commenting on, except ... I planted 4 Broccoli plants in my small greenhouse on the 12th of November last year with the aim of having an early crop, which we did throughout March, with spears ready...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Busy day

I'm just the opposite. It's my first day of freedom to do what I want in 2 months and I have decided to have a bit of a lazy day. Having said that I do have to pick the ripe apricots, tomatoes for processing, plus strawberries and blackberries for freezing, which although sounds a lot, in reality sh...
by Odsox
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 2317

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Started picking my Apricots today, just the ones that got most sun are ripe at the moment. There is going to be a large crop this year, almost certainly due to the late flowering and hence more bees about. Picked about 1.25 Kg which is probably about 1% of what's on the tree. All destined to be drie...