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by Odsox
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 3106

Re: Onions

Those onions at the beginning of this thread were harvested on 21st of June, about a third were given away and the rest are now in our larder. Today I harvested 2 varieties of garlic and my shallots (early this morning and still got covered in sweat) I for one will be happy when the temperatures dro...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 20
Views: 1193

Re: Hot weather and water

Obviously we are not self sufficient in rainfall at present Well I sort of am. I have a couple of 1,000 litre tanks that are filled with rain falling on my barn roof for polytunnel irrigation, although I only have one tankful at the moment. The house supply is from a spring that is on it's last leg...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: CO2 shortage
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: CO2 shortage

Yes, I read that too. I also learnt that chicken are apparently "stunned" using CO2, although I would have thought "suffocated" would be a more accurate term. As to meat packaging, I assume the CO2 is in the blister type packs that supermarket meat is packed in, probably to stop it oxidising and kee...
by Odsox
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1213

Re: Weed killing on lawns

I actually like weeds in my lawn. It's chock full of daisies, red clover, white clover, buttercup, celandines, violets, self-heal (both blue and the rare white), plantain (although that's not so welcome), plus tiny milkwort and a large patch of wild thyme. Oh, and a couple of primroses that I have t...
by Odsox
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Fly strips

diggernotdreamer wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:56 pm
I thought there might be a film or some pictures, the title 'Fly Strips', got me intrigued
No it would be X rated and us Mods would have to censor it. :lol:
by Odsox
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Fly strips
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Fly strips

I don't think it's a case of flies flying into it, more a case of them being attracted to it by the sugar content.
by Odsox
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Is it too late?

happyhippy wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 am
Is there such a thing as frost resistant plants?
No, none of the curcurbit family are frost resistant.
There are small bush varieties of courgette and butternut squash that can be grown in largish pots, that way if an early frost is forecast you could bring it indoors for the night.
by Odsox
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

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
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: High street shops
Replies: 12
Views: 2359

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: 2359

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: 33734

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: 37
Views: 3106

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: 37
Views: 3106

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: 37
Views: 3106

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: 37
Views: 3106

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:/...