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by Weedo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 31769

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

People commonly re-watch the same movies, TV serials, go to the same gallery, walk in the same places etc. etc. so why not re-visit a good book? I have occasionally had a clean out and donated books to the local library or op shop but have found myself often buying some of the same titles again later.
by Weedo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 98
Views: 31769

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

We have nominated the farm house as a sreen free zone; much to the shock and horror of our urbanite, screen addicted grandchildren. We dont have hard wired phone lines there so no internet link other than via wireless which works really well on the South East corner of the verandah, in the evening a...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

Re: Compost worms

Its a catch 22 Flo - Rain would be great but I need to prepare the site well before the tree planting to get the rip lines stable for the babies. If not enough rain then the planting will have to be delayed a year; I don't fancy watering 3,000 trees and shrubs over summer. The site already has a num...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Onions

Good idea Tony, I hadn't thought of freezing intact cloves; I presume peeled? The idea of crushing before freezing was so that I could just throw the frozen stuff straight in the pot. My thought was using Ice cube trays.

No GA. the oil preserved ones will still happen.
by Weedo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

Re: Compost worms

Another patch I started on on Sunday last; even worse than the previous. As this part is being planted to trees this winter I will have to work it up finer. Too much air space and therefore poor root/soil contact means the trees will die over the summer even if I water them. Tape is at 500mm Clod 8....
by Weedo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Onions

Thanks MKG - I can give mine all of those conditions in one day this year! On a more positive side, the onions I planted from seed have now caught up to the same varieties planted from sets 2 weeks before; doesn't look like the successive planting thing is going to work unless I increase the time ga...
by Weedo
Wed May 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 30469

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Here's a different slant on rubbish and littering
https://psnews.com.au/2018/04/02/skyfal ... ts-future/
by Weedo
Wed May 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

I agree Ina - since we started actually exploring and walking rather than just rushing we are enjoying our (infrequent) breaks much more. Last trip was to have a "fact finding" look at North West and West Tasmania - 10 days travel; stayed at four locations; only drove 420km but walked about 80 more ...
by Weedo
Wed May 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Onions

Look on the bright side Odsox - 6 growers in four different countries offer a lot of opportunity for ideas
by Weedo
Sun May 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

The $60 per hour is the cost of employing the person using a minimum on cost of 40% on top of wages. Depending on the work performed etc. this could be as high as 70%
by Weedo
Sun May 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 35
Views: 1438

Re: Onions

I'm trying! still time poor but onions are in (red odourless, white spanish, brown globe) along with first batch of leeks. Seed for later varieties was sown in trays yesterday. Some winter brassicas in - more soon. All summer veg has finished with the last of the dwarf beans frosted off last week.
by Weedo
Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost worms
Replies: 18
Views: 2378

Re: Compost worms

if interesed a quick follow up on this trial 1/ not much has happened - the seasons have been too dry to do much 2/ the half patch has had 100kg per hectare of worm poo - the balance none 3/ The whole has received 1 tonne Gypsum per hectare. The problems with the soil are the result of 100 years of ...
by Weedo
Wed May 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: If you could...would you private jet everywhere?

Bit of a conundrum Skippy; In order to get things done (in any lifestyle) we either need to use the energy sources or employ help - probably highly skilled (craftsmen) help that can do the things manually the the machines allow anybody to do today. The costs of hiring these days is beyond economical...
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Weather forecast

I've switched to YR for forecasts - the Norwegians forecast Australian weather better then Australians - but use the Australian radar network also.
by Weedo
Wed May 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Food waste
Replies: 17
Views: 1809

Re: Food waste

Here's more food waste issues to kick around. Here in NSW the loss of food product before it gets to the market is around 30%; due mainly to insect, pathogen and disease etc.etc. This is in the modern, non-organic production systems using all the chemicals and pesticides, fumigants, sealed storage s...