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by Weedo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: Apple ID anyone

Acknowledging the differing vareties and names berween us, apple looks similar to a Diplomat. This variety is (was - I haven't seen it for many years) later season, smaller and more tart than the other "eating apples" like Johnathan, Five Crown and Delicious. It was also known for not keeping and us...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Whey wine (Blaand)
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: Whey wine (Blaand)

Lemon Wine? I have a gross excess of grapefruit (I can't find anyone who eats it, not even the cows or horses), perhaps mixed with other citrus I have available a reasonable wine could be forthcoming?
by Weedo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: A bit of pruning

A Husky? Who uses a Husky these days?
by Weedo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

I'm with you all the way Odsox - I will try anything just for the thrill of growing something different. I would advise against getting a "proper job"; I have one and it provides no real positives other than to keep the bank manager happy(ish). I got far more physical and psycological benefit from s...
by Weedo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Avocados are strange folk - like sunshine and water, hate wet feet - grow to about10 feet but have a poor root system - will grow well indoors but rarely fruit and are poorly self fertile. Generally take about 5 years to reach fruiting stage in commercial orhards. I know of a number of healty trees ...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: RAIN !!

The river is back up, running about 2 metres higher than the pic. unfortunately it is from water released for irrigation industries downstream and not rain. Due to the foibles of Federal Government finding I have just finished planting the new tree corrindor on the eastern Boundary (or rather the co...
by Weedo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1082

Re: Free food

You tweaked my curiosity on cereals Odsox. I wonder if any Ishers or have, grown and processed their own cereals? If so what was involved in method and uipment; particularly wheat for bread, oats for porridge and baking or barley (for whatever you might use processed barley for)? I do grow cereals f...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 3626

Re: Onions

Time to give up? I replanted the lullaboo ravaged Brassicas and re-covered them, they are doing quite well provided the weather doesn't warm too soon and send them to head. BUT, the critters decided to uproot all my maturing onions and eat them instead! Yhey have tried the Rhubarb but only chewed a ...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: That other plastic problem

Not all annual Odsox; as with yours they range from annual to five year periods. It was just that this year a few came due at once and the bank changed all their cards to tap types so these were all renewed at once. It was just the EVENT when I got a renewal in the mail each day last week that trigg...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

That other plastic problem

A whinge or vent, take your pick It is that time of year again; the time when your various plastic card replacements arrive and you need to "activate" them etc. I have had three arrive this week and it started me thing about just what we are doing (I will reaffirm that selfsufficientish in practice ...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Too early to plant them here, at least in the open. If the weather continues to warm as it is perhaps plant in Mid Sept. to ensure the first ripe ones by Christmas
by Weedo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 2298

Re: Weird plants

I don't know what is happening with your corn Odsox, but it is not unusual for some grasses to produce apoximitic seeds, formed without pollen or fertilisation, in addition to sexually produced seeds.. These are usually a reproduction "insurance" strategy (grazing pressure avoidance) and occur befor...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: RAIN !!

Still in the big dry here. 10mm of rain on Saturday last and very welcome. We have just shifted our domestic water pump (again) to another waterhole as the last one has now dried up. The Murrumbidee river is now as low as I have ever seen it and it is getting harder to access water; we are now consi...
by Weedo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: Random wine

about the pear tree, I'm with you MKG. It is a stately old thing, it does no harm and the lullaboos like it so it stays - it may become incorporated into the chook run later (or have an Iris bed under it if I'm not quick enough)
by Weedo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Random wine
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: Random wine

Wine out of anything? I have an ancient pear tree that produces reasonable numbers of small, very rock hard, fruit despite feeding and watering. It is a remnant in a very old orchard (along with the resurrection figs) so may have been there as a cross pollinator? Essentially, I leave the lot to the ...