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by Weedo
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: Black beans

Odsox
I will go back to the LOL's for further details
by Weedo
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 7450

Re: Black beans

Hi

The two LOL cooks at one of the Cafe's I frequent serve a black bean & chicken et. al. toasted pitta bread. They tell me they soak the beans overnight, drain and then microwave without any additional moisture; the beans certainly have retained their colour.
by Weedo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

Sorry to hear of your problems - weather is one thing we can't control.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 8863

Re: Planting under cherry tree

DND There is a group that subscribes to the theory of a "global ecology". Its basis is that man moving species around the planet is a natural process and that eventually everything will even itself out and reach a balance. From my perspective, the impacts of these new species that not only change th...
by Weedo
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 8863

Re: Planting under cherry tree

DND - there is a world of difference between the theory of permaculture and how people actually do it. A great many invasive species are planted in so called permaculture systems and it is common for permaculturists to illegally import species they want - using "sustainability" as an excuse (you can...
by Weedo
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 8863

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Permaculture!- likely to get your mouth washed out with soap using that word around here, particularly in the sub-tropics.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 11472

Re: Transporting children

The rationale is that, in the case of a collision with a car, the child is unlikely to survive as it is low down either on the tag along or trailer and likely to go under the car even at low speed and that being contained in the trailer adds to the risk.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 2071

Re: Dangerous weather

Looking forward to autumn here so that planting can begin - the last 5 days have been plus 40c, cooled off to low 30's / high 20's for the next few days and then back up again; Feb and March are our hottest months. Lovely storm Saturday, wrecked a number of big trees and took most of the roof off th...
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 9570

Re: Turnips!

I also like them raw (eat them like an apple) or shredded in coleslaw or in a stirfry.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 8863

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Most things will grow under the tree without affecting it other than competiton for nutrients and moisture- I would avoid anything in the Rosaceae family that could provide a host for cherry pests and diseases, in particular any that retain fruit or leaves over winter. Also avoid planting close to t...
by Weedo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Smart phones
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Smart phones

I do have a 'phone - an old Nokia flip phone - but I only use it as a 'phone.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 11472

Re: Transporting children

Both passengers in trailers behind bikes and tag-along bikes have recently been banned on roads in NSW for safety reasons. The only option now allowed is purpose built seats on the adult bike itself.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you growing this year (2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 4945

Re: What are you growing this year (2017)

Hi
I have never heard of any of these potato varieties (except King Edward; nearly extinct in Oz) despite being from one of our major potato growing regions - can anyone point me to a site where I can get more info?
by Weedo
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Radish and turnip
Replies: 4
Views: 2119

Re: Radish and turnip

Showing my Oz ignorance again, but how do you (can you) use turnip tops and are there any particular varieties that are better than others? I have eaten the turnip bulb from varieties planted for livestock grazing and they are fine but are the tops OK?
by Weedo
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What's wrong with fennel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5382

Re: What's wrong with fennel?

Hi From my limited knowledge Fennel is allelopathic to a fairly high degree as far as greatly reducing germination of the seeds of other species rather than, like some wild sages, actually killing existing growth. I would guess that anything of a reasonable size planted with fennel would survive and...