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by Weedo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Patons 3ply equivalent
Replies: 1
Views: 4440

Re: Patons 3ply equivalent

Try Ravelry.com

The other half & female offspring buy all their yarns through them
by Weedo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever

Depends on your compost method - if you are using cold(passive) composting reliant on critters breaking down bulkier materials rather than hot systems that accelerate natural microbial breakdown then pest control benefits will be minor. If you can generate temps between 120 and 160 fahrenheit (45 - ...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever
Replies: 7
Views: 5514

Re: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever

Diamond Back moths are a problem here as well, although not in our drier western areas to the same degree. One of the emerging issues is that the critters are becoming resistant to insecticides, in particular the synthetic pyrethrums. If possible, I suggest attempting a "clean field" approach and re...
by Weedo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grape cuttings
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

Re: Grape cuttings

Dammed International Quarantine!!!!!!
by Weedo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sort of rude carrot
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

Re: Sort of rude carrot

Not on my patch - please keep your rude food on your side of the globe
by Weedo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Protecting Hedge from Spray
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: Protecting Hedge from Spray

I work in these situations a lot - even on a regional scale. I will say that I have rarely found people that are not amendable to working together once they come to understand each others position, limitations etc. and remove misconceptions and presumptions (eg that each is the others enemy).
by Weedo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: no worms in my raised beds
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: no worms in my raised beds

Worms go deep in winter, even in my mild Wagga climate they do that (and in the hot summer). My local worm guru informs me that different worms work at different depths in the soil and that the species commonly sold (at least here) as "compost worms" are near surface dwellers. As Green Aura says, ge...
by Weedo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Protecting Hedge from Spray
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: Protecting Hedge from Spray

It really depends on what herbicides are being used. A few are volatile and subject to vapour drift rather than droplet drift so a physical barrier is less effective (thankfully these are being phased out for just this reason). Physical barriers help reduce droplet contact but can't be relied on to ...
by Weedo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 1690

Re: Weed membrane

The four core actions of weed management - Focus on the risk (impact), not the plant then - Prevent, Eliminate, Manage the risk. The most effective in relation to return for effort is to prevent weeds from arriving, If you can't prevent weeds arriving on your patch the the next best is to eliminate ...
by Weedo
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weed membrane
Replies: 14
Views: 1690

Re: Weed membrane

weed membrane - no set and forget answer. When a membrane, or similar barrier, is put down it usually does a great job of suppressing weeds (I use the word "suppress" deliberately) There are two sources of re-invasion, propagules of weeds under the membrane and propagules that arrive in the material...
by Weedo
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mallows
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Re: Mallows

The one I am interested in is Malva parviflora - small flowered mallow. We have a number of other species around, including a couple of native ones, also called "mallow". From the general info I can get it seems that most parts are edible, but hardly worth the effort. I guess my father was right whe...
by Weedo
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 53
Views: 18816

Re: It's that time of year again ...

Temperature is more important for fruit set while sunlight is for vegetative growth and health. For fruit set, night time temps are just as important as daytime - 15-20 degrees c roughly if you can manage it - particularly if too hot fruit wont set well
by Weedo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What Is For Tea?
Replies: 67
Views: 11914

Re: What Is For Tea?

The secret of a great burger is the same as a great sausage - fat. No fat = dry burger. The old cuts that were used now go into the rubbish and the modern fad for lean meats is resulting in less fat through the muscle in the animals and more removal of fat in processing. IF you can get it, ask your ...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Mallows
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Mallows

Hi

Anyone using the mallow plants for anything? They grow wild on my patch, cattle, parrots & cockatoos ignore them but I have heard they are edible>
by Weedo
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE
Replies: 36
Views: 17688

Re: 101 ways to improve my memory - PLEASE

In regards to us becoming more intolerant of wheat we need to remember that the wheat we grow now is vastly different from the wheat grown 50 -100 years ago. Demands from industry and the consumer has led to ongoing breeding of wheats that contain ever higher levels of glutens (wheat proteins). The ...