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by Odsox
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Forest gardening question

I don't think those huge leaves would appreciate the winds we get here, so I have a vacant spot by the side of my small greenhouse which would be sheltered from most directions.
Ideal vegetable for the "hungry gap"
by Odsox
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

20 feet by 4 feet is a strange size Flo, I suppose you would sleep end to end, with maybe the dog in between to stop you playing footsie in the night.
Oh, hang on ....

Hiya Mike, nice to see you again. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 2132

Re: Forest gardening question

Why didn't somebody tell me how wonderful 9 star perennial broccoli is?? Just harvested the first from the greenhouse today, and it's basically Tender Stem Cauliflower. Really really tasty and only needs a couple of minutes cooking. Although, NOT a good idea for the greenhouse bed, makes far too big...
by Odsox
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Summer's coming

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:44 am
Send it up here.
Will do, although don't blame me if it forgets to stop
by Odsox
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Summer's coming

Lucky you. We have had continuous torrential rain all day Saturday, all day Sunday and all day yesterday, together with storm force winds. Thankfully it stopped last night and is now heading into Wales. It was well forecast so I irrigated the tunnels to empty both my tanks, which are now full again....
by Odsox
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 2069

Re: Strawberries

So, before I embark on construction, whats the secret to success? As I said earlier in this thread, I grow my strawberries hydroponically, have done now for 6 years. It works very well and could be the answer to your drought problem. There is much reduced evaporation as the plants only take what wa...
by Odsox
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Summer's coming

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This one and 5 others colouring up nicely :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: growing potatoes

The way I understood it Bernard, you get a grow bag about 3 feet long, cut it in half so you have 2 parts 18" long, stand them on end and you have 2 planters 18" deep. The confusing part (I think) is Elfcurry only cuts one side in half, so you end up with 2 planters 18" deep, but still joined on one...
by Odsox
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 21
Views: 4684

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Tomatoes don't need pollinators, just tap each plant once a day to knock pollen down the flower. I don't think I've ever seen a single bee on any of my tomato flowers, and to prove the point, I'm growing 5 tomato plants in pots on the window sill in the room I'm typing this, and they are all smother...
by Odsox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Oh dear...

It's a pity you live so far away.
Laptops collect dust which clogs the heat exchanger fins but it's fairly easy job to take the back off and give it several blast of compressed air.
But probably not for the faint hearted.
by Odsox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Hello again.

Hello, nice to see you again. :wave:
by Odsox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: growing potatoes

I'm with Flo on this, but you could easily test the theory.
Fill a small cardboard box with soil, give it a good watering and see what it's like in a few days.
You could always line it with polythene though...
by Odsox
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 21
Views: 4684

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

You're probably right, but it's a long way to go and pick some.

By the way, welcome to our forum :wave:
by Odsox
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: How much space do I need?

But it's taken you a few years to get that far Odsox. You have to remember that Herbivore is just starting on the journey. You can't teach experience. That has to be learned on this growing lark. :lol: Sorry Herbivore (and Flo), I was just attempting to answering the original question of "How much ...
by Odsox
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: How much space do I need?

I'm not sure if this helps or not ... probably not. I'm self sufficient in vegetables most of which I grow in 2 polytunnels. The combined ground area of the tunnels is 85 M², plus I grow potatoes and maincrop peas (for freezing) on a patch outside which is 32 M². Then I have greenhouses for growing ...