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by Odsox
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 56
Views: 6706

Re: What are you growing right now?

Thank you for all the advice! The leaves are starting to fall over now It occurred to me that my notes are a bit ambiguous and maybe confusing. It might be an advantage to you if I go into a bit more detail. To start with I have no idea where you are, so I am presuming somewhere in the UK. The are ...
by Odsox
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 56
Views: 6706

Re: What are you growing right now?

Cauliflowers plants get quite big and would need lots of watering if you put them in pots, although I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't be OK. It used to be said that if a cauliflower plant suffers from lack of water at any time it will not produce any curds, but I think that's an "old wiv...
by Odsox
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 56
Views: 6706

Re: What are you growing right now?

I'm a bit dubious about harvesting the onions because a couple of times I've thought they looked ready then I pulled one out and it was tiny! The easiest way to tell when onions are ready is they fall over, that is the leaves fall over and bends (kinks) just above the bulb. When they do that they a...
by Odsox
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Summer's coming

You know that summer is on it's way when the tomatoes start ripening. These are Gardener's Ecstasy, new to me, and are the first to ripen out of the other 23 varieties. The weather over the last month has been reasonable for the way I grow. The wind in the north for most of the time means sunny weat...
by Odsox
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4214

Re: RAIN !!

I'm certainly celebrating today Flo, and it just goes to show how "accurate" the weather forecasters are, we were supposed to get 2.5 mm of rain overnight and as I have (had) 2 empty tanks any rain is welcomed. Well this morning I have one and three quarter full tanks amounting to 1700 litres, which...
by Odsox
Mon May 20, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: is there hope for this rose
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: is there hope for this rose

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by Odsox
Sun May 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: is there hope for this rose
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: is there hope for this rose

There's more help for posting photos here viewtopic.php?f=55&t=28877
If you already have the photo on your computer you can ignore the first part.
by Odsox
Tue May 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 54045

Re: Banish Plastic

I'm caught in the middle about this. I have 2 polytunnels which are obviously made of ..um, polythene. Roughly 250 square metres of the stuff. I'm virtually self sufficient in all vegetables because of the tunnels as there is no way I could produce even half without them. About 3 weeks ago we had a ...
by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Hello from UK

Hi Barbara, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: A nation of hoarders

I have to admit that I have always been like that, as in don't throw anything away that you might need tomorrow. I'm well known for my penchant to build a new shed when the others get full. The only problem now is that I know I've got just the "thing" I'm looking for but can't remember where I put i...
by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Summer's coming

We had that rain too, 24 hours of it from mid-day Tuesday, although we didn't get much.
Back to our wall to wall sunshine as the wind has returned to the north. :sunny:
by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 56
Views: 6706

Re: What are you growing right now?

We had first cook of peas last Sunday, very nice too, other than that I am a bit short of fresh veg at the moment. Just the remains of spring greens and 9 star perennial. I do have some courgettes starting to swell, so should be ready sometime next week. I started them off far too early and potted t...
by Odsox
Wed May 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Hello

Hello Kanner
Welcome to our little group, nice to see you. :wave:
by Odsox
Mon May 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Summer's coming

I'm just the opposite, I love it when the wind is in the north east. It means all the weather has to travel down the whole of Scotland and then down the whole of Ireland, by which time there are no clouds at all. The last few days have been unbroken blue skies, hence the ground frost yesterday. All ...
by Odsox
Sun May 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 35
Views: 2616

Re: Summer's coming

We had a frost on the lawn under the hedge this morning, a FROST, DOWN HERE in MAY! We rarely get a grass frost during winter, and most years we don't get one at all, so it is most definitely not cricket. I blame those New Zealand forecasters who took over the BBC weather from the UK Met Office :lol...