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by Weedo
Sun May 24, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: attach a foldaway table
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: attach a foldaway table

I don't know if one attached to a wall really has a "proper" name unless you would call it a drop-leaf table - we did have an old wooden folding table years ago that was called a campaign table - designed to be packed up and moved with the Officers "camping" furniture during military campaigns; we s...
by Weedo
Sun May 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 4066

Re: Experimentalish

Sunn Hemp was a qualified success - it grew to over 2 metres but quite spindly (lack of direct sun?) It flowered and grew pods but did not produce seed (no bees?, wrong bees?) Nothing in the mixed sowing grew roots deeper than about 3 inches, including the Daikon radish, despite deep digging and wat...
by Weedo
Sun May 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 83
Views: 36654

Re: What are you harvesting now?

First frost this morning, only light but a little early in the season. Not harvesting much - the last capsicums is about all. I have two fig trees and two loquat trees ready to plant out now that the weather is cooling off.
by Weedo
Sun May 10, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4926

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Fly spray now! - shelves are empty everywhere but not sure if this is general or just our district - we are having a bush fly plague at the moment. Yesterday I left the ute windows down while working and the flies settled like a bee swarm on the inside; I had r to resort to an air compressor to clea...
by Weedo
Wed May 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4926

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Movement restrictions relaxing a little (bold & underline "little") so, amazingly, shelves are filling and remaining full. I am hearing that there seems to be a stable general increase in purchases of pots & pans etc. and in storage items (mostly plastic unfortunately). Tupperwares (Oz) website cras...
by Weedo
Tue May 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rusty tools
Replies: 30
Views: 11709

Re: Rusty tools

The old tools are well worth restoring - the steel in the modern ones is absolute rubbish. However, I am guilty of buying the modern and cheap hand saws for rough work like cutting fibre cement sheet and plasterboard. The good saws are too valuable to use for these jobs - I resharpen these myself so...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Seed saving

More interesting from a sociological perspective than a plant breeding one; I have no doubt that Odsox is injecting a type (growth, taste, productivity) selection process into the process and that the "F1" he has now is not the F1 he started with. We breed (perhaps "produce" is a better term) F1 cat...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Seed saving

not really complicated GA (although the home garden suppliers like to make it seem so) There are rhizobium products with multiple species coverage like the one I am using at the moment works for Faba bean, peas, vetch, and lentils; otherwise there are ones for specific species. They are really easy ...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 43
Views: 4926

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

It doesn't surprise me that they have been able to get work done and equipment supplied. I have been trying for nearly 12 months to get a new roof and some carpentry work done but just haven't been able to get Tradies to turn up - even though they keep saying they will - the local building boom mean...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 12
Views: 1681

Re: Seed saving

Anyone using Rhizobium inoculants on legume seed in the garden? I am currently inoculating vetch seed for larger scale planting and note the same product is also suitable for beans - essentially the product is a specific mix of Rhizobium and other bacteria important for their healthy growth; particu...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Change of Lifestyle

Live in domestics are a rarity here but the increasing sales of cooking equipment (pots, pans etc.) evidenced by there scarcity in the shops, indicates some change to lifestyles. Interestingly, the guy across the street from the town house makes blinds is busier than ever - seems like folks are eith...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9243

Re: Self Isolation

We're considering letting a few friends with little ruggies into the farm for a house bound isolation break. Limited travelling for exercise is allowable within the congregation / social distancing rules here so small family groups at a time should be OK; they can access without coming withing 200 m...
by Weedo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 75
Views: 9243

Re: Self Isolation

We are managing OK - not really a strict Isolation for us personally; we're not social butterflies (although miss the coffee shop and pub) and most of our families are a few hours drive away anyway. Working from home is annoying as my neighbours are also home bound - ergo the power tools in the shed...
by Weedo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ivy in compost
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Ivy in compost

Plenty of chemical solutions Ina but doubtful if most of the products would be available in small enough quantities to be practical and most are persistent. In reality, physical removal is probably the best and easiest solution but needs to be persistent - most will be able to be removed fairly quic...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 11620

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I seem to recall that one of the reasons that it was considered beneficial to "get it over with" while young was because of the added effects of contracting as an adult - mumps was rally not nice for the mature gonads, chickenpox turned into (or regenerated into) shingles and some measles strains co...