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by Weedo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 3932

Re: Bamboo advice please!

From the problem I guess this is a Rhizomateous species - Phyllostachys spp. possibly Cutting it down will not affect it in the slightest - the growing points etc. are all underground. So, constant surveillance and digging is your non - chemical solution (salt is a chemical also). Chemical wise, let...
by Weedo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 7513

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

We are finding (although just on the tip of learning about this) that the best insecticide is to not use insecticides, mix plant species, nourish them properly and allow the "weeds" outside the beds to flourish (they are really only an issue if allowed to set seed) As mentioned in another post, the ...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23210

Re: For saving money around the house!

Clothes for us can be up to 3 sets per day - one for the office, one for around the house etc. and one for the farm in the cow poo, mud, grease, oil and so on. They don't all get changed each day but business shirts, farm stuff (depending on the job on the day) and two pairs of socks do. During lock...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 7513

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Exactly Ina - Rhodies are also a problem in the Victorian Dandenong Randges where it is high, cold, wet and fertile, Coffee in the Northern NSW sub-tropical forests, sorghum on the mid-west plains, cotton in the tropical north and so ad infinitum.
by Weedo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23210

Re: For saving money around the house!

Keeping the Covid restrictions! Not travelling to and from work saving 50l fuel a week, no cafe lunches on the run, less clothing (one change a day instead of two) and laundry, limited food supplies so stretch what you can get and use everything you grow, tradies working at realistic rates just to g...
by Weedo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 7513

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Sorry guys; I can't recommend the use of Neem products in any form - in Oz they have been widely commercially planted for oil production and in most cases escaped and become seriously invasive. Please be aware that even "natural" products can have serious negative environmental effects.
by Weedo
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples, pears and blackcurrants
Replies: 5
Views: 1011

Re: Apples, pears and blackcurrants

AS GA mentioned, much of the problem stems from water and feeding. Like people, plants that are incorrectly nourished become susceptible to disease so check watering and nutrition; avoid getting too much nitrogen in the mix and look to the micro-nutrients. If your patch has been overused / abused by...
by Weedo
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing runner beans
Replies: 12
Views: 1493

Re: Growing runner beans

I know that the broad-acre cropping folks around here will sow beans / peas in the same paddocks in consecutive years - but they apply multiple pesticides, fungicides and fertilisers so there is no possible way any organism other than the crop is going to survive to affect them.
by Weedo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How Do I use this section
Replies: 12
Views: 14100

Re: How Do I use this section

Hi Yesterday, in total frustration, (in OZ we use another term but it is not fit for this forum) I pushed the "Had enough -getting out of here button" which means I will no longer have access to my current URL /server and Email etc. Sometime ago I created "Weedo2" as a backup pre-empting this event ...
by Weedo
Sun May 24, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: attach a foldaway table
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

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: 6244

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: 113
Views: 46685

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: 50
Views: 11323

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: 50
Views: 11323

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: 15167

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...