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by Weedo
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 18
Views: 4605

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: 18
Views: 4605

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: 50
Views: 11262

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: 18
Views: 4605

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: 12
Views: 2637

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: 80
Views: 17243

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: 80
Views: 17243

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: 1391

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: 17635

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...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17635

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Some of the smaller town shops are now asking for proof of residency to make sure they keep enough on the shelves for the locals. Most of the larger town supermarket shelves are reasonable well stocked now - strangely the higher quality red meat cuts go first.
by Weedo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6525

Re: Allotment the 2nd

I don't know how the wording is there (seems to be almost clonal worldwide) but here, in regards to farming, the rules are pretty well bent out of shape - farms are determined to be workplaces so multi-people gatherings etc. for farming are allowable; farms are also not public places (they are actua...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11262

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Not sure but it seems the outright stupidity in the markets is waning a little - rice, dried pulses, flour, pasta etc. are still in short supply as is toilet paper, tissues etc. but most other foodstuff is available. Protein is a little hard to get but, surprisingly, dairy, mushrooms, nuts and fish ...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17243

Re: Self Isolation

In will be going into Isolation from today - apparently I am in a high risk category (post 65 - chronic heart disease) and the fact that a group from an infected cruise ship moved into the doss house (syn. Air BnB) next door for 4 weeks dictates my social imprisonment. Locking up the town house and ...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 18
Views: 4605

Re: Seed saving

Out of Date is always a risk when ordering on line but I don't know any other way to get "bulk" seeds (other than the tiny little shelf packets) - I can remember my father purchasing seed (and nails, screws, fertiliser) by weight over the counter - 2 oz of that and 6 oz of this etc. from the bins - ...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11262

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Another wrinkle for us on the lack of meat on the shelves subject - due to extended, nationwide droughts over the past 12 years or so, our cattle and sheep numbers are the lowest for more than 100 years and still falling - much of the herds and flocks are now reduced to core breeding stock with grow...