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by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17305

Re: Self Isolation

So, instead of the carp being in one place where the risk can be managed it will now be under every tree and bush around the public parks etc. Sound thinking! Here the Sates are virtually closing the borders, particularly those with limited entrance points (Tassie, WA, QLD) - if you are not a reside...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 6242

Re: Experimentalish

Fodder and fibre are the usual uses - at the moment I am more interested in its effects on soil fertility and structure as part of multi species fallows - an alternative to green manures. So far seed is difficult to get hence the trial growing, if this small plot works then I will go a little larger...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 6242

Re: Experimentalish

The Sunn Hemp has reached about 6 foot and the first are coming into bud - as for the peas, I think I drowned them early on - too much water over a carp soil that hold it like a sponge
by Weedo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17305

Re: Self Isolation

The Australia Government social security online network collapsed yesterday - On Sunday they announced the mandatory closure of all pubs, clubs, entertainment venues, restaurants, cafes' etc. Guess what? Most people employed in those businesses are casual or temps working shifts , ergo, come Monday ...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17305

Re: Self Isolation

Yes Flo - the beaches were closed around Sydney and Melbourne after their populace mass congregated in the last few days of summer. However, my personal, private, no you can't visit beach is still open - all it lacks is salt, surf, lifesavers and sharks.
by Weedo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 6242

Re: Experimentalish

Thanks Odsox - tickled my memory so I had a look in the scrap iron heap (inherited from the previous owner) and located two sic metre metres of old galvanised irrigation pipe, about 8 inch, that seems to be OK-ish if I waterproof it. On another note, the scavengers are crawling out from under their ...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

Re: Our time has come?

One of the things that I like about this forum is the innovation if ishers - following the lead I have begun rummaging through the pantry and freezer for materials, converting them into meals and then freezing the results - e.g the frozen tomatoes (originally destined for sauce), zuchini (corgette),...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 6242

Re: Experimentalish

Maggie - I also have an interest in the positive aspects of what we call weeds. Most are colonising species, establishing in disturbed and degraded sites, and serve as the first line in re-establishing vegetation. Some, like the thistles and docks, are heavy feeders with deep roots that extract and ...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17305

Re: Self Isolation

Looks like we will be in mandatory self isolation here - our panic stricken leaders have decided to force closure of pubs, cafes, restaurants, clubs, churches and any other "mass gathering" venues etc. etc.including public weddings and funerals - only essential services to remain open (I thought pub...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: Allotment the 2nd

Solarisation (AKA The Black Bag trick) can work well for most plants but I have some doubts about with couch; but it would be worth a try. My doubts arise from an experiments carried out by a couple of my staff a few years ago trying to kill other nasty perennial weeds with a bad habit of regrowing ...
by Weedo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment the 2nd
Replies: 31
Views: 6586

Re: Allotment the 2nd

This is one of those situations where I would get someone in with a Dingo or Skidder, tipper and a rotary hoe - half a day would put you weeks ahead. But then, I am extremely time poor. Any idea what has been burnt in the middle?
by Weedo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17678

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

One of the reasons for slow take-up of "green" technology (recycled products, solar etc.) is the cost of research, development and marketing exceed the potential return; the "market" for these things is still relatively small. I would suggest that this is an area for our leaders to introduce some re...
by Weedo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 17305

Re: Self Isolation

We are nearly self isolated anyway - working 12/7 at jobs to pay for our ishish / green / debt free retirement plans (71 working days!!!!) so our once weekly meal out and occasional shop won't really expose us to much - our area is so far Covid 19 free. Mrs Weedo works from a home office anyway and ...
by Weedo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 26
Views: 6242

Experimentalish

I thought I would start a new (hopefully) thread about what people are experimenting with in an ish-ish sense(please note the forums rules about adult content). It doesn't have to be absolutely new or crazy left field, only interesting. My idea is that these things can be captured mostly under a sin...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 17678

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

GA - I am certain now the Northern nettles are a different species to the Oz ones; ours never reach even half this height, branch much more and have smaller. narrower leaves- ergo shorter fibres. Worth a go though. I will try this method with the Sunn Hemp as it grows to 1.5 - 2 metres I have heard ...