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by Odsox
Thu May 29, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing Blueberries=HELP!, Please
Replies: 14
Views: 3848

I'm growing 2 varieties of blueberry in my garden under near ideal conditions here in south west Ireland ... acidic soil and copious rain ! One thing they didn't like though is cold wind in early spring. They had just come into flower in February when we had a nasty cold east wind which burnt the ne...
by Odsox
Thu May 29, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: tomato plant help
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Hi Adjoa. Welcome to the site .. we are both newbies together. Tomato leaves curling themselves under I've found is caused by too much bright sunshine, they prefer bright but filtered sunlight when the summer days arrive (have they ?) In a greenhouse situation you usually shade (paint) the glass wit...
by Odsox
Wed May 28, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New enemy in my veg patch
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

Are you sure they're woodlice ? I have been plagued (literally) by earwigs for the last couple of years, especially in my polytunnel. I have upside down tin cans on sticks filled of hay and every morning have to dispose of several dozen in each can. They browse off just about anything, especially em...
by Odsox
Wed May 28, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Costs of Raising Pigs/Chickens
Replies: 34
Views: 8403

If you are producing eggs to sell quasi commercially then the figures possibly don't add up so well. BUT, if you are keeping a few chicken for your own eggs then I don't understand some of the costs quoted here. I bought 3 pullets about 6 weeks ago that cost me €7 each. With a low wattage bulb in ...
by Odsox
Wed May 28, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Indoor Veg
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Hi there Brij I did an experiment this year with window sill tomatoes. I sowed some "Micro Tom" tomatoes at the beginning of January and grew them in 3 inch pots on a south facing window sill. They did wonderfully well (and still are) producing loads of cherry sized toms which we started picking the...
by Odsox
Wed May 28, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens For Meat? - Cost/Breed/Feed?
Replies: 42
Views: 22566

Mark, a few things that might help (or confuse you even more) I fattened several batches a few years back, the were Cobs .. the ubiquitious white chicken of commerce. As they are for fattening and culling at about 16 weeks they are not sexed so you can sort out a breeding trio (or more), as long as ...