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by Odsox
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Are those leaves useable? I doubt it although I never tried nibbling them. How did your turmeric growing go? I left some roots with buds to sprout, nothing happened, then about 6 months later they suddenly started growing. I planted them in a trough and there is now 4 healthy looking plants about 1...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

Re: What are you harvesting now?

You have sun? (Interesting experiment BTW. How much ground did they take up?) Yes, nice sunny periods between all these pesky showers. They are in the conservatory along with the squash. Those were grown in a patch roughly 2' x 6' and apart from weeding early on were very easy to grow. Don't think ...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Peanuts
Dug up a couple of days ago and stripped today, yield just under half a kilo.
Fun to do, but not that economical.
I'll turn these into peanut butter when they mature, at the moment they taste like fresh hazel nuts, so need leaving in the sun for a few weeks.
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by Odsox
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Malvern show

Yes they definitely put plastic in some teabags.
I didn't know either until fairly recently and as I always compost teabags it dawned on me that I kept seeing the skeletonised mesh parts in my soil.
You can get plastic free ones and that's what we use now.
by Odsox
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Runner beans coming out of our ears, still harvesting dried haricot beans, lots of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts have started, beetroot, tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes. We still have some black grapes as well as green grapes, strawberries, autumn raspberries, Discovery ea...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: The cellar !!
Replies: 18
Views: 991

Re: The cellar !!

Flo wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:05 am
Chuckled at the title. On another forum the cellar is where the moderators go to confer upon suspicious posters - over tea and biscuits of course.
:lol:
TEA AND BISCUITS!!
That's it, I'm off to offer my mod services to this other forum, we don't even get a glass of water on this one. :lol:
by Odsox
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: been a long time
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: been a long time

Welcome back Russ, you have been missed.
by Odsox
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Country Wines

Yep, I tried apple wine Bernard, just the same as the other wines I tried to make. The sorry saga is here ...https://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=28942 I didn't realise it was 2014 that I made these wines, I came across the last few bottles a couple of months ago and they still t...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Country Wines
Replies: 17
Views: 1111

Re: Country Wines

Much as I would like to, I have never made a country wine that was even drinkable. I have tried at various times over my lifetime using different recipes from books, up to MKG's personal instructions, and all have had a nasty "home made" taste that I can't describe. As I've been a "commercial" wine ...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We must all be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: We must all be self sufficient

I agree with what Weedo said. A more permanent solution is maybe what I have. I collect all the rainwater from my barn roof which is then stored in 2 x 1000 litre IBCs (Industrial Bulk Containers) which can be totally sealed with screw lids. Mine are plumbed with ball (float) valves so that when the...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: We must all be self sufficient
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: We must all be self sufficient

I've been busy trying to get everything done before the winter starts. I managed to re-roof one of my big sheds, ripping off the leaky felt and plywood, and replacing it with corrugated iron. I've got another smaller shed to do the same to, but I need a dry, windless, preferably cloudy day, and I'm ...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 42
Views: 3132

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Apricots at the moment, all being dehydrated.
Next week the same will be happening to the black grapes.
Plus slowly picking the dry pods of various beans for shelling and storing. 4 varieties this year, the "multicoloured" ones, Blue Lake haricot, Orca (Yin-Yang) and butter bean substitute.
by Odsox
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'eyup
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: 'eyup

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:39 am
Odsox has first place in that league
ME ?? Grumpy ?? and OLD?? :shock: :shock:
Not me, I'm so even tempered you could use me as a spirit level.

Welcome to Ish, Michael. You are among like minded people here. :wave:
by Odsox
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Snails etc

No lights - do you think it would work between the two hydrponics units? On a sunny windowsill it wouldn't be necessary for lights. I did mine in a fairly dark shed in winter, with a sheet of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) that floated on the nutrient. I mentioned it in my Ish blog piece .. https...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Snails etc
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Snails etc

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:54 am
We still have a fish tank. Any ideas - that don't include fish?
If it has Grolux lights and an aerator you could grow lettuces hydroponically.
I did just that some years ago, easy to do and works well.