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by Odsox
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

That's where I'm lucky, the only vegetable that we buy are chestnut mushrooms, and they are hardy vital .. just nice to have. Also luckily the virus started here just when my veggies started to grow like mad. Now it's back to the (normal) case of deciding what goes with today's vegetable, rather tha...
by Odsox
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

I don't think that bit is quite right. Lorry drivers can only drive for a limited amount of hours before they must take a break but as far as i understand ( unless they've relaxed the law on this point) a driver cannot take his required breaks in a moving vehicle. I didn't mean that lorry drivers h...
by Odsox
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

And that's where the problem is... Read (probably on BBC) one guy say that deliveries from the rest of Europe (and that's where most stuff comes from) take twice as long now because they can only have one driver per lorry, so have to interrupt their journeys for the driver to sleep Ah yes, I hadn't...
by Odsox
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:27 pm
It'll probably last for years, Tony.
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You're probably right Maggie, it's been on the tunnel repair for 3 or 4 years now.
My greenhouse repair is double glazed .... I stuck the tape on both sides. :lol:
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by Odsox
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Emptying the supermarket shelves
Replies: 69
Views: 3684

Re: Emptying the supermarket shelves

How very strange, I thought the UK was the epitome of efficiency with their Just In Time deliveries. Here in third world Ireland there is no real problem. Our granddaughter has been doing our shopping once a week, and only once was anything sold out, and that was bags of flour, but there were plenty...
by Odsox
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Seed saving

I think I may have made the right decision. I was looking to buy some butternut squash seed to grow for my daughter and her tribe, the one I grow is not sweet and almost certainly wouldn't suit their taste buds. Looking online, some of the smaller seed companies have ceased trading and the "big" UK ...
by Odsox
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 759

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

Just found my original post for baked beans, complete with recipe.
It was very nice, but not the tinned baked bean taste that I like.
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by Odsox
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 26
Views: 759

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

One of my treats in Heinz baked beans sweetened with stevia, unlike the Batchelors sugar free ones that I believe are sweetened with maltitol which leaves a nasty taste in my mouth for ages. When I tried making my own baked beans it was plenty sweet enough with just my own tomatoes, unfortunately I ...
by Odsox
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed saving
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Seed saving

I'm going to be saving more seed this year, not because of the present "problem" but because I've been getting duff seed that I've been paying good money for. I have been saving the easy to collect seed for years from; peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sweetcorn, courgettes and squash, and ...
by Odsox
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1554

Re: Self Isolation

Enforced self isolation here now since midnight.
Only allowed out for food shopping, and apparently I have got to be "cocooned" although I don't quite know what that entails. Presumably wrapped up in something until I become an adult, or mummified. :lol:
We certainly do live in interesting times.
by Odsox
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Experimentalish

Also very much experimental this year is my heated greenhouse. I removed the house oil fired central heating several years ago, but still had about half a tank of kerosene. So I bought a thermostatically controlled paraffin heater to see how well it would heat my lean-to greenhouse. I well remember ...
by Odsox
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Experimentalish

Not exactly new, but a new layout for me, and still very much experimental. I rearranged my hydroponics system and have just about finished it, although still some tidying up to do. My three pipes have now been reunited and it remains to be seen how well they produce and how convenient it is for me....
by Odsox
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Experimentalish
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Experimentalish

Question is - did the peas die due to a lack of pollinating insects? Peas and French beans don't need pollinating Flo. By growing crops under cover I now know which need pollinating and which ones don't, as it becomes blindingly obvious. :iconbiggrin: Broad beans and runner beans do need pollinatin...
by Odsox
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 47
Views: 1554

Re: Self Isolation

Someone in the hairdressers today said that if all the over 70s self isolate, what happens when they all reappear and the virus is still about? Another sudden rise in cases and deaths? It's a thought. I can see how this could happen if those self isolating people give up too early, but there is als...
by Odsox
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 71
Views: 23364

Re: What are you harvesting now?

My heated greenhouse is beginning to pay off.
First small cook of French beans for St Patrick's day dinner tonight, together with the last of the overwintering new potatoes from the tunnel.
This variety is Speedy and it is quite fast, they were sown 10 weeks ago.
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