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by Odsox
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 5068

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Even on the farm in my youth We were talking this morning about waterglass when I read the BBC news about an egg glut due to no hotel breakfasts. That's something I well remember as it was always my job to put my hand in a bucket of freezing cold water to get slimy eggs for Sunday breakfast. Those ...
by Odsox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

Yes, this has been on the Irish news a few times. The sooner Scotland is back in the EU the better :iconbiggrin: However, the point I was trying (and failing) to make was, Dobies will not put live plants on a lorry and deliver them to (say) Truro*, but is willing to put them on a lorry and take them...
by Odsox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

There were no customs problems and indeed Dobies terms and conditions still maintain that delivery of seed potatoes and plants to Ireland is OK, but not to most of Scotland or Cornwall. :dontknow: But who would want to import seed potatoes to Scotland? It's us that grow and export them! :scratch: M...
by Odsox
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

I am totally confused about what can and can't be sent to Ireland from the UK. Seed potatoes and plants with soil attached have been mentioned several times in the media. But ... I ordered some strawberry plants from Dobies back in November which stated dispatch in 7-10 days. They were dispatched on...
by Odsox
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

Lucky you, I grew Mayan Gold a few years ago and they are very nice.
I have no idea why I didn't grow them again, but now I want to ... just when all seed potatoes are in short supply here. :roll:
by Odsox
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

Excuse me but it was -7.0 here last night. That's just plain cold and not growing weather. Ah, I remember those sorts of temperatures well when I lived in Kent, except in those days it was 19°F Hope is maybe on the way Flo, overnight we had another hard frost, but then had light rain and a fast inc...
by Odsox
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

Today I mowed my top lawn. Not the first time I've got the mower out this early as one year I mowed the lawn every month of that year, but a fairly rare occurrence none the less. That is one of the downsides of living here, the grass doesn't stop growing. Good for the beef farmers but not so good fo...
by Odsox
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self Sufficient 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 5068

Re: Self Sufficient 2021

Over the last couple of weeks I've discovered the benefit of not throwing stuff away, despite the plethora of TV reality shows about decluttering. I have been out and about the property fixing up things for the new growing season, refitting the hydro system, putting shelves in, and yesterday had to ...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Re: Growing in 2021

I am so envious of your heated greenhouse! Would love to see a photo. I took some photos last year, together with the hydroponics system in my bigger greenhouse. You can see them here https://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=30047 Look for my posts about half way down the 1st page.
by Odsox
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Growing in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4619

Growing in 2021

I made a start today with seed chitting. Started off 2 varieties of French beans, one dwarf and one climbing, 2 varieties of tomatoes and a couple of courgettes. All are destined for my heated greenhouse as it was a reasonable success last year, and I still have about a quarter of a tank of left ove...
by Odsox
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 36379

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

It's pretty much the "same as usual" here, except I now have all next year's seeds that I'm ever likely to want. Just waiting and hoping that the strawberry plants that I've ordered will get here before the end of the year. Just planted a row of early potatoes in the now empty back bed in my big gre...
by Odsox
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Plumbing problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Plumbing problem

All the soil pipe fittings that I've ever come across, and I have worked with quite a few, are all push fit. All the fittings have a gasket inside which seals it. If you have a 90 degree bend from the ground to the back of your loo, and you want to disconnect it, it probably means unscrewing your lo...
by Odsox
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 22
Views: 6517

Re: Brexit

Well yes, I grow some from saved seed, especially my Charlottes. But if I fancy trying a different variety it will be a problem.
Just another restriction imposed on me because of something I was denied a vote on.

Moan over :lol:
by Odsox
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 22
Views: 6517

Re: Brexit

Even more doom and gloom, not only for Ireland but Scotland too. A ban on seed potatoes or anything else with UK soil attached from January 1st to EU. I hope the trade importers get the seed potatoes delivered before the end of the year. https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/farming-news/...
by Odsox
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 22
Views: 6517

Re: Brexit

Just been looking at this in some detail. What I found is ..... THE (Irish) DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture has advised “Anyone importing seeds, plants or plant products from outside of the EU needs to be registered with us and consignments require a phytosanitary certificate to prevent the introduction o...