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by Odsox
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From Portugal
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Hi From Portugal

Hi Scott.
Well done for taking the plunge and opting out of the rat race, having a job working for someone else is not all it's cracked up to be. :lol:
Good luck with your venture and welcome to like minded people on 'Ish.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Growing Melons

You're being very pedantic, mister, and I may have to come round and sort you out. Why do you think I live just about as far from you as is possible in the British Isles :lol: Sorry I didn't mean to pry, but well done you, I hope you achieve the svelte figure you're after. And stay that way. What a...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Grapes

Green Aura wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:17 pm
pomegranate molasses - have you tried that?
I don't remember ever seeing it. One of the shops we visit has a "weirdo" aisle, that's where I found the Coconut Blossom sugar, which is like light brown sugar with the same caramel flavour.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Grapes

We started grape harvesting today. I picked several bunches which produced 5.6 Kg of stripped large grapes for turning into raisins, and 1.6 Kg of small grapes for juicing. More to pick tomorrow but the dehydrator can't handle much more than 5.5 kilo. Today's large grapes will turn into a shade unde...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Growing Melons

Ah, there's a difference between can't and won't. Soon after I was diagnosed with diabetes I experimented with my blood glucose meter with various foods. I quickly found that even small quantities of sucrose and glucose were a no-no, but intriguingly fructose, even in moderate quantities, didn't aff...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: That other plastic problem

Do all those cards you mentioned Weedo only have a lifetime of 1 year then? I've just been through my wallet and all by bank cards, credit and debit, all have a 3 year life time My driving licence has a 3 year life, but only because I'm over 70, otherwise It's 10 years My pan-European medical card l...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Growing Melons

It was your "luck you" that I was commenting on.
I wondered if it was your attempt at rhyming slang, or doesn't your keyboard have a "y" key. :lol:

Why can't you eat melons if you love them?
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Growing Melons

Luck you?
Is that a polite non swearing way of berating me? :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Growing Melons

I have always had mixed results growing melons here, from no fruit at all to maybe one or two, but this year is different. This year I planted 3 different varieties and allowed them to wander where they liked underneath my tomatoes. Today I can smell that one is nearly ripe, and rummaging about unde...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Christmas Tomatoes

Yep, it's THAT time of year again when I sow my tomatoes for ripe fruit at Christmas. These are Silver Fir Tree and I don't remember ever explaining how I sow them. I always chit them first, that way I know how many are going to grow. These seeds were placed on a damp kitchen towel in a container an...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: Weird plants

Weedo wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Perhaps your corn is frightened?
Well I do go and look at them on a daily basis. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: Weird plants

My sweetcorn has been at it again, not sure if it's trans-gender or bi-sexual, but whatever it is it's doing it in my tunnel. Kernels on the male tassels that is .... . . Sweetcorn.jpg . I suppose it might be handy to save those kernels for seed and see if I could grow them like that as normal, it w...
by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Dried Beans

MKG wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:02 pm
I envy your hydroponics rig - the luxury of stand-up gardening!
It certainly makes picking strawberries a doddle :lol:
by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Dried Beans

I spotted these Beefy Resilient Grex beans whilst looking for something else and bought a packet on one of those spur of the moment impulses. I'm rather pleased I did as I planted them in the tunnel on a rather late 22nd of May and have now harvested probably half of them. I have just set 8 of each ...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Broccoli

broccoli.jpg . A photo of one of my Broccoli plants. Nothing out of the ordinary and not really worth commenting on, except ... I planted 4 Broccoli plants in my small greenhouse on the 12th of November last year with the aim of having an early crop, which we did throughout March, with spears ready...