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by Odsox
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 3
Views: 38

No plastic

Well almost none.
I went to Lidl today and bought some mushrooms.
They are now sold in cardboard punnets instead of the blue plastic ones, although it still had clingfilm over it.
But it's a step in the right direction, so well done Lidl or the Irish mushroom growers, or both. :salute:
by Odsox
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

First off, I don't think you need to worry about disease from the ex-bats, as they are probably dosed up the their eyeballs with antibiotics as a norm. Plus you have the bullying round the wrong way. In my experience of keeping chicken it will be the resident birds attacking the newcomers, protectin...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Free food

Flo wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:15 pm
And it was an interesting learning curve.
It was Flo, and now I know that I can do it again next year.
I have to save a whole cob, the biggest as well, just to provide me with 25 seedlings.
There's always going to be some left over.
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1580

Re: Hot weather and water

Of course that would work, and work very well. It's no different to at least 4 similar growing systems that I use here, including the simplest one of my windowsill troughs being watered via the saucer the trough is standing in, or the porous hose pipe I bury in my greenhouse beds and connect to a ta...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Free food

Odsox wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 am
I will have to have a slice of each to compare.
Just tried that and I can confirm it was wishful thinking.
No difference in the 2 sets of loaves, but as I said, it saved wasting old seed. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Free food

We tried it last night. There would be no grittiness as it was ground to a fine powder like the wheat. I can say that I couldn't taste any difference, but it did have a sweeter aftertaste, or I "think" it could have had a sweet aftertaste. I will have to have a slice of each to compare. Either way i...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Re: Free food

I've been at it again. I had some saved sweetcorn seed left over from last year and rather than waste it I tried to make popcorn. The popcorn maker whizzed and got very hot, but no popcorn came out. The kernels were very toasted, but that was it. It was bread making day today and I couldn't let it g...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?

I certainly do, in fact I actively grow stuff as a norm indoors every winter. At the moment I have 4 tomato plants in pots timed to have ripe fruit at Christmas. I also have 4 troughs of strawberry plants chilling outdoors which will be brought indoors in January to fruit from early April onwards an...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 101
Views: 37657

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Ah thanks Flo, I thought it was only me that had odd years.
by Odsox
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash harvest
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Squash harvest

I harvested my squash today ahead of the stormy weather. I grew 2 varieties this year, Black Forest and Black Futsu. The smoother ones at the front of the barrow are Black Forest and the puckered ones are Futsu. Now, roasted B. Forest taste just like roast chestnuts. Forget Pottimarron, these are al...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Hi from a half way place

Hi P.McG, welcome to our forum. :wave:
Have a look around, there's loads of stuff that might be interesting and useful.
If you can't find an answer don't be afraid to ask.
by Odsox
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the Wye Valley.
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Hello from the Wye Valley.

Hello Herbert, welcome to our forum. :wave:
You are right, there is a wealth of knowledge to be had on here, just use the search box and I'm almost certain any question has been raised before, although I can't guarantee that the question was answered. :lol:
by Odsox
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Strawberries

Poor you :iconbiggrin: I just had a quick look and there must be at least a dozen everbearers available. It seems also that commercial growers are switching to everbearing varieties, which makes sense for the same reason I grow them. If you plant up a hydroponic system under cover as they seems to n...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Strawberries

I am of a slightly different opinion. The main variety I grow is Mara des Bois which is day neutral and runnerless. I have tried many, many "new" European commercial varieties and found most of them of them wanting. The main traits for these varieties are shelf life and the ability to put up with ro...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Strawberries

Here is today's pick, at this time of year it's about once a week, but every other day in summer.
We freeze a lot as well as I love mushy strawberries during winter.
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