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by Odsox
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 16
Views: 888

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: 16
Views: 888

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: 49

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: 37282

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: 135

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: 321

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: 168

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: 346

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: 346

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: 346

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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by Odsox
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Strawberries

I assume your "day neutral" strawberries are the same as our "ever bearing" ones. I grow my strawberries in a hydroponic pipe in a greenhouse and growing standard strawberries for one or possibly two flushes of fruit would be a waste of space. So I have always grown ever bearing ones and there are s...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: What are you growing right now?

Just got back from 10 days away and found a glut of tomatoes that need bottling today. Apart from that the usual, 2 varieties of Brussels sprouts, PSB, Savoy cabbages, calabrese, cauliflowers, carrots, parsnips, leeks, runner beans still producing in the tunnel and squash still maturing. In the gree...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Does anyone know.....

I don't see why not. I always (without fail) start my squash far too early, then plant them out far too early, and they just sit there rather dejectedly sulking. Then a couple of months later burst into life and rush about trying to take over the world. Your plan of a frost free cool room sounds ide...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Winter storms

I've been looking at the forecast for your neck of the woods, and you've not had a good week or two have you?
Most of the UK sunny and calm except northern Scotland ... wet and windy.
Poor you :hugish:
by Odsox
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Apple ID anyone

No, I've got a Discovery, DnD, and that's a lot earlier and a totally different flavour.

I Googled Diplomat apple variety Weedo, but without much success. I haven't heard of it and it seems the rest of the world hasn't either. :iconbiggrin: