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by Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New members please read
Replies: 21
Views: 12036

Re: New members please read

Hi there Stewart, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make my Wood burner Rayburn heating system work?
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Make my Wood burner Rayburn heating system work?

First off I'm not a plumber or heating engineer, but I did install pretty much what you're doing years ago when we first moved into this house. One question, did the radiators get hot when you had it running (before the "explosion")? I have no experience of expansion vessels, mine had an e...
by Odsox
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Anyone growing Satsumas?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Anyone growing Satsumas?

Yes, I grew a satsuma from seed a few years ago, just for fun. It grew fairly fast and took about 5 years to start fruiting, although it flowered sporadically before that. However it was grown in my greenhouse as it wouldn't have survived outside here, so ought to be more at home where you live. I d...
by Odsox
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New member hello
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: New member hello

Hi there DG, welcome to our forum :wave: It sounds like you have a lot of work on your hands, but it WILL be worth it. It's just a shame that you had to leave a very productive plot and start over again. Where you live should be too much of a problem to get crops all year round, just so long as an e...
by Odsox
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2212

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

I have the opposite problem, or at least different, as I've developed a butterfly mind. I decide to do a job, then on my way to do it I find something else that is more important to do, and while going to get the tools to do the second job I find an even more important job to do. That first job rare...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Peanuts

They definitely weren't green though I meant the leaves are still fairly green. I'll pull them up in a months time and see what they're like. maybe it will come back From what I've read they are similar to Knot Weed, as in almost impossible to get rid of, so should come back next year. I'm pleased ...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Roses from cuttings

I agree, it should by all accounts be impossible. I do have an odd, fairly similar thing happening with my daffodils. I planted bog standard yellow ones several years ago and increasingly every year I get lots of coloured ones as well. I assume these are hybrids from cross pollinated seeds, but it g...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: alcoholic fruit flies

diggernotdreamer wrote:some have been ingested in the time it takes to get the pot to the lips.

So, are alcoholic infused Irish flies similar to Spanish fly? :wink:
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Peanuts

I'd love to know what freshly pulled peanuts taste like Also (I'm dead gullible for weird things to grow), I've grown 2 large pots of "Tiger Nuts" this year as well. They grew well, but still have fairly green tops, so if you haven't tried them yourself you'll have to wait a few more week...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Peanuts

I'd love to know what freshly pulled peanuts taste like Purely to satisfy your curiosity we sampled a couple, and I can report that they taste just like fresh hazel nuts with a slight peanutty aftertaste. I think I may have a go at growing a lot more next year. My small greenhouse has nothing alloc...
by Odsox
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Peanuts

I germinated a single peanut back in the spring and planted it in the draftiest spot in my tunnel, not the draftiest on purpose but in a spot where it was out of the way. After that it was totally neglected and as we had a fairly cool dull summer I was most surprised when I pulled it up today. I cou...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Being self sufficient in 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2212

Re: Being self sufficient in 2017

Hi Nev, nice to see you back again. :wave: My to do list is to get more done. I have been having a lot of back trouble lately and as a result jobs have been left undone, mainly the more energetic manual jobs. Other than that, continue being self sufficient in veg and seasonally self sufficient in fr...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: Chestnuts - how and when do I use them?

I bought a net of them when we went shopping on Tuesday.
Handily the shop's chestnut selling season coincides with the wood burner lighting season, which also coincides with the burnt finger season from trying to peel roasted chestnuts.
by Odsox
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Under the Choko tree
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Under the Choko tree

Odsox wrote:trying to remember what his User Name was.

Just remembered, it was Wombat.
by Odsox
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: Under the Choko tree
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Under the Choko tree

Indeed I do remember Nev, and I've been racking my brain cell trying to remember what his User Name was.

Useful video.

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