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by Odsox
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Free food

You should keep replanting some No, I don't have the space and besides what would I do with large quantities, not enough gluten content to make bread and no good for baking. I've often been tempted to grow hull-less (naked) oats, I have oats for breakfast most mornings so would be useful, but again...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Free food

On another thread there were comments about freebie food plants, and I have a very unexpected one. Last autumn the local council were widening the road in front of my house, and I got them to dump and spread some soil on a low lying area at the bottom of my plot. In that rather rough soil 2 clumps o...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From Portugal
Replies: 4
Views: 153

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: 135

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: 185

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: 185

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: 135

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: 238

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: 135

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: 135

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: 135

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: 155

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: 1943

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: 1943

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: 101

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: