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by Weedo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Odds and ends

Agree also Odsox - but for me its the arty-farty, foody fashionistas with their mass media inspired wanna-be gournet "needs" and the niche marketing five acre tree-changers with their over-inflated ego's that keep me away.
by Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Estate agencies

The estate agent works for, and is paid by, the seller- not the buyer. The higher the price the higher the fees and commission. The more sales and higher income the agent generates the greater their status. We have moved several times and discovered that sticking to one Agency group and getting refe...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 26
Views: 8454

Re: For saving money around the house!

I think I will try running one house instead of two - but there will be a differing opinion as to which one goes.
Yes, wasteful and expensive but it is where we are at for now.
by Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Don't worry Kiwi B - I do that sometimes; it doesnt hurt to pick up an old thread and reactivate it with new info. Anyway, I re-read your posts re Stoves sometimes as I am still considering my options (may renovate old house or build new). Quality is king, especially here in Western NSW where our ha...
by Weedo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

OK, how about cloches?
by Weedo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 67
Views: 27253

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Flo This paper suggest composting processes for club root affected brassicas https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2006.01399.x I would suggest that solarisation would also work - The usual method is to place the material in a very heavy duty black plastic bag (exactly the type...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Rebel
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: Rebel

Just been pushed into buying my first smartphone - it will be in the river soon if I cant get it to work. No reception whatsoever on the block, battery life zero because the B*******y thing is constantly on; way too big to fit into a pocket and I can't get a kit to fit it into the tractor or quaddy.
by Weedo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: White Vinegar
Replies: 17
Views: 7482

Re: White Vinegar

Vinegar as a weed killer? put enough on for long enough and it will work. If you dump enough of anything on a plant for long enough you will kill it, either through toxic action or changing its environmental conditions - the younger the plant the more susceptible it will be. The real question is whe...
by Weedo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Re: The new banish plastic movements

So what actually drives recycling? Certainly not any concern about the environment around here. Plastics are slowly being removed from what can be put into our recycling. Firstly plastic films including the heavier flexible types, bubble wrap etc; reason - they get caught in the sorting machinery; n...
by Weedo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Ckook adventure

Oh dear - spoke to the chick (rooster)provider yesterday. I seems that the little grandaughter was adamant in choosing only the prettiest ones as a present for Grandpa. Guess I now have a bachelor flock as well.
by Weedo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Laundry detergents

susu I do the same thing with the delecate frillies (not mine) and sweaty exercise gear (also not mine) Express cycle, warm wash and a couple of drops of Lemon Myrtle essential oil in the conditioner part. These thingies are not really dirty MY gear is usually covered in oil, dirt and and the stuff ...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Ckook adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Ckook adventure

Hi This year I decided to get some more chooks - I haven't kept any for years. My 5 year old grandaughter offered (via her mother) to get me 4 from a maternal Aunt as a christmas present. Six week old birds, sexed as females, duly arrived and were comfortably housed and fed. No eggs arrived in the e...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 53
Views: 10224

Re: It's that time of year again ...

For me, it is time to pull out the tomatoes, capsicums etc.; the last of the fruit is ready and anything that attemps to come from now will not finish. I got 4 plants from a friend who saves his seed every year. they produced late fruit, good size and flavour but did not keep more than a couple of d...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Can certain plants prevent fruit tree problems if put under the trees

My experience and reading tells me that these plantings don't really work in trees - I have never seen an orchardist - organic or otherwise - use them. Plant products like garlic can be made into sprays that deter bugs etc.