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by Weedo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: New Person Saying Hello

Hi Ascerti and welcome. Like you I am still dreaming Ishishness (at 60++), collecting knowledge and experimenting.
by Weedo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Apple ID anyone

Probably not Odsox; it was an old variety when I was picking as a teenager so it is possibly almost extinct.
by Weedo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Whey wine (Blaand)
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Whey wine (Blaand)

Thanks Bernard - Yes, I was warned against Grapefruit after the last heart attack - apparently very high in Potassium which interferes with the Blood pressure and stabilising meds. Since I ditched all meds quite a while ago not a problem for me personally (except I don't like them)
by Weedo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Winter storms

Guys, remember I have a standing order for any excess rain you can spare, sans wind of course.
by Weedo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Apple ID anyone

Acknowledging the differing vareties and names berween us, apple looks similar to a Diplomat. This variety is (was - I haven't seen it for many years) later season, smaller and more tart than the other "eating apples" like Johnathan, Five Crown and Delicious. It was also known for not keeping and us...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Whey wine (Blaand)
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Whey wine (Blaand)

Lemon Wine? I have a gross excess of grapefruit (I can't find anyone who eats it, not even the cows or horses), perhaps mixed with other citrus I have available a reasonable wine could be forthcoming?
by Weedo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: A bit of pruning

A Husky? Who uses a Husky these days?
by Weedo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

I'm with you all the way Odsox - I will try anything just for the thrill of growing something different. I would advise against getting a "proper job"; I have one and it provides no real positives other than to keep the bank manager happy(ish). I got far more physical and psycological benefit from s...
by Weedo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Avocados are strange folk - like sunshine and water, hate wet feet - grow to about10 feet but have a poor root system - will grow well indoors but rarely fruit and are poorly self fertile. Generally take about 5 years to reach fruiting stage in commercial orhards. I know of a number of healty trees ...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: RAIN !!

The river is back up, running about 2 metres higher than the pic. unfortunately it is from water released for irrigation industries downstream and not rain. Due to the foibles of Federal Government finding I have just finished planting the new tree corrindor on the eastern Boundary (or rather the co...
by Weedo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Free food

You tweaked my curiosity on cereals Odsox. I wonder if any Ishers or have, grown and processed their own cereals? If so what was involved in method and uipment; particularly wheat for bread, oats for porridge and baking or barley (for whatever you might use processed barley for)? I do grow cereals f...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions
Replies: 37
Views: 3138

Re: Onions

Time to give up? I replanted the lullaboo ravaged Brassicas and re-covered them, they are doing quite well provided the weather doesn't warm too soon and send them to head. BUT, the critters decided to uproot all my maturing onions and eat them instead! Yhey have tried the Rhubarb but only chewed a ...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: That other plastic problem

Not all annual Odsox; as with yours they range from annual to five year periods. It was just that this year a few came due at once and the bank changed all their cards to tap types so these were all renewed at once. It was just the EVENT when I got a renewal in the mail each day last week that trigg...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 920

That other plastic problem

A whinge or vent, take your pick It is that time of year again; the time when your various plastic card replacements arrive and you need to "activate" them etc. I have had three arrive this week and it started me thing about just what we are doing (I will reaffirm that selfsufficientish in practice ...
by Weedo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Christmas Tomatoes

Too early to plant them here, at least in the open. If the weather continues to warm as it is perhaps plant in Mid Sept. to ensure the first ripe ones by Christmas