Search found 197 matches

by Weedo
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 4
Views: 4736

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

Thanks GA - my thoughts also. It really doesn't matter what they are (just curious), they are obviously hardy in my climate and although the fruit is small is is very sweet. A litle more TLC would probably help with fruit size. The idea behind trellising is to grow them in a way that I can put net o...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 4
Views: 4736

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

Hi - any way of determining the variety of figs on old trees? In reconstructing my Veg patch / Orchard I have taken cutting of two old fig trees just in case. The trees would have been originally planted about 60- 80 years ago and certainly have not been tended for at least 30 years (maybe reverted ...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Mornin'
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Mornin'

The Celtic thing must be a genetic impulse or, to quote William Carpenter, "....they are the expressions of constitutional tendencies embodied in the organism of the individuals who manifest them" Both my sons (5th generation Australians) have had the Macrae clan (maternal tribe) crest tat...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fried apple
Replies: 5
Views: 40

Re: Fried apple

Similar Odsox Apple, pear and plum were used in everything from fry-ups to salads. Virtually everyone had a house orchard. I still put fruit into my green salads and anything else I can get away with. the harder pears - Bosc, Corella and Nashi are plentyful and cheap here at the moment but unfortuna...
by Weedo
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

with 6 traps out for nearly 1 week I am now down to only a couple of earwigs per trap per night (still plenty outside the beds though) Plain olive oil seems to work best but I notice using a little cider vinegar as well attracts a few beetles. Pouring rain today so I expect the slugs to be out in fo...
by Weedo
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: The Fashion for frugal blogs
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: The Fashion for frugal blogs

Some years ago I read an article about frugal fashion - the author promoted having a limited wardrobe but of high quality and classic style that could be used in many situations. Perhaps this is another approach to frugality (but not self sufficiency) in clothing? I (male - perhaps its simpler) have...
by Weedo
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

I have also heard that Stale Beer is good for catching slugs & snails - forgive my antipodean ignorance, but what is Stale Beer? - I know of Malt Beer, Wheat Beer, Horehound Beer etc. but never one made from Stales.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

I have discovered they are partial to olive oil - a little in the bottom of a small plastic tub set at ground level works well
by Weedo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Roses from cuttings

I have grown roses from cutting many times in the past - my expert advice came from my sister who grew and bred roses as a hobby. Roses from cuttings should grow true to type IF the cutting was taken from the cultivar wood and not the stock wood or a root cutting. - sometimes the stock will send up ...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Ok - so I couldn't help myself. The veg patch is up and running again, at least a small part of it for this year. The problem began when I encountered a small bag of sprouting potatoes in the cupboard.. Some are now in beds and others in an old washing machine tub which will be progressively filled ...
by Weedo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 1917

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

A while ago I was at a social event (end of financial year) put on by a couple of accounting firms. I fell into discussion with two young up and comers re protection of the environment etc. ( the "what do you do?" thingy) It seems that these two subscribe to an apparently growing philosoph...
by Weedo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 42
Views: 6484

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

Odsox

Nothing strange about that tom - my soil looks like that most of the summer
by Weedo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Household chemicals
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Household chemicals

not buying into this one
by Weedo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: This board ain't self sufficient
Replies: 24
Views: 751

Re: This board ain't self sufficient

Flo The "work" is something I do because I like the bank manager to call me by my first name rather than Mr. It is also allowing me to (hopefully) reach a point of semi independence on my block - that is that it returns enough in needs and excess so as to not require the external inputs an...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 42
Views: 6484

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

Ok, so now I am confused. Odsox is planting toms at the same time as we in Oz will be? Our rule is plant Toms on Melbourne Cup day to have the first ripe by Christmas - but we in the semi-arid zone will be planting a little earlier.

Go to advanced search