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by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grow lettuce in pop bottles
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Grow lettuce in pop bottles

Sorry for my antiodean ignorance, but what is "pop"? Down here the term is usually applied to sweet, bubbly, cheap alcoholic beverages commonly consumed by females in their teens.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: What are you growing right now?

First Dwarf beans in on Sunday, more capsicum and corgette plants in (seed failed in heat) First early tomatoes in under cover, all heritage varieties so seed saving a possibility (Grosse lisse, Mortgage lifter and tiny tom). Picked the last 2 OK cabbages, the rest and the cauli's bolting so they wi...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Adopting ex battery hens
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Adopting ex battery hens

I adopted several last year (Isa Browns), not into an existing flock though. There have been no health problems at all with them and they are very productive (but refuse to brood). I agree with Odsox, they have certainly been dosed with and for everything
by Weedo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1627

Re: Hot weather and water

Thanks folks - this backs up the info I have found so far.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1627

Re: Hot weather and water

Wicking beds anyone? With the ongoing very dry conditions (high evaporation rates) I have trouble with raising young plants mainly because I can only get to water them once a day in the evening and sometimes only every second day. I can mulch when they are larger and I could spend up on automatics b...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1096

Re: Free food

Popping corn is a whole different critter; being popped is its only reason for existence in the modern world.
by Weedo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: How Many of You Bring Half Your Garden Inside Over Winter?

not on this patch Sleepy; more likely to take them under cover in summer. However, in another life I kept a fairly significant garden indoors in a city flat and I still remember how fresh and fragrant the air inside was when I came home at night.
by Weedo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Strawberries

We are into the variety thing again; I simply cannot get your varieties here even under other names even though there are about 30 varieties in the marketplace here. It seems the only day neutral variety available is "Melba", an Oz bred variety - I can get "Cambridge Rival" through one supplier and ...
by Weedo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Strawberries

I agree Kathy, the runnerless variety I have (no doubt different to yours) is certainly inferior in all aspects. This is why I removed it from the main bed, broke up the clumps and planted the "daughter" plants in a "one last chance" bed on their own.
by Weedo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: What are you growing right now?

Yes Penny, almost exactly opposite seasons which is a "cheat" for me because I can check what you folks are planting and plan ahead (I am a newbie at Ishing). I spent a day in the veg garden on Sunday (a rare event for me) getting my blood pressure under control after dealing with people whose attit...
by Weedo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 442

Re: Strawberries

year I planted a "runnerless" variety called Pink. It fruited OKish but not as heavily as the older varieties and with smaller fruit. This variety forms tightly matted clumps rather than runner but they are still daughter plants as far as I am concerned. Anyone with experience of these types and bre...
by Weedo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: What are you growing right now?

Some onions, leeks and garlic that the galahs did not get to (under mesh) Last of the cauli and cabbage (under mesh) starting to form heads now. First flowers on the new strawberry plants and Rhubarb, silverbeet and chinese cabbage growing madly. Starting to work beds for late spring / early plantin...
by Weedo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 440

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: 777

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: 942

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)