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by Odsox
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Vegetarian diet

I really posted this as I was surprised just how many of these "super foods" I actually grow. Discounting all the tropical fruit and fish, I grow every year #7 Swiss chard, #9 Beet greens (as I grow beetroot), #11 & #44 Parsley, #15 Peas, #18 Spring onions, #19 (some times) Red Cabbage, #26 Basil, #...
by Odsox
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Vegetarian diet

I think I have just found the (almost) perfect vegetarian diet for me. It's mainly all the stuff I can grow myself, plus pork fat .. and therefore must include streaky bacon rashers. :cheers: Not sure "proper" vegetarians would approve and it's certainly not the intention of the authors. Nevertheles...
by Odsox
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: pruning fruit trees do i need a wound healer ?

It's a typo I think .... cut them so they don't collect water ....
i.e. cut them at an angle.
by Odsox
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: attaching a photo?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: attaching a photo?

Yes that's right, or at least that's what I do as well.
Select the "Attachments" tab under the box you're typing your text and then "Add files" and select your picture.
Then when it has been uploaded to the server you select "Place inline" where you want your picture to appear (where the cursor is)
by Odsox
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Newbie here :)

Here's a link, although I realise it's nearly 4 years out of date.
http://www.dailyedge.ie/cheapest-houses ... 7-Jun2014/
by Odsox
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Newbie here :)
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Newbie here :)

Hi there, welcome to our little Forum. :wave: Is it difficult (legally) to live self sufficiently in a Yurt in the UK or Ireland I think it's still pretty relaxed on this side of the border. There is a caravan on a small plot right by the road not far from here. It's been there, lived in, for a few ...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Forum upgrade

Very true, and I see that GA also joined in 2008, so it's triply true.
Those poor tomatoes didn't see what was coming .. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2705

Re: Composty questions

What is a right pain is the plastic you find in seaweed, especially fishing line. The larger plastic pieces are not so bad to remove before you spread the seaweed on the beds, but the fishing line is orange and impossible to spot amongst the bronze seaweed. I haven't collected any seaweed for a coup...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Flavour of supermarket veg

Producing for money often leads to lower quality I suspect you're right Flo. Supermarkets are very good at insisting on the lowest price and consumers have come to expect low produce prices as a norm. Taking those tomatoes for instance, as you said earlier, the cost of production must be rock botto...
by Odsox
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Flavour of supermarket veg
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Flavour of supermarket veg

A couple of weeks ago when we were in town we had lunch, which was a filled baked potato (which was nice) and "salad", which consisted of half a dozen wafer thin slices of tomato and a lump of coleslaw. The tomato was absolutely tasteless, less taste than a glass of water, which raises the question ...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Forum upgrade

Flo wrote: How was 2004?
A bit quiet, much the same as now.
2008 on the other hand was just as busy as I remember it.
by Odsox
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2705

Re: Composty questions

Thanks for that link Flo, I now realise where I've been going wrong with my trials of using up my grass mowings. I've been using shredded paper (out of our shredding machine) instead of screwed up pieces. Because of that it has been airless and killing the aerobic bacteria. Coincidentally I have a l...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Forum upgrade

Definitely a bit bored Flo.
Too early to start sowing with a vengeance and too wet to dig outside.

I started looking back through the forum just to make sure it was all there. I almost needed rescuing as I got stuck in a time warp around 2004 and only just managed to escape.
by Odsox
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Where are you now?

This makes me feel deprived, I've nothing really to complain about other than the wind (which is normal and expected) and being soggy underfoot (also expected at this time of year) The last couple of days it's been 12 C night and day and with no rain yesterday it's not so soggy underfoot. About the ...
by Odsox
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where are you now?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Where are you now?

No real problem here Flo. It was a bit windy last night but nothing untoward, no snow but it is absolutely soggy underfoot, squelching about in wellies that sink in a couple of inches. It's nice and dry in the tunnels though, but my back won't let me do anything in there at the moment, probably all ...