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by Odsox
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: Pea harvest

Well the rain we had has helped. The second pick today resulted in just over a Kilo shelled weight, so another 4 packs in the freezer, 7 double servings total One slight drawback is that about 10% of the peas had unsurprisingly split their skins, which really doesn't matter, but about 10% of those h...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

RAIN !!

I left home this morning to light rain and arrived back this afternoon to heavy rain. It has now turned into a light drizzle which allowed me to go out to the garden, to discover we have had just over 2" of rain. The 2 empty irrigation IBCs are now 1 full one and one 3/4 full, or 1,750 litres. Oh ha...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Tomato varieties

If your Roma is the same as our Roma Weedo, it's totally different ... apart from a similarity in fruit shape. The Roma I've grown tend to produce fruit on average 8 to 10 cm long, where these are about 4 to 5 cm long. Also according to my tasting notes, Roma is pretty much tasteless where Teardrop ...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Tomato varieties

It's heritage open pollinated and from sowing to first ripe fruit is 120 days, midway between Paul Robeson (115) and Stupice (125), but it is a quite tall cordon to 6' 0"

Seed available shortly :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Liquorice

Green Aura wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:47 pm
diggernotdreamer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Yuk
Yup, pretty much on a par with brussel sprouts in my book.
There are some weird people about. :scratch: :lol:
I love both and actually look forward to the first Brussels sprouts every year.
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

I forgot to mention my Garlic and Onions did very well this year. My Garlic cloves are huge, almost as big as Elephant garlic, which may be because of the weather or could be because I've been selecting large bulbs to replant every year for some time. My tomatoes and Peppers are also doing well of c...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Tomato varieties

I haven't been around much lately so apologies for the block postings when I have the time. I grow tomatoes for specific reasons and I have been trying over the years to arrive at some preferred varieties. The uses for them are; Bottling, Puree, Breakfast Frying, Drying, Early Windowsill and eating ...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1574

Growing in 2018 weather

I commented on another thread about my problems growing peas this year, I thought I might comment on the pros and cons of this year's weather. Swings and roundabouts springs to mind Cons are; Apples and Pears are fairly sparse, due I think to the cold wet flowering time that kept the bees away, pota...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Pea harvest

First pick of peas today for freezing. I grow them every year specifically for freezing for the winter (along with sweetcorn) for when we get fed up with cabbage and sprouts, or when it's too nasty to go outdoors and get something fresh. I do also grow shorter rows for eating fresh in season. Anyway...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Hello from Meath

Greetings from West Cork :wave:
I hope you find our forum interesting as you're among like minded friends.
by Odsox
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Liquorice

I've often thought I'd like to grow liquorice, but have yet to actually do so.
It should be OK in your garden, after all it was once grown commercially in Yorkshire (Pontefract) and so obviously can survive frosts and wet weather.
Now you've got me thinking about growing some again :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Men plucking their eyebrows!
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

Re: Men plucking their eyebrows!

I certainly wouldn't, mainly because it must hurt.
I do trim them with scissors every now and then though, otherwise I would end up looking like Denis Healey.
by Odsox
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Hello again!

Hi there Rainbow P, welcome back.
If you like I could reactivate you old account, complete with all the posts you made before, plus you could choose which username you like best.
Anyway, nice to see you again :cheers:
by Odsox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

Ah well .... You will have to study the catalogues for small varieties. Of course you are lucky as there are very many tomato varieties that have been bred for container growing, along with other tender veg, courtesy of modern UK homes with about a square metre patio for a garden. Years ago there we...
by Odsox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Windowsill tomatoes and Lidl planters

I'm not as disciplined as Odsox Neither is Odsox :lol: The one downside is the growing area isn't deep enough to hold a cane so we've got some barely supported plants. So the project for next year is to devise some sort of external frame. Nah, what you need is a lean-to greenhouse on the other side...