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by Weedo
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 9430

Re: Someone say something

Chaotic even on this side - work is crazy with unreal timelines. At my age I no longer have patience with the millenian puppies who have just discovered the wheel. Like Ina I'm feeling very flat these days with a strong "been there, done that, don't need to go there again" feeling. When speaking as ...
by Weedo
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 4428

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Kids and dogs just go together.

Playpens in the garden are good; we had one in the cattle yards (cattle free working area) for our grand daughter for a while
by Weedo
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 4428

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Hi Bonnie Is this your first? If an ageing male can offer an opinion I would suggest you stop worrying too much and just go for it - kidlets are tough, resilient little critters and revel in being outside and involved with what their parents are doing. Wrap it up comfortably and take it out in the g...
by Weedo
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 4428

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Fruitfly Your proposal is certainly possible; the reason for hilling is to increase yield by stimulating root and tuber growth higher up the stem. Leaving them just growing flat will mean fewer spuds per plant. Alternatives could be to grow in large tubs and progressively fill with soil etc. (a frie...
by Weedo
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Weather

Forecast is for warm and dry through to end May, no frost risk (whatever that is)
by Weedo
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 4436

Re: Black beans

Odsox
I will go back to the LOL's for further details
by Weedo
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Black beans
Replies: 22
Views: 4436

Re: Black beans

Hi

The two LOL cooks at one of the Cafe's I frequent serve a black bean & chicken et. al. toasted pitta bread. They tell me they soak the beans overnight, drain and then microwave without any additional moisture; the beans certainly have retained their colour.
by Weedo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: Storm Dora - how are you bearing up?

Sorry to hear of your problems - weather is one thing we can't control.
by Weedo
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 4930

Re: Planting under cherry tree

DND There is a group that subscribes to the theory of a "global ecology". Its basis is that man moving species around the planet is a natural process and that eventually everything will even itself out and reach a balance. From my perspective, the impacts of these new species that not only change th...
by Weedo
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 4930

Re: Planting under cherry tree

DND - there is a world of difference between the theory of permaculture and how people actually do it. A great many invasive species are planted in so called permaculture systems and it is common for permaculturists to illegally import species they want - using "sustainability" as an excuse (you can...
by Weedo
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 4930

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Permaculture!- likely to get your mouth washed out with soap using that word around here, particularly in the sub-tropics.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: Transporting children
Replies: 15
Views: 8877

Re: Transporting children

The rationale is that, in the case of a collision with a car, the child is unlikely to survive as it is low down either on the tag along or trailer and likely to go under the car even at low speed and that being contained in the trailer adds to the risk.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dangerous weather
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Dangerous weather

Looking forward to autumn here so that planting can begin - the last 5 days have been plus 40c, cooled off to low 30's / high 20's for the next few days and then back up again; Feb and March are our hottest months. Lovely storm Saturday, wrecked a number of big trees and took most of the roof off th...
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 6387

Re: Turnips!

I also like them raw (eat them like an apple) or shredded in coleslaw or in a stirfry.
by Weedo
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 4930

Re: Planting under cherry tree

Most things will grow under the tree without affecting it other than competiton for nutrients and moisture- I would avoid anything in the Rosaceae family that could provide a host for cherry pests and diseases, in particular any that retain fruit or leaves over winter. Also avoid planting close to t...