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by Weedo
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 2828

Re: Seasons on your patch?

Seasons are getting weird here too; this winter was the wettest for 90 years and was followed immediately by +35 degree C days. We are getting a lot more storm activity during summer but they are "mini" storms, often no more that 5-10 km wide, they dance all over the place and don't follow the rules...
by Weedo
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Seasons on your patch?
Replies: 18
Views: 2828

Re: Seasons on your patch?

still loving this site - great to get a totally different perspective on things. Reading Odsox posts about storm activity in Scotland etc. at Christmas shows this up - we have increasing storm activity around here too (more each year it seems) but our Christmas storm problems are about lightning and...
by Weedo
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Windy Christmas?
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: Windy Christmas?

Soooo - Scotland is off my retirement bucket list?
by Weedo
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: It's that time of year again ...
Replies: 53
Views: 11041

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

Sounds like it has worked for this year - toms are reasonably indifferent to day length as long as they can get about 10 hours daylight (natural or supplemented). Temperatures are much more important. Pollination in housed conditions can be an issue where bees etc. are lacking - the solution is quit...
by Weedo
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Being different
Replies: 8
Views: 4632

Re: Being different

Different worlds - the "box" process sounds great to me. As is said in my introduction I am not Ishish as all, apart from trying to get the farm as close to a closed system as possible. I would love to get into the supplier end of this type of system but food is just so available in Aus. - I can get...
by Weedo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Being different
Replies: 8
Views: 4632

Re: Being different

OK

I will admit ignorance but what is a "fish box" and a "veggie box"? To me, a fish box is a large heavy duty plastic tub with a clip on lid that the professionals use to transport their catch - I have several 2nd hand ones that I use for storing and transporting various equipment kits.
by Weedo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bay and Olive
Replies: 4
Views: 2966

Re: Bay and Olive

not a problem really, mine live outside (in the ground) all year round and thrive
by Weedo
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Patons 3ply equivalent
Replies: 1
Views: 3505

Re: Patons 3ply equivalent

Try Ravelry.com

The other half & female offspring buy all their yarns through them
by Weedo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever
Replies: 7
Views: 4277

Re: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever

Depends on your compost method - if you are using cold(passive) composting reliant on critters breaking down bulkier materials rather than hot systems that accelerate natural microbial breakdown then pest control benefits will be minor. If you can generate temps between 120 and 160 fahrenheit (45 - ...
by Weedo
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever
Replies: 7
Views: 4277

Re: 2016 - could be the cheapest Christmas ever

Diamond Back moths are a problem here as well, although not in our drier western areas to the same degree. One of the emerging issues is that the critters are becoming resistant to insecticides, in particular the synthetic pyrethrums. If possible, I suggest attempting a "clean field" approach and re...
by Weedo
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grape cuttings
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Grape cuttings

Dammed International Quarantine!!!!!!
by Weedo
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sort of rude carrot
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Re: Sort of rude carrot

Not on my patch - please keep your rude food on your side of the globe
by Weedo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Protecting Hedge from Spray
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: Protecting Hedge from Spray

I work in these situations a lot - even on a regional scale. I will say that I have rarely found people that are not amendable to working together once they come to understand each others position, limitations etc. and remove misconceptions and presumptions (eg that each is the others enemy).
by Weedo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: no worms in my raised beds
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: no worms in my raised beds

Worms go deep in winter, even in my mild Wagga climate they do that (and in the hot summer). My local worm guru informs me that different worms work at different depths in the soil and that the species commonly sold (at least here) as "compost worms" are near surface dwellers. As Green Aura says, ge...
by Weedo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Protecting Hedge from Spray
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: Protecting Hedge from Spray

It really depends on what herbicides are being used. A few are volatile and subject to vapour drift rather than droplet drift so a physical barrier is less effective (thankfully these are being phased out for just this reason). Physical barriers help reduce droplet contact but can't be relied on to ...