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by Weedo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: G'day.

Same in the Riverina, Very hot & dry - I am dry sowing in the hope of enough rain to germinate the seed. Hobart has a great climate, warmer, drier and sunnier than Melbourne (which means sunnier than Sydney) IF you rally want a "secure" climate, try King Island - never recorded a droug...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: G'day.

Boomer! - another Aussie!
by Weedo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3008

Re: Funny old weather

15 feet of soil? My place can only manage about 1m to 1.5m then it is alternating layers of sand, gravel, clay and silt down to bedrock at about 60 metres. No deep cultivation around here.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3008

Re: Funny old weather

OS, there must have been Irish where I grew up in the Strzelecki ranges in southern Australia - we also called that gentle soaking rain "soft weather". Where I am now this is a rarity; we are on the border between a Temparate climate (hot summers, some rain all year round) and a Grassland ...
by Weedo
Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3008

Re: Funny old weather

What is the worlds weather coming to? We have been forecast 6 consecutive frosts for the next week and it is still only autumn !!!!!! On this question, do your seasons begin (Officially) at the start of the month or when they really happen, towards the end of the month? For us Autumn officially ends...
by Weedo
Sun May 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: How many hours a day does it take?
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: How many hours a day does it take?

Hi Happy H I'm not arguing about that at all - I am just acknowledging that the price of your food is either $ or time; At the moment I don't have time so have to spend $. I also agree that the (potential) quality of home grown is superior; I would be ashamed of admitting to growing some of the stuf...
by Weedo
Wed May 24, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make Charcoal
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Make Charcoal

Hi River Red Gum is E. camaldulensis and has been used for charcoal cooking for many years - it is actually sought after for this use. The red gum is not nearly as heavily scented as the two you mention GA. The volatile oils in eucs are produced by glands in the leaves. I guess what few volatile oil...
by Weedo
Tue May 23, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Make Charcoal
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Make Charcoal

Anyone ever made charcoal for cooking fuel? I have a source of green red gum limbs that will otherwise be heaped and burnt and thought I may try converting them to charoal for barbeque fuel?
by Weedo
Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: One Step Closer
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: One Step Closer

Thanks folks Unlike Ina & Odsox who travel forward a day at a time, it seems that I always travel backwards which is why I am phasing out. If I really could arrange my work and fiancials that way I want, I would have retired yesterday! Retirement for me does not mean stopping work, there is stil...
by Weedo
Fri May 19, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: One Step Closer
Replies: 4
Views: 603

One Step Closer

I have previously noted that I am not ISHish - yet, way too busy and too much time travelling to be able to give it the time; although we do try to make our land use as sustainable and self contained as possible. BUT Today I officially changed work hours from 5 days to 4 days per week (all 3 day wee...
by Weedo
Thu May 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Cherry tree help

You could try spraying with a mix of diswashing detergent, water and a little light cooking oil - the detergents coat the aphid and suffocate the critters by blocking the spiracles - works on aphids on roses. Downside is that you need to be doing this nearly daily until the population crashes. Try 1...
by Weedo
Tue May 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brits banned from overseas hotels...
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Brits banned from overseas hotels...

Its just the way of the modern world. The current Generation seems to have a simple approach to life; if your life isn't perfect or is inconvenienced in any way then someone else is to blame and you need to sue them. Under our current National laws here, if someone comes onto my farm without permiss...
by Weedo
Tue May 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Shredded paper
Replies: 20
Views: 3814

Re: Shredded paper

Hi From my side, where wood is plentiful especially after the recent storms, we are careful about moisture content in the same way as your paper bricks -smoke, creosote heating value etc. I also am very aware of this in forest fire-fighting as fuel moisture content measurement can be a life/death va...
by Weedo
Tue May 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Tomato trial results
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

Re: Tomato trial results

Wow OS! not only don't you sleep but you do this stuff too? Unfortunately the varieties mean nothing to me, if they exist in Oz they have other names. Tomatoes here are traditionaslly planted on Cup day which is still 6 months away so I will have time to work out what our closest variety matches are...
by Weedo
Tue May 02, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Laundry detergents
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Laundry detergents

definitely the "eco" brands liquids (powders never dissolve completely especially if you use cold water) I go with GA on the white vinegar as a softner substitute but also because it seems that my public servant white business shirts survive the plane trips better - less ironing at the oth...

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