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by Weedo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Improving being self sufficientish
Replies: 42
Views: 2946

Re: Improving being self sufficientish

Interesting the plethroa of fresh produce you guys have at the moment Eldest male child (Timmo) returns Monday from 8 weeks wandering England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. He is desperate for a good feed of fresh vegetables and has even resorted to visiting vegetarian restaurants to get some. His yo...
by Weedo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Seed sowing

Odsox et al I buy some gear from this on line site - mainly because some is specialised and not c ommonly found elsewhere. https://www.forestrytools.com.au/index.php?id=27 The trays are quite robust and should last years - although designed for growing tree seedlings (therefore a little deeper than ...
by Weedo
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Seed sowing
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Seed sowing

You may be out of luck Odsox - I haen't seen anyone using these commercially for years
by Weedo
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Eradicating nettles

Thomzo
I must disagree, I have seen this happen too many times in too many places with too many species - the seed is most definitely ingested and passed through the animal.
by Weedo
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Harvest time

Thanks Odsox - I really am a techno-dinosaur (mostly by choice)
by Weedo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Harvest time
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Harvest time

Odsox
I am reading this as posted 2:06 am ? Are you awake or does the "system" show me posted at Oz time?
You have the first autumn fruits and I have the first spring calf
by Weedo
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 4756

Re: Funny old weather

We are about to (officially) step into spring here and are also experiencing some wierd seasonal change. We did have a dryish winter but, while we had far more frosts than normal, the daytime temperature fluctuated wildly. Because of this our soil temps have not dropped to the normal 5 -8 degrees C ...
by Weedo
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Spacings of grapevines
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Spacings of grapevines

Oz vine spacings are probably different - Dave45 is correct in that row spacings are determined by machinery needs although in Oz it seems that with more mechanisation for picking and pruning (usually straddle machines) and availability of smaller 4WD tractors the row spacings are reducing. I look a...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5916

Re: Someone say something

Hi Green Aura I did say nearly all would be going. The patch is a quarter acre total and we will keep about a quarter of this going (chitting spuds with the grandkids this weekend). The rest will be flattened, deep dug and levelled ready for next season. Hopefully the time budget allows for a new ch...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5916

Re: Someone say something

Yes Odsox - the same but different. I will also provide for shade for my tomatoes and leafy greens so they don't get too much sun. Water quantity is not a problem but keeping it in the soil in +35 degree days is. We are considering using low trellis table grape vines and a wind shelter on the West w...
by Weedo
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 5916

Re: Someone say something

Hi folks We have just made a decision to abandon (mostly) the Veg patch for this year. The reasoning? overall it is a mess, beds in the wrong place, wrong orientation, water points wrong. The soil all needs a thorough work over and more organic material worked in. We need to work on shelter planting...
by Weedo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Eradicating nettles

Not just horse poo - same thing with cow and sheep poo. Obviously they do eat at least the seed heads at some stage
by Weedo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Eradicating nettles

Hi Overall I agree with the previous comments, if you don't want to spray your options are limited to either physical removal or exclusion by competition. Physical removal can be by digging the plants out as they emerge or by continuous mowing / slashing. Digging is not as simple as digging out plan...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Unfortunately the taste of fruits is extremely complex and fickle and includes the smells the plants produce that trigger taste responses- even small changes in chemical inputs from sunlight, soil and water can have an effect. A heavy shower of rain can reduce the sweetness overnight while a very su...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Need a change of lifestyle
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Need a change of lifestyle

You Brits need to get into the swing of the new Political processes! In Oz when things like "sustainability", "environmentally sound", Government comittment" and "services" become too hard the Government simply changes the meaning of the words to meet what they wan...

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