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by Jack
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Gidday

There is an old wives tale that says when one thing breaks down there will be two others too because these things run in threes.

You should be right now.
by Jack
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From NZ
Replies: 22
Views: 4707

Gidday I hope nobody was offended by my reference to Poms, but it is simply so ingrained in our language that few people use any other. Here is a link of a search I did;- http://www.answers.com/Pom Funny thing is I remember my father also often using the word Tommy for the English and he used to say...
by Jack
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: First ever apricot!
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Gidday

Hey sorry mate, I didn't see that question of yours. The reason I doubt you will ever taste a home grown avacado there is that they need quite a war night temperature when they are flowering, and not just the lack of frosts. They also have to have a cross polinator as well.
by Jack
Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: MSG and illness
Replies: 22
Views: 4663

Gidday

I only know that if any foods contain a so-called certain flavour enhancer I get a bloody servere gut ache and the squirties. I do not eat Chinese food either.
by Jack
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How to grow your own salad sprouts
Replies: 13
Views: 3746

Gidday Only in America I reckon. The poor Yanks seem to have scares about all sorts of things. They are dead scared of using poop on their gardens because some contaminated post harvest workers don't have good hygene and blame it on the farmer and his soil. Most of these diseases get into the food p...
by Jack
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: How to grow your own salad sprouts
Replies: 13
Views: 3746

Gidday Alfalfa is the same thing as lucerne and that is what I use. I don't bother with the muslin and just carefully drain the water off with my fingure. After they have a little size on them, like a couple of days, I just fill the jar with water then hold my hand over the top and invert the jar, l...
by Jack
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's wrong with this place?
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Gidday

Aint it great what a little bichin can doo. It's as fast as any tonight.
by Jack
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From NZ
Replies: 22
Views: 4707

Gidday

O.K. O.K. It's purdy hard to cover the full range in one sentence but I believe most are Poms, and there seems to be an increasing number of Aussies. But what the hell, they are a good bunch regardless where they are or come from.
by Jack
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: eucalptus oil from the leaves?
Replies: 11
Views: 3525

Gidday Yep they are fairly shallow rooted is they were not grown in-situ from seeds. Actually, the root ball may have a kink in it and it can easily break in a high wind. As for identifying the species, in this country there are 495 species and over 400 are considered to be common. To get a positive...
by Jack
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's wrong with this place?
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Gidday Well I am sure Martin has answered the question brilliantly for some but sorry mate I don't understand a word of what you said. It all went right over my head. Like I said I am old and slow so that might be the problem. But seroiously, it is only this forum and the Irish one that are ever slo...
by Jack
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What's wrong with this place?
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

What's wrong with this place?

Gidday I know I am old and getting slow, but at times, especially at night, this site is so slow that it makes me look like lightning. Oft-time I just caint wait long enough to even read whats here. I also know my computer is a bit like me, old and slow, but it is not anywhere near this slow on othe...
by Jack
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: First ever apricot!
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Gidday

I doubt isin you will ever be tasting you home grown avacado's though.
by Jack
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From NZ
Replies: 22
Views: 4707

Yeah Gidday

Good onya mate. Great to see another Kiwi. Most here are poms with a few Aussies, but they aint too bad if you humour them.

But a central North Island city? Must be Taupo if that"s big enough to call a city.
by Jack
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: First ever apricot!
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Gidday

Beauty Eh!