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by Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Greenhouse lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Greenhouse lighting

LED grow lights unless you have deep pockets.
There's plenty available on a well know auction site for just those people you hinted at.

For small scale growing you can get aquarium fluorescent tubes that are quite energy efficient.
Just make sure they are labelled "growlux" or similar.
by Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Intelligent plants?

I posted a thread on here a while ago about my sweetcorn all flowering at the same time regardless of their maturity. https://selfsufficientish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=20211 I've also read about a single tree in a forest being attacked by pests and all the rest of the trees suddenly start pro...
by Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New season veg
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: New season veg

Following on from another thread, it's harvest time for my French beans. We had a small cook last week mixed with some frozen peas, but there's enough for a reasonable helping each for tonight. This is a good example of free food, the troughs are years old and have paid for themselves by now. The co...
by Odsox
Sat May 05, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

Welcome back RC, nice to see you. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri May 04, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Has Spring sprung?

It certainly is a funny old year.
Here we are in May and there's no may blossom out down here yet. We have had may blossom out in sheltered spots at the end of March some years, but always by mid April.
by Odsox
Tue May 01, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Forest gardening question

I think after being on this forum for umpteen years Flo, I'm well used to being wound up. Boring here too, rain is forecast to last pretty much all day, but not as boring as Thursday when we are due a planned all day power outage. :( Just ordered a packet of Nine Star Perennial broccoli, along with ...
by Odsox
Tue May 01, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Forest gardening question

Drip feeding us information here Mr Odsox Need to know basis Ms Flo The ground elder would survive all your pre-conditions Nope, I stipulated it must be removable Anyway I don't have any growing on my property and who would buy ground elder :shock: You don't ask easy questions do you? If they were ...
by Odsox
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Forest gardening question

If its heated No it's not heated Weedo, in fact the vents are wide open all winter, to start with to give the apricot the necessary chill hours and then to stop it flowering before the bees are about. I like your idea of brassicas GA, unfortunately I've just planted out several Romanesco in the tun...
by Odsox
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Forest gardening question

Flo wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Ground elder
Hmm, I was thinking of something I could get rid of if I changed my mind. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Forest gardening question

A question for those in the know. The back bed in my big greenhouse has been empty now for several years because of the reduced light. That bed has the apricot tree and a grape vine growing in and above it, and now that they are both fully grown they effectively block out a lot of the natural light ...
by Odsox
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Plastic in the oceans
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Plastic in the oceans

The last time I spread seaweed on the bed in my east polytunnel was 2015. I collected it avoiding rubbish (I know I should have collected it) and spread it on my concrete pad. I then went all over it removing all the non-seaweed items I could find, washed most of the salt out and then spread it on t...
by Odsox
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Some pictures

I really need one in reverse; one where it rains inside You mean like this .. I put the pump on for half an hour to bed in the plants I just put in and to moisten the main bed where the sweetcorn is going. This is pure rain water collected from my barn roof and stored in 2 x 1000 litre tanks. Rain ...
by Odsox
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Some pictures

You probably did the right thing GA.
As I think I've said several times on here, a polytunnel is just a piece of garden protected from the elements, a greenhouse effectively moves that small piece of garden several hundred miles south.
Where you are you need all the help you can get. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Some pictures

MKG wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:04 pm
But where's the swimming pool
The swimming pool is everywhere outside of my undercover growing areas at the moment.
I've never regretted buying the tunnels and building the greenhouses, especially when it rains incessantly as it's been doing for the last 6 months or more. :banghead:
by Odsox
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Some pictures

... for posterity, certainly this photo of my totally empty east polytunnel. I'm almost certain it has never been totally empty at any time since I built it in 2006. I would like to say it was intentional, to let it lie fallow or something, but it is sheer coincidence and will probably never happen ...