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by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Dried Beans

I spotted these Beefy Resilient Grex beans whilst looking for something else and bought a packet on one of those spur of the moment impulses. I'm rather pleased I did as I planted them in the tunnel on a rather late 22nd of May and have now harvested probably half of them. I have just set 8 of each ...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Broccoli

broccoli.jpg . A photo of one of my Broccoli plants. Nothing out of the ordinary and not really worth commenting on, except ... I planted 4 Broccoli plants in my small greenhouse on the 12th of November last year with the aim of having an early crop, which we did throughout March, with spears ready...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Busy day

I'm just the opposite. It's my first day of freedom to do what I want in 2 months and I have decided to have a bit of a lazy day. Having said that I do have to pick the ripe apricots, tomatoes for processing, plus strawberries and blackberries for freezing, which although sounds a lot, in reality sh...
by Odsox
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Started picking my Apricots today, just the ones that got most sun are ripe at the moment. There is going to be a large crop this year, almost certainly due to the late flowering and hence more bees about. Picked about 1.25 Kg which is probably about 1% of what's on the tree. All destined to be drie...
by Odsox
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Pea harvest

Well the rain we had has helped. The second pick today resulted in just over a Kilo shelled weight, so another 4 packs in the freezer, 7 double servings total One slight drawback is that about 10% of the peas had unsurprisingly split their skins, which really doesn't matter, but about 10% of those h...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 12
Views: 352

RAIN !!

I left home this morning to light rain and arrived back this afternoon to heavy rain. It has now turned into a light drizzle which allowed me to go out to the garden, to discover we have had just over 2" of rain. The 2 empty irrigation IBCs are now 1 full one and one 3/4 full, or 1,750 litres. Oh ha...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Tomato varieties

If your Roma is the same as our Roma Weedo, it's totally different ... apart from a similarity in fruit shape. The Roma I've grown tend to produce fruit on average 8 to 10 cm long, where these are about 4 to 5 cm long. Also according to my tasting notes, Roma is pretty much tasteless where Teardrop ...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Tomato varieties

It's heritage open pollinated and from sowing to first ripe fruit is 120 days, midway between Paul Robeson (115) and Stupice (125), but it is a quite tall cordon to 6' 0"

Seed available shortly :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 519

Re: Liquorice

Green Aura wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:47 pm
diggernotdreamer wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:45 pm
Yuk
Yup, pretty much on a par with brussel sprouts in my book.
There are some weird people about. :scratch: :lol:
I love both and actually look forward to the first Brussels sprouts every year.
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

I forgot to mention my Garlic and Onions did very well this year. My Garlic cloves are huge, almost as big as Elephant garlic, which may be because of the weather or could be because I've been selecting large bulbs to replant every year for some time. My tomatoes and Peppers are also doing well of c...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Tomato varieties

I haven't been around much lately so apologies for the block postings when I have the time. I grow tomatoes for specific reasons and I have been trying over the years to arrive at some preferred varieties. The uses for them are; Bottling, Puree, Breakfast Frying, Drying, Early Windowsill and eating ...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Growing in 2018 weather

I commented on another thread about my problems growing peas this year, I thought I might comment on the pros and cons of this year's weather. Swings and roundabouts springs to mind Cons are; Apples and Pears are fairly sparse, due I think to the cold wet flowering time that kept the bees away, pota...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Pea harvest

First pick of peas today for freezing. I grow them every year specifically for freezing for the winter (along with sweetcorn) for when we get fed up with cabbage and sprouts, or when it's too nasty to go outdoors and get something fresh. I do also grow shorter rows for eating fresh in season. Anyway...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Meath
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Hello from Meath

Greetings from West Cork :wave:
I hope you find our forum interesting as you're among like minded friends.
by Odsox
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Liquorice
Replies: 19
Views: 519

Re: Liquorice

I've often thought I'd like to grow liquorice, but have yet to actually do so.
It should be OK in your garden, after all it was once grown commercially in Yorkshire (Pontefract) and so obviously can survive frosts and wet weather.
Now you've got me thinking about growing some again :lol: