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by Odsox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Also of note, I finally have a pineapple with roots.
That's something I did on purpose, and have tried before and failed.
by Odsox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

But why do you want to grow an avocado? There's self sufficient and being completely .... See point 7 of my instructions, Flo. Probably because I'm soft hearted when it comes to plants, frinstance I sow more tomato seeds than I want, they all germinate and so I HAVE to grow them all regardless. Suc...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 456

How to grow an Avocado tree

'Tis easy. 1 .. Remove stone and eat your Avocado 2 .. Throw stone and skins into your compost bin 3 .. Leave for 6 to 9 months 4 .. Next winter empty compost bin and spread on polytunnel beds 5 .. Wait 2 years and then notice a strange growth in corner of polytunnel 6 .. Dig up strange growth and p...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Honebody day
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Honebody day

Still picking white grapes for sultanas, I would think we are about half way through.
The black grapes were finished a few weeks ago, not such a good crop as last year for some reason, but we have just over a Kilo of raisins from 7 Kg of fruit.
by Odsox
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Welcome New People Say Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Welcome New People Say Hello

Hi there Twizzle, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Plums ... Plums .... Plums That reminds me of Spam ... Spam ... Spam (or am I showing my age? :lol: ) Would you believe I have a glut of ..... TOMATOES. I grew fewer plants this year and now have all that we need preserved; dried, bottled puree, bottled chopped, bottled whole, with just the require...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Small World
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Small World

It is a small world, or at least in our Ishy world. We have a glut of Discovery apples and as they don't keep we decided to juice them. I'm rather partial to fruit juice, but when I fancy a juice drink I don't want to wait 5 or 6 hours for some to defrost, so bottling seemed best. I had no idea how ...
by Odsox
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Free food

UPDATE ... Today was bread making day, so a good time to see what the foraged wheat would make. It was threshed and winnowed, and totally dry by now, so it was put through the coffee grinder. It made surprisingly fine flour and not the fairly coarse powder I was expecting. It yielded 165g of flour w...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Identification help please
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Identification help please

I'm sure there must be better ways of getting the flavour into your food Well, bear in mind that I'm talking about over 100 years ago when artificial flavourings and even natural essences were not even thought of, so any flavourings were restricted to what was available growing locally. Lots of thi...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Welcome New People Say Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Welcome New People Say Hello

Welcome to our little forum :wave:
by Odsox
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Identification help please
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Identification help please

Yes I agree with GA, it is definitely a Cherry Laurel, I have one in my garden. I'm not sure about the fruit being poisonous, but I've never heard of anyone eating them, so they probably are. The leaves are also supposed to be poisonous due to their cyanide content, but my grandmother used to poach ...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: The courgette glut
Replies: 8
Views: 667

Re: The courgette glut

They make quite good compost.

I usually only grow them for an early crop and then grub them out for space to grow something more useful.
I can be quite hard hearted at times. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Free food

I think the main problem Weedo is the equipment needed. Those few ears of wheat had to be "threshed" by hand, or to be more precise rubbed, squeezed and cajoled to remove the grain from the husks. Then winnowed, which admittedly is easy, and finally milled. I am sure my coffee grinder will only grin...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Free food

You should keep replanting some No, I don't have the space and besides what would I do with large quantities, not enough gluten content to make bread and no good for baking. I've often been tempted to grow hull-less (naked) oats, I have oats for breakfast most mornings so would be useful, but again...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Free food

On another thread there were comments about freebie food plants, and I have a very unexpected one. Last autumn the local council were widening the road in front of my house, and I got them to dump and spread some soil on a low lying area at the bottom of my plot. In that rather rough soil 2 clumps o...