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by Odsox
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Welcome New People Say Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

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: 837

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: 10
Views: 1572

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: 2462

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: 2462

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: 2462

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...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi From Portugal
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Hi From Portugal

Hi Scott.
Well done for taking the plunge and opting out of the rat race, having a job working for someone else is not all it's cracked up to be. :lol:
Good luck with your venture and welcome to like minded people on 'Ish.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Growing Melons

You're being very pedantic, mister, and I may have to come round and sort you out. Why do you think I live just about as far from you as is possible in the British Isles :lol: Sorry I didn't mean to pry, but well done you, I hope you achieve the svelte figure you're after. And stay that way. What a...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Grapes

Green Aura wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:17 pm
pomegranate molasses - have you tried that?
I don't remember ever seeing it. One of the shops we visit has a "weirdo" aisle, that's where I found the Coconut Blossom sugar, which is like light brown sugar with the same caramel flavour.
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Grapes
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Grapes

We started grape harvesting today. I picked several bunches which produced 5.6 Kg of stripped large grapes for turning into raisins, and 1.6 Kg of small grapes for juicing. More to pick tomorrow but the dehydrator can't handle much more than 5.5 kilo. Today's large grapes will turn into a shade unde...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Growing Melons

Ah, there's a difference between can't and won't. Soon after I was diagnosed with diabetes I experimented with my blood glucose meter with various foods. I quickly found that even small quantities of sucrose and glucose were a no-no, but intriguingly fructose, even in moderate quantities, didn't aff...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: That other plastic problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

Re: That other plastic problem

Do all those cards you mentioned Weedo only have a lifetime of 1 year then? I've just been through my wallet and all by bank cards, credit and debit, all have a 3 year life time My driving licence has a 3 year life, but only because I'm over 70, otherwise It's 10 years My pan-European medical card l...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Growing Melons

It was your "luck you" that I was commenting on.
I wondered if it was your attempt at rhyming slang, or doesn't your keyboard have a "y" key. :lol:

Why can't you eat melons if you love them?
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Growing Melons

Luck you?
Is that a polite non swearing way of berating me? :lol:
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Growing Melons

I have always had mixed results growing melons here, from no fruit at all to maybe one or two, but this year is different. This year I planted 3 different varieties and allowed them to wander where they liked underneath my tomatoes. Today I can smell that one is nearly ripe, and rummaging about unde...