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by Odsox
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2973

Summer's coming

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This one and 5 others colouring up nicely :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 1229

Re: growing potatoes

The way I understood it Bernard, you get a grow bag about 3 feet long, cut it in half so you have 2 parts 18" long, stand them on end and you have 2 planters 18" deep. The confusing part (I think) is Elfcurry only cuts one side in half, so you end up with 2 planters 18" deep, but still joined on one...
by Odsox
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 21
Views: 5449

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

Tomatoes don't need pollinators, just tap each plant once a day to knock pollen down the flower. I don't think I've ever seen a single bee on any of my tomato flowers, and to prove the point, I'm growing 5 tomato plants in pots on the window sill in the room I'm typing this, and they are all smother...
by Odsox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

Re: Oh dear...

It's a pity you live so far away.
Laptops collect dust which clogs the heat exchanger fins but it's fairly easy job to take the back off and give it several blast of compressed air.
But probably not for the faint hearted.
by Odsox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Hello again.

Hello, nice to see you again. :wave:
by Odsox
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 1229

Re: growing potatoes

I'm with Flo on this, but you could easily test the theory.
Fill a small cardboard box with soil, give it a good watering and see what it's like in a few days.
You could always line it with polythene though...
by Odsox
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Best place to grow tomatoes
Replies: 21
Views: 5449

Re: Best place to grow tomatoes

You're probably right, but it's a long way to go and pick some.

By the way, welcome to our forum :wave:
by Odsox
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: How much space do I need?

But it's taken you a few years to get that far Odsox. You have to remember that Herbivore is just starting on the journey. You can't teach experience. That has to be learned on this growing lark. :lol: Sorry Herbivore (and Flo), I was just attempting to answering the original question of "How much ...
by Odsox
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: How much space do I need?

I'm not sure if this helps or not ... probably not. I'm self sufficient in vegetables most of which I grow in 2 polytunnels. The combined ground area of the tunnels is 85 M², plus I grow potatoes and maincrop peas (for freezing) on a patch outside which is 32 M². Then I have greenhouses for growing ...
by Odsox
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Hello

Hi there Herbivore, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 38
Views: 6374

Re: No plastic

Apparently Ina there are local vineyards here too, 3 in County Cork ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_wine
I think though I'll stick to wine made in warmer countries as I drink mainly red.
by Odsox
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 38
Views: 6374

Re: No plastic

How do we regard tinned fruit in this situation? Much traveled but at least the packing can be recycled Oh yes, what about bottles of wine? Here I am totally self sufficient in veg, partially self sufficient in fruit, but totally non self sufficient in wine. I know the bottles are easily recycled, ...
by Odsox
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Red onions
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Red onions

I can't comment on red onions as I don't grow them due to their inferior keeping abilities, but I can confirm Weedo's point that onions prefer liquid fertiliser. I start mine off in cells, multiple sown roughly 3 to a cell and plant them out close spaced as I actually want smaller onions. During lat...
by Odsox
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Compostable plastic bags

That's the reason I've not tried to hot compost. According to GA's link you have to wait until you have a cubic metre of material before you start. Apart from grass clippings, who has a cubic metre of kitchen waste in a sensible time frame? I have tried composting grass clippings, no problem there w...
by Odsox
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Compostable plastic bags

Just recently one of our local supermarkets has been dishing out compostable bags at the checkout for soap and other smelly stuff to keep separate from food, also for double wrapping fresh meat. Then a couple of days ago one of my radio magazines was delivered in a compostable bag. So as I knew noth...