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by Odsox
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof

Found some (but not all) photos. This is the latest one, I had a spare wall that was crying out for a lean to greenhouse, so I did. . . leanto.jpg leanto 2.jpg . I also built a lean to greenhouse with a glass roof, and then rebuilt it and posted the details on here, but the relevant photo seems to h...
by Odsox
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Lean-to Greenhouse Roof

Yes, I have used both glass and corrugated plastic.
I also have photos of them somewhere, I will look them out later and post them here.
by Odsox
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Breezy

Well it was quite rough for 24 hours.
We lost electricity for about 3 hours and had to run the generator, which was nice but not very Ish.
All calm now and sunny.
by Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Breezy
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Breezy

'Tis a tad breezy down here at the moment and due to get worse later this evening with a red wind warning. I think it's going to be worse further up country though, from Kerry to Donegal. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-14.81,53.77,1979/loc=-9.806,51.705 Of cou...
by Odsox
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A self sufficient Christmas?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: A self sufficient Christmas?

Well all the veg will be fresh out of the garden.
Christmas pudding and mincemeat will include home grown and produced raisins, sultanas and dried apricots.
Other than that, not much I'm afraid.
by Odsox
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the West Midlands
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Hello from the West Midlands

Welcome to our little forum Viper :wave:
Anything you want to know just ask, there's bound to be someone who can help
by Odsox
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Black Friday
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Black Friday

Ah, we can go one (or two) better than that. We have a quick boil gas kettle for our gas hob and a flat bottom kettle that goes on the wood burner stove. Both of which are left over from previous times, the gas kettle from when we were "of no fixed abode" living in a caravan 25 years ago. Both very ...
by Odsox
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 7054

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Competition eh? :lol: I decided to have later ripe tomatoes this year as in past years nobody wanted tomatoes at Christmas. So this year the plan is to have ripe fruit from late January onwards. Well done on your's, even if they are a bit too early. That's one of the benefits of keeping a gardening ...
by Odsox
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Water, water everywhere...
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Water, water everywhere...

We have post tropical cyclone Sebastien visiting tomorrow, but the forecast is nothing special.
"They" are only forecasting 50 Km/h winds, barely force 6, and about 6 mm of rain.
Although, as unbelievable as it sounds, "they" have been know to get it wrong. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

My telephone is there for my purposes, not others Both my daughter and her husband did this years ago, as did my mother-in-law. Their phones were always switched off when they weren't actually making calls. In consequence you could never contact them, which I considered very selfish, as it needed e...
by Odsox
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

I have to say that 2019 hasn't been that good a year for me. I have had problems with my leeks, parsnips and sweetcorn, all for the same reason. Up until now I have started those 3 veg in the greenhouse sown in toilet roll tubes, and then planted out complete with their tubes which then rot away. Th...
by Odsox
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

The seeds I used were from store bought vegetables Ah, they were probably F1 hybrids then, and saved seed from F1's usually have very variable results. Most commercial fruit and veg nowadays is from hybrid plants so that the plants are uniform and all crop at the same time The only sure way to get ...
by Odsox
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient

Strange ... just about all the tomatoes I grow are saved seed from year to year and so far no problems. I DID have a problem with bought seed this year though. I ordered "Golden Grape" and when they fruited they were "golden" alright, but not the "grape" part, they were fairly huge beefsteak ones. T...
by Odsox
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 7054

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Yeah, I'm not sure if it's relevant, but all plants entering the EU from outside must have a phytosanitary passport, but whether that will apply to an independent UK will depend on the UK. I can send plants OUT of the EU, it's whether you can receive them. Anyway, they won't produce runners until ab...
by Odsox
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 53
Views: 7054

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Seed I seem to remember takes over a year to produce fruit and I haven't seen any seed for everbearing varieties. I bought a dozen plants back in March, after they established they produced runners which I took so that I could fill the pipe. I think there are about 3 dozen plants in that pipe and th...