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by Odsox
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Physalis
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Physalis

Physalis is another of those plants that I thought would be "interesting" to grow, and like all the other "interesting" plants that I've grown expected them to be disappointing, but at least get it out of my system. Especially as I bought some in a supermarket, they were expensive (about 6 in a pack...
by Odsox
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10284

Re: Pineapples

Yes, we ate them and very nice they were too. :thumbright: Or perhaps you are referring to the next generation of pineapple production here in sub-tropical west Cork. So far there are no sign of the forecasted side shoots, but the 2 rosette tops are now potted up in readiness for the 2022 harvest. W...
by Odsox
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How can I make a cat ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: How can I make a cat ramp?

A strip of carpet glued or tacked to the plank?
by Odsox
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23982

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

It has just occurred to me with all this talk about local food banks, we don't seem to have any in Ireland. Certainly not down in the south west, there maybe a few in Dublin I suppose, but I can't say I've heard of them. There are charities that feed the cities' homeless. I don't really know why, is...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10284

Re: Pineapples

I investigated the rosette that was cut off the top of the harvested pineapple. I has been laying on my potting shed bench for about a week, and I decided to pull the bottom leaves off to see if there are the root buds that I saw before. Well those look like proper roots to me ... :iconbiggrin: . . ...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46755

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Flo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:04 am
does harvesting rain ever count?
It does for me as I do it all the time. The last "little shower" we had refilled one of my 1000 litre tanks that I emptied irrigating my tunnels the day before.
Can't waste it :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46755

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Not too bad, nothing broken down here. The wind is in the west this time, so the pea row is more sheltered.
Lots of rain overnight though.
by Odsox
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46755

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Just gave away about half a bushel of mixed peppers, red, green and yellow, as we have more than enough frozen and some in the fridge. Runner beans are doing very well this year, and I'm glad I grow them just inside the polytunnel, otherwise they would be flat on the ground after storm Ellen. My pea...
by Odsox
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46755

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Well I do have two, but technically I've only harvested one at the moment.
by Odsox
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10284

Re: Pineapples

I couldn't tell how big it was Sorry I hadn't realised that I didn't post a photo of the whole plant. This is the second one, also ready to eat by the looks and smell of it. You can see the stupidly small flower pot and understand how top heavy they are. They are supposed to produce side shoots fro...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10284

Re: Pineapples

Harvested that pineapple that broke off today, very nice too. About 4 good helpings. The flavour is as good as any other, which wasn't a big surprise as the whole house smelt of pineapple for the past week. What did surprise me was how sweet it is. Usually growing tropical fruit is disappointing as ...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23982

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

I fear that especially for baked beans it's cheaper buying them... Not really Ina, provided you grow your own of course. The cooking in my recipe is for about 30 mins simmering and overnight in a slow cooker, The slow cooker electricity needs is 75 watts, so for 8 hours 600 watts. If the simmering ...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: A newbie oldie!!

I agree Flo. I've been "retired" now for 27 years (or to be correct "unemployed" for 18 of those years) and never worked so much.
But now I've slowed down a bit and only work on fine days, I've given up getting wet. Given where I live, that gives me quite a lot of down time. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23982

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Yesterday she made and bottled six jars of baked beans. I do hope you have a proper canner. I made a batch of baked beans some years ago and bottled and water bathed them. A couple of weeks later they had all started working and probably full of botulism, I had to throw them all away. That's what s...