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by Odsox
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Lessons in how not to be self sufficient
Replies: 6
Views: 158

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: 6
Views: 158

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: 49
Views: 4982

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: 49
Views: 4982

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...
by Odsox
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Yes, that's the only way I grow them, and they grow very well hydroponically. This is the inside of the pipe . strawbs1.jpg ...and this is the window (south) side, as you can see plenty more to come, not bad for November. . strawbs2.jpg The mess in the greenhouse is due to me having a different layo...
by Odsox
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Still picking sizeable quantities of strawberries.
Still full of flavour, but the sweetness is disappearing due to lack of sun. But very nice chopped up and drizzled with some maple syrup for breakfast muesli.

I get 2 pickings like this every week, and they just keep coming.
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by Odsox
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 61414

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Green Aura wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:38 pm
We've got one of those soundbars with a separate sub-woofer
Yes but all the sounds still come from one place, rather than 360 degrees.
by Odsox
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 107
Views: 61414

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

I think the problem with film TV sound is that most, if not all, films nowadays are transmitted in Dolby 5.1 sound. That is "surround sound" which needs a pair of rear speakers (as well as 3 front speakers, hence 5.1 (the .1 is a sub woofer). If you are equipped with surround sound the music and dia...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: Malvern show

ina wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:18 am
Maybe you are growing the wrong kind of mint in your garden?
Yes I did wonder if that was the case.
It could be as I only grow spearmint, maybe it HAS to be peppermint.
by Odsox
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: Malvern show

I like loose tea I forgot to say that I only drink mint tea*, and I'm pretty sure I've never seen loose leaf mint tea. Before anyone asks, yes I've tried making tea from my own mint, but green mint tastes vegetably and dried tastes like hay. I wish I could make my own, but I've no idea how they dry...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Are those leaves useable? I doubt it although I never tried nibbling them. How did your turmeric growing go? I left some roots with buds to sprout, nothing happened, then about 6 months later they suddenly started growing. I planted them in a trough and there is now 4 healthy looking plants about 1...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: What are you harvesting now?

You have sun? (Interesting experiment BTW. How much ground did they take up?) Yes, nice sunny periods between all these pesky showers. They are in the conservatory along with the squash. Those were grown in a patch roughly 2' x 6' and apart from weeding early on were very easy to grow. Don't think ...
by Odsox
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Peanuts
Dug up a couple of days ago and stripped today, yield just under half a kilo.
Fun to do, but not that economical.
I'll turn these into peanut butter when they mature, at the moment they taste like fresh hazel nuts, so need leaving in the sun for a few weeks.
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by Odsox
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Malvern show
Replies: 28
Views: 1713

Re: Malvern show

Yes they definitely put plastic in some teabags.
I didn't know either until fairly recently and as I always compost teabags it dawned on me that I kept seeing the skeletonised mesh parts in my soil.
You can get plastic free ones and that's what we use now.
by Odsox
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 49
Views: 4982

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Runner beans coming out of our ears, still harvesting dried haricot beans, lots of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts have started, beetroot, tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes. We still have some black grapes as well as green grapes, strawberries, autumn raspberries, Discovery ea...