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by Odsox
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Melons
Replies: 9
Views: 644

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: 644

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: 644

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...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Christmas Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Christmas Tomatoes

Yep, it's THAT time of year again when I sow my tomatoes for ripe fruit at Christmas. These are Silver Fir Tree and I don't remember ever explaining how I sow them. I always chit them first, that way I know how many are going to grow. These seeds were placed on a damp kitchen towel in a container an...
by Odsox
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: Weird plants

Weedo wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Perhaps your corn is frightened?
Well I do go and look at them on a daily basis. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Weird plants
Replies: 9
Views: 2518

Re: Weird plants

My sweetcorn has been at it again, not sure if it's trans-gender or bi-sexual, but whatever it is it's doing it in my tunnel. Kernels on the male tassels that is .... . . Sweetcorn.jpg . I suppose it might be handy to save those kernels for seed and see if I could grow them like that as normal, it w...
by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Dried Beans

MKG wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:02 pm
I envy your hydroponics rig - the luxury of stand-up gardening!
It certainly makes picking strawberries a doddle :lol:
by Odsox
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Dried Beans
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Dried Beans

I spotted these Beefy Resilient Grex beans whilst looking for something else and bought a packet on one of those spur of the moment impulses. I'm rather pleased I did as I planted them in the tunnel on a rather late 22nd of May and have now harvested probably half of them. I have just set 8 of each ...
by Odsox
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Broccoli

broccoli.jpg . A photo of one of my Broccoli plants. Nothing out of the ordinary and not really worth commenting on, except ... I planted 4 Broccoli plants in my small greenhouse on the 12th of November last year with the aim of having an early crop, which we did throughout March, with spears ready...
by Odsox
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Busy day
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Busy day

I'm just the opposite. It's my first day of freedom to do what I want in 2 months and I have decided to have a bit of a lazy day. Having said that I do have to pick the ripe apricots, tomatoes for processing, plus strawberries and blackberries for freezing, which although sounds a lot, in reality sh...
by Odsox
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Started picking my Apricots today, just the ones that got most sun are ripe at the moment. There is going to be a large crop this year, almost certainly due to the late flowering and hence more bees about. Picked about 1.25 Kg which is probably about 1% of what's on the tree. All destined to be drie...
by Odsox
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pea harvest
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Pea harvest

Well the rain we had has helped. The second pick today resulted in just over a Kilo shelled weight, so another 4 packs in the freezer, 7 double servings total One slight drawback is that about 10% of the peas had unsurprisingly split their skins, which really doesn't matter, but about 10% of those h...
by Odsox
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

RAIN !!

I left home this morning to light rain and arrived back this afternoon to heavy rain. It has now turned into a light drizzle which allowed me to go out to the garden, to discover we have had just over 2" of rain. The 2 empty irrigation IBCs are now 1 full one and one 3/4 full, or 1,750 litres. Oh ha...
by Odsox
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Tomato varieties

If your Roma is the same as our Roma Weedo, it's totally different ... apart from a similarity in fruit shape. The Roma I've grown tend to produce fruit on average 8 to 10 cm long, where these are about 4 to 5 cm long. Also according to my tasting notes, Roma is pretty much tasteless where Teardrop ...
by Odsox
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato varieties
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Tomato varieties

It's heritage open pollinated and from sowing to first ripe fruit is 120 days, midway between Paul Robeson (115) and Stupice (125), but it is a quite tall cordon to 6' 0"

Seed available shortly :iconbiggrin: