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by Odsox
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 90588

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Just in case you thought I was joking about my Triffid Tomato, here is a photo of it before it's exterminated :evil1: This was a small seedling that germinated from compost in the middle of my sweetcorn. I left it because I'm an old softy and quite like free food plants, but it has now aspirations o...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Getting the fundamentals right
Replies: 8
Views: 3942

Re: Getting the fundamentals right

I must admit it was not something that was on the list of important things when we were house hunting. But as luck would have it there is a post office and general store 3/4 of a mile down the road, and now there is a producers market too, plus a doctors surgery in the village hall once a week. Othe...
by Odsox
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Cyclamen
Replies: 1
Views: 6607

Cyclamen

An interesting fact that not many people know .... not only do I grow fruit and veg, I also grow a few flowers too. :shock: OK, not that many and most of them pot plants. I love cyclamen and in fact I have one that moved with us, so over 27 years old. This one though is a brand new one from seed sow...
by Odsox
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Wartime mincemeat
Replies: 4
Views: 6651

Re: Wartime mincemeat

I agree with Ina, I make mincemeat and Christmas puddings without any sugar at all, have done for years long before I became diabetic. Now of course it's made with home produced dried fruit, raisins, sultanas and apricots, and it still is more than sweet enough. When I first became diabetic I tried ...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 90588

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I also have a triffid in my tunnel. I have a tomato plant that appeared in the middle of my sweetcorn patch, obviously from seed in the compost I spread on the bed. Me being a softy I left it there, but it has now spread all over the place, roughly 64 sq ft and still going strong. The problem is, th...
by Odsox
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Greenhouse
Replies: 1
Views: 3271

Greenhouse

I'm in the enviable position of having a 20' x 10' greenhouse (almost) totally empty. :cheers: My big greenhouse is being revamped, the apricot tree which took up all of the back bed is no more. It has been getting scale insects for the last few years and getting steadily worse, even though I winter...
by Odsox
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 90588

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Runner beans still just hanging on, although not helping that I'm leaving some for seed. Leeks are huge this year, and early, but not pulled one yet. Other than that, tomatoes, squash, carrots, broccoli, autumn cabbage, beetroot, mooli radish (new to me), lettuce and French beans for haricot, apples...
by Odsox
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Physalis
Replies: 1
Views: 3046

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: 37
Views: 23377

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: 6273

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: 70
Views: 47342

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: 37
Views: 23377

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: 144
Views: 90588

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: 144
Views: 90588

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: 144
Views: 90588

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...