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by Odsox
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 90558

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: 37
Views: 23373

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: 37
Views: 23373

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: 70
Views: 47335

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: 7928

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: 70
Views: 47335

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...
by Odsox
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 23373

Re: Pineapples

One of my pineapple plants fell over a couple of days ago, not really a surprise as they are both extremely top heavy. In the process the fruit snapped off. I don't think it will be a problem though as it's nearly ripe and they both smell distinctly pineappley. Not as small as I first thought, in fa...
by Odsox
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 15
Views: 9526

Re: Help with identification please

On my bush the fruits turn bright yellow in late autumn and remain on the branches until they rot (they don't fall off like other fruit). Mine has yellow fruit and flowers out at the same time. I always understood that they should be quince flavoured, but every time I've tried to eat one, the best I...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 15
Views: 9526

Re: Help with identification please

Hah, that was the reason I planted one, a nice small bush rather than a big sprawling "proper" quince tree. It has plenty of fruit, but they are as hard as old boots and if you either pick them, or leave them on the tree, they go from hard to rotten in no time after about 3 months. I even tried simm...
by Odsox
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 15
Views: 9526

Re: Help with identification please

That looks like a Japanese Quince (Chaenomeles Japonica).
I have one and the fruit changes colour in late autumn to a bright yellow, and has orange flowers in late winter.
It also has thorns, and I have never come across an apple tree with thorns. :lol:
by Odsox
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 144
Views: 90558

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Our broad beans are over now Flo, but we have carrots coming out of our ears, well maybe not literally. Trying 2 new varieties of carrot this year and they are both good enough to grow again next year. Tomatoes are a bit of a disaster, all got blight due to 2 months of damp humid days. Other than th...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 5
Views: 3719

Butterflies

Has anybody noticed a lack of butterflies this year? I know I shouldn't celebrate the fact but there have been no Cabbage White or Tortoiseshell butterflies down here this year. How do I know? Because my Brussels sprout plants are now about 3 feet tall and have no caterpillars whatsoever. Other year...
by Odsox
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 80
Views: 46271

Re: Self Isolation

Just got back from my FIRST outing since March 16th.
Nothing exciting, just a 6 monthly doctors appointment for fasting blood samples, but not only outside the gate but all the 10 miles to town and back.
I think I need to lie down now. :lol:
by Odsox
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Help with identification please
Replies: 15
Views: 9526

Re: Help with identification please

Sounds a bit like a Medlar, although it's been many, many years since I saw one. They used to grow wild in hedges where I grew up in Kent.
Never tried the fruit but they were very pretty in bloom.