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  Topic: Windbreaks for an allotment
Slim

Replies: 18
Views: 1498
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 20 11:58 am   Subject: Windbreaks for an allotment
Polycarb sheets, stakes either side to keep them in place.

Sounds like a recipe for chasing polycarbonate sheets from neighboring land

I would go for something that's well rooted, whether throug ...
  Topic: Fireplace
Slim

Replies: 83
Views: 14904
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 20 12:15 am   Subject: Fireplace
I only needed to cut two tiles for our stove's hearth, and I ended up buying a tile cutting wheel for my angle grinder. Wore a good mask and did it outside, easy peasy clean line and no need to rent a ...
  Topic: Bitter spuds
Slim

Replies: 3
Views: 437
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 20 12:04 am   Subject: Bitter spuds
I would not eat.
Bitter can be solanine, and can come about from storage conditions, not just green from solar exposure
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
Slim

Replies: 103
Views: 157359
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 20 1:21 pm   Subject: this year's tomatoes
The ideal situation is to have a fan to circulate air in the tunnel 24 hours a day, but that's often only available to big growers
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
Slim

Replies: 103
Views: 157359
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 20 10:07 am   Subject: this year's tomatoes
Sounds like botrytis.
Are the tomatoes in a tunnel? Has there been prolonged periods of high humidity?
Botrytis is everywhere, but can only infect with hours of high humidity. Best defense is air fl ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
Slim

Replies: 103
Views: 157359
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 20 9:43 am   Subject: this year's tomatoes
Hard to see in my phone, but it's it grey mold around the calyx? Botrytis often starts there.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 478
Views: 87377
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 20 11:22 am   Subject: Landscaping project

at least i got those before they multiplied

  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Slim

Replies: 62
Views: 4192
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 20 10:01 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
A huge component of modern building science is entirely obsessed with humidity and condensation, because of increased air tightness. I don't know for sure, but would happily wager that they're on top ...
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Slim

Replies: 62
Views: 4192
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 20 12:24 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
This recent episode of fully charged really highlights how new tech will increasingly decentralize power and grid peaks and troughs will be mitigated
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uI7wxNtrorQ
  Topic: not for the pot, dear rat
Slim

Replies: 57
Views: 4828
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 20 3:34 pm   Subject: not for the pot, dear rat
Maybe the British cats are lazy....

Mine gets rodents all the time, and I've only known him to get maybe one bird.
He got his second rabbit, at least second that I know of, earlier this summer... ...
  Topic: this year's tomatoes
Slim

Replies: 103
Views: 157359
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 20 5:12 pm   Subject: this year's tomatoes
We've got sungolds sprawling in a small tomato jungle planned into a young hugelkultur mound, that we've been eating for a couple weeks.

Young Slimling the elder is a big fan of "'tatoes!"
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Slim

Replies: 62
Views: 4192
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 20 11:44 am   Subject: Gas fired turbines
I agree with you. It started here with large dairies and then the manure would go back on to fields post digestion.
Now there's a large operation trucking food waste from long distances which doesn't ...
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
Slim

Replies: 44
Views: 2270
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 20 5:00 pm   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
I often have best results with squash when I play pollinator
  Topic: Is there anything more sad...?
Slim

Replies: 44
Views: 2270
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 20 9:57 am   Subject: Is there anything more sad...?
I've never known that to happen unless the plant was going to abort them anyway.
Days off rain can prevent pollination leading to dropped fruit, is that what you're describing?
  Topic: Gas fired turbines
Slim

Replies: 62
Views: 4192
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 20 12:51 pm   Subject: Gas fired turbines
There's lots of more interesting tech coming about that will help.
Electric cars charging at night when there is often surplus power, and then during the day, ones that aren't on the road can becomin ...
 
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