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  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
dpack

Replies: 29
Views: 824
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 12:48 pm   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
re nettles , my views are known re edible and nutritious but not my favourite taste

well, i just got bold.
while checking a planter to see if the wild garlic flowers were ready, the first 3 years ...
  Topic: yeast
dpack

Replies: 7
Views: 62
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 20 12:23 pm   Subject: yeast
if at first it seems dead , persist a while.

when you add fresh or freshdried yeast to a starter there are billions which become 2x billions >4x billions etc

if the starter you use has only ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 80
Views: 5223
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 9:47 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
if the centre is open for a while it gives chance to think how it could best be used
partial roofs are over rated unless you grow alpines, avoiding things that will catch wind or cause other isses to ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 6040
Views: 1844142
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 9:29 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
glad to see your post, being an early adopter of cautions when the infection rate is relatively low is wise as a 1 in a million chance of meeting a carrier becomes 1 in 500000 in a few days and 1 in 2 ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 80
Views: 5223
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 5:40 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
moving soft stuff to find a solid base to support what is above it is a fine plan

the planters look good, even with a north west aspect i get a decent crop off things that will grow in thos ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 80
Views: 5223
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 1:50 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
the slope drops off quite steeply after that level.

as jema said that level is the easy bit, the next ones have a far more challenging gradient
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
dpack

Replies: 29
Views: 824
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 1:45 pm   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
back to crops, not very fast but reliable.

short type ,well flavoured carrots, do very well in a window box on an upstairs window sill.

mine were rather late planted last year and i overwintered ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 726
Views: 339053
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 1:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
bird town is a rather nice thing to have at the mo

mr brack has now got his full adult suit and orange beak, i will look back and see how long it took from romper suit to well dressed gentleman.
...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 80
Views: 5223
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 9:29 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
six or 8 inches should do the job to hold the level of the top layer and stop it pushing the planters if it does slump a bit after being cut to planter level below it
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 80
Views: 5223
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 6:15 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
are you planning on rubble filling the base of the beds to act as gabions to retain the top level?
  Topic: spray for cleaning door handles etc
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 138
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 4:20 pm   Subject: spray for cleaning door handles etc
soap and water remove

chlorine based bleach deactivates
strong alcohol deactivates if you keep it wet a while.

the sort of sterilisers used in a meat room or other well run food prep places mig ...
  Topic: Quick crops for isolation
dpack

Replies: 29
Views: 824
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 11:11 am   Subject: Quick crops for isolation
unstuffing your pillow is upsetting but eating your lighting circuit can be rather dangeroos
  Topic: Manure or legumes
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 278
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 20 11:08 am   Subject: Manure or legumes
ideal
  Topic: Pickled Onion vinegar
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 201
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 10:08 pm   Subject: Pickled Onion vinegar
yep, fine on chips
not too bad in a salad dressing if it was nice pickling vinegar

if you add more sugar, salt and pepper it is rather nice to marinade bitter salad like old-fashioned lettuce or ...
  Topic: Manure or legumes
dpack

Replies: 12
Views: 278
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 20 1:31 pm   Subject: Manure or legumes
i leave them in, so long as you plant something else after them there is no probs with pests and diseases and they will rot down over a year or so releasing the n they have fixed in situ.
 
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