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by Jandra
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Urban alternatives to bamboo
Replies: 11
Views: 2337

Re: Urban alternatives to bamboo

When you get it from China there are many bamboo-miles causing it to be unsustainable. Grown locally, it's fine, I would say.
by Jandra
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Bramble jelly
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: Bramble jelly

Cheers on the jelly, bugger on the pumpkin. I've never had anything stolen from my patch when I had an allotment, but I'd have been hugely discouraged if that had happened.
by Jandra
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Community recycled wood place
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Re: Community recycled wood place

That sounds great. Not sure... I assume you do have to pay something?
by Jandra
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pear tree
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Re: Pear tree

Hi tulip,

Usually not a good idea since you are likely to cover the point where the fruiting part of the tree is connected to the root stock (sorry, English word escapes me right now).

You can give the tree compost, but keep a circle around the stem free of it.

Good luck.
by Jandra
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly

I have used bought compost, but my potatos and tomatoes have been (and are) just fine.

So I think it is the strange weather we had this spring, rather than anything in the soil...
by Jandra
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Have anybody else's courgette being growing wierdly

Mine have been growing weirdly. Many not developing further than tiny (then yellowing) and some making a bottle shape. Also the plants are already deteriorating fast and I have not had even 1/4 of my normal yield in 'proper' courgettes.
by Jandra
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do we feel about artificial meat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3760

Re: How do we feel about artificial meat?

Interesting debate. This is an oversimplification of a complicated debate. You can make it as complicated as you wish. I don't think vegetarians by necessity consume more strawberries and asparagus than meat eaters. Of course it can be efficient use of resources to grow meat on inarable land. And it...
by Jandra
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How do we feel about artificial meat?
Replies: 28
Views: 3760

Re: How do we feel about artificial meat?

I think this is a very interesting development. The fact that it isn't perfect NOW shouldn't discourage people to stop researching this avenue. As a people on this world we are too numerous to stop researching. I rather they research this, than mega-bio-intensive-rearing techniques! Even if you are ...
by Jandra
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 Reasons for Having Raised Beds
Replies: 16
Views: 6928

Re: 101 Reasons for Having Raised Beds

In our garden, DH lifted up the pavement stones in the driveway to the garage*. There was 30 cm of packed sand and gravel underneath... So used pavment stones to build raised beds. Drainage is a bit too good, even whenfilled with soil and compost, but otherwise really glad to have them. (*Garage bei...
by Jandra
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: The Newbie Returns!
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: The Newbie Returns!

Welcome back!
by Jandra
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

Re: First attempt at bread in a wood-fired oven.

That looks extremely tasty! Makes my mouth water. :thumbright:
by Jandra
Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: DIY Hydroponics
Replies: 27
Views: 9580

Re: DIY Hydroponics

Thanks for clarifying. I can imagine that, with such results, you are eager to expand. I'm currently doing an aquaponics experiment. Just got 17 grass carp in a fish tank and a growbed in the greenhouse. So far it has been oodles of fun setting things up, building the system etc. Playing with plumbi...
by Jandra
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: DIY Hydroponics
Replies: 27
Views: 9580

Re: DIY Hydroponics

Tony, that's impressive! May I ask what feed you use and what it costs? I've always understood that the nutrients for hydroponics are quite expensive. I'll have to read back in the thread to check what diameter tube/duct your are using. Haven't you had isuues with clogging by roots? with the plants ...
by Jandra
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Food Dehydrators
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

Re: Food Dehydrators

Excalibur is top of the bill. I got a Stöckli, which is not quite as good, but certainly effective. Got it for €50 secondhand. I like the fact that it has a thermostat, since keeps the temp constant, independent of how much stuff you have on it. A wonderful thing would be for it to switchoff the hea...
by Jandra
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Just for a laugh.
Replies: 49
Views: 7439

Re: Just for a laugh.

Got it :wave:

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