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by ina
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 22
Views: 4712

Re: Mattresses

I have a feather duvet - but I can't imagine sleeping on a feather mattress... I have a natural material mattress, which is way beyond the 20-year span - but I didn't actually use it for most of that time. It's latex and something else - horse hair? Straw? Can't remember. I use three protectors, tho...
by ina
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Mattresses
Replies: 22
Views: 4712

Re: Mattresses

I used to work in a little shop that sold - among other stuff - mattresses. The hotel opposite had to buy new ones quite regularly, because yet another guest, drunk, had peed the bed. I don't know whether all hotels are that conscientious. :pale:
by ina
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: Tidying up with ...

Father had used gaffer tape and was still sleeping on it . Brilliant! :mrgreen: Ours were cut down the middle and then sown together again inside out. I've still got one of them, from 40 years ago or so... The one I'm lying on at the moment is worn so thin you can see the mattress through. I think ...
by ina
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: Tidying up with ...

Flo - always make sure to buy 100% cotton sheets - they can be composted. ;)
by ina
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: F1 or open pollinated?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: F1 or open pollinated?

Well, carrot and parsnip are the same family, so they might have some aspects of the smell in common... Something that's not obvious to humans, maybe, but to carrot flies?
by ina
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Tidying up with ...
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: Tidying up with ...

I'm firmly in the camp of "it will come in useful one day", and so I keep nearly everything that could have a use, or could be used to repair something else. So am I. But the amount of stuff kept for those reasons is, from my experience, linked to the amount of space you have to keep things in... F...
by ina
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our new world diet?
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Our new world diet?

I think the main problem with all these "diets for a world" is the one-solution-fits-all approach. I think we should restrict our diets mainly on what's available locally - depending on what the area can produce best with the soil and climate there is. That would save masses on transport. It would p...
by ina
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Interesting situation in NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Interesting situation in NYC

There are storage units that you lock with your own padlock.
by ina
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 90
Views: 35355

Re: What are you reading?

Thanks for reviving this! Since I've been sick for a few months (and will be for at least a few more) I have plenty of time for reading, but not always enough strength to get to the library... Your book sounds interesting. I'm re-reading a lot of books I've had for decades. Last one a book of good-n...
by ina
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3057

Re: What are you growing right now?

We've not had snow yet this season... Keep fingers crossed it stays that way! Had a few days below zero, and that's good, needed for black currants etc. Snow drops are out in full force. My house rarely is above 15 degree, and mostly below. In summer I sometimes get above 20, and then it gets uncomf...
by ina
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 3057

Re: What are you growing right now?

Green Aura wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:24 am
How did you manage a cracked fibula, Flo? I hope it's mending well.
So do I!
by ina
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Turkey :)
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Hello from Turkey :)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by ina
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Turkey :)
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Hello from Turkey :)

Oh yes, don't I know it... I regularly get my mustard from Germany. I like neither the English nor the French (Polish will do). :roll: And don't get me started about bread...

Welcome! :wave:
by ina
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Heat a greenhouse (environmentally friendly please)

Have another wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

(You have to go into "Full Editor & Preview" for that.)
by ina
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Unseasonal weather
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Unseasonal weather

Well, we had a "heat wave" here last summer, and a drought. Still rarely got above 20 degree C.