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by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1976

Re: RenewableCandy's Hardcore challenge

The other trick is to try and find a barrow with a balance point that suits you. When loaded and picked up it should have as little weight as possible on your body (arms); The handles position should allow you to push it comfortable with nearly straight arms. The worst is to have one where you have ...
by Weedo
Sun May 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Yorkshire
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Greetings from Yorkshire

For me The Martian is a strange read - first up I thought it a boring litergy along the lines of Robinson Crusoe but this is the strange bit - I have now read it 3 or 4 times and it gets better each time. The film has little relationship to the book really.
by Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 2855

Re: Has Spring sprung?

Not here, nor has Autumn - still a dry as a deceased canids fifth appendage. In opposition to most, I have just finished planting early onions and brassicas, mulching the Rhubarb for winter and preparing the beds to receive spuds in September / October, Also building beds for green manure legumes to...
by Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Your diet
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Your diet

My other has been on a "mainenance diet" for a few months - the basis being that she only eats enough calories to maintain her physical state - most of the diet in millenian vego and super food. When she physically crashes from lack of nutrition I have to force feed her animal protein' This confirms...
by Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Intelligent plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Intelligent plants?

Communication between plants is becoming well documented. I have seen time lapse video of invasive climbers showing them waving the tendrils around until they contact a suitable support.
by Weedo
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Forest gardening question

If its heated, try some sweet potato, yams or Taro? Sweet potato will scramble rather than climb if it need to.
by Weedo
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Some pictures

Yes like that except as a shade house (I still remember what rain is) Trouble is finding a shade cover under 25%; I really only need enough to mediate the summer sun and effect of our hot dry winds so that I can grow the "softer" greens etc. Perversely, I suffer from water deficit in Winter rather t...
by Weedo
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Curiosity/Armageddon
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Curiosity/Armageddon

I think this beach, a good fire and a few bottles of select Margaret River Merlot.
by Weedo
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Some pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Some pictures

Impressive Tony - I really need one in reverse; one where it rains inside, keeps temps down a little and provides about 10% shade. We are now officially in drought, no meaningful rain for about 7 months. The river is down to below 1 metre and our pumps are struggling to lift water for our stock and ...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Odds and ends

Agree also Odsox - but for me its the arty-farty, foody fashionistas with their mass media inspired wanna-be gournet "needs" and the niche marketing five acre tree-changers with their over-inflated ego's that keep me away.
by Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Estate agencies
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Estate agencies

The estate agent works for, and is paid by, the seller- not the buyer. The higher the price the higher the fees and commission. The more sales and higher income the agent generates the greater their status. We have moved several times and discovered that sticking to one Agency group and getting refe...
by Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 26
Views: 10309

Re: For saving money around the house!

I think I will try running one house instead of two - but there will be a differing opinion as to which one goes.
Yes, wasteful and expensive but it is where we are at for now.
by Weedo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated
Replies: 13
Views: 3857

Re: Choosing a new stove. Recomendations appreciated

Don't worry Kiwi B - I do that sometimes; it doesnt hurt to pick up an old thread and reactivate it with new info. Anyway, I re-read your posts re Stoves sometimes as I am still considering my options (may renovate old house or build new). Quality is king, especially here in Western NSW where our ha...
by Weedo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

OK, how about cloches?
by Weedo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 80
Views: 33780

Re: No rubbish fortnight

Flo This paper suggest composting processes for club root affected brassicas https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2006.01399.x I would suggest that solarisation would also work - The usual method is to place the material in a very heavy duty black plastic bag (exactly the type...