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by wulf
Thu May 26, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Cold Water Energy
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Cold Water Energy

Here's an energy source I haven't considered before - deep sea cold water (Wired magazine)!

Wulf
by wulf
Wed May 25, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Cycling from lands end to John O'groats
Replies: 37
Views: 11875

The longest bike ride I ever did was a sponsored one from Canterbury back to where I lived at the time, in North West Kent (about 50 miles). At church the next day I was reasonably fine but my friend, who hadn't been wearing padded cycling shorts, needed a cushion to sit down and play the piano! The...
by wulf
Wed May 25, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Prep for next season - what???
Replies: 26
Views: 11168

Last year, as winder was drawing on, I decided that I wasn't spinach I was trying to grow so threw those seeds and my old stock of french bean seeds (well past their best before date) onto a patch of ground that was sitting bare as an adhoc green manure. I was suprised to find that a lot of the seed...
by wulf
Mon May 23, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Nuclear Power The fuel of the future?
Replies: 26
Views: 14049

Most of all I want to shout out loud in the middle of the Old Kent Road: "Do you people realise the petrol's going to run out in 50 years?!" "Hello!!!! Wake up and smell the empty petrol tank!". Look at it this way... if current attitudes prevail, it will probably be a lot safer to do that in 50 ye...
by wulf
Sat May 21, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Shall I up the good life steaks?
Replies: 17
Views: 9125

I don't mind... but I'd prefer to have the pictures smaller. Otherwise people's personalised avatars get dwarfed!

Wulf
by wulf
Fri May 20, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South East London
Replies: 19
Views: 8506

I think it was either last year or the year before, most of the tomatoes that we grew came from 'composted seed'! The main downside to that is that you won't know exactly what type of tomato they are when it comes to moving the seedlings to their final growing position!

Wulf
by wulf
Fri May 20, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South East London
Replies: 19
Views: 8506

So, self-sufficiently speaking, I wonder if I could make an infusion from my chamomile lawn? It's in a fledgling state this year but I'm hoping it will be abundantly verdant next year!

Wulf
by wulf
Fri May 20, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Greetings from Sunny Bradford on Avon
Replies: 34
Views: 12223

... or just switch the salty and sweet popcorn! :bom:

Wulf
by wulf
Fri May 20, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South East London
Replies: 19
Views: 8506

With the second lot of soya I soaked them in camomile tea for a few hours and then chitted them in damp kitchen towel for a few days. About 50% of them germinated. Of that germinated 50% that then got planted only 40% have so far grown! With the next lot I reckon I'm going to let them chit longer s...
by wulf
Thu May 19, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from South East London
Replies: 19
Views: 8506

Cooking or not, it sounds like you've got a good variety of crops going (although I note that most of them are edible raw... nothing like fresh peas straight from the pod! :mrgreen: ).

I'm also in South East London (Lewisham) - welcome to the site!

Wulf
by wulf
Thu May 19, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil
Replies: 25
Views: 9478

Mine is "Neapolitan Basil".

If I get it work okay this year, I might invest in several varieties next year, as basil is one of my favourite herbs.

Wulf
by wulf
Thu May 19, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil
Replies: 25
Views: 9478

Let's wait and see what happens first! I'm basing my approach on what's described in this thread and I'm hoping for good results if:

a) I get the framework built securely enough so it doesn't all come tumbling down

b) I remember to give them enough water!

Wulf
by wulf
Thu May 19, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Basil
Replies: 25
Views: 9478

Last year I planted out a pot of supermarket basil, which did last pretty well (in a pot with some supermarket coriander) although the leaves went a bit leathery (fine for cooking but not so good for eating raw). This year I'm growing some from seed. From the 10 seeds I planted in late April (in my ...
by wulf
Wed May 18, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Building an Aussie style barbie
Replies: 21
Views: 9469

Any pictures? I don't think I've seen an Aussie style barbie before, although I have been to the 'Mongolian Barbecue' restaurant in London, where you select your ingredients and then watch as the cooks heat them together for you on a large metal plate (great fun!)

Wulf
by wulf
Wed May 18, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Building an Aussie style barbie
Replies: 21
Views: 9469

Is the sheet positioned perfectly level (so that each bit of food sits in its own fat) or angled so there's a deliberate run-off?

Wulf