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by urbanwookie
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Linux users?
Replies: 12
Views: 4042

I've been running one or another variety of Linux as my main OS at home for several years. At the moment, I'm with Ubuntu. - Magnus How do you find it? I've got a straight Debian build on a couple of servers at work but I can barely remember when I didn't run SuSE on my desktop. However, with the v...
by urbanwookie
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato contest - unfair advantages sought!
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Can you make up this kind of feed by just drowning nettles, comfrey, dandilions, etc in an old water butt or somat? I think I heard on JV show the other day that on the alotment they were using some weed soup to kill green fly but I missed the programme. Can anyone help me here? You need a good pic...
by urbanwookie
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato contest - unfair advantages sought!
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

You need a high potash feed to encourage fruit growth rather than a high nitrogen content which encourages green growth. High potash things include wood ash/BBQ ash so you could try that. Damn sight less smelly than nettle/comfry especially in an office. : The wood ash sounds like a good plan - I'v...
by urbanwookie
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Any Fifers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3779

Thanks again...if the welcome gets any warmer I might have to start loosening some clothing.

Actually, I probably could've phrased that a bit better... :oops:

Anyway, I'm on the north-east corner of Fife so I probably qualify as a Dundonian.

urb
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Linux users?
Replies: 12
Views: 4042

revdode wrote:One true OS - RSX-11m?

Some of us are getting on a bit.
I might grudgingly give you VMS...

:roll:
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Linux users?
Replies: 12
Views: 4042

Linux users?

Hi... I noticed a thread below that suddenly turned into a Linux discussion so thought I'd start another one! I'm a Linux sysadmin by day (and night too, sometimes!) and a potting-shed anarchist by, erm, evening and weekend?! Anyway...I'm happy to advise, console or debug where I can if anyone wants...
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: FREE PDF CONVERTER
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

There's another good - and FREE - application called PDFCreator which I use on my Windows machine at work. Again, it creates a virtual printer which produces excellent PDF output...

http://www.pdfforge.org/products/pdfcreator
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato contest - unfair advantages sought!
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Shirlz wrote:hehehe - with a nettle/comfrey type feed you could get away with anything as it'll stink so much when you use it that the others will stay away hehe.
I like the way you (st)think!

BTW...I've also joined NEEPS! Prob'ly see you around.

urb
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato contest - unfair advantages sought!
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

I made some nettle feed and have been using it on one set of tomatoes only as a test. They are so far advanced from the others and the tomatoes that are growing are enormous already! I would def recommend the nettle! Nettle it is, then! :cooldude: That pig of yours scares me...it just seems wrong, ...
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomato contest - unfair advantages sought!
Replies: 13
Views: 2567

Tomato contest - unfair advantages sought!

Hi, We're having a tomato growing contest on a windowsill at work and I'd be grateful for any advice you could offer on feeds, pampering, coddling, etc etc. The plants were all brought on from seed - in my coldframe at home - and are about 3" high at present. I think the unspoken rule is "no commerc...
by urbanwookie
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Any Fifers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3779

Thanks for all the welcomes!

Believe it or not, I've just come up with something I need to ask about...just watch me make my first real post! :wink:
by urbanwookie
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Any Fifers?
Replies: 15
Views: 3779

Any Fifers?

Just saying "Hi!"

This seems like a fun forum populated by pleasant folks.

This year I hope to produce something more than just compost from my garden...