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  Topic: Progress report?
OtleyLad

Replies: 42
Views: 1578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 17 4:58 am   Subject: Progress report?


I had no idea that there were such things
Can I assume they are used routinely? If so is there any labelling that indicates what has been used?

Would organic spuds not be treated in this ...
  Topic: Progress report?
OtleyLad

Replies: 42
Views: 1578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 18, 17 6:01 am   Subject: Progress report?
I've a small electric fan heater (with a thermostat) in the greenhouse to keep the cold at bay. I think it was 10 or even less.
  Topic: Progress report?
OtleyLad

Replies: 42
Views: 1578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 17 6:22 pm   Subject: Progress report?
Here's some happy picks of this years seedlings:
http://thevga.co.uk/images/seedlings_1_small.jpg
http://thevga.co.uk/images/seedlings_2_small.jpg
  Topic: Numpty electrical repair
OtleyLad

Replies: 12
Views: 475
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 17 5:49 am   Subject: Numpty electrical repair
Best joining solution around are things called [url=http://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/cable-accessories/cat7230015?brand=wago]wago connectors. They are push fit, quick and permanent. Used ...
  Topic: Aerial Photography and stuff.
OtleyLad

Replies: 17
Views: 480
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 17 5:43 am   Subject: Aerial Photography and stuff.
I could build an enormous & complex website for that! The aerial photography might involve someone buying themselves a drone to play with!
  Topic: Asparagus is in.
OtleyLad

Replies: 3
Views: 198
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 17 4:53 am   Subject: Asparagus is in.
I noticed the first of my asparagus is just peaking through the soil. I really must put slug pellets down soon or they'll be devoured by the little beasts before they grow any further.

The asparag ...
  Topic: Progress report?
OtleyLad

Replies: 42
Views: 1578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 17 7:07 am   Subject: Progress report?
I always germinate pea and bean seeds in the house as the mice go for them, even in the greenhouse. Our next door neighbour when we first came here warned us about that, and he was right; the little b ...
  Topic: Progress report?
OtleyLad

Replies: 42
Views: 1578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 17 5:15 am   Subject: Progress report?
The greenhouse is looking healhy with rows of seedlings on the shelves growing nicely now. The courgettes, cucumbers, squash are coming up now too; once they are out of the propagator its time for Swe ...
  Topic: Progress report?
OtleyLad

Replies: 42
Views: 1578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 17 10:33 am   Subject: Progress report?
Later than usual this year due to illness but have on the go:

In the polytunnel - Garlic planted in October is doing well.
In the greenhouse:
Chillis, Toms (3 varieties), Peas, Broad Beans, Rocke ...
  Topic: LED bulb reccomendations?
OtleyLad

Replies: 7
Views: 1034
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 17 9:37 am   Subject: LED bulb reccomendations?
New LEDs are pretty good now - even the big 75/100watt replacements for middle of the room lights. On average you are going to use 1/10th of the leccy too (just switching them on makes you feel good!) ...
  Topic: Help with energy use/provision please
OtleyLad

Replies: 32
Views: 4774
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 17 4:07 am   Subject: Help with energy use/provision please
(of course there would be an outcry about it - but not perhaps when people realise the urgency/need to switch to renewables).

Of course your first step, which I assume you're doing, would be to tel ...
  Topic: Help with energy use/provision please
OtleyLad

Replies: 32
Views: 4774
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 17 4:04 am   Subject: Help with energy use/provision please

Is there a dense city center, or at least enough large companies/institutions that would make co-generation of heat/hot-water and power a viable pursuit?
Otley is a modest town of about 7,000 house ...
  Topic: Shared PV systems.
OtleyLad

Replies: 8
Views: 1548
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 17 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Shared PV systems.
My house is an end of terrace and as such does not really have a suitable roof for a PV system, but the terrace overall has a fine roof for the job.
Logically, it seems entirely sensible to share one ...
  Topic: Help with energy use/provision please
OtleyLad

Replies: 32
Views: 4774
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 17 7:54 am   Subject: Help with energy use/provision please
Possibly of use.

http://ukerc.rl.ac.uk/DC/cgi-bin/edc_search.pl?GoButton=Detail&WantComp=42&WantResult=LD&WantText=profile&

http://ijeee.org/volums/volume7/IJEEE7PDF/Paper727.pdf ...
  Topic: Help with energy use/provision please
OtleyLad

Replies: 32
Views: 4774
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 17 7:13 am   Subject: Help with energy use/provision please

york however is not very promising as it has little gravity (unless we dammed a few of the dales valleys and got a long wire ) .
I am sure we could come ot some mutually beneficial arrang ...
 
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