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  Topic: 'Solar' Paint
Slim

Replies: 3
Views: 144
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 17 6:00 pm   Subject: 'Solar' Paint
That's very cool.

I wonder what the plan is to keep the hydrogen and oxygen separate? Then tend to prefer to stick together, and like to recombine with some force when in proximity.....
  Topic: Chilli peppers
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 2578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 17 11:21 am   Subject: Chilli peppers
Some people like to pinch the central leader to make the plants bush. I've never bothered with that, and feel like my plants get bushy on their own.
  Topic: Chilli peppers
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 2578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 17 7:37 pm   Subject: Chilli peppers
aphids and thrips aren't mutually exclusive. Could be both.

I've never seen aphid distort new growth in quite the same way that thrips do
  Topic: Chilli peppers
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 2578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 17 4:14 pm   Subject: Chilli peppers


What are thrips, Slim?

Little B@$t@rd$ is what they are.

They're tiny insects that can get into the growth point and damage nascent leaves, which can give that stunted look after they've eme ...
  Topic: Chilli peppers
Slim

Replies: 21
Views: 2578
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 06, 17 11:08 am   Subject: Chilli peppers
Looks suspiciously like thrips damage
  Topic: trump pulls out of paris
Slim

Replies: 7
Views: 323
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 17 10:04 pm   Subject: trump pulls out of paris
Nice piece with the science/economic perspective

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a-paris-agreement-negotiator-explains-how-screwed-we-are?utm_source=vicefbusads&utm_campaign=keywordL ...
  Topic: trump pulls out of paris
Slim

Replies: 7
Views: 323
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 17 1:48 pm   Subject: trump pulls out of paris
The thing is, the Paris agreement is non-binding. Trump hasn't really done anything other than give the middle finger to the world. Really this was probably just a Putin maneuver to stir up more disco ...
  Topic: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
Slim

Replies: 9
Views: 373
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 8:38 pm   Subject: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
If that's the case, I'd fill up the tank of every small engine you own every autumn and add something like sta-bil fuel stabilizer at the same time.
  Topic: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
Slim

Replies: 9
Views: 373
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 8:24 pm   Subject: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer

as above fresh fuel but old stuff usually leads to racing rather than a non starter

Not when there's ethanol mixed in that takes on water over winter, but I'm guessing your don't have that mandat ...
  Topic: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
Slim

Replies: 23
Views: 1072
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 25, 17 2:27 pm   Subject: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
Looking good Slim, you're just missing a few beehives.


My brother keeps one further out of frame of the second photo
  Topic: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
Slim

Replies: 23
Views: 1072
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 25, 17 1:03 pm   Subject: So how are you all doing with the veg planting.
Running out of room as per usual

Left side:

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/28977/20170525_085132.jpghttp://www.downsizer.net/gallery/28978/20170525_085141.jpg
sweet peppers, a new purple laci ...
  Topic: Herbal vaporisers.
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 672
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat May 13, 17 6:57 pm   Subject: Herbal vaporisers.
lamb's ear mullein (Verbascum) is supposed to be a quite effective expectorant when smoked. I would assume the same effect could be had by vaporizing (I've never tried either)
  Topic: morels
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 3634
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat May 13, 17 5:39 pm   Subject: morels
I finally found a good morel tree. Came home with about 36 today, might go back a bit later.

Anyone want to share favorite recipes? Or perhaps just general cooking tips, so that we don't just toss ...
  Topic: Sweet Chesnut Blight - Confirmed in Devon
Slim

Replies: 10
Views: 788
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 12, 17 1:38 pm   Subject: Sweet Chesnut Blight - Confirmed in Devon

It affects a few species of oak too but not so dramatically.

I didn't realize that! interesting
  Topic: Dryad's saddle (pheasant's back) - worth eating?
Slim

Replies: 13
Views: 1339
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon May 08, 17 5:15 pm   Subject: Dryad's saddle (pheasant's back) - worth eating?
Did you use the snipping tool, and paste the resulting picture into paint? I believe a snip will be an image, and then you'd have a picture file you can upload.
 
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