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  Topic: Chilli peppers
Slim

Replies: 24
Views: 12568
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 18, 17 11:36 am   Subject: Chilli peppers
Those look a bit like 'Serrano' to me, or possibly 'Anaheim' (if my sense of scale is off)

But of course there are tons of similar looking varieties
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
Slim

Replies: 43
Views: 3981
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 17 10:58 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
Yes, sometimes a fur muff would have a pocket for a tin like that. Think of how warm a lady's hands would be while dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh!
  Topic: Query on cleaning silted and overgrown ditches
Slim

Replies: 23
Views: 30808
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 17 8:30 pm   Subject: Query on cleaning silted and overgrown ditches
I love when a new post brings up an old thread that I completely missed. Particularly one with such interesting subject matter.

I'd love to hear what was eventually used

(fingers crossed it was ...
  Topic: revenge of the sole
Slim

Replies: 3
Views: 219
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 17 11:04 am   Subject: revenge of the sole
Luckily the boys he was horsing around with kept up the CPR correctly, though I imagine the usefulness of that declines quickly if there's no fresh air getting in.

Remember, it's safest to show off ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Slim

Replies: 583
Views: 146612
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 17 10:59 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Can confirm presence of melanistic grey squirrel in rural state
My cat used to chase one in the back yard at an earlier house
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Slim

Replies: 583
Views: 146612
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 17 11:11 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I thought that the resistant nature of spores led to the cosmopolitan nature of many species of fungi and bacteria?

Was the species native to Australia, or just discovered there first, know what I ...
  Topic: Where are all the apple trees?
Slim

Replies: 7
Views: 884
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 17 2:53 pm   Subject: Where are all the apple trees?
They do grow. We have two that I think are self set, wildings they are called. One isn't bad, but the other is useless...
The answer to that is grafting (p'raps).

Only if you want a tree that will ...
  Topic: SD's new house, the practical stuff
Slim

Replies: 45
Views: 5559
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 17 2:02 am   Subject: SD's new house, the practical stuff
that half ton of plaster we hauled out of the basement last weekend doesn't seem so bad any more!
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
Slim

Replies: 583
Views: 146612
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 17 11:41 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I saw a lot of dead man's fingers earlier this summer when we had a lot of rain.

Looking at this site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/xylaria.html
leads me to believe that I was catching them at th ...
  Topic: LED grow lights
Slim

Replies: 11
Views: 1549
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 17 11:37 am   Subject: LED grow lights
Mistress Rose, IIRC LEDs are by their nature very focused emitters of light. So to mimic the dispersal of other lights they either need good reflectors, or more diodes arranged at angles. They make r ...
  Topic: Lead
Slim

Replies: 16
Views: 6899
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 3:19 pm   Subject: Lead
If you outlaw automatic weapons for toddlers, only outlaw toddlers would pump you full of lead!

( https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/12770/if-gets-outlawed-only-outlaws-will just in case ...
  Topic: Lead
Slim

Replies: 16
Views: 6899
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 17 11:14 am   Subject: Lead
One thing about traveling around the UK that surprised me was your comfort with lead. Over here it's not nearly as ubiquitous, and is very much public enemy number 1 for a lot of organizations.

To ...
  Topic: LED grow lights
Slim

Replies: 11
Views: 1549
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 17 11:02 am   Subject: LED grow lights
I actually assisted a class that did a small and informal test of fluorescent tubes (as were traditionally used for seed starting, etc), fancy LEDs with appropriate color spectrum, and $30 LED shoplig ...
  Topic: Mushroom ID please
Slim

Replies: 19
Views: 3296
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 17 11:07 am   Subject: Mushroom ID please
COTW reminds me of lobster, more so than lobster mushrooms.

Giant puffballs are poo-pooed by some, but Mrs. Slim made an absolutely delicious puffball parmigiana a couple years ago.

Any fungus c ...
  Topic: Downsizing movie
Slim

Replies: 0
Views: 1101
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 17 11:33 am   Subject: Downsizing movie
https://youtu.be/UCrBICYM0yM

Okay, clearly a different take on downsizing.

Jema, are you prepared for an influx of mis-directed google searches?

Time for someone to write an article abo ...
 
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