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  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 206
Views: 86570
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 19 10:55 am   Subject: Exciting news
Sgt colon I would steer clear of any from briquettes, but wood ash from lump charcoal can be useful. But primarily as a way to raise pH and to add some nutrients like calcium and potassium. Avoid it i ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 206
Views: 86570
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 19 10:28 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Dpack, what nutrients, etc, are you looking for from your brew? I imagine you get lots of interesting compounds and microbial life, but that total N continues to drop as days of anaerobic conditions g ...
  Topic: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
Slim

Replies: 10
Views: 1595
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 19 7:39 pm   Subject: Oats and Beans and Barley Grow
And little lambs eat ivy?

Don't know much more than what I found on wikipedia, including some history and this:
http://www.child-games.net/24/oats-and-beans-and-barley/
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 206
Views: 86570
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 19 11:34 am   Subject: Exciting news
Oh it all sounds a little complicated.

Also, remember that I usually work with people on farm scales.

For gardening it's easier to think of heavy feeders (tomatoes, squash, etc) very heavy ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 206
Views: 86570
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 19 11:30 am   Subject: Exciting news
Well, here in New England we have a guide that will give fertility recommendations for common vegetable crops: http://nevegetable.org/crops
And more general cultural practices here: http://nevegetabl ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 206
Views: 86570
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 19 10:46 am   Subject: Exciting news
application - yes

amount - depends. What are the nutrient demands of your crops. what's NPK of the fertilizers. How much organic matter and latent fertility is already in the soil?

On a large fa ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 206
Views: 86570
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Mar 07, 19 2:10 pm   Subject: Exciting news
For all you lettuce growers out there, what variety do you grow? I currently have Iceberg in my salads but I'd like something a bit more exciting.

Thanks.

For practicality I usually sow lettu ...
  Topic: Gove,coal and wood
Slim

Replies: 17
Views: 23275
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 19 6:20 pm   Subject: Gove,coal and wood
stoves or fuel?
  Topic: Gove,coal and wood
Slim

Replies: 17
Views: 23275
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 19 5:14 pm   Subject: Gove,coal and wood
Not everyone here is happy about the rules, but can you not regulate that new wood stoves and boilers be high efficiency and low particulate matter producing, the way the EPA has rules for over here? ...
  Topic: How Different US States Generate Electricity
Slim

Replies: 28
Views: 18787
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 19 9:48 pm   Subject: How Different US States Generate Electricity
Plenty of steamy hot water bubbling out of the ground along the Rocky Mtns

(Really wish hot springs existed in my half of the country, but also glad for the rarity of seismic activity)
  Topic: Chayote Vine
Slim

Replies: 11
Views: 4146
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 19 1:02 pm   Subject: Chayote Vine
Looks like it could be doable if these search results are to be trusted

I've only ever seen chocho in Belize

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/chayote/growing-chayote-squash.htm ...
  Topic: The US Shutdown.
Slim

Replies: 18
Views: 16337
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 19 7:00 pm   Subject: The US Shutdown.
Shutdown is bothering people: https://www.kqed.org/news/11716115/locals-pick-up-the-slack-and-the-trash-as-government-shutdown-continues

Also: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/05/tsa-agents-are-calling ...
  Topic: The US Shutdown.
Slim

Replies: 18
Views: 16337
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 19 6:50 pm   Subject: The US Shutdown.
It does seem odd that the President cannot be prosecuted while in office, but then I suppose our system seems odd to people from other countries.

This isn't actually established law or anything, ju ...
  Topic: Uncommon Apples
Slim

Replies: 6
Views: 5109
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 19 6:43 pm   Subject: Uncommon Apples
Jam Lady, you may appreciate the folks that are trying to preserve historic apple varieties in Maine
https://www.maineheritageorchard.org/varieties/
  Topic: Yorkshire Pudding
Slim

Replies: 26
Views: 15790
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 18 9:32 pm   Subject: Yorkshire Pudding
Popovers would be a lovely addition to tonight's baked bean supper, I'll try not to dwell on my lack of them!

(We got a traditional bean pot in one of our family Yankee Swaps, perfect Xmas gift)
 
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