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  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
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PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 21 6:10 am   Subject: Landscaping project
It's all looking great Jema.

What is the heat like in there in the summer?

Well that will be the question. It still has a few holes needing sorting. I don't think it will ever be a very hot gree ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 21 1:33 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30727/bubble.jpg

Bubble wrap and chicken wire. A crude but effective way to have insulation now and butterfly protection later.
It's now got exactly airtight, but ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 21 11:35 am   Subject: Landscaping project
One thing that might be missing from your thoughts about the structure is that a lot of it is anchored to tall raised beds that are rather heavy.
I'm cutting down the amount of ventilation by quite a ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 21 6:23 am   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30722/corner4.jpghttps://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30723/winter.jpg

Built up the corner a bit and bunged in some old plastic shed panels for the wintry week we see ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

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PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 21 12:50 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
have you got any steel rope knocking around?

I was contemplating steel rope at one point, but didn't see it quite working in the end.

I do plan on adding some reinforcements and it will end up m ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 21 6:36 am   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30718/roofon.jpghttps://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30719/roofon1.jpg

Roof completely on. One of the next tasks is a gate where the step ladder is. That will cut dow ...
  Topic: Starting seedlings under lights
jema

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Views: 14721
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 21 7:47 am   Subject: Starting seedlings under lights
I have been googling around the spectrum issue and I think the general conclusion is....

Plants like light, you probably want 3k as that's cheap, but more specialised stuff like 4k and so on does n ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 7:42 am   Subject: Landscaping project


is it a"well ventilated" alpine house or will it become a "sealed" greenhouse?

We have two other true greenhouses so the plan for the summer at least is ventilated.

Strength is always a que ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 6:45 am   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30715/staging.jpghttps://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30716/curve.jpg

I was going to stop the new decking toeing in as I extend it.
But I'm now deciding that that i ...
  Topic: Starting seedlings under lights
jema

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Views: 14721
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 6:29 am   Subject: Starting seedlings under lights
I'm interested in the idea that basic LED spot bulbs work for this. I am not keen on all the expensive contrived set ups I keep seeing.
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 21 6:16 am   Subject: Landscaping project
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  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 21 2:21 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30712/corner1.jpg

Toddling on. Weather depending the side will be done tomorrow. I'm just constructing the panels first, as half done would be very vulnerable to t ...
  Topic: Exciting news
jema

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 21 7:43 am   Subject: Exciting news
Also debating what to move when. We have loads in pots in the kitchen and our "craft room". This year will be a big learning curve for us I think.
Last year we were very focused on creating growing ...
  Topic: anchovies in a jar
jema

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Views: 972
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 21 4:11 pm   Subject: anchovies in a jar

While filming “The African Queen” everyone fell sick from drinking the water except for Humphrey Bogart and John Huston, who drank whiskey. In 1951, a time when making films on location was not ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
jema

Replies: 571
Views: 290076
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 21 4:08 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
https://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30706/wall4.jpg

growing wall, may level to the height of the right hand panels and carry on with vertical panels along the wall.
 
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