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by Green Aura
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Oh dear...

ina wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:14 am
What else can go wrong? :?
Hopefully nothing, ina. I hope your cat returns safe and sound. :hugish:
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: growing potatoes

If you place the box where it doesn't matter too much if it does fall apart then go for it. A neighbour of mine grows her spuds on opened out cardboard and just keeps covering with more grass clipping or compost as the plants grow - sort of no-dig without the beds!
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Hello again.

Welcome back. :wave:
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 27
Views: 4274

Re: RAIN !!

I think I've got yours.
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1436

Re: How much space do I need?

It might be easier to get a book that you can dip in for bits of information as you need it. Anything by John Jeavons is pretty good - I think you can get digital versions.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1436

Re: How much space do I need?

It's impossible to give you an exact figure but I think you probably don't need as much space as you think, as long as you keep the beds working with a combination of succession, companion and inter-planting. Apart from your fallow bed, which is essentially out of action for best part of a year, you...
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Hello

Hi herbivore and welcome to Ish :wave:
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 6178

Re: No plastic

I think, for me, the difference is that plastic is used so indiscriminately. We survived for generations without having cucumbers wrapped in plastic. Tinned stuff is specifically for shelf storage, plastic isnt for the most part. As said, tins are recyclable, many plastics still aren't - or the faci...
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 6178

Re: No plastic

It seems to get more ridiculous everywhere you look.
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish in 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1527

Re: Self sufficientish in 2019

Is it general sort out time? I spent most of last week sorting out mine and OH's wardrobe to remove clothes that no longer fit us. OH refused to let me send his old chinos - he still can't get iin them and they must be 30+ years old. I didn't argue too much though, the quality of them compared to a ...
by Green Aura
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 6178

Re: No plastic

The solutions to those "problems" would also create jobs but automation is cheaper of course. No business owner is in the recycling industry for the good of the planet. If the will was there producers could stop using completely unnecessary packaging - plastic-wrapped coconuts, peeled and boxed (pla...
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 34
Views: 6178

Re: No plastic

It makes perfect sense really. It would create lots of jobs too but there just isn't the political will to drive this sort of thing through. The odd shop stopping selling stuff in plastic etc is great there isn't sufficient infrastructure to, for example, take bottles to wash and re-use, divert comp...
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Changing existing north east facing decking area into a raised bed àrea.
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Changing existing north east facing decking area into a raised bed àrea.

a) Break up the rubble and put it in the bottom of the beds - that's your drainage. b) I'd make beds of different heights, if there's room for more than one - to accommodate root crops and maximise light access. c) I'm not sure exactly what you mean but I'd put the long side facing the light, so you...
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Alternative Transport
Topic: e-bike
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: e-bike

Looks like a great idea. I'm afraid it's a bit out of my price range but if you use it to get to work etc I can see it would pay for itself quite quickly.