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by mamos
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: All ebooks £2.99 on green shopping until 20th of Sept
Replies: 1
Views: 6658

All ebooks £2.99 on green shopping until 20th of Sept

They already have a lot of free e-books but all of their normal price e-books are £2.99 each until the 20th including the Earth Care Manual which is normally £29.99

Click Here

Be quick and grab a bargain

paul
by mamos
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Forest gardens

I think Hazel would be a perfect tree for a food forest. They are a good food crop plus if coppiced properly can provide building materials, poles for use in the garden and fuel.

paul
by mamos
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants
Replies: 21
Views: 4401

Re: List of perennial vegetables and other food plants

I have just started growing cut and come again Cauliflower which is a perennial and produces 10 or more small heads a year plus sprouting heads and the leaves are edible.

I have read mixed reviews so it is a bit of an experiment

paul
by mamos
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Changes to the forum explained.
Replies: 4
Views: 4671

Re: Changes to the forum explained.

I like the new look. Well done John

Paul
by mamos
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: THE FUTURE OF ISH
Replies: 29
Views: 22540

Re: THE FUTURE OF ISH

Well the site certainly looks different.

Well done all for keeping the site going. I believe this is a very important site and need preserving.

I am a graphics guy so if there is anything I can do to help just ask

Paul
by mamos
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: How many of us feel like this?
Replies: 9
Views: 4587

Re: How many of us feel like this?

doofaloofa wrote:"Never work with children or animals" WC Fields
Or indeed politicians.

paul
by mamos
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11395

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Just done a quick write up of the the day we built the dome

Find it here

Paul
by mamos
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Aquaponics?
Replies: 18
Views: 4253

Re: Aquaponics?

After being let down by a completely greedy git on Gumtree I have decided to not use IBCs at all and custom build my sump tank, fish tank and grow beds. I was going to completely bury the sump tank and I thought what is the point of digging a big hole and then putting an IBC in it when I could just ...
by mamos
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions - why?
Replies: 26
Views: 12802

Re: Onions - why?

We are going to try onions in the aquaponics system this year if I can get it built in time

paul
by mamos
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Onions - why?
Replies: 26
Views: 12802

Re: Onions - why?

I tried seeds last year for the first time and now we have more onions than we know what to do with.

I got my seeds from the real seed company. I sowed paris early and sturon on the 25th of august and overwintered them in the poly tunnel and then planted them out in the spring.

paul
by mamos
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11395

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

They would be great for drying clothes in.

paul
by mamos
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11395

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

They are the best structure for standing up to strong winds. paul That's precisely why we decided to build one. I am surprised at just how stiff the whole structure actually is. You could easily walk on it. I was leaning a ladder against it yesterday to tape up all the seams to make it water tight ...
by mamos
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Aquaponics?
Replies: 18
Views: 4253

Re: Aquaponics?

I have bought a couple of IBCs from Gumtree and I may have a chance of another one or two as well. The plan is to build a simple solar powered single IBC aquaponics system this year as a learning aid to building a bigger system in the future. I can use the other IBCs for temperature regulation. http...
by mamos
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11395

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

They are the best structure for standing up to strong winds.

paul
by mamos
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slow Geodesic Dome build
Replies: 65
Views: 11395

Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Some pictures of the build http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s523/TinyAllotment/2015-07-19%2012.28.29_zpshtcuepoo.jpg?t=1437304000 http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s523/TinyAllotment/2015-07-19%2013.13.45_zpsjtva0ofh.jpg?t=1437304002 http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s523/TinyAllotment/IMG_34...