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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: 1729

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: 9
Views: 1000

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: 40
Views: 7192

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: 40
Views: 7192

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: 1754

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: 40
Views: 7192

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: 40
Views: 7192

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: 937

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: 851

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.
by Green Aura
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Compostable plastic bags

I think you can do smaller amounts in things like those daleks, but as they're usually made of plastic it sort of defeats the purpose. I saw a picture of a new shop darn sarf somewhere proudly proclaiming it's a plastic bag free, bring your own receptacle affair. Great idea but all the holders/tubs ...
by Green Aura
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Compostable plastic bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Compostable plastic bags

I think hot composting probably gets higher than that.

https://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers- ... ot-compost
by Green Aura
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 8227

Re: What are you growing right now?

Yes, we've got some SA Plenty seedlings.

OH has just told me we've got lettuce growing under and upturned plastic crate in the garden!
by Green Aura
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 8227

Re: What are you growing right now?

I know but I think it's too early for the plant to survive until proper squash growing season and not sufficient light up here to produce any decent fruits(?). We nurtured this seedling that grew all by itself inside a squash and it has lived on our living room windowsill since about October. I don'...
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: 5 or 9 acres?
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: 5 or 9 acres?

It depends what you want it for and how you intend to manage it. You can probably produce as much on the better 5 acres as you can on the 9. Is there any chance neighbouring land might become available in the future?

Size isn't everything! :lol:
by Green Aura
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 8227

Re: What are you growing right now?

Tomatoes and chillies. Oh and apparently that squash is trying hard - no insects to pollinate it though.