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  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 419
Views: 58508
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 20 12:17 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
I may be missing your point, unless it's just the bit about concrete being best where retaining strength is needed (at least that's what I thought was being discussed. Perhaps you and dpack had alread ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 419
Views: 58508
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 20 11:20 am   Subject: Landscaping project

A big deep post could be done, but all posts decay....

Not going the modern route of only concrete and reinforcing steel below grade with hardware on top to affix a post to (and to affix a replac ...
  Topic: Hi from an unusual allotment
Slim

Replies: 20
Views: 2221
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 20 11:30 am   Subject: Hi from an unusual allotment
Hi Slim,
I've got some thoughts on the loss of vigour and I've seen similar on my allotment and I think I have got through it. But, can I first ask some questions? Are we talking S. Nigra or S. Nig ...
  Topic: Hi from an unusual allotment
Slim

Replies: 20
Views: 2221
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 20 12:42 am   Subject: Hi from an unusual allotment
Welcome to the nuthouse!

Perhaps you can help me provide better advice to the folks I work with here in the US. Many want to grow elderberries, but every cultivated planting I've seen loses vigor d ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 330
Views: 365042
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 20 7:56 pm   Subject: Exciting news
In a greenhouse I would keep the plant down to one or two leaders, but no more.
At the stage you have pictured, I wouldn't remove leaves yet, but also wouldn't be concerned if you did. As they get a ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 330
Views: 365042
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 20 12:26 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Are you seeing good pollination occurring?
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 330
Views: 365042
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 20 7:59 pm   Subject: Exciting news
shifting nutrient needs is more true of a one off crop like broccoli or cannabis.
In those crops the plant does a lot of vegetative growth and then switched gears to start flowing.
Cucumbers are con ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 419
Views: 58508
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 20 7:53 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
Looking up slope is the first time it's seemed that there's much of a hill there. Amazing what the perspective shift did to my mental image of your spot
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 330
Views: 365042
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 20 4:30 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Thanks Slim and DPack.

Slim, that makes sense about the squashes. They are winter ones. Lots of flowers still to come, so now that you've explained it I'm sure there will be females along soon. ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 330
Views: 365042
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 12:22 pm   Subject: Exciting news
Males are the first flowers to be made. They want to cross pollinate with another plant if they can so they stagger male and female when possible, but are just fine self pollinating. Makes are also le ...
  Topic: Exciting news
Slim

Replies: 330
Views: 365042
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 10:43 am   Subject: Exciting news
Same thing as bloodmeal without the extra steps

Speaking of nitrogen sources, your cukes look like they may be a bit hungry. Common problem with growing in containers
  Topic: Onion seeds
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 1630
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 9:45 am   Subject: Onion seeds
Seeing as there are four varieties in consecutive blocks😄
The first hasn't run to seed, the next (red) mostly has, one or two of the next one's has and the last one has a few...and that is red oni ...
  Topic: Onion seeds
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 1630
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 20 12:28 am   Subject: Onion seeds
If you do go the seed saving route, make sure it's not a hybrid variety, or just be prepared for a mish mash of onion traits ( though it probably wouldn't be a big deal)
  Topic: Wildlife
Slim

Replies: 1132
Views: 497919
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 20 12:47 pm   Subject: Wildlife
A little searching suggests my critter was a wasp mantidfly.
Fascinating little thing. Hopefully it was able to mate, I'd like to see more.
https://uwm.edu/field-station/wasp-mantidfly/
  Topic: Wildlife
Slim

Replies: 1132
Views: 497919
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 20 10:11 am   Subject: Wildlife
I saw what I think to be a mantis fly the other day. First glance told my brain wasp, second glance said hover fly, closer look found the one mantis looking foreleg - apparently it lost one somewhere ...
 
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