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  Topic: harvest
Slim

Replies: 26
Views: 1773
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 08, 22 10:11 am   Subject: harvest
The only sweet purple pepper varieties I know turn red when ripe, but are typically picked unripe (akin to a green bell pepper) because their novelty is in the color.
Just as with green vs red/orang ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 22 9:44 am   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Around here the valuable tinder goes to lumber, etc, some lower quality hardwood go to cordwood, and in big operations the slash and low quality stuff go to wood pellets, and occasionally chips. With ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 22 11:18 am   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Okay, I'm standing about 10 feet from my outdoor unit, which is running to cool the house. If I concentrate I notice the noise over the cacophony of the crickets this morning. More so if I'm facing to ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 22 10:26 am   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Other thoughts - I thought the UK grid was getting an awful lot more wind power these days? Seems like you're heading in the right direction: https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/energy-explained/how- ...
  Topic: harvest
Slim

Replies: 26
Views: 1773
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 22 10:10 am   Subject: harvest
Been picking cherry tomatoes for a short while, grabbed my first red tomato yesterday, but I always harvest early to allow final ripening indoors.
Both produce drawers in the fridge are full of cucum ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 22 12:45 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
I take all your points, but don't think what you're saying and what I'm saying are mutually exclusive!
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 22 9:48 am   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
You're both ignoring my point about sizing units appropriately for delivery of BTU/hr....
This article was about air to air, but there are units to heat water. If sized appropriately, they will put t ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 22 5:09 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Look to your current heater's BTU capacity, and look to the BTU capacity of the heat pump you're looking at, particularly at different outside air temperatures. We have a decently insulated 1,800-ish ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 22 1:56 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Well, you need to address your insulation issues as well, regardless of the heating source. Your weather is only expected to get more extreme.

Still, heating systems need to be sized appropriately ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 470
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 22 12:38 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Remember, the temperatures noted are in Fahrenheit...
https://energynews.us/2022/07/27/in-maine-heat-pumps-are-proving-themselves-even-against-extreme-cold/
  Topic: harvest
Slim

Replies: 26
Views: 1773
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 22 9:56 am   Subject: harvest
Oh yes, have been well into the shelling and snap peas for a bit. Pulled garlic a week or two ago. My storage onions are just starting to bulb up now, however. They're still standing strong so I'm hop ...
  Topic: harvest
Slim

Replies: 26
Views: 1773
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 22 9:21 pm   Subject: harvest
We just picked a bit more than a quart of wild blueberries that grow along our driveway.
I'm watching melons with curiosity. Getting a bit swamped by cucumbers and summer squash
  Topic: tomato experiment
Slim

Replies: 78
Views: 30621
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 22 10:25 am   Subject: tomato experiment
I'm referring to alternaria and septoria. Late blight is thankfully still a rare occurrence here
  Topic: tomato experiment
Slim

Replies: 78
Views: 30621
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 22 9:14 am   Subject: tomato experiment
The first traces of early blight we're showing up on mine, which had leaves on bare soil, so I went through yesterday and removed the first 6-8 lower leaves after adding another string to their Florid ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
Slim

Replies: 78
Views: 30621
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 22 10:23 am   Subject: tomato experiment
The tricky bit with blossom end rot is that the conditions causing it occurred days before you see it.
 
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