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by Elmigo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 153
Views: 3033

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Usually I'd be waiting for the sunny days by now. Today was the hottest early april day ever measured and not a single cloud to be found. I'm already trying to keep the potted plants and seedlings moist, daily... I really hope this doesn't predict extreme drought again this summer, the trees will no...
by Elmigo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chickens...
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Chickens...

Ouch, the rats may be reason enough not to do it! If I ever have the space I might...

Thank you!
by Elmigo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chickens...
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Chickens...

Perhaps this is an amazing question for Alan and his colorful eggs! I remember my neighbours at the old house having chickens in their backyard. We have both moved at about the same time. They started travelling the world in a motorhome but we are no longer connected so I cannot ask them. What do I ...
by Elmigo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: How to get rid of ANY pests?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

How to get rid of ANY pests?

Perhaps this is helpful for many other users as well. I'm trying to create a list of pests and how to get rid of them. Whether it is cabbage white, the birds, onion flies, the neighbours dog. Whether you are using a tunnel net, organic remedies, plants that certain animals don't like, anything! What...
by Elmigo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Planting behind the greenhouse

Experimental it is then! :D I don't think any root crops would grow as the trencher also has it's limits on how deep you can loosen up the clay. Do you really think any annual or small crop would be strong enough to damage any part of the foundation edges? This would make me rethink my entire plan s...
by Elmigo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Planting behind the greenhouse

Would you still say spinach as the summers will probably get pretty hot on this spot? It's right inbetween the greenhouse and the fence so almost no wind either. Spinach sounds great for early and late sowing but mid-summer it will probably overheat...
by Elmigo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Planting behind the greenhouse

I think you're right Westi, partial shade should be it! So I think this place is certainly not good for ourdoor cucumber or climbing beans? Perhaps I'd stick to the salad crops.
by Elmigo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Planting behind the greenhouse

I am asking this because the sun comes up on the east side (left) and shines through the greenhouse all morning. Except for around noon when the sun shines directly on these two tiny beds for about an hour, then disappears behind the fence on the right. The sunlight shining through the greenhouse ge...
by Elmigo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Separarely working together...
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Separarely working together...

As weather stations are monitoring 24/7 all year, I am confident that the difference will be noticed!
by Elmigo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Separarely working together...
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Separarely working together...

We can't possibly know for sure within a few weeks of corona, while the old gasses still fill our lungs but the sky just got clearer with most of it dilluted in our air bubble. 9/11 is nothing like this though. I'd much rather see how this goes for a while to know the truth, rather than making assum...
by Elmigo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Separarely working together...
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Separarely working together...

Hopefully the world will not so easily forget about corona after this whole problem has passed and is long gone. Although it seems to be all negative, I really believe the virus helps us just as much. As we're all staying at home, almost nobody is driving to work (and back home at the end of the day...
by Elmigo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 153
Views: 3033

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

One of my tomatoes has a strange photosynthesis pattern. For some reason the little guy found it easier to grow only one large leaf and skip the growing tip completely.

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by Elmigo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Separarely working together...
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Separarely working together...

Good advice. We don't share tools and we work with wood and sidewalk tiles. Is this safe?
by Elmigo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Separarely working together...
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Separarely working together...

The current situation has its effects on all of us. Me and the next door neighbour are still working on our gardens together, except we are switching shifts each day. He is in his 70s and has greater risk of the virus being fatal so one day he works in our gardens, the other day I work in our garden...
by Elmigo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 153
Views: 3033

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Meanwhile I'm working up a sweat, trying to get the vegetable garden up and ready without damaging the plants currently standing there. I planted my lovely berries at the acidic conifer soil, hopefully not drying them out this summer or killing them instead. Untill the next door neighbour has his fe...

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