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  1. bizhat

    Question Bottle Storage

    how neeeat! this is the kind of template I seek. Thank you ever so much for sharing :)
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    Question Bottle Storage

    on that note; I've run out of bottles.. I usually use 500ml glass bottles with a big turning lid (metal) -- any ideas what can be used instead? I'm currently at a loss of thought..
  3. bizhat

    Question Garage roof repair

    1st time I ever heard of this apparatus - and it's a must have! (when I have the money at some point) - guess I'll just use the saw and those metal cutters u mentioned, file it off an add silicon to the edges. should do the trick. again, much appreciated.
  4. bizhat

    my status..hmm. I just ate a huge sandwich and am as immobile as a tree stump. guess one could...

    my status..hmm. I just ate a huge sandwich and am as immobile as a tree stump. guess one could same I'm rooted xD
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    Hello from Jundiaí - Brazil !!

    wow. that is a nice variety! do share a picture if u can - I am very curious :D and welcome!!
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    Finally, my carambolas are flowering !!

    interesting! @DivingTemptress - can u please keep us updated with pictures of the development of those? :) Also, if anyone has more tips on how to protect such fragile fruits from being damaged by wind & weather - do share! (yeees, I am aware that there are suggestions somewhere on-site, but a...
  7. bizhat

    Question Bottle Storage

    How do you guys store your jams, juices and whatnot? (pictures appreciated) - because we've got certain cellar rooms for this, but I believe our wooden shelves are hella unsafe for the way we are storing bottles.. I was thinking of replacing them with metal (tool) shelves that one can screw to...
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    Tip Simple easy tree trunk protector

    At first I had my doubts due to the added plastic in the ground - but that last picture... yep; what a brilliant idea! Thanks yo :)
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    Question Garage roof repair

    yep, I'm all about being cheap and the functionality - less the looks (apart from facial hair ofc!!) Thanks man. -- are there perhaps any tips on cutting sheet plate ..easily? (apart from a metal saw, cause thats a darn female dawg. -- like, how one cut glass with string, nailpolish and fire -...
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    Question Garage roof repair

    Hi, perhaps someone can give me a tip about this (eg. if my personal, unprofessional suggestion is useless, or if they have better ideas) My garage roof was partially destroyed due to a storm a while ago (and, due to unprofessional workers who used too short screws while building the damn thing...
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    Food forest site or unrealistic pipe dream?

    for/against the clay soil, I'd suggest having dandelions to loosen up the ground (due to their deep roots) AND you can practically eat the whole plant / safe for mulch. Furthermore, they attract bees and pollen-spreading insects for .. your other plants and they can grow on very little water...
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    Food forest site or unrealistic pipe dream?

    at first glance at that picture, the thought of rather than planting evergreens, some colonies of termites might thrive better - crossed my mind :p ur info says you're in the temperate zone.. could you perhaps specify? (40 Fahrenheit are around 5 Celsius.. is that all year round or just...
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    Question Which food strainer, mill, press, cold juicer to make sauce or jams?

    Why would you want to remove the seeds? (or even the skin) - as far as I know, they are the healthy parts! ..well, for convenience of the teeth and texture perhaps, I can follow. My two cents would be to continue using a massive cauldron OR find a steam juicer with different sizes of sieves -...
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    Question Self sufficient survival > wasps

    tried the sugar water + soap, 4 bottles; not a single casualty -- perhaps I am impatient... or the fresh apple waste from the juicer is more attractive (d'oh). Thanks for the very helpful tips. > I'll trash the pile tonight and convert it to my backyard compost. (in a hurry b/c the infested...
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    Question Self sufficient survival > wasps

    I want to try to keep the massacre as natural as possible.. online, I'm seeing lots of trap instructions (mostly some sort of sugar water w/ soap) -- any thoughts on that? > last night I stuck a waterhose in the compost and drenched it..... yeh. that didnt help, if anything, they are more...
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    Question Self sufficient survival > wasps

    ---- solved These (warm) days, whatever I do outside, be it pruning the plants, fixing a wall or just mind my own darn business, wasps keep getting in my face trying to tell me all about how I should be joining their Church of Wasp Witnesses. Today I've discovered a nest in one of my composts...
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    Question (rainwater) pipe extension with no pipe

    Hi there :) , in my unfathomable wisdom (and .. un-will to travel to the city to buy the pipe extension), I have following issue: I have an over-fill basin in my front garden (in case the manholes overflow > so that the cellar doesn't flood) - which is rather dangerous to maintain with the...
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    Question horrible veg. placing - halp!

    So I haven't quite thought this through.. (and the plants grew explosively in the high-bed, quite unlike they used to on my ****ty mother-soil). -> I'll be making some holders for the cucumbers - kinda like the ones Mark showed on his inedible-cucumber video, however this doesnt really...
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    when u grow them, do u use 'spiraly' metal sticks to guide the tomatoes upwards or do u just let...

    when u grow them, do u use 'spiraly' metal sticks to guide the tomatoes upwards or do u just let the grow? > if the former, u must look at the plants daily and guide thru the spirally thing, thus they get a certain kind of stability. or is the wind just taking the entire branches with it?