Hi everyone, I have just joined this forum and thought I would give a little before asking questions. In a former life I was a Navy photographer for 14 years so have picked up a tip here and a trick there. I'm happy to share my knowledge so if you have any questions about photography, please feel free to ask. I don't profess to know everything but if I can help in any small way I'm happy to.
After the chilli I thought what else could I feed into the dehydrator so thought I might try the Spearmint leaves I have only used these fresh up to now .Morter and pestle them add hot water let sit for ten min drain liquid chill then pour over vanilla icecream delightful. Cheers Dave
Happy birthday Tony!
It's a bit of a bigger that it comes right at Xmas time.
You must feel cheated just a little!?
Anyway, just like everyone else here, I wish you all the best for the coming year.
May you grow great produce and solve many self sufficiency dilemmas.
Well 2019 has been an up and a down year, many many things happening, we wanted the fireplace and put that in, cant wait to use it when it chills down, and we wanted to put Solar up this year but with everything happening family wise, wasnt sure if we would get around to it, but Tony our Solar guy was awesome worked in with us a few times and finally 4 days ago, bham in she went.
looking forward in seeing what this does for us, we run massive fishtanks so in winter cost us a heap to heat (hence the fireplace) and in summer cost us a heap to cool down (Air cons) so fingers crossed we will see a nice little reduction.
JUst loaded the wifi up and will get onto the lappy to see what it does for us daily
When we first moved to this block we had no water so I built a wheelie bin composting toilet I used the half size bin as it would fit under the old shack we are using. Its been in operation nearly 6 months with only the odd time any smell was noticeable but in all works pretty good. Put up some photos of the bin etc.
It would be fair to say that the membership here possesses an incredible volume of knowledge about gardening/horticulture etc and it makes me wonder how they gained that knowledge? I would love to improve my own knowledge but how do I go about doing that? Youtube and channels like Mark's are a fantastic resource and there is no end of book one can buy and of course I can learn by trial and error in my own garden. I guess my question is, is there some kind of TAFE course or similar that I could take? How about online courses/learning, is that a legitimate to gain the knowledge I seek?
All the very best to you all and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and safe, happy and prosperous new year.
Here is a drawing of how I will be setting up my dragon fruit.
I've got enough rooted cuttings to put in 25 posts.
Whether I can find that many dirt bike rims is another issue but I won't know until I go to the motorbike shop.
The rims would have their axle hubs and spokes removed then centered over the top of the post on the cross braces.
I will drape an irrigation hose along the top of the rows of posts with micro sprays hanging down from the rims.
I'll be fertigating (putting a weak nutrient solution into the irrigation water and spraying a few times daily much like hydroponics.
For this reason I'll only need gravel to root the cuttings into. Using the 4x4 tyre will allow a good depth of gravel to keep the root zone cool.
The posts will be low enough to allow me to work on the tops of the plants or the irrigation hoses without the need to climb a ladder.
As the plants grow they will drape over the outer edges of the bike wheels. The tyres will prevent damage to the segments...
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