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by Farside
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 54
Views: 3962

Re: How does your garden grow?

This year I'll be growing parsnips. Last time I did this they didn't turn out too well because of carrot fly worms. So I'm going to install a low tunnel covered in a very light row cover that lets in light and rain, but not the bugs. Since I'm going to the trouble, I might as well run an experiment....
by Farside
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Growing Indoors

Now I have the tubs I like. They are 6 inches deep, and I can fit three of these side by side on one shelf. I've drilled the 2 inch holes in the lids, and now I'm gluing aluminum foil to the outside of the containers to keep the light out, and reflect heat. This is to keep algae and bacterial growth...
by Farside
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Armory, Self Defense
Topic: Hardening Your Property
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Hardening Your Property

Simple countermeasures in securing your property:
by Farside
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Growing Indoors

OK so I'm making holes tonight in the lids. I'm going to be putting 2 inch net pots in on 4 inch (center to center) spacings. I'm offsetting the holes to maximize the number of plants in the space, and realized that if I have three identical totes side by side then the holes along the edges of the m...
by Farside
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Growing Indoors

So I don't like those totes. I'm taking them back. I can fit 3 smaller ones side by side on one shelf that contain 11 plants each. I'm going to try growing pole beans in 2.5 gallon pails using the same technique. As the year progresses, I'm going to need some shade and I'm thinking what could be bet...
by Farside
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Armory, Self Defense
Topic: Hardening Your Property
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Hardening Your Property

Handy for signalling and other things...
by Farside
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Growing Indoors
Replies: 22
Views: 2151

Re: Growing Indoors

I have a big South facing window, so I placed some metal shelving in it, and I've begun growing greens indoors. indoor growing.jpg The two totes on the upper shelves are going to be used for growing hydroponic greens using this method: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kratky_method <iframe width="560" ...
by Farside
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 1812

Re: Batteries

Interesting DIY battery technology: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CvSYlMtY1Cg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> This application would be in situations where high instantane...
by Farside
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 54
Views: 3962

Re: How does your garden grow?

Here is a photo of the trays about an hour after putting water in the lower containers. You can see moisture has made its way to the surface over almost the entire tray (if you look carefully you can see a few remaining dry spots).
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by Farside
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 54
Views: 3962

Re: How does your garden grow?

Finally, I cover the roots with soil as you do :-) cover.jpg I will now water them by placing water into the lower reservoir. With microgreens, this will last a week before requiring a top up. Here is my turmeric undergoing the same process in a separate container system: turmeric.jpg As the roots s...