If economy means the state of production and consumption of goods and servoces then a ‘booming’ economy is bad, right?
Aussie, I love wicking beds so much I have converted half the veg garden beds. Still need topping up every week, but they last at least a fortnight, even with 35+ degrees and dry wind blowing. Great for above ground crops.
Ours is “Vanishing Pines” for obvious reasons
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Hi, I’m David and I am an addict too.
Land …paid for
Sheep .. fattening nicely
Power .. solar installed
veg garden …. on hold til I can get more water.
house …plans into council … building this year
3 adult can live quite comfortably on 500w solar panels & 880 amp/hr batteries.
We use a 120 l upright freezer (turned on 4 times a day for 1/2 hour) as a fridge, laptops, fluro lights this setup cost $3,500 and gives us 7 days autonomy. Haven’t turned the genny on for power in the 3 years we have had the system
My top 4 at the moment are (in order)
Amsterdam roze (pink flower)
OK for jam
Get a bucket of soapy water and scrubbing brush and go to work.
Better if you have young ones to do it for you
My dishwasher does an excellent job. Uses no electricity, cleans perfectly everytime, and looks good whilst doing it.
And as a special treat I sometimes do it for her. 🙂
How many people on ALS have a storage unit?
No, feathers are too intact
redshift or is that blueshift???
We got hold of some fresh horse manure mixed it with some straw
waited 4 or 5 days for decomposition to begin put a couple of inches of dirt on top then put seed trays on top
this is how it was done pre electricity (check out Victorian Kitchen Garden series)
cheap, easy and reliable (not subject to power failures)
I use 2 ply, 1/2 sheet tabloid wrapped around 440g baked beans
7/8 fill with mix sow seed(s)
place into box/tray (pack them in tight)
newspaper pots in cardboard boxes (for transport)
8 weeks gives you plenty of time
do the slower growing brassicas & beets first
beans can wait a couple of weeks (4 weeks = 4 inches)
lettuce too can wait
20 months …..time to extract digit(s) 🙂
I go for a varied diet as possible.
Grains, greens & meat(ish)
I bought a 30 kg bag of scratch mix ($20 I normally get 4 seedings out a bag (12 months)) and grow that in the unoccupied half of the cook run (then swap them over)
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