Ian Peters

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Burl Smith wrote:Yes, thanks. I can see that there isn't much in the way of inflorescence to divert energy away from root production, but maybe they can produce longer if the flowering cycle is interrupted. I'll have to compare them with others untampered with in the same row.

Following. Really interested in hearing how this progresses!
10 months ago

Damien Vallero wrote:@alderburns
Thanks for the suggestion. The corners are staked pretty well as is. I hopped inside and braced the corners with some hefty boards running from top plate to bottom plate. Some folks we've spoken to seem to think it's not actually much of a problem and that it can be resolved by some trimming and pulling and further bracing if needed.

My initial response was the same as Alder, driving something into the corners to try and get the bales together. But with your comment, I don't think it is a big deal as well. I was chatting with some of my roofing friends, who happen to be the best roofers in la (more info here: http://housetopexperts.com), and they stated pretty much what you've stated. As long as the roof is structurally sound, it can be resolved with some trimming. It may not look the exact way you envisioned it if you need to brace it any further, but should serve the purposes you need to.  xcv
10 months ago
Growing up, we use to live next to some farms that would turn their own butter. We'd go a few times a year to get it from there and we use to be able to turn it and make our own when we visited. Never really tried it on my own completely. This video seems to have some good pointers (only watched a handful of it).
10 months ago
This is what I was similar to what I was thinking (however Debi did some more research than me lol). Biodegradable isn't usually good for plants due to the higher salt concentration. While growing up, I worked in a health food store and a customers would rave about the benefits of Dr. Bronners' products. Interesting question - wish I knew more.

Debi Baker wrote:Biodegradable still may not be good for plants,  it may have too much salts.  People do it anyways, if you do be sure to spread out where it goes and irrigate with other water there too.  Can depend on how large your household is if it is too much for your plants.  In a mediteranian climate this will be more of an issue in the summer when there is no rain to dilute it in the soil.  All the homemade laundry soap recipes have borax, for example, which is not good for plants, so it would have to be not too much of it.

There is only one brand that I know if that breaks down into plant FOOD, so it is good for the plants, and that is Oasis .  https://www.amazon.com/Oasis-Biocompatible-Laundry-Detergent/dp/B076ZZPSM9/ref=pd_sbs_121_1/132-7733600-3436508?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B076ZZPSM9&pd_rd_r=d7e4cf6c-7a80-11e9-a69b-37a3210f4837&pd_rd_w=v31sr&pd_rd_wg=xqKA8&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=QD4CXWB3QC2SAG1YB60D&psc=1&refRID=QD4CXWB3QC2SAG1YB60D

Dr. Bronners liquid soap is better than most other alternatives, and it is good for some washing, not so good for clothes washing ( may leave residue, but maybe that wont bother you )

The brand Ecos if you cant find the others  ( Oasis or Bio_pac) https://www.rootsimple.com/2014/02/what-laundry-detergent-should-i-use-for-greywater-applications/

    According to State of California Department of Water Resource’s Graywater Guide: Using Graywater in Your Landscape [2], specific ingredients to avoid include:

   -chlorine or bleach
   -sodium perborate
   -sodium trypochlorite
   -petroleum distillate
   -“enzymatic” components

10 months ago

Phil Gardener wrote:

Ian Peartree wrote:Didn't go through the whole list, so I hope this hasn't been posted yet...

This use to stump me when I was a kid.

Eel fork?

Bang on!
11 months ago
Didn't go through the whole list, so I hope this hasn't been posted yet...

This use to stump me when I was a kid.
1 year ago
Personally, my favorite tree is the Maple. I have some family from Canada and I would always admire them when I visited when I was younger. Plus, they give us maple syrup. Bonus!
1 year ago