Month: February 2018

Electronics, Gardening and Lifestyle

led grow light review

LED grow light review – 1 month in

One thing that I miss from a few years ago is my grow box that I used to have set up for giving my chilli’s and tomatoes the best start to the year. Unfortunately, space has dictated that this needed to go but something small that could be stored when not in use would suffice.…
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February 28, 2018 1
diy 3d printed linear actuator

Weekend round up – February in the garden

Well, that’s the end of February in the garden for me, I fell like I’ve managed to catch up somewhat and get the greenhouse and garden almost back on track. This weekend has been a great one and I was lucky enough to get a 3 day weekend in due to some time in lieu owed from…
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February 26, 2018 0

DIY Greenhouse irrigation – Part 3

Well it’s about time that I get this typed up as the DIY Greenhouse irrigation system is almost complete the only bit left to do is to wrap my head around the solar and electronics but this should be done within the next month its not quite a high priority and some minor works need…
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February 25, 2018 0
DIY garden furniture

DIY garden furniture for the little one.

Well, this is one of the things that I achieved this weekend. Some DIY garden furniture. Two things that I really love about this are; It cost me nothing more than my time and energy. Its made from recycled materials that were destined for the bin. Making this little chair had been on the cards…
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February 19, 2018 0
Seedling disaster

Seedling Disaster

OOOO Dear…. Nothing quite gives you one of those lumps in your throat like the ominous crash followed by your little ones shouts for help…. In an attempt to help me by checking on the seedlings we have on the window sill our  3 year old unfortunately managed to tip everything, and I mean everything…
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February 17, 2018 0
fixing outside tap

Weekend wonder – Fixing outside tap

One thing I managed to tick off my list was, fixing outside tap. I’d only noticed this the weekend prior when I decided to try and fill up the water butts using the hose.   I had everything set up turned on the tap and nothing… only a few measly drips. So I did my…
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February 16, 2018 0
Step removal, greenhouse DIY

Removing a trip hazard – Greenhouse DIY

So this was completed last week, but due to some stressful and interesting events, it’s taking me longer than normal to get the post together but finally, I can share a bit of Greenhouse DIY I did. My greenhouse is actually two greenhouses the first one I put in was an 8×8 aluminium framed greenhouse and it…
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February 12, 2018 0
DIY greenhouse watering system

Greenhouse watering – DIY irrigation part 2

So the water storage is in, granted it looks a bit rough. I could do with a few 100 litres more to really have enough water and build some thermal mass. However, when life gives you lemons find a way to water them ha… (I’m sure that’s how it goes). Anyway, I’ve moved forward with the DIY…
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February 7, 2018 0
Shallots Golden Gourmet

2018 Seedlist Part 2

Well, this is a quick update to my 2018 seedlist part 2, this is pretty much everything I need bar a few possible additions that I’m mulling over. The selection is very much based on quantity (of seed/crop yield) and quality of produce. Most of these seeds I’ve grown previously with great result and the others, well let’s hope…
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February 6, 2018 0

DIY Greenhouse irrigation – Part 1 water storage

Part 1 water storage This is part one of my DIY Greenhouse irrigation build, and ill be focusing on the water storage element. One goal for this year is to minimise the admin of running a greenhouse and vegetable patch, one element that will save me at least a few hours a week is the…
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February 5, 2018 0