Category: Earth and cosmos

green issues, geology, geography, space, astronomy

Allotment time

Mark’s borlotti bamboo beanpole project reminds me of those with more enclosed spaces, e.g. allotments. What are you up to this season? Speak hypothetically about what would be nice to do, so allotment plod don’t arrest you for breaking house…

Tornado watch

It does put things in perspective. If you’re of the praying kind, our Toodles and a million others are in the path of a tornado right now, 7:40 a.m. [our time], hunkered down and awaiting. Should lift around 10 a.m.…

When cultivation is tricky

Worth a look: https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/04/fruit-trenches-cultivating-subtropical-plants-in-freezing-temperatures.html Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits, limes, pomeloes) are the highest-value fruit crop in terms of international trade. Citrus plants are not frost-hardy and can only be grown in tropical and subtropical climates – unless…