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July 10th, 2019 at 6:05:39 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
July 31st, 2019 at 7:10:29 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Face
My favorite part was right in Myth #1 - "You might have a whole lot more than 40 psf directly under your aquarium but that's okay because you didn't fill your entire room with aquariums either
fresno, CA: Foriestere underground gardens featured an aquarium that was also used as a skylight under which he would sit and read.
August 2nd, 2019 at 2:17:00 PM permalink
rxwine
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A $70 investment in a 600-square-foot garden can produce 300 pounds of fresh produce with a value of $600 in one season, reported US News & World Report. Thatís a net savings of $530.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
August 2nd, 2019 at 3:46:43 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine


That sounds great, but unless you
have an apartment building you're
feeding most of it will go to waste,
or you'll give it away. I've done it,
I went back to buying it at the store.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
August 3rd, 2019 at 2:19:09 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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It does sound to me like exaggeration, taking some kind of best case scenario. Certainly you have some waste, but you also have a plenty of cases of not so good production, unless you really are a whiz at it .

Neither is building garden boxes your only expense!

Here's what the deal is,

A Dutch proverb: "If you want to be happy for a day, get drunk. If you want to be happy for a year, get married. But if you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.
The light at the end of the tunnel can be a freight train coming the other way!..Fleastiff
August 3rd, 2019 at 7:06:18 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: odiousgambit
. But if you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.
Tried that long ago, but the slice of apple pie I planted in the fall never produced an apple pie tree. I tried to get 'raised beds' but only the weeds got to waist height.
August 14th, 2019 at 7:59:36 PM permalink
rxwine
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This guy was a marine, and airline pilot, and he's done Iron man competitions, but he said, even if you take all three and multiply by 100, mushroom farming is harder than that.

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August 14th, 2019 at 11:07:21 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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marketing the mushrooms may be difficult but that is why rural Oregon has mushroom brokers.
August 14th, 2019 at 11:54:22 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Fleastiff
marketing the mushrooms may be difficult but that is why rural Oregon has mushroom brokers.


Apparently growing healthy mushrooms is a hell of a project according to this guy. Years work goes down the drain pretty often.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
September 22nd, 2019 at 12:24:00 PM permalink
rxwine
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A simple design change...

Used bathroom sink water is routed to the toilet reserve tank for second use.

Itís a design already in use, I didnít think of it.

Itís a great idea to save water usage over the long run.

Might be a few hazards though.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
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