Space age allotment

What changes can we make to our lives to deal with the economic and energy crises ahead? Have you already started making preparations? Got tips to share?

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Kieran
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Space age allotment

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Bit on the small side but looks very cool:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... t-veg.html
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Kieran wrote:Bit on the small side but looks very cool:
Cool? looks like a tampon disposal unit to me. I dont think I need a white plastic device permanently running off the mains to grow my basil. It seems to do just fine in a conventional pot on the window ledge. And with the price of electricity as it is here in Spain every little saving helps.
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skeptik wrote:
Kieran wrote:Bit on the small side but looks very cool:
Cool? looks like a tampon disposal unit to me.
I was thinking cool in a Space 1999 way. Hell, as a kid I thought we'd all be wearing spandex catsuits by now. :wink:
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Kieran wrote:
skeptik wrote:
Kieran wrote:Bit on the small side but looks very cool:
Cool? looks like a tampon disposal unit to me.
I was thinking cool in a Space 1999 way. Hell, as a kid I thought we'd all be wearing spandex catsuits by now. :wink:
Are you saying you are NOT wearing a spandex catsuit?
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"Just going out to water the basil, Dear"
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Damn! How did that photo get onto the net :oops:
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Pretty 9bloody expensive!) but:

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No soil or garden is needed just water and a power supply
OK, so given the average food supply takes 10 calories to produce 1 calorie of dietary intake, what the figure for this?

2. Where does the compost go? You're going to need a constant supply of dissolvable plant nutrients because you can't close the nutrient cycle.

What a thoroughly crap consumerist concept! :shock:
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