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  • I'm glad he's alright!

  • Mini bike pump recommendations for bicycle commuting?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for tiny bike pumps to keep on my commuter? Durability is preferred, but I don't want to break the bank if it gets stolen.

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    LiTime has a sale on their LiFePO4 batteries

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    LiTime (aka Ampere Time) offers the best deep cycle LiFePO4 lithium solar batteries that last longer for your RV, trolling motors, motorhome, off-grid solar.

    LiTime - Best LiFePO4 Lithium Solar Batteries

    If this type of post isn't allowed, I can take it down. I am not affiliated with LiTime but I like their batteries since seeing Will Prowse's teardowns of them. They have some smaller battery options for DIY projects.

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    The solution to my earwig problem
  • Any oil will work. I used canola.

  • Time to repot my husky cherry red tomato?

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    Companion planting French Breakfast Radishes with my Sugar Snap Peas on the balcony
  • I plan to snack on them, but a search online showed them served sauteed with egg on toast. I imagine that avocado would work as well. Not sure how common it is in France though.

  • First harvest of yukon gold potatoes!

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    Companion planting French Breakfast Radishes with my Sugar Snap Peas on the balcony

    I repotted my sugar snap peas into a larger upcycled kitty litter container that I found in a dumpster. There was plenty of space, so I added radishes that only take 23 days to mature to maximize my use of space. What are your favourite companion plants?

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    The solution to my earwig problem

    I have had earwigs eating my balcony garden crops, so I decided to try a solution I found online: add 50/50 soy sauce and oil to a container and leave it overnight. It was filled with earwigs the next morning! So I am setting up another trap with an empty tofu dessert container.

    That being said, earwigs aren't universally bad. They help decompose plant material in a compost pile. However on my balcony, they were doing more harm than good. The ladybugs can stay :P

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    What is your favourite bean from Costco for making cold brew this summer?

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    Aliexpress recommendations for mounting 10W Renogy Solar Panel to Roof?
  • Shed. It's for a small lighting setup for when I use it up to a couple minutes at a time.

  • Aliexpress recommendations for mounting 10W Renogy Solar Panel to Roof?

    I'm looking for a small setup that allows the panel to be removed without removing screws from the roof and exposing holes.

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    I pollinated cherry tomatoes on my balcony with a cotton swab for the first time and it's working well!
  • I went from flowers on the same plant. Admittedly, I know nothing about pollination.

  • I pollinated cherry tomatoes on my balcony with a cotton swab for the first time and it's working well!

    Alt: Photo of young green cherry tomatoes on a tomato plant on a balcony. The photo mostly shows green tomato plant foliage. There are some yellow tomato flowers in the top left corner of the frame.

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    TIL: French Marigolds only need one seedling per pot
  • Thanks for the tip. I noticed they germinated quickly with most seeds sprouting whuch was a pleasant surprise.

  • TIL: French Marigolds only need one seedling per pot

    I had filled a pot with seedlings, so the nursery pots I found at the side of the road came in handy today. I split them into their own pots which I will give away to friends and family once they grow larger.

    My goal is to grow marigolds from seed for the first time to enjoy their summer blooms and repel pests from my veggies.

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    What are these dots on my pothos?

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    Home Improvement @lemmy.world SoySaucePrinterInk @sh.itjust.works

    What's the best way to fill these holes in my laundry room?

    My goal is to keep hot/cool air from seeping between floors. Is canned spray foam the way to go? Any recommendations? Pest resistance is a bonus.

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    Bike to Work Day 2024 | June 6

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    Seeing lawns like these makes me happy.

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    How do I permanently get rid of this discolouration in my bathtub? (I have hard water)
  • Unfortunately we do have a water softener but for some reason, there's still buildup.

    I've been seeing improvements with powdered bar keepers friend but it takes several passes and still comes back unfortunately.

  • How do I permanently get rid of this discolouration in my bathtub? (I have hard water)
  • A common way to wash many dishes is a tub of soapy water to clean off food, a tub of diluted bleach water to disinfect, and a tub of water to rinse the dishes. It's used by wilderness guides around the world.

  • I did some deadheading. Can I plant these for more flowers?

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    11th Annual Guelph Love Your Bike Festival

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    Cyclists blame "utterly ridiculous bike prices" for brands' ongoing struggles
  • My city invests a ton of money into cracking down on car theft and increasing punishments. They are not investing into bike lockers or even racks. It's usually a "too bad" even for thefts of high value bikes unlike cars.

  • Growing potatoes in a Costco planter
  • Thank you. I'm using a cheap potting soil from Canadian Tire. I'd like to start composting one day to make my own but my apartment is prone to pests.

  • Home Improvement @lemmy.world SoySaucePrinterInk @sh.itjust.works

    The plastic cylinder in my soap dispenser is loose and the soap no longer pumps. What's the best way to fix this? Super glue didn't hold.

    EDIT: I ended up using epoxy. Thank you for the help.

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    Cyclists blame "utterly ridiculous bike prices" for brands' ongoing struggles
  • If only my city treated bike theft like they treated car theft...

  • Growing potatoes in a Costco planter

    They've been surprisingly easy. These Yukon gold potatoes grow fast!

    Only 1 week ago:

    !

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    Ontario Gardeners @lemmy.world SoySaucePrinterInk @sh.itjust.works

    Grow Me Instead: Beautiful Non-Invasive Plants for your Garden

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    How do I permanently get rid of this discolouration in my bathtub? (I have hard water)
  • Where do you find citric acid? I've been using white vinegar in a jar in my dishwasher which gets rid of all water spots and cleans better with my hard water. However, I'd like to find a place to purchase citric acid crystals without relying on Amazon.

  • How do I permanently get rid of this discolouration in my bathtub? (I have hard water)
  • Thanks for the info, do you know what the fixes would be, short of replacing the tub?

  • How do I permanently get rid of this discolouration in my bathtub? (I have hard water)
  • Since I tried the liquid soft cleanser, will the powder be enough of an improvement to warrant purchasing?

  • Just crusing the neighbourhood with Bowie
  • These comments are too much 🤣

  • Home Improvement @lemmy.world SoySaucePrinterInk @sh.itjust.works

    How do I permanently get rid of this discolouration in my bathtub? (I have hard water)

    I've tried scrubbing it several times with bar keepers friend soft cleanser and although it improves, it never goes away completely and it always comes back.

    !close up picture of bathtub floor discolouration

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