-_- Apparently cans are not being recycled much anymore. ...
Update on converting my bicycle into an e-bike https://gerritniezen.com/update-on-converting-my-bicycle-into-an-e-bike
@starwall There's a problem with this, though: It's not *our* waste we're forced to carry the burden for. It's the waste of the manufacturer.
We should go back to the 1950's when manufacturers had to collect their waste from the consumer. That's why milkmen delivering and collecting milk bottles were common back then.
Besides, I guarantee they'll make stuff that's better for the environment when they're the ones that have to deal with the mountains of unreusable plastic they make.
How do people charge their electric cars if they don't have off-road parking? #electric_vehicle
10 random things you can do to start fighting climate change https://gerritniezen.com/10-random-things-you-can-do-to-start-fighting-climate-change
Spain's greenhouse complex is another reason to grow your own https://gerritniezen.com/spains-greenhouse-complex-is-another-reason-to-grow-your-own
Growing tomatoes in a hydroponic grow pod https://gerritniezen.com/growing-tomatoes-in-a-hydroponic-grow-pod
#botany autodidact learnalong Show more
the region of an embryo or seedling below the cotyledons
one of a seed's first leaves
^ what you eat when you make sprouts or microgreens.
It's why the soil for microgreens doesn't need to be nutritious, and why sprouts are said to "unlock" nutrients.
The seed provides all the sugars and nutrients needed to grow those first leaves, so the plant can start eating sunlight and begin growing in earnest. The hypocotyl is the first searching limb that emerges from the seed, looking for the sun.
Think of all the processing it takes to make grains nutritious, sometimes we ground them up super fine, we cook them for long periods of time, sometimes we soak them, all to unlock the food in the seed to make it available to our own metabolisms.
How I'm trying to "save" "store" the new word:
soya hypocotyl are tasty in stir fries.
I like the photos of @fiona chestnut hypocotyl
Adventures in converting my bicycle into an e-bike https://gerritniezen.com/adventures-in-converting-my-bicycle-into-an-e-bike
Really enjoyed reading @UnconventionalEmma 's zine yesterday. I also loved the custom envelope and personalised thank you note.