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by Flo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: No plastic
Replies: 46
Views: 27579

Re: No plastic

It's plastic free July and I'm freezing excess broad beans and peas for the future. Of course into plastic bags. Seems to be no other option. If the supermarkets had something else than plastic to see their freezer contents in we minor people might have a similar option but it seems that till the bi...
by Flo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 24057

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Watching other people in the line of bungalows and on other forums, what they seem to have missed most is going somewhere to meet other people. The gathering in the pub, the coffee shop or cafe/restaurant seems to be a major social activity but with the restrictions supposedly still in place with re...
by Flo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 24057

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

In the end I managed 14 weeks of just going to the allotments most days and staying home the rest. I had one breakout to go to the local collection point for Amazon when I wanted a snood to act as a face cover for travelling on the buses to the allotments and back. Had I been a bit more organised I ...
by Flo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: A newbie oldie!!

You know how to get the most out of space then. I've been running two allotments for a couple of years for self and family. And yes we've done well but the space hasn't been used well enough. Will put one plot back out to see if someone else wants it when it's clear of crops.
by Flo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Our time has come?
Replies: 9
Views: 3403

Re: Our time has come?

Nope. The powers that be can't even tell us what was likely to happen yesterday after they had done it.
by Flo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: A newbie oldie!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: A newbie oldie!!

Hello there! Do you have space in the garden to grow things as well as in the greenhouse?

High winds here doing the growing no good today.
by Flo
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Empty supermarket recipes
Replies: 50
Views: 11518

Re: Empty supermarket recipes

People don't change or learn from the last time do they? Do you think they've run out of loo paper already?
by Flo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23353

Re: For saving money around the house!

I don't have a dishwasher - collect a sink full then wash up. Don't have a tumble drier - there's a washing line in the garden for bigger stuff and a clothes airer next to the radiator (good in winter).
by Flo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: Change of Lifestyle

Looking back at the original article, I'd say heaven help the big house staff when they return and have to clear up milady's efforts. :lol: I must admit that with the charity shops still being in lock down due to the elderly volunteers not coming back in, there's certainly a change of lifestyle goin...
by Flo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 7544

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

I've been a bit puzzled by the words eco friendly insecticide. I wouldn't have thought that there's really any such thing - I know that there are insects you don't really want on your plants but I've only once in a lifetime had an invasion of something on sprouts. If the balance is right the insects...
by Flo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23353

Re: For saving money around the house!

Blooming heck Ina - you just don't know how well off you are. We have the traditional corner shop and nothing else within a couple of miles - and all of it really needing public transport or a car.
by Flo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23353

Re: For saving money around the house!

I've spent a lot more on food than before lockdown. The local Coop is around 50% more expensive than where I usually buy food, and of course prices have gone up quite noticeably, too. So far I've not been wanting to use the bus, but I think I will have to do so soon. Yep the Co-op is not the cheape...
by Flo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 42
Views: 23353

Re: For saving money around the house!

Not sure about the Covid restrictions doing good for saving money around the house. I suspect that with cooking at home on a regular basis instead of supporting the local cafe culture as it is closed, I have used more water for washing up and more fuel for cooking. On the other hand, a lot of stove ...
by Flo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 18
Views: 6142

Re: Any raspberry experts?

You don't get any fruit at all. It's a bummer of a job that takes time. You won't be able to plant much in the space this far into the season.
by Flo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: Change of Lifestyle

Not really. We try to grow as much as we can use or preserve anyway. Season isn't helping though. It's not been an average growing year. My main change has been the way I stock the cupboards at home.