Self sufficientish 2020

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Post: # 293603Post Odsox »

That's one of the disadvantages of town living, Flo.
It looks like we will have to self isolate as well, only for me it would be pretty much "business as usual" as I can self isolate on my own land, so garden, greenhouses and polytunnels (and radio shack) are all within my boundary.
I am also lucky that we have a reasonable sized larder and 2 freezers, and soon start keeping laying hens again.

Replying to an earlier post about dried beans, I have quite a quantity and last week actually had a totally vegetarian meal with experimental bean burgers, and beetroot greens. All I can say is, they were edible but needs more work. :lol:
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Post: # 293604Post Green Aura »

Oh Flo, it's unbelievable. They obviously have no clue, and are making up policies which can only affect those more likely to be already disadvantaged.

If you've managed to do anything in the allotment, I'd suggest you plant a load of anything you can neglect for several weeks, while you can still go there, so at least you'll not have to start from scratch mid-summer.

At home, anything you can grow in pots. Short growing things are probably best. Sprouted seeds in jars are very quick to grow - just don't use garden seeds - they may have been treated with nasties you wouldn't want to eat direct.

Keep safe everyone. :grouphug:
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Post: # 293605Post Flo »

I want to know how the self isolation will be enforced. I don't want to laugh but it's the daughter who has been told to self isolate and work from home (long story about sitting next to a suspected case who is not sick enough to be tested despite being an A&E nurse last week). At least she can be tracked from her work record. Not sure about son who is a paramedic out in Switzerland - must use WhatsApp to ask. I may be able to get to the plots and back for short periods whilst keeping out of the way of people. Trouble is that a lot of the plot holders are of a similar age. We have a problem there says a member of the committee with a view of many untended plots.

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Post: # 293636Post Flo »

Fine, I am now organised enough to be able to be self sufficient for 12 weeks after a couple of days running around. I'm fit enough so far as I know, no underlying health issues. So - I'll sort of continue with the growing as the plots are big enough for us to be able to keep our distance and avoid unnecessary use of public transport and see what transpires.

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