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by ina
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Not buying new
Replies: 45
Views: 27508

Re: Not buying new

Now do you think that anyone has 50 litre or upwards plant pots to use for that? Well you can get any number of smaller ones up to the size of nearly flower buckets. But anything bigger? Hmm gold dust seems to be more common. You need to get to know some livestock farmers. Some cattle and sheep lic...
by ina
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10199

Re: Pineapples

:wave:
by ina
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23842

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

A large proportion of the price you pay for branded goods goes on advertising. I did read once how much, differs slightly with company, and of course I can't remember how much it was, but I do remember that I was shocked and decided there and then not to finance those advertising companies in future...
by ina
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23842

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

a) they have very little control over what they have to offer AND b) the price we pay for what they get is far higher than what they would get if they used money we donated and they purchased from food wholesalers. I cannot imagine that that would be so very different in Britain. It would make sens...
by ina
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23842

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

Can't speak so much about UK brands but here in the USA brands are typically no better than supermarkets' own labels. They are just much more expensive. I think that's not much different here. Our local foodbank is really quite lucky in that some local businesses donate food - potatoes, for example...
by ina
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 32
Views: 10199

Re: Pineapples

Excellent! I tried growing them once before, when I lived in a house that had rather more sun and warmth than I get here, but it didn't work. So, although it does look very attractive, and I do like pineapple, I think I'll give it a miss. Pineapples were on special offer at Lidl's a few weeks ago. I...
by ina
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46563

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Weedo wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:47 pm

Thankfully our first "normal" autumn and winter rainfall for more than 4 years so this season is shaping up well.
Distribution across the world could be better - we'd gladly let you have some!
by ina
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46563

Re: What are you harvesting now?

P*ssing it down all day today... :( But I've just harvested one of my beloved kohlrabi. Really should grow more of them.
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46563

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Oh dear, that's twice I've mentioned the festive season. Maybe I'm looking forward to something a bit more exciting than lockdown! :lol: Are you sure it's only autumn up there? :mrgreen: The Aberdeen lockdown has partially been lifted, so I'm back at work full time from next week. I'll probably reg...
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Supporting the Economy
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Supporting the Economy

I have spent a fair bit of money - all in small shops, though. Ethical gift shop, health stores, Braithwaite's for coffee, farmers' market etc.* Some of it simply stuff that I'd run out of by now, some presents. And I am now finally getting my door fixed (front door has been locked for months, and I...
by ina
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46563

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I think today is the first time I'm having a mixed salad that's 100% from the garden. Including purple sprouting broccoli - a weird plant that was from last year, grew like heck into something resembling a triffid and when I finally decided to rip it out (it was all nice big leaves), I discovered a ...
by ina
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46563

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Odsox wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:43 am
Pineapples :lol:
Plural?
by ina
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 113
Views: 46563

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I think this is the time of year when I have most - and what did I do today? Only went and bought a huge cauliflower... I couldn't resist. Wonderful, fresh, organic, local (of course!) - better than not being able to resist cakes... :lol:
by ina
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Lock down clear outs
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Lock down clear outs

I'm sure the toolbox will go quickly. Toolboxes never, ever seem to be big enough. I ended up with 2, and I don't have a lot of tools...
by ina
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Self sufficientish 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 23842

Re: Self sufficientish 2020

:lol: And of course you ever had to pay for jars/lids, and the beans come free, too... Some of the tins of stuff in the shops are disgustingly cheap. Beans for 25p, and I saw spaghetti loops for 13 p the other day... (I only looked at the price because our local foodbank specifically requested them ...