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by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do I do with screwtop jars?
Replies: 10
Views: 5113

Re: What do I do with screwtop jars?

One problem with reuse of glass containers is that the containers themselves have been getting lighter and more fragile. There's a lot of weight in a glass container, so if you can reduce it the transport savings add up. Beer bottles are a classic example, where new eco bottles weigh less than half ...
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?
Replies: 42
Views: 5961

Re: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?

I think you're probably being more honest with us than you are with your daughter. You need to fix this.
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: What do I do with screwtop jars?
Replies: 10
Views: 5113

Re: What do I do with screwtop jars?

I always wash, dry and save my screwtop jars and every so often offer them on Freecycle. They've always gone, but now no one seems to be interested. I know it's the time of year, but the new law that you can't sell jam in recycled containers does not help AT ALL. IDIOTS. :angryfire: I thought we'd ...
by GeorgeSalt
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?
Replies: 42
Views: 5961

Re: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?

Thanks for the replies so far!Well I had a look online this arvo and found a white washing machine and fridge freezer.It came in cheaper than expected,about £359 for both,so I rang daughter!I was then told they did'nt want white they wanted silver! :banghead: I think you missed the opportunity to "...
by GeorgeSalt
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?
Replies: 42
Views: 5961

Re: Should you pay for someone else's lifestyle choice?

I think it's time to introduce the couple to Freecycle/Freegle and Cheapcycle.. ..
by GeorgeSalt
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you sowing ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9102

Re: What are you sowing ?

Chillies are up in a takeaway tray on the windowsill, I'll need to prick them out of the vermiculite and into some compost as soon as the first true leaves appear.. I found the germinated very quickly stood on the lid of the aquarium for some bottom heat. For tomatoes we usually rely on the magic co...
by GeorgeSalt
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Rabbit Babies death
Replies: 34
Views: 7505

Re: Rabbit Babies death

Generational crosses, eg. father to daughter, are usually done for breeding stock purposes to try and lock-in a desired trait. It's a way of stacking the odds in favour of the genes you want. Are you wanting the young to eat or to breed with?
by GeorgeSalt
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Thoughts on vertical garden methods wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

Re: Thoughts on vertical garden methods wanted

The hydroponic version doesn't have to be hydroponic.. it could be set-up for regular growing using compost-filled tubes with an automatic watering system. Just make the fall shallower, have the pump irrigate by a drip/soak pipe laid along the pipes and have the excess water draining back into the r...
by GeorgeSalt
Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??
Replies: 33
Views: 6892

Re: What do you heat your home with and what does it cost??

Just had a shock.. bought some anthracite to try firing the multifuel 24/7 and really make a dent in the gas bill. Looks like it swallows about 25kg/day, or about £10-worth and I don't think I'm firing it that hard. Looks like I'll be on the scrounge for more wood. We've managed to fill the wood she...
by GeorgeSalt
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Beer from hops
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: Beer from hops

Look for the site of an old pub (old enough to have brewed it's own beer), you'll often find the hops growing through nearby hedges where it's escaped.
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Rabbits And Potatoes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: Rabbits And Potatoes.

Rabbit on the bottom, potatoes on top.. gas mark 6 for an hour..
by GeorgeSalt
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: Mint Wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 11589

Re: Mint Wanted

Have you seen/tried chocolate mint?? lovely I use that one for mint cordial and a mint liquer, both are Andy's recipes from Booze for Free - but he uses far too much sugar and not enough mint. For the cordial you can double the mint and halve the sugar. Both are very nice. The mint cordial is extre...
by GeorgeSalt
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket
Replies: 52
Views: 33354

Re: 202 reasons for not shopping at a supermarket

Although I avoid supermarkets personally when I can, I had first hand evidence that they do have their place. Shopping habits on the whole have changed significantly in the last couple of decades and no mater what we ishers think, the majority of the public choose to use supermarkets. A few in this...
by GeorgeSalt
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: washing line
Replies: 9
Views: 3665

Re: washing line

I've tried using the pulley but I don't think I'd doing it right as it's not easy; I was expecting the use of a pulley to make it easier but I know one single pulley wont give much of a mechanical advantage.... One pulley won't give any mechanical advantage.. you need two ;) There's a row of terrac...
by GeorgeSalt
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown
Replies: 57
Views: 14856

Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

I've found some on Ebay.. I suspect 250 seeds will be 240 too many, I'll see how they go and maybe we can play pass-the-packet round the forum..