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by featherstick
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Food Prices Increasing Already?
Replies: 19
Views: 968

Re: Food Prices Increasing Already?

There's lots of hidden inflation too - I have sung the praises of Aldi's mature cheddar here before - it used to be a lovely sharp crumbly cheese. Now they are putting gooey flaccid slabs of nondescript crap in the same packet for the same price. The pound is falling against well everything else, pl...
by featherstick
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Concern about airports post Brexit
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Concern about airports post Brexit

I have 10 days in Corfu in September and a week in Spain in April. I may also be going to Paris in May. The worst waits I have had in the last 20 years have all been at Gatwick coming back and, in the event of no-deal it would probably mean shorter queues as all EU citizens might have to be checked...
by featherstick
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Water butts / prepper porn
Replies: 21
Views: 3101

Re: Water butts / prepper porn

We use these upturned pipes to grow catfish for market That looks fascinating Spike. Can you wander over to the New Members section and tell us a little about yourself please? Where you're based, what you are prepping for, the price of catfish on the market sort of thing? Ta. Sorry, just saw you di...
by featherstick
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: Water butts / prepper porn
Replies: 21
Views: 3101

Re: Water butts / prepper porn

Spike_Polite wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:45 pm
We use these upturned pipes to grow catfish for market
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That looks fascinating Spike. Can you wander over to the New Members section and tell us a little about yourself please? Where you're based, what you are prepping for, the price of catfish on the market sort of thing? Ta.
by featherstick
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Drought Garden
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: Drought Garden

The other thing is to plant cut off 1 and 2 litre drinks bottles in next to things such as courgettes. When I water, I pour into the bottle where it delivers it deep down, as well as on top of the soil. I am going to try next year some bottle with just small holes in them for a trickle feed and oth...
by featherstick
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: BBC News link - 10,000 sq ft bunker
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

Re: BBC News link - 10,000 sq ft bunker

Deeps wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:40 am
featherstick wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:16 am
I mean condensation alone would be a huge problem to manage very quickly unless there's some good aircon?
Could always wind down a window.....

:lol:
Some sort of submariners' joke, I imagine? :D
by featherstick
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Drought Garden
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: Drought Garden

Interesting on the hotbin. Does it require you to buy lots of inputs continually such as the starter and the bulking agent?

FWIW, I use "gentlemen's liquid" as a starter, and the Evening Standard as a bulking agent, which is extraordinarily satisfying.
by featherstick
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: BBC News link - 10,000 sq ft bunker
Replies: 12
Views: 1879

Re: BBC News link - 10,000 sq ft bunker

I remember seeing it too and I always wondered what the difference is between burying a bus and burying a shipping container , neither seem designed to bear much weight on their roofs. That aside I couldn't really see how he had sealed one bus to another with any degree of efffectiveness. Not an en...
by featherstick
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: got me an allotment!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3202

Re: got me an allotment!!

Green manures are well worth the small increase in effort. I've used field tares with great success, grown very good caulis after them. I'm planning on ordering some winter mix from these guys: https://www.greenmanure.co.uk/pages/choosing-the-right-green-manure (no connection) They fix nutrients by ...
by featherstick
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Drought Garden
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: Drought Garden

Watering style is critical. Too many people put a sprinkler on at midday, wasting a valuable resource. Watering should be done late evening or early morning, with a good soaking, preferably from a can, every few days. The timing allows the water to penetrate, and the soaking encourages roots to grow...