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by ukpreppergrrl
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: solar security lights
Replies: 13
Views: 1542

Re: solar security lights

I bought this a year ago. Works fab and because the solar panel is incorporated into the light fitting there are no wire for the foxes to bite through. Works for me because the light part is facing north so the solar panel part is facing south. However....it's now twice the price I paid for it a yea...
by ukpreppergrrl
Tue May 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.
Replies: 1083
Views: 96751

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Trojanhorse wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 10:54 pm
I think this is a prep - I am hoping to figure out what is eating my my plants in the green house. Laying down some slug pellets.
Some of my pak choi have actual teeth marks in them. Not even I can blame the slugs on that one. The cat has had a stern lecture....
by ukpreppergrrl
Sun May 17, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Funny how things work out...
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Funny how things work out...

Having originally said that all I was going to grow this year was tomatoes as I didn't have time for anything else.... I've now covered one of the lawns* in cardboard, made two 4 foot square raised beds out of scaffold boards with bark mulched paths and have sown for Britain, albeit a bit late for s...
by ukpreppergrrl
Sun May 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Re: Blueberries

Buleberries grow wild in Canada. I can't imagine they're that precious about temperature. Might be a different cultivar (Mr Google says "lowbush") but if they grow there they'll grow in Scotland. Mine survived The Beast From The East with no protection at all, which down here meant 4 consecutive day...
by ukpreppergrrl
Fri May 08, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Re: Blueberries

Now I feel bad. I have three in pots (though one is very small and in a tiny pot) on my patio and I am unbelievably negligent of them. The little one might even have been a Poundland bush. Not actually sure when I last fed them!!! :shock: They're kinda hidden at the back. But...oh I feel so guilty.....
by ukpreppergrrl
Thu May 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Allotments, where to start ?

Have you tried sprouting the Soya before planting? Yup! Usually about 1/3 sprout. Then I sow them and 1/3 push their way up. Not a good record! I've tried hotter, colder, deeper, shallower always about the same. Different seeds, including Ustie which is supposed to be bred for the UK. But I love Ed...
by ukpreppergrrl
Thu May 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Allotments, where to start ?

Just remember it takes years to find your groove with gardening, just be consistant, never great just consistant Am am consistent, consistently bad! :lol: Ok actually I'm good with tomatoes and chillies - I accidentally got the timing and conditions right first time and just kept repeating what I d...
by ukpreppergrrl
Wed May 06, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Allotments, where to start ?

Decide what style of gardening you prefer, some people prefer no dig methods Charles Dowding on youtube covers this well. I'd second Charles Dowding he has TONS of videos available on YouTube - sounds like you have time to evaluate the various methods available. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1...
by ukpreppergrrl
Wed May 06, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.
Replies: 62
Views: 10446

Re: Interesting article on continuing flour shortages.

Ironically flour is something I did accidentally prep quite well for. Mostly because I'd bought a new vacuum sealer and wanted to play with it about a year ago, so purchased bag after bag, froze and then sealed it :lol: I still have quite a bit of flour left. I sent my sister some rye flour this mor...
by ukpreppergrrl
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Allotments, where to start ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3091

Re: Allotments, where to start ?

And grow what you eat. I've met many ppl who say "oh yeah, this grows really well for me so I put it in every year but we don't really like it...." +1 for this! For years I've grown stuff (like chillies) which grow really easily and are very productive in my garden, because then I feel like I've ac...