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by pitchshifter
Thu May 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Tiny garden growing

Thanks both for your suggestions. I used some bamboo sticks as a temporary measure as I had some to hand, thinking when that bed is planted up it will be much less roomy and inviting to go toilet in. However in what can only have been an act of revenge, the cat has returned and relieved itself (no. ...
by pitchshifter
Mon May 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Tiny garden growing

Had a kind of funny, kind of annoying experience in my tiny garden today. I planted out some perpetual spinach yesterday, but when I went out this morning 3 of the 4 plants had gone! I could see a few bits of leaf poking out the soil a bit away from where I'd planted them and assumed something had b...
by pitchshifter
Fri May 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.
Replies: 30
Views: 3177

Re: Augmenting the stash: Pesto etc.

I'm definitely in the 'store what you eat, eat what you store' camp when it comes to our food preps, and I like to eat well! However a lot of our meals consist of a mix of store cupboard items and fresh stuff e.g. spag bol or chilli made with dried soya mince (pescatarians here, large stock of tinne...
by pitchshifter
Sun May 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Tiny garden growing

A little update on my tine garden... I realised I'd forgotten to update when I planted my herbs. I planted them out last weekend, so in little pots on my tiered plant stand I now have: Thyme, spearmint, lemon balm, chives, lemon thyme, black peppermint, sage, rosemary, coriander, chamomile, curled p...
by pitchshifter
Thu May 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Frost warning!
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Frost warning!

Thanks for this Jansman, I'm going to have to rig something up tomorrow to try to save my plants. I was thinking a frame made out of bamboo canes with some tarp draped over it and pegged to keep it in place, does that sound adequate? Or would fleece blankets be better than tarp? I've got a couple th...
by pitchshifter
Thu May 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Tiny garden growing

Forge I was in the local sells everything shop near me today having a mooch round the plants, saw an extremely sad, droopy looking tomato plant all on it's own with a 99p sticker on it. Me and the toddler agreed that for 99p we really should be giving it a home and some TLC. Looked a bit closer and ...
by pitchshifter
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Tiny garden growing

Thanks everyone! I forgot to mention my wormery, which should hopefully provide me with some great compost by next Spring. I set it up in December so it hasn't really taken off yet (apparently the worms go sort of dormant when the temperature is less than 10 degrees), but I'm hoping it will really s...
by pitchshifter
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Tiny garden growing
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Tiny garden growing

I thought I'd share my experiences growing edibles in our tiny garden :) We moved in last year having previously always lived in flats with no outside space, so I'm a gardening novice. We did nothing with the garden last year as I was hugely pregnant when we moved, so we've finally started on it thi...
by pitchshifter
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 70355

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

jansman wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:48 pm
Sunday IS the busiest shopping day of the week though...
Agreed, could just be a coincidence of course, though we do usually come on Sundays and I've only ever seen it like this in December. The ice cream at the end made it totally worth it though :D
by pitchshifter
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.
Replies: 784
Views: 70355

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6.

Just in Costco for a little stock up shop, the only other time I've seen it this busy was the weekend before Christmas :roll: Brexit related maybe?