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by Moorland Prepper
Thu May 27, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Container gardening

Finally got the veg. from the growers as there were delays due to the cold weather. Planted the following: Lettuce (buttercrunch) Peas (kelvin wonder) Spinach (perpetual) These were left in the greenhouse as Mrs H said it was too cold. It's nice and sunny today so they will be taken outside this wee...
by Moorland Prepper
Mon May 03, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Breadmaking flour
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Breadmaking flour

For a while we have been using Lidl's white flour - excellent stuff at 59p for 1.5 kilos. Unfortunately they do not sell wholemeal flour. Just been to Aldi and notice that besides white flour they also sell wholemeal flour for breadmaking, both at 59p for 1.5 kilos. Bought a couple of bags of wholem...
by Moorland Prepper
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What a difference a day makes!
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: What a difference a day makes!

Thanks jennyjj01. Confirms what I found when rehydrating fruit.

We'll stick to veg. which we have finally got the hang of.
by Moorland Prepper
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What a difference a day makes!
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: What a difference a day makes!

We seem to have got the idea of dehydrating veg. but fruit seems more difficult.

We do the fruit the same way as the veg. but the results don't seem as good. The rehydrated fruit doesn't 'bounce back' in the same way as the vegetables do.

Anyone else have this problem?
by Moorland Prepper
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Container gardening

Thanks GillyBee and featherstick, the links are just what I'm after. Mrs M want to look at these as well as neither of us have done this before. Mrs M has already explained that the plants will need to go into the greenhouse first, so over Easter I've got the job of clearing it out! No problem about...
by Moorland Prepper
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Container gardening
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Container gardening

We usually go away two or three times during the summer and leave the garden in the hands of two very capable gardeners. We are going no-where this year and so have decided to have a go at vegetable gardening We have several large garden pots/planters and have just ordered a variety of plants - toma...
by Moorland Prepper
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What a difference a day makes!
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: What a difference a day makes!

Do you guys use a dehydrator or the oven? I would like to start dehydrating food but don't know whether to buy a dehydrator or use my oven I got one of these, about £140 on Amazon: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265049555720?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=265049555720&...
by Moorland Prepper
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What a difference a day makes!
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

What a difference a day makes!

We have been experimenting with dehydration and rehydration. A few days ago we rehydrated some mixed veg. but forget about them and left them soaking in water for over 24 hours. I was amazed at how they had taken on their former shape - not 100%, but almost in some cases. Previously we had just left...
by Moorland Prepper
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Rehydration
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Rehydration

rik_uk3 wrote About twenty years ago I started drying frozen veg in preference to fresh. Why frozen? Its picked fresh and frozen soon after so is often 'fresher' than veg thats been sitting in storage for weeks. Its already prepped for you, no peeling and its nicely diced, its already blanched, the...
by Moorland Prepper
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Finance
Topic: Lack of physical silver
Replies: 34
Views: 2028

Re: Lack of physical silver

Both silver and gold are in short supply at the moment. I place a gold order on 3rd Feb from a dealer that I've dealt with a lot on the past and am still awaiting delivery. The effects of Reddit on silver is spreading to the gold market and I understand that the BIS had to enter the market recently ...