What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by pseudonym » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:26 am

Misplaced my gas cartridge adaptor. One arriving from amazon in under 24 hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq8mVEx__YQ

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by Jerseyspud » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:42 pm

Totally not pricing up greenhouses today
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by jansman » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 am

After I have finished this brew, I am pricking out tomatoes and cucumbers. Trying to get the drop on Mother Nature,as last year’s crop was less than acceptable. :( I laid out an irrigation system yesterday, so it should take drudgery out of watering ( to a greater degree).
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by grenfell » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:07 am

Jerseyspud wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:42 pm
Totally not pricing up greenhouses today
Along the same lines a little while ago i changed a shower screen for someone and they asked if it was possible to reuse the old one for a cold frame. They are basically a large sheet of toughened glass on a hinge . Worked a treat screwing it to a plywood box and the next one i replaced i kept the old one to do just the same .

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by Jerseyspud » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:32 am

grenfell wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:07 am
Jerseyspud wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:42 pm
Totally not pricing up greenhouses today
Along the same lines a little while ago i changed a shower screen for someone and they asked if it was possible to reuse the old one for a cold frame. They are basically a large sheet of toughened glass on a hinge . Worked a treat screwing it to a plywood box and the next one i replaced i kept the old one to do just the same .
I bought one. Don't have space for a glass one but got a frame with plastic cover one... And lots of tent pegs. It means I can start off alot more plants now
when it comes to catastrophic events, we never know when the day before is the day before. So we prepare for tomorrow

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by grenfell » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:46 am

My last greenhouse cost me nothing. In fact i was paid to remove it. Had a call asking if i could dismantle and remove it. Needed a few repairs on the rotten bits but a fully functional greenhouse for nowt. You can also find similar on sites like freecycle.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by Le Mouse » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:16 am

jansman wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 am
I laid out an irrigation system yesterday, so it should take drudgery out of watering ( to a greater degree).
I'd be very interested in hearing how you set that up, if you're willing to share how it works :)

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by jansman » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:43 pm

Le Mouse wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:16 am
jansman wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 am
I laid out an irrigation system yesterday, so it should take drudgery out of watering ( to a greater degree).
I'd be very interested in hearing how you set that up, if you're willing to share how it works :)
It is simply a leaky pipe system,laid across the beds.Hooked up to the tap,and bingo! I just turn it on and let it go. The frames and polytunnel will still need me to hand water, but it will save some work,for sure. I have had the hose for some years , but couldn’t be bothered with it. It can be had quite easily.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by hobo » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:28 pm

pseudonym wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:26 am
Misplaced my gas cartridge adaptor. One arriving from amazon in under 24 hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq8mVEx__YQ
This one? https://www.amazon.co.uk/RETYLY-Convers ... ljaz10cnVl

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 8.

Post by pseudonym » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:00 pm

That's the one, used the two way part already. :)

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