Thursday, 12 July 2018

Another One Of My Veg Plot Inventions!

More Wessex Tales coming soon.

Light Bulb Moment!

Somebody gave number one son some wire shelves for the farmhouse the other week or so. 

Number one son must have decided that he didn't need some of the wire shelves.  So he very kindly threw them out the back door on to the lawn which is rapidly turning brown at the moment.  

I picked up the white shelves and thought about putting them on the scrap metal pile.  Then I thought: 

"No I will make a drying frame for my onions."

Like you do!







Remember the garden frame I made out of the recycled bricks and the shower doors?  I was too tight to mortar the bricks together, thankfully!  

So I lifts off the frame (shower door) and takes off the first course of bricks and lies the fridge shelves prostrate.  Then I place the bricks back on top of the shelves on one side.  

Then I lifted my Japs (Winter onions) and  topped and tailed them with a knife (spelled with a K)  and replaced the top (shower door).  Result = Bob's your uncle!  One vegetable drying frame for the grand total of nowt or nuffink!

There are lots of songs about onions.  Here's one of them:



Tomorrow: German Onion Pizza!

17 comments:

  1. I imagine those wire shelves will be of use in future years. I think like you (or used to) ... why chuck something that can be useful in different ways. Congrats, Dave.

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  2. They are plastic coated Valerie, so they should last a very long time. I cleared my Japs to make an area to grow some Swedes. I like recyling things and giving them another use. When I had my allotment people would dry their onions in old supermarket trolleys and make sheds and greenhouses from what ever they could find for free or not very much. Thanks!

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  3. Not really Gwil. I am just a Womble at heart. I some great veg plots when I visited Vienna in 2014. They even had sheds, summmerhouses. Thanks!

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    1. They are called the Kleingartenverein (KGV). Verein means club or organization. You have to be careful you don't get locked in one of those places when somebody comes round and locks all the gates in the fence - as happened to somebody I know ;-)

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    2. No names. No pack drill.

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  4. The summerhouses looked good enough to live in all year round. The KGV sound like a Communist allotment committee.

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  5. Darn, couldn't hear I love onions. I'll have to look it up on Youtube.
    Hmm, well done Dave. However... it reminds me of a certain person here who uses junk to make grills and fences and heaven knows what and so we have a backyard full of rubbish...just in case something comes in handy. Hope Mrs Dave keeps it all under control!

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  6. Hi Linda. One man's trash is another man's treasure. I use to know an allotment holder who used old lumps of concrete to hold the sheets down on his shed. Thanks!

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  7. Just the job for drying onions! If you like the blues, look up Green Onions by Lightnin’ Hopkins on You Tube.

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    1. Yes its just the job Philip. Thanks for the music tip!

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  8. Usually just what you need is somewhere around and no need to go out and buy it and pay loads. Improvisation is all it takes. Good ideas there Dave.

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    1. Underground overground Wombling free. Improvisation is the key! Thanks Rachel.

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  9. brilliant of course wouldnt expect anything less from you

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    1. Thanks Dawn. Tomatoes turn red quickly too in the vegetable drying frame.

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