Number one son bought a span new (brand new) table saw last week that came in two polystyrene boxes.
"Hmm..🤔" Thinks yours truly.
They could be repurposed and used for growing vegetables in. Off to the wind torn polytunnel I did go:
Poor Portugal my polytunnel pal. We've repaired it a few times but it's getting to the end of its days. I'm still using it though. In fact the rest of the tunnel is fine. There's no point replacing the plastic until next spring when hopefully the gales will have gone on their holidays?
I had two polystyrene box sides. Operation bread knife to make drainage holes. I wonder how much we actually pay for packaging?
Look how well my Japanese onions grew in the compost in the plastic modules. Ignore any weeds!
I turned them upside down so you can see how the roots have developed. I find it's the best way of growing them instead of planting them in the very wet Autumn soil where they are prone to rot.
Bob's your uncle. All planted up with my Japanese onions.
Of course you repurposed those poly-whatsit boxes. And Mother Nature rewards you with multitudinous growth and a few weeds. Hope Portugal stands up to the winter gales. You've got Mother nature on your side. No worry, unless Old Man Windbag gets his feathers ruffledReplyDelete
Bob is not my uncle. I have no living uncles and besides not one of them was called Bob. If I win the Lotto on Saturday night I will buy you a brand new polytunnel that will be erected by a crack team of polytunnel professionals from Ballybunion.ReplyDelete
I managed for thirteen years with no polytunnel Linda. It's just good to have somewhere to garden and potter about in a dry place during the autumn and winter. It's normally around Christmas when the big Atlantic storms visit. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Thanks YP. If I win the Euromillions on Friday I will buy you your very own pub called the Yorkshire Pudding. You can host your own pub quizzes and be a landlord like Al Murray putting the world to rights every night.ReplyDelete
I will rule my pub with an iron fist inside a velvet glove. Anybody who voted for Brexit will be barred. Whites will also be asked to leave as they tend to cause trouble.Delete
Will you have a Jukebox that plays Thin Lizzy and Kansas records? Will you also allow ladies to drink pints and eat pickled eggs in the tap room?Delete
There will be no bloody juke box spoilng conversations and no televisions either.. Ladies will of course drink out of ladies' glasses and use of mobile phones will be outlawed. Apart from me, you are the only white guy who will be allowed in the pub and a room upstairs will be specially reserved for you. It will be "en-suite" with a well-stocked minibar.Delete
It sounds like the Rovers Return when Jack and Annie Walker ran it. Ena Sharples and Minnie Caldwell liked their milk stout and Albert Tatlock liked half a pint of Newton and Ridleys. Will you be selling Newton and Ridleys?Delete
Tetley's only with a few bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale in the cooler just for you.Delete
Sounds like Heaven.Delete
I hope the gales go on their holidays very soon. They have definitely outstayed their welcome here.ReplyDelete
It's not all what it's cracked up to be living on the coast is it JayCee? I haven't even been fo.r a walk because it's been so wet and windy and miserable. I have just lit the stove in the front roomReplyDelete
Make sure Portugal is well tied down Dave - a few years back we thought we would get all modern and outfit our greenhouse with double layers polycarbonate stuff (off an old conservatory roof). It lasted one week before a gale got under it (we hadn't finished the door) and threw the whole thing into an ugly twisted heap. We would hate your lovely onions to get a climate shock (and you to have no lovely outdoor indoor place to potter).ReplyDelete
The Atlantic gales have battered my polytunnel Tigger but it still stood up to them. I think it's the sun that breaks down the plastic and makes it tear eventually. The door is windbreak mesh and so is the back so the wind can go through it. I also dug trenches and covered the bottom of the plastic with earth. It will be fun digging that up next Spring. Thanks for the advice.ReplyDelete