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Bargain28
4 years ago
What do you think of this?
nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Good thread...

Left over single/double cream - freeze in ice cube trays. When needed add in meal recipes. I add them when I make curries. Eg palak paneer, meat curries, lentil curries! Voila!!

I also grow plants from left over scraps... eg lettuce, spring onion, garlic, normal onions - these go straight in a jar of water. (Have got Tom into this as well) lol.

I'll be soon planting potatoes, harbenero chillies, coriander, fenugreek seeds are potted so far. I had a cute pineapple too but it wasn't sweet when I ate it!! 😣

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Johnny
Johnny4 years ago

On the subject of plants, I rescue disposable shower caps from hotel bathrooms, and re-use them to create mini greenhouses for potted seeds and seedlings.

Seeds do not require light to sprout, just warmth and the right amount of moisture. I start the seeds off in a warm location with plastic shower caps in place, and use a rubber band around the pot rim if not tight enough. I keep the cover in place until the seedlings grow into strong healthy plants. Then I go on holiday and rescue some more!

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Bargain28
Bargain28
Original Poster
4 years ago

i never knew you could freeze cream and is that all you do nemosays pop them in water do that actually grow that again or is it just the plant ?

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Bargain28
Bargain28
Original Poster
4 years ago

Johnny recycling at its best love love the rescue part !!

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Bargain28 here's the video for it. Hope it helps. I'll post a pic of my plants when I've worked out how to post in comments lol

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Johnny ah I use the little sandwich bags or clingfilm... but rescuing shower caps sounds like a good cause! 😀

Ofcourse youve paid for it so why not take it like sewing kit, toiletries etc...😂😂😂

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock3 years ago

Johnny shower caps are great for covering the bowl when dough is proving if you make bread.

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Johnny
Johnny3 years ago

Grannyclock that's a great idea!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc4 years ago

From past orders I keep the shipping jiffybags, packs, boxes and bubblewrap so no need to buy any of it.

The tape's running out though.

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Bargain28
Bargain28
Original Poster
4 years ago

im gonna start doing this Rockman !!

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Yes I do this for my customer orders.. saves so much money! Cardboard boxes do cost a lot! Just need some personalised tape now! 😀

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Bargain28
Bargain28
Original Poster
4 years ago

i made my kids pirates outfits out of old clothes there was no sewing i just cut a waistcoat out of a old plain t shirt they wore a stripy one underneath and cut old school trousers at the bottom so they looked like ragged shorts sword was made from a cereal box covered in tin foil and patch was cereal box coloured black whole either sid threaded with string and lastly a bandana from another plain t s shirt they looked great

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nemosays
nemosays
LD Team
4 years ago

Wow! That's fab! 😀

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh4 years ago

I recently wallpapered a couple of walls in my house and used the leftover wallpaper that I had from the project to cover some old cardboard boxes to make storage boxes that matched the wallpaper in the room.

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Bargain28
Bargain28
Original Poster
4 years ago

thats a fab idea cocolgooh am deffo gonna try this

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