Wednesday, January 11, 2006

How Sad Am I?

Spent Monday night making pots out of old newspapers. How sad am I? Then realised I only had enough compost left to fill one of them, so they're sitting in the kitchen as a testament to my pitiful social life. Sent off heritage seeds order and accidentally ordered more stuff from Seeds of Italy although luckily read through order first as many of their packets can contain up to 10,000 seeds which is a bit over the top even by my "must order thousands of seeds that I will never plant" standards. So east Cambridge is looking good in case of famine as well. Yay!

Also found elderly seed sprouter belonging to mother with instructions in German, so if the worst comes to the worst I can eat the damned things in a very Teutonic and efficent manner.


Blogger Munky said...

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5:02 am  
Blogger Munky said...

I tried the pot thing, I get stuck at step 6, fold the corner where and how?
Love the blog, made me chuckle. Just got a plot so will be expecting to make the same mistakes myself.
Take care

5:07 am  
Blogger Bupster said...

You have to sort of open the corner up and fold it down into a triangle. I recommend doing the first few with the instructions in front of you, wearing gloves, and not being afraid to say 'sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm going to the pub'.

1:24 pm  
Blogger Amanda said...

Crikey - making your own pots is serious stuff - not sure I'm ready for that - family would shake their heads for sure ;) I'm very impressed by the seed ordering - I just daren't order too many until I key those keys!

11:37 am  
Blogger Amanda said...

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11:38 am  
Blogger Bupster said...

Amanda, I have thousands. I have so many seeds that I may shortly have to expand storage from one salad drawer in the fridge to renting another fridge. At some point I have to plant them. I have fear. When you've got your sticky hands on your plot, email me or PM me at A4A and I'll send over spares to get you started while you spend £zillions in the seed catalogues :)

1:46 pm  
Blogger Mad said...

Thanks for the newspaper pot link... now I've got something to do when it's too wet to be digging! :-)

3:16 pm  
Blogger half-witted yank said...

I too am hopelessly lost at step 6 but I blamed it on the mysterious 3-dimensional qualities of Japanese newsprint. Has anyone accomplished this with an American newspaper? Perhaps if someone could create and mail to me an instructional videotape.....

5:01 pm  

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