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Handy Hints - Post them here
« on: September 21, 2010, 11:57:43 AM »
How to Re-Use Plastic Tops and Bottles

The guy who first thought of the idea must be given an award for originality !!!
Wow, what a fantastic idea!
Do not have to grapple with rubber bands that are tied too tightly.
 
How to seal a bag and make it air-tight!



Cut up a disposable water bottle and keep the neck and top,
as in photo.



Insert the plastic bag through the neck and screw the top - to seal.



The bottle is made to be air-tight, so that water will not leak,
the secret lies with the top and screw!

The other end of the bottle makes a good mini glasshouse for your seedlings or cuttings, it stops them from drying out and stops vermin eating them.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 14:11:17 PM »
Way to go, Abby - that's a good green hint.

We need some more of these.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 17:21:15 PM »
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So simple, yet so clever... and clothes pegs back to the washing line!  :)

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 17:21:15 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 20:44:31 PM »
Brilliant and new to me, thanks Abby.
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Ernst &  Kobie

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 14:44:16 PM »
:clap:

So simple, yet so clever... and clothes pegs back to the washing line!  :)

Clothes Pegs - they are a great idea Cecile  :good:
You always have them on hand but with bottle caps you never know  ???
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 11:07:46 AM »
I received this mail from a friend today - has anyone tried it yet?

Once I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling
water to see if the corn was ready.   I missed and my hand went
into the boiling water....
 
A friend of mine, who was a Vietnam vet, came into the house, just
as I was screaming, and asked me if I had some plain old flour...I
pulled out a bag and he stuck my hand in it.  He said to keep my hand
in the flour for 10 mins. which I did.  He said that in Vietnam, this guy
was on fire and in their panic, they threw a bag of flour all over him to
put the fire out...well, it not only put the fire out, but he never even had a blister!!!!
 
So, I put my hand in the bag of flour for 10 mins, and then pulled it out and had not even a red mark or a blister and absolutley NO
PAIN.
Now, I keep a bag of flour in the fridge and every time I burn myself,
I use the flour and never ONCE have I ever had a red spot, a burn or a blister!
Cold flour feels even better than room temperature flour.
 
Miracle, if you ask me.  Keep a bag of white flour in your fridge and you will be happy you did.
I even burnt my tongue and put the flour on it for about 10 mins, and the pain was gone and no burn.  Try it!
 
Don't run your burn area under Cold water first, just put it right into the flour for 10 mins and experience a miracle!
 
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 17:16:08 PM »
Keep all toilet roll inners cut in half and push in around all cutworm pro seedlings especially veg. The cardboard rots away to feed the worms   ;D

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 18:05:01 PM »
Dough,

A friend told me once that he plants his seed in old inners, folded at the bottom.
When they are plantable, he unfolds the bottom and plant the inner with the plant, similar effect.




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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2011, 10:57:14 AM »
 :woohoo: Rena

Have you had the opportunity to burn yourself yet ???

Dying to find out if it works  ;)

OK! Guys
Will be saving my toilet roll inners from now - both the seedling guard and potting container sound good.  :good:
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2011, 13:06:52 PM »
:woohoo: Rena

Have you had the opportunity to burn yourself yet ???


Abby - I've been trying hard to get burnt - but no luck yet... LOL

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 12:34:18 PM »
 :mmm: Rena
We are now into the third month after your posting and we still do not know whether the flour is effective on burns.
Are you sure you are cooking for your hubby  LOL
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 13:04:30 PM »
Are you sure you are cooking for your hubby  LOL

You caught me out........ I can't steal time from the garden for cooking :o :o :o
My excuse was that the oven wasn't working - but now it's working again.
The first time I used it again I burnt the food - that must be why he offers to braai so often....haha!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 02:16:32 AM »
Ahh!! Rena
I see you were not born in the last shower  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2011, 16:59:37 PM »
Strategy is the thing............... ;D
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 10:50:10 AM »
I think this topic is quite old now, but incase anyone is perusing the website at a later date I thought I would share.

My wife has diabetes and sometimes finds it quite hard. Although the most useful thing for a diabetic person is supportive family and friends, diet is also completely key and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. My life cut down on sugar and fatty foods once she was diagnosed with diabetes and lost 10 per cent of her body weight, she immediately became much better. Here is a website I found for anyone in a similar situation, I hope it is useful.
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