kanga wrote:I suppose we should be glad that UK 'preppers' are more likely to be planting seeds than buying guns ..
"you get more done with a carrot and a big stick, that you do with just a big stick alone...." Mrs OCB has never been into gardening/growing etc - but she has fallen hard into the "anti-plastic" and "make your own xyz" things. Result is my kitchen is resembling more and more that of my grandparents - which I actually quite like! Out with the digital (plastic) scales, in with old style metal and spring version. Tupperware gone, now it's only pyrex with wooden tops. She makes her own soap (for fun - she loves it!). Surface cleaner is vinegar/essential oils etc. Washing liquid in a plastic bottle is gone, it's now a huge bar of dishwash soap etc. All very middle class virtue signaling etc
I'd be lying if I said that when I bought our house, I did think about "bad times". It crossed my mind that the large back garden would have it's uses in the event we had to go down the "grow your own" route. Alas, it's a "cursed" garden - next to nothing is a success - but worst case, chickens and bunnies would be fine
Pure coincidence that I started off seedlings this weekend - more down to not having to play Dad Taxi all weekend than anything else!