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6/4/19 9:55 P

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Avocados planted from seed take around 7 years to fruit. Once I read in some blog that this blogger had avocado plants for a long time but did not mention about fruit

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6/4/19 3:31 P

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Of course, I planted an avocado seed. It's a nice patio plant now. When it gets bigger I want to try it in the ground. Avocado trees apparently need a companion avocado plant to produce.

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6/3/19 8:36 P

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I have the ginger in a container. Tried planting garlic & onion roots & though I did get some shoots they died but then that's compost.

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6/3/19 6:26 P

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NASFKAB, Iím in the mountains, so ginger is quite difficult. We had snow May 20th. Likely it was the last gasp, but come October, frost and light snow.


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6/3/19 1:04 P

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I planted a couple of ginger knobs & have plants its in an old sink but as there are too many other plants in it bit overcrowded. But lets see what happens.

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6/3/19 12:07 P

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Iím rooting cilantro!
I love how the roots taste, so some are for consumption and the others to plant.

Iíve regrown celery, spring onions, and lemongrass. I have not yet succeeded with ginger.
Long ago, I grew a pineapple from the crown. It did produce one small pineapple, but it was mainly a great houseplant.

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6/3/19 11:28 A

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I've planted the bottom of celery bunch, & it grew, but not enough to eat, but did use leaves as a celery flavor.

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6/3/19 8:26 A

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Very inspiring ideas. One of my ideas is to plant of stalks of some greens so I get more.

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6/2/19 7:14 P

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I am impressed with you ladies. Keep going, you inspire me.

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6/2/19 4:19 P

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I've figured out an easy way to hang a clothesline on my back roofless porch so I can easily get to it, and have it low enough to easily reach. Hello Amazon, send a rope.

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6/2/19 12:13 P

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Great tip thank you

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6/2/19 12:11 P

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Forestpal,
I have an indoor rack. Iíd like an outdoor line, but I rent rooms rather than have my own house, so thatís variable.

Long ago, I learned that hanging the napkins folded in half lengthwise before hanging over a bar of the rack made them look ironed. So not one fold, but two.


This opens up, how many napkins does one need?
I have a pair that I use all week solo, then a pile of good ones for guests.

House guests are introduced to my system of a unique ring that is theirs, a napkin that is theirs, and if they think the napkin is dirty, they can place it in my mini laundry hamper, and grab a new one.
They have their own comfort with perceived cleanliness. I want them happy.
Frequent guests pick a ring at the first opportunity. They have faves. Itís great.

Extra guests, use yarn scraps.


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6/1/19 9:03 P

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Good for your ideas

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6/1/19 6:29 P

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I've amassed lots of napkins over the years, I use them, and use the same one for several days. I try to have my guests re-use theirs too, for the day or the length of their visit. I would love to hang laundry outside, but have never gotten around to putting up a clothes line. I may think about it again now that you mentioned it.

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I hate to shop. Paying real prices is part of the reason. I agree that I reuse instead of replacing items as often as my imagination and frugal learning/skills allow. Whoever she is may think she is saving something, either time, money, or energy. To each their own.

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6/1/19 11:38 A

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Quite agree with you cant fathom why using paper towels is frugal its bad for the environment too.

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6/1/19 11:31 A

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I pooped onto a frugal mom site, and she had a list of frugal things she didnít do.
This woman blogs about $200/mo groceries for four, paying off the mortgage early, couponing, and typical things like that.

But her I donít list brought up some anger.
She does not use cloth diapers, cloth serviettes/table napkins, or cleaning rags.
Her logic is entirely about ease and her ability to drop the cost.

Disclosure, I was cloth diapers all the way. I use cotton or linen (yay estate sales) table napkins, and although I fight with my roomie who uses his old underwear as rags, I use old towels and stained napkins as cleaning rags.
And I clean the kitchen because...shudder...Old underwear.

Yes, I think about laundering: water, soap/detergent, drying.
My answers are cold water, low soap, and rack drying about 60 percent of the time. Heat if a job might deal with something communicable.
Yes, cloth napkins have an upfront investment.

Iím having a hard time seeing how buying over and over is frugal.

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