🧡🎙🧡 NEWS – Making Something Out of Nothing!
Couldn’t get the newsletter out on Monday last week, hence you’ve got a bit of a double dose of Prickly Hedge this week. We mail out on Monday’s only, so look out for us to keep up with what’s happening.
After many long months of shielding from covid, we are making a more concerted effort to connect with our friends and family over Zoom, WhatsApp etc. I think Christmas was a turning point of ‘how much longer is this going to go on’. So we had a great night chatting to our eldest last night and playing cards. Won’t say which ones, but had a great laugh with them. I’m beginning to sense a renewed sense of vigour for 2021, hope you are too.
The New Year is all about renewable and in that vein, there are lots of ways to help reduce our food waste from using leftovers to make tasty meals, using our freezers more and making compost. But before you throw everything in the compost, take a look at this video that shows you how to turn your waste into something new and sustainable. Really clear, informative video.
Here is a simple way to grow beans in a jar with kitchen paper towels. This is a fairly quick process, results are usually noticeable only a few days later. Simply rinse out a clean jam jar, leaving it wet, put folded and scrunched up kitchen towel inside and put a broad bean seed between the kitchen roll and the glass. Add a spoonful of water to the seed every day. Don’t let it get waterlogged, just moist. It should start to sprout quickly on a bright windowsill. Once it’s got a good root system, you can transfer it out to a small pot or open ground. You will need to support them with stakes but they are fun to grow. You can plant them anytime from January onwards.
Sadly, now we, the UK, have left the EU, it looks like our Government are endorsing the use of pesticides that kill bees again. We need to fight that decision and help our bees as much as we can. Check out the following article from The Independent.Bee-killing pesticide to be re-introduced now we’ve left the EU