Latitude33, that is my pet peeve too! At the CG stuff will rot on the vine all the time. Or produce will be tossed in the compost because of slight blemishes. I have been known to take melons out of the compost and have them for breakfast. I just can not stand the waste. I was so happy to see one of the gardeners has been growing and harvesting her broccoli all winter. Good for her! Usually, they put something in the ground and forget about it. Right now there is a cabbage that is driving me crazy because no one will harvest it.
Post by centralilrookie on Feb 28, 2021 14:57:29 GMT -5
My pet peeve isn’t near as enduring as some folks have mentioned but cling wrap drives me crazy! No matter how careful I try to tear off a piece long before I’m ready to use it I have a stuck together mess. Mom and sweetheart can pull a piece off and cover a bowl with no problem at all. Not me.....
I do not buy that without that slide cutter any more, it is so easy to use! I get a 300 sq ft roll from Walmart - their brand - with that cutter, really cheap, plus the wrap is fairly strong, and not too clingy, like some brands, but clingy enough to hold tight to lids.
centralilrookie, it kinda helps to involve your upper body. You stretch the wrap across the container and kinda use your upper body to hold the wrap in place while you use the cutter to sever the desired amount from the roll.
Sometimes ya just gotta get physical. Might be a woman thing.
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This discussion made me smile as it reminded me of times I needed to use Saran Wrap over at The Man's house... I could always tell that he had 'used' it as the box was usually torn open somehow...(must be a guy thing binnylou) ... and I would just tape it back together...
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ecsoehng, Not at a community garden, but for a business I worked for, tomatoes, grapes, and melons rotting on the vines. One of my coworkers lived within walking distance and was told she was welcome to produce as she had a large family, but then she was chided for taking too much. So food that could have fed a family ruined because the owners were "too busy" to pick it.
Post by heirloomfan on Mar 3, 2021 13:00:33 GMT -5
Emmsmommy, I have seen that as well. Some people plant too much and are willing to share but often a lot will go to waste because they won't take the time and effort to harvest - or they say come and take what you need and then don't want them to take "too much".
One person in our former neighborhood had a farm and she had two or three small raised beds by the street that she wasn't using, so offered those beds to a local grade school a few blocks away, telling them that a couple of families could come and plant in them and use them to grow their own produce. She said not one person came to do that and she was disappointed but possibly it was because the school failed to pass along the offer.
On the social media posts that you mentioned where it can say "I bet no one will share this" regarding a disabled person, unfortunately it can be a way to get people to respond to get the post to get information for spam. I could be wrong, but was told not to respond to them because they used something sensitive like this to get people to respond as a way to gain their information.
heirloomfan, I remember one year my great grandmother had a bumper crop of beans and offered them to a poor family that shopped at my great grandfathers store. They were excited to get them until they found out they had to pick them and said they’d be back the next day. Two days later she gave them to another neighbor. When my first husband and I were married we had a bumper crop of hot peppers and unknowingly we both offered the excess to two different people. My sister-in-law showed up and I explained that I’d given them away too and to be fair she could have half of the peppers. I went on with my work while she picked and never thought anything of it. Later that evening one of my relatives came for the other half and I was shocked to see that my sister-in-law had taken every pepper longer than 1” from every plant. Another time she insisted on divisions of some of my flowers and I carefully dug them and packed them in a box for her to take home. About a month later I asked how they were doing and she said they’d died because she never had enough time to plant them.
I’ve pretty much refrained from social media since the day I posted that but I’m absolutely shocked at times by people sharing posts offering free gift cards and the like. They just smell of a scam. As for the disabled, maybe I’m a bit too sensitive but I’ve been dealing with the “oh that poor child” thing since my daughter was born. My daughter had a few setbacks when she was younger but now she’s a happy healthy kid with a learning disability. She’s not neglected, abused or in pain and although we are far from wealthy, her needs are met.