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Friday, 17 July 2020

At last I got one

Since this whole Covid19 situation I have been shopping less often and mainly of an evening. But today I was having my haircut just after lunch so  decided I would go mid morning. I was mainly shopping for a couple of Brexit box fillers from Lidl's weekend offers which now include Friday. I've probably got enough cleaning products, toiletries and loo roll for the next 9-12 months. 

I drove into an almost empty car park which was encouraging  knowing the store wasn't  packed.  No queuing, straight in, picked up the loo roll and dustbin bags positioned right at the front of the store. After getting what  I wanted I started towards the checkout but something caught my eye. There were 3, yes 3, £1.50 'waste not' boxes on the end of the vegetable section. I couldn't see what was in them as they were heavily wrapped with cling film but they weighed a fair bit and I'd read lots of good reviews about them. 

So  at long last I took a punt and got one, I wasn't disappointed. 


4 boxes of strawberries (2 deluxe range, 2 British) in great condition, 1 tray asparagus, 2 bags radishes, 1 pack of 2 sweetcorn, 4 loose apples, 5 loose potatoes, 1 x 4 pack baking potatoes. Everything that displayed a date said 17th July, there was nothing bruised or bad.  I haven't a clue about value but a guesstimate would be £10. 

I'm not a radish lover but my 'can't waste it nature' made me look up potential recipes. Garlic butter roasted radishes, heavily seasoned and absolutely lovely. 

With prices continuing to rise getting some bargains is a real winner.  I've had a few  good yellow sticker shops recently and lots of things have gone in the freezer. 

The garden will soon be subsidising the grocery shopping more and more. The runner beans are beginning to form were the flowers have been. I've had loads of lettuce but sadly the next sowing hasn't taken. I've had 3 harvests of beetroot and have another 30 to go in were I've harvested. The potatoes were a little disappointing but they were only ones that had chitted in the cupboard. The  dwarf green beans have been great and I've just put more in. The courgettes are coming thick and fast now. 
I've discovered courgette baked fritters that are really tasty, relatively easy to make  and a great accompaniment to most meals. The cucumbers are a bit small but edible and there are more on the way. I might get some tomatoes eventually, I've never known a year like it, very disappointing considering the good weather we've had. 

I've got 3 kale and  3 cabbage to go in once I get some butterfly protection. I'm trying to work out what else I can add to harvest autumn time. Perhaps more lettuce, carrots and kale. With the garden being upside down it's been a bit difficult planning and preparing where things should go. But my policy is, anything that grows  is better than nothing . 

How does your garden grow? Bye for now. Tx

36 comments:

  1. What a great idea the waste not boxes are. How can you go wrong with that? Interesting about the roasted radishes. I'll definitely have to try that.

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    1. I'd read that lots of supermarkets in the UK had started putting these sort of boxes together. But I've never managed to get one.

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  2. That was a bargain Tania, £1.50 well spent, If I find radishes reduced I always roast them, the last few times I went to the small Lidl here it has been very quiet. xx

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    1. I noticed a lot of the shops are quieter now. May be people are shopping at different times now.

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  3. Love the waste not boxes idea. Wish our stores would do something similar.

    God bless.

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    1. I think a lot of stores came under fire for their waste, so this is a great idea.

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  4. Wow, what a bargain. I shall definitely be looking for those boxes when I go to Lidl. I was late with my tomatoes this year but fruit is just starting to appear now, I think it will be a while before I have any that are ripe, and I haven't harvested any potatoes yet but I intend to empty a container this week.

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    1. I've thinned out the tomatoes in the hope that more flowers form. I have two more small tubs of spuds to empty.

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  5. The boxes are a great idea and you got plenty for your money. I harvested some beetroot from the garden this week, it is delicious. X

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    1. I love beetroot and always plant loads.i boil or toast it and add a little balsamic vinegar.

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  6. Crikey, that was a good haul. Can't believe you only paid £1.50 for all that. I'd have been happy to just get the strawberries and asparagus. xx

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    1. I know. The boxes are few and far between but well worth it. I believe morrisons do something similar.

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  7. Those waste not boxes are great! I wish they did them here but apparently not!

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    1. At least the shop is getting something out of it.

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  8. In our Lidl, the £1.50 boxes are thin on the ground but most of the ones I have found contain things that we don't want, so I have rarely bought one. Glad tours was such a bargain : )

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    1. Like you I've never seen one before. I suppose it is a bit of a lucky dip as I couldn't see inside.

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  9. Brilliant getting one of those bargain boxes, they seem to be snapped up first thing when the shop opens. You got a good £1.50s worth there :-)

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    1. Because I shop late I've never seen one and I certainly didn't expect knew at 10:30. But I'm very happy with what I got.

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  10. if your lucky little lidl in town has veg boxes , they dont bundle theres up so i always throw any aubergines into another box ...ive tried but nothing can make me eat the horrible things

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    1. This is the first time I've seen them but I do tend to shop late in the day. There is another Lidl in the town which I don't go to.

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  11. Have never seen the lidl boxes; maybe my store doesn't have so much waste? You hit the jackpot -strawbs are my fave! I'm about to plant carrots for autumn, and i'm going to poss try a 2nd lot of potatoes from a couple of ageing potatoes in the cupboard, for winter. Gillian

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    1. I've just found some all year round cauliflower seeds so I'll be sowing some of them. They are my favourite veg, so fingers crossed they take.

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  12. Have a look on you tube at Byther Farm. Liz has a video on things to sow in July.

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  13. I’ve only ever seen those boxes very early in the morning when I’m in the Lidl near my office, so I’d have to take it into work and then carry it home on the London Underground- I have considered it I admit, but never actually done it!

    You got a great bargain with yours, the strawberries alone would probably cost around £6.

    You certainly can’t beat home grown though, good luck with the runners 😊

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    1. Thanks JoAnna, I'd heard a great deal about them on the local FB page. I agree home grown is best. Do you grow your own?

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  14. Not Yet, but I'm planning to start, My mum has had an allotment for about 30 years so I've been spoilt with her home grown produce :) I live in the same county as you so wanted to say 'Hello' Neighbour - well kind off, only about 50 miles apart, I love your photos and descriptions of Jaywick as I spent many a very happy and sunny week there on a caravan holiday when I was growing up.

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    1. Hello neighbour. I live about 3.5 miles from Jaywick, I love the quirky nature of the place. It has great beaches too, hence being known as Jaywick sands. Lucky you getting the home grown produce from your mum. I would like to do an allotment share but they are so scare now. So I do what I can in my garden. Every little helps. Tx

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  17. I've not heard of these Waste Not Boxes but they sound amazing!! What a bargain!
    From the garden I've had a whole massive Cauliflower and cabbage leaves, Chard, 2 Cucumbers, 2 courgettes, 200 strawberries, 60 Blueberries, lettuce, peas. The beans have started now, picked a box yesterday, they were nice. Hopefully going to get more. I've just sprouted some more pea seeds so hoping for more. The Squashes keep dropping off which is annoying.

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