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BEVS Feb 26th 2017 10:21 pm

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I confess to becoming rather excited at seeing two small specimens in my veg garden.

Vitalstatistix Feb 26th 2017 10:32 pm

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12191425)
I confess to becoming rather excited at seeing two small specimens in my veg garden.

I harvested 3 large peppers from ours last night (red, yellow and green). I was a very proud Mummy :egyptian:

Charismatic Mar 13th 2017 4:44 am

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Carrots up 51%! You've done well if you planted them this year: Food Price Index: February 2017

LoCarb Mar 13th 2017 5:09 am

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Perhaps this is why veg is cheaper in the UK.......not for me thanks :(

https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...romanian-women

Bo-Jangles Mar 13th 2017 5:26 am

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Originally Posted by LoCarb (Post 12203235)
Perhaps this is why veg is cheaper in the UK.......not for me thanks :(

https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...romanian-women

Sadly stories like that are not confined to Europe if you look you'll find plenty of exploitation of migrant farm workers going on in NZ also.

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/...ead-study.html

LoCarb Mar 13th 2017 5:36 am

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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles (Post 12203239)
Sadly stories like that are not confined to Europe if you look you'll find plenty of exploitation of migrant farm workers going on in NZ also.

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/...ead-study.html


So what are we doing about it?

Keep voting for the same National/Labour Right-Wing neoliberal agenda :confused:

Charismatic Mar 13th 2017 9:30 am

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Originally Posted by LoCarb (Post 12203241)
So what are we doing about it?

Enjoying goods and services as a lower price than we would otherwise be?

Like sweat shops, analogues arguments that kept the slave trade going for so long:
- Doesn't happen here.
- Difficult to regulate and enforce rules.
- Ordinary people will suffer higher prices.
- Many people/companies that pay tax here benefit.

LoCarb Mar 13th 2017 7:12 pm

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Originally Posted by Charismatic (Post 12203302)
Enjoying goods and services as a lower price than we would otherwise be?


In other words, blood money.
I'd rather go without winter cucumbers thanks.:thumbdown:

MrsFychan Mar 14th 2017 5:54 am

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not cucumbers but :ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:

Bo-Jangles Mar 14th 2017 7:23 am

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Originally Posted by MrsFychan (Post 12204102)
not cucumbers but :ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:


To be fair they could put Brussels up to $27 a kilo and few people would complain. :lol:

Even if they dropped the price to 2c a Kilo and I sill wouldn't buy them

:sick:

bourbon-biscuit Mar 15th 2017 12:12 am

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I love them. Especially cold the next day dipped in Branston's pickle.

Hey, we don't appear to have a "yummy food/ nosh-on" sort of emoticon. What an oversight.

MrsFychan Mar 16th 2017 10:10 am

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Originally Posted by bourbon-biscuit (Post 12204859)
Hey, we don't appear to have a "yummy food/ nosh-on" sort of emoticon. What an oversight.

https://www.smileysapp.com/emojis/hungry-smiley.png

MrsFychan Mar 16th 2017 10:10 am

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MrF likes them hot with bacon and onions

LoCarb Mar 18th 2017 5:27 am

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Originally Posted by MrsFychan (Post 12205897)
MrF likes them hot with bacon and onions

Brussel Sprouts, one of the few winter veg available in the UK when I was a kid, along with "Winter Greens".
Don't suppose many remember those....

After Brexit, the new reality perhaps :lol:

barnsleymat Mar 30th 2017 6:55 pm

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Now back in the UK cucumber prices have become an obsession along with watching Airbus A380's fly over Yorkshire and inspecting tiles in pub toilets. It's always good to have hobbies you enjoy.

Today I have indulged in all three of my new found hobbies, we had a drive through to Leeds and after spotting a few A380's fly over before calling in for a few pints and having a good scout round the lavvys we had a walk through the beautiful Victorian Market. After dropping my phone in for a quick repair a voice came bouncing off the cast iron girders, it was like God was speaking directly to me. The voice said 'Cucumbers, 3 for 50p ,get your cucumbers' said the voice again. I had the find the voice, we searched the lanes of stalls, we marched past tools stalls, fish stalls, gadget sellers, working class cafes, bread shops, stalls selling cakes, bike parts, records and one even selling something called 'falafel' which I assume is some sort of Indian head scarf.

Then I heard the voice again, '2 boxes of strawberries for a pound'. It was the same voice but this time closer, we were close to discovering our treasure. As we rounded the next corner there it was, a 45 degree wall of majestically displayed fresh fruit and vegetables and sat right in the middle, cucumbers, 3 for ten bob (50p) as we say in Yorkshire.

What a day to be walking the earth.


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