I'm sure it's just me, but I find venison so gamey, I can't hardly eat it.
That's my queue to put on my "safety nag" hat. Please don't build anything that is sealed (like a refrigerator) that uses a lock mechanism that only operates from the outside! Children have died climbing into a decommissioned front-load washer, somehow managing to get the door closed and then suffocating. I don't know if a closed dryer has sufficiently restricted air flow to cause the same thing to be a risk. If you need a closing mechanism, either ensure there's good air flow, or replace it with a magnet like they do with modern fridges. This, of course, is why if you're saving a bunch of old equipment up until you've got critical mass, make sure it's stored safely. The excuse "the kid was trespassing" doesn't make the kid any less dead or the family any less devastated, so please put safety first.
I just came across this vid '40 creative ways to recycle washing machine drums';
Yes, but I was given a free washer top - beggars can't be choosers!
Jay Angler wrote:
1. Using the top of a top loader washer as a chicken pop-door between different paddocks. We'd have to add some sort of a latch, but that shouldn't be too hard.
Pearl Sutton wrote:
Dryers already have a latch on them. I'd use a dryer front face for that.
I don't consider myself an expert, but 1) cabbage family like less acidity than some plants, so I'd try toilet tubes or coir pots over peat pots, and 2) they're a cool weather plant, so I'd try to get the 75F down to 65-70F if you can. Maybe some of our more expert growies will add their thoughts! (Actually, if peat pots are all you can access, dried and finely crushed egg shells on top and watered in might help with the acid level. In my climate, traditional wisdom was to add lime to the soil, but there are pros and cons to that one as there are with every choice we make.)
John F Dean wrote:I am using peat pots with starting soil. The are in an indoor tent with temps at 75f. Yeah, I know. I should have bought a BMW to grow them in.