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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    Hi SP, What pray tell is a mussel float?

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    Here you go Rob everything you ever needed to know about mussel floats
    Mussel Floats
    You regularly find them washed up on the beach. Especially after a storm.

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    I like those ^^^ They look like woodlice
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    MY head is at it again,as if i not got enough to do,knock up some supports for barrels in half as for raised beds,for the strawbs to dangle over,away from the slugs,plonk a few short canes in and chook a net over to keep birdies off.
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    They're barrels that float, with a rope between themselves, then ropes in the water for mussels to attach themselves to
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    How about using them for brewing? If you're planning on cutting one down and you don't have a use for the bottom half you could cut a couple of holes a couple of inches up from the bottom and put kettle elements through then you can use as a boiler for doing all grain brewing. PS, you'll also need some copper pipe, a large cool box, some microbore copper, a large bucket with lid to actually Brew in, erm to be honest it's a bit of work.
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    use the one with a lid for storing stuff that mice will ruin (nets ,sacks,seeds, flece, all dry stuff then ) or use has a drowning barrel for weeds the lid will keep the stink In .atb Dal.
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    Some great ideas, thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derbydal View Post
    use the one with a lid for storing stuff that mice will ruin (nets ,sacks,seeds, flece, all dry stuff then ) or use has a drowning barrel for weeds the lid will keep the stink In .atb Dal.
    I also use this type of barrel to soak hard to compost weeds like bind weed, couch grass and horse tails. Works a treat, leave it in there all summer and compost it through the winter, works great.
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