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ANY KEEN EX.PAT GARDENERS IN BG??

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ANY KEEN EX.PAT GARDENERS IN BG??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:01 pm

I would like to hear from any keen gardeners - especially those
thinking of growing their own vegetables..etc .i have a few questions
i would like to ask them? and also it would be nice to hear what
successes/or failures they are having with vegetables.

 

joan
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Re: ANY KEEN EX.PAT GARDENERS IN BG??

Post Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:32 pm

Hi Joan. The answer is no however i do know how to make cow pie after mrs bob told me but i think there is a law suit pending from the Beano at the moment so mums the word Laughing Laughing Laughing

Respect Due

The Philski

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:02 pm

Hi Joan

I have not done veg growing since school, I did rural studies, now trying to remember if I actually listened in school.
I have not done veggies this year, but I know a couple who have. They have grown onions, corn, melon, tomatoes (including cherry which their BG helper has said are 'no good' as tomatoes have to be like footballs, although many BG's have loved them), potatoes, swede, plus a few more which I can't remember. I will find out which did well as they are not members of this forum.
They have teaching me how to collect and look out for flower seeds, so that is my new mission at the mo, going round my garden searching out seed the size of pin heads! I'm doing quite well and we both have seeds to swap. Their son and daughter in law are hoping to open a garden centre in our area next year which will be great.
Which area are you in?

Charlie

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:46 pm

We have had moderate sucess growing veggies. but we brought a lot of seeds over from England, so we are growing swede, parsnips, carrots. corn , potatoes. garlic, onions Tomatoes and peppers. We have never grown anything before but it seems to grow pretty well out here. the climate is good too. We dont have massive crops but it is good to get some veg off your land and eat it.
Pots. onions and garlic are really easy to grow. just let the pots and onions start to sprout and the just stick them in the ground. The garlic is really great, just take a couple of cloves of garlic and split them all up into their segments, and then just stick them inthe ground. Same with the corn just sow the niblets but they do need to dry out.
The best time to start the grow is late April to mid May. Then Sit back and watch your Garden grow. !!

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:47 pm

Hi Joan

We are moving over in January, and Bob and I are very keen gardeners, Bob keeps watch with his trusty gun (slugs and snails know, no mercy) while I double dig and prepare the ground, plant out, dead head well I think you get my drift. Anyway anything that you can grow in England you can grow out there. I shall be coming over with arms full of my favourite gardening books so I can reference them on any subject of concerns that you may have. Perhaps we can start our own gardening slot. But in the meanwhile its time to plant out your cauliflowers for next year. Talk to you soon

Bunny Razz

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:11 pm

Really Bunny plant out our cauli's for next year 'that soon' thanks for the tip.

 

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:38 pm

Sorry Bunny. Did Someone say PIE. Question Question Question

The Philski

 

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