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Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 17:19

Go for runner beans you get loads for your money and much better taste than shops polestar great variety, but ones with white flowers the bees go to first eaiser for them to see the flowers I gess.

Try getting your seeds from somewhere like a potato festival if one near where you are or seed swap where they are not too much money. I went to a potato festival and they do half pint cups of seeds that you put in a plastic bag for just £2 a scoop which is quite a lot of seeds.

Cucumbers are nice if you like them to grow and potatoes you can even grow them in bags as well as the ground, sweetcorn takes a while to grow but taste good.

Pick veg you like to eat though if not wasted or sell to others

Seed swap

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 20:16

Hello nutcutlet

Nice that you got another hebe good evergreen plants - looked that one up and looks nice long flowers, many different ones to choose from

Any one got any more seeds they want to swap or start swapping?

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:42

I like Ageratum fluffy plant looks pretty low growing, I like blue cornflower and small blue sweet peas.

Blue and yellow flowers do look nice together

Do you grow lots of blue flowers?

Seed swap

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:32

I have never grown hebes from seed only from cutting of plants in my garden or brought them from garden centres.

Cuttings are easy to do and I like growing them that way

Do you like hebes?

Seed swap

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 13:28

I dont start seed yet they would get to leggy indoors for me I wait a bit. On the Grow Your Own dvd they start tomatoes off on Boxing day on the tv to get the heat.

Link below great dvd to watch

Gardengirl.. wrote (see)
paulkearney wrote (see)
Garden girl I've got lavender and mint !

Hello paul I like the sound of lavender, are you interested in one of my hebe plants?

Could do a swap if you want?

Photos off Google images of the Hebes I am offering so you can see what the plants look like.

Hebe charming white

Hebe Lisa pink, both evergreen and the bees like them

Hello Paul just wondering if you still want to swap? 

Seed swap

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 22:42
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see

French Marigold;Cowslip;GardeningGiant singleSunflower;Sunflower-Brown Eyed Girl;Sunflower-The Bee's Knees; Nicotiana-Fragrant cloud; Nicotinia- Alata; Brachycome Daisy; Sanvitalia-orange sprite; Candtuft-dwarf fairyland mixed; Amaranthus-fat spike;Corn Cockle;Foxglove-apricot; Lychnis-chalcedonica;Schizanthus-angel wings mixed;Morning Glory-star of yelta; Ammi-graceland;MinaLobata- Spanish flag; Cosmos-purity;Calendula-pacific beauty mixed; Clarkia-salmon rose;Clarkia-elegans double delight;Aster-spider chrysanthemum mixed;

What a lot of seeds - took quite a while to look what they all were.  I do know what some of them are and have tried them myself.  I bought ammi Graceland after seeing it on Gardener's World programme.  It looks good,

I would like the Cosmos purity seeds to swap with you.  I will message you with my address.

Hello Bjay,  I would like to swap the white campion seeds for the sweet pea Spencer special mix  if possible.  I will message you my address if you give me yours.

Hello Cottage Garden Fairy,

I sow aquilegia seeds in March/April time, in small pots in my plastic greenhouse and plant when large enough, they then flower the following year. 

Seed swap

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 13:46

I have purple flower honesty seeds, I would swap with you - I like flower seeds to swap with 

Seed swap

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 12:15

Hello nutcutlet

I was wanting the seed swap to go on a bit longer too

Seed swap

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 12:06

Hello fraserh31

Seeds swap is still going on. you just see if any seeds you like to have and list any you want to swap with others, if then when sorted out what seeds to swap you private message you name and address to sort out posting the seeds.

I will still seed swap - I have pony tail grass, foxgloves pink, Aquilegia pink/ purple and purple honesty seeds

Seed swap

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 17:33

Hello joyce

I have seeds that sometimes are out of date - but as long as they are keept dry they should be ok.

I keep mine in old candy floss pots ( plastic sealed pots)

Where do you seed swap?

Have you got any seeds you want to swap?


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