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Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 18:48

Have consulted OH who will be creating this space, and have been informed that "Of course we will be growing runner beans"- so thanks gardengirl and artjak  for the info. Very useful. I have been informed that we will also be growing some tatties.

Dove- I've not heard of French beans before, they look do look nice and tasty.The plot is one of the sunniest places in the garden (if the sun shone).

Bjay(?)Tinkle- that's why I've been thinking about sugar snaps, I love them but there is no way I'm going to pay £1.50-£2 for just one fork full of them Square foot gardening is something I will be looking into.

artjak- I've never eaten a globe artichoke and would struggle probably to name one if I saw it but it's size as you describe it would rule it out,now if that was Cosmos Purity plant.......

unfortuneltly I do not like fresh tomatoes at all. There was a point in my life that I couldn't even bear them to be on my plate. Real shame as I think they are really easy to grow if there was some sun.

 I've only had a garden for 2 years and have only grown flowers, feels like I'm embarking on a whole new world

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 17:46

Thanks to all for chilli tips and warnings, I will definatley use gloves to prevent any accidential burning. Dove the receipe looks very good, will get used to using real chillis before I embark on using red wine as well.

 

Completely new to veg growing

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 16:45

Hi all,

Didn't think it would happen..... but will be having a go at veggies next year.

The plot will be 10ft(L) and 6ft(W) in a really sunny spot. I want to grow something easy and generally low maintenance but most of all something that I can go out and get and then cook it

I love sugar snaps but i find they are a bit too much money to buy in the supermarkets. Onions, I use a lot of so think these would be good as well.

Are these easy vegs to start off with? Any advice about what seeds to get? There's so many different types/varieties

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 16:15

I have a cooking question for you all I cook a chilli on a Saturday and although the vast majority of it is from fresh ingrediants I usually use a tabasco sauce to liven it up.

I've bought some fresh chillis (red, medium) but don't really know how to use them. Do I chop them up and just bung in with everything else or add them to the mince, onions as I'm browning them off? And how many do I use?

Windchimes

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:48

Hi Dove, I have a few little chimes both in outside and in. The neighbours just have a blank huge lawn but fortunatley their noisey, yappy nippy terrier is kept indoors (not good for the dog) but good for me

I love my sleep so if it was keeping me awake it would really annoy me. Although I have the ablity to sleep through anything

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:31

Lovely Busy-Lizzie

Adverts

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:26

Sounds like a really annoying one. I do use Firefox but I also use a programme called Ad mucher.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:22

Its raining again, all this wet weather is starting to get to me, wouldn't mind spending an hour in the garden

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 15:20

Becks- I have been tempted to changing my provider to Sky but seems like the service isn't that great so might just stick with what I've got

Geoff- The Leopard,really enjoying it, tried an earlier Harry Hole book but couldn't get on with it

Dashed out and planted some white grape hyaciths, but now the skies have truly opened (again)

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 14:34

Hiya, had a real shock when I couldn't get on, glad that normal service has been resumed.

Been out to GC, came back with some half price and less spring bulbs, just need the rain to stop so I can get out and plant them. Though they might be a bit late couldn't leave there at the price

Afternoon planned with fire on and reading a Jo Nesbo book

 

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