michael Blades

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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 12:43

Thank you Scroggin, Dovefromabove and Artjak.

I am going to the shops tomorrow to pick up some seeds and a few bits to get us started. A couple of local garden centres have kindly offered to donate some soil, equipment and wood to get the beds raised higher so our wheelchair patients can join in.

I hope to be discharged in a couple of weeks, so need to crack on. Thanks again for kind words, advice and support. 

Very much appreciated by us all here.


Veg planting.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:22

I have just dug 5 small veg plots 1.8m x 3.5m

I am a hospital patient and am trying to get theses beds to help with mine and other patients recovery. A small amount of exercise and fresh air will benefit us all, i hope! 

As none of us are gardeners, can anyone offer us some advice on whats best to plant now and how this should be done.

I am told the soil is excellent for veg, i have dug it over 3 times and fed it. We are looking for salads, carrots, potatoes  all veg and herbs we can use in our cooking classes and can be given to patients as part of there recovery bag when we leave hospital.

Any advice will be gratefully received. 


Ps Do all seeds have to be started in doors or can i sow straight into the ground? Thank you

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:20

I have just dug over 5 small raise beds that we have here at the hospital. Each 1.75m x 3.5m.

They have been fed with chicken pellets, dug over 3 times and currently no weeds.

I am wanting to plant vegetables for all year round picking, salads, carrots, cabbages etc and am looking for advice and what to do. This is run by and for the patients here to help with our recovery from from mental health issues and i do believe this will help greatly. All produce will be used in cooking classes or given to patients when they leave as part of a care package so they do not have to worry about getting out for food straight after getting home.

Any advice and simplest and best growing methods would be great.



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Veg planting.

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