Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:44
Having read most of the forum posts. I have whiled away the time. Look, Mike is not in any way being critical. It appears to me that the majority of our forum members are of the, 'gentler sex'... hows that for a bit of grovelling? But NO. The ladies do seem to be taking the lead in the gardening hobby. Why not? Well done, girls. Now then. Mike has noticed over the past couple of years. The market has tended to create a new line of thought to gardeners. For instance. At one time. Growing spuds in a bag. Don't talk rubbish. But now. People living in high rise flats with a tiny balcony. They ca do this. Perhaps the final harvest might be small, but. To the individual, it has been a bit of fun and look. New tatties for lunch. So todays adventures go on. What I have noticed not only on the forum but also the garden centers. More and more veg plants are being marketed in pots and trays. Truly the commercial world has jumped in head first. I remember with loving feelings. My dad and I, on the plot. Sowing runner beans, cabbages etc direct into the soil. Then in time as each grew, we would transplant. In those days. There were no garden centers. No pots trays of beans, peas or what have you. Yet believe me friends. Our family never went without. We had spuds throughout the year plus all that we needed. So. I suppose it still remains. Do I sow direct or do I ponce around with pre seeded plants.