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Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:49

Claire when I smoked it was 40 a day. At 9euro for 20 that is 126 euro a week.

Don't think I ever spent that much in a year on my veg garden.

Tattie planting

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:50

That was how my late dad sowed the spuds at home in his garden. Old ways are nearly always best.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:41

We had a horticulrure class at work,(great of the public service), and the first question the instructor asked was " Is it financially worth growing your own veg"?

My answer was not while you can buy a bag of carrots for 15 cent in Aldi. If you were to add up all we spend on our plots none of us would bother.

Veg growing has to be more than pounds shillings and pence.

Tattie planting

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:21

I form ridges and furrows. Plant the seeds in the furrows and cover seed with every secon ridge. Every other is used to earth up when sprouts are 6 to 8 inches tall.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:50

hi Hester I'm about 1 hour down the M7 from the red cow. know how you feel about not being able to burn things. Nothing like a good bonfire to clear out garden rubbish.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 16:25

Edd. We have had a lot of rain and wind this jan/Feb more than I can remember since i was a kid. Snow on and off all day to-day. Got fed up looking out at it so i sowed seeds in the unheated propagators I got in Lidl. Onions Leeks Cabbage and Brocolli. Now dont feel so bad about weather.

Last year we went from Winter in May to Summer in June, no sign of that Spring guy.


Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:26

That just about covers all in this looney bin. No we're not weirdos just gardeners, there is a difference i think.

Spring is getting closer.

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 13:04

No sign of Spring here today. Snooooow

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:01

Tom, Premier look to have a great range, might buy from them next winter. Have about all i need for now except Kelvedon Wonder pea which I usually buy in the 2 Euro shop in town. that's pound shop to the rest of you. Bought Helenor swedes today in Tesco for 2.80 euro. not cheap but OH says they were the nicest we have grown. They are fron Johnson seeds.

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:56

Don't have a greenhouse so no sowing here till spuds in mid March. Everywhere is flooded anyway so no hope of doing anything except forcing a bit of rhubarb.

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