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Easy veggies and fruit

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 00:20

Easy fruit...gooseberries, blackcurramts, red currants, dwarf apples and pears.  And rhubarb.

Veg......runner beans, onions, Beetroot, lettuce, spring onions and radishes.  I grow carrots easily without problems but many find it to be a difficult crop so maybe leave this for a year.  sweet corn is worth a try if you have a warm garden

Chives, parsley, sage and rosemary are worth growing and easy too.

Hey, gardenjeannie.....wot u mean, those AWFUL joke threads?  I started the original, which of course is the best.  I agree the others,,those copies, are baaaaaad!  Ha ha. ( no, not really.  Jokes are great as lomg as they are not too rude,,offensive or hurtful)

Easy veggies and fruit

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 00:16

Easy fruit...gooseberries, blackcurramts, red currants, dwarf apples and pears.  And rhubarb.

Veg......runner beans, onions, Beetroot, lettuce, spring onions and radishes.  I grow carrots easily without problems but many find it to be a difficult crop so maybe leave this for a year.  sweet corn is worth a try if you have a warm garden

Chives, parsley, sage and rosemary are worth growing and easy too.

F1...Good or Bad

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 00:06

The thread title asks " good or bad".?   Well, it depends.  Carrots, for example....I tried various F1 hybrid carrots over recent years to compare  with the tried and tested early nantes, chantenay, etc for taste and quality.  This year I reverted to those tried and tested "ordinary" carrots.....the taste and quality was just as good as the F1's and so much cheaper.  The good summer helped  but the sweetness, crispness and taste of my carrots this year has been top drawer so I will continue with the old traditional seed next year. However, I would choose F1 for flower seed because I want the uniformity.  For sweet corn I would select F1 as I think the taste is superior.  for runner beans I think the best hybrid seed is superior too.

It depends on what you want to grow.

Fidget has eloquently explained the differences between the seeds......if you want the F1 quality fresh seed is needed every year. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 20:23

Hiya fairygirl

Always most sad on birthdays isn't it?  Bet he would  be proud of you though.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 19:15

Hello Archie.   Is that something you ever get over?  Although my nephew and I are very close he doesn't betray his innermost.  He has now turned 30 but I can see pain is as it always was.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 18:40

Good evening forkers

I'll test that treacle pud Archie.

Not,the heatwave forecast today.....very warm though.  Supposed to be 16 overnight.

Good day one way and another.....my nephew just qualified as paramedic so if I stick a fork into my foot I will know who to call.  He's done well...his mum died when he was 12 and it hit him hard.  We are all so proud of him.  

Forum is still misbehaving  

Hope everyone is well 

 

 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 16:09

Always advocating the use of seaweed in the garden.  Nothing better whatever soil,type you have.  (it helps a little if you live near the coast of course....as I do)

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 09:10

I used to be a gardener but I lost the plot. 

What did the dahlia say to the emerging bulb!   Hyacinth 

What did the spud say before leaving....tatty bye. 

What did..........no, I'll stop but I,could go on. (in a very stooooopd mood at mo   Ha ha)

wee-pond

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 08:59

Gardenjeannie. Well, if the sandpit is not used now using it to build a pool makes sense.  8' x 4' will give good size.  If you can put in a fountain so much fhe better........I use an old galvanised watering can with a pump to give me a natural water sound.  On a hot sunny day a pool somehow seems to cool things down

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 08:50

Fairygirl......I bet you eat 3 shredded wheat for brekkie.  Word of caution .....no, don't plant your bulbs in the bath.  Send them to me

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