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strawberries send out runners early autumn so you can propagate more strawberry plants res . :)

if you're going to have a go at spuds , get tall grow bags , because you have to " earth them up " because green taters aren't very good for you .

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oops sorry , forgot to mention , last year i had great success with a few runner beans and broad beans in tubs / tall growbags too res :)

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wotsit2 wrote:oops sorry , forgot to mention , last year i had great success with a few runner beans and broad beans in tubs / tall growbags too res :)


Excellent :thumb: I'm sure we can manage something. The best we've done so far is some mint in a pot :doh: Mrs Res made some good mint sauce out of it though :)



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wotsit2 wrote:strawberries send out runners early autumn so you can propagate more strawberry plants res . :)

if you're going to have a go at spuds , get tall grow bags , because you have to " earth them up " because green taters aren't very good for you .


You get a better yield of strawberries in the second year. :thumb:



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wotsit2 wrote:strawberries send out runners early autumn so you can propagate more strawberry plants res . :)

if you're going to have a go at spuds , get tall grow bags , because you have to " earth them up " because green taters aren't very good for you .


You get a better yield of strawberries in the second year. :thumb:

the plants are in their third year now stan :)
they were offshoots from a plant that was originally for hanging baskets . but they have now " reverted " back to normal plants . had a great crop last year . yummmmmmmmmm :)

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wotsit2 wrote:oops sorry , forgot to mention , last year i had great success with a few runner beans and broad beans in tubs / tall growbags too res :)


Excellent :thumb: I'm sure we can manage something. The best we've done so far is some mint in a pot :doh: Mrs Res made some good mint sauce out of it though :)

keep the mint in a pot too res , if you plonk it say, into a flowerbed it will take it over :)

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Resonance wrote:We've only got a back yard. Is there any way of growing veg - spuds, carrots, parsnips and the like. Maybe in tubs. Anyone had any success growing this way? Any tips?

Yard is south facing and a bit of a sun trap, which should be a plus.



I haven't done that Res but lots of peeps do! All in pots!



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You could grow vegetables in pots but Raised Beds are another good way,greenfingers.com have some on sale for only £12.99 rrp £29.99 another great way of growing veg if you have limited space...!!
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Good idea. Cheers Stinky.



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wotsit2 wrote:strawberries send out runners early autumn so you can propagate more strawberry plants res . :)

if you're going to have a go at spuds , get tall grow bags , because you have to " earth them up " because green taters aren't very good for you .


You get a better yield of strawberries in the second year. :thumb:

I brought 12 strawberries plants from lids about 6 years ago and now have over 50 from runners,but after about 4 years the plants need to be replaced....i grow spuds purely because they taste so much better than store potatoes,but the price of spuds are so cheap in supermarkets it probably costs more to grow them...!!



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I tend to kill everything that I have ever tried to grow. No green thumb here.



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I tried growing cannabis once. didn't work out too well. wrong sex apparently. :

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smeggypants wrote:I tried growing cannabis once. didn't work out too well. wrong sex apparently. :

It said on Gardeners Question Time that girls grow the best weed.

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The tomatoes and strawberry are starting to fruit so ive started giving them a feed,and the ground is warm enough to transfer my sweetcorn from the greenhouse to outside...already eating the lettuce (Red Salad Bowl and little gems) runner beans are coming on a treat,so are the chillies and thinning out a few of the carrots... :)



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stinkymouse wrote:The tomatoes and strawberry are starting to fruit so ive started giving them a feed,and the ground is warm enough to transfer my sweetcorn from the greenhouse to outside...already eating the lettuce (Red Salad Bowl and little gems) runner beans are coming on a treat,so are the chillies and thinning out a few of the carrots... :)


You'll be keeping chickens and sheep next. :)

btw - full respect for growing your own and removing the corporate element out of feeding yourself. I don't have a massive garden by any means but there's plenty enough space for a small plot, I wish I had the energy stinky.

The other issue is that I only pay 10% ( or less ) of retail for fruit and veg and only 25% of retail for meat and fish. Most weeks it costs around a fiver to eat.

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If i had a really big garden i would have chickens......had to net my strawberrys cause the damn blackbirds are helping themselves......



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stinkymouse wrote:If i had a really big garden i would have chickens......had to net my strawberrys cause the damn blackbirds are helping themselves......


Best with geese, better than guard dogs and tastier eggs.



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Can't grow veg because of the copious amount of sand, slugs and snails, so I'm getting into wildflower gardening ... which is a bit like not gardening at all.

I'm replanting stuff I used to dig out. If it can look after itself, looks good and is beneficial to birds, bees, butterflies and moths then it gets a spot. Coming up now are herb Robin, toadflax, pink sorrel, phlox, sedum and nasturtiums.

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Urgh. Used snail & slug pellets for the first time - never again.
They're effective alright, we can hear hundreds of snails crashing off their twigs every evening and find them writhing around covered with flies every morning.
I'm picking them up by the bagfull because I'm worried the birds will eat them.
From now on if they want to destroy the garden I'm going to leave them to it

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Bunny wrote:Urgh. Used snail & slug pellets for the first time - never again.
They're effective alright, we can hear hundreds of snails crashing off their twigs every evening and find them writhing around covered with flies every morning.
I'm picking them up by the bagfull because I'm worried the birds will eat them.
From now on if they want to destroy the garden I'm going to leave them to it



Do t blame you Bunny i never ever use anything,eggs shells round plants works ok! They (pellets) are harmful to pets as well.



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