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Post by Tryinghard on 8th November 2009, 11:25 pm

Hello I'm Linda,

With two small allotment plots and still trying hard to get them the way I'd like, I know I've lots to learn!

I was introduced to this site by Gill in South Australia and I'm hoping it will give me lots of tips.

Nice to meet you all.

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Post by MrsNesbitt on 8th November 2009, 11:31 pm

Hi Linda, great to see you here!
2 plots eh? Wow! Lots to learn from you!

Kind Regards

Dxx
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Post by Tryinghard on 8th November 2009, 11:39 pm

Hello Mrs Nesbitt,

Thank you for the welcome.

Only tiddly ones honestly, and I'm still learning after five seasons!

Best from me,

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Post by Adrian on 8th November 2009, 11:44 pm

Welcome Linda

we are a brand new forum, taking small steps, so feel free to jump right in and post away.
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Post by puddies on 8th November 2009, 11:46 pm

Hi T
Great to see ya here!

You have heaps to offer
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Post by MrsNesbitt on 8th November 2009, 11:48 pm

You have heaps to offer

And I have heaps to learn! Great to have you on board Linda xxx
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Post by chickenofthewoods on 9th November 2009, 12:25 am

Hello and welcome! :flower:
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Post by Jaded Green on 10th November 2009, 3:53 pm

Hello Linda. Nice to meet you
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Post by danksshady on 10th November 2009, 8:51 pm

Hello Linda good to meet a new face
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Post by aromatic on 12th November 2009, 2:16 am

Hi!! Lovely to meet you!! xxx

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Post by gunners71uk on 16th November 2009, 3:20 pm

hi linda welcome

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Post by Compostwoman on 16th November 2009, 11:41 pm

Hello Linda Very Happy

what sort of things do you like to grow on your plots?

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Post by Tryinghard on 17th November 2009, 12:25 am

Hello compostwoman,

I grow most things but in order of preference....

Garlic
Onions
Potatoes
Runner Beans
French Beans
Spinach
Sprouts
Raspberries
Blackcurrants
Redcurrants
Cucumbers
Courgettes........like everyone else LOL

and I can maybe harvest a few spears of asparagus next season Very Happy with a little luck.

What's your favourite crop?
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Post by Compostwoman on 17th November 2009, 12:34 am

Hello!

well here we grow
Garlic
Onions
Leeks
Shallots
Potatoes
Climbing French Beans
French Beans
Peas
Spinach
perpetual beet
cabbages
kale
calabrese
Artichokes
Raspberries
Blackcurrants
Redcurrants
gooseberries
tayberries
Strawberries
bluberries
Cucumbers
Courgettes........like everyone else LOL
marrows
Tomatoes
peppers
Aubergines
vast numbers of Salads and herbs
Swedes
parsnips
turnips
Sweetcorn

plus various top fruit ( plums , damsons, apples, pears....)

we are lucky enought to be largely self reliant in fruit and veg for most of the year ....


but it is a LOT of work....

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th November 2009, 12:35 am

Favorate crop?...hmmm....new potatoes...asparagus....broad beans...fresh sweetcorn...

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Post by Tryinghard on 17th November 2009, 12:58 am

I managed to tick loads on your list too Smile except for the top fruits as we're not really allowed anything over 4 feet (officially) on our plots.

New pots...........Lady Christl (I've not been swayed to another after 5 seasons)
Sweetcorn - discovered Ambrosia last year, delicious raw and cooked
Broad beans - I just cannot educate my family!
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 17th November 2009, 7:21 am

Hi, nice to see you here

I've got a plot and still learning too. This was my second year for growing stuff. Did really well with various types of beans, which I love.
Am aiming to get a proper polytunnel next year.
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Post by windymiller on 17th November 2009, 7:55 am

Hello Linda, welcome to the forum, I havent a clue about gardening, as you will see, I will be one of the ones asking questions rather than answering!!
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Post by Compostwoman on 17th November 2009, 9:48 am

Hmm nothing over 4 feet...tayberries, raspberris....? maybe?

Oh blast my keybord s sticking again..

Didn't mean to turn it into a competitive list.... Embarassed Very Happy

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Post by Tryinghard on 17th November 2009, 9:58 am

I've got raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and strawbs it's the apples and pears sized plants we can't really grow unless they're cordon types. I'm having a go at grapes up the pea trellis though - that's about 6 feet tall but shhhsssh don't tell anyone!

No way did I think it was a competitive list, it's lovely to see what you are growing so I can pinch a tip or ten during the season Very Happy
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Post by Compostwoman on 17th November 2009, 10:03 am

Do they come round with a tape measure to see if you have plants over 4 foot? Shocked Very Happy

My veg plot and the orchard is looking sad at the mo...all the bean plants down and leaves everywhere...

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Post by Tryinghard on 17th November 2009, 10:09 am

Nooooo Laughing the theory being as the plots are small we don't shade our neighbours.

My plots are looking sad too, all the berry canes need pruning and I need to get a few more garlic cloves in, but it's just so wet.
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Post by Compostwoman on 17th November 2009, 10:16 am

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Post by Nick B on 17th November 2009, 11:59 am

Good morning Linda and a very warm welcome to you.
I hope that you will enjoy your time here.
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Post by Tryinghard on 19th November 2009, 8:36 pm

Thank you all for the lovely welcoming messages.

Just to let you know I'm a lunchtime or evening person..........with the occasional morning appearance as I work most days but I'll try my best and keep up with the troups here Very Happy
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