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Grow your own

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Nicksi, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Nicksi

    Nicksi Engaging Member

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    How many of you grow your own veg and stuff?

    I'm well lucky and my landlady lets us rent a small field and have a bit of the paddock at the back to grow stuff in.

    Here's some pictures of our animals and veg.

    Nothing compares to eating your own reared meat and veg!:up:
     
  2. jamjon

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    I grow the basic veg and a bit of fruit only have a small garden so can't grow as much as i'd like
     
  3. MOO

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    When my father was alive we used to grow everything, you can't beat new potatoes and carrots fresh from the garden. Steve used to eat tomatoes out of our greenhouse like they were going out of fashion and I remember shelling peas and eating them raw. We used to grow onions and string them up in the shed and we had enough to last all year without buying any. I turned all the veggie garden to grass when he died as I didn't have time to look after it like he did. When I was around 5 years old I remember filling my little basket with veg out the garden and then trying to sell them back to my dad for pocket money, happy days :moo:
     
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    With the price, of everything going through the roof, l have had some spuds off me mate, and are "trying" to grow them in, dust bins, l have put some holes in the bottem for drainage, fingers crossed.
    The reason l ham not growing them, on the ground, is the ground my home, is built on is contaminated, used tobe an old scrap yard.

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  5. jamjon

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    my garden is all concrete i just made some plywood boxes and filled them with soil i have spuds, carrots, radish, lettuce, peas, strawberrys and courgettes growing and i have a small greenhouse with tomatoes and chillis and a window box full of herbs i would love to have the space to grow more and get some pigs and chickens
     
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    Mmmmm bacon ! :up:
     
  7. a1gunner

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    yep, grow a few runner beans, carrots and spuds
     
  8. MOO

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    My brother does that for one of his customers, that's a good idea, I might try it next year, left it a bit late for this year. :up:
     
  9. Tazz

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    Old car tyres stacked in a pile are great for growing potatoes if you can't plant them in the ground. As the potato plant grows just add another tyre on top of the pile and add compost. It's a far easier way of earthing up, means you don't have to drag a heavy container around, and when it comes to harvesting, just lift the tyres off one by one.

    It's also a good way of re-using old tyres, and they last for years. I got mine free from a local tyre depot as they didn't have to pay for them to be removed.

    Tazz
     
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    Got all excited when i read the titel!!!!

    We have a small holding and produce about 85% of our own food!. Took 3 yrs to convince the kids that veg were "real"!!!!

    I chuck out hemp to the "birds" every year, but the b*****s keep eating it all!!!.
    Poly tunnel next year!
    (For my tomatoes!!)
     
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    I grow bit and peices of vey and fruit. With the prices of food going up and up im going to start growing more.
     

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