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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: galway newbie....... Reply with quote

hi all,myself and five mates have aquired a plot of land between us to start a veggie garden.None of us have any real growing experiece but we are enthusiastic and are open to any advise.What we have is virgin ground that has only been grazed before,any tips on starting off would be greatly accepted.Cheers,newbie.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Re: galway newbie....... Reply with quote

galwaynewbie wrote:
What we have is virgin ground that has only been grazed before,any tips on starting off would be greatly accepted.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there galwaynewbie. Welcome. My advice is to start off slowly and dont take on too much veg growing in the first year. If not you may get such a dose of watering, weeding etc that it just may put you off for life.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't each of you plant something that you like and eat?Clearing the ground is the priority and putting in compost etc for next year. Good luck to all of you its a great idea!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fence it off well. Good fences make good neighbors.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Galwaynewbie ! Congratulations on getting your plot. I'm sort of in the same boat myself and am hoping to getting into growing my own veg this year also. I've been visiting this site now for a couple of weeks and I have to say you learn so much from it. It's great to get advice for others especially people who have been there before. So good luck and dont forget to keep us all up to date on your progress.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:47 pm    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

Hi and welcome.

We will all have to grow our own soon......so get in there early and lead the way.....

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