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thechef
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: hi all new to gardening Reply with quote

hi
i am new to the forum and gardening started my first plants sept/oct last year and planted more early spring
had some success and some failures lol lol
but loved the things that grew lettuce(loads of ti) marrow beetroot coming throught and carrots just ready some broadbeans and sugar snaps
planted some apple and pear trees late last year also all doing well
have a chill plant ready for picking looking forward to that
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Rocket
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I'm a newbie too and just stopped in to say Hello. I planted some peppers and all I have are green leaves. Same goes for the brocvolli I planted - except that the green leaves have been shreded by caterpillars.

How are your carrots doing? I was warned off them as a new gardener because of carrot fly.

On the plus side, I took great delight in the peas and beetroot.

I planted an apple, greengage and damson tree 3 years ago and am now enjoying eating them. Actually, havn't tried the apples yet but the greengages have not made it to the kitchen cos I just eat them from the tree

The lettuce that grew plus the rocket made the best salads I have ever had..

Good luck in all your endeavours.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Welcome Reply with quote

Hi the chef and Rocket,

Welcome to the forum.

This is a friendly site to ask questions or comment.

I hope to read more about your culinary skills and kitchen garden, the chef. Rocket, I totally agree about eating it, as you pass by. The taste is great.

I picked the first apple from a dwarf Falstaff tree yesterday, and you know what, the fleshy inner part of the apple did not brown at all, even after being left out for hours.

I'm a newbie to vegetable and fruit growing, so do share your secrets, lol.

Chat again,

artalis Very Happy

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thechef
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wish i had some secerts lol
just luck i guess just picked some lovely chard for the dinner just beautifull
along with the carrots and beans made one hell of a stirfry
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI new to gardening , started planting last year, borlotti beans, courgettes, peas, broad beans, potatoes, onions, beetroot, sweetcorn, carrots, the harvest has been better than I imagined, with the exception of the beetroot, my land is peaty and quite boggy, any suggestions on how to improve the soil?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how did you get on with the borlotti beans was thinking of planting some
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chef

I brought them on first in pots then planted them out late april, only started with 4 plants just to test results, the yield was good, however it would have been better if I had located them in a more sheltered site, this season I have added a litle agricultural lime to the soil which hopefully will increase the yield and balance the soil,they made fantastic minestrone .good luck
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