Gardening/Vegetable growing tips

staffordjas

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All my old rhubard plants that have provided us with rhubard crumble over The last 38 yrs have died . Got given a freebie one last month but only seems to be producing Hollow stems so far.
 
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Withnail

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Shit, yes, i've got some sweetcorn as well.

Plant them in blocks (squares - you know 2x2 2x3 3x3 etc not 4/6/9 in a line, sort of thing) if you can, don't worry that much if you can't. Slug mofos will go for the silks of the emerging cobs, so just when you think you've got away with it they'll kill your dreams where you least expected it. Be vigilant and kill them with beer.

Nothing quite like a cob picked ten minutes ago, and boiled for ten minutes, you knows it.
 

Vics

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How easy is corn to grow? I’m a crap gardener and only managed potatoes, peas, and onions so far. Though to be fair my peas this year are amazing and I’m very proud.
On that note, what’s everyones favourite variety of potato to grow because my Maris Pipers have been total toss this year!
 

littleme

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... y Maris Pipers have been total toss this year!
Ours too! Although the new potatoes (can't remember the variety) and the Desiree potatoes are great..

Desiree for tea tonight, dug up yesterday...

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littleme

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That's your tea sorted, what's the carer having?
Bless him, I made him dig them up while he was still in his work uniform... He thinks that's enough for tonight's tea (Greek chicken & potatoes) - gives me an excuse to stuff cheese & crackers later.


Also, they are bigger than they look!
 

Vics

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Ours too! Although the new potatoes (can't remember the variety) and the Desiree potatoes are great..

Desiree for tea tonight, dug up yesterday...

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Those Desiree’s look amazing. Where did you get them from?! Maris pipers just seem to struggle with the acid in the soil I think, the skins are so weak and Ive planted them on the soil the peas were on last year in the hopes the rotation would help!

We did have them for tea tonight though, the smaller ones on the right. Boiled up, then stuck in the air fryer at 200 for 15 minutes coated in smoked paprika, cayanne pepper, garlic, and cumin. Lovely stuff!

Also a peek at my sugar snaps which have been awesome this year!
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littleme

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Those Desiree’s look amazing. Where did you get them from?!
This year our seed potatoes & tomatoes came from Pipers Garden Centre on the A5 (turn left at Gailey Island) & we will defiantly go back next year for more. They were a lot better than some of the Garden centre chains, although quite a small place they had lots of variety.

The Carer mentioned something about acid soil yesterday, something about mixing in grass cuttings with the compost next year. We don't rotate as we grow all of the veg in pots.

Still waiting on my Green Beans...
 

Vics

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The Carer mentioned something about acid soil yesterday, something about mixing in grass cuttings with the compost next year. We don't rotate as we grow all of the veg in pots.

Still waiting on my Green Beans...

Darn I’ll have to plead with my neighbours for their grass clippings as we’ve got a robot mower! But I’ll definitely give it a go! Thanks!
 

littleme

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McCains thought for the day today...

A potato might not look much to start with, but it can become many great things. If you are ever feeling down - remember, you are a wonderful potato.
 

aj0073

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Hi all, seeing in this whole credit crunch time, I thought I would get more interested in vegetable growing this year after having a dabble last summer and growing some nice spuds and green beans..
Any tips anyone?
Ask the oldies with best looking plots and most are polite and helpful, think that's possibly your best best even tho spuds are well easy for all to grom, insects worst problemof all
 

littleme

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Stringless green beans for tea, no pics as I had started eating them before I thought to take a pic... Very nice, only one had a strange tough skin. Not as many as I had hoped for from 3 large pots, but there will probably be another 2 harvests worth...
 

Tilly

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My tennant doesn't know what a courgette is

And can't comprehend that once you've picked them

They keep producing more

I've suggested she takes them to the chippie, slices, and gets them deep fried

'You can eat them?!'
 
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