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Terri-Lynn

  • Joined Dec 2007
  • Canada
Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« on: January 11, 2008, 09:08:44 pm »
This year I am going to try some kale (never even ate it before) and some heirloom tomatoes. I am also going to do lots of different types of beans this year I usually only plant yellow bush and green bush types but I want some variety this year. What's going to be new in your garden?

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 12:07:03 pm »
am trying kale too not sure the family will eat it but have gotten a new steamer 'machine' so hopefully this well help with veg:)

Rosalie

  • Joined Jan 2008
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Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 09:46:47 pm »
we are going to try horse raddish if we can find the plant to start us of and sunflowers. up at Sevilla last week and we saw some all ready in flower, our seeds have just come through

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Guy

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • East Devon
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 09:48:51 pm »
we are setting up our asparagus bed at the mo - so with one year crowns going in , we may see some early results next year!!!
relax and enjoy life - let others do the worrying

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 10:24:39 pm »
our asparagus

ooooooooowwwwwwww we are posh lol only joking
I tried growing it but failled badly but i guess i had lots of things against me when i tried it.
Linz

Guy

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • East Devon
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 07:09:03 pm »
well we are thinking it may well be a trial to set this up  - but you have to give these things a go (and theres no shame in being posh!!!!! :Dlol)
relax and enjoy life - let others do the worrying

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 07:54:11 pm »
One of the things i think people forget is at home you can do anything lol
I have always read that it is better to grow 'special' veg at home where as the ones that you would normally buy from the supermarket but which are very expensive.


Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 07:55:10 pm »
piked up a chinese gooseberry bush so i'll let you all know about this as it get growing.

Guy

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • East Devon
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 07:59:23 pm »
that sounds fascinating -what do the fruits look like (or am i just being dense? :-[)
relax and enjoy life - let others do the worrying

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008, 08:06:56 pm »
well i have never heard of them before either lol

 An ornamental, bearing tasty fruit (Mini Kiwi) climber that will adorn any garden



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rustyme

  • Guest
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2008, 08:09:10 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit
 
I thought they were something else , till I looked I was getting mixed up with Cape gooseberry. Looks like they are Kiwi Fruit...

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 08:13:05 pm »
yeap when i 1st picked it up in the shop i though that bet then read mini kiwi fruit i was still happy lol

tankgirl

  • Joined Mar 2008
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2008, 11:24:12 pm »
going to try globe artichokes for the first time, have started off some seedlings which are doing well and going to transplant them once they look bigger....im deciding whether to put them in the flowers and herbs bed or with the veggies or i might put them in with both if i have enough little plants  :)

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2008, 05:47:51 pm »
put em in both :) great looking plants.
I am try jaruaslem (spelling?)artichokes never even eaten them before i have  put them in a long deep pot at the moment as the ground they are going to is still my lawn and very wet to work with.

tankgirl

  • Joined Mar 2008
Re: Are you trying anything new in your garden this year?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2008, 10:59:35 pm »
my dad use to eat jerusalem artichokes when he was a lad so i started growing these in my garden and have made them into a soup with potatoes and have had them mashed, but be warned they will give you wind :o , they produce a cluster of lovely sunflower like heads which make them worth growing just for that! yep i think i shall pop the globes in both veggie and herb beds thanks  ;)

 

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