What are you growing this year ?

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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby StokeySue » September 2nd, 2019, 5:31 pm

Scullion you can eat most “ornamental” varieties, the point is that I understood that the garden centre at RHS Wisley was flogging it to me as one that would be ornamental until harvested, which is the case with most patio varieties, they are dual purpose which is handy when your garden is a roof about 5m x 2m

I will look for a different variety again next year, but growing from seed is hardly worth it when you want only 1 or 2 plants and only have one windowsill
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby Herbidacious » September 3rd, 2019, 6:43 am

Maybe we should do a Wildies seed exchange. Good excuse for a spring (or earlier) meet up.
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby StokeySue » September 3rd, 2019, 11:45 am

Herbidacious wrote:Maybe we should do a Wildies seed exchange. Good excuse for a spring (or earlier) meet up.


Now that’s a thought :D
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby suffolk » September 3rd, 2019, 12:48 pm

Can someone remind me to take my reading glasses when I go into the veg patch ... I’ve found a lot more caterpillars than I thought there were :twisted:
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby Herbidacious » September 3rd, 2019, 12:53 pm

I just found a load of snails having a party on my tomatoes :twisted: I scraped my ankle nastily, in my haste to get the blighters off. Said (determinate variety) tomatoes are big and heavy and have leant over into a small trough that's below them. Ended up picking a load and have just roasted two large trays' worth.
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby scullion » September 4th, 2019, 9:33 am

Herbidacious wrote:Maybe we should do a Wildies seed exchange. Good excuse for a spring (or earlier) meet up.

as i will be upcountry sometime in january/early feb that could, possibly, be on the cards. i'm an inveterate seed saver.
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby Herbidacious » September 7th, 2019, 9:34 am

scullion wrote: as i will be upcountry sometime in january/early feb that could, possibly, be on the cards. i'm an inveterate seed saver.


In that case, I shall look into taking jostaberry cuttings for you.
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby scullion » September 7th, 2019, 9:38 am

lovely, thank you.
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Re: What are you growing this year ?

Postby Herbidacious » September 7th, 2019, 10:40 am

You can have the whole thing if you like, but I can't really bring it into town :)
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