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I am planning on planting veg this summer hopefully some of the more unusual veggies such as patty pan. Any of usual vegetables that I can plant. Also I want to get some sort of green house. Not… Read More
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
I am planning on planting veg this summer hopefully some of the more unusual veggies such as patty pan.

Any of usual vegetables that I can plant.

Also I want to get some sort of green house. Not one of those full on ones maybe something small like 1mx2m. Any ideas again?

Thanks
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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if you have the space, and the funds get the biggest greenhouse you can....if you're serious about growing.

I bought a 4'x6' poly covered one from (i think) norfolk greenhouses - a few tomato plants and it was filled :-(

This was the one I got

Aside from that, squashes can grow well in this country outside - depends what you like really :-)
#2
Thanks, how hard is it to grow watermelons in the UK?

My backyard has no grass only concrete slabs. Do you think I will be able to grown anything successfully by getting a few compost bags and laying a poly tunnel over it?
banned#3
red and green peppers.

Tomatoes

Chili peppers

Lettuce

cucumbers
#4
You can grow a hell of a lot in pots, depends on your local climate.
A poly tunnel or cloche or even those freestanding mini greenhouses can help a lot.

For watermelon, I'd say it was better to build a nice big planter/plant bed from an old pallet or something.

Slugs will be your nemesis!! ;-)

I have grown cukes, tomatoes, chillies, courgettes and cactii in that greenhouse I linked before :)

edit - I did move the courgettes into the garden though
#5
Sweetcorn.:-D
#6
terrapins2;7786448
Sweetcorn.:-D


:w00t: :-D

http://filmgordon.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/children_of_the_corn.jpg
#7
lol.:-D:-D:-D
#8
Pots and raised beds and grow anything you like.

The BBC sites are helpful.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/digin/

See also this link and the rest of the old threads
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/374792/thinking-of-growing-your-own-this-y/showpost.php/showpost.php?p=4854584&postcount=20
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chesso;7786600
Pots and raised beds and grow anything you like.

The BBC sites are helpful.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/digin/

See also this link and the rest of the old threads
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/374792/thinking-of-growing-your-own-this-y/showpost.php/showpost.php?p=4854584&postcount=20


Raised Beds...that's the term I was looking for!

[url]www.allotment.org.uk[/url]

Is also a good site :)
#10
I have a mahoosive greenhouse since moving house and the wife has said if we don't use it this year we'll get rid of it. What's god stuff to grow? The bottom of it is concrete so not sure how i would grow anything, gro-bags?

Any links to 'Dummies guide to greenhouses' would be good!
#11
Have a look at http://www.norfolk-greenhouses.co.uk/index.php they do a greenhouse that is full height and width but only 4ft in length, sure other retailers out there also offer something similar (know B&Q did one last year but it was pretty flimsy & lightweight).
#12
aardvarking
Raised Beds...that's the term I was looking for!

[url]www.allotment.org.uk[/url]

Is also a good site :)


Can't say it too often ... Raised Beds!!:-D

sancho1983
I have a mahoosive greenhouse since moving house and the wife has said if we don't use it this year we'll get rid of it. What's god stuff to grow? The bottom of it is concrete so not sure how i would grow anything, gro-bags?

Any links to 'Dummies guide to greenhouses' would be good!


What???? I have waited all my life for a nice greenhouse. Look at the links above. It's not exactly 'god stuff' but a bit out of this world when you grow your own. Tomatoes are fantastically better than in the shops and easily grown in pots or grow-bags ( not to be confused with baby-gros hehe) whatever really.

You can grow anything in a pot or a Raised Bed.
Using a grow bag:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/growfruitandveg_usingagrowingbag1.shtml


RHS - grow your own veg
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Grow-Your-Own/Grow-Your-Own-Veg/Veg-Calendar
#13
My advice is don't buy the cheapest compost just because it's cheap - often it's got too much wood chipping in it and it can't hold water like the better composts can, leading to your plants getting dehydrated and not growing properly.

Also don't grow lots of the same plants too close together (e.g. 5 or 6 big tomato plants squashed next to each other) as this can encourage diseases and pests and can ruin your whole harvest.

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