Big Guy has some competition

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Big Guy has some competition

Postby johnfb » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:51 pm

Here are some pics of my vast spread...great living in the city isn't it?

Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and sweet pepper

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Cucumbers, tomatoes, Chilli peppers in the huge greenhouse in the back are raddish, chillies, lettuce, various herbs.
Ohh, in the canvas shopping bag on the paving is raddish as well.

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BEAT THAT BIG GUY.....
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My brothers poly tunnel in County Donegal...that's him behind the baby corn

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Postby NCPaul » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:17 pm

I like it. One hand on a pint, and the other one doing the farming. :D You should plant a Guinness tree to compete with Big Guy's Bud Lime tree.

Do a lot of people plant small gardens where you live or are you an exception?


A few of my friends plant like this as we all have crappy little gardens...ahh well, better than nothing I guess. :cry:

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Postby Zulululu » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:38 pm

And where did you plant the corriander???Is that lemon verbina next to your green house?Nothing wrong witha small setup like that at least you can walk out your back door get fresh veg for your salads how many people can do that. :D
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Postby johnfb » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:36 pm

Zulululu wrote:And where did you plant the corriander???Is that lemon verbina next to your green house?Nothing wrong witha small setup like that at least you can walk out your back door get fresh veg for your salads how many people can do that. :D


You said it Zulululu, I picked fresh raddish yesterday..yumm. Can't beat the freshness


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Postby jenny_haddow » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:47 pm

Good for you John, I make the most of my spare inches of garden for a bit of edible produce, can't beat it.
I've just come back from my house in France where the village, in isolation it would seem, was devastated by a huge hailstorm a short time ago. Hailstones the size of golfballs shattered all the greenhouses, lots of windscreens, damaged roofs and laid bare the land. My trees are desperately trying to make new growth, and everyone lost their salad and any other planting for veg. Scared the hell out of everbody apparently.
However, when I left my neighbour came round with a bowl of salad for me to take home, so life goes on despite the odd curve that's thrown it's way.

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Postby NCPaul » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:27 pm

A few of my friends plant like this as we all have crappy little gardens...ahh well, better than nothing I guess.


John, it may be a small space, but there are a lot of ways you can get more from it (your greenhouse is key). I would build raised garden beds on your patio. I would make them 1.5 m X 1.5 m X 30 cm. It looks like four would fit; do one per year. I would be happy to explain how I built mine. Why not turn your back patio into a garden? You might even inspire others to do the same. You can't eat those bricks. The economy here is creating lots of urban farmers. :D
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Postby johnfb » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:36 pm

NCPaul wrote:
A few of my friends plant like this as we all have crappy little gardens...ahh well, better than nothing I guess.


John, it may be a small space, but there are a lot of ways you can get more from it (your greenhouse is key). I would build raised garden beds on your patio. I would make them 1.5 m X 1.5 m X 30 cm. It looks like four would fit; do one per year. I would be happy to explain how I built mine. Why not turn your back patio into a garden? You might even inspire others to do the same. You can't eat those bricks. The economy here is creating lots of urban farmers. :D



Strangely enough I only took up the garden 2 years ago and put down the bricks.... :roll:
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Postby Big Guy » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:03 pm

Nice garden.
I've been away for 2 weeks and my garden is doing fine, unfortunatly so are the weeds. It will take me a few days to get things in order if it stops raining. :lol:
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Postby johnfb » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:18 pm

First crop of my raddish. These were grown in a canvas shopping bag. Lovely and peppery.
It's nice to see NATURAL shapes too and not the normal round shapes from the supermarket.




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Postby wheels » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:35 pm

John

I love just eating radish the French way - just radish and a pot of home-made butter to slather on them.

Mmm...

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Postby wheels » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:35 pm

John

I love just eating radish the French way - just radish and a pot of home-made butter to slather on them.

Mmm...

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Postby beardedwonder5 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:39 pm

Salted butter.
GOS, yeah!!!
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Postby wheels » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:21 pm

Sorry - radish, butter and a pot of sea salt!

Oh, and a big lump of home-made crusty bread!

Oh, maybe some ham as well!

Damn you Great Bearded One, you're making me feel hungry now! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Oddley » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:29 pm

If you are lucky enough to have the leaves on them, wash them off, tear them into a mixed leaf salad, they add a real nice peppery taste.
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Postby johnfb » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:32 pm

Bugger, I didn't know the leaves could be eaten and I was throwing them out.
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