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I’ve just recently starting trying to grow my own veg and herbs. I’ve never grown anything before, but a friend gave me cuttings from their chilli, romano pepper and sweetbite pepper plants and I didn’t kill them! I got a bit over excited and rushed out and bought a 4 tier growhouse and am now growing potatoes, sungold tomatoes, perpetual spinach, radish, beetroot, spring onions, chives and sweet basil. The chives are looking a bit pathetic as is the beetroot, but everything else is doing really well………so far. I’m now seriously thinking about putting a couple of raised beds in the back garden as I’ve already run out of space in the growhouse.
I’ve never been remotely interested in gardening but that’s all changed now. I’ve got a really stressful job and my ‘wee vegetable hoose’ is really helping to relax me and I can’t wait to taste my very own produce. Hopefully I’ll get some pictures up soon, but any advice is welcome! :-D

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Aha! another bitten by the gardening bug there's no going back now you are well and truly hooked :o)))
A warm welcome to GoY the only advice I could have given you is already done .... become a GoY member. It is a brilliant community with lots and lots of lovely people ready and willing to answer any question you may have, and they are even there for you if things go wrong. Hope you enjoy your membership.

12 Jun, 2009


Thanks Bobg. Just looking through the site and you're right, I'm really glad I joined. Maybe if everyone started gardening, the world would be a calmer place...... I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my wee veggies keep growing and who knows maybe I'll get those raised beds built!
Cheers :-D

12 Jun, 2009


welcome to GoY.
loads of people have done raised beds. look up a guy called McCrimmon. he has done great thinks and he is from your neck of the woods.

12 Jun, 2009


welcome to GOY .
you have certainly come to the right place for loads of friendly advice and help on gardening.

12 Jun, 2009


hehe- its like an addiction
Im a newbie to the gardening world too and cant see how Ive managed this far in life without it!!

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WELCOME TO GOY (another addiction of mine)


12 Jun, 2009


Another welcome from me !
Good luck with your raised beds :o)

12 Jun, 2009


welcome...come on in and sit a spell but caution must be given...too many stories of burnt breakfasts, lunches and suppers due to checking either the garden or GoY.

13 Jun, 2009

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