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Hi, I always was known as funkyfuchsia, becouse of my love for Fuchsias,
However i have had a change of growing habits over the last many months since last posting on GOY.
Sadly i don’t have time to grow Fuchsias anymore, now only growing that which i can eat, though i have eaten loads of Fuchsia berries in the past.

I now tend to stick to veg, and have even had a go at showing over the last couple of years, sadly this side of the hobby is proving quite expensive, so i have resolved to maybe entering a few smaller local shows just for the fun of it, a shame because i do enjoy the challenge of growing large veg like my Onions and carrots etc,
Now that i am retired i have lots of time on my hands, or would have, if not for my allotments.

So i am going to put some picks on of my showing veg attempts. I hope they raise some interest.

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Well done Funkyfuchsia

16 Oct, 2013

 

Well done and you seem to have made the leap from Fuchsia to Veg very easily :)

16 Oct, 2013

 

Brilliant Funky I used to do the village show with potatoes, r/ beans, carrots, beetroot,and my favourite the onions, are yours Kelsea ? they look pretty dam good.

16 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks for your comments,
I eat all i grow Steve except for the giant cabbages, even i cant get one of those into my mouth,
Making the trasition from flowers to veg was'nt that difficult Scottish, as i had always grown veg anyhow alongside my other interest,
Yes always Kelsea, Roy, and always trying to better the previous years crop.

16 Oct, 2013

 

Stupendous veg, and congratulations on all you firsts.
Your leeks are fantastic.

16 Oct, 2013

 

I am looking at your vegetables and somehow they all look so..."elegant" (can you say it about vegetables?)Congratulations. Well done.

17 Oct, 2013

 

Gosh well done!

17 Oct, 2013

 

Well done Funky, they do look good, only wish my attempts ended up like that, I find all the blogs interesting, doesn't matter if they are about huge gardens with a bit of everything or small ones whereby most things are grown in pots, I am mainly decorative because I didn't have much success with veg in the past, however since retiring, obviously more time but also seeing what others can achieve by joining Goy, I have started growing an assortment of veg again, I hide them in amongst everything else, although I did coax hubby to build me a raised bed, I have picked up lots of good tips over the years some of them from growers like yourself who like to enter the shows, yes it is interesting even if I am spitting feathers cos my carrots don't look as good as yours, lol.......

17 Oct, 2013

 

I see you show in Bideford, I used to live there and they had a fuchsia society, where I used to show my fuchsias, not very successfully, maybe that was where your interest was, I expect it has finished now like so many societies. It was fun at the time, I used to buy the plants in the Pannier Market, maybe also gone.

17 Oct, 2013

 

Brilliant Funky, you are very clever, you make growing veg look so easy, from experience I know its not.

Are you still painting? :)

17 Oct, 2013

 

Good sized, very clean and beautiful yield of attractive vegetables make me want to buy and eat some of your crops.

17 Oct, 2013

 

Congratulations !! :o) Your vegetables look wonderful. I'm pleased to hear you enjoy growing them ...

18 Oct, 2013

 

Hello Ds, Don't paint much anymore but like to keep that option open for the future, Nice to hear from you again,

18 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Lizziebee, Yes i used to show Fuchsias in Bideford, the bideford branch has now gone,
and i used to sell them in the pannier market, pleased to say the market survives.
Nice to hear from you,

18 Oct, 2013

 

Hi, Hywel , Nice to hear from you again, thank for your comment.

18 Oct, 2013

 

Nice to have you around again :)

Hope to see more of your wonderful veg.

20 Oct, 2013

 

Very impressive, my word you HAVE done well.

I live 14 miles from Bideford and visit the garden centre at St Johns, Barnstaple quite often. They have regular horticultural shows there too.

23 Oct, 2013

 

Hello Wildrose, Yes i have visited St Jonhns show, and considered entering, however i find i can only manage one show per year and even growing for that is proving very expensive,
this year i think i will just grow to eat. Saying that i am getting into growing giant Pumpkins and once i get something in my head i tend to get a bit single minded Though some say i dont have a mind of my own. lol .
So here i go again,

24 Oct, 2013

 

Just grow exactly what you want to grow - good luck with those GIANT pumpkins!!

24 Oct, 2013

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