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going solo


By mazz


never again will we buy veg from the supermarket…well that is the idea anyway, whether it will actually happen , who knows, we have made our first raised beds to grow veg in and a greenhouse is winging it’s way to us as we speak. so any hints or tips would be most welcome, watch this space it could all go terribly wrong. but as they say , god loves a tryer ,wish me luck..

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If you get really good at this veggie growing, Mazz, maybe the supermarkets will start buying your surplus stock for their shelves !

I'll watch your blogs with interest. Good luck !

26 Aug, 2008


Good luck, hope you don't get too many bugs.

26 Aug, 2008


There is nothing like the taste of fresh veggies grown from your own patch....happy gardening!

26 Aug, 2008


You won't be sorry, This is year 2 for me. Last year we had 9 sq. feet, my hubby was so impressed he made me 28 sq ft more. I love it.

26 Aug, 2008


Good Luck!!!

ps, do you live near me, lol, share and share alike lol.
Lynne x

26 Aug, 2008


He certainly does, Mazz. All the best for your new adventure. You've already been working hard, and I'm sure you'll continue to enjoy it.

26 Aug, 2008


Certainly do wish you luck! Great news about the new greenhouse. You will love having one. There'll be no stopping you....

26 Aug, 2008


I promise you will be thrilled with your produce! The best advice I can offer......well, plenty of good honest muck! And (my lesson hard learnt this year) if you grow brassicas - put nets over them to keep the flutterbys at bay! ;-) Good luck with it!

26 Aug, 2008


good luck mazz i hope this time next year im reading your blog on how home grown tastes delicious :-)

26 Aug, 2008


quite agree about supermarket vedge; and I work for the biggest supermarket in the UK. We have a small garden and have been growing in containers as a trial. Down by the head with a cherry tomato called sweet million. Carrots were highly sucessfull as placed them in containers placed at least half a metre off the ground, no problems with carrotfly. Also planted cut and come again lettuce and spring onions together in shallow container stood on an airbrick, not a slug nor aphid in sight. Tried sowing them straight into the ground and the lettuce disappeared overnight. Dissappointed with runner beans as slugs did so much damage the plants are only just producing flowers, think containers may have to be raised next year. Also grew potatoes in containers which were devine.

27 Aug, 2008

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