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Want to start growing vegtables and will make a raised bed as the soil is really not very good in the garden. Wanted to know any ideas on what to start with like lettuce,purple tee pee beans, brocolli not a potatoe eater!! love blueberries. Any ideas or particular varietys please let me know and when I can start (asap!)



I don't know anything about growing vegetables, but Toby on this weeks Gardeners World programme did a very informative feature on how to grow blueberries, if you go onto the BBC web-site I am sure you will find it a great help, Janet

5 Oct, 2008


I made some raised beds this year and my carrots (Chanteray) and lettuce did well. It is now full of sprouts and parsnips. I probably won't use it for sprouts next year as they rather overwhelm everything else. I grow my potatoes in deep sacks and got a good crop. Once they finished I popped in parsnip plants that I had been growing in pots in the cold frame.
Depends a bit on the size of your raised beds - mine are deep but a bit on the small side.

6 Oct, 2008


I have a sort-of raised bed veg. plot only 2m. square. I managed to squeeze in 2 tee-pees of runner beans. 2 courgette plants (they take up far too much room, but are easy - just pushed a few seeds into the soil in early summer, and off they went!) Little Gem lettuce, red lettuce, ball-type carrots (didn't do so well) and beetroot (also not too good). Slugs got those lovely lime-green headed broccoli, basil and parsley. Next year it is all out war!

7 Oct, 2008

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