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By swanky


I have brought an extra freezer today to put in my garage….Yes i said Freezer, i have big ideas to start and grow VEG .I know its late in the season to start growing but it gives me time to prepare the soil and think of what to sow ??? I thought Broard Beans would be good to start with. WHAT do you all advise.>>>>>>HELP!!

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I'm clueless Swanky but ask Ian-Digs_v2 or Macrimmon for advice, they'll be a big help!

12 Aug, 2009


Not very good with the veg department Sorry

13 Aug, 2009


I've left a message for Ian to check this out!

13 Aug, 2009


As you say Swanky, its a bit late for this year but next year the world is, literally, your limit. Your choice of veg is only limited by your desire and imagination. If I were starting from 'day one' I would go to my local library and browse through the books with a pen and paper handy and choose those that were relatively easy to grow (as well as being liked by your family of course). After all you are growing these to eat not to look at. Don't forget that as well as the almost endless choice you have there is also loads of different ways of growing them.
Good luck and don't forget their are lots of GoYers who will be only to happy to answer your questions :~))

13 Aug, 2009


Peas and broad beans freeze very nicely but I don't find kidney beans do - I think they tend to go a bit sloppy when defrosted.

13 Aug, 2009


hi swanky, do you like soup?
we grow and then make tomato, courgette, carrot , parsnip , beetroot , onion soups and then freeze down for winter use.and also freeze raspberries , blackberries and blackcurrants.hope this gives you 'food for thought' (sorry about the pun).............steve

14 Aug, 2009


Thanks Steve ,I never thought about soup,good idea .!!

15 Aug, 2009


we have a produce freezer. ours is filling up with tomatoes apples and runnerbeans at the mo. but i want to pick lots of blackberrys this week. me and my mum love to put as much home produce on the christmas dinner table....

31 Aug, 2009


I think we have the same idea, i have started to fill my freezer with runnerbeans, some broadbeans but have not got blackberries yet,might take a walk this after and try to find some ....fingers crossed!!.

31 Aug, 2009


ive only picked a few and we eat may go this afternoon..

31 Aug, 2009

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