Growing your own veg

Discussion in 'Holistic Farming' started by No Worries, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. KMA

    KMA Member

    Location:
    Dumfriesshire
    Nah greenhouse is 14'x7' and it's at dad's house, needs half the glass replaced, been on the to do list for 2 years now. I've cleared it out just need to find the money and time to get on with it. Maybe this year :scratchhead:
     
  2. Wendy10

    Wendy10 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Ours is 12 x 8. Bought it over 25 years ago second hand from a hippie who was moving to Ireland. When we moved to the new house the plan was to get a new one. In the end the house cost more than we planned. There's a surprise!! So, we took all the glass out of the old green house, then picked up the frame and stuck it on a trailer. Once here it was placed on a pre built wall the make it higher, then the glass put back in. It's brilliant. Must be getting on for 40 years old but good as new. Look out for a second hand one close to you? Some people offer them free if you take it down yourself.
     
  3. KMA

    KMA Member

    Location:
    Dumfriesshire
    picked up my seed tatties this week, couldn't get Lady Krystl, so Sharpes Express, Kestrel, Orla and Cara. Will put them into the chitting trays at the end of the month

    Onions - Centurion and Red Baron

    Shallots - Golden Gourmet and Red Sun

    Got a hell of a lot to do before I plant anything more though.
     
  4. Chasingmytail

    Chasingmytail Member

    Location:
    Newport, SE Wales
    I ordered all my plants for the poly - I just don't have the time now to raise from seeds. I want to do spuds but things are looking a bit sick here as I'm out working 4 days a week with the old man so I am no longer a lady of leisure (as he says) Weekends are just the same. Earning the money but means things are changing around here. Will see about what I want to plant over the week but with the endless sodding prep and weeding not sure how practical it is now.
     
  5. Netherfield

    Netherfield Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
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    Juliette and Charlotte chitting nicely.
     
  6. Wendy10

    Wendy10 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    At last finished building the raised beds today. veg beds.jpg
    Now all we need is another dryish day to get soil and compost in them! The stone paths can wait! The plastic does make it So much easier to work round them!
     
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  7. Wendy10

    Wendy10 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Got my wish. Nice dry frosty morning! filled beds.jpg
    The area in the back ground is destined to be lawn, planted with, I hope, fruit and decorative tree's. It is quite a big area. I will have to be patient for that to be ploughed and seeded. I fancy a wild flower meadow mix around the perimeter fencing? Anyone tried this? Eventually the rest of the field is to be reseeded with a timothy mixture so I can have a pony for the Grandchildren. All these plans. I will have to live long enough to see them through :)
     
  8. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Wow! That looks good - quite jealous! Mine veg garden is under water at the moment, and I did go into the polytunnel to check if there is any sign of growth in the asparagus, but nothing. Did find a dianthus flowering away though, with the scent filling the tunnel.
    I have planted my garlic in an old display fridge that is on its back - two inches of green showing! My purple sprouting is not doing much though.:(
     
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  9. Wendy10

    Wendy10 Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    I would really like a poly tunnel. See what this year brings? I would like to grow garlic, have grown elephant in the past, but as there is only the 2 of us now, and my other half is a closet vampire, there doesn't seem any point!
    It has got to stop raining some time. Surely!
     
  10. KMA

    KMA Member

    Location:
    Dumfriesshire
    wow those are seriously good beds Wendy10.

    My plot is back to being an 'underwater' garden, even the trenches to put MORE drains in are full:scratchhead:. Can't get on it to do any more at the moment.

    All the Garlic and early shallots are well up through, the hispi are looking decidedly sick.

    The raised hard standing where I was going to put the hen run is going to be used to put the tattie planters this year. Upside is the raised area has now more than doubled, just need to put some quarry dust on top of the rubble. Only half way down the 'garden' and it's taking over 2' of material to bring it up to the required level :banghead:
     
  11. If anyone wants some cheap raised beds Homebase are selling off corrugated raised beds quite cheap. They're decent quality - about £25-30 each. Some quite deep2m x 1m but you need to check stores not online
     
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