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    Any one growing any fruit or veg this summer?

    Have been planning what to grow for this summer looking for some ideas or wise knowledge.... so far ive got planned:
    tomato - gardeners delight, f' tomatoberry garden, golden sunrise, f'sweet millions
    leek- autumn giant 3 albana, musselburgh
    broccoli
    ciboule welsh onion
    leaf salad- winter mix, rocket wild
    carrots- autumn king
    cabbage - f'hispi, offenham parsley envy
    fennel di firenze
    spinach bloomsdale

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    Only thing growing in my garden is weeds. Im not a green fingered type.
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    ye cant get fresher fruit and veg then on your door step :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_t_ View Post
    ye cant get fresher fruit and veg then on your door step :p
    Tesco says they can.

    I hope to be growing:

    Broad bean - The Sutton (a dwarf variety)
    Potatoes - Arran Pilot

    If I can keep the weeds at bay and the wet sticky ground allows it.
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    We will try to grow strawberries and some other not just decided upon veg and herbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi View Post
    We will try to grow strawberries and some other not just decided upon veg and herbs
    Years ago we used to have a big strawberry patch and there's nothing better than freshly picked strawberries with cream or ice cream or even both.
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    I had a small veg patch in the garden a few years ago, I grew beans, carrots, tomatoes, spring onions, lettuce, broccoli (didn't work, it just flowered), beetroot, parsnips (I think?), strawberries and tried peanuts, they grew but produced nothing.
    I just have the 6 strawberry plants left now and get about 6 strawberries a year off them if I'm lucky.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Didn't know you were a gardener lovely!
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    Well, mr_t, you obviously have a bigger garden than I do!
    I will be doing tomatoes in a hanging basket again... I love the smell of the vines, and the spot in the back garden where they grow is so sunny.
    And I'll be re-planting my herb garden which totally died this summer (I think it got too wet). Last year I had chocolate mint and a few others I can't remember growing in there.
    I've got mint growing in the front garden, the rosemary is still doing ok in its little pot.
    And I've got a fruit tree in the back garden. Can't remember what fruit it is and it hasn't produced anything yet, so we'll see.

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    Chocolate mint? Does that produce aeros?
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