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    Guardian of the North and kipper holder Angie's Avatar
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    Growing your own veg

    Ok so I know a lot of people will have small gardens or even balconies etc if living in flats but there are still ways to grow your own veg etc,

    Here is a link that has a lot of ideas in it

    http://www.sunset.com/garden/fruits-...etable-gardens

    also if you have gardens a lot of people have their own chickens so that they have their own fresh eggs, and the coop and pen dont have to take up a lot of space just need to be fox/animal proof

    http://allotment-garden.org/garden-d...f-poultry-run/


    once you have your coop and fencing and your pots and seeds, if you dont use pesticides and go organic it can save a lot of money on things like food, especially fresh food such as veg and some fruits, herbs salads and eggs.

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    Guardian of the North and kipper holder Angie's Avatar
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    Going to put this here aswell as I find it really interesting

    http://www.allotment-garden.org/food/index.php

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Great links hun, ty for sharing!
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    this might be of interest too, i'm trying it this year on my parents' roof
    http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/H...isters_Method/

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    Ive heard, as a tactic for keeping birds away from seedlings, that theyre repelled by reflective objects, so some tin foil or blank CDs arranged strtegically could be helpful, and tin cans attached to a string/wire fence so that they rattle when they land is also supposed to work.

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    I'm trying to get part of my garden back as a vegetable plot as it used to be years ago.

    Rotavated it twice couple of months ago ready for next year but lots of grass seems to be growing already. Looks like there will be more grass on it by spring than is on my lawns which are inches thick in moss, can a gardener ever win

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    thought this would be interesting for some

    http://www.diycraftproject.com/2016/...w-at-home.html

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    As a kid I used to do that with carrot tops put them in a saucer of water and you got all the ferny type carrot leaves growing, looked really nice.
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    Weather so changeable will I ever get my potatoes planted? Got a step further yesterday till the monsoon arrived leaving my garden looking like a paddy field and me looking like a drowned rat.
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    Maybe you should be planting rice rather than potatoes?
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