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Deedee



Joined: 10 Jan 2005
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Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:02 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Boff when your bones are creaking and your back is aching just think in a few months time what great harvests you will be getting its so worth the effort. There are loads of lovely people on here with some great experience of growing all kinds of things in all kinds of places so please ask if you need any help

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44283
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I intend to plant mine tomorrow


I still intend to plant mine tomorrow

Deedee



Joined: 10 Jan 2005
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Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tomorrow is always a good day

boff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for that thought - I'm actually excited at the same time,just want that feeling of satisfaction,that warm glow that comes from "we did that!"

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

boff wrote:
Thanks for that thought - I'm actually excited at the same time,just want that feeling of satisfaction,that warm glow that comes from "we did that!"


Boff, get a few radishes, and some rocket/salads under cover (but not indoors)....you can get a bit of that feeling all the sooner

boff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will, the real pain is being stuck here in the office right now, wanting the be at home getting on with it! (even went out and fondled the soil this morning ) Roll on four o'clock !

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, rocket is a great one to start off the year. When you see a silly bag of organic rocket selling for 1.99 in the supermarket, and your garden is full of the stuff, it brings on a really warm, smug feeling!!!

Deedee



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I paid 98p in tesco's yesterday for a cucumber Good job I was sitting down when I checked the receipt

boff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've worked out that what we used to spend on just salad stuff in a year was more than twelve times what we have spent on the items to grow our own - and teh other plus points are now we wont be dependant on the supermarket for it, and we know exactly how it was grown eg no pesticides etc

Mrs Fiddlesticks



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

boff wrote:
I'm armed to the teeth with seeds,pots,trays an a host of other stuff ready for a long day tomorrow - its our first year for planting our own stuff. We made the beds last autumn, have been recycling all sorts of plastic containers since then - We seem to have a huge ammount of stuff to sow and I dont mind admitting its a little scary sure we'll survive though......


you'll be fine, just watch your back tomorrow, and pace yourself. My bet is in a few months time there'll be a cry of help from your direction asking what to do with a glut of courgettes!

boff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hope you're right ! Anyhow Tahir, you still planting spuds tomorrow then ?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

boff wrote:
Anyhow Tahir, you still planting spuds tomorrow then ?


I flippin well hope so, I've got the day off work but the missus was muttering something about Lakeside in her sleep....

boff



Joined: 23 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lakeside..... AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!! Noooooooooooooo ! Not the Halls of Commercial Doom !

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did mutter something like "over my flippin dead body" back to her, but much as I hate to admit it she is the boss, so we'll see what happens.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I did mutter something like "over my flippin dead body" back to her, but much as I hate to admit it she is the boss, so we'll see what happens.


Can't she go shopping, without you sighing and checking your watch and saying "yes very nice dear", and you stay at home with the potatoes and the girls (if they're anything like I was...in fact, still am...they'll leap at any chance to get muddy and avoid shops)? Everyone's happy...

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