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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 11:58 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I'm not sure - I think my car can tell me... provided I can work out how to do it. We are about 5 miles from Raglan if that helps.

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

PS With the Achocha seeds - make sure you grow them outside. I grew them in the greenhouse one year and it took over the entire greenhouse. At one stage I thought it was going to become like something out of The Little Shop of Horrors and eat me.

otatop



Joined: 01 Jun 2005
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Location: North London
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
PS With the Achocha seeds - make sure you grow them outside. I grew them in the greenhouse one year and it took over the entire greenhouse. At one stage I thought it was going to become like something out of The Little Shop of Horrors and eat me.


I grew them (outside) the year before last and had a similar experience. I picked them daily but I just couldn't keep up.
I'm getting some espaliered fruit trees. 2 x greengage and 2 x Blenheim orange pippins. I'm so excited!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

2014 is the year of the Skirret, I've been swapping seeds all over the place

Also oca and yacon, some Tagetes minuta to test bindweed repelling allegations, walking onions, some kind of squash or courgette between the fruit bushes, Hablitzia tamnoides, and a blue poppy. For starters.


Sam White



Joined: 30 Aug 2013
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Location: On a hillside near Caerphilly.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aye, I've seen an Achocha polytunnel takeover first hand so outdoors it most certainly is.

tigerella



Joined: 30 Jul 2012
Posts: 102
Location: Bridgend, Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's achocha? I've clearly missed something, but having read the thread twice, I am missing it still. I'm in South Wales too, but an unsuccessful veg gardener, overall. Do ok with fruit and tomatoes - I will be growing tigerella, gardener's delight, sanmarzano and Sungella. I planted two maiden whip plums and two maiden whip apples a few weeks ago, long time before I get any fruit, but one day ....

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Older

Nasal and ear hair

My belly.

All joking aside, for the first time in years I have no plans now due to other priorities driving all normal activities from my mind.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44425
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 14 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Prolly nothing, planted 75 birches so far, another 150 odd to plant yet. Got to try and get the roof planted and prune the apples and pears. Hmmm.....

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tigerella wrote:
What's achocha? I've clearly missed something, but having read the thread twice, I am missing it still. I'm in South Wales too, but an unsuccessful veg gardener, overall. Do ok with fruit and tomatoes - I will be growing tigerella, gardener's delight, sanmarzano and Sungella. I planted two maiden whip plums and two maiden whip apples a few weeks ago, long time before I get any fruit, but one day ....


It's the exploding cucumber
Hey, what's the phrase when a google search leads back here?

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are clearly better than Wikipedi!

tigerella



Joined: 30 Jul 2012
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Location: Bridgend, Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
tigerella wrote:
What's achocha? I've clearly missed something, but having read the thread twice, I am missing it still. I'm in South Wales too, but an unsuccessful veg gardener, overall. Do ok with fruit and tomatoes - I will be growing tigerella, gardener's delight, sanmarzano and Sungella. I planted two maiden whip plums and two maiden whip apples a few weeks ago, long time before I get any fruit, but one day ....


It's the exploding cucumber
Hey, what's the phrase when a google search leads back here?


Thanks. I am strangely tempted - I'm good with things that turn out to be inedible. Wish there was an 'exploding cucumber' emoticon - an expressive concept.

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you pick the youngish, they are really tasty stir fried.

madcat



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Location: worcester
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Striped stuffer tomatoes, vintage wine tomatoes.
Chillies , Hungarian hot wax and various hot deadly ones from seed saved from chillies I bought on Birmingham market.
Courgettes, not sure what variety.
Broad beans , Crimson flowered and Aqua dulce
Assorted herbs.

welsh veg grower



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 2030
Location: here today but tomorrow...
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 14 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a fab list I'm keen to get some more veg grown this year. I've signed up to a grow you food 10 month course locally which I hope will help me understand better whAt I would be doing and when

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 1453
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 14 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm going to grow less...and I'm going to WRITE THAT DOWN so I remember it in the Spring when the urge to grow everything comes upon me once again

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