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    Growing your own vegetables

    http://www.greenparty.ie/news/latest..._minister_laun ches_campaign_to_get_ireland_growing


    http://www.getgrowing.ie/

    Green party initiative to encourage people to grow their own food.

    Seems from the "tightening your belt" thread we have a few market gardeners here already. I'll probably have a lot of spare time this June, might try and clear some space and prepare some of the garden for this.

    Here's a song to get people in the mood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T8mT...;feature=PlayL ist&p=64583ACF8419EF63&playnext=1&play next_from= PL&index=6

    It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

    Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

    #2
    Some would call that Paul's finest work outside of the Beatles. Not me though, I thought Wings were very misunderstood.



    "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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      #3


      I have been doing this for years and love it. You cannot beat the taste and quality of home grown veg..picked and eaten within an hour.


      Joey if you are looking at starting in June than start some planting seed later on in April or early May..you can get salads, beans, carrots (pefer to be in situ though), brocolli, courgettes etc all started early in pots or trays and they'll be OK to put in in June (early June though).

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        #4

        Originally posted by zeno

        I have been doing this for years and love it. You cannot beat the taste and quality of home grown veg..picked and eaten within an hour.


        Joey if you are looking at starting in June than start some planting seed later on in April or early May..you can get salads, beans, carrots (pefer to be in situ though), brocolli, courgettes etc all started early in pots or trays and they'll be OK to put in in June (early June though).
        Have to say I don't have a clue what I'd be at, except there's a good bit of garden that is pretty much overgrown waste. Would be good to try something like that alright.

        And Jenta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm2YyVZBL8U not wings though.
        It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

        Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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          #5


          Originally posted by JoeyFantastic


          And Jenta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm2YyVZBL8U not wings though.
          He was still a Beatle when he wrote that, if they'd gone for one more album that would have been on it.

          EDIT: Quickest hijack ever.
          "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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            #6

            Originally posted by Jenta

            Originally posted by JoeyFantastic


            And Jenta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm2YyVZBL8U not wings though.
            He was still a Beatle when he wrote that, if they'd gone for one more album that would have been on it.

            EDIT: Quickest hijack ever.
            He was still a Beatle when he appeared on Smiley Smile too. Released as solo song. Hard to believe Jealous Guy couldn't get on Let it Be either.
            It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

            Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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              #7

              Originally posted by JoeyFantastic

              He was still a Beatle when he appeared on Smiley Smile too. Released as solo song. Hard to believe Jealous Guy couldn't get on Let it Be either.
              Well I was coming from the angle that chewing celery on a Beach Boys record constitutes 'outside' the band more than writing a song while in the band that he'd later record solo.

              Anyway enough of the pointless hijack, we both know the Beatles threw away better songs than most bands since have written.

              Back to the vegetables...
              "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                #8


                Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
                Have to say I don't have a clue what I'd be at, except there's a good bit of garden that is pretty much overgrown waste. Would be good to try something like that alright.

                And Jenta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm2YyVZBL8U not wings though.

                Maybe hire out a rotavator so..make sure you clear the ground of weeds. It can be hard work. Best of all try raised beds. Better drainage and easier to manage.


                http://www.vegetable-garden-guide.co...arden-beds.htm l


                I just knocked a few up out of deal planks. They have lasted years.


                Be ready for slugs....I use Organic slug pellets.


                Plenty of good books in the local library too.





                I can't believe I have to share a thread with Paul Shaggin' Mac and the overrated Beatles!!! [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]

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                  #9


                  Would now be a good time to mention that Charlie Dimmock gives me the horn?


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                    #10


                    Originally posted by Jenta
                    Anyway enough of the pointless hijack, we both know the Beatles threw away better songs than most bands since have written.




                    Ah so that is what happened..they threw away all their good songs

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                      #11

                      Originally posted by zeno

                      Originally posted by Jenta
                      Anyway enough of the pointless hijack, we both know the Beatles threw away better songs than most bands since have written.




                      Ah so that is what happened..they threw away all their good songs
                      I'm already formulating a plan to release 50 aggressive rabbits onto your precious vegetable patch. As I'm a fan of irony the rabbits will all be dressed in Sgt. Pepper outfits.


                      "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                        #12

                        Originally posted by Jenta
                        Originally posted by zeno

                        Originally posted by Jenta
                        Anyway enough of the pointless hijack, we both know the Beatles threw away better songs than most bands since have written.




                        Ah so that is what happened..they threw away all their good songs
                        I'm already formulating a plan to release 50 aggressive rabbits onto your precious vegetable patch. As I'm a fan of irony the rabbits will all be dressed in Sgt. Pepper outfits.

                        irony and gay haute couture it seems.

                        Raised beds might be a bit overambitious at this stage Zeno, hell flower pots sound dangerously close to overambitious.
                        It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

                        Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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                          #13


                          Don't forget to grow your own tomatoes as well.
                          Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                            #14


                            Originally posted by JoeyFantastic
                            http://www.greenparty.ie/news/latest..._minister_laun ches_campaign_to_get_ireland_growing


                            http://www.getgrowing.ie/

                            Green party initiative to encourage people to grow their own food.

                            Seems from the "tightening your belt" thread we have a few market gardeners here already. I'll probably have a lot of spare time this June, might try and clear some space and prepare some of the garden for this.

                            Here's a song to get people in the mood.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T8mT...;feature=PlayL ist&p=64583ACF8419EF63&playnext=1&play next_from= PL&index=6

                            Good idea Joey...

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                              #15

                              Originally posted by McCloud

                              Don't forget to grow your own tomatoes as well.
                              Not a fan of tomatoes at all, their continued popularity is a mystery to me, or have I been missing out on the good ones?
                              It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

                              Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. Everybody get quiet and listen to it, and everybody will win

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