Is Anyone Growing Their Own Vegies?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:03 AM
We have 3 tomato plants in pots , which seem to be doing ok and I am looking into growing strawberries in hanging baskets.
Our local garden centre suggested growing vegies in polystyrene boxes. They don't look the best but it is a cheap way of growing vegetables.
I am an amateur at growing vegies so any suggestions or hints would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 02:40 AM
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:30 AM
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 04:22 AM
There is NOTHING like a fresh tomato! Yummy!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:32 AM
I find it difficult now to grow too much, too hard to prepare the soil ect. but it's something I can tinker around with when I'm feeling up to it.
I used to grow a green maure in the winter and dig it in the next spring and also rotate my plants. I'm strictly organic.
We compost all year and add it to the garden in the spring. We also get free compost from the town and I spread that on the flowers and lawn and they really love it.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:14 AM
I am no expert at gardning, I just play one on t.v., .....just kidding. One tip that really helped me here where the growing season is short, is to not start from seed. By the time the plant starts to flower, fall is here! Also I never use the trendy "quick" grow food fertilizers, I only use organic slow reliese fertalizers. They often smell a bit like fish, but it make for a more substantial plant.
This year I have sweet 100 and Roma tomatoes, Asian eggplant, lemon grass, basil, peppers, sweet peas, sugar snap peas, oregano, parsely, stevia, celantro, and mints. I tried to grow strawberries, but they all died...not sure what went wrong there.
Posted 08 September 2007 - 12:55 AM