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Old 28-06-2006, 09:18 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?

Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
and some new pots in anticipation!

Cheers


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Old 28-06-2006, 09:31 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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Following up to "Jimoid" :

Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?

Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
and some new pots in anticipation!



Lettuce, radishes, coriander for curries.
Get some onion sets and you'll get some from them (even if they might be a
bit small, they'll still be nice).
You could probably have success with a courgette plant (not seeds), if you
have a warm, sunny corner.

See if there aren't some autumn-fruiting raspberry plants in the garden
centre that are growing well. It might be a bit late for them.

How about some very early potatoes? If you don't want to dig, you can use
large pots or grow-bags. It's worth a try.
--
Tim C.
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Old 28-06-2006, 10:07 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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"Tim C." wrote in message
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Following up to "Jimoid" :

Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?

Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
and some new pots in anticipation!



Lettuce, radishes, coriander for curries.
Get some onion sets and you'll get some from them (even if they might be a
bit small, they'll still be nice).
You could probably have success with a courgette plant (not seeds), if you
have a warm, sunny corner.


One of the garden centres near me still has some veg plants left, you could
put some of them in. And it's possibly not too late to get runner or french
beans in. And beetroot.

Steve


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Old 28-06-2006, 10:15 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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In message .com,
Jimoid writes
Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?

Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
and some new pots in anticipation!

Lettuce and stuff like that. Instructions on packet. Much advice here.
Good luck. Must dash.
--
June Hughes
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Old 28-06-2006, 10:45 AM posted to uk.rec.gardening
 
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Jimoid wrote:
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots.


If your soil is fertile and well prepared you might snatch some good
crops if you buy some plants in: I've seen leeks and runner beans still
for sale this week, both of which be fine this season. My neighbour
only just planted sweetcorn. Similarly any well-established tomato
plants bought now would come to something before the autumn, perhaps in
growbags or bigger pots

Lettuce, radish, peas, courgettes, spring onions will come up fairly
quickly,

Carrots, khol rabbi, beetroot for a later crop.



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Old 28-06-2006, 01:41 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:31:09 +0200, Tim C.
wrote:

Following up to "Jimoid" :

Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?


Yesterday at a nursery I saw some tomato plants, a bit pot-bound, but
in flower, being sold off cheaply. Look for things like that. Cabbage
plants, leeks etc are sold for planting out.
See what you can find.

Pam in Bristol
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Old 28-06-2006, 07:31 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
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"Tim C." wrote in message
...
Following up to "Jimoid" :

Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?

Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
and some new pots in anticipation!



Lettuce, radishes, coriander for curries.
Get some onion sets and you'll get some from them (even if they might be a
bit small, they'll still be nice).
You could probably have success with a courgette plant (not seeds), if you
have a warm, sunny corner.

See if there aren't some autumn-fruiting raspberry plants in the garden
centre that are growing well. It might be a bit late for them.

How about some very early potatoes? If you don't want to dig, you can use
large pots or grow-bags. It's worth a try.
--
Tim C.


and I am about to do a second sowing of Runner beans and I would think you
would get a crop albeit late of tomatoes.

--
Charlie, gardening in Cornwall.
http://www.roselandhouse.co.uk
Holders of National Plant Collection of Clematis viticella (cvs)


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