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What fruit and vegetables are you planning on growing this year? 🍎πŸ₯’

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Hi everyone.

I really appreciated home grown fruit and veg last year due to the lockdown and restrictions and have 2 allele trees 2 pear trees a quince tree plus raspberry and gooseberry bushes so am looking forward to those this summer.

I don't have a green house so will be planting lettuce soon and will but some tomato plants as soon as they appear as I enjoyed having home grown more than I could imagine last year with the ;lockdown and the restrictions.

So what will everyone else be growing is of interest to me.

Here's a photo of some baby toms on one of my tomato plants and they've spoilt me as shop bought ones don't have the same taste!

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Wild garlic, rhubarb and rocket

A small organic plot but surprising what can be fitted into a deep bed no dig system. So Beans (runners and french), cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, kohl rabi (new for this year), herbs (chives, tarragon, parsley, and coriander), peas, onions, garlic and radishes.

The star and surprise last year was radish. I let it grow to full size, let it flower and then eat the seed pods. We were eating them for a couple of months. Lovely flowers. Big plant about 3' tall. The seed pods were crunchy and slightly peppery – I preferred it to the radish bulb itself.


Hi lovely tomatoes Jerry,well Im not growing any I used to grow green beans every year and first 2 years in my house grew tomatoes snails got some and didn't get a big crop was told about a better tomato still small type had better crop,but I never got any after that, so many snails here, and it's worry with having cats putting slug pellets down my nebour said thinks hers killed her dog,I did quite well with the runner beans used to tell my nebour to help himself as he ones asked mam always saved the bean seads she got bad crop last year tried veg plot but was enough to feed a flee portions lol, she has greenhouse grows Tom's from seads out the Tom starts in pots,my step dad used to have allotment across road in a church garden he grew all-sorts, my Tigger got burried in there they don't have allotments there now it's all grassed over it was nice for him and we enjoyed visiting it and seeing it growing it's a wonderful thing to do, hope you get a good crop this year πŸ€—πŸ“πŸŽoh mam grows rasperries strawberries and has apple tree we cut it back as problem past 2 yes with a creature eating through them, my niece grows strawberries the kids love themπŸ˜πŸ“

Hubby's growing tomatoes, sweet peppers, lettuce, potatoes (red and white skin), onions (red and white), garlic, leeks, spring onions, carrots, broad and Kenyan beans, peas, parsnips, beetroot, radishes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts - no kidding!

Veggie s listed on other post, but fruit strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrant and plums. Last year I had a reasonable crop so hoping for a good one this year.

Growing your own Jerry is so good because, as you've said, you get the taste, particularly with tomatoes. Cannot beat picking your own. You've got me thinking now, think I'll get a grow bag in addition to the planters and grow tomatoes.


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Rachmaninov2 in reply to

I think when you eat a home grown tomato straight after picking it, on a hot day when the sun has been on it the flavour is at its best.πŸ™‚

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Oh most definitely, I couldn't agree with you moreπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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I think it adds an extra sweetness.πŸ™‚

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It really does and a healthy sweet treatπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

It’s my first year of growing and I think I have gone a bit over the top....

Tomatoes, chard, strawberries, blueberries, cabbages, potatoes, apples, oranges and lemon- mini trees cucumber, hot peppers, beetroot, carrots, sweet potatoes and eggplant! I know your thinking I have gone crazy but I got a little excited when my herbs started growing and this is the result πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆoops I forgot the Onions and garlic. Even worst I have no clue what I’m doing all advice welcome

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Dianenonebutme

Hey this all sounds good to me Dianenonebutme as you can always give seedlings away, I just plant water and then hopefully crop so you're not alone.

I hope that you have a great crop and you're enjoying yourself and thats what counts. 🌈😊

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Dianenonebutme in reply to Jerry

Hi Jerry,

The planting gives me an feeling of being at one with nature. I am enjoying myself, I may have to do a farmers market or something.😊

We already have gooseberries, raspberries, Bramley apple in the garden this year we have added a pear tree but not expecting any fruit. Will be growing French beans, tomatoes, a small amount of mixed salad and are trying courgettes for the first time so if anyone has any tips they would be appreciated

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