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  2. ARMANDII
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    THE TOMATO GROWING THREAD 2018

    My 3 crimson cherry’s are still going strong outside - they’re against a very sheltered wall, still picking handfuls every day!
    My 3 crimson cherry’s are still going strong outside - they’re against a very sheltered wall, still picking handfuls every day!
    My 3 crimson cherry’s are still going strong outside - they’re against a very sheltered wall, still picking handfuls every day!
    My 3 crimson cherry’s are still going strong outside - they’re against a very sheltered wall, still picking handfuls every day!
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  3. ARMANDII
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    THE VEGETABLE GROWING THREAD 2018

    Put my Autumn planting garlic (Germidour) in this afternoon.Yet again I've lost quite a bit of my saved stock for replanting to white rot, so don't trust any of it. I might be moving to a new...
    Put my Autumn planting garlic (Germidour) in this afternoon.Yet again I've lost quite a bit of my saved stock for replanting to white rot, so don't trust any of it. I might be moving to a new plot in a year's time and I don't want to take the white rot with me, so I bought 4 bulbs from Wilkos...
    Put my Autumn planting garlic (Germidour) in this afternoon.Yet again I've lost quite a bit of my saved stock for replanting to white rot, so don't trust any of it. I might be moving to a new plot in a year's time and I don't want to take the...
    Put my Autumn planting garlic (Germidour) in this afternoon.Yet again I've lost quite a bit of my saved stock for replanting to white rot, so don't trust any of it. I might be moving to a new...
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  4. ARMANDII
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    THE CHILLIES THREAD 2018

    A little earlier tonight I delivered another couple of 4ft high Naga plants to one of the nearby 'Indian' (actually Bangladeshi) restaurants. That's the seventh to that establishment and I have...
    A little earlier tonight I delivered another couple of 4ft high Naga plants to one of the nearby 'Indian' (actually Bangladeshi) restaurants. That's the seventh to that establishment and I have six more that have been ordered - they think it's a bargain at £5 each :dbgrtmb:. The staff have them for...
    A little earlier tonight I delivered another couple of 4ft high Naga plants to one of the nearby 'Indian' (actually Bangladeshi) restaurants. That's the seventh to that establishment and I have six more that have been ordered - they think it's a...
    A little earlier tonight I delivered another couple of 4ft high Naga plants to one of the nearby 'Indian' (actually Bangladeshi) restaurants. That's the seventh to that establishment and I have...
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  5. ARMANDII
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    TALLEST SUNFLOWER AND LARGEST SUNFLOWER HEAD 2018

    Ooh dear ,feeling sad, just seen Gail's name. I'll say one thing only, then say no more. I miss her cheery outlook on life! I think we all sometimes need that! Life can be cruel, it can be brutal,...
    Ooh dear ,feeling sad, just seen Gail's name. I'll say one thing only, then say no more. I miss her cheery outlook on life! I think we all sometimes need that! Life can be cruel, it can be brutal, it can destroy people, to have a ray of sunshine, wherever it comes from, is precious:spinning:
    Ooh dear ,feeling sad, just seen Gail's name. I'll say one thing only, then say no more. I miss her cheery outlook on life! I think we all sometimes need that! Life can be cruel, it can be brutal, it can destroy people, to have a ray of sunshine,...
    Ooh dear ,feeling sad, just seen Gail's name. I'll say one thing only, then say no more. I miss her cheery outlook on life! I think we all sometimes need that! Life can be cruel, it can be brutal,...
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  6. Zigs
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    Giant Onions 2018

    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure...
    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure how long I'll be out of action or when!
    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure how long I'll be out of action or when!
    That was my plan but we've decided on a complete re-vamp of the bottom (veg & fruit) garden along with a bigger greenhouse I'll have to build. Trouble is, I'll have to undergo surgery so not sure...
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  7. JWK
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    Tomato Grafting

    The pepmatoes are slowing down due to the cooler autumnal weather.But, behold, a fully formed Snackbite Sweet Pepper!
    The pepmatoes are slowing down due to the cooler autumnal weather.But, behold, a fully formed Snackbite Sweet Pepper!
    The pepmatoes are slowing down due to the cooler autumnal weather.But, behold, a fully formed Snackbite Sweet Pepper!
    The pepmatoes are slowing down due to the cooler autumnal weather.But, behold, a fully formed Snackbite Sweet Pepper!
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  8. ARMANDII
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    PUMPKIN GROWING THREAD 2018

    Sadly, Rocket Ron turned out to be a bit of a dud.Although seven pumpkins in total formed on the main vine, all but one were aborted due to the summer heat. The one remaining did reach the size...
    Sadly, Rocket Ron turned out to be a bit of a dud.Although seven pumpkins in total formed on the main vine, all but one were aborted due to the summer heat. The one remaining did reach the size of a big pomelo before it was donated, while still immature, to eager looking human...
    Sadly, Rocket Ron turned out to be a bit of a dud.Although seven pumpkins in total formed on the main vine, all but one were aborted due to the summer heat. The one remaining did reach the size of a big pomelo before it was donated, while still...
    Sadly, Rocket Ron turned out to be a bit of a dud.Although seven pumpkins in total formed on the main vine, all but one were aborted due to the summer heat. The one remaining did reach the size...
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  9. misterQ
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    The Spud In A Bucket Growing Competition 2018

    @misterQ , great job on reporting your veggie trials , well done ! :blue thumb:
    @misterQ , great job on reporting your veggie trials , well done ! :blue thumb:
    @misterQ , great job on reporting your veggie trials , well done ! :blue thumb:
    @misterQ , great job on reporting your veggie trials , well done ! :blue thumb:
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  10. ARMANDII
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    THE TATTIES THREAD 2018

    Not a sign of blight yet but decided to cut off the haulms of my PFAs yesterday just in case as the weather is not nearly as good/dry as it has been. The only spuds I have not cut down yet are my...
    Not a sign of blight yet but decided to cut off the haulms of my PFAs yesterday just in case as the weather is not nearly as good/dry as it has been. The only spuds I have not cut down yet are my Sarpo Mira (1st year of growing these) The haulms must be about 5ft tall:yikes:. They have fallen over but...
    Not a sign of blight yet but decided to cut off the haulms of my PFAs yesterday just in case as the weather is not nearly as good/dry as it has been. The only spuds I have not cut down yet are my Sarpo Mira (1st year of growing these) The haulms...
    Not a sign of blight yet but decided to cut off the haulms of my PFAs yesterday just in case as the weather is not nearly as good/dry as it has been. The only spuds I have not cut down yet are my...
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  11. ARMANDII
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    THE TOMATO SEED SWAP THREAD 2018

    It's only partially archived, only tomato varieties beginning with the letter A Category:Tomato Variety List - Tatiana's TOMATOBaseEverything else is missing, for example
    It's only partially archived, only tomato varieties beginning with the letter A Category:Tomato Variety List - Tatiana's TOMATOBaseEverything else is missing, for example
    It's only partially archived, only tomato varieties beginning with the letter A Category:Tomato Variety List - Tatiana's TOMATOBaseEverything else is missing, for example
    It's only partially archived, only tomato varieties beginning with the letter A Category:Tomato Variety List - Tatiana's TOMATOBaseEverything else is missing, for example
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  12. Steve R
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    Sowing seeds too early.

    We do it every year don't we! Too eager to begin the process and end up with weak, leggy seedlings :blue thumb:
    We do it every year don't we! Too eager to begin the process and end up with weak, leggy seedlings :blue thumb:
    We do it every year don't we! Too eager to begin the process and end up with weak, leggy seedlings :blue thumb:
    We do it every year don't we! Too eager to begin the process and end up with weak, leggy seedlings :blue thumb:
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  13. Steve R
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    Giant Pumpkin Growing Guide

    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
    Might be best to post this on the 2016 Pumpkin Growing thread @Snowbaby
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  15. Vince
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    I don't like fruit!

    That's them! Those prickles even go through rose pruning gloves! I made the mistake of leaving the husks in the border the first year. Shan't do that again!
    That's them! Those prickles even go through rose pruning gloves! I made the mistake of leaving the husks in the border the first year. Shan't do that again!
    That's them! Those prickles even go through rose pruning gloves! I made the mistake of leaving the husks in the border the first year. Shan't do that again!
    That's them! Those prickles even go through rose pruning gloves! I made the mistake of leaving the husks in the border the first year. Shan't do that again!
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  16. pilotax

    First time with Swiss Chard

    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get...
    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get the root and leaves to eat. I grew Swiss Chard Bright Lights a few years ago and while it looked...
    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get the root and leaves to eat. I grew Swiss Chard...
    Just as an aside if you like Beetroot I wouldn't bother to grow Swiss Chard. Beetroot was originally grown for it's leaves not root! The leaves are very similar in taste to Swiss Chard. So you get...
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  17. JWK
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    Gardener's Delight Tomato Seed Germination and Growing Thread

    I've removed all my gardeners Delight plants that were tasteless and am just left with 2005 and 2012 plants. This is a 2005 in the greenhouse. I have more outdoors that are still producing too.
    I've removed all my gardeners Delight plants that were tasteless and am just left with 2005 and 2012 plants. This is a 2005 in the greenhouse. I have more outdoors that are still producing too.
    I've removed all my gardeners Delight plants that were tasteless and am just left with 2005 and 2012 plants. This is a 2005 in the greenhouse. I have more outdoors that are still producing too.
    I've removed all my gardeners Delight plants that were tasteless and am just left with 2005 and 2012 plants. This is a 2005 in the greenhouse. I have more outdoors that are still producing too.
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  18. Annemieke

    How do I mash turnips or swedes?

    Be careful not to over-boil swede, as it will turn into hockey pucks if you boil it too long.
    Be careful not to over-boil swede, as it will turn into hockey pucks if you boil it too long.
    Be careful not to over-boil swede, as it will turn into hockey pucks if you boil it too long.
    Be careful not to over-boil swede, as it will turn into hockey pucks if you boil it too long.
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  19. Kennywesley

    Vegetable seeds you can sow now

    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard...
    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard Greens.Pak Choy.
    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard Greens.Pak Choy.
    Yep, ordinary garlic purchased from my local pavement stall vendor, £1 for 5 bulbs.Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'.Radish - I am growing them for the leaves.Gai Choy aka Chinese Mustard...
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  20. Logan
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    Fruit Harvest

    We now have picked all the Court Pendu Plat, Crown Gold,Suntan and Catshead (those we can reach) There are still the Ashmeads to go. So how many kilos? Say 200 kilos.
    We now have picked all the Court Pendu Plat, Crown Gold,Suntan and Catshead (those we can reach) There are still the Ashmeads to go. So how many kilos? Say 200 kilos.
    We now have picked all the Court Pendu Plat, Crown Gold,Suntan and Catshead (those we can reach) There are still the Ashmeads to go. So how many kilos? Say 200 kilos.
    We now have picked all the Court Pendu Plat, Crown Gold,Suntan and Catshead (those we can reach) There are still the Ashmeads to go. So how many kilos? Say 200 kilos.
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  21. Crumpy

    Pumpkins

    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
    Yes needs some sun to ripen properly, but usually left on the plant.
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  22. Habanerohead

    Forgotten onions - pull them or leave them in?

    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
    @JWKThanks. I'd been thinking they'd go tough like leeks, but you're right - thinking of when I'm cooking, the mushy ones are the ones that have sprouted.I'll get them up then.Cheers.
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  23. Mariea

    Anything that can be planted now?

    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a...
    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a similar climate. I certainly grow garlic outside planting cloves any time soon but have never thought of...
    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a similar climate. I certainly grow garlic outside...
    Can you over winter onions @WeeTam? Do you mean sets or seed grown? Under cover ie greenhouse/poly tunnel or outside? I know you live in Scotland too so interested in you experience having a...
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  24. karaman

    Postules on my vine leaves - what to do?

    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not...
    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not sure why though, perhaps the extra sun we had this summer helped improving the taste.I guess I'll...
    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not sure why though, perhaps the extra sun we had this...
    I think you were right. It is an edible variety. The birds did away with most of the fruits before they got ripe enough to pick. But I tried some of what is left and this year it tastes nice. Not...
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  25. Xxxlizxxx

    Saving potatoes for seed.

    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
    I'm only talking about saving 'seed' potatoes from varieties that are no longer commercially available
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  26. silu

    To pick or not to pick that is the question!

    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others,...
    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others, pressed enough cooker juice to mix with eater juice (bottled last year) made 18 galls cider, and...
    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others, pressed enough cooker juice to mix with eater...
    We've picked most of the cooking apples from a disabled friends tree, collected all the usuable windfalls, made apple pies for him (and us), bagged up some picked apples for him to give to others,...
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  27. workatron

    Can someone help me identify these berries?

    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
    Before I saw the answers I thought they were grapes and laughed at myself for potentially eating poisonous berries if I was there =pEdit: They look lovely though are they easy to grow?
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  28. Sac22

    Peppers?

    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
    Think that might be the one! Thank you for your help everyone :)
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  29. Snowbaby

    Strawberry plant Q

    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor...
    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor taking cuttings and no need for root division.Whether in the case of fruits such as strawberries or...
    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor taking cuttings and no need for root...
    These runners or shoots are the plants natural means of increasing, of continuing the species etc. For the gardener they can be a great asset. Wowee! no need to save and sow seed, no need dor...
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  30. lowrider69

    Butternut Squash Seeds

    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
    oh right never knew that I was growing yellow courgette next to them so better not use them then
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  31. lowrider69

    when to havest sprouts

    I'm glad to say.
    I'm glad to say.
    I'm glad to say.
    I'm glad to say.
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  32. nikirushka

    Root ball size for fruit trees?

    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should...
    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should move OK once the leaves have dropped would be the best time I'm thinking.A good stake might be...
    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should move OK once the leaves have dropped would be the...
    Nurseries often replant young trees a couple of times I believe. It's done to create a compact root ball of fine roots.Yours look fairly young, not sure how long they have been there, but should...
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  33. Conor Dowd

    Is this potato blight?

    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind...
    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind at ease. And of course it's a perfect excuse to maybe eat a few tomorrow.I first noticed the leaves...
    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind at ease. And of course it's a perfect excuse to...
    @all -Many thanks for the useful replies. I won't do anything drastic just yet, but may pull a few tomorrow and cut them in half to see if the potatoes are healthy on the inside to put my mind...
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  34. Greecko

    Winter crops

    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you...
    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you like to eat. Lettuce can be grown too. I don't like it so don't bother.
    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you like to eat. Lettuce can be grown too. I don't...
    I'd spend the time getting rid of those nasty weeds. I've marestail too, blinking nuisance. I like to grow spinach and chard. Both stand through the dismal Scottish weather. It depends on what you...
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