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    CoffeeKev Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi I'm Kev from Lancashire

    New gardener. Really should of listened to my parents growing up when they were telling me garden things

    I now have a small garden soil down both sides a lawn....complete with pet rabbits

    So far I've got some tomato plants that I bought through the post and I'm just waiting on the first truss...which I believe is the name for the flowers

    I want to grow more veg and fruit but have next to no knowledge

    Thinking salad leaves, carrots and radishes as seem to have missed the boat for this year with growing stuff

    Any tips, idiot guides, websites welcome
     
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        Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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        Hi @CoffeeKev :sign0016: to the forum and nice to have you with us :)

        I don't grow things so sorry i'm unable to help in that department where as Freddy does...i'd also add a discussion in this section :thumbsup:

        Edible Gardening
         
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          I love the Dr Hessayon books :dbgrtmb: so much information and in an easy to understand format :)
          Loads of books and information on the internet but these books stand the test of time :)
           
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            Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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            @Loki I looked what his books was about and came across this...which you would aready know about reading the books but useful for others :)

            David Gerald Hessayon is a British author and botanist of Cypriot descent who is known for a best-selling series of gardening manuals known as the "Expert Guides" under his title Dr. D. G. Hessayon. The series started in 1958 with Be Your Own Gardening Expert and in 2008 it celebrated its 50th anniversary and the 50 millionth copy in print. They have become the best selling gardening books in history.
             
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              They are fab @Gail_68
              Imagine ' ladybird ' books but for gardening :dbgrtmb:
              Oh dear, just showed my age, hope you know what I mean though:thumbsup:
               
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                Don't worry mate I used to read them myself ;) :heehee:
                 
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                  Hi @CoffeeKev ,

                  :sign0016:

                  Welcome to Gardeners Corner :)

                  I'm the same as Gail , just grow ornamentals ( flowers etc ) Tomatoes and a couple of dwarf fruit trees, but there are quite a few peeps on here who grow veggies so help will never be far away :)
                   
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                    Herbs that can be sown now, for harvesting this year
                    Coriander and basil
                    Parsley should have been started months ago, chives also.
                    Mint is always best from cuttings so is oregano.
                    Thyme is very temperamental, buy plants not seed ( life is to short ) also with rosemary.
                     
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                      Maturity comes with age. Add the two together and you have Beauty
                       
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                        Good evening mike, I hope you are well.
                         
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                          Hi...welcome to GC :sign0016:
                           
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                            :thankyou: darling [​IMG]….me and @Loki appreciate the comment :)
                             
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                            Cheers for the responses guys. I think a lot of work this year will be prep for next season.

                            I actually have that book and forgot. Someone bought it me years ago

                            Time to dig it out
                             
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                              Hi,

                              Sounds more like a shopping list for Bugs Bunny than yourself ! :snorky:

                              Its still not too late to grow many veg, if you can find some young plants in the garden centers like leeks and brassicas / broccoli etc they will give you fresh food right though to next spring.

                              Carrots and radish seed, still time, I'm only just sowing my runner beans, so you can easily get some growing now, nothing hard about them, better than reading a book in this weather.

                              If you are anywhere near the M62 its worth visiting Gordon Riggs center at Walsden/Todmorden ( much bigger than the Rochdale branch)
                               
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