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    Default Membersip numbers going up

    Just looked today and there are so many members on the grapevine (triple figures). I joined a few months ago and then there were only a handful of us.
    The amount of information I have gained over a short time due to others kindness in answering my questions has been of great benefit. I hope all others on the grapevine enjoy their stay as much as me.
    I look forward to reading all the future gems.
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    Yes it is good that the membership is growing - it can only be a good thing. I enjoy picking other peoples brains and also giving some advice. We should have a section at this time of the year for recommending good varieties of vegetables.
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    I just think its great that people take the time to help out, where they've got more experience and so on. Not all the answers are in books, it really helps to get specific info. I've already learnt a lot, so thank you!

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    I used to have an allotment but due to spinal problems I couldn't keep it on and changed my small front garden (10' x 18' - I have no back garden) into a mini allotment (no greenhouse - boo hoo - just coldframe) and several raised beds. So, being on this site has been a great help, it brings back that feel I missed from the allotment - I think it's important to share information and growing techniques or else in the long run some of the best, and weirdest will be lost.

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    Default Lesley Jay's suggestion

    Hi LJ
    I think your suggestion that we should have a section where we can list our favourite varieties of various veggies is just what we need to keep us going through the winter months.
    GYO have a "what's hot and what's not" article this month but it would be an idea if members could state from experience what varieties they favour and why.
    I'll start a new thread in "Veggin' Out" as I feel this would be the best place for it. Look forward to everyone's views ( and whether or not they agree with the descriptions as per the multitude of seed catalogues !)
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    Would just like to add my support for all the advice that is being passed over through the forum - its great! Why though are we "junior members"? When or how does one make the higher grade?
    Sewer rat - great idea about members identifying what has grown well for them - could I suggest though that members identify whether they live south or north (or indeed far north) as what might be appropriate in the south will not be for us further north.
    Thanks to all for the great advice so far!

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    Hi Jennie
    Thanks for agreeing with the idea though it wasn't mine but Lesley Jay's idea! I agree that a note of where the member gardens would be useful though I can't see anyone out there beating you as far as being "North" goes .
    To progress from Junior member to member, keep posting ! I think it is dependent on the number of posts -in the region of thirty will gain you a "promotion" to member. This being a fairly new forum, there are currently only three members, the rest of us being junior members (for a wee while longer anyway).
    Let us know your favourite veg varieties and that will be another post to your credit !
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    Oooops sorry Lesley!
    Thanks Rat for explanation re Junior Membership - initially I thought you were all really clued up 14 year olds!

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