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    newby74 is offline Germinator
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    i'm a newby . I've only been here since yesterday. I've planted red roosters my son loves so much & my sister in law gave me maris pipers & red onions as a starter. I'm so excited to be growing my own. as my fingers aren't as green as most what else can I start growing.

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    Hi and welcome to the Vine. i have moved this into a thread of its own so people can see your post.
    Plant what you like to eat mate
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    I think FionaH's advice is spot on-if you start with what you like top eat, that's a good enough starting point
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    Hi Newby74!

    I started growing last year mainly from pots and a couple of home made planters. I tried all sorts:

    Potatoes, leeks, chillies, tomatoes, runner beans, perpetual spinach, cucumbers, courgettes, Swedes, carotts

    I had varied success but loved every minute!

    This year I'm try Beetroot, spring onions and lettuces as well as the usuals from last year!
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    I meant: 'carrots' and 'trying'!!!!!!
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    thanks Mantha81, I feel like a loner and not even sure how to use this site to the fullest. Getting used to the lingo is bad enuff!! shame you can't grow fish in the garden, hahahaha!! I'm a recently diagnosed diabetic & growing my own is the way to go, I'm finding it fun.

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    good idea, i love spring greens, onions & garlic. But potatoes are just wonderful, especially red roosters. Wow

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    Hi Newby

    I am fairly new here myself ..........radish is easy from seed if you like it, parsley takes weeks to come from seed, you could buy a few plants as well as lettuce and cabbage plants and set them. Rhubarb is good too, lots of manure in the planting hole...qb

    ps. Newby, If you can get some artichoke roots and get them started they are very high in natural insulin, which may be of some use to you . Also if you start growing sweet cicily it's leaves will reduce the amount of sweetner you need to use with rhubarb and other fruit.
    Last edited by Queen bee; 03-04-2011 at 11:15 PM.

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