Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 17 to 24 of 73
Like Tree172Likes

Thread: Plants from pips/stones and kitchen scraps - a Challenge ;)

  1. #17
    muddled's Avatar
    muddled is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,751

    Default

    All the men in my family worked on the docks.
    My nan was notorious for making grandad stand on newspaper when he got home, while he took his boots off and while she unfolded the turn-ups on his trouser bottoms.
    Whatever fell out she would plant and grow.
    This was considered most eccentric behaviour for a working class woman in the thirties and forties.

    Family legend has it that their small yard in Paradise street did indeed resemble paradise.

  2. #18
    noviceveggrower's Avatar
    noviceveggrower is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Redditch
    Posts
    3,014
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default

    My mom has got some bramley apple seeds for the kids to plant. Think she has some orange pips as well for them.
    veggiechicken and Norfolkgrey like this.

  3. #19
    noviceveggrower's Avatar
    noviceveggrower is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Redditch
    Posts
    3,014
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default

    Blimey its taken me ages to find this thread. Anyway I have found it and have had some apple seeds start to grow
    So going to get some pics taken and post them

  4. #20
    sparrow100's Avatar
    sparrow100 is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,865

    Default

    I missed this thread,and the boat, on this one. I tried japonica seeds and failed miserably - I wanted to have some plants to put on the high bank of the allotment pond, given that the fruit are pretty tasty too.

    Next year. Unless Christmas Pippin seeds are real tryers or my quince seeds from the freezer work out ok.
    http://mudandgluts.com - growing fruit and veg in suburbia

  5. #21
    noviceveggrower's Avatar
    noviceveggrower is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Redditch
    Posts
    3,014
    Blog Entries
    42

    Default

    These are my apple seedlings. The three in the pot are Pink Lady, they are being re potted later today. The others I believe are Gala, I think as the labels have gone missing again.

    Attachment 60182 Attachment 60183

    Attachment 60184 Attachment 60185

    So still a few years to wait for some apples I think

  6. #22
    Lisasbolt's Avatar
    Lisasbolt is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Almeria, Spain
    Posts
    2,254

    Default

    I also missed this thread.
    I would love a pear and apple tree, might give them a go. I would have trees planted everywhere for everything but the watering is a big issue. I will have to think of something.

    Have you just got them on a windowsill? just think of light levels at this time of year

  7. #23
    Lisasbolt's Avatar
    Lisasbolt is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Almeria, Spain
    Posts
    2,254

    Default

    Just had a look and have nothing but pomegranates and lemons, so might do a few of those.

  8. #24
    KevinM67's Avatar
    KevinM67 is offline Cropper
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Malahide, County Dublin
    Posts
    1,756

    Default

    Not a fruit obviously, but does sweetcorn work ?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts