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    Quote Originally Posted by brmead View Post
    Haha! Not that sort of psychologist, I promise!

    That's one of the things i'm looking forward to. I'm hoping that all the hard work this year will pay off and I'll get a regular harvest. How did you find getting started?
    How did I get started? I opened the door and there it was...

    On a more serious note, I'm not quite sure why the bug bit. We bought our first (and so far only) house, and it had a lovely garden that inspired me to give it a go, but it also frustrated me as there wasn't much space that wasn't allocated. There are allotments behind our house, so I put my name down for a half plot (three year wait), that autumn I got one, and then a few years later the old boy with the other half handed his keys in...

    I think it was the taste of home-grown strawberries that did it for me - some are OK, but some are so much better than that. I also like growing tomatoes (even though I'm not a huge fan of eating them).

    My mum's always been a keen gardener, so that put me in that way of thinking I suppose.

    Now I've got a son and he's showing an interest (although it does make it rather less relaxing...)
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    Hello and welcome to the vine Brmead.
    I'm a back garden grower that went from a couple of pots to filling in a pond and digging up the lawn, growing veg seems to takeover.

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    I started as a worm and woodlice trainer when I was a kid and needed somewhere to keep the menagerie.

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    Hello welcome to the vine,congratulations having your own garden it’s a great place to be. I made loads of mistakes in the beginning but then you learn sometimes,it makes you feel good to finally succeed when you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    I started as a worm and woodlice trainer when I was a kid and needed somewhere to keep the menagerie.
    That explains the tall hat... did you have a whip as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    That explains the tall hat... did you have a whip as well?
    Yep - and a very very tiny chair.
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    Welcome, brmead! My parents were quite keen gardeners and had space to grow quite a lot of veg. As a child I wasn't very interested but once we got a house of our own with a garden we got stuck in. Over the years we've had successes and failures, and sometimes gardening has been overtaken by family and work commitments, but now retired we have more time to put some serious effort in. Also, the rise of the internet means there is so much more information and practical ideas readily available. Enjoy the journey!

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