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    B Porcupine is offline Germinator
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    It's (celeriac) on my list of possibly not growing again. I love it and it's really expensive to buy here, but I can never get it to produce a decent root. I read last year it needs lots of water... Might give it a last go this year. And if it's nothing doing, that's it. Never again.
    I took the advice of removing the lowest set of leaves around the ball, slowly as it grew. Not quite scientific, but it worked enough that I will do it again! Also, I started them very early as they seem to need a long season...February if my memory serves (ha!).
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    Not had much luck with

    Celery, Fennel Bulbs, Marketmore cucumber,

    Last chance saloon with Parsnips.
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    Potatoes. Cheap as raw chips in the shops. There's always some left in the ground that spoils other beds.
    Onions (from seed or set). Soil is too heavy for a good root run and it's far too rainy and overcast here. There's a reason they're grown commercially in East Anglia on light soil and cheap in the supermarket.
    Garlic. Not enough sun to swell them. No idea how they're grown in Nairn -maybe alluvial soil?
    Pak choi. Tried everything direct.shade spring/summer/autumn and they bolt.
    Fennel - has never came to anything.
    Kohlrabi. Slug magnets.
    Cauliflower.
    Radishes - not ready, not ready, not ready, not ready, tough and fibrous..
    Cucurbs. pernickity with watering. I got some good ones my first year of growing before I started telling myself I can't grow them. Beginner's luck
    Mediterranean herbs. This ain't the med.
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    JPA, is it safe to assume you are in Nairn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPotteringAbout View Post
    Mediterranean herbs. This ain't the med.
    I'm not in the Med either if you're talking about the typical Med climate. And I too have to be realistic. I love rhubarb and all my Brit friends keep asking me to grow some because they want some too. But my soil is alkaline and, more importantly, it's just too hot in summer.
    Note to self: Getting too old not to have a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    JPA, is it safe to assume you are in Nairn?
    Yes, you'd be safe,.
    I'm not though. There's a garlic farm in Nairn that sells seed garlic and I wonder how on earth they grow it successfully there.

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    Default Cooking okra

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    Okra. I grew this about 30 years ago and still almost retch when I think of it. Disgusting slimy stuff - yuck.
    I always dry fry it, it doesn’t go slimy that way
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    Thumbs up Chitting Sweetcorn

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    After many years of trying to grow sweetcorn, this year was the last time. One kernel on a cob, that's all, two cobs on a plant, both equally pathetic. Even the chooks turned their beaks up at them.

    Second, Rosella, tomato. Lovely taste, very productive but..................split too easily, fall off the vine as soon as you look at them and make a splatty mess in the GH. Next year, there's be hundreds of self seeded Rosellas coming back to haunt me.

    Is there anything you'll never grow again?
    Try chitting sweetcorn. Plastic takeaway box, wet paper towel in bottom, add seeds, cover and leave in warm place. Check daily after three days, when one has sprouted the others soon join them. The sprout is the root so when you pot them they go downwards. Works for me every seed, every time.
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