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Hi from West Cork

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Vagabond

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Hi from West Cork
« on: March 27, 2016, 10:48 »
Hello from a veggie growing virgin (so to speak!)
We moved to West Cork after years in the tropics and I have no experience of growing veggies in this climate. But we've built raised beds, started a compost heap and yesterday I planted my first onions.
A kind friend has given me some seeds - fortunately with instructions on the packets - but she also gave me a handful of broad beans, so I'll have to do some research about what to do with them.
I'm hoping you friendly, experienced folk will be able to offer advice as and when I need it and in return I'll regale you with my triumphs and disasters.

 

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Re: Hi from West Cork
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2016, 16:51 »
Hi there, and welcome to the forum

I was wondered where you lived in the tropics?
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Re: Hi from West Cork
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2016, 17:26 »
Hi Sunshineband
I was in Fiji. We did grow fruit and veg there, but it was so ridiculously easy I can't say I gained any experience. It was generally a case of sticking something in the ground, sitting back and watching it grow.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 17:27 »
What a fantastic time you must have had! We do need to make a small effort to make sure we give everything the best chance to thrive, but we do manage to grow plenty alright! I'm sure you will too 😊😊

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Re: Hi from West Cork
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 20:04 »
Welcome to the site  :D

I think Ireland has tropical levels of rainfall  :wub:  ;)  :D but the temperatures might take some getting used to!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Hi from West Cork
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 20:15 »
Ha ha - yes, the rainfall is comparable - the temperature definitely isn't!

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Re: Hi from West Cork
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 21:09 »
Hello vagabond and welcome. I have been lucky enough to visit Fiji.... Loved it.

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Re: Hi from West Cork
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 16:33 »
Thanks, Fairy Plotmother. Fiji is a beautiful country and I miss many aspects of it... but West Cork is very beautiful too, so I don't feel hard done by.  :D

p.s. love your username!



 

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