Hello from the Midlands

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Hello from the Midlands
« on: August 31, 2016, 15:04 »
Hi All.
My Name is David, Iím 32 and have never been classed as Ďgreen fingeredí.
Iíve recently moved out from the hustle and bustle of Stafford town centre to the middle of know where with lots of fresh air, good soil and space to grow things 
There are already 2 vegi patches marked out (that are very overgrown) and a greenhouse that is in the need of some repair.
Iím really looking forward to growing my own food and want to be as sustainable as possible.
The only clear steps I have made is making what I believe is, a very good chicken coop (I made this from scratch and will post up some pics later if anyone is interested). Iíll be picking up some rescue ex battery hens at the end of this week.

As the forum name suggests I also brew my own beer (another hobby Iíve recently got into) and would love to grow my own hops to brew with.

Iím looking forward to being part of this forum and any advice any one can offer to a complete newbie would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards

David

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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 15:10 »
Hi David, and welcome to the forum.

Sounds as if you will have a good set up, after a bit of prep work  :D
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 15:12 »
I'll try and get some pictures up later on today  :)

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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 15:28 »
Welcome David  :D

You'll find lots of help and advice from our members but beware... 10 gardeners can give 12 conflicting opinions  :nowink:
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 17:06 »
Hi David
 You will get plenty of help on here,i have not been a member for very long,i have switched from breeding poultry for the last 15yrs,to more work on the garden and the veg patch,i still have some chickens,you cannot be without your own eggs,having your own fruit and veg is a real winner good luck.
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 19:43 »
So, the garden I have isnt very wide but it is very long!
There's also some space at the side where the chickens are going to live.
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2016, 20:18 »
Hi and welcome  :)

It looks like a lovely spot to live in.  That garden is a good size as well  :)

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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 08:45 »
Hi and welcome  :)

It looks like a lovely spot to live in.  That garden is a good size as well  :)

Its amazing, there's nothing for miles!   :D

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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 08:47 »
Here's some pictures of my 'to be repaired' greenhouse with a very sorry hop plant growing up the side....
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 08:48 »
And here's the compost heap I knocked together...
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 08:50 »
No mans land at the end of the garden needs to be reclaimed (which isnt going to be fun) and the 2 small vegi patches need digging out..... lots of prep work needed......
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 08:52 »
And finally, here's the coop I built.....
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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2016, 21:26 »
Welcome to the site and congrats on your veggie patches / greenhouse!
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Hello from the Midlands
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 13:34 »
Welcome to the site and congrats on your veggie patches / greenhouse!

Thanks to everyone for the friendly welcome, cant wait for this weekend so I can get in the garden and start clearing and marking out my new plots (probly down in no mans land), lets just hope the weather holds out for a few more days!



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