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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2020, 16:34 »
How about Ginger or Peanuts? I have germinated a piece of ginger from a supermarket and its now into its third season. I have also managed to germinate Peanuts bought in their shells for eating. I planted them over the allotment and they did not really do anything but they did survive the season, You might not get much of a harvest but might win "Best in Show"!

We did try peanuts one year, we got two when we emptied the tub, I read they need around 80 ish consecutive sunshine days, we dont get that  :wub:
We also tried Okra, again it wasn't very good, maybe our climate is just far too hot for them  8)
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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2021, 21:17 »
I grew Yacon last year, Didn't get much of a crop and the tubers were not as sweet as suggested. Tossed the remains.

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2021, 18:52 »
I would go with aubergines in big pots and lots of basil :)

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2021, 09:12 »
A year without chillies... the horror!
I have grown a pumpkin plant in the tunnel to see how much bigger I can get one to grow with the extra heat, but I'm not sure that would work with your container setup.

Not a pumpkin, but a squash: Butterbush, which can be grown in a pot.

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2021, 20:10 »
Back to peppers this year  :lol:

We enjoyed a different fruit picking but this year back to peppers, Pusa Jwala, Prik Kee Noo, Padron  and Trinidad Perfume.

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2021, 22:58 »
If you have various veggies or herbs that you've thought about growing, but haven't tried before, why not devote a small amount of space to several things? Sort of a test drive to see what you like.

In a greenhouse/polytunnel, I would be trying different salad crops in that space (might be different crops for you  though).
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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2021, 08:15 »
Im on a pepper year this season as well. 

So far I have sown Trepadeira Werner, Albertos Locoto and Hungarian Peach Pepper as my hot ones.  I have no idea why the Hungarian ones are called peach as they are tiny red birds eye ones, but I got the seed from a Hungarian seed supplier and that is what they called them  :lol:

Instead of Trinidad Perfume, which Aidy and I both like, I have a new one - Havana Gold.  These allegedly also have full habanero flavour but are mild enough to eat raw.  Ill let you know on that one  ;)

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2021, 09:41 »
You wontet any for this year but what about pineapples? There was a lady on gardeners world (repeated) that grew pineapple just from bought pineapple tops & actually got pineapples eventually. Might be worth a try?
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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2021, 12:28 »



Instead of Trinidad Perfume, which Aidy and I both like, I have a new one - Havana Gold.  These allegedly also have full habanero flavour but are mild enough to eat raw.  Ill let you know on that one  ;)

Be interesting the outcome.

You wontet any for this year but what about pineapples? There was a lady on gardeners world (repeated) that grew pineapple just from bought pineapple tops & actually got pineapples eventually. Might be worth a try?

Up here in tropics pineapples, bannanas etc are the norm on the plots ;)


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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2021, 12:38 »

Just sown some peas and broad beans to put in the raised no dig beds. I have tried before but they normally drown in the waterlogged ground but no problem now! The peas have to be in early or it is a waste of time they just frazzle in the sun any later than beginning June. Will be doing early brassicas as well .

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2021, 13:06 »
Hello how about strawberries 8 in a grow bag or make a frame out of old ladders and put grow bags on the frame and have 2 layers  jezza

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2021, 13:54 »
You could do what I do, save any potatoes that have rooted in the kitchen cupboard, then chuck them all in a container and you will be so surprised at the crop you will get.    Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2021, 20:35 »
Some sort of squash or if you can regulate the temp i would start a micro brewery ! :)

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Re: Any different ideas anyone?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2021, 04:00 »
Giant veg maybe



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