Veggie Growers

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Veggie Growers

A group for those who enjoy growing their own veg, fruit, flowers or whatever else! 

Location: Down the garden, in the shed, or anywhere else suitably 'growy' :)
Members: 79
Latest Activity: Oct 22

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Growing Organic Veggies and Fruits

Started by Nancy Villatoro. Last reply by Sylvie Laflamme Jul 23. 14 Replies

Has anyone grown any veggies or fruits and what are the best way to repel insects naturally without killing them?-thanks Continue

Growing indoors.

Started by Steff. Last reply by Sylvie Laflamme Jul 23. 2 Replies

I have no garden :( So I am trying to grow a few things indoors, I have a few herbs so far although they were already grown when I bought them (complete beginner!) What do you grow inside? I was…Continue

Tags: indoors, planting, herbs, growing, gardening

Suggestion: Shady Pot Plants

Started by Anne. Last reply by Anne May 12. 2 Replies

Hello Veggie Gardeners! I'm still a novice gardener. Somehow my green thumb didn't appear magically, so I had to chose to plant 007 veggies, i.e. plants that has strong survival instinct (otherwise…Continue

Tags: Recommendation, Garden, Shade, Pot

Avocado Growing

Started by Ryan. Last reply by Sam Mar 31. 8 Replies

Hey guysJust wondering if anyone had experience in growing avocados? They're amazing and I would like a self sustained way of getting them. Are they tricky to grow and what's the best way to go about…Continue

Tags: growing, Avocados

Comment Wall

Comment by Lauren Woods on April 27, 2013 at 12:42pm

Thank you for making this group :)!! You know your stuff, excited to learn xo

Comment by Sam on April 27, 2013 at 6:50pm

Oh, I don't know if I know my stuff that well but I'll do my best :)

Comment by Sandy on May 6, 2013 at 2:16pm

Starting to learn to grow things...

Comment by Lauren Woods on May 15, 2013 at 2:21am

I had a dream about gardening. Hells to the yes.

Comment by Sam on August 4, 2013 at 1:38am

Oops, not posted on this group in a while! How is everyone getting on out in their gardens? We're harvesting loads of stuff at the moment... Broccoli, broad beans, peas, runner beans, kale, cabbage, potatoes, soft fruit (strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and red, black and white currants). Onions and garlic aren't doing so well but they're in new beds so the fertility isn't great.

I get such a good feeling eating fruit and veg straight from the garden :D

Comment by Neil Blonstein on August 14, 2013 at 11:36am

I have some property in Florida with a dozen fruit trees. I visit a few times a year from New York City. My mom and a gardener take care of the basics.

Comment by Dara on August 14, 2013 at 11:47am
I actually started eating whole foods before I stopped eating meat. I do believe that we should save our seeds as way of giving back to the earth what we are taking. My first patio garden started this year. They grew, but did not vear any fruit so far :( Any tips for someone trying to garden in the desert?
Comment by Sam on August 14, 2013 at 5:00pm

Hi Dara, what did you try to grow? If there are gardening groups/websites for your part of the world you should be able to find lists of plants and techniques suitable for your climate.

There's quite a lot of information about gardening in the desert. Greening the Desert on Youtube is interesting and there's forums on the subject at Permies.com.


Comment by Dara on August 15, 2013 at 11:36am
Thanks Sam. I tried to grow different plants mostly from the seeds of the organic produce I buy from the farmers market. Right now I have tomatoes, cantaloupe, lettuce, pumpkin, cucumber, and indoors I am growing two avocado trees. Oh yeah, and a watermelon that seems to be on steroids. It wont stop growing, lol., Still, no fruit growing.
Comment by Sam on August 15, 2013 at 3:48pm

When did you plant the seeds? That will obviously have an effect on when they flower and fruit. If veg seeds are sown too late in the UK we tend not to have a yield as it gets too clod in winter; you might not have the same issue where you are.

Are you aware that seeds saved from produce might not breed true? 

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