Hello From Chesterfield

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JonathanJ
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Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 276145Post JonathanJ
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:23 am

Just a bit about myself.

I live in Chesterfield Derbyshire. Single and semi retired (although I can't afford to retire until I'm about 100). Too much debt at the end of the month. Live in a rented terraced house with long back garden.

Always had an interest in S-S lifestyle. Very disillusioned with consumerist society. Would kick the tele out but I like watching it too much.

The big question is where do I start? Does anyone know of of a simple step approach. :dontknow:

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Re: Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 276147Post tosca
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:12 pm

Hello and Welcome. My advice? Don't try to take on too much too soon. :icon_smile:

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Post: # 276148Post Pumkinpie
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:32 pm

How about a few raised beds to make life easy for yourself , sounds as though you have plenty of growing room with a long garden.
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Post: # 276219Post 123sologne
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:42 am

hello and welcome and good luck with whatever you decide to do 1st. At least with the autumn and winter coming, you will have time to prepare for next spring for the garden with time to decide what to do.

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Post: # 276229Post diggernotdreamer
Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:04 pm

you could try growing a few things in pots and troughs, if you go down the garden centres or markets, you could pick up some winter brassica plants to start you off. There are still things you could sow yourself into pots, lisbon winter spring onions, any of the oriental brassicas, saladini are excellent for low light levels and cooler temperatures. Start covering areas now with cardboard, thick layers of paper and grass mowings where you might want to put veg beds or growing areas, this will kill off grass and weeds over winter and give you a clean area to get going on next year. Get some seed catalogues to peruse and get your juices flowing, now is the time for plotting and planning.

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Re: Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 276494Post JonathanJ
Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:34 am

Dear all,

Thank you for the kind advice. :salute:

JJ

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Re: Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 277508Post doofaloofa
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:48 am

I also like ladies cloths you sexist pig Labixiaoxin

@ Jonathan

If you want to turn a patch into a veg garden my advice would be to cover the area you want to cultivate with a sheet of black plastic, the sooner the better. In this way when you come to the point of wanting to get started growing you will be faced with clean (weed free), dry soil conditions that will be far easier to dig. With all the rotting veg worm action should also be quite high so the soilshould be well aerated.

As a first crop I would go for early spuds. Quite quick get results, easy going and who doesn't like new potatos and butter?

If you're super lazy or super busy consider this:

Peel back the first 1/4 of your patch, place the potatos on the ground, dress with slug pellets, then cover with as much manure as you can get you hands on

Replace the plastic.

In the fullnes of time you will see the shoots of the potato's straining against the plastic. Cut a small slit for each shoot to let them escape to the sun light.

On clear nights in the spring cover the shoots with sheets of new paper, but dont foget to remove them in the morning

When the plants start to flower have a look to see what you have

Bada bing!
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Re: Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 277791Post johnenla
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:04 am

then cover with as much manure as you can get you hands on.





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Re: Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 277797Post doofaloofa
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:36 pm

^ that is what I am talking about!

Though I lime and follow with legumes normally
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Re: Hello From Chesterfield

Post: # 277807Post old tree man
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:25 am

:wave: hello
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