Growing against adversity competition

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Growing against adversity competition

Post: #27742 Andy Hamilton
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:21 pm

As I was looking up at my packets of seeds that I have been meaning to plant for ages and are now out of date I thought why not give some of them a go at the wrong time and see what happens.

I though that we could turn this into a competition and see who can grow stuff with totally the wrong conditions.

Stuff that is supposed to be planted in early spring could be planted now, stuff that thrives on clay soil in sandy soil. - it would be a good experiment to see if we could ignore the centuries of wisdom and still get some kind of crop.

If we all put in a gift as entry then we could have a few catagories for prize giving.

for example - grown in the most weeds
Least amount of watering
Best out of season

can you think of any more?

I will put in one of our bags and a signed photo of me and Dave (to scare away the rats) and a few of the seeds that I am collecting off my plants - probally radish, broad bean etc.

So who is in???
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Post: #27747 Shirley
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:58 pm

Me - pretty much everything I'm growing is in the wrong conditions lol....

Will think of a gift to add later :mrgreen:
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Post: #27812 Luath
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:19 am

I'm in, and happy to supply gift/prize. Should be interesting to say the least................ :lol:

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Post: #27818 Millymollymandy
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:55 am

I'm up for it, (can I enter my parnsips? :mrgreen: ) but I don't know if the Camembert will survive in the post!

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Post: #27829 Andy Hamilton
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:36 am

We should set a date to get planting - during the first frost :lol:
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Post: #27835 Shirley
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:55 am

next week for us then Andy LMAO
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Post: #27922 Luath
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:21 pm

:lol: :lol: late October, down here......

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Post: #27947 Andy Hamilton
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:24 pm

what shall we say then. must be an out of date or opened for at least a season packet of seeds. We must all plant out in September and then it is up to us for whatever other conditions we put on to win. Such as not watering in dry weather, overwatering, never feeding, walking on, talking to but only as abuse and so on.

cambert in the post, oooh well nice all soggy :wink: what about some pickled eggs m3?
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Post: #27955 Shirley
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:46 pm

how about a pint of raw goats milk lol.... i suppose we could make it into cheese first to give it a fighting chance of arriving at it's destination :mrgreen:
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Post: #27983 Millymollymandy
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:10 am

Wouldn't just planting in September be adverse enough? Wrong end of the season!

Also don't let any of those Aussies or Kiwis enter this competition!! :mrgreen:

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Post: #27991 cir3ngirl
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:45 am

Choc cake for the goodie bag from here.

I have just found some flower seeds which say plant by 2000. Whos judging this one then?

:flower: Davina

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Post: #28007 Andy Hamilton
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:38 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Also don't let any of those Aussies or Kiwis enter this competition!! :mrgreen:


I am sure that they will think of some conditions that we have not thought of - not watering in dry weather might help redress the balance.
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Post: #28023 Millymollymandy
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:10 am

I said that because September is their spring!!

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Post: #28104 Shirley
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:16 pm

How about they have to grow in the fridge lol...
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Post: #28105 Kirstykbart
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:19 pm

I was going to ask if anyone thought it might be possible to grow tomatoes indoors over the winter (packet says sow by feb 2006 too so just out of date :wink: ). Maybe that could be my entry. Not sure what my gift could be though, best get thinking cap on.


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