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Thu 11-Nov-10
6:47 pm
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shelley
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chillis and peppers would grow quite well in pots too I would think and you can also overwinter them inside so once grown, you would have them for a while!

I grew garlic this year from bulbs bought at the supermarket; they were ace and sooo easy to grow; just plonk in the ground and watch it grow!

 

with the seed; yes!  plant into a tray at first, then when they are a manageable size plant on into little pots.  As the days become warmer, place outside to let them get stronger!

 

Have fun!! I taught myself pretty much and love to grow things!  Gardeners world on the TV is also a good resource as they pretty much tell you when approx you should be doing things and how to do it

Fri 12-Nov-10
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Shelley, chillies and peppers seem to over-winter quite well. They will die off fairly quickly when the cold weather hits them so I brought ours indoors about a month ago and they're doing really well in our kitchen. 2 chilli plants fit quite well in an 8 inch tub.

One suggestion - it might be worth looking up companion planting to see which things shouldn't be grown too close to each other, such as keeping beans and garlic away from each other because alliums give off antibacterial chemicals which interfere with the nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the roots of the beans.

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Fri 12-Nov-10
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A good way to start is to think about what you like eating...that way you know you are going to like your harvest!

 

If it was up to me we would never grow courgettes but give me a bean and I am happy!!!

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Fri 12-Nov-10
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indeed!  for years I only grew tomatoes as I knew we would eat them!  I now love growing potatoes and courgettes and dill pickles and peas (the children love these)!  I also grow fruits and chillies

 

I have brought in my chilli plants for the winter, but not too successfully so far as I keep forgetting them (I am a great outdoors gardener, but rather poor indoors!)

Fri 12-Nov-10
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too dark here to bring things in - they would need a light on all the time. Going to try wrapping ours up for winter and let them take their chances in the polytunnel and if they don't last - we plant some more whistle

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