Do you have “green fingers”?

Grandad taught me how to grow vegetables, especially onions ….. and carrots. They go together, the first scaring away the dreaded carrot fly. I followed his advice and guidance through my youth, middle age and into old age. But this year I fancied a flower or two.

Being a tight-git of a Northerner, everything had to come from seed, so it all began in March, sowing in peat pots, then transplanting up a size or two, before planting out in May. Zinnia, Gazinia, Sweet Peas, Osteospurmam, Mysenbryanthemum …… Here’s a few now filling our borders, and …… continuing the theme of being a tight Northern git …… I’m collecting seeds!

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  1. Hello,
    I am new to WordPress. I opened this account because I am trying to grow vegetables and I would love to be successful. If you don’t mind, can you tell me how did you grow your carrots and onions? what kind of soil did you use? Thanks for helping.


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  2. Looks a very rewarding and colourful exploit… My efforts used to go into fruit and veg, preferring to eat the proceeds of my efforts…


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  3. Your flowers are so lovely. Even better from seed. Mom always grew a fabulous garden on the farm that produced wonderful meals for us all year long. She always wanted to plant a few flowers but my practical German farmer father said they were a waste of good land.

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    • Your father sounds like a very practical man, my grandparents and parents were the same growing vegetables out of necessity during and post WW2. Champa and I also grew our own for the first 10-15 years of our marriage, we couldn’t afford not to with a mortgage rate of 11% and inflation at 16%! It’s different for us now, but we had to work very hard to get “here”

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  4. You’ve done a marvelous job. I be allergic to all those, but as long as they stay outside…

    My fingers do not grow anything very well, but hope springs eternal.

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  5. Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers.

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    • 🙏🙏 It’s been a hobby for almost 50 years, but never flowers, always veg. This is my first year of really trying and it’s becoming obsessive! Somewhere nice to sit out and drink away the wine collection!


  6. I sadly do not have green fingers, merely digits of doom! Your flowers look lovely.

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