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Offline pompeylee

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« on: February 10, 2018, 14:12:52 PM »
Still learning to garden out here but my best guestimate is that Turkey is 2 months ahead of UK planting for seeds.....

a few pics from my garden.

This succulent grows wild out here & have since found out it's got a few names , mother of 1000's (probably as baby plants on leaves ) alligator plant,  Mexican hat plant,  is also toxic to cats & dogs if digested.
















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Re: Still learning
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 14:50:33 PM »



     Thanks for sharing Lee, how's yer veg's.?

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 17:13:21 PM »
Swedes doing ok with one about tennis ball size, been picking lettuce/salad leaves since November , Blauwschokker peas (only grew as purple pods although peas inside are green) had 2 harvests as mange tout, leeks & onions should be ready by April , beetroot expect in late March, kale & carrots expect to big enough in April , cabbage ready now as a variety I can pick leaves off as required, broad beans flowering now, 9 types of tomato all growing from seed with one plant barely 5 inches tall with a flower, 4 types of chilli growing from seed including smokin eds  Carolina reaper (worlds hottest) to go with the 7 different types I've over wintered from last year, more lettuce seeds. Growing, glass corn growing, cucumelon growing, 9 different types of flowers also growing from seed including dahlias,hollyhocks & carnations.

Will try to take pics later.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 19:13:56 PM »


   Bloody hell, are you supplying Migros.?    Fantastic.

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 20:27:09 PM »
if I can buy some sweet potatoes(allegedly in shops sometimes ) out here will supply friends with swede,parsnips & of course sweet potatoes.

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Re: Still learning
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 12:58:46 PM »
Well done Pompylee, your patience and research, trial and error, is paying off.  Love the succulents.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 05:54:41 AM »
There are 100's of ex pat's right now wondering when the parsnips will be ready. Many have tried but only Sandy in Nif succeeded and now she's moved to France :(

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 08:17:31 AM »
That gives me even more of an incentive to grow parsnips successfully,  will be sure to post weather I succeed or not.

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 11:33:10 AM »
sweet potatoes found(fethiye migros ) & started to try & grow slips.






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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 14:06:42 PM »
Had no luck growing the sweet potatoes the way it said online (suspended half in water with toothpicks supporting) so may try as you would grow spuds in England next time.

Have sown some honey boat squash seeds that are supposed to taste simaler to sweet potatoes & are sweeter then butternut squash (growing this also), Atlantic giant pumpkin in the ground & will probably try & sell the additional plants on FB as I did with my extra tomatoes plants, even had one of the restaurant (charcoal mangal) buy some tomatoe plants off me so if you see strange toms growing when you're there they came from me.

Have sowed & planted quite a few flowers & sowed another 9 types of flower today mostly from seeds a freind in England sent over so will see how they grow , probably end up selling/given most away.

I am now the pool man were we live, I have been shown how to clean/use chemicals etc also used acid, jet wash to remove all the grote so pool has been totally regrouted , hard work but should last at least 3 years+.

Hope to update with growing pics next week when we should be lifting a swede to go with the broad beans I have ready.

PS it's bloomin hot out here currently, 80+ today phew.




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