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The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #258632 the.fee.fairy
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:58 am

I was having a look at some old threads and saw that someone recommended it for me. I bought it.

It is a fab book! But it is out of print, so shop around. Amazon has got them for £12 at the cheapest at the moment and it's only a small paperback.

BUT! It is worth a read. The man who wrote it basically made his own jungle in his house. He grew the seeds from everything he ate to see what would happen. I love growing seeds from things I eat, so i loved the book. It's nice because it's not a 'lifestyle' gardening book, but some blokes experimentation put on paper.

He did a lot of research into how to grow the plants and how to keep them alive, and he does give you some idea of how big they'll get.

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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #259284 Wombat
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:16 pm

Yup, Fee, I love it! I still read it every so often, well written and fun!

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Post: #259294 Milims
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:45 pm

I read it on Wombats recommendation - it's a fabby book
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #259295 sarahkeast
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:12 pm

I just searched Amazon for it, there was one used one for £4, so I have snapped it up on your recommendations. Thanks.
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #259300 demi
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:09 pm

i grew butternut squash from seeds from a supermarket squash.
i nurtured them and they grew huge, but never produced any flowers or new pumpkins for me. i was disappointed :(
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #260030 the.fee.fairy
Tue May 08, 2012 5:32 am

I think it might have been you recommended it to me Wombat :)

I'm going to have to bring it over here with me in September when I come back.

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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #260089 sarahkeast
Tue May 08, 2012 7:51 pm

Just got my copy of this book. It is a great read, need to get shopping/eating to try out some home growing !
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #260119 the.fee.fairy
Wed May 09, 2012 10:25 am

Have you made a shopping list of random fruits yet? I did when I read it...

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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #260193 sarahkeast
Wed May 09, 2012 9:38 pm

Indeed, think my 'buy British/local' ethos might get a little stretched with this one.
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #261075 alexllever
Tue May 22, 2012 10:26 am

"seeds from everything he ate" sounds cool!!!

are there photos in the book for each seed? before and after??
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #261086 the.fee.fairy
Tue May 22, 2012 12:28 pm

As far as i remember, I don't think there are photos. I think there are drawings of some of them, but I can't remember rightly.

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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #261102 sarahkeast
Tue May 22, 2012 8:43 pm

No photos, really nice line drawings, by his wife I think.

Got one failed pineapple and 2 avocado pits starting. What to try next ?
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Re: The After Dinner Gardening Book

Post: #261110 alexllever
Wed May 23, 2012 2:30 am

drawing is better for the theme. but for me i prefer photos. anyway, ill look for it and read.
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