Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Veg versus Flowers


Welcome to my new follower Tammy.


I have been having a little think about growing veg.

This is the little area next to the green house which I planted Spring Onions, Carrot and Spinach in last week along with the Cabbages.




I am now thinking is it really worth it with all the bargains I am regularly picking up?

I would still use the green house and would grow Tomatoes, Peppers and Courgettes in pots and maybe just a few spuds in a small area of the above patch. And some lettuce and radish in grow bags/pots in the greenhouse.

I rather like the idea of having a little flower cutting patch.

These are the Dahlias today still going strong.



I just love the idea of bringing flowers from the garden indoors whenever I fancy.



What do you think ?

Which way would you go ?

21 comments:

  1. I suppose I ought to say veg but who can resist beautiful flowers and maybe a bush for greenery to put in with the flowers.
    When you can pick up such fab bargains is it cost effective to grow your own veg?
    But then again you can only have what is there at the supermarket can't you.
    Trust me to go and muddy the waters. I'm neither use nor ornament........lol-x-

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  2. I really wouldn't know what to suggest. Whatever would give you the most pleasure Marlene. We are going to try and grow a few veggies next year but that will be for Lily's benefit. With the space we have we will not manage to produce much to be cost effective anyway. X

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    1. I think that is the best way of looking at it Jules,xx

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  3. My veg patch is certainly not cost effective we don't grow enough, but there is a big difference in the taste. On the other hand it is lovely to be able to have flowers in the house. Only you can decide.

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    1. We can only grow so much anyway, it's not like we have a spare freezer to fill with home grown produce.

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  4. I cant describe the pleasure of eating a meal of entirely my own home grown veg. BUT i also grow flowers as i have the room for both. If i had to choose it would be veggiesπŸπŸ‡πŸ†πŸ…

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  6. I decided on a cut flower bed as I love flowers in our home, but hate to cut them from our garden. Cut flowers are not cheap and often I buy what they have rather than blooms I love, so in my small plot flowers would yield a more profitable crop.

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    1. Yes I think it would be the same for me.

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  7. Y choice would be veggies but I can understand having a bargain radar like yours you don't need to! He he.

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    1. Yes I know, I will still always grow salad though.

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  8. You'd still be growing a fair bit of veg in the greenhouse, so why not go for a cut flower bed? It would bring you lots of pleasure, and if it doesn't you could always go back to veg growing the following year.

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    1. Good idea, we only have less than two years living here anyway x

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  9. If I had to give up the flower gardens or the veg garden it would have to be the flowers that went.

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    1. I can see why as you are lucky enough to grow enough produce , we only have a limited space here.

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  10. I grew less potatoes this time and have used some ground for flowers. They do bring so much pleasure so I'm glad I did it. I love to see the flower bed evolving:)

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  11. Ooh that's a hard choice. Cut flowers are lovely- could you pot them instead and do both?

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    1. I will still grow salad in pots, still undecided.

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