March 2008 poll : KG Issue dates

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Would you like to receive your KG a month later - i.e. the May issue at the beginning of May, not as currently at the beginning of April?

Poll ended at Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:45 pm

Yes
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26%
No
37
74%
 
Total votes: 50
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March 2008 poll : KG Issue dates

Postby KGAdmin » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:45 pm

As the debate over the KG issue date goes on, and with Organic Gardening choosing to switch to a 'same month/issue' format, tell us what you think!
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Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:19 pm

Dear K.G.Admin, i must admit it suits me just fine the way it is, especially as the weather patterns seem to be changing so much with extremes each month.
Some things i'm planting a whole month earlier than i used to anyway.

But i do think it will probably be the starting out gardeners that will have the final say, as these will be the gardeners that will be following the sowing and planting dates more than others.

It will still be a brilliant magazine what ever you decide.

You could have had a don't mind either way, in your poll. :)
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Postby Chantal » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:24 pm

OH, they don't want people sitting on the fence dithering, they want an answer! :wink:
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Postby Di » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:43 pm

If the magazine is 'early' it gives us time to read it, leave it in a heap while we're busy etc. If its 'synchronised', I for one, might not get to read valuable tips in time to act on them.
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Postby WestHamRon » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:05 pm

It's a "No" for me. We've been growing for about 18 months now and appreciate having the info a month early.
As has already been mentioned a lot of crops can be started off about a month before the traditional time, especially here in Eastbourne.
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Postby Elderflower » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:31 pm

No for me too.
I need time to cogitate, plan what I`m doing, forget what I`d planned to do, get in a tiz, swear I`ll write a list in future, write a list, lose the list - then finally get my act together.
All that needs at least a month. :D
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Postby Chantal » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:37 am

It's interesting to note that at the time of writing there has been over 116 views of this topic, yet only 20 people have voted.

Why doesn't everyone vote? There certainly been enough argument on this topic lately, so go on, make your mark and help KG make this decision! :wink:
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Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:14 am

I think the 116 might have something to do with there being six relpies to he topic, well seven now. :)

Or it might be to do with your savage attack on myself for sitting on the fence. :lol: :lol: :wink:

Though i do agree with you Chantal, i thought there would be a lot more people voting.
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Postby seedling » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:15 pm

Perhaps if people dont vote its because they are happy with things the way they are. Therefore their vote should be counted as a happy with the magazine coming out "1 month ahead of the jobs to be done". If seven people have voted and 116 looked at the posting they that would mean 99 (plus?) happy with things the way they are.
Just an idea :)
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Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:55 pm

Dear Seedling i might be wrong, but that sounds like sitting on the fence to me. :) :wink:
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Postby John » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:01 pm

I have voted but come back several times since to see how the voting is going. Perhaps this is what other voters have been doing so that's why we have many more views than votes.
Anyway, like most of us it seems, I prefer the mag to be one month ahead as it gives time to plan ahead. Also in this mild area quite a lot of stuff can be started several weeks earlier than normal so the mag's timing is very useful.

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Postby gowerbass come gardener » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:14 pm

John wrote:I have voted but come back several times since to see how the voting is going. Perhaps this is what other voters have been doing so that's why we have many more views than votes.
Anyway, like most of us it seems, I prefer the mag to be one month ahead as it gives time to plan ahead. Also in this mild area quite a lot of stuff can be started several weeks earlier than normal so the mag's timing is very useful.

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Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:46 pm

So long as the information in the magazine relates to the month it says on the cover, then it is better to receive it a few weeks early so you can plan your gardening jobs, or send for things you want to use the next month.

It gets confusing and annoying when the events have already happened, or the content doesn't apply to the month on the cover, as in some other publications.

K.G. is fine three or four weeks early, but not more, or I've read it and put it away before I need the info.
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Postby seedling » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:52 pm

Not sitting on the fence. I have voted.
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Postby Tigger » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:58 pm

I've voted and keep on checking to see if others have too. So at least 8 of the views are mine.
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