If you could only grow one vegetable or one fruit...

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If you could only grow one vegetable or one fruit...

Postby CatBud » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:42 am

What would it be and why? :D
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Postby peter » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:57 am

Assuming that you are retricting us to the species not the variety.

Potatoes.
The number of ways you can cook them, they store so are available all year round, they are possibly the most versatile and filling vegetable you can grow.

Apples.
The incredible variety of types, cookers, eaters, dual purpose, crab.
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Postby Mr Potato Head » Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:58 am

Like the pots, but would have to go with

Tomatoes:
Couldn't do 95% of my cooking (mostly italian) without good toms...

Onions:
Ditto...

... and before you start, I'm counting tomatoes as my fruit! :roll:
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Postby lizzie » Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:05 pm

New potatoes, preferably International Kidney or Pink Fir apple.

Strawberries. No contest.
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Postby Allan » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:08 pm

Cherry tomatoes Supersweet 100. Still available from Moles seeds but off National list.
I always say the flavour will 'blow your ears off'
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Postby Chantal » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:10 pm

Tomatoes for me too, Sungold would be my favourite if I had to pick a variety.

It does say one veg OR one fruit you lot... :D
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Postby Tigger » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:24 pm

Ten out of ten for observation Chantal!

Tomatoes for me too.
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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:33 pm

A tomato is a fruit that is, largely, treated as a vegetable.

Yes :?:
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Postby peter » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:36 pm

Aaaaaarrrgggggggt.


Bloody work PC, keeps guesting me. :oops:
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Postby Carole B. » Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:59 pm

Beans,Beans,Beans,Beans and more beans.You just can't buy decent beans!!!!!!
Mind you tomatoes come a very close second.
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Postby Colin Miles » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:16 pm

When I was in the situation where I didn't have an allotment and the garden wasn't suitable for much veg growing the answer was simple - runner beans. Doesn't look out of place, productive over a long period, don't take up too much space and you can't buy them fresh.
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Postby Beryl » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:25 pm

Got to be leeks for me - a couple of leeks and they can be turned into a meal. As for fruit - anything, we eat it all but plums and pears particular favourites.

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Postby CatBud » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:14 pm

I think mine would have to me strawberries-they're just so delicious :P
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Postby Jenny Green » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:24 pm

Probably blueberries. Delicious and exceptionally good for you!
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Postby Sue » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:43 pm

Sweetcorn - there is nothing better than home grown, picked and cooked immediately. Totally different vegtable to anything you have bought before in the shops.

Ditto strawberries, especially picked on a warm summer day and scoffed for tea with cream.

mmmmm - making me feel hungry. Roll on summer.

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