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    Default Gardening zeal on Radio Five Live

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/

    "A lot of people are really getting into vegetables now"

    It's on air now, or you can listen back to Nick Wallis from midnight onwards 8/08/08 for the next week - they're really going gung-ho with their gardening chat in a way that's so incredibly british. It's just rather amusing. It's not the sombre tone of gardener's question time, it's something a bit more populist. And has a guerrilla gardener.

    Am I off the mark in thinking gardening is a quintessentially british pursuit? In the way that it's carried out, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mos dan View Post
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/
    Am I off the mark in thinking gardening is a quintessentially british pursuit? In the way that it's carried out, at least.
    the ultimate quintessentially british pursuit would probably be gardening in the garden shed (and not the sort involving sodium lamps, foil etc. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dHarry View Post
    the ultimate quintessentially british pursuit would probably be gardening in the garden shed (and not the sort involving sodium lamps, foil etc. )
    On my last allotment site there was an old geezer who used to sublet his shed to some naughty boys for illicit cultivation.

    You may laugh at the gardeners but you'll all be round scrounging my spuds when peak oil comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettysnake View Post
    You may laugh at the gardeners but you'll all be round scrounging my spuds when peak oil comes.
    Would probably be an idea to start building one these, just in case -


    http://www.xinventions.com/main/spud/pac6.htm

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    Been investigating possibilities of cultivating the chickpea in UK, per Brexit
    and it's not looking that good

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    Been investigating possibilities of cultivating the chickpea in UK, per Brexit
    and it's not looking that good
    I had this idea too. Get a place with a garden and grow my own spuds and chillis and live on pesticide-free veg stews while society breaks down and goes to war over a can of tuna.

    Why isn't chickpea cultivation looking good over here?

    I think you have to learn to be quite sadistic with squirrels and birds, to protect your crops.

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