Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Magazines

I am supposed to be working but am unable to connect to the office server & the lovely IT man who dialed into my laptop has now gone on his break.

Anyway I found a small pile of magazines tucked away in the bedroom. All gardening magazines, different titles & for some reason different years & months.
I'm trying to curb my enthusiasm for buying magazines. I do keep all of the ones I buy. I rather like looking back through them, in particular the ones from before we transferred the back garden into my little veg plot.I'm also swayed by the offers - the free seeds or a product free if you pay post & packing. You can get some good deals this way & it is something I take advantage of quite often.

I was sat there investigating further & I found this one from last year complete with seeds.
So really I've saved a bit of money because thats five less packets of seeds I need to buy.

To add to my collection I have -

Kohl rabi - Purple Vienna
Spinach - Matador
Fennel - Fino
Radicchio - Palla Rossa
Swiss Chard - Bright Lights

Enjoy your day


21 comments:

  1. I am a sucker for free seeds as well but have managed to refrain so far this year as I don't really need any more seeds. I have just had a big clear out of magazines as it was getting a bit ridiculous, but no doubt the pile will start growing again.

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    1. Its surprising just how soon a pile of magazines can grow.

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  2. We don't keep out magazine as we needed a house to store them all - now we digitise them. Must admit I am considering whether they are worth continuing with as they do seem to become repetitive.

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    1. Yes I agree they do seem a bit repetitive, however I do enjoy reading them. The offers do swing it for me in the end.

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  3. I'm being super strict with magazines this year, especially the gardening ones as I have got a fantastic amount of seeds for this growing season already.

    Nice to find some that you had forgotten you had though :-)

    Sue xx

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    1. Yes I was pleased with that one, I needed some fresh chard & fennel seeds so it was a good find.

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  4. I've had to limit myself to just one magazine a month, I buy Grow your own. I do think they are useful for little bits of info that sometimes never seem to come up in books, the seeds are a bonus! X

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    1. Thats the one I bought this month, for the seeds. They have a good selection in the next issue also.

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  5. Recent copies of most of them are regularly donated to the horticultural society by some members, which can then be borrowed for a week or two by others including me! Flighty xx

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  6. I gave up my subscription to TKG magazine because all the articles seemed too superficial for me, and my perception was that the emphasis was mostly on things aimed at beginners. The free seeds on mags sometimes influence me, but you have to be wary of ending up with types and varieties that you don't really want to grow.

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    1. I agree, I subscribed to GYO for a year, I do get swayed by the seeds or the offer.

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  7. I've really cut down on my magazine buying, it can get out of hand, and they're not cheap. I used to have a subscription to Gardeners World which I got through Tesco with my clubcard vouchers, so it was quite a good offer, but I got to the point where I wasn't reading them, and the articles seemed to be recycled from previous years, so I didn't renew. Lucky that you found the seeds, it'll save you a bit of money.

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    1. Yes it can get expensive, I do think before buying now & yes the seed find was great.

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  8. Found your blog on John's "Going Gently" hope you don't mind if I tag along as you have a lot of good information.

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    1. Bless your heart thank you, your very welcome.

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  9. I only buy two magazines a month, and I'm afraid I keep them too. I'm far more guilty of buying seeds at a local garden centre when they sell them off at the end of the season for 10p a packet to 'Garden Club' members (free membership)...I shouldn't need any more for at least two years!
    Rose H

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    1. I think they do something similar at my local garden centre, how dangerous, seeds for 10p a packet, I would be over run.

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  10. Hello there!
    What a lovely and very informative post!

    I was actually wondering if you could possibly give me a hand with something!
    I was planning on doing a post for my blog on herb planting in spring (around February/march) as I've been given a lovely set of herb planting pots. And was wondering if you could advise me on some of the best herbs to plant in indoor pots at around this time. If you can give me a hand, do leave a comment on one of my posts to make sure I see it, I would be so very grateful!

    Happy happy new year :) x

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    1. Thank you I have left a comment with my limited knowledge.

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