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a friendly vegetable garden competition on paper

war  garden 572war garden 572 Posts: 662
edited September 2022 in Fruit & veg
a few day ago I posted diagrams from a 1917 
city garden plan from portland oregon.  some 
may think looking at the plan planting it out would be 
simple matter but here is the challenge. I will post all 
7 parts of articles that appeared in that newspaper 
relating to vegetable gardening. your challenge is
 simple how many of each type vegetable plant would
you need to plant to completely grow  the vegetable garden
defined by the diagrams and the included info,
you may use other standard spacing info for planting
 vegetables as well. it is not as easy as it looks at first

 your answer should list each type of vegetable how many 
of each plant is  the garden. the prize is bragging rights. 
the deadline for answering is sep 30 2023. 
 good luck 
here is the info:



  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Flipping heck war garden, if I were just starting out learning to 'garden' I take one look at that and nip to the shops for my fruit and veg. I have a couple of old gardening books, not as old as your newspaper article and even they make it all sound so difficult.

    I guess that most of us learn over a matter of years though and perhaps don't realise the knowledge we absorb until it becomes a habit. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • uff like said it is not any easy challenge. even with all my knowledge 
    it took several days. and am still not sure i got number plants each
    vegetable type correct with exception of tomatoes. 

    one side note uff it is five articles. i broke one up so it would
    be easier to read when posted here. 
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,302
    I’m not even going to try .Thank you war garden for the challenge,I hope some folk give it a go but I’m out .
  • I am not even going to try. I have enough trouble sorting out and deciding what I am going to grow in my little veg. patch. Good luck to anyone with enough time to sit down, read and digest and work it out.
  • you guys and girls realize you have a year to post an answer. 
  • Only a year ?   :D
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Only a year ?   :D
    And ….Girls,  wow! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • If there is only a year to post your answer, i'll get in quick.
    24 Turnips, 3 Cabbages, 14 Brussel Sprouts and a Carrot.
    The Carrot was a wild guess.
    Sunny Dundee
  • Penny_ForthemPenny_Forthem Posts: 447
    edited September 2022
    Sounds like my Christmas shopping list already, though not the neeps
    Where does the partridge in the pear tree go? 

    Beautiful North Wales - hiraeth
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,686
    I’m going to snipe my answer.
    Rutland, England
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