What are you harvesting atm?

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284909Post tosca
Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:45 pm

Today...masses of tomatoes, cucumber, french beans, broccoli, courgette, peppers, beetroot and potatoes. Had mash today cos that's what the Maris Bard said! Very nice.

In temperatures hitting 40C we stay indoors after 10am so litres of courgette, pepper and tomato sauce made, mixed (yellow, red, green) cherry tomatoes bottled, a load of whole and halved plum tomatoes bottled and yoghurt, cucumber and garlic soup for tea. Fans going all day, it's still mid 30s at 6.45. Hey ho, thank goodness for the plunge pool. :sunny:

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284921Post Green Aura
Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:46 pm

I've just cooked our first homegrown courgette of the year. Delicious.

Has anyone grown Kailan before - I'm not sure if I should be eating the leaves or waiting for flower heads - we managed 5 tiny shoots today. Oh well leaves it is. And some of my other brassicas are flowering already = they're only about a foot high! This extended cold/wet weather is stressing quite a few things, I'm afraid.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284941Post diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:41 pm

I am really hating this year. I have hardly any tomatoes, usually harvesting great basket loads by now, my winter brassica's look like hell, they had to be brought inside as they were doing so badly outside, just planted out my leeks which had to be nurtured inside as well, I have tons of Hungarian Black chillies, but you can't live on them, even a lot of my lettuce seed failed so I have no salad crops for sale at the moment and the new lot is a few weeks away from being ready. Carrot seed sowed has failed, made a second sowing which are coming up. On the plus side, there should be plenty of spuds, all my onions seem to be going to seed and I have four different sorts, I don't think they know whether they are coming or going, a bit like me. My wonderful Workaway is like a garden fairy, she has all the weeding done and I can now get on with other things, instead of sitting around, feeling depressed and sorry for myself

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284950Post baldybloke
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:58 pm

Courgettes by the dozen. If anyone is in Wiltshire and wants one or two. Please PM me.
Has anyone seen the plot, I seem to have lost mine?

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284954Post Flo
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:01 am

It's not been the greatest year I've ever had for peas or so it seems but I have just looked in the freezer and seen worse. But there's not a lot more to come. The beans are all slow mind.

But I'm not buying veg so there must be stuff there. Raspberry glut was great. Strawberries not bad.

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284964Post Green Aura
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:45 pm

Our first strawberry is nearly ripe. I'm thinking of camping next to it to make sure the birds don't get it. :lol:

And we're nearly ready to pick a few goosegogs. They're taking forever to ripen.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284965Post ina
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:39 am

Oooh - beat you to it - I've already had a handful of strawberries (that's our southern influence!)... I've loads of gooseberries on the bush, but like yours, they don't seem to ripen.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284967Post Flo
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:44 am

Bring on the sun folks. Mind I could do with some of your rain. Still on with peas and salad.

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 284972Post ina
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:46 pm

My broad beans need a bit more bulk, too...
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 285054Post Flo
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:48 am

Broad beans, salad of various sorts, very odd fennel but it tastes of fennel, yellow courgettes and the marrows are nearly ready, various sorts of mint.

Did you know that chocolate mint goes just fine with strawberries and ice cream?

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 285058Post Green Aura
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:31 pm

It makes a fine cup of mint tea too.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 285231Post Mika
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:27 am

I didn't have much time this year to attend my vegpatch but I've dedicated myself to collect other things like perennial fruits and nuts. We are harvesting apples, figs and walnuts right now. Soon in the forest we will find tons of mushrooms :)

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 285274Post okra
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:05 pm

Today half a row of spuds, onions, radishes, parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, french and runner beans, spinach and plums. That should keep us going for a few days. Enjoyed a lovely bean salad with wedges and a spinach and onion quiche tonight.

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 285278Post Odsox
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:49 am

Yesterday I picked loads of sweetcorn, all now frozen.
Next job is to start picking the greenhouse white grapes which have suddenly ripened, about a month late. I thought they were never going to turn sweet this year.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: # 285280Post doofaloofa
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:01 pm

Mika wrote:Soon in the forest we will find tons of mushrooms :)

So far it is a great year for mushrooms round here, what with all the wet weather

I have found a big patch of white coral fungus, and the amethyst deceivers are also abundant
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