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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
by Odsox
Yes, that's the only way I grow them, and they grow very well hydroponically.
This is the inside of the pipe
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...and this is the window (south) side, as you can see plenty more to come, not bad for November.
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The mess in the greenhouse is due to me having a different layout for next year, which requires quite a bit of work.
But there is a massive wasp nest close to the door and I'm waiting for them to pop their clogs before I really start alterations.
So far they've ignored me, but I'm not going to push my luck.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:14 pm
by Green Aura
Odsox wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:47 pm
So far they've ignored me, but I'm not going to push my luck.
Sound plan.

How long do they take to fruit if, for example I were to sow some seed right now!!!!

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:19 pm
by Odsox
Seed I seem to remember takes over a year to produce fruit and I haven't seen any seed for everbearing varieties.
I bought a dozen plants back in March, after they established they produced runners which I took so that I could fill the pipe. I think there are about 3 dozen plants in that pipe and they are all less than a year old.

I was going to offer to send you some runner plantlets in the spring, but not sure I would be allowed to after Brexit :(

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:38 pm
by Green Aura
Odsox wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:19 pm
not sure I would be allowed to after Brexit
Oh heavens, I hadn't even considered personal mail restrictions.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:57 pm
by Odsox
Yeah, I'm not sure if it's relevant, but all plants entering the EU from outside must have a phytosanitary passport, but whether that will apply to an independent UK will depend on the UK.
I can send plants OUT of the EU, it's whether you can receive them.

Anyway, they won't produce runners until about April and rooted plantlets won't be old enough to leave home until May. Lots can (and will) happen between now and then.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:29 am
by Flo
I'm still off the plot with the knee replacement but ....

The family did an allotment raid on Sunday - last of the carrots, few onions from store, few spuds from store, plenty of swedes, plenty of leeks, red kale, sprouts, parsnips there are a few but not yet raided, last of the beetroot went last weekend. And reported that it's extremely wet.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:07 pm
by Green Aura
I've got tomatoes in my hydroponic system!

Unfortunately, they'll probably be finished before Christmas (which was why we grew them). I'll have to try to start them later next year.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:44 pm
by Odsox
Competition eh? :lol:
I decided to have later ripe tomatoes this year as in past years nobody wanted tomatoes at Christmas. So this year the plan is to have ripe fruit from late January onwards.
Well done on your's, even if they are a bit too early. That's one of the benefits of keeping a gardening diary, being able to plan to have a crop almost to the week.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:54 pm
by Green Aura
Hmm, that indeed would be good if I did. :roll: :lol: