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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:19 pm
by ina
Odsox wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:08 pm

So what do I do with it? :oops: :lol:
I eat it by the spoonfull - supposed to be good for all sorts of things!

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:56 pm
by Green Aura
In curries, golden milk, make cookies you can pretty much use it anywhere you might use ginger, or with it.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:40 pm
by Odsox
Thanks for the suggestions.
I assume all of those are for fresh turmeric. I did wonder about drying some and putting it through my coffee grinder.
Mind you, I have yet to harvest it, so I have no idea how much I will get off 4 plants.
When I get a spare few minutes I'll find out.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:57 pm
by ina
Odsox wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:40 pm

I assume all of those are for fresh turmeric.
I've actually never had fresh turmeric, only dried.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:19 am
by Green Aura
Yes, but you can use dried as well. Slice, or grate, fresh turmeric as you would fresh ginger. Don't forget to replant some!

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:49 pm
by Weedo
I have found a way to stimulate strawberries for a second crop; let the sheep in to graze them to ground level. On a serious note I may actually try really hard pruning post crop next year.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:30 am
by Odsox
Weedo wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:49 pm
I have found a way to stimulate strawberries for a second crop
That used to be common practice years ago when strawberries were grown in fields. The foliage was mown off when picking was finished for an autumn crop.
Now it's perpetual fruiting varieties that fulfil that better.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:13 pm
by Weedo
You really know how the burst a bubble don't you Odsox - I thought I was onto something new - life is full of dissapointment.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:31 pm
by Odsox
Weedo wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:13 pm
You really know how the burst a bubble don't you Odsox - I thought I was onto something new - life is full of dissapointment.
Sorry about that Weedo, but as they say, there is nothing new under the sun. :iconbiggrin:

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:39 pm
by Odsox
My heated greenhouse is beginning to pay off.
First small cook of French beans for St Patrick's day dinner tonight, together with the last of the overwintering new potatoes from the tunnel.
This variety is Speedy and it is quite fast, they were sown 10 weeks ago.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:35 pm
by Green Aura
Excellent. Have a good Paddy's day celebration.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:14 am
by ina
Wow - I envy you - I love green beans, but refuse to buy them when they've come from halfway round the world! Have just been sorting out my seeds and will get some started early. So important this year to grow plenty of veg - there won't be much to buy in the shops, unless a miracle happens and suddenly loads of British people decide it's good to earn your living harvesting veg...

But my garden surprises me again and again. Some weeks ago I found parsley (under sort of half-cover) that I can't remember ever planting there. And today I realised that those little green plants that are filling up more and more space under that same cover are lambs lettuce! Now I do remember sowing that last year, and never saw anything germinating. Bit slow, but very welcome now. I do hate that watery stuff they call lettue that you can get in the shops.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:25 pm
by Weedo
First frost this morning, only light but a little early in the season. Not harvesting much - the last capsicums is about all. I have two fig trees and two loquat trees ready to plant out now that the weather is cooling off.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:06 am
by ina
Perennial broccoli. Almost more than I want already...

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:38 am
by Odsox
ina wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 11:06 am
Perennial broccoli. Almost more than I want already...
Yes, I have the same problem with Calabrese broccoli, they just keep producing more spears. And :iconbiggrin: some fool keeps planting more.
Started digging this season's new potatoes last week, I should have enough planted successionally to keep us going until autumn. Also small new turnips make a nice change.
Not happy with my courgettes though, trying a new (to me) variety and after producing about 3 fruits per plant have now stopped. Still producing male flowers but no females.