New season veg

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New season veg

Post: # 290972Post Odsox
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:48 pm

Easter Sunday dinner and the first of the new season vegetables.
New potatoes just big enough to be called potatoes and a Spring cabbage.
Not that it's spring weather, it's been lashing down all day.
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Re: New season veg

Post: # 290973Post Green Aura
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:35 pm

Very nice. It's snowing here!
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Re: New season veg

Post: # 290979Post sususanan
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:18 pm

I've got some lamb lettuce that I pop onto the plate or into a pan of something, I don't use it like a side vegetable but in small amounts . I have to believe it's very nutritious because it doen't taste of much despite descriptions of it having a nutty flavour. can taste buds degenerate with age like everything else ?

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Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 am

They can and they do.
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Post: # 290983Post Odsox
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:43 am

Oh and I've got some of these .. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 290984Post Green Aura
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:57 pm

:mrgreen:
We've got trusses on the Red Robin - they were the ones we started in the hydroponic unit but proved far too tall. They're well ahead of all the others though.

We also have lots of lettuce - care of the aforementioned hydroponics.
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Re: New season veg

Post: # 291195Post Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:23 pm

Following on from another thread, it's harvest time for my French beans. We had a small cook last week mixed with some frozen peas, but there's enough for a reasonable helping each for tonight.
This is a good example of free food, the troughs are years old and have paid for themselves by now. The compost is spent compost from last year's potted tomatoes, the seeds are several generation saved seed and even the water is free.
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Re: New season veg

Post: # 291196Post Green Aura
Sun May 06, 2018 5:27 pm

Odsox wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 5:23 pm
The compost is spent compost from last year's potted tomatoes
We saw this mentioned years ago by someone advocating using small crates to grow tomatoes in then re-use the following year for beans. We've never managed it - the crates are always so chockful of roots we've had to just hack it apart with the spade and chuck it in the compost bin with the rest of the tomato plants. I'm glad it works.
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