What are you harvesting now?

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 292992Post Green Aura
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Just chillies now, and some hydroponic lettuce. We finally got round to having a go at Christmas tomatoes in the hydroponic unit - the plants are looking very good thus far.

The chillies have been very disappointing this year. Abundant but no heat - even the scotch Bonnets are mild! They're all tasty though, so we've been putting them in salads rather than curries. :lol:

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 292993Post ina
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 am

Courgettes and patty pan squash. And onions. Never got much else planted, and the cabbage whites had all my kale.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293032Post Weedo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:49 pm

Broccoli, cabbage, green onions - we are in between the last of the winters and first of the springs - hopefully the frosts are over. Looking like another long, hot, dry year. The cereal and canola crops around here are now being cut for hay; no hope of enough moisture to take them through to harvest.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293037Post Flo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:53 am

Dwarf beans, cabbage, kale, last of the peas, early cooking apples, pears, last of the butternut squash gone now (all the squash finished early), carrots and tomatoes, peppers, aubergines from the greenhouse
Sudden week of cold nights have bought an early end to some crops.

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293042Post Odsox
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm

Runner beans coming out of our ears, still harvesting dried haricot beans, lots of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts have started, beetroot, tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes.
We still have some black grapes as well as green grapes, strawberries, autumn raspberries, Discovery eating apples and Blenheim Orange cooking apples.

Regarding my butternut squash, I'm growing the old heritage variety Waltham Butternut. I grew 2 plants both planted in the same soil, both left to get on with it without my assistance.
One has 5 fruits about as you would expect, but the other has 7 huge fruits, at least 4 days veg per fruit for the two of us.
Just goes to show the variability of open pollinated varieties.
12 inch/30cm rule for reference.
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Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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