What are you harvesting now?

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293090Post ina
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:14 pm

Bloody hell... A packet of seeds would go in a letter - and as far as I know, the Royal Mail doesn't charge extra wherever the letter goes!
I remember when any Aberdeen postcode would be charged extra... Aberdeen, oil capital of the world (allegedly), but so remote that transport costs double??? I don't know whether they still do that. (Was it Screwfix or somebody like that?) I have the advantage that I live in Aberdeenshire but have a Dundee postcode (about 8 miles from the border to Angus). So I got the cheaper rate...
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293091Post Flo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:44 am

Believe me that packet of seeds goes in a padded envelope which doesn't fit into the normal letter post. For some reason packets of seeds can't be trusted to Royal Mail in a normal envelope (knowing some of the local posties I think I know why).

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293092Post Flo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:11 am

:mrgreen: I'm harvesting puddles :mrgreen:

It's wet.

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

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Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:26 pm

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293120Post Odsox
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:07 am

Peanuts
Dug up a couple of days ago and stripped today, yield just under half a kilo.
Fun to do, but not that economical.
I'll turn these into peanut butter when they mature, at the moment they taste like fresh hazel nuts, so need leaving in the sun for a few weeks.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293121Post Green Aura
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:44 pm

You have sun? (Interesting experiment BTW. How much ground did they take up?)
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293122Post Green Aura
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:45 pm

Apparently in the US boiled peanuts in their shells are a delicacy - I'm not sure if you eat the shell or just suck the peanuts out.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293126Post Odsox
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:00 am

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:44 pm
You have sun? (Interesting experiment BTW. How much ground did they take up?)
Yes, nice sunny periods between all these pesky showers. They are in the conservatory along with the squash.
Those were grown in a patch roughly 2' x 6' and apart from weeding early on were very easy to grow. Don't think I'll grow them next year though, but I can guarantee I'll grow something equally unusual instead.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293127Post Green Aura
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:11 am

I can see why. 1/2 kg from a patch that size isn't really worth it - unless you can eat any of the rest of the plant, I suppose. Are those leaves useable?
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293136Post Odsox
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:14 am

Green Aura wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:11 am
Are those leaves useable?
I doubt it although I never tried nibbling them.
How did your turmeric growing go?
I left some roots with buds to sprout, nothing happened, then about 6 months later they suddenly started growing.
I planted them in a trough and there is now 4 healthy looking plants about 18 inches tall.
Another interesting project..... :icon_smile:
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293137Post Green Aura
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:41 am

Abslutely fine. They're now competeing with a spider plant, thatwhich managed to root itself in the same pot, and holding their own nicely. I harvest once a year, change the compost and leave a few bits in. They just keep coming back and rather attractive plants, to boot.

We don't get a huge crop but you wouldn't expect much from a 10" pot.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293142Post Flo
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:02 am

Apples and pears. Job done, trees clear.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293144Post Green Aura
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:30 pm

Well we've just harvested our entire crop of apples - after cutting out a few chewed bits we've got 4.4kg. They're all shapes and sizes so we're going to make a gallon of scrumpy.

We may have to buy some apple juice to top it up to a gallon.:lol:
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293194Post Odsox
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:41 am

Still picking sizeable quantities of strawberries.
Still full of flavour, but the sweetness is disappearing due to lack of sun. But very nice chopped up and drizzled with some maple syrup for breakfast muesli.

I get 2 pickings like this every week, and they just keep coming.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293195Post Green Aura
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:01 am

Are you growing strawberries in your hydroponic system? Just wondering if I could do some in my little one.
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