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Post by frankbeswick on 20th April 2011, 10:35 am

Rhubabrb and chives, at the moment. The main sort of rhubarb sold round here is Timperley Early, which is ready now. This is not surprising as Timperley is about three miles away.

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Post by Dandelion on 20th April 2011, 12:02 pm

frankbeswick wrote:Rhubabrb and chives, at the moment. The main sort of rhubarb sold round here is Timperley Early, which is ready now. This is not surprising as Timperley is about three miles away.

Which county are you in?
We're enjoying Timperley Early too, but I can't go too mad as it's a plant I split in 2009 so I will go easy this year. Next to it we have two Champagne plants which I've just put in - the cunning plan was to have a Victoria as well to spread the season out (we do like rhubarb!) but when my order arrived the Victoria had failed.

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Post by Lottie on 10th May 2011, 7:52 pm

I've harvested my first cauliflower of the season Very Happy it was huge and yummy! Laughing I think I shall always be growing them over winter from now on, so much easier... Rolling Eyes

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Post by Compostwoman on 10th May 2011, 9:06 pm

Mmm just ate my first strawberries of the year mmmmm dribble

amd am now regularly harvesting Rocket, assorted salad leaves, pea shoots, BB tops and various young Kale. mmmm

Have green tomatos on the plants....am 3 weeks early this year Shocked

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Post by Dandelion on 11th May 2011, 7:18 pm

Watercress from my bucket!!

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Post by Compostwoman on 11th May 2011, 7:19 pm

Dandelion wrote:Watercress from my bucket!!

happydance Well done Dandelion happydance

The mice ate mine - I need to re sow. Add that to the list along with beans, courgettes, pumpkins and various herbs....

Need to make a mouse proof cloche out of wire headbang

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th May 2011, 10:34 pm

New potatoes!!!!!

From the Polytunnel, but even so!

Yummy Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 13th May 2011, 7:21 am

Some carrots, planted last year
Some onions planted last year

Thinings from the tins of spring onions & radish.

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Post by Lottie on 16th May 2011, 6:48 am

Another cauli and my first broadies of the season, yummmm! Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 16th May 2011, 10:41 am

First of this year's carrots. Yum.

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Post by Chilli-head on 16th May 2011, 10:59 am

Hmm. Broad beans, carrots ... I've a while to wait yet.

Tonight though, I'm cooking Guchhi matter paneer. No, nothing to do with handbags, guchhi are mushrooms. Whilst I don't have home-grown mushrooms (always a disaster), I shall be using volunteer corriander which has sprung up all over the place !
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Post by Chilli-head on 21st May 2011, 9:29 pm

First cucumber of the year for lunch today. Yummm.
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Post by frankbeswick on 21st May 2011, 11:35 pm

I picked some lettuce today. Everything else is growing nicely, except the runner beans, which have not sprung up well. I hope to plant some salad vegetables and peas tomorrow, before I set off for a couple of days working in Cambridge.
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Post by Compostwoman on 21st May 2011, 11:51 pm

Chilli-head wrote:First cucumber of the year for lunch today. Yummm.

From a greenhouse, I guess?

Envy, envy!

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Post by Leanne on 22nd May 2011, 7:10 am

not a lot here yet- still picking rhubarb and beginning to pick the first strawberries now Smile
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Post by frankbeswick on 22nd May 2011, 11:33 am

lettuce
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Post by Compostwoman on 22nd May 2011, 10:55 pm

Salad leaves and herbs for lunch

Carrots and new potatos and sage for the stuffing for our evening meal.

Strawberries, for afters. Yum

Should have some BB next weekend as they are plimping up nicely - mine were spring sown, I guess Lottie yours were sown in the autumn?

I grow a number of different varieties, in the polytunnel ( the hens eat them if I grow them outside) and am getting a good handful every morning and evening off 36 plants at the moment.

Redcurrants are turrning colour I noticed...time to net them!

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Post by Chilli-head on 23rd May 2011, 11:03 am

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Chilli-head wrote:First cucumber of the year for lunch today. Yummm.

From a greenhouse, I guess?

Yes, I've taken to growing "Tiffany" under glass for early crops, and Burpless tasty green outdoors for later on, when the indoor ones have been (inevitably) decimated by red spider mite !

Last night we had our first broad beans. Looks like we will not get a lot this year because of the weather ...
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Post by Compostwoman on 26th May 2011, 12:02 am

New potatoes from the veg patch - yummy!

Carrots and salad also from the veg patch - carrot thinnings but tasty nonetheless.

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Post by polgara on 27th May 2011, 1:29 pm

One of my potato pots was dying off, so I decided to dig it up & see what was there. Bearing in mind it was one of the flower buckets from the supermarket I managed to get 11ozs of pots from it. Enough for a meal & a few extras for the OH & me.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 27th May 2011, 4:05 pm

Pig. 30 stone of it on the dining room table.

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Post by Compostwoman on 27th May 2011, 6:59 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Pig. 30 stone of it on the dining room table.

It strayed in from the meat thread to here, I take it? Laughing

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Post by Leanne on 27th May 2011, 7:05 pm

I noticed this evening that my blackcurrants are turning black already! Smile
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Post by Sparhawk on 27th May 2011, 9:11 pm

Leanne wrote:I noticed this evening that my blackcurrants are turning black already! Smile

Mine too...

Had some raddish, & found enough baby carrots from last years late sowing to go with this Sundays roast...

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Post by Compostwoman on 27th May 2011, 10:17 pm

Leanne wrote:I noticed this evening that my blackcurrants are turning black already! Smile

So are my redcurrants! Red, that is. Cool

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Post by Dandelion on 2nd June 2011, 7:18 pm

We emptied the first potato growing bag because the foliage was going a bit yellow - a couple of pounds of Swift, which are very smooth and delicious. We're also harvesting lettuce and kohl rabi (I learnt a lesson last year and am not leaving it too long to go woody). We've also had the first two strawberries with some cream, meringue and bananas to make them go a bit further!

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