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Post by Green Rosie on 4th May 2010, 9:18 pm

Lettuces, mizuna and strawberries from the PT
Rhubarb, spring onions from the garden
Wild garlic and dandelions from the countryside

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 4th May 2010, 10:00 pm

Wow strawbs already!?

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th May 2010, 10:53 pm

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Wow strawbs already!?


I have strawbs in mine..just a few early ones, but very tasty!

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Post by polgara on 5th May 2010, 2:37 pm

Going to pick the few peas that have overwintered & have them in a salad. Not a lot but they are very nice looking, also baby carrots which I will count as thinings.

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Post by polgara on 11th May 2010, 3:54 pm

Managed to get some radish pulled OH said they were nice.

More brtoad beans, carrots & beetroot sprouting at the moment, will have to plant later in the week.

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Post by Snoopka on 11th May 2010, 3:58 pm

Harvesting "arroche" (orach, mountain spinach http://www.floridata.com/ref/a/atri_hor.cfm) as well as different small varieties of swiss chard. That's all there is in my garden at the moment, as I have finally acknowledged that I DO NOT LIKE NETTLES - tried to force myself to eat them for years in all kinds of recipes.
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Post by Guest on 6th June 2010, 2:06 pm

At last food...Broad beans, mangetout, new potatoes, broccolli (should be cropping in 2 months!), loads of salad, summer spinach, beetroot, carrots, courgettes, red onions, fresh garlics, strawberries....yeah!!!

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Post by Compostwoman on 6th June 2010, 4:28 pm

Same here...in the last week strawberries, new spuds, mange tout, spinach, baby carrots, and first courgettes and broad beans yesterday

AM so pleased as am getting a bit sick of what is in the freezer/store!

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 11th July 2010, 7:08 pm

Yesterday I picked 3lbs of raspberries from the alottment with still more to come, half a pound of blackcurrants - first harvest from bushes in the garden (more down the lottie once I battle through the raspberry jungle) and today half a pound of strawberries, which I didn't think was too bad from half a dozen weedy looking plants in garden.
Have eaten the strawbs, rasps and currants are in the freezer for now ready for a jam making session in the future.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 11th July 2010, 9:00 pm

Gooseberries mainly picked and frozen, Strawbs - we have been getting 3-4 kg every 2 or 3 days but they are thinning out now. Raspbs still going strong - more than we can pick.

Broad beans mostly picked and frozen now.

Tomatoes getting huge - we have gone for Italian heirloom plum and other coking jobs this year in the main and they are huge but no sign of imminent reddening. They will be like melons by the time they are ripe I suspect.

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Post by Jaded Green on 11th July 2010, 10:00 pm

First handful of blueberries from Miss JG's plants - bought at the Hampton court show last year.
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Post by Dandelion on 11th July 2010, 10:27 pm

Enough gooseberries for two fools (insert joke here_____) cooked, sieved and frozen for later. Tayberries and strawberries frozen in packs to make summer puddings, waiting for other fruit to be added later.

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Post by Compostwoman on 11th July 2010, 11:17 pm

Multiple pounds of tayberries here, french beans, lots of tomatoes, cucumbers from the PT, courgettes, , spuds, the first climbing beans tonight and lots of spinach

Have got the dehydrator out and am having an marathon picking/drying/freezing and jamming session tomorrow...

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Post by Chilli-head on 12th July 2010, 12:00 pm

I picked off enough plum tomatoes (Rio Grande) yesterday for it to be worth dusting off the passata machine. Set Chilli-head Jnr to work cranking the handle, and had pasta with squished tomato sauce for dinner Child labour is definitely the way to go when making passata
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Post by Compostwoman on 12th July 2010, 12:03 pm

Plans for the marathon freezing/drying/preserving session on hold as our power has been off and is still going on and off....

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Post by polgara on 12th July 2010, 12:14 pm

Got some more red onions & some shallots today & set them to dry a bit.

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Post by Compostwoman on 12th July 2010, 12:19 pm

ooh yes thats something I could do...lift some shallots!

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Post by Thewoollyshepherd on 13th July 2010, 7:04 pm

Currently harvesting.....peas, mange tout, broad beans, salad....and oh no .....yet more salad rhubarb....and even more rhubarb (jams of several mixes, wine, chutney and crumbles galore) blackcurrants 10kg so far gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries, wool off sheep, and more eggs than I have ever had......and more rhubarb

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Post by budburst12 on 13th July 2010, 7:33 pm

Just harvested my first carrots - wee little things... actually are more accurately described as thinnings, but very excited to have first taste of home grown carrot of the year roasting away in the oven. 58 minutes and counting... whistle2
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Post by Compostwoman on 14th July 2010, 12:23 am

lbs and lbs of beans of all sorts........carrots...salads..the tomato harvest has started..also lift shallots and garlic. BB finally over due to blackfly, which was very bad this year

tayberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants

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Post by Guest on 14th July 2010, 10:42 pm

Harvesting at full bore now.
Cleared the peas and petit pois and removed the plants. We had a good crop despite the late start.
The 3rd sowing of lettuces and salad leaves are just starting to produce. Beetroots and carrots are good. French beans on full blast too.
Outside tomatoes only a few ripe...getting a bit worried as its gone wet and colder.
Cucumber glut definately arrived.

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Post by Compostwoman on 14th July 2010, 10:56 pm

Yep! Cucumbers def. a bit "too many" now!

My outdoor toms are really good this year! Not much behind the P/T ones....which is a first for here. Must have been the good weather AND I got all the toms in early and did my usual trick of putting them out in cold frames inside the P/T at the end of Feb, so although the outdoor ones are smaller plants, they have had a goods start in lifel.

Am regularly picking toms from the PT| every day, now, with outdoor ones every other day

Will be lifting the Charlotte spuds for store tomorrow, as they are beginning to get slugged.

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Post by Chilli-head on 15th July 2010, 4:44 pm

CW - you mention blackcurrants. It is my first year of having blackcurrant "Ebony", I have nice fat looking berries, soft, black on the outside but green and not so sweet inside. I presume they should be black all way through, and I need more patience
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Post by Compostwoman on 15th July 2010, 5:53 pm

Yep! Blackcurrants should be black ish all the way through, maybe a hint of green in the middle? but not very. They should be sweet with a tartness as well...

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Post by Guest on 19th July 2010, 11:11 pm

Brought in most of the potatoes. Garlics are a must for tomorrow. Courgette glut has changed state into a marrow glut. Cleared them all - chicken food most of them so we can start again tomorrow with the courgettes!

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Post by Compostwoman on 19th July 2010, 11:16 pm

Will be lifting the Charlottes this week, the first lot of Nicola next...

garlic this week as well and the shallots...and the summer carrots...and beans...and the courgettes ( yes we have missed a few and got marrows!)

oh dear the start of the glut is here!

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