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Post by freebird 2nd May 2021, 7:41 pm

It did, Dandelion, though I hadn't expected it to. The earliest spears can be bitter, especially when the weather has been cold.

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Post by Ploshkin 8th May 2021, 6:40 pm

We've just had a stir fry containing my first courgette.
Only 4" long but hopefully the first of many.
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Post by FloBear 9th May 2021, 4:55 pm

Courgette - good grief Shocked Polytunnel produce I presume.
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Post by Dandelion 14th May 2021, 10:12 pm

My courgette plants have only got about eight leaves!

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Post by Ploshkin 15th May 2021, 6:37 am

My plant is still very small but it is producing fruit already. There is a second one about 4" long. It's a variety called Defender and has been the best one for the polytunnel.
I had lettuce yesterday from some plants I was given that I put in a trough in the greenhouse.
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Post by FloBear 15th May 2021, 8:54 am

Well, thank goodness for the inherited rhubarb or I'd be picking nothing.
Last week or so I created a chicken and dog proof space to grow some veggies but I still haven't got round to making an entrance into it so I can't get in either! I bought two nice sturdy Gardeners' Delight at the local market and I have some salad leaf seeds but would now like a few dry days, please.
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Post by freebird 15th May 2021, 11:56 am

My first ripe strawberries out the greenhouse.
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Post by FloBear 15th May 2021, 9:54 pm

How lovely. I've never grown strawberries in a GH.
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Post by freebird 16th May 2021, 7:43 pm

I took a leaf out of Ploshkin's book, as I know she brings her plants into the polytunnel. Most of mine are outside, but I took three hanging baskets into the greenhouse in February. The outside plants are in flower now, so hoping for a good spread of cropping with different varieties.

Picked another couple today, which went on our dessert tonight with the first pickings.
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Post by Ploshkin 17th May 2021, 12:54 pm

My strawberries are close behind, there should be a small handful in a couple of days.
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Post by freebird 23rd May 2021, 8:20 pm

My first carrots - short root variety grown in a trough in a cold frame. They combined with mixed lettuce leaves and radishes, both out my new raised bed, in our salad tonight.
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Post by Ploshkin 25th May 2021, 7:37 pm

I've just had my second pick of strawberries tonight.
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Post by Chilli-head 31st May 2021, 9:01 pm

I harvested tome weeds for dinner - coriander which I left too late to harvest for seed, now it is everywhere. Still, with a couple of chillies from an overwintered plant and a sprig of mint it made a nice gucci mutter paneer.
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Post by Ploshkin 31st May 2021, 9:19 pm

I've had my first new potatoes from the polytunnel. They are the only ones I'm growing this year but it's always good to have some really fresh home grown ones.
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Post by freebird 5th June 2021, 6:42 pm

Picked my first large handful of sugar snaps, and first small handful of broad beans. Both grown in planters in the greenhouse. There won't be many of either as it has really been an experiment to see what is worth bringing on earlier. I will take the opportunity to save seed, though - at least it won't rot under cover!
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Post by Ploshkin 5th June 2021, 7:23 pm

Mangetout - just the one What are you harvesting today? - Page 22 1f600
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Post by Dandelion 11th June 2021, 5:19 pm

Ploshkin wrote:Mangetout - just the one  What are you harvesting today? - Page 22 1f600
But I bet it tasted good!

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Post by Ploshkin 13th June 2021, 3:44 pm

Dinner sorted. A nice collection from the polytunnel to go with the new potatoes I dug from there yesterday.
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Post by Chilli-head 13th June 2021, 10:03 pm

We ate my first cucumber yesterday. Variety Pony, a minui type, it was very good, nice cucumber flavour with no bitterness at all.
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Post by freebird 17th June 2021, 6:33 pm

First ripe tomatoes from the greenhouse. They were from the sideshoot cuttings that I overwintered in the conservatory. Plenty of green tomatoes on sowings from this year, but nothing even full size yet, let alone ripe. Might be an exercise worth repeating.
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Post by Ploshkin 17th June 2021, 6:44 pm

Gosh, that's good. Are they cherry or bigger ones?
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Post by freebird 17th June 2021, 10:05 pm

Surprisingly, a couple of Rose de Berne.

Tbh, the plants are on their last legs and have very little fruit. I think that's mainly because, once I realised that they need a certain amount of light and heat to actually make fruit, I thought the others would catch them up, so I lost interest somewhat and didn't look after them very well. Now I think I may revise that first opinion, as it may be worth overwintering a couple of cuttings of a naturally early variety. Having said that, the two ripe fruits were from Rose de Berne which takes its time to produce and ripen, as my new season R de B are nowhere near ready.
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Post by Chilli-head 19th June 2021, 8:43 pm

The cucumber glut begins ... and broad beans, but best of all ...

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Post by Ploshkin 19th June 2021, 9:17 pm

I've just had my first cucumber, hopefully the first of many.
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Post by Dandelion 23rd June 2021, 9:16 pm

We've had a couple of handfuls of strawberries over the last few days, but there still isn't much to harvest. The broad beans have beans on, but when you feel them they are quite empty. I'm hoping that some extra watering might help (we haven't had as much rain here as in the southeast...)

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Post by Ploshkin 23rd June 2021, 9:24 pm

Ive just about finished my broad beans now and have had loads. Still picking strawberries and had my first French beans last night. Courgettes are starting to take over - I cut 6 off one plant yesterday.
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