What are you harvesting now?

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

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Odsox wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 11:38 am

Not happy with my courgettes though, trying a new (to me) variety and after producing about 3 fruits per plant have now stopped. Still producing male flowers but no females.
Haven't planted mine out yet - still danger of frost! Should get a bit warmer later this week, so I'll chance it then. With some cover, of course. Wish I had a greenhouse...
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

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My courgettes will stay on the window ledge for now along with the pumpkins and butternut squash. This week is not the week to let things out looking at the forecast. There's a definite wind chill effect.

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293895Post Viper254 »

Fingers crossed for next week - it's getting a little cluttered in my greenhouse now!
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293896Post Green Aura »

Not harvesting much more than nettles and ground elder. We have one new raised bed which was intended for beans but as only one has sprouted from an entire tray of 4 different varieties it may now be a salad bed!

My courgettes are in the new cold frame, which is attached to the new greenhouse. We had to finish constructing it in hail but at least we can now get in the greenhouse again, having decanted the big courgette pots into it.

Exciting times. New beds planned. Assuming we ever get sun again, that is. :roll:
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

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Green Aura wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:51 am
Not harvesting much more than nettles and ground elder. We have one new raised bed which was intended for beans but as only one has sprouted from an entire tray of 4 different varieties it may now be a salad bed!
Nettles still usable? I've got loads of them - I was freezing them and using them like spinach but thought they might be past it by now.

What do you use ground elder for? I have tonnes of that...
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

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Erm - I thought that the Romans bought it over and cultivated it as a laxative. :mrgreen:

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293901Post Brewtrog »

Lots and lots of grass. Apparently my house mate didn't clear all the roots out before planting onions. Plenty of weeds, not much else. So saying there is plenty of wild garlic frozen now
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Tue May 12, 2020 1:41 pm
Nettles still usable? I've got loads of them - I was freezing them and using them like spinach but thought they might be past it by now.
They seem like they should still be okay over here (N Wales), I'm intending on harvesting enough for nettle beer just as soon as my cider has finished fermenting. Maybe a bit old for eating, but can't see why they shouldn't be okay for beer/wine/tea

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293903Post Green Aura »

We're about a month behind everywhere further south, Viper. So they're getting near the end but the tips are still good, for now.

I don't use much ground elder, especially now that's getting a bit big too but all tasty goodness. As it's growing in an area that's due to be cleared and paved, we need to get it while we can.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 293904Post Viper254 »

Just got my first "crop" of lemonbalm in this morning - going to dry it for tea, which I was too slow to do last year :)

I've missed it over the winter months!
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