What are you harvesting atm?

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What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284670 happyhippy
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:19 pm

Hi all,
I love hearing about people's lotties,very inspiring! I've just come back from mine.I brought home with me two supermarket sized bags of strawberries (which I am going to make jam with tonight! :cheers: I also brought home a large handful of Mange Tout,a bunch of Rainbow Chard and a bunch of Beetroot.
So tonights tea will be marinated chicken pieces,roasted beetroot with olive oil and thyme,stir fry chard and mange tout,with cous cous,and strawberries and cream,Yummo!
So what have you been bringing home?

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284671 Green Aura
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:02 pm

Nothing much yet although, despite the awful weather we've been having, everything is looking fabulous - just a little late. So mainly lettuce, pak choy and salad leaves. Oh and we still have a bit of kale. We've left it to go to seed and the bumble bees are loving it!
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284672 diggernotdreamer
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:04 pm

I've just made some kimchi with a load of cabbage I had, so I chucked the last few carrots from store in there, picked some nice red spring onions, young garlic and rats tail radish pod, so that is on the bubble now. Tonight we are having Glamorgan Sausages (cheese and onion veggie ones), some new potatoes and sugar peas from the tunnel. At the moment, the weather has been so cold, not much is really happening outside, let's hope it gets above 10 degrees from now on

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284675 happyhippy
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:43 pm

Sounds nice!Can I ask what Kimchi is?Ive also got Pak Choi although on inspection today,looks like the pidgeons are starting on it before me! :angryfire:

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Post: #284677 Green Aura
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:17 pm

Kimchi is a spicy Korean fermented cabbage - fabulous. It's mainly what I grow the Pak choy for.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284678 Zech
Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:47 pm

Not harvesting much here yet apart from ground elder, and there's plenty of that :lol: I had hoped for asparagus this year, but hardly any of it survived the attention of the slugs :?
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284679 tosca
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:27 am

Being in a different country where things grow quicker I don't really count, but if anyone is interested we have to try to get things in early as I have learned that because of the hot weather and pests successional sowing doesn't work. We can try to get more peas and potatoes, even cucumber in at the end of summer as long as the temperatures are bearable.

Finished already are peas, broad beans, strawberries, blackcurrants, goosegogs. Up and plaited are garlic. The overwintered onions went to seed so the little I could salvage have gone into chutney. Spinach and salad is finished by may, it's too hot to grow it here and it bolts. Our last frost was in April and we don't grow anything under cover.

So what we are harvesting now...cucumber, courgettes. green peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, Tuscan kale, green sprouting summer broccoli, red onions, French and runner beans, potatoes, raspberries, rhubarb and chard. The ducks and chooks are already fed up of cucumber and courgettes.

Lots of jam and chutney already made, and cucumber pickle, starting on bottling today.

Blimmin hard work this grow your own lark. But loving it.

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284681 okra
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:33 am

A few peas, broad beans, shallots and perpetual spinach but loads and loads of strawberries. We have probably had over 20Kg from our six rows already. Have made jam, dehydrated 2 jars full, 2 lots of strawberry wine started, strawberry muffins and have frozen 8 sliced packs for later use for crumbles or muffins.

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284682 Odsox
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:06 am

In full swing now, at last.
We will have our first pick of broad beans for dinner today, then sometime next week we will probably have to freeze loads of them.
Our first row of peas is finished and the second is about to start and the first flowers are out on the runner beans.
Picking at the moment, cauliflowers, calabrese, Savoy cabbages, French beans, carrots, spring onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, beetroot, turnips, lettuce (little gem and oak leaf), garlic, peppers and loads of strawberries.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284686 doofaloofa
Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:39 pm

I'm harvesting green stuff from the atm
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284687 ina
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:36 pm

Rhubarb. And a few radishes... Plus rocket and perpetual spinach (still the overwintered stuff). Since most of my seedlings failed, and I've not been really well enough to do much in the garden, there's not an awful lot around just now. Gooseberries should be next, though - bush is full of them, and no sawflies so far! (Thank you again to whoever gave me the tip to change the mulch underneath.... Seems to have worked.)
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284691 Flo
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:33 am

Salad of various forms, loads of. Strawberries just coming on stream. Broad beans and peas just beginning to show. I spied the first of the courgettes yesterday - very tiny so fingers crossed.

Temperatures up and down so everything slow.

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284693 happyhippy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:07 pm

Wow impressive everyone! :cheers: Can I ask how you freeze strawberries?

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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284694 Green Aura
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:22 pm

I open freeze them on a tray and then bung them in a bag. That way they stay separate.
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Re: What are you harvesting atm?

Post: #284699 diggernotdreamer
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:06 pm

doofaloofa wrote:I'm harvesting green stuff from the atm



can you send me some of your green stuff, sounds better than mine


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