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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:04 pm
by Green Aura
Just chillies now, and some hydroponic lettuce. We finally got round to having a go at Christmas tomatoes in the hydroponic unit - the plants are looking very good thus far.

The chillies have been very disappointing this year. Abundant but no heat - even the scotch Bonnets are mild! They're all tasty though, so we've been putting them in salads rather than curries. :lol:

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:05 am
by ina
Courgettes and patty pan squash. And onions. Never got much else planted, and the cabbage whites had all my kale.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:49 pm
by Weedo
Broccoli, cabbage, green onions - we are in between the last of the winters and first of the springs - hopefully the frosts are over. Looking like another long, hot, dry year. The cereal and canola crops around here are now being cut for hay; no hope of enough moisture to take them through to harvest.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:53 am
by Flo
Dwarf beans, cabbage, kale, last of the peas, early cooking apples, pears, last of the butternut squash gone now (all the squash finished early), carrots and tomatoes, peppers, aubergines from the greenhouse
Sudden week of cold nights have bought an early end to some crops.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:21 pm
by Odsox
Runner beans coming out of our ears, still harvesting dried haricot beans, lots of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts have started, beetroot, tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, carrots and potatoes.
We still have some black grapes as well as green grapes, strawberries, autumn raspberries, Discovery eating apples and Blenheim Orange cooking apples.

Regarding my butternut squash, I'm growing the old heritage variety Waltham Butternut. I grew 2 plants both planted in the same soil, both left to get on with it without my assistance.
One has 5 fruits about as you would expect, but the other has 7 huge fruits, at least 4 days veg per fruit for the two of us.
Just goes to show the variability of open pollinated varieties.
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12 inch/30cm rule for reference.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm
by old tree man
I've had a busy day in the garden today picked pumpkins so they can ripen off in the lean too emptied the greenhouse of the tomatoes the sweet peppers are still ripening, and had a few courgettes for our tea :flower:

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 am
by Flo
The greenhouse plants look shabby but are still producing tomatoes and peppers.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:19 pm
by old tree man
Same here Flo my toms and peppers are ripening now but the main plants are looking ropy, I've cut back most of the leaves to speed up the ripening process.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:43 am
by KathyLauren
Strawberries! We have day-neutral strawberry plants, and we harvested half a dozen berries this week. Not enough for a pie, but enough to put on top of our porridge.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:43 am
by Flo
Cabbage, kale, various beans, stored onions, apples, pears, beetroot, late radish (remind me to grow that brand again), a few late strawberries, taking some courgettes from storage, green tomatoes, a lot of rain water. OK for the end of a summer of "interesting" weather.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:20 am
by Green Aura
I think you win, Flo. What are the late radishes? I'd certainly be interested in growing some of those next year.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:23 am
by ina
I'd be interested in growing any radishes... I sowed some quite early, protected, but only about half a dozen germinated. I let them grow to flowering, and so at least I got to eat some seedpods. They can be almost nicer than the radishes themselves!

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:20 am
by Flo
Radish seeds from Kings Seeds

Never tried them before - they were going cheap at the allotment trading hut and claim that they have a longer growing season. Seems to be true.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:05 pm
by ina
Thanks - must remember! They look nice, too.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 pm
by Green Aura
They look good. Unfortunately they won't be getting my business. They're surcharging Highland customers. £3.65 postage for a packet of seeds is not an option. Shame because they looked to have a great range of organic seeds too.