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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:25 pm
by Green Aura
I don't like broad beans, Flo (well I do when each bean has bean peeled - I can't bear the skin!) and we haven't grown any carrots because we get some every week in our veg box. Our raspberries and strawberries are only just ripening. The salad leaves went from cute to bolting in the space of a few days, presumably because of the cold, wet weather we've had throughout June and July.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:46 pm
by Odsox
Our broad beans are over now Flo, but we have carrots coming out of our ears, well maybe not literally. Trying 2 new varieties of carrot this year and they are both good enough to grow again next year.
Tomatoes are a bit of a disaster, all got blight due to 2 months of damp humid days.
Other than that, courgettes keep coming, sweetcorn is starting to be picked, broccoli and cauliflowers now and again, and runner beans as usual needing picking every day.
Like you GA we have sweet peppers, both red and yellow, and on the fruit side just started picking Discovery apples as needed and the black grapes are now blackish and sweet enough to have a few.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:56 am
by ina
Broad beans, mainly... Some spinach, small courgettes, a few mange tout, beetroot leaf, and all sorts of berries. And there's a lettuce coming on, the sole survivor.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:32 am
by Viper254
Courgettes, chard still, on to the second set of raspberries. Tomatoes are lagging behind, as are peppers

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:37 pm
by Flo
Cabbages, courgettes, dwarf beans, garlic, the last of the few onions I planted, spring onions, lettuce, kale. Peppers available but the kids want them red so waiting. Tomatoes just beginning to ripen.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:27 pm
by Green Aura
My tomatoes are nearly finished! We grow shortseason ones though - autumn is well on its way up here.
Courgettes nearly done too.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:46 pm
by ina
I think this is the time of year when I have most - and what did I do today? Only went and bought a huge cauliflower... I couldn't resist. Wonderful, fresh, organic, local (of course!) - better than not being able to resist cakes... :lol:

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:36 am
by Flo
Plums

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:43 am
by Odsox
Pineapples :lol:

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:04 am
by ina
Odsox wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:43 am
Pineapples :lol:
Plural?

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:16 pm
by Odsox
Well I do have two, but technically I've only harvested one at the moment.

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:25 pm
by Viper254
Green Aura wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:27 pm
My tomatoes are nearly finished! We grow shortseason ones though - autumn is well on its way up here.
Courgettes nearly done too.
My tomatoes still aren't ready. I'm worried the season will end before they fruit properly :S

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:33 pm
by ina
I think today is the first time I'm having a mixed salad that's 100% from the garden. Including purple sprouting broccoli - a weird plant that was from last year, grew like heck into something resembling a triffid and when I finally decided to rip it out (it was all nice big leaves), I discovered a few purple bits coming out. So now it's still blocking half a raised bed, but at least it's producing something edible...

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:54 pm
by Green Aura
We sow our tomatoes, peppers in the first few days of the New Year, in heated propagators, Viper, to give them a head start. We have such a short growing season up here (we're definitely into autumn now) so we need to grab every bit of sunshine - and we often have lovely weather Feb/March/Apr. We only grow the short season varieties. Don't worry though - when we lived in Manchester we were still picking fresh tomatoes out of the greenhouse at Christmas.

Dad always moaned bitterly at the thought of growing PSB, ina. He said they took too long and too much space. My stepmum ignored him every year, tucking a plant or two wherever she could put them. He still grumbled but thoroughly enjoyed purple-sprouting broccoli with his Christmas dinner (along with new potatoes grown in a bucket).

Oh dear, that's twice I've mentioned the festive season. Maybe I'm looking forward to something a bit more exciting than lockdown! :lol:

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:57 pm
by ina
Green Aura wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:54 pm

Oh dear, that's twice I've mentioned the festive season. Maybe I'm looking forward to something a bit more exciting than lockdown! :lol:
Are you sure it's only autumn up there? :mrgreen:

The Aberdeen lockdown has partially been lifted, so I'm back at work full time from next week. I'll probably regret it soon enough... Must, must, must use those last few days of freedom to work in the garden!