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What are you havesting

Postby bonniethomas06 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:23 pm

I ordered a veg box lately because I was a bit miserable about what was coming out of the garden. But actually, it isn't that bad:

parsnips
salsify
spring greens
kale
purple sprouting (just recently)
swiss chard
perpetual spinach
forced rhubarb
lambs lettuce
mustard leaves

Pots still in storage, but we are down to the tiny ones now!

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Re: What are you havesting

Postby red » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:41 pm

leeks
and various herbs

should be pulling rhubarb soon tho
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby Odsox » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:15 pm

Sprout Tops
Spring Greens
Purple Sprouting
Russian Kale
Savoy Cabbage
Spring Cabbage
Salsify
Leeks
Lettuce
Spring Onions
Tomatoes
Rhubarb
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby Millymollymandy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:46 am

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I have just harvested the last of the parsnips and they are in the freezer.

Loads of leeks and salsify but I don't like the latter so just leaving it to flower.

Still some purple curly kale.

Have lettuce (2 varieties) coming on nicely, I sowed them in the autumn and they have survived over winter.

Ditto rocket which is starting to flower now.

Dill survived winter and so did tons of coriander.

Lots of edible weeds in amongst all that mess too!

Have just cooked all the remaining butternuts to puree as well and they are now in the freezer.

Have tons of last year's food still in freezer so I'm still eating raspberries and blackcurrants etc. :mrgreen:

Oh and in the wild bits there's loads of edible salad type leaves e.g. celandine and jack by the hedge etc. Not short of salad stuff here - it just requires a bit of time to find and pick it! :iconbiggrin:
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby bonniethomas06 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:22 am

I am glad I am not the only person who doesn't like salsify. Well that is not true, I do like it, but by the time I have peeled it, I am left with a white root the size of a pipecleaner, it is never worth the effort!
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby bonniethomas06 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:23 am

I am glad I am not the only person who doesn't like salsify. Well that is not true, I do like it, but by the time I have peeled it, I am left with a white root the size of a pipecleaner, it is never worth the effort!
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby okra » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:06 pm

Lots of lovely spinach at the moment
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby grahamhobbs » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:19 pm

Things from last year are starting to run to seed now so we are finishing up :
Parsnips
Celeriac
Carrots
Mizuna
Land cress
Sprouts
Kale Cavala de Nero

But still going well
Leeks
Russian kale
Cauliflower
Calabrese overwintered in the polytunnel
Cabbage
Lettuce, numerous varieties overwintered in the polytunnel
Parsley
Nettles

Waiting for the asparagus to show, but definitely no tomatoes
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby red » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:21 pm

oh i should be able to pick some beet spinach again soon. it took a bit of a beating with the snow..
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby Millymollymandy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:36 pm

bonniethomas06 wrote:I am glad I am not the only person who doesn't like salsify. Well that is not true, I do like it, but by the time I have peeled it, I am left with a white root the size of a pipecleaner, it is never worth the effort!

I agree, plus they blacken as you peel them so need to go in some lemony water. I didn't think the taste was that great so couldn't be bothered to dig up and eat the rest. And whilst I don't mind giant forked parsnips a forked salsify leaves you with not much left to eat. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby godfreyrob » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:34 pm

PSB and staring at some spinach which is just a few days away from being pickable...
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby cocobelle » Tue May 10, 2011 8:46 pm

You should all be very pleased. I've got some rocket on the go, a lot of it got scorched unfortunately so don't have many survivors. It's just so expensive to buy from shops.
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby Odsox » Wed May 11, 2011 8:15 am

Not much at the moment, most definitely in the "hungry gap" period.
Having said that, I do have the last of the spring cabbages with the summer cabbages just starting.
Also, new potatoes, new carrots, peas, strawberries and of course ... tomatoes.

Plus I do have a courgette flower ... female but no flippin male flowers. :(
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby Green Aura » Wed May 11, 2011 8:19 am

Kale and mustard greens. We've got some self-set broad beans in the polytunnel which should be pickable by the weekend (I'm going to try cooking the small whole pod as suggested elsewhere on Ish).
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Re: What are you havesting

Postby boboff » Wed May 11, 2011 9:45 am

MInt!

I made about 16lb of mint sauce yesterday!

Daft you may say? Well not really as I love crab apple and mint Jelly, but when the Crab apples are ready the mint is not at it's best going to flower and full of fly spit. The mint was in the Raspberry bed too, so it was weeding as well!
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