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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #264868 citizentwiglet
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:33 am

I may need to pick your brains about the polytunnel. I only have a tiny bed in the communal polytunnel - I think it's roughly 5ft by 2ft but there is a lot of space left in the polytunnel because most of our members haven't been interested in an indoor bed, and we just build them 'to order'; so I suspect our rule of not having additional sacks/pots may get waivered as at the moment half the polytunnel isn't being used. At the moment I'm just growing salad and tomatoes in it, but I want it to be productive in the autumn / winter too. I find the timings really tricky to work out - if I planted carrots in the polytunnel after my tomatoes and salads have finished, would they grow do you think?
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #264876 Green Aura
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:29 am

I've not quite got my head round it yet, CT, Odsox is your man for that. I've got a book called Four Seasons Harvest - a US book, but similar frost zone but they don't such low light levels. I'm going to re-read that to see what we can do over winter.
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #264902 Odsox
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:46 pm

We have had some fairly windy weather just lately and I found a quite a few windfall apples when I went to mow yesterday. We had them for pud tonight cooked in honey with a dollop of yoghurt, very nice it was too.

Green Aura wrote:I've not quite got my head round it yet, CT, Odsox is your man for that.

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Re: What are you havesting

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Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:55 pm

my first tomatoe
only the one
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #264904 chickenchargrill
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:10 pm

More toms and... BLACKBERRIES!!! May get around to making my first batch of wine this year.

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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265012 wabbit955
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:03 pm

runner bean loads for them now

and just picked 11/2kg blackberries so off to put wine on the go hehe
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265014 citizentwiglet
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:24 pm

The Amsterdam Forcing carrots I had given up on two months ago and planted sprouts in their place have, um, decided to show. This should be interesting.
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265020 GeorgeSalt
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:00 pm

A full trolley of onions from the plot today, all now drying on temporary shelves in the woodshed (the weather is too showery to rely on them drying on the surface of the beds - and I want that space for the new grapevines). The smell of onions at the bottom of the garden is overpowering!
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265063 Gra
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:39 pm

Started eating our sweetcorn this weekend, swamped with cucumber although the gherkins are only just starting to produce. Tomatoes are well behind only some yellow ones ready. Don't think we will get any melons this year.

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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265399 clare
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:09 pm

peas,potatoes,cauliflower,broccoli and a few blueberries(enough for a batch of muffins).Not too bad but not as good as previous years.
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265435 Thomzo
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:10 pm

A few blackberries today. They're starting to take over from the loganberries which have just about come to an end.

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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265457 Flo
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:00 pm

Broad beans though these are nearly finished but plenty in freezer, lettuce, salad leaves, beetroot, khol rabi, patty pan squash, marrows, a few courgettes and the runner beans are just starting.

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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265557 wabbit955
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:23 am

blue berries
a few strawberries
lots of big fat raspberries
first years crop of japanese wine berries 1kg not bad i thought
last of me red and black currants
the start of me hukleberries
green gages 10kg and a lot more on the tree ready for picking
runner bean
spinage
swiss chard
salard
pok choi
lots of tomatoes now
lemon cuecumbers
cue cumbers
first year i grown tamerilos and get a ok crop too
kale 3 differant types
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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265598 Thomzo
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Just about to pick my first tomato, courtesy of Bonnie Thomas who gave me the plant months ago. Thanks, Bonnie.

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Re: What are you havesting

Post: #265610 chickenchargrill
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:28 pm

Our first broad bean. I don't know what took it so long, but it's only just producing pods. We only have the one plant as the eldest planted it at school.

Lots of toms, blackberries, spinach. Planting and potting on more than I'm harvesting.


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