Reasons to grow your own

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Reasons to grow your own

Post: #284210 Odsox
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:08 pm

.... so that you can be a smug git and announce that for Easter Sunday dinner we are having roast with new potatoes and French beans, with rhubarb and cream for pud.
OK, the spuds were volunteer plants that were in the way, and there's nothing special about rhubarb in April, but the beans are from my window sill and well worth growing again.

Oh and tomorrow it's cold roast with the first salad of the year, fresh hearted little gem lettuce, beetroot, cold new potatoes, spring onions and (you guessed it) fresh picked tomatoes. :lol:

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Re: Reasons to grow your own

Post: #284212 diggernotdreamer
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:46 pm

That is well smug. Which beans won the competition for coming up first?

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Re: Reasons to grow your own

Post: #284213 Odsox
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:11 pm

I bought some seed from Suttons called "Speedy" which were last :lol:
The 3 varieties I got from Real Seeds all germinated at the same time, so now I have 4 plants of the 4 different varieties all now in the hydroponics. I'll report on which variety is first to produce a crop, anyone want to put some money on "Speedy" ?

The windowsill beans are Aquilon.
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Post: #284217 diggernotdreamer
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:16 pm

hmmmm I have never found Speedy to live up to its name

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Post: #284220 doofaloofa
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:56 pm

What ever they be drinking, give me a (s)mug
ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Post: #284222 Green Aura
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:55 am

I'm only slightly jealous.

We're eating chard, beetroot tops and kale from the polytunnel (which is now mended, although looking a little the worse for its injuries - the winds managed to buckle some of the hoops so it now has a slight list to the right :lol: ) so it's not too bad, considering the horrendous weather and other things. Oh, and we found a tub of spud plants we sowed back end - they appear to be coming along nicely - no spuds yet though.

I'm amazed at how well our little polytunnel continued to protect just about everything in it even when a good half of it had blown off. And the

I forgot to mention that we may be getting windowsill broad beans - they're flowering happily at the moment. :roll:
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Re: Reasons to grow your own

Post: #284224 Odsox
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:50 pm

Green Aura wrote:I forgot to mention that we may be getting windowsill broad beans - they're flowering happily at the moment

I hope that's an outside windowsill GA.
Broad beans need bees to pollinate or you won't get any pods at all.
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Re: Reasons to grow your own

Post: #284226 Flo
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:46 pm

I'm just getting the allotment into production for the season - mind am having to eat out of the freezer which was stuffed at the back end and is only going down slowly. :mrgreen:


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