What are you harvesting now?

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 294333Post Green Aura »

We're still getting blackberries, but that's about it. Having spent most of this year getting the infrastructure in place I'm hopeful that next year we might get to grow something :lol:

Much more hopeful than in the last few years when I thought we'd have to call it a day. Some of us are just slower to solve problems than others :roll:
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Post: # 294334Post Odsox »

Pretty much the same as last time, cabbages, broccoli, carrots, white beet, mooli radish, leeks, tomatoes and still picking autumn raspberries.
Re your PSB Flo, I grew PSB every year since Adam was a lad up until 2 years ago. For the last 5 years or so my PSB and Kale were smothered with mealy bugs making it totally inedible. So decided to grow ordinary broccoli instead which they don't seem to like. This year of course, no caterpillars and no sign of mealy bugs on anything either, so I could have grown PSB. :roll:
I do have 3 new 9 star perennial plants for later in the spring.
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Post: # 294336Post Green Aura »

I've adopted my Dad's view that PSB takes too long and next year we'll be growing broccoli raab which takes a few weeks instead of nearly a year. Not quite the same but very pleasant.
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Ah the mealy bugs were eating the lupins down here.

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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 294633Post ina »

Perennial cauliflower! I had two plants last year, one died - simply disappeared - the other one is looking very healthy with several small heads coming along nicely. Will cut the first tomorrow for Sunday dinner. :)
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Post: # 294634Post Green Aura »

I've never heard of perennial cauliflower, ina! I've just Googled it and found out it's what I thought was perennial broccoli - Nine Star broccoli.
You live and learn. :lol:
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Post: # 294635Post ina »

Sorry - yes, I remember hearing that name for it as well. It does look a bit like a cross between the two. I always tend to overcook it, though... :( It just takes minutes, if even that.
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Post: # 294636Post Green Aura »

I grew it years ago in Manchester. It was very tasty as I recall. I must try again.
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Re: What are you harvesting now?

Post: # 294637Post Viper254 »

Eating plenty of chard at the moment. It overwintered and works pretty well as a sandwich wrap with the giant leaves!
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Post: # 294638Post TheLancsLass »

Radishes, which seem to be really early, but very tasty!
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