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Post by Compostwoman on 19th July 2010, 11:16 pm

Will be lifting the Charlottes this week, the first lot of Nicola next...

garlic this week as well and the shallots...and the summer carrots...and beans...and the courgettes ( yes we have missed a few and got marrows!)

oh dear the start of the glut is here!

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Post by Lottie on 22nd July 2010, 7:43 pm

Today I gathered tatties, courgettes , a squash, runner beans, a cucumber, 3 carrots and some mangey chard

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Post by Compostwoman on 22nd July 2010, 10:40 pm

More spuds....

Courgettes, beans, more beans, shallots, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, beans,

did I mention beans?

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Post by Dandelion on 22nd July 2010, 10:52 pm

I'm tackling the courgette jungle tomorrow - I think I know what we're having for tea....

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Post by Compostwoman on 22nd July 2010, 11:02 pm

One got away from me and I harvested a 4 pound "courgette" tonight!

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Post by Guest on 31st July 2010, 7:26 pm

Figs! They have started to ripen. Need to get them before the wasps and the hornets do.

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Post by Compostwoman on 31st July 2010, 11:22 pm

Beans. LOTs of beans. French, climbing Canadian, climbing Blue Coco, Blue Lake and Purple Giant.

Also tomatoes and courgettes and cucumbers. Dehydrator going 24/7 at the mo.

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Post by Sparhawk on 1st August 2010, 2:03 am

Went to pick from what we think are cherry plumbs that we picked from last year to make my first lot of jam (what anyone that tasted it said was the best jam ever...) & only managed just over 1lb, very dissappointed, especially as when I was pulling on a branch, it decided that I had no longer any use for the hook in my foraging pole...
& sent it into orbit...

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Post by Broadstoneuk on 1st August 2010, 9:45 am

Bean, Beetroot, marrows and courgetts. I am growing Luffa this year too which is so exciting.
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Post by Broadstoneuk on 1st August 2010, 9:47 am

Compostwoman wrote:One got away from me and I harvested a 4 pound "courgette" tonight!

We have a 1.365kg courgette that we 'found' yesterday, hiding....whats that in pounds?
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 1st August 2010, 5:13 pm

Today I picked 2 normal courgettes and one largish one - which has been stuffed with yummy filling and is in the oven

And, after ignoring the gooseberry bushes a month or so ago as I couldn't see any nice goosegogs when I expected them and leaving them to do their own thing, I was delighted to find loads and loads of big fat purple gooseberries and picked just over 3lbs of them. Had to give up as I was getting prickled to death. I did have a bit of a battle getting to them through the raspberry and bramble jungle.

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Post by Lizbuff13 on 1st August 2010, 7:15 pm

I believe your 1.365 kg corguette would be a 3 lb. zucchini in my neck of the woods.....wink!

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Post by Compostwoman on 1st August 2010, 9:05 pm

Lavender, wheat( because it is Lammas /Lusnagh today)

Beans, beans, beans, tomatoes, shallots, beans, cucumber, peppers, courgettes, spinach, spuds.

House smalls delightfully of fresh lavender now

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Post by Sparhawk on 2nd August 2010, 8:38 am

Onions came out yesterday, quite happy
Garlic came out, will keep us in garlic for sometime, will grow them again
Potatoes, took 2 stacks of 3 tyres to pieces, 5 lb in one 7lb in another, v happy will convert them into 4 tyre stacks & hopefully get another stack for next year...

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I have the 6 tyres from freecycle... ...

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Post by Dandelion on 2nd August 2010, 1:41 pm

Hooray!!

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Post by polgara on 2nd August 2010, 2:29 pm

Still digging in my dustbin. Don`t use lots of potatoes as there are only 2 of us, but dulled out anothe 1lb today.

OH coming round to the idea of another bin as well. Yipeeeeeeee

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Post by Guest on 2nd August 2010, 6:47 pm

Our first ripe melon!!! ... from under the big cloches (needed at night as the temperatures have been too low)

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Post by Guest on 3rd August 2010, 7:12 pm

My first tomato of the year !!! Terribly late but my greenhouse STILL isn't up ... hopefully this w/end.

It's one of your Beefsteaks, Compostwoman. My Brandywines and Legends aren't far behind

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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd August 2010, 11:41 pm

Hurrah!

I have found the beefsteaks need just enough watering to keep them going, too much and the toms are a bit watery...IYKWIM!

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Post by Dandelion on 4th August 2010, 3:01 pm

It seems to have been a better year for tomatoes - no signs of blight (for the first time in four years), and I'm picking healthy fruit. Yellow Perfection first, and Tamina (both potato leaved varieties) - everything else needs a few more days. Two more courgettes have escaped my notice and grown enormous - did anyone else read their children the Babette Cole book where the marrow grows so big that they hollow it out and use it as a police station? This could be an answer to the school rebuilding programme!!
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Post by Compostwoman on 4th August 2010, 3:17 pm

I am sick of courgettes.

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Post by Guest on 4th August 2010, 4:11 pm

I have just won the first battle in the FIG GLUT!

Eight kilos of figs bottled for the Winter in 10 one liter jars!

The worrying thing is that there are loads more on the tree.....


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Post by Chilli-head on 4th August 2010, 5:20 pm

A fig glut sounds like a marvellous thing to have

Apricots pretty much all eaten now, and nice they were. Now I only have a bean and cucumber glut. I've resorted to giving them to friends.
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Post by Guest on 4th August 2010, 7:02 pm

You're going to be reulgar this winter, Wood Troll

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th August 2010, 11:40 pm

Chill Head how have you grown Apricots? Do you have a S facing brick wall or some such?

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Post by Chilli-head on 5th August 2010, 10:34 am

Compostwoman wrote:Chill Head how have you grown Apricots? Do you have a S facing brick wall or some such?

When we moved in the bottom of the garden was a bit of a mess. The apricot was part of the grand plan, so I built the wall with it in mind, and left a hole for a bed in the patio of light coloured paving for it. It is quite a sun trap, which the apricot shares with my logpile. However, I made a major error of scale in my plan, the wall being 3' or so high and the apricot 10-12' ! I've since put a 3' trelllis on top. I'm thinking I might get a vine to use some more of the trellis; I qute fancy a go at making actual grape wine

The tree (variety Moorpark) is very suceptible to die-back, and I have to lop off unhealthy bits each year. I understand that they only really can be regarded as short lived trees in our climate. The other drawback is that the squirrels enjoy the kernel of the stone, and will shred the apricot flesh all over the place to get at it !
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