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Post by Chilli-head on 4th April 2018, 4:54 pm

Darn, you should get a job as a polytunnel salesperson Ploshkin. You make me very envious Laughing

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Post by freebird on 20th April 2018, 10:34 am

One, just one, asparagus spear - plenty more about an inch high though.
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Post by Ploshkin on 20th April 2018, 11:53 am

Do you carefully cut it in half and have half each? I remember doing that with my first ever egg.
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Post by FloBear on 20th April 2018, 5:12 pm

Had first garden produce yesterday in the form of chives which OH snipped into the potato salad he made.
And reading this fred has reminded me that I picked some rhubarb yesterday but didn't bring it indoors. I should think it's a bit sad after a day lying in the baking sun. Better go and look for it.
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Post by Ploshkin on 23rd April 2018, 8:30 am

I don't know if this counts as harvesting but yesterday I used the last of my butternut squashes from last year's polytunnel crop.  The neck had started to go soft but the rest was fine.  I'm really pleased with how they stored - on top of the tall freezers in the boiler shed.  I think I had about 16 and not one got wasted.
I did actually harvest leeks yesterday.  They are the ones I started in a bucket last year but they didn't get put into the garden until August.  They survived the winter and are growing merrily - not huge but about an inch thick which is ok.
By the way, how do you get leeks out of the ground without them snapping off and leaving the bottom bit behind?
Oh, and I had rhubarb yesterday - I keep forgetting to look at  my nice, new productive plant as I had a miserable, slow one for so many years.
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Post by freebird on 9th May 2018, 10:10 pm

Lots of asparagus. It's growing like a weed this year.
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Post by Dandelion on 10th May 2018, 10:37 pm

Spring cabbages!!

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Post by freebird on 18th May 2018, 9:26 pm

And yet more asparagus - giving it away now. Tonight we had oven-roasted asparagus and other oven-roasted veg including the last piece of butternut squash from last season's produce.
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Post by Dandelion on 20th May 2018, 1:20 pm

freebird wrote:And yet more asparagus - giving it away now. Tonight we had oven-roasted asparagus and other oven-roasted veg including the last piece of butternut squash from last season's produce.
Presumably it was the rain we had in the late winter early spring which has made it so prolific?

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Post by Ploshkin on 20th May 2018, 7:21 pm

We've just eaten the first strawberries from the polytunnel - scrumptious.
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Post by FloBear on 20th May 2018, 9:57 pm

I have no produce yet apart from some rhubarb which is suffering a bit in the dry weather after being divided last year. I'm only picking a moderate amount so it can gather strength.
Lots of potential on fruit plants and bushes.
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