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2017 Harvests and flowers!

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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby clothmama » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:38 am

The potato experiment! These ones are the ones I planted just slightly into some soil (but not as deep as 'normal') I then used straw rather than dirt to 'mound up'. Note the bind weed which totally got away on me and I had to pull off each section before I harvested :roll:
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They came out pretty clean and didn't have to dig very much at all!
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Ended up with 10kg from an approximately 2.5x2.5 metre patch:
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Mini purple aubergine 'Joël' variety :giggle: (had to buy one of those!)
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More onions that I planted between the potato rows:
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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby autumnalgirl » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:07 am

More looking good! I like that idea for the potatoes!
We've had a handful of peas. A few blackberries. One meal of potatoes and a courgette so far! Not on your standards!

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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby clothmama » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:11 pm

This mornings harvest:
Swiss chard
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Basil
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Nearly a kilo of beans, mini aubergines, courgette
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All together :shock: I'm actually pretty impressed :oops: !
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Postby clothmama » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:12 pm

Ohhh and my lovely little Ikea shelves that J put up for me today (I've only had them about 18 months :hohoho: ) :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby clothmama » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:38 pm

First pumpkin of the year harvested and drying on the terrace!
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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby confusinglady » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:03 pm

Fantastic @clothmama!

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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby clothmama » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:26 am

Another huge box of grapes that we turned into 4.5 litres of grape juice yesterday for the freezer!
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Prepping peaches for the freezer:
I cut a small cross in the bottom then plunged them in boiling water for 30 seconds:
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then into an ice bath:
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the colour is amazing after they have been peeled - they have red flesh near the skin - I think they are an heirloom variety - they are old trees and not anything I've ever seen in the supermarket.
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I cut them into peices and took out the seeds and then spread out flat to freeze quickly:
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With all the red it was a bit of a bloodbath :hohoho:
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Re: 2017 Harvests and flowers!

Postby clothmama » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:52 pm

clothmama wrote:Just roughly counted them and there are about 36 so definitely half a year as I use about 1 bulb a week and some are small.

Finished up the garlic last week so got about 5.5 months of garlic - not bad for a late planted not fantastic harvest :giggle:

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