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what have you harvested this week/ today!
Mon 7-Jun-10
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As summer is coming upon us, I thought I'd start this new thread.

Today I harvested the last of my peas (the heat of a Toulouse summer is too hot for them, so they are spring/ autumn plants here)

Yesterday I harvested my first courgettes; both yellow and green; the yellow ones have a fantastic taste!

I am about to harvest my beetroot (first planting)

 

what about you guys??

Mon 7-Jun-10
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blimey shelley you are miles ahead of us only just stoped covering my plants in case of frost and i am still watching the weather man just in case.only harvested pea tops and radishes yet ,do you have any recieps for pea tops and radishes  ,MOS.

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Mon 7-Jun-10
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I had my first courgettes the other day and yesterday lettuce.  My strawberries in the polytunnel are very tasty.  My dwarf peas  are numerous, but are not ready yet.

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Mon 7-Jun-10
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just been reading other posts seems like its pea top vodka and radish chukelly for me then .MOSDevil

 

how did you get on with oficialdome shelley have you sorted your licence to trade yet?.

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Mon 7-Jun-10
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danast said:

I had my first courgettes the other day and yesterday lettuce.  My strawberries in the polytunnel are very tasty.  My dwarf peas  are numerous, but are not ready yet.


 

wish i had a pollytunnel or even a greenhouse it must be great to get an early start MOS

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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MOS said:

danast said:

I had my first courgettes the other day and yesterday lettuce.  My strawberries in the polytunnel are very tasty.  My dwarf peas  are numerous, but are not ready yet.


 

wish i had a pollytunnel or even a greenhouse it must be great to get an early start MOS


 

I have had spring onions sown in autumn, swiss chard which had seeded itself, ground elder and nettles harvested so far. And none of those were in a polytunnel MOS and our winter was a tad bit colder than yours! Whistle I have found swiss chard brilliant for overwintering - well the white variety, as the year before last it died down but as soon as spring came around last year it started growing which meant we had early spring greens along with turnip tops which hadn't been uprooted before the frosts. The swiss chard then bolted and now we have the new plants this year. I have also harvested lemon balm, marjoram and mint. Oh yes added some chickweed and fat hen to our salads since they are rather prolific at this time of the year. Cheers

Tue 8-Jun-10
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Fiona harvested the first of our broad beans yesterday, along with four miniture pods of peas. Still getting Oasis turnips. Our pak choi has gone over unfortunately.

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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How big should I let my Pak Choi grow before I harvest them?  This is the first time I have grown them.  They look wonderful.  The leaves are very good, but I know that you said yours had gone bitter Danny.

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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MOS said:

just been reading other posts seems like its pea top vodka and radish chukelly for me then .MOSDevil

 

how did you get on with oficialdome shelley have you sorted your licence to trade yet?.


getting there

have a lovely contact at H+S here in toulouse and she is guiding me in.  Just some food hygiene training to do then the business to regularise.  see post in jams to see what a lovely surprise I had today though!

 

today harvested more courgettes: any courgette recipes out there??

Tue 8-Jun-10
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I would love some of your courgettes, Shelley! I must ask Fiona if she knows of productive uses for a glut.

Danuta, how tall are your pak choi plants now - from tip to soil level? Then I can ask the grower for adviceSpork

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  HI SHELLY just been discussing courgettes with her indoors she has some recipes hidden, she will find them in a Minuit ,after she has finished my latest batch of scones (oooow scones )she was rambling on about leaving them to grow into marrows and using them in jams and chukelies to bulk them up apparently they have very little flavour of their own once they get bigger and take on other flavours realy well {like a bloomin sponge were her actual words ,i wish i could show you her arm movements as she is talking its like magnus pike on steroids ) must admit i just like them roasted with garlic and other veg and a nice bit of bread and butter, but then i just like nice simple food .we also have them grated with carrot and cheese and use them as a type of coleslaw,or if your arteries will stand it fried in butter and sprinkled with roasted sliced almonds will post recipes in a bit .just got to do quality controll on mi scones MOS

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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Hi shelley here is a quickie for your courgettes     

8oz small courgettes

1 garlic clove crushed

8oz cherry tomatoes (cut in half  )

pinch of salt

fresh black pepper

and a few basil leaves to garnish

heat pan bung in courgettes and dry fry (misses says she puts a bit of oil in )

cook over moderate heat for 5/6 mins until soft

season with salt and pepper

add tomatoes and cook for another 1/2 mins to heat through

just before serving sprinkle with fresh basil

 

 

 

im'e salivating thinking about bit now, im'e going for another sconeI_am_Hungry. shame i don't have any courgettesWave

 

 

 

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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Thanks for that, MOS. Actually, thanks to Mrs MOS. Heart

We often pan fry courgettes slices, with flour and salt & pepper, but never thought to add tomatoes and basil (I love Greek basil, BTW) Ok

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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I make something similar MOS and if you add  softened onions to it you can then liquidise the whole lot and make a delicious soup.   I_am_Hungry   Oh I am salivating too and it is not the thought of deep fried mars bars!!!

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Tue 8-Jun-10
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that sounds lovely must try that one, roll on my courgette harvest.MOS.xx

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