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What will you grow again next year....or not?
Sun 25-Sep-11
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mr. trench
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Really interesting to read about everyone's experiences.  Cabbage has been a big success this year, as was the spinach and romaine leuttice early doors... must remember to put in a second and third tranche in next year.  Beans were also a big success, but shoulda done more beetroot and peas.  My carrots as usual were a failure - but thanks to you guys I know not to feed them so much next year.

 

Have raddicchio, winter loving leuttice, turnips, spring cabbage, garlic and onions in for my winter goodies.  🙂

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Thu 20-Oct-11
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peas and beans for sure, want to do pumpkin and squash. Raspberries, strawberries, black currants, rhubarb. Want to add kale and chard. Tomatoes and lettuce. May do some potatoes but they take up too much room. Onions and garlic always and whatever takes my fancy once I start buying seedsmile

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Thu 20-Oct-11
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I want to plant everything, but don't have the room, so potatoes deffo, pease, beans of all sorts, carrots both long and short, beetroot,maize, tomatoes, red fruits- rasps, strawbs,redcurrants rhubarb etc.

Possibly going to start off a family apple tree- have a small cox's orange pippen tree  but not been very succesful with it.

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Fri 21-Oct-11
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is spring nearly here, I want to get going!smile

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Fri 21-Oct-11
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I think what I've learnt from this year is to plant fewer tomato plants. I'm still harvesting them and have a fridgeful of tomatoes.

Next year I will be concentrating on chilli plants. I've got seeds for 3 or 4 different varieties which I'll be trying out. I've tried leeks several times without much success but I bought a different variety this time so maybe I'll have better luck with those.

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Fri 21-Oct-11
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turn the tomotoes into passata and freeze it for a sauce base over the winter

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Fri 21-Oct-11
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I jar up passata sauce and save on freezer space.

I am definitely going to be growing some more squashes this next year. The spaghetti squash is certainly acceptable. Black Futsu and Buttercup are superb, they are very sweet but also delicious.cheers

Fri 21-Oct-11
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I probably will end up making a passata or pizza sauce with the tomatoes. I've already made tomato soup (2 lots) and a tomato and onion chutney, as well as throwing some into various veg sauces, baked beans, etc.

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Fri 21-Oct-11
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Mike, the sweet tomato chutney I mentioned a few weeks ago is definately worth a try, very easy and tastes brill.

I'd like to try more squashes and similar next year, and definitely less tomatoes and chillis, the problem is I can't be selective in my pricking out and I end up potting up everything that sprouts.

Sat 22-Oct-11
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the outdoor weird and wonderful tomatoes have finally come into their own ,were  infested with them, but oddly their dont seem to be any seeds in them 

Sat 22-Oct-11
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weird, tomatoes without seedssurprised

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Sat 22-Oct-11
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Terrier said:

Mike, the sweet tomato chutney I mentioned a few weeks ago is definately worth a try, very easy and tastes brill.

 

Since we are also over-run with chillies this year I was going to try a sweet chilli sauce or chilli jam. I used to love the Tracklement chilli jam so something like that would be good.

For next year I will have another go at growing shallots. This year they got smothered by the squash plant which took over half the garden. So I won't bother doing squash again, at least not til I have a bigger garden!

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Sat 22-Oct-11
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This is why I won't do squash next year... I have finally tracked down the photo I took last month of the giant squash plant which took over the garden. Even with the camera on wide angle I couldn't get it all in shot at once so I had to stitch it together from several photos.

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I had to take the photos from different angles so hopefully I've stitched it together properly. There are a few little glitches but you still get the sense of scale!

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Sat 22-Oct-11
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And how many squashes did you get off it Mike?

Sat 22-Oct-11
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None so far cry which is another reason for me to not bother next year. Every time it looked like there was a nice sized squash growing, it would rot and fall off. There are still some small green squashes on the plant so that's why I haven't dug it up yet but I think that might just be wishful thinking and there's probably no way they'll ripen this late in the year.

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