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what have you harvested this week/ today!
Sat 26-Jun-10
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JoannaS
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Well we have cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries all on their way but none picked as yet. The next few days are supposed to be sunny so I am guessing things are going to rocket away now. I picked some peas today but it is so long since I have grown garden peas instead of sugar bon types that I didn't let them get big enough (note to self - must have more patience). At least we still have our herbs, swiss chard, spinach and radishes which are starting to come in rapidly now. I found a thyme plant today - I thought they had all died Cheers

Sat 26-Jun-10
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Few of our peas make it to maturity -   Joe eats the lot!

Sun 27-Jun-10
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This year looks like a good one for our courgettes. It's the first time we've grown them in tubs of home made compost and the other day I picked two which were about 6-7 inches long and as thick as my arm - definitely bigger than any I've managed in previous years. The soil in our garden is quite poor so I think the compost is what made the difference.

The strawberries I planted last year are doing really well. They're only the tiny alpine ones but I'm getting a handful most days, which have been going straight into the 'strawberry vodka' jug Champagne

And I've been harvesting about 8 quail eggs each day - more than we normally eat and they were starting to stack up a bit so I hard-boiled and pickled a load tonight.

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Sun 27-Jun-10
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One of my courgette flowers is almost open, I'm so excited, it's years since I grew any.

I adore quails eggs, and quails too - just to play with you understand...Whistle

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-Jun-10
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We've just come back after a month away, and there is not one runner bean plant in the veg patch! Eeek

I think we must've been visited - all the canes and strings etc looking forlorn with no plants to climb on them ........

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Sun 27-Jun-10
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WaveAw that is such a shame BS.  Want to come up and get some plants from me?????   Big_Hug

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Sun 27-Jun-10
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So sad, don't you just hate it when that happens?  Danuta, is this how you are looking? Smug

I'll try that again!

Sun 27-Jun-10
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danast said:

WaveAw that is such a shame BS.  Want to come up and get some plants from me?????   Big_Hug


 

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Mon 28-Jun-10
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Toffeeapple said:

One of my courgette flowers is almost open, I'm so excited, it's years since I grew any.

I adore quails eggs, and quails too - just to play with you understand...Whistle


Quail are funny little birds. We rarely actually eat any - we certainly never eat the hens because they're much too useful Smile They're not really economical to raise for meat because they're too small

SporkPeace. When you need 2 each to be a decent sized meal, it's a lot of work involved. But they are funny birds to watch, and they are quite cute too.

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Mon 28-Jun-10
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WaveOh joy of joys, I ate the first tomato of the season from the polytunnel.  It was oh so good. However it was the only one anything like ready so I will have to wait quite some time for the next one.

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Mon 28-Jun-10
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I lost all our bean plants first time round this year; think slugs got them: had to start all over again!!

I am about to give the spare to colleagues at work!

coming to the uk tomorrow; so wont be here so often

Mon 28-Jun-10
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Safe journey Shelley - pity you can't wing over some plants for me !Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh

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My friend has just bought some quails, they do indeed look cute.

Had a strawberry today - very nice!

Tue 29-Jun-10
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I harvested a whole bowl of strawberries yesterday--wonderful! I ate them all because P is away. I have had the first few peas, some raspberries (I hope there are enough for vodka tomorrow), chard, and will get my first courgettes tomorrow. The sea beet is established well now, and I could eat it but I have lots of lettuce which is bolting thanks to the heat, so I am eating it instead.

Wed 30-Jun-10
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We have a garden full of raspberries - just finding the time to pick them is our problem.Frown

Normally we keep up with them, but they are all hanging heavy with fruit - right, that's it, tomorrow will be a mass pick-in Ok 

Might need this ...... Medicine

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