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Christine

Has the season been worth it?

So are you glad you bothered with some grow your own in 2014?
Digindeep

Reguardless of how much comes, re- the final harvesting, personally I'm always pleased. Yes a few disappointments, such is as it is.

Generally speaking, I'm chuffed with all harvested, considering how many beds are now completed, yet not fully functional, as they need more compost and muck.
Lots of work still to be doneB.

Courgettes, toms and cucumbers, cukes in particular, still harvesting.
Runners, still harvesting.

Barrasicas  some good some bad. Some still to come, such as sprouts and purple broc.
Spuds, considering only planted about 45 seed, second and late, due to space, we are just about to run out, need more beds. Not like the lottie days, seen us through to well into the new year.

Today I am hopefully clearing the poly, hopefully, to plant out in the next few days winter cabs, onions and garlic.

All in all chuffed with what has been harvested so far.
It can only get better next season.....
Rena

Very thankful for the new little garden spot this year.

Toms taking off after the temps started retreating a bit,  green beans were amazing...never got around to planting a second crop...

Yellow crookneck squash are comin on nicely as is the 'unknown' squash (wind took the marker away....), the 4 little strawberry plants have outdone themselves for bein newbies....

Been good. Lookin forward to getting the garden set up and ready for next season.
Digindeep

Go, go , go for it Rena, looking forward to the outcome....

PS. hope you have a great season....    

But noT Better than Mine.....      
Rena

Digindeep wrote:
Go, go , go for it Rena, looking forward to the outcome....

PS. hope you have a great season....    

But noT Better than Mine.....      


....no worries, Digin...you're a lifetime ahead of me.....  
sod

Hope ours will as we getting going early for once  
confused

Well worth it for me , we have made around 40 jars of jam , 30 jars of pickle , and the freezer is full of fruit and veg , I reckon we have enough to keep us going until spring next year , I also have loads of onions +shallots  all dried and tied up in strings , the plot is looking good with plenty leeks , swedes , carrots and parsnips still to come , there are brassicas in abundance ready to help feed the chooks and bunny project through the winter ,
Digindeep

Rena wrote:
Digindeep wrote:
Go, go , go for it Rena, looking forward to the outcome....

PS. hope you have a great season....    

But noT Better than Mine.....      


....no worries, Digin...you're a lifetime ahead of me.....  


What you sayin' Rena....I'M an old Far*...you maybe right according to my lot....     as if I really care...what the family fink  

Confused sounds like you have got it all "spot on"...well done

I'd forgot my pickles earlier on, yes they are done, possibly a few more to come....

Come on Sod its your turn to boast, as to what you grow, while we are all closing down our  vedge plots...keep on telling us all to help and invigorate us for next season...
Rena

Digindeep wrote:
Rena wrote:
Digindeep wrote:
Go, go , go for it Rena, looking forward to the outcome....

PS. hope you have a great season....    

But noT Better than Mine.....      


....no worries, Digin...you're a lifetime ahead of me.....  


What you sayin' Rena....I'M an old Far*...you maybe right according to my lot....     as if I really care...what the family fink  

Confused sounds like you have got it all "spot on"...well done

I'd forgot my pickles earlier on, yes they are done, possibly a few more to come....

Come on Sod its your turn to boast, as to what you grow, while we are all closing down our  vedge plots...keep on telling us all to help and invigorate us for next season...


Never 'old' Digin, never old....

And yes, Sod, update often! Digin might just be on to something there! Our sub temps are on the way...so it'll be really nice to enjoy your summer with you in heart and mind
Christine

Peas exceptional and broad beans very good, runner beans were hit by the remains of Bertha but are producing. Onions and elephant garlic brilliant despite the severe rust but the normal garlic was not worth the mention due to the rust which everyone in town had. Spring onions brilliant and that's unusual. Kohl Rabi brilliant, lettuce just fine, beetroot still producing, red cabbage should have been spaced out more but good. Plenty of herbs, the Pink Fir Apples were good and  the marrows exceptional.

Two not so good crops - got a packet of yellow courgette seeds that were not keen to grow from the start but we have had some and the summer squash (the round ones like canon balls) were a total disaster as they only grew male flowers. Won't buy that brand of cheap seeds again although the climbing nasturtiums in the same range covered the back fence of the home garden in a sheet of colour! They were quite a roaring success.

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