A Tale of Woe...

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    ‘Tis comforting to know I am not alone.....
     
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        Guess what? We still have the original 45!
         
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          My runner beans are slow and i guess the relatively low July temps haven't helped.
          Then again my purple sprouting plants which i sowed indoors in mid April grew much too rapidly during the hot May and June.. They are huge and i just hope they don't bolt..
           
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            Runners are still absolute rubbish here JR. I don’t expect them to be worth picking at all for the first year ever! The only things I’m harvesting just now are beetroot and courgettes!
             
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              :hate-shocked::hate-shocked::hate-shocked::hate-shocked::hate-shocked::runforhills::runforhills::runforhills::runforhills::runforhills::heehee:..........I'm not a fan:dunno::heehee:
               
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              Soooo delicious...steamed and chunky chopped added to rough chopped onion and mayo... heavenly! You could then use the cooking juices to tie dye your favourite shirt a lovely shade of pink. Think how smart you would look Armandii!:panic:
               
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                Yes Emaggie,
                I expect a late show of runners this year.. (Grr i love them.)
                We've got great courgettes and beetroot too.. We'll try your recipe.
                I've got massive purple sprout plants, savoys, red kale, autumn king carrots and progressing spinach beet and toms.
                The beetroot is nice in oven roasted veg, together with the courgettes, onions, toms, potato wedges etc..healthy food!
                 
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                  [​IMG] I think I would be smarter to avoid going anywhere near Beetroot, Emaggie. My Wife loved it
                  and I used to grow it for her but it's not for me. It always reminds me of School:hate-shocked: Dinners:gaah::doh:
                   
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                    They gave you beetroot?!
                    That was a posh school.. ☺ We were given tapioca and told to like it.
                     
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                      Ah yes, horrid little vinegary squares that made the lumpy mash go pink! It was years before I was brave enough to try it again. As for tapioca...:nervous:
                       
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                        We used to call it "Frog Spawn" when getting it at School.:heehee:
                         
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                          You must have had jam on it JR? We did. It still made me heave.
                          Armandii I think we went to the same school!

                          This morning’s harvest is 2 baby plum tomatoes. :wow:
                           
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                            Oh yes they did put a blob of jam on it but as broad as my tastes were (and still are) i didn't like the spawny texture.
                            For the same budget price they somtimes put out a nice rice pudding.. Much better!
                            Just a quick one on jam..
                            We always insisted on Wilkins of Tiptree premiun jams.. They are lush, but cost over 2 quid a jar.
                            So just for a try i got Aldi 'Specially selected' strawberry conserve. That cost 85p and it's honestly superb!
                            Fruit content 55%. Why not eh!
                             
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                              Indeed.Sounds good. These days I don’t grow enough fruit to make my own, though it’s easy enough to make one jar in the microwave
                               
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