VEGETABLE GROWING 2020

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  1. noisette47

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    It was watered every other day and the temps were pretty tropical! Will be turning out the ones I planted in tubs on the terrace next week....it will be interesting to see how they've done in comparison. It's certainly an improvement on last year :biggrin:
     
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      Do you like eating sweet potatoes? :whistle:
       
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      I'll be finding out over the next few months :loll: But, yes...so far made chips, mash, curry and roasted them with butternut squash. They're reputed to be healthier than potatoes :dbgrtmb:
       
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        Just picked this lovely veg for todays lunch.
        Mrs ewing thinks I'm clever but it was the good soil that produced it!
         

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          Still more beans to come.. The freezer is rammed this year :love30:
           

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            Wow all those beans your kitchen counter looks like my neighbours full of runner beans lol
             
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              I sell them for charity. :thumbsup:
               
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                Awesome they look good I love greens especially beans yum yum
                 
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                  Hi Clara,
                  If you like beans then you could grow some next Spring.
                  Just put a good strong wigwam of supports in the ground.
                  Put two seeds to a support in mid May (Gloucester is mild)
                  And off they'll go.
                  If you prepare a patch early (like now) you could enrich the soil with manure or compost.
                  Then your beans will reward you!
                   
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                    I don't have
                    I don't have space at home for beans but in the past my neighbour has said I can use some of his allotment space. He grows his beans at home so maybe he'll show me.

                    Clara x
                     
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                      This was back in 26th September.
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                      Gale force winds had snapped the bean supports.
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                      So, the dual crop had to be harvested.
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                      The box was jammed solid with fibrous roots and these:
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                      Amazing.
                       
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                        Today's mini kiwi pickings.
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                        They go squishy when fully ripened.
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                        Here they were a few moments ago.
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                          Today's pumpkin harvest.
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                          The orange-green one was actually from a rogue plant which I let grow.
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                          The obligatory weigh-in.
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                          Sadly, the container grown whopper was pilfered.
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                          It was a Dill's Atlantic Giant and probably weighed about 10-15kg judging by size on the previous day.
                           
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                            Looks like Jack O Lantern variety that start off green and turn orange on time for Halloween.
                             
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                            That is a possibility since it came from a rogue plant which might have germinated from a stray seed that I put into the compost heap along with the shop bought Jack O Lantern pumpkin that I carved last year.

                            On the other hand, the weight and size of the pumpkin tells me that it will not be very hollow.
                             
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