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Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
Posts: 7654
Location: France
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 7:07 am    Post subject: What have you got in the soil?  Reply with quote    

We still have carrots and beetroot in a mini polytunnel.
Some sorry looking brussels sprout plants
Purple sprouting brocoli
Celeriac, spinach
Some red potatos
Next years garlic and shallots
oh, and a whole lotta leeks ... that's about it

Just wondering what you lot have resisted the temptation to rip out?

S

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not counting the perennials (like fruit bushes, sorrel, asparagus, etc.), of course, we've still got:

Winter lettuces
Bright lights chard
Leaf beet
Yellow, stripy and red beetroot
Celery
Parsley
Rocket
Winter and Spring cabbages
Calabrese (struggling on)
Spring red and white sprouting broccoli
Carrots (still got some baby ones, and the main crop of course)
Salsify
A few pathetic looking parsnips
Jerusalem artichokes
Leeks (winter, Spring, and should be some till early summer)

Gone in recently are banana shallot seeds (home saved from shop bought bulb), alexanders, skirret, broad beans, garlic and saffron.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19023
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Haven't been up there for over a week so what I last saw there was:

PSB
Broccoli
Calabrese
Curly Kale
Cavelo Nero
Three types of winter cabbage
Rocket
Chard
Mixed oriental greens - mizuna, pak choi, celtuce, couple of types of chinese cabbage
Shallots and garlic
Various lettuces
Parsley
Salisfy
Scorzonera
Jerusalem artichokes
2 carrots
parsnips

gil
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Carrots, parsnips, beetroot
Swiss and ruby chard, spinach beet
Curly kale, cavolo nero
Purple sprouting broccoli
Cabbage (Greyhound [early] just coming ready now).

And for next year :
winter onions (red and white), garlic

Green manure : fenugreek, struggling post-germination with frosts.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kale (purple and green)
Some cabbages
PSB
A couple of romanesco broccoli thingies
Even more sorry-looking brussels
Beetroot
Carrots
Mooli
Parsnips
Leaf beet + some unhappy chard
More kale
Jerusalem artichokes
Leeks

Think that's it.

@Calli



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
Posts: 1682
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just water

Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Posts: 5272
Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Leeks Leeks and more Leeks.

bernie-woman



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7824
Location: shropshire
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Celeriac
Carrots
Swedes (rrather pathetic specimens as many of them have rotted in the ground )
Parsnips and
Garlic (for next year)

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

D'oh! Still got fennel too, and plenty of it. How did I forget that.

And chickweed, and nettles, fat hen, cow parsley... okay for weeds

Edit: And kale. Mustn't forget the kale.

Last edited by cab on Tue Nov 14, 06 10:55 am; edited 1 time in total

Truffle



Joined: 07 Feb 2006
Posts: 526

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Leeks
Salsify
Parsnips
Giant Swiss chard
Leaf beet
Beetroot
Sprouts
Kales- curly, cottagers and Russian
Sprouting broccoli – White and two types of purple
Cauliflower
Biannual celery
Angelica
Asparagus peas- these seem indestructible!

Cab- I’ve wanted to grow skirret for ages, this years seedlings unfortunately never made it into larger plants. Do you wanna swap a tuber or two for some seeds or whatever else I can offer??? Or point me I the direction of a tuber stockist! Please, please, please…

Truffle
www.PlantationSystems.com

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Truffle wrote:

Cab- I’ve wanted to grow skirret for ages, this years seedlings unfortunately never made it into larger plants. Do you wanna swap a tuber or two for some seeds or whatever else I can offer??? Or point me I the direction of a tuber stockist! Please, please, please…


Mine went in as seeds a week or two back. Dunno whether I've got any seeds left, but if I do they're yours. Failing that, I'll save you some tubers.

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cab - have you just sown skirret direct ? I thought it was too late, and never got round to it earlier in the year. Are they protected with glass, cloches or fleece ?

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
Cab - have you just sown skirret direct ? I thought it was too late, and never got round to it earlier in the year. Are they protected with glass, cloches or fleece ?


Seed packet said September, but September was really warm. So I put them in at the start of November, in a seed tray, in the cold frame. I figure that ought to be okay. Worst that can happen is that it doesn't work

doctoral



Joined: 19 Oct 2006
Posts: 697
Location: Now in Surrey ... I need a good avatar
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 06 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

... pink fir apples (thousands), purple sprouting broccoli, leeks, spinach and I have just put onions and carrots in the greenhouse.

Just Jane



Joined: 16 Mar 2006
Posts: 140
Location: France
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 06 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still eating:
Carrots
Bright lights beet
Rocket
Raspberries
Calabrese
Most herbs (Basil is indoors)

Look ready but still to try:
Kale (for the whole village I think)
Brussels
Red Cabbage
Parsnips
Christmas potatoes (in a tub)

To be ready sometime next year:
Broccoli
Onions
Garlic
Wheat

And then there's the caulis that have nice green leaves but have not so far developed a "flower"

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