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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 19 1:34 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

thankyou , nice to see that.

i recon tis well worth trying their varieties if the big boys are owt to go by.

given good conditions they would be awesome, even in a bad place but good year they had a stunning crop in quality and volume.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 19 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Saturday's Fordhook Farm kitchen garden display of what Burpee's been growing. Tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, watermelon, sunflowers and more.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 19 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

that stuff looks yummy .

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's a brilliant display. Are they anything to do with Burpee cucumber variety?

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yep.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great photos JL. That last one is a nice collection of veg and stuff.

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anything with Burpee or Fordhook in the name is a Burpee / Fordhook cultivar. Tomatoes, cucumbers, lima beans, Swis chard, nasturtiums and more.

Didn't realize you all would be this interested. If you want to make a virtual visit here are the two links to my entries. Fordhook Farm and Kitchen Garden at Fordhook Farm

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks,

we have a few good seeds folk this side of the water but i have never seen or eaten toms like big boys.

if the rest of their stuff is as good as it looks it is worth looking far for good seeds of other things.

they are not well known over here, yet.

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 19 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They also do beetroot.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 19 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We always thought that the Burpee cucumber was not a good name, and it is good to know where it came from. That looks a lovely place and seems to have been worth the visit. We went to the Waitrose farm not too far from us a couple of months ago for a show, and it was a bit like that, and really liked it there too.

Thanks for the links.

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 19 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Too funny, Mistress Rose! I never thought of it that way since Burpee as a company is so well know here.

If you liked those two entries from last Saturday here is how I finished the day.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 19 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They used to harvest potatoes here a bit like that, but with a tractor drawn machine to turn up the potatoes. It used to be quite common to see women waiting for a bus to take them potato picking, but it is all mechanical now. My mother did it one season, I think only for a few days, in 1947 or 8 when it was particularly important to get the harvest in as this was the deepest days of rationing.

Looks as if you had a really good day with the two events.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 19 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

eventually we have had enough time and light to start getting tomatoes

plenty still to grow on and ripen but there have been a few decent ones this week.

bigboys are ace but i recon to get the best out of them a full sun site and maybe a tunnel or glass house to extend the season length would be ideal to get the best from them

i do have an fi fast growing, spiny cucumber on a wnw facing wall that only gets direct sun from just after mid day in june and mid afternoon now.
it has grown like jack's magic beanstalk, flowered well and has a considerable number of rapidly expanding cucumbers
a bucket of bought compost and a bit of feed seems enough pampering
on mixture and manure i recon they would be awesome

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 19 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think I might try some tomatoes again next year, as the greenhouse has rested from them for several years. Glad you are getting some crop off yours Dpack.

Shan



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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 19 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wash the greenhouse out with Jeyes Fluid; it seems to keep things disease free.

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