Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
harvest
Page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own
Author 
 Message
dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 42729
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 22 5:06 pm    Post subject: harvest Reply with quote
    

a tiny one, 17 ripe blackberries

early and a bonus from the tomato experiment at a guess

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 6317
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 22 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We just picked a bit more than a quart of wild blueberries that grow along our driveway.
I'm watching melons with curiosity. Getting a bit swamped by cucumbers and summer squash

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 14221

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 22 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think I have one or two mange tout peas and possibly a runner bean or two. Have already had a few raspberries from the woods, and the blackberries are starting.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 7329
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 22 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Our blackberries are starting to ripen as well as the blueberries. Had a couple of gooseberries and I've got garlic and onions in their net bags.

Looks like it might be a bumper year on the blackberries though.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 7907
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 22 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

All currants and gooseberries finished,half the Jostaberries picked.
Autumn rasberries, a few already ripe?!
One tomato picked and a few small cucumbers and zucchini
Lifted the shallots, now finishing drying in the polytunnel

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 6317
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 22 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh yes, have been well into the shelling and snap peas for a bit. Pulled garlic a week or two ago. My storage onions are just starting to bulb up now, however. They're still standing strong so I'm hopeful they'll put on a lot more size the next couple weeks.
Winter squash fruits are showing up, but still needing to get up to size.
I planted a lot of sweet peppers this year, and all 48 plants look good with green fruit chugging along.
Peeked in at the potatoes the other morning and pulled out a russet almost as big as my hand, which was very exciting. Seems early to be that large, but maybe I just found the one big one at my first look, just by accident?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 14221

PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 22 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have been harvesting a few of the autumn onion sets over the last week or two, and will be starting on the blackberries. I have a few garlic corms that I put in a couple of years ago, and they finally did something earlier in the year. Used a couple this week and they are good and strong, if somewhat small.

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9265
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 22 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

being overwhelmed with courgettes atm, picking 6-8 a day, the tromboncino are also cropping. lots of basil, first tomato - bit later after dodgy start with frosts, early heat, frost and something eating plants in gh. blackcurrants are all done, blackberries starting.

I need to check the orchard for plums and an early eating apple.

Not getting any blueberries as the sparrows are beating me to it every time..

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9265
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 22 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

picked the first apples - Devonshire Quarrenden - early variety, but still the earliest I have picked it. Doesn't keep well, I ate four standing under the tree - doing my bit to make most of the harvest

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 7907
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 22 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

First peapod today!!
Alderman..a six foot variety, 10-12 peas in the pods, and it looks like the leaf cutter bees are helping the pollenation

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9265
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 22 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gz wrote:
First peapod today!!
Alderman..a six foot variety, 10-12 peas in the pods, and it looks like the leaf cutter bees are helping the pollenation


eaten standing by the row of peas, I hope!
love fresh raw peas.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
Posts: 4461
Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 22 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The loganberry has swamped everything, but I've spotted my first tomato starting, and the squash plant is now going for full takeover. Leaves a good 14 inches across. No idea what variety - I saved seeds from a couple of nice heirloom vegbox squashes but the slugs got all the others.
Nibbling the loganberries that are within reach, the mange tout are mediocre as normal.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 7329
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 22 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yesterday's harvest I got, 3 cucumbers, 1 tomato and about 1/2lb blackberries. I was very pleased with that little haul.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 42729
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 22 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

nice

i was eyeballing a selection of blackberries, one more sunny day would be nice
they will be picked, but one at a time is not as much fun as most of lots are ready

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 7329
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 22 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
one at a time


That's just a snack on your way round, isn't it?

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own All times are GMT
Page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com