Harvest 2017

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,095

I thought we had a harvest thread, but I can't find it so here's another one.

While I was laid up for all those weeks a kind friend came and potted on my toms and gave me three cucumber plants ...

I picked all these over the past two days!   Shall have to get that Cucumber Pickle recipe out again ... imageimage

Last edited: 19 July 2017 15:39:01

If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 


  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,320

    You could have kept Wimbledon supplied with cucumber sandwiches Doveimage. It's been a good year so far. The freezer is already filling with fruit n veg, my better half has made a stack of courgette fritters for the freezer, they go well with a fried egg and crispy bacon.

  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,320

    image A nice little picking, carrots and calabrese with sausages for dinner tonight. Maybe blackberry and apple pie for dessert?

  • Giddy123Giddy123 Posts: 304

    Looks amazing. I bet they tast just as good as they look

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,422

    Dove, have you tried Delias cucumber soup, yummy

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    My tomatoes this year are... not sufficient in quantity to make it back to the kitchen image. My strawberries... likewise image (except my alpine strawberries which taste absolutely awful this year for some reason).

    The plum and pear tree are looking good and the blackberries are nearly ripe too.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,095
    Lily Pilly says:

    Dove, have you tried Delias cucumber soup, yummy

    See original post 

     Is this the one you mean ... there are several under her name online, but I've made this one in the past and it's delicious


    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 1,369

    I picked a little dish of raspberries every day for a fortnight. Mostly ate them for breakfast or afters, but gave some away and baked some in a cheesecake. image  I've succeeded in growing beetroot for the first time and mother's eating most of those, drowned in vinegar.image  Not sure about the toms, because I didn't sow any - they've all grown from the seeds that went into the compost bin.  So a lot of them will be commercial varieties, and their growth habit is a lot different from what I'm used to.  Spuds are looking good.  A couple of plants have wilted so I forked around but only got four little ones so I'll wait a while.  Peas and beans, pathetic.  I sowed two lots in the ground, and planted out more that I'd started in the cold frame.  It looks as though I'll have enough runners for one meal.  Rhubarb has been very productive, despite one of the crowns persistently trying to flower.

  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 2,508

    Don't give up on your runners yet. Mine are only just getting into their stride so there's still lots of season left.

    Picked runners, mange tout and peas, kale and a courgette image for dinner tonight (OH is cooking pork chops image ) along with a handful of spuds - I'm digging up the 2nd earlies now. First earlies were great - started digging them about a month ago and have only just begun on the 2nd earlies. Also got about 200g of blueberries today, having not picked any yesterday. I've been getting about 80g (i.e. one 'portion' in doctor speak) to go with my breakfast cereal every day for a couple of weeks but had the last of the mid season blackcurrants this morning instead. Might have blueberries and ice-cream for afters tonight image.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 20,934

    Carrots picked the other day


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  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,320

    image My niece sent me this picture of her harvest from her greenhouse today. It's only the 2nd year that she and her fiance have been gardening! They have real enthusiasm for gardening and it's great to see their efforts pay off. She's going to have a go at making some homemade ketchup as they have so much fruit.

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