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Harvest 2017

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


Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





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  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

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

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    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 Posts: 87,819
    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

    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/european/british/a-summer-soup-of-lettuce-cucumber-and-peas


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    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 Posts: 7,079

    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.

    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,739

    Carrots picked the other day

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    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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