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Harvest 2022

EustaceEustace Posts: 2,116
edited May 2022 in Fruit & veg
Here's a thread to load your photos of home grown fruits and vegetables. Let us motivate each other, by posting pictures of our bumper/lean harvests here. 

To start off this thread, I don't have any harvests yet, but @bertrand-mabel has some luscious strawberries for us.
Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)



  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,592
    @Eustace that was quick to get the new thread going.
    Have to be on the ball now to take photos of other harvest.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228
    Just picked these today, the second  lot. And three cucumbers waiting to be picked too.

  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,592
    @purplerallim you are so far ahead of us. Our cuc are only just growing. Brilliant produce.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228
    I was a month late planting, due to bad health, and two weeks late putting them in the greenhouse @bertrand-mabel . They have been grown up to that point in my conservatory,  but the late start hasn't mattered in the long run, I even think they have done better, and these were last years seeds too.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    Some strawberries today.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    @purplerallim.  What type of cucumbers are you growing?
    I’m trying to grow them for first time. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228
    edited May 2022
    The ones ready to pick are Pasandra, they are more expensive seeds as few in a packet but were recommended. The other is Beth Alpha more readily available in GC . Slightly smaller plants (Pasandra tend to take over , last year made over 10ft of growth) but still a reasonable amount of cucumbers on Beth Alpha. It will also grow outside I have found, so both do well for me @Lyn
    P.S. Last year ,a poor growing year, I had 71 cucumbers from four plants
  • @purplerallim, can I ask how deep those tubs are? I've got 3 cu's ready to go out but not sure whether to put them in a bed with the courgettes (there seems to be loads of room but I'm a novice and have issues when it comes to spacing!)
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,228
    Courgette take up alot of room @Heartinthedirt so if you are planning to grow them horizontal then they will need up to three feet, depending on what variety you have. Also they tend to suffer from mould if too wet, which could damage your cucumbers,  I personally would keep them apart.
    As for the tubs they are 45×45×45cm bedding tubs, one cucumber per tub. They can be outside, but will need strong support a wall or fence is best with netting to weave them through ( mine is clematis netting) large enough holes but strong enough to take the weight. They will grow up to six/eight foot depending what variety they are. Hope this helps, and come back with any other questions. 😁
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,555
    I am trying Beth Alpha for the first time this year, haven't put them in their final positions yet. 
    AB Still learning

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