Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

i froze some broad beans runners and french beans . carrots and peas late summer and put some spuds in deep tubs in a frost free place and cover with compost

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,281

    I had parsnips, carrots, two types of potato, brussels, savoy cabbage, leeks and squash, all fresh from the garden (well, apart from the squash which was stored in the conservatory.)  Lovely it was too! image  Pity I don't have room to keep poultry or I would have grown everything on the plate. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    had fish i had  caught  . some time ago  not for christmas lunch  thoughimage

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Sprouting brocolli from garden along with our leeks & apple sauce from eating apple tree, just added a squirt of lemon juice.

  • Just been down the garden centre for a packet of turkey seeds but they don't come in until the end of January!!!
  • Nothing from the garden on our table for xmas dinner but next yr.. heaps I hope. Although I do have lots of blackberries raspberries red current blackcurrants gooseberries and bramley apples in the freezer.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,244

    I have leeks and perpetual spinach in the garden, the rest of the veg is in the freezer. But on Christmas Day I bought the veg, needed enough for 16!

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,199

    Been growing  our own veg at Christmas for nearly 40 years. (And for much of the rest of the year too!).

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I'd love to bring something to the table next year! With grandma making so many cakes Mr. Kipling gets nervous and my partners family hosting / guarding the kitchen with their knives there's very little we can contribute (my partner might draw the line at growing my own chicken though).

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Carrots, leeks and sprouting broccolliimage Forgot to plant potatoes for Xmasimage

    Planted the Duck tape, but the seeds haven't workedimage

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Artjak & oldchippy image

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