Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:22 am

Just spent two hours soaking and scrubbing all this summer's used pots, plant trays, seed trays etc and they are now drying in the sun on a perfectly windless day.
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:49 am

Just finished planting 150 Elepnant garlic...i'm hoping for spectacular things... :)
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:59 pm

I'm confused but relieved that I don't have a tomato glut this year. Some how they are behaving & just ripening one by one'ish - well except for the wild cherry ones but I like to snack on them as do neighbours & others! Only problem is getting darker earlier & much cooler so I could miss out completely but so far no blight so best get some bananas in just in case needed!
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby vivienz » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:26 pm

This late blast of warm weather is ripening the pumpkins and butternuts a treat but I didn't expect to have to do so much watering so late in the season! Much of the watering is in the greenhouses where the tomatoes are still producing well (one plant in particular, known as The Beast and is half tree, half plant) as are the herbs. Outside, my autumn leeks are already being lifted and eaten and the winter ones are fattening up.
I've planted lots of radicchio - treviso and verona. I'm rather excited about this as it's such a hard vegetable to buy and I have lots of Italian recipes that use it so it will be interesting, not to mention that it's lovely to look at, too.
My gutter salad bar in the greenhouse is great - 2ft of pea shoots, 2ft red frills mustard and 2ft of land cress.
And the wretched marrow plant is still producing. The neighbours hide when they see me with a marrow so I can't get rid of them there. We have visitors coming later this week, so I'm confident of finding another unsuspecting victim for marrow donation.
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:09 pm

After all I’ve been through over the last 6 years Today my youngest daughter had a baby boy 6-15 oz
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby vivienz » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:01 pm

Congratulations, Robo. A wonderful bit of good news.
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:31 am

Wonderful news Robo, how lovely. Many congratulations. Hope mum and baby are both doing well.
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:39 am

Grew POP-IN tomato this year. Masses of fruit, sliced in half with a touch of salt, supurb. Problem being, with so much green fruit, will they ripen, as we are into the mid september. :) :)
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:03 pm

Congratulations, new grandad Robo, and best wishes to parents and baby!
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:20 pm

I put my green tomatoes in a cardboard box put the box somewhere dark and cool every few days I inspect it take any turning red out and the odd one going bad works great for me I normally have ripe tomatoes over Christmas but I can get ripe ones off the vine well into November it all depends how early in spring you plant the seeds
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:46 pm

robo wrote:I put my green tomatoes in a cardboard box put the box somewhere dark and cool every few days I inspect it take any turning red out and the odd one going bad works great for me I normally have ripe tomatoes over Christmas but I can get ripe ones off the vine well into November it all depends how early in spring you plant the seeds


Thankyou robo. will keep it in mind.
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:16 pm

Afternoon Robo, that really is fabulous news....it's the yongsters that make everything worthwhile.
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:35 pm

Your right o h up to yesterday my youngest is three in a few days earlier in the year she loved coming to the plot and eating all the strawberries now as they have finished she loves coming and bossing the chickens if she collects her own egg she will happily have it for her lunch if she has not collected it herself she will not touch it
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:31 pm

Blight everywhere means I will be making green tomato chutney!
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Re: Late Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:53 pm

Now I know the year is ticking by, as I planted up 100 prepared Hyacinth bulbs today....
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