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Getting excited

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:11 am

It's December and it will soon be...…………………………………………..Onion seed planting time(is there something else happening this month?)
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Diane » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:53 am

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I'm about to plant out some garlic cloves...that's my high point of this month.
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Re: Getting excited

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:19 pm

I will be getting sore fingers, from chopping kindling and missing the wood.... :)
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Diane » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:52 pm

I must remember to order Rapini next year. Thank you for the reminder.
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Westi » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:17 pm

Yes! Please post a pic IDKWIDG!
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Westi » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:33 pm

How big do they grow? The leaves look very fine & soft - very edible I suspect. Just thinking would wilt down quick in a stir fry!
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Diane » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:40 am

Lovely pics - I've just placed an order for Rapini seeds and also a climbing courgette called Shooting Star. I've got a spare obelisk in the garden and thought I'd use that in the raised bed. Can't wait for spring now.
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Re: Getting excited

Postby robo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:57 pm

Am I right in thinking these are a type of broccoli
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Geoff » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 pm

They are often known as Broccoli Raab. I tried them quite a while ago and I think I still have some old seeds. I've failed to remember why I didn't sow them a second year, might be turn your back and they are past their best.
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Re: Getting excited

Postby robo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:32 pm

I may give them ago this next year ,I do like broccoli this year has been especially good for it
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Westi » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:15 pm

You've won me over ID, your descriptions of taste indeed sound good. I like plants that are multipurpose & the mustard taste is a winner for me. (Sorry about your new nickname, but saves me checking letters every time)! :)

I'm getting a wee bit excited as well, 1st draft of the planting plan is done, found a new seed supplier (well new to me) that has some interesting things. Pennard Plants! Sells itself as a heritage seed place but it has unusual & new stuff as well - reasonably priced too. Got my eye on some unusual squash, a passionfruit plant, some peanuts (although Lidls had some raw ones last week which I bought & are probably the same). Site doesn't have photos just drawings which you would have to appreciate art to really think they meet the description of the plants. Will order on the weekend as still going through the tomatoes!
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Re: Getting excited

Postby Monika » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:03 pm

Another brassica which is very useful is the tenderstem 'Inspiration' (I got mine from DT Brown). It grows a central head but, when removed, it then forms lots of sideshoots which are all fully edible, not just the tops.

On "Getting excited": I now realise what I am really going to miss on giving up the allotment is the planning and choosing vegetable varieties when the spring seed catalogues come out! We will still be growing some vegetables but far, far fewer than before.
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