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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Elle's Garden » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:22 pm

I am glad to hear cook did you proud :wink:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:30 pm

Dear Elle, i started the runner beans off in the greehouse at the begining of April, they were then planted out at the beggining of May under glass cloches.

They are a dwarf variety, by the way.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:09 am

Looks as if it is going to be good berry picking weather today, well i'm hoping it is.

And good for picking more runner beans too, thought i would just add this. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Elle's Garden » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:03 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Looks as if it is going to be good berry picking weather today, well i'm hoping it is.

And good for picking more runner beans too, thought i would just add this. :)


Your'e just teasing me again OH, aren't you? :wink: :wink:

I am content with my broad beans right now, I am sure it will be quite a while before my runners get 'beaning'...
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:48 pm

Dear Elle, far from it, i picked about 10lbs of Runner Beans this morning.
They are not quite as long as a normal Runner Bean, but just as tasty. :)

And as for Old Codger, his vegtable selling has gone international, he has got fruit going to Corsica next week. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Elle's Garden » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:39 pm

10 lbs! Can I assume you have frozen some? 8) What variety have you grown that they are not as long as normal ones or did you just pick them small?
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:57 pm

Raspberries, four times fifteen foot rows.

Friday 9lbs
Sunday 10lbs
Tuesday 8lbs

Waiting for FRFS to set in.


Family Raspberry Fatigue Syndrome. :twisted:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby snooky » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:59 pm

I had not,for various reasons,visited my plot in over a week and for the first time in years I contemplated using pesticides to rid my Broad Beans of Blackfly but didn't because of the Ladybirds and Hoverflies also present so I pinched out the tips of the plants hoping that this will suffice.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:42 pm

Evening Elle, the variety is Hestia.
The beans always seem to be small for the first few pickings, but then they seem to get a little longer, but still not as long as the tall varieties.

The picked beans, graced various peoples Sunday dinner plates. :)


Peter, you haven't started to get a bit of a pink tinge, have you? :)

Snooky, if you can squish some of the remaining blackfly, the ladybirds and other helpers should get on top of things for you.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:27 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Peter, you haven't started to get a bit of a pink tinge, have you? :)


Only when all the attention from the fruit loving young ladies at the office gets a bit too intense :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby snooky » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:34 pm

Evening O.H.,
I had a good squish today :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Geoff » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:30 am

I decided last night that whatever the weather the fleece had to come off my Runner Beans. I've just gone along the row and trained each one up its correct cane (why do they always prefer the next one?) and come in to warm my hands on a cup of coffee. Doubt they'll do much in these temperatures; as for the 20 Cobra at one end of the row, even less chance.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 pm

Not exactly flaming June is it? Some of my courgettes are doing OK and other varieties are sulking and waiting for the warm weather. I'll have to take note of the more resilient ones.

One great thing this week, my first tomatoes are ready - Kennilworth King George - what a treat after shop bought ones.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:20 am

Rained all night here, and very dark this morning, still.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby alan refail » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:46 am

oldherbaceous wrote:Rained all night here, and very dark this morning, still.


Hear, hear!
Same here!
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