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  • This year I will be mostly proud of.....

    There's no VVS this year, and I for one will miss seeing all the photos of peeps' most proudsome produce. So if you're bursting to show off your massive melons, your purplest plums etc etc (no pun intended), here is the place to do it! Veg, fruit, flowers, preserves, whatever you like!

    NO PRIZES! ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE!!

    He-Pep!

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    Here's my favourite harvest this year, back in May.

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    He-Pep!

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    • #3
      MY ONIONS!!!

      I had a rubbish crop last year, and I tried harder this year, being careful to thin (I plant sets close then use as they grow) and keep mostly weed free. I watered in the drought and didn't lose ANY to bolting. This is just half the crop, the red onions I only got in yesterday.

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      I started the year determined to grow more flowers, too, and was delighted that I was harvesting a couple of bunches like these every few days. It's been lovely.

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      The beans have also been outrageously good, especially the Cobra.

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      All in all a very satisfying year!

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      • #4
        Mine is turning this

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        Into this

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        Mod with attitude!

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        • #5
          Greenleaves, I take my hat off to you!

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          • #6
            I've not been photographing my veg this year, but my roots, in particular the carrots and parsnips have been great. Had some good sweetcorn, but not that keen on the lack of flavor, so back to my old variety next year. Tomatoes are plentiful, but again some of them lacking in flavour and my disaster are the butternut squash, huge plants, tons of flowers and the fruits set, then rot and fall off, don't really know what I'm doing with them to be honest. After this wee rant I will take some photies when next picking.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by burnie View Post
              my disaster are the butternut squash, huge plants, tons of flowers and the fruits set, then rot and fall off, don't really know what I'm doing with them to be honest. After this wee rant I will take some photies when next picking.
              Worst year I’ve ever had for courgettes, they have rotted at the end. I’ve picked hardly any. I was thankful that I planted a stray one in the GH ( :eek yes I know ) but the GH gets watered so I’ve had a great crop from that one - shame I have to scale the plant to access other things!!

              Worst year for any outdoor growing really for me ....drought has killed off lots of stuff
              Last edited by Scarlet; 24-08-2018, 12:19 PM.

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              • #8
                No ranting please, this is a thread for boasting and strutting!!
                He-Pep!

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                • #9
                  Best year for Toms for me - no blight so far - much ripening has already happened. Chillies also.

                  This may be down to the fact that mid-drought I decided anything else had to make its own choices vis-a-vis life or death and I paid more attention to the two aforementioned crops than is usually the case.
                  Last edited by Baldy; 24-08-2018, 02:10 PM. Reason: Usage of the verb 'decide' more than once in the same sentence has been addressed ;)
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                  1574 gin and tonics please Monica, large ones.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Baldy View Post
                    Best year for Toms for me - no blight so far - much ripening has already happened. Chillies also.

                    This may be down to the fact that mid-drought I decided anything else had to make its own choices vis-a-vis life or death and I paid more attention to the two aforementioned crops than is usually the case.
                    Where's the pics??
                    He-Pep!

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                    • #11
                      Well, considering I didn't sow anything ahead of time and most of the direct sowings didn't come I'm quite happy with most of what I've got.

                      Even if hauls like this have meant that my family and friends are no longer speaking to me.
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                      My sweetcorn is the healthiest I can remember, the giant pumpkins are romping away (I fed them lasagne, beef and dumplings, and cake so they're loving the diet) and have decent sized pumpkins on them (really ought to thin but can't figure out which belongs to what).

                      Oca is healthy and covered the bed.
                      Sweet potatoes look OK, have to wait until I dig them up though.

                      Soft fruit - the raspberries and strawberries have been brilliant this year.

                      Apples are doing well.

                      Blackberries are absolutely smothered.

                      Outdoor Grapes are turning red (this IS a bit of a worry as that vine was supposed to be a white grape).

                      I'll have to take some pikkies next time I'm down. No doubt there'll be another haul of courgettes and cucumbers to alienate people with.

                      New all singing all dancing blog - Jasons Jungle

                      ”I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb."
                      ― Thomas A. Edison

                      “Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.”
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                      - I must be a Nutter,VC says so -

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                      • #12
                        ^^^ Mrs Balders picked my phone up and took it to work - to be fair we have the same colour / brand phone - a schoolboy error on my part when I bought 'em. She may get back before its dark - though its also tipping it down here so you might be lucky and get a snap of the toms on the kitchen windowsill.
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                        1574 gin and tonics please Monica, large ones.

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                        • #13
                          Here I strut then...…………………...not
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                          Not all of them, but some tiny ones for pickles maybe.

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                          Nice size, just lacking a bit in flavor

                          The tomato jungle, some have a bit of greenback as they got too hot whilst I was away fishing for 2 weeks
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                            I've not harvested much as we are always a bit later up here with stuff ripening
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                            We are eating the roots though, I'll take pictures next time I pull some up.
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                            I have had one crumble from the Howgate Wonders, just thinning them a bit.

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                              Ta da...

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                              1574 gin and tonics please Monica, large ones.

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