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    Morning Crew - Breakfast then allotment for a couple of hours, then beetroots and Office on and off all day for me what you guys up too ?

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    beetroots and Office - is this some new Microsoft product (windows for allotments…?)

    I was down the plot at 7.15 watering my carrots...

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    I've put some swiss Chard (Lidl seeds), beetroot (also Lidl - interestingly my other variety were producing scraggly little roots with a lot of lush green growth started to think I'm no good at roots but these have given me decent sized roots), pak choi, spinach, lettuce (mesulin mix) and rocket.

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    I’m just sowing green manures now: crimson clover, phacelia then field beans
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    Only french beans in the hope of some nice sunny weather to urge them on.

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    Just sowed two pots of coriander seed. Already thinking about winter so will need coriander for all the curries I shall be tucking in to.
    Also sowed some orange calendula (pot marigolds) for overwintering in the hope of getting a head start in Spring.
    I use the petals every day for sprinkling on salads and rice dishes.

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    [QUOTE=farendwoman;
    Also sowed some orange calendula (pot marigolds) for overwintering in the hope of getting a head start in Spring.
    I use the petals every day for sprinkling on salads and rice dishes.[/QUOTE]

    That's interesting, what taste do you get from them? I was going to get some seeds but mainly for the bees as I remember them from being a littlun many many many years ago.
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    Whats everyone sowing now ? 5th Aug-23978463-370c-4b69-9094-6033e87a2b6f.jpg
    Hi Rob
    Not an awful lot of flavour, but they really make a salad look pretty.
    If you put them in the cooking water for rice, they turn it a nice pale lemon or orange colour. Or you can just sprinkle them on top of the rice after youíve dished it up to look nice.
    I also use cornflower petals in exactly the same way - again very little flavour , but donít half look good.
    I use the whole flowers of tagetes in salads too, these have a really citrussy flavour, but can get a bit chewy later in the year.
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