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BlueDaisy

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Grow your own - veg and chooks!
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2010, 08:40:02 am »
Peaches and apricots, Emma! Wow! That's impressive.
I think I am very jealous of your set-up :(
Sounds heavenly :)

pikilily

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Do what you enjoy; And enjoy what you do!!
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2010, 09:20:36 pm »
Its my version of heaven!!!  :)  Maybe others would think its a lot of hard work. We have the labour well devided. I do the animals and WMT (OH) does most of the veg. .....with me overseeing of course LOL. I keep the fruit in order too.

works well for us!!
Emma
If you don't have a dream; how you gonna have a dream come true?

valr

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Brightons nr Falkirk
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2010, 10:13:50 am »
Yes, sounds fab, Emma!

My cucumbers were a miserable failure, but everything else has been ok .. although I havent had many RED tomatoes yet!

Daveravey

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Fife
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2010, 11:05:57 am »
Our best crop this year has definetly been peas, cos it's the only thing the hens won't eat   ::)

Susie

  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2010, 12:50:04 pm »
We started late as haven't had the land that long but still managed to be over run with squashes - crookneck, patty pan, butternut. Loads of them! The chard and spinach have done well and the peas have done ok. We have tons of green tomatoes - beginning to think they will never ripen  ::) but everything else got eaten or didn't do well....

egbert

  • Joined Jan 2010
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2010, 04:26:27 pm »
I have just harvested 4 bowls of tomatoes - all going red at last and loads more still green  ;D :farmer:
And a load of green peppers and courgettes.  :farmer: :yum:

Now - what to cook for dinner . . .  ;D

Megansmam

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Wales
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2010, 11:12:45 am »
Peas and potatoes have done well this year.
 Last year I left a few hole ridden, mushy potaoes on the garden thinking they would rot away. They have grown back into the tastest potatoes I have dug up this year. I was suprised to find they had survived, barely under the soil, with the thick layers of snow that covered the ground here for a few weeks in the winter. 
My purple sprouting broccolli was doing great until the ponies decided that it looked to tasty to resist. Also managed to succesfully grow beetroot this year for the first time. Oh and overload of strawberries as usual.

pikilily

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Do what you enjoy; And enjoy what you do!!
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2010, 10:22:00 pm »
we now have the most mega-bumper crop of apples!!!! really more than we, the horses, the sheep and the pigs can eat.....I cant walk across the orchard without seious risk of sprained ankle!  cider on the go!!
Emma T
If you don't have a dream; how you gonna have a dream come true?

OhLaLa

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2010, 02:49:12 pm »
Best: Sweetcorn, French Beans, Leeks.

 ;D

Worst: Sprouts (they blew), Lettuce (they bolted), Spinach (that bolted too)

 :(

langdon

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Pembrokeshire
  • The Happy Smallholder!
Re: What's been your best crop this year?
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2010, 08:10:19 pm »
our spuds came up realy well this year, but i have to sat me onions!
i love these babies i get me wife to add these to her cooking when she can, last year was a disaster with them
this year we had 60 plus ;D
langdon
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