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What I have learned so far this year


 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:19 pm    Post subject: What I have learned so far this year Reply with quote

We have started harvesting in the last few days and I have just finished without doubt one of the nicest dinners I have ever had and that is based on taste and taste alone and I do not have the blinkers on just because I grew it all myself.
We had Charlemagne carrots, so tasty, whatever variety the commercial growers use I don't know but I will definitely be growing a lot more of these next year.
We also had Atlantic turnip, wow was there some taste off of those. Only grow to 50 mm diameter but again there will be more than the one pack again next year.
We have 7 pea varieties, only tasted 3 so far but I just cannot see the Delikata being beaten - scrumptious. And finally the humble spud, Arran Pilot was on the menu tonight, I believe it to be the first time that I have had them and absolutely no complaints. A smallish compact plant with 6 to 8 potatoes each of a good size. We were quite disappointed with a variety called Swift, thin unhealthy looking and small plant that had a very low yield. Maybe we were unlucky but I won't condemn them totally as I have kept the seed for next year.
What varieties do you all recommend to use and those to stay away from?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked Kestrel potatoes,Flyaway carrots and small parsnip myself, used onions, and herbs for stuffing and looking at the hens who have stopped laying mmmmmmmmmm.
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