Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

What did you harvest today?


Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next  
Most Recent Posts Christmas reading.
Last post: Greengage
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Sue Deacon
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4172
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: What did you harvest today? Reply with quote

Yes you read it right. Today I was harvesting. Loads of veg still in the ground here. Spent about an hour digging up onions, leeks, turnips, radish, carrots, spring onions, brussels sprouts and a cabbage. Then spent over two hours cutting off the excess, washing and peeling.
Shortly I may even start a what did you sow today thread!
These may even filter down the what did you do today behemoth thread!

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blowin
Rank attained: Orchard owner


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 678
Location: Drimoleague, Co Cork

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? No strawberries?
_________________
A novice gardener on newly cultivated, stoney ground.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4172
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody blackbirds had all them long ago. But not this year as I have built three fruit cages.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While doing some tidying and spring pruning today I dug up some achoa. It seems to have increased well. No opportunity to try cooking it today but I'll give it a go tomorrow. I've never eaten it before.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4172
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haaa so much for getting potatoes planted for Paddys Day, I am still digging up last years crop. I reckon that there is a tonne each of Roosters and Golden Wonders out there still. Whatever has been dug is still in good condition strangely enough. I am wondering if that is because I asked the man sowing them to set the sower lower than usual to save me having to earth up.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What to do with 2 tonnes of spuds at this stage of the year? Poitin?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4172
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Into storage and eaaaaat them. On the bright side less to grow next year. Was hoping to sell them but that didn't work out. At the prices they are in the shops I might as well give them away.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Margo
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Oct 2010
Posts: 1766
Location: Summerhill Mayo Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut some lovely broccoli out of the Polytunnel on Sunday
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We ate delicious tender kale from the garden yesterday, with a steak. Yum!
I'll dig some Jerusalemlem artichokes tomorrow and see what they are like. If I leave them much longer they'll sprout!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2749
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy how much land have you...............
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4172
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has it all in raised beds don't you know.........
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a lot, Greengage. It's a fairly standard sized country-town suburban 70s site, somewhere around 1/4 acre, I guess. Mind you, it's huge compared to many more modern sites. And yes, my veg is in raised beds - not the artichokes, though. 6 artichoke plants don't take up a lot of room and they act as a useful privacy screen in the summer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2749
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i should have adressed that to Taxwex, he must be able to claim single farm payment at least it would pay for seed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Margo
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Oct 2010
Posts: 1766
Location: Summerhill Mayo Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well thank goodness we made the most of the sunshine yesterday. Its chucking down here again. Got the lawns cut and the big middle bed weeded and tidied. With all the daffodils out they look lovely
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2356
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weather I s absolutely foul here this morning. I envy you your trimmed lawn Margo. I'd love to get mine done and yesterday would have been ideal. Oh well! Maybe it will pick up in the afternoon.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)