Posts Tagged ‘harvest’

Parsnips and Ripening Butternut Squash

Person Author: Helene Coleman Calender November 7, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment 2 Comments
Harvested parnsips

Last Sunday, in between the rain showers, we managed to get down to the allotment for a couple of hours. When we started our allotment we were given a strip of parsnip seeds in a planting tape which we planted straight away. We harvested our first batch of these last weekend. They are definitely the neatest vegetable that we have sown, as they grew in a lovely straight line and we are really rather pleased with how they turned out. The parsnips seemed to grow well in our sandy soil too and didn’t require much love and attention, so we’ll definitely be planting those again next year. Back in the spring, we planted out our butternut squash that we’d grown from seed called ‘Rugosa’. They did really well over the past couple of months but during September they really failed to

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A bit of harvest

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender July 4, 2012 Posted Tags: Comment No Comments

Rain, rain and more rain. Slugs, snails and blight are on the up so before they destroy everything I decided to pull up all the carrots, they are baby ones and the only ones survived the weather and slug attacks. (I grow my carrots in an old water tank, so cannot move it and last night I counted 20 slugs in there, they have won!) Normally I sow the carrots in containers from late March through April and have a successful harvest starting with baby carrots from late June till the very end of the growing season. I found that growing carrots is easy in containers and it gives a much more reliable and tasty crop than growing them direct on the plot. Heavy soil is a problem for many of us here in the UK and root vegetables do not like that. They need light soil to be able to grow long, s

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