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What are you eating from you garden this month?

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aJumpedUpPantryBoy Fri 23-Jul-10 20:53:16

So far this month we have had
lettuce
spinach
potatoes
tomatoes
peas
broadbeans
mangetout
courgettes (lots & lots)
redcurrants
black currants
strawberries

I would have had raspberries as well, but DH hacked them all down in a misguided attempt to clear up...

WynkenBlynkenandNod Fri 23-Jul-10 22:35:18

We have had:

Broad beans
Runner beans
Srawberries
Raspberries
Garlic
Potatoes
Gooseberries
Carrots
Spinach
Rainbow chard
Courgettes - lots, guess this will be a common theme !
A tomato
A cucumber.
Lettuce
Rocket

liath Sat 24-Jul-10 08:11:26

peas, lettuce, courgettes, carrots (the ones that haven't bolted - grr), loganberries, tomatoes.

I'm chuffed at how much I'm managing to grow in a pretty small area, we've had to cancel our fruit & veg box. Most of the seeds were free form the BBc dig-in website too.

Furball Sat 24-Jul-10 08:18:17

have had so far

peas
carrots
lettuce/salad greens
spring onions
red onions
cougettes (only 1 hmmso far!)
raspberries
broccoli

still awaiting

aubergines
peppers
tomatoes
cabbage
cauliflower
runner beans

ProfYaffle Sat 24-Jul-10 08:24:13

It's been a tough year this year.

Have had:
Some toms
Lettuce (2 types)
Rainbow Chard
Courgettes
Broad beans
Raab Brocolli
strawberries
Beetroot
Radishes

Still waiting:
Runner beans (but they're not setting, bit concerned)
Cavolo Nero
Sweetcorn
Pumpkins
Borlotto beans
Leeks

Total and utter disaster:
Carrots
Raspberries

DuchessOfAvon Sat 24-Jul-10 08:37:09

We are only growing in tubs this year so have a limited range.

Cropped so far:
Lettuce
Basil
3 courgettes
1 carrot

Runner beans are finally setting but still a few weeks off yet.
French beans still haven't flowered - what's that about?
We have had a good set on the cherry tomatos but they are all obstinantly and vividly green.

domesticsluttery Sat 24-Jul-10 08:46:05

Lettuce
Carrots
Broccoli
Courgettes
Peas
Spinach
Shallots
Potatoes
Strawberries
Beetroot
V arious Herbs

Still waiting:
Tomatoes
Aubergines (not holding out a lot of hope, no flowers yet)
Runner Beans
Chillies

I love my little garden grin

tegan Sat 24-Jul-10 08:46:22

so far we have had loads of

lettuce
cucumber
potatoes
broad beans
cabbage
strawberries
tomotoes

sarah293 Sat 24-Jul-10 08:52:47

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Hulababy Sat 24-Jul-10 09:16:36

DD planted some fruit and veg for the first time this year, in some pots on the decking.

Her strawberries have all been and gone, they were delicious. And the salad leaves and rocket seem to be finished now too.

The herbs are ongoing and being used plenty.

Courgettes and beans have flowers on now,but no vegetables yet. Tomatoes are still growing, as are the cucumbers and peppers. The inions are looking more like onions.

But the carrots didn't survive. Found them covered with little white spiders which seem to have eaten th seedlings away. And the pumpkins never sprouted at all.

But DD has been very excited nonetheless to see the plants growing and hopefully becoming ready to sample.

GrendelsMum Sat 24-Jul-10 10:35:43

We've had

strawberries
mangetout
spinach
parsley
mixed salad
broad beans

We're now eating

courgettes
lettuce
French beans
tarragon
basil
rosemary

We're waiting for
chili pepper
aubergine (that likes the hot weather at least)
leeks
tomatoes
fennel
asparagus peas
sweetcorn
coriander
Thai basil
blackberries (sceptical we'll get any with the drought, though!)
plums

stressedHEmum Sat 24-Jul-10 14:01:52

We have:

pak choi
spinach
mooli
peas
courgettes
cucumbers
carrots
gooseberries
beetroot
brocolli
parsle y
basil
chard
watercress
potatoes
leeks
asparagus peas
garlic
celery

Am waiting for:

more potatoes
more carrots
swedes
turnips
caulis
onions, red and white
cabbage
brussels
brocolli raab
kailan
runner beans
french beans
cooking radishes
black salsify
hamburger parsley
marrows
celeriac
butternuts
tomatoes
aubergines
mustard greens
more leeks
more cucumbers

Am not confident. It has tipped from the heavens here every day since the 26th of june. My courgettes appear to have blossom end rot, the beans are flowering but haven't set any fruit yet and my toms haven't ripened for the last 3 years! I suppose that I will just have to hope for the best.

Saladbomb Sat 24-Jul-10 17:40:52

stressed that is a very impressive list! have you tried making green tomato chutney (if you have time that is!) its stinks the house out but is delish! I've grown toms outside for the first time this year as we had loads of seedlings so I think that'll have to be my route too.

have had:
rhubarb
raspberries
lettuce
rocket
coriander
basil
a few strawberries (first year so not much fruit)
courgettes - loads, must be the year for them (and just picked some marrows as been away for a few weeks so they have got a bit over grown)
just picked first few toms
peas
broad beans

still awaiting:
runner beans
peppers
french beans
sweetcorn
more peas
plums
damsons (mm jam and gin!)
beetroot

in for later in the year:
leeks
brussel sprouts
winter squash

TheButterflyEffect Sat 24-Jul-10 17:47:05

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Meglet Sat 24-Jul-10 17:50:03

My list is a little lame compared to everyone elses!

Raspberries
Lettuce
Spinach
Chantenay carrotts

usualsuspect Sat 24-Jul-10 17:53:58

Strawberries
Teeny Tiny Carrots hmm

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 24-Jul-10 19:15:00

Not a very good year this year. We've only has tiny amount of peas and some spring onions. But LOTS of herbs - thyme, rosemary, bay, garlic chives, basil and coriander. And cucumbers are looking well on their way. And some plums growing.

Sweet corns refuse to grow. Only one out of five sticks of raspberries survived. Chinese greens bolted. Harrumph.

stressedHEmum Sat 24-Jul-10 19:21:02

Salad, I make green tomato chutney every year, because it's never sunny enough to ripen the blasted things. Also make green tomato and apple jam, green tomato fruit pie filling, green tomato and cucumber relish (my particular favourite) and last year I made a bucket of green tomato soup and some green tomato pies as well.

Runner bean chutney is very good, if anyone has too many and courgette and pineapple jam is good for a courgette glut, also courgette and pineapple pie filling made from pineapple juice. Waste not want not, I say, although the children don't always see it like thatgrin

Saladbomb Sat 24-Jul-10 19:27:01

haha stressed you are a green tom expert then. I might be hitting you up for a few of those other recipes later in the season. shame i didn't plant any cucumbers. :D Made plum chutney last year (and ketchup, which is my favourite and about to run out ) so thinking a green tom, plum combo might be good this year...

EssieW Sat 24-Jul-10 19:53:19

Had already
Lettuce
Mizuna
Dwarf beans
Turnip
Broad beans (now have blackfly)
Strawberries (normal and alpine) - all eaten by DS
Courgettes (lots)
Radish

Waiting for:
Borlotti beans
Runner beans
Cherry tomatoes (had a few though)
Chillis
Peppers (not optimistic)
Carrots
Beetroot
Apples
Pumpkin

Is anyone planting anything now for the last bit of summer?

taffetacatski Sat 24-Jul-10 20:12:22

Now eating/just had:

Potatoes
Carrots
Salad leaves incl rocket and sorrel ( second sowing )
Broad beans
French beans
Borlotti beans
Courgettes ( my yellow one is doing much better this year )
Peas - the sugar snaps were the family favourite
Raspberries - lots and lots this year
Blackcurrants - ditto
Loganberries
Strawbs - First year of Mara Des Bois - goodness they are good
Many many herbs silly amount of coriander and dill which self seeded last year
Spring onions

Looking good for next month/later:

Peppers
Chillis
Tomatoes
Apples
Hazelnuts - purple!
Radish ( late sown )
Florence fennel
Cucumber
Celeriac

stressedHEmum - as ever, am in awe of you. would love your green tom chutney and green tomato and cucmber relish recipes if you get a minute.

liath Sun 25-Jul-10 08:53:02

My chinese greens bolted too, but I saw on gardeners world that now is a good time to re-sow them.

stressedHEmum Sun 25-Jul-10 14:19:00

taffeta, this is the recipe that I use for the relish. I replace the pickling spice and white vinegar with SArsons pickling vinegar, usually.

relish

I have a few recipes for green tomato chutney, but I like this one:

1 seeded, chopped lemon
1 chopped garlic clove
5 cups chopped green tomatoes
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped onion
3oz crystallizes ginger, chopped
little bit cayenne
2 cups cider vinegar
2 chopped red peppers.

Bring the vinegar, sugar and spices to the boil. Add veg and fruit and simmer until fruit is tender and chutney thick. Put into sterile jars and seal. Keep it for at least 8 weeks before you open it.

BelligerentGhoul Sun 25-Jul-10 14:23:32

I am in awe of everyone's lists on here. This year dp has planted some stuff for the first time, so we are complete novices. We have had or got:

Loads of mint, rosemary, chives and flat leaf parsley and a bit of basil (the thyme died);

loads and loads of rocket;

lettuces.

The spring onions are still growing and we're not sure if the peas will work out.

He's also planted some tiny, round carrots for novelty value - don't know if they will work.

I now know where to come to for ideas/advice!

stressedHEmum Sun 25-Jul-10 14:24:03

Liath, I have just replanted a row of pak choi because we have eaten it all. My brother's all bolted, even though he tried several sowing. I don't know why, because it has bucketed with rain and been quite cool here for ages. Perhaps a lack of rain in the formative weeks?

Essie, I have just planted more carrots where I have lifted potatoes and have sown some mustard green, chinese brocolli and the like and the like for the tail end of summer. I will be sowing winter stuff in little modules in the next few weeks, so that it will be ready to plant out in the autumn.

I was thinking winter cabbage, caulis, brocolli, late sowing peas, more chard, spinach and the like ans more late sowing carrots, of course.

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