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The peas are podding...I repeat...the peas are podding! Also the taters are flowering and the wild onions...are torquer as frig! I picked one of the stems from one of my growbeds (the wild onions came with the house) and took a bite out of it...HOLY MOLY! Talk about clearing the sinuses! [icon_lol2.gif]
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MCB wrote: Jul 17th, 2022, 7:58 pm The peas are podding...I repeat...the peas are podding! Also the taters are flowering and the wild onions...are torquer as frig! I picked one of the stems from one of my growbeds (the wild onions came with the house) and took a bite out of it...HOLY MOLY! Talk about clearing the sinuses! [icon_lol2.gif]
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Congrats MCB!

You are so right, Catsumi

I did a 3rd picking of raspberries this morning, for my mom-in-law. First picking was eaten, and used for liqueur (Christmas gifts) and made some freezer jam. Second picking went home with friends. It is a bumper year for raspberries! :biggrin: It makes up for last year's complete loss.

My peas did not do well, they were bitter :( no idea why. Garlic is looking good, though.
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Today I will harvest the one cabbage that looks ready. :up:
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We are harvesting all the red currents today and removing every second leek to let the others grow bigger.
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Lady tehMa wrote: Jul 19th, 2022, 7:52 am Today I will harvest the one cabbage that looks ready. :up:
LEAVE IT !

Water the hell out of it but leave it alone. Cabbage should not be harvested before October.
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Various varieties of cabbage come in and are ready for harvest at different times. The open pollinated Early Jersey Wakefield, for example, is ready in as early as 63 days, but most hybrid types reach harvest time from 71 to 88 days. This information should be available when you purchase cabbage for planting.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Cabbage Harvest Time – Information On Harvesting Cabbage https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible ... abbage.htm
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:135:

It seems fine - the only one that is. All the others are lagging way behind it.
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I mean, it looks ready, and is firm . . .
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^^^^ I agree with you, LadyT, looks perfect. In the past I have left them a bit too long, they split. Not only that the cabbage moths will have a go at it too. You may want to put those sheer curtains over them to prevent moths laying messy eggs within the leaves.

In afternoon heat, full sun, :sunshine: I picked a big bowl of green beans and, (they like to hide), 2 - 12” long zucchinis. The tom plants have to be tied to stake every time I go there so they’re finally performing after that long, windy, cold wet spring. Now I can see several more small toms can be seen. I sure had my doubts after planting them so early only to have weeks of cold. Carrots are getting large so they’ll be pulled soon, grated and frozen for my winter coleslaws.

Thank you Norma. The poppy seed came in today’s mail so i immediately put it into freezer as i think it’s too late to hope for a plant. It’ll keep until spring. If i remember right I did try the Blue Himalayan poppy seeds years ago and it seems the growing instructions were somewhat complicated. Will do research.

Now, off to tend to sunburn (on me).

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Just looked at Amazing Grey poppy growing instructions, it’s nowhere near as demanding as the Blue. Grey is an ANNUAL, so must wait until spring


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eat the cabbage... else they get old and bitter
Cool the seeds arrived, I think calling them Amazing grey the best
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Me too. Two. A pant and a plant addict! :biggrin:
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Lady tehMa wrote: Jul 19th, 2022, 4:52 pm :135:

It seems fine - the only one that is. All the others are lagging way behind it.

Cabbage.jpg

I mean, it looks ready, and is firm . . .
WOW, that is a beauty!

Do you like sauerkraut?

More importantly, does the rest of your family like it?
I used to make some great kraut.
I don't do it anymore for one person, and I hate the store-bought stuff.
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Alan, Illichmann's has some good stuff. I really only like it cold
Not really a cabbage fan, too wormy and the smell of it cooking!
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I could go for some beet greens tho
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alanjh595 wrote: Jul 19th, 2022, 6:32 pm

WOW, that is a beauty!

Do you like sauerkraut?

More importantly, does the rest of your family like it?
I used to make some great kraut.
I don't do it anymore for one person, and I hate the store-bought stuff.
Thanks! :biggrin:

Sauerkraut doesn't like me :/ I swell up like a balloon when I have it, even in small doses. All the salt, maybe? My mom has made it before, I remember the crock fermenting . . . an older German lady was mentoring her through that, years ago. I don't know if she's made any, since. My son and husband like it, and they are okay with store-bought. Thanks for the Illichman's tip, normaM, I will have to get some from there for them to try.

And normaM, the next time I harvest my beets I'll give you a heads-up and you can have some greens. :)

The kohlrabi I planted from seed appears to be doing well, despite the heat. Crazy how the starts bolted and the ones I planted from seed are doing okay :135:

I have harvested some of my garlic, got some good-sized heads! I have a bunch that will be tiny, might leave them another year.
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I see in another group people are planting carrots at this time of year. Do they do ok planted this late? I've never done it.

Nice cabbage! Everything is a personal preference, I'd be making coleslaw out of it but that's just me.
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