Monday, 3 August 2015

The Runner Beans Are Slow

A very small harvest this weekend as there has not been much progress from last week.
All I have to share is this stripy courgette and some broccoli shoots which I am sharing with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday. 
My garden is looking a bit loopy at the moment, look at these courgettes for a start.  
Here are some golden courgettes, really tiny.  
 Some nasturtium flowers which I love to grow to adorn salad plates.
Its my first time growing celeriac, it looks like its doing okay, but I am not too sure so any advice from those of you who have grown it or are growing it would be most appreciated.
And my bean poles are starting to show sign of beans, we spotted some runner beans this afternoon.  Not many as last year, but there will be some for our bellies in the coming months.  

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  1. What a beautiful courgette! I'm sure the tiny ones will romp away very soon, do you do anything with the flowers? Great idea to grow nasturtiums to provide some tasty salad bling!
    Sue X

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    1. Thank you Susie. I will make a few recipes with the flowers, got a few planned - so watch this space. One is Nasturtium butter!

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  2. Your garden looks lovely...I'm so water logged here from all the rain, and it has started again even through the sun is not up--was hoping for sun for my birthday--we'll see. I'm glad you are keeping well.

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    1. Thank you e. We have had lots of rain too, but the sun comes out now and again, stays and teases us then goes and sends the rain - but were not water logged, thank goodness.

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  3. Well I'm growing celeriac, but I don't know much about it. Last year was my first year. I planted four and got one bulb out of it. This year looks better, but honestly I just got seeds from a different source. I wish I knew how to grow it better.

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    1. Thanks Daphne, guess I will just have to wait to see how they turn out.

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  4. I wish I had broccoli shoots like yours ... mine are tiny. Small harvest, but you certainly have plenty of summer squash on the way!! I have LOTS of nasturtiums, mostly just to keep bugs off the veggies, but have never actually eaten one. I'm going to try one right now!

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    1. Thank you Susie. Its enough for a meal for two. I used to grow the nasturtiums for the bugs and the wildlife once, then I discovered that they are edible and have not looked back. I love the peppery heat. So did you try it? How did you find it?

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  5. Well, I for one am envious of your courgette - it's going to hit or miss this year for me when it comes to the summer squash. I love nasturtiums too & those orange ones are beautiful - they are one of the few flowers that I grow when I start the veg.

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    1. Oh thank you Margaret. I hope you squashes reward you. And so pleased that you grow nasturtiums too.

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  6. I love nasturtiums, so I'll be anxious to see how you make the butter, and what you do with it!

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    1. Hi Dave, I will share next week. Hope to make some over the weekend as well as a handful of of other recipes.

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  7. The garden is looking good, just a matter of a few days before you are buried in veggies. I tuck some nasturtiums in corners here and there, I don't normally waste space on flowers but if you can eat it, I make an exception. The flowers are nice on salads but all parts of the plant are edible. You can eat the leaves and the seed pods can be pickled like capers.

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    1. Thanks David. One of the reasons I love to grow nasturtium is that you can eat it all :0 )

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  8. My experience with celeriac is that you need a LOT of patience, it's very slow to make a good sized root. I love Nasturtiums, but they aren't very happy growers in my garden, it's too dry here.

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    1. Thank you Michelle, it does look like a slow grower and no signs of a bulb yet either, but it may be beneath the soil - so your advice is appreciated. Shame that you can't grow nasturtiums because of the weather.

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