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Offline Grub

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2017, 06:51:46 AM »
Harvested 5 large eggplants, all of the "black beauty" variety. Only thing is that 3 of them are more a light purple (lack of sun? over/under ripe?) and one of my plants from the same seed packet is producing green eggplants with white on the bottom (looks a bit like "Thai" eggplant, only it is full size). I wonder if it's stable if I saved the seeds. I guess I'll try it to see if it tastes any good first. Thinking of making a lasagne with eggplant slices and fresh tomatoes, the pasta sheets should soak up the excess liquid. Maybe using ricotta rather than b├ęchamel.
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Offline pinefamily

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2017, 07:05:00 AM »
Yum! What time should we come over?  ^^77

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2017, 05:59:05 PM »
 OkO

Offline CameronS

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2017, 10:30:39 PM »
Harvested 5 large eggplants, all of the "black beauty" variety. Only thing is that 3 of them are more a light purple (lack of sun? over/under ripe?) and one of my plants from the same seed packet is producing green eggplants with white on the bottom (looks a bit like "Thai" eggplant, only it is full size). I wonder if it's stable if I saved the seeds. I guess I'll try it to see if it tastes any good first. Thinking of making a lasagne with eggplant slices and fresh tomatoes, the pasta sheets should soak up the excess liquid. Maybe using ricotta rather than b├ęchamel.
Overripe. Leave them long enough they turn yellow. Inedible but ready to harvest seed.  I find eggplant size can be very inconsistent with variable weather so size never indicates ripening.


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Offline MurrayTart

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2017, 12:58:44 PM »
Yes once they lose that deep purple very shiny appearance the seed are quite mature. Getting several black beauty a wk now. Have made Eggplant Parmesan, eggplant kasoundi & Chilli autumn eggplant pickle this wk already! The Eggplant Parmesan freezes well, old vegetarian hippie recipe, I forget how yummy it is, I'm not vegetarian!

So still picking eggplant, 3 kinds of zuccchini, different basils & lots of chillies!
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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2017, 08:21:13 AM »
half a bucket of black cherry tomatoes, and my first cucumber - i started late, but they are finally producing.
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Offline donnyboy

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2017, 08:41:01 AM »
eggplant kasoundi & Chilli autumn eggplant pickle

These sound great. Care to share your recipe?

Offline pinefamily

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #57 on: March 05, 2017, 01:08:34 PM »
Harvested our one and only watermelon yesterday. Don't know why we didn't get more; probably the climate.

Offline Cass

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2017, 06:41:44 AM »
My one and only Red Express mini cabbage. Got a few seeds from my sister in spring and only had room for one plant. Used half in a coleslaw last night and wished I'd bought more seeds when I put my order in last week - it's the perfect size for our two person household.

Continuing to harvest mountains of tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini as well as some raspberries.

Offline rowan

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2017, 09:37:00 AM »
Just about finished harvesting my melons for the year. The last ones to come in are the giant 'Escondido Gold'. These melons are so big that I don't know what to do with them, my family is struggling to get through the first one I picked a few days ago and there are half a dozen more on the plants to go not counting the two melons I brought home today. Too big to put in the fridge and people around here won't turn up for veggies to give away. Oh well, more for the midden.
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Offline MurrayTart

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2017, 10:52:32 AM »
Rowan, can't swap them for something else with another grower?
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Offline AllyH

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2017, 11:48:33 AM »
My one and only melon - plus a few tomatoes and capsicums

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2017, 03:33:05 PM »
what's the melon, ally?
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Offline pinefamily

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2017, 04:34:15 PM »
Picked another rockmelon today; that leaves one last, smaller one, the runt of the litter I guess.

Offline AllyH

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2017, 03:29:45 PM »
Kajari melon, T.

Offline Templeton

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2017, 06:46:22 PM »
Kajari melon, T.
Ooooh, just looked it up.
Spectacular looker. How was it?
Wanna seed trade?
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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2017, 06:48:17 PM »
Today I harvested my Continental cucumber-canteloupe cross F1 seed. It smelled melony, and was somewhat oblong - pity i didn't get pics.
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Offline AllyH

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2017, 02:23:39 PM »
It was a bit disappointing. Large cavity, not much flesh, and not very sweet. Looked great and smelled nice though. I wasn't at home to keep an eye on watering etc. I came back from holidays to find it had fallen off the vine. As for seed swap I'm not sure how many I've got - I will check and let you know via PM.

Offline MurrayTart

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2017, 04:56:44 PM »
Templeton, was your continental cucumber/cantaloupe cross deliberate?

I saved see from a pumpkin once many years back, I think just a butternut, when I planted seed following year I discovered it had crossed with my crookneck squash!!! 9999

Not as bad as year I thought I was on to a winner buying corn seed from Seed Savers, geebus those cobs are a good size! Only to discover it was what I grew up with as cattle corn!!!  $##@ 888**
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Offline rowan

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2017, 06:56:32 PM »
The melons have finished now. Onto the capsicums
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Offline Templeton

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #70 on: March 20, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
Templeton, was your continental cucumber/cantaloupe cross deliberate?

Yep, I was thinking "Why not a long skinny melon you can peel and slice like a cucumber?" We will see what happens...
Once you start on this vege breeding caper, it's a slippery slope...
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Offline Abnerj

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #71 on: March 20, 2017, 09:03:31 PM »
This runt Purple Sicilian Cauli seedling only just made it through winter, but ended up producing a head last week - tasted pretty good. Disregard the caterpillar, I didn't notice him at the time.  ^^77

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2017, 08:11:04 AM »
wow, that's a long wait.
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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2017, 08:49:48 AM »
Harvested snake bean seeds for next year's crop. The snake beans are still priducing though they've slowed considerably with the cool, autumn weather.
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Offline Troppo

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Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2017, 09:59:16 AM »
Was out this morning hand pollinating some of my Spag Squash F1's and came across this doubled male flower. Its the only one in the patch so far. I wonder if this is environmental, genetic, or just a coincidence. A double female blossom would be interesting.
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