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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 8:03 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

yep.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great photos JL. That last one is a nice collection of veg and stuff.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2109
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anything with Burpee or Fordhook in the name is a Burpee / Fordhook cultivar. Tomatoes, cucumbers, lima beans, Swis chard, nasturtiums and more.

Didn't realize you all would be this interested. If you want to make a virtual visit here are the two links to my entries. Fordhook Farm and Kitchen Garden at Fordhook Farm

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 19 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks,

we have a few good seeds folk this side of the water but i have never seen or eaten toms like big boys.

if the rest of their stuff is as good as it looks it is worth looking far for good seeds of other things.

they are not well known over here, yet.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 19 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They also do beetroot.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 19 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We always thought that the Burpee cucumber was not a good name, and it is good to know where it came from. That looks a lovely place and seems to have been worth the visit. We went to the Waitrose farm not too far from us a couple of months ago for a show, and it was a bit like that, and really liked it there too.

Thanks for the links.

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 19 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Too funny, Mistress Rose! I never thought of it that way since Burpee as a company is so well know here.

If you liked those two entries from last Saturday here is how I finished the day.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 19 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They used to harvest potatoes here a bit like that, but with a tractor drawn machine to turn up the potatoes. It used to be quite common to see women waiting for a bus to take them potato picking, but it is all mechanical now. My mother did it one season, I think only for a few days, in 1947 or 8 when it was particularly important to get the harvest in as this was the deepest days of rationing.

Looks as if you had a really good day with the two events.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 19 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

eventually we have had enough time and light to start getting tomatoes

plenty still to grow on and ripen but there have been a few decent ones this week.

bigboys are ace but i recon to get the best out of them a full sun site and maybe a tunnel or glass house to extend the season length would be ideal to get the best from them

i do have an fi fast growing, spiny cucumber on a wnw facing wall that only gets direct sun from just after mid day in june and mid afternoon now.
it has grown like jack's magic beanstalk, flowered well and has a considerable number of rapidly expanding cucumbers
a bucket of bought compost and a bit of feed seems enough pampering
on mixture and manure i recon they would be awesome

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 19 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think I might try some tomatoes again next year, as the greenhouse has rested from them for several years. Glad you are getting some crop off yours Dpack.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 19 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wash the greenhouse out with Jeyes Fluid; it seems to keep things disease free.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 19 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, I think I need to do that this year. Things don't seem too bad, just mildew on the courgettes and some mould on the grapes. I think I need to spend more time on the greenhouse, but time and energy at the right time of year seem strangely lacking.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 19 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I generally find my courgettes do better outdoors than in the greenhouse.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 19 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a big boy and spiny cucumber salad was had with dinner

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 19 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds good Dpack. I have a courgette outside, and it is producing, but not as well as the one in the greenhouse, and it is rather later too. If the weather keeps up, both should give us a few for a bit longer.

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