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Home grown Tatie's

Post by Cyprio » Tue Aug 04 2020 14:14

After reading Zodiac at the start of lockdown started a veg patch. I found a bag containing 4
Baking potatoes from Tesco that I missed in the cupboard which had started to grow roots.
As I was unable To get bedding plants, I decided to plant them.

So far a great crop they have produced. :cool:
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Today I put my hand beneath the next one and found it had given birth to
Mr Potato Head :afraid:
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:afraid:

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Post by Will Smith » Tue Aug 04 2020 20:13

Looks like a mole :laughs: .

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Post by zodiac » Wed Aug 05 2020 15:44

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My first crop of earlies..
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Post by Cyprio » Wed Aug 05 2020 16:20

^^^
Good start Gav. :cool:
I've only bothered with toms Cues and runners in the past, but I've just cleared a patch of land we purchased next to us and a veg patch is defo on the cards as part of the landscaping.
Found growing your own very rewarding. Especially the quality, like yours above no damage and the taste is so much better than the week old damaged high priced supermarket veg.
Noticed the same with meat supplies, since lock down I only purchase from the butcher, quality meat without the added fat and water :thumbs:
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Post by zodiac » Wed Aug 05 2020 21:13

Yes I'm quite chuffed with the results, as total novice. Had lots of kale and broad beans, a lot of the carrots look about ready, and that's the first Maris peers and cultra I dug up today, there's a few Maris piper and king Edwards that can wait a few weeks. Got beetroot, onions and a 2nd wave of carrots too. Done quite well in a confined space methinks.
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Post by zodiac » Sun Aug 16 2020 16:42

Proud moment! Tatties, carrots, beans and broccoli for dinner, all out the garden. With salmon and a cheese sauce, delicious, I hope!
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Post by Cyprio » Mon Aug 17 2020 18:59

Nice.
Just dug up one plant that foliage had died right back and unearthed all these.
Still got two plants with some bakers growing.
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Next door just gave me some Purple Broccoli plants.
As long as I can keep killing the caterpillar’s that find them irresistible and keep the pigeon’s away they should be good for late Feb.

Quite chuffed with the results from no effort :laughs:
Looking forward to having a proper go next year :cool:
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Post by Mike J » Wed Aug 19 2020 10:55

Freebie tatties always seem to do well.
I reckon they know when you've given them a reprieve and pay you back accordingly.
Those carrots look scrumptious, a quick rub on the trouser leg, nip off the tip and Id be crunching in a jiffy :grin:

Apart from growing a bean up an old sea rod Ive also grown one through an ornamental tree, the leading tip is now waving in the wind 9ft plus above its roots, most beans I eat as I potter around the garden or wok fry with a dash of sugar, those that are missed are seed for next year.
My Toms are grown from seed recovered from fruit from Tesco's, damn things are growing like crazy with up to 25fruits on each truss, all in a planter filled with mole hills and sheep dung collected in my bait bucket.

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The blackberries in the background have yielded a shopping bag full in the bait freezer, a handful with breakfast cereal the 2019's crop lasted until this April.

As kids we ate cherries from a tree my mother grew from a pip, I have a fig grown from one that went off, but it has yet to bear fruit.

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