Wednesday, 4 June 2014

So, how's it going at Haddock's Cro?



The Red Cabbages are romping away, and beginning to form tiny heads. I tend to eat these as an instant 'pickle'; shredded then bathed in vinegar sugar and salt for half an hour.  


The Calabrese plants are already forming heads, and should be ready for eating in a couple of weeks.


We have a few Courgettes ready, and we shall eat the first ones probably tomorrow.


I took a slight risk with my Tomatoes this year, and planted them out before the risk of frost was over. As a result they are really healthy looking plants with plenty of flowers; they'll probably be ready for early July. The variety is Ferline F1, which I'm told is a heavy cropper of deep red fruits, with a very good flavour. (Have you ever known a Tomato variety NOT say that?)


And here's a quick peep at one of my favourite crops; the Peaches are doing just fine-n-dandy. I can already feel the warm juice dribbling down my chin.

Everything has now been planted, and my work from now-on will be divided between hoeing and gathering. When crops look healthy and lush; so, unfortunately, do the WEEDS.



25 comments:

  1. It's raining here today. We have guests arriving and a funeral to attend. At least the weather will be kind to Haddock's.

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  2. That cabbage is beautiful enough to be a centrepiece for the table! Such gorgeous colours. Haddock's is certainly doing well, your hard work is paying off.

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    1. The red cabbages are stunning; beautiful colours.

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  3. I know what you mean about the weeds! Mine are going crazy! And as for tomato plants advertising - everyone is the best and heavy cropper ever! I do tend to grow gardens delight and money maker every year and then one other to try out, they always do well no matter what they type!
    Your garden is looking good and so much further on than ours!

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    1. The only Tomato I've had fail was a long radish-shaped variety that instantly turned black at its base. Best to stick with the classics.

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  4. Looking good there Cro. Quite a bit in front of us. I'd show you a picture of my red cabbage but the pigeons pulled them out!
    I'm just starting to put our outdoor tomatoes out and am half way through planting out eh sweet corn. If we get a frost now I will give up gardening.

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    1. Late frosts are designed to drive veg' gardeners to despair.

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  5. Love the baby peaches! :). Your garden is an inspiration to those of us just setting plants and seeds into the earth.

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    1. Everything seems to be going OK this year, but I'm never complacent.... anything can happen! Plague of locusts?

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  6. I enjoy reading about what is happening in the other hemisphere. Things are winding down for me but the broad (fava) beans have popped their heads out of the ground which gives me that sense of expectation for future harvests while I endure the hungry gap. Your zucchini look fabulous!

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    1. Hi Ansku. Yes, I noticed you'd moved. I will visit.

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  8. Looking very edible my good man.

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  9. Looks very nice Crow. Planting tomatoes out early is a risk worth taking.

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  10. I envy your beautiful garden! And your peach trees. Peaches are my favorite summer fruit! Many varieties of peaches are grown throughout my area. The earliest ones are showing up at the market already, but early varieties don't seem to have the same outstanding flavor as the mid and late season ones!

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  11. Mmmm now you've got me thinking about peach pie.....mouth is watering!

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  12. Everything in your garden looks beautiful...so healthy.
    Enjoy your guests!

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  13. Your fruit and veg look so healthy and there is certainly nothing like the taste of a peach freshly picked from the tree.
    …….. and, I absolutely LOVE your ring Cro ! XXXX

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  14. Your veggies are looking really good. Nothing can beat just going out into the garden and picking your dinner.

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  15. I am pretty sure that your vegetables will taste as good as they look! Lovely!

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    1. We ate the courgettes last night.

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  16. You've reminded me to go out and take a look at our peach tree. Our growth cycle is way behind yours, but who knows, we may have something out there. So far my experience with our peaches has only been a visual one since one day they're there, and then the next every single peach has either been carried off or damaged with the bite of a tiny squirrel mouth.

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    1. Oh dear. Is there nothing you could hang from the tree to frighten them away?

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