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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2017, 04:11:21 PM »
Nan, I use stuff from Green Gardener to control pests in my greenhouse.   

They have spider mite stuff :https://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=4&cat=12

Worth a try, thanks!


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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2017, 04:14:11 PM »
Wait until you see the Halloween decorations we've picked up in the US.  We are going to be THAT house!!   ;D

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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 09:01:43 AM »
Rather than sticking my photos in the IA thread, I thought I'd post them in here KFDancer.
A nice growing season so far, despite the very dry weather. And I fear that one of my apple trees has not enjoyed the dry weather at all, there are no baby apples on it  :\\\'(

Nonetheless, the last few days of rain have perked most things up. 

Good pickings!
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2018, 09:02:48 AM »
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »
Rather than sticking my photos in the IA thread, I thought I'd post them in here KFDancer.
A nice growing season so far, despite the very dry weather. And I fear that one of my apple trees has not enjoyed the dry weather at all, there are no baby apples on it  :\\\'(

Nonetheless, the last few days of rain have perked most things up. 

Good pickings!

Fantastic!  :D There is nothing like going out to the garden and picking something to eat!  :D

I have some strawberries and raspberries coming ready now. Some apples and cherries on the trees but no plums or greengages this year, think that was more to do with the funny winter though.  ;D
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2018, 09:06:03 AM »
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2018, 09:12:09 AM »
So envious! Looks lovely!!

I didn't even bother growing a garden this year (and by growing, I really mean attempting and failing) because I just knew we had a lot on and I wouldn't have the time. I'm glad I didn't because of how dry it's been as I would have probably struggled to remember to compensate for that!
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2018, 09:21:29 AM »
Yummmm...  how fun to go into your garden and pick your fruits and veg for the day!!!!  And eggs!

We are still hard at work with our back garden (the amount of paint it is taking to paint the fence is unreal!).  We have our borders created where we will plant things.  No idea when we will get plants in though.  It gets expensive quick too!


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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2018, 09:37:46 AM »
PB, those strawberries look amazing!

I'm not a fan of cauliflower (my husband and I will tackle getting me to like it next), but I love broccoli!  Is it very hard to grow?
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2018, 09:43:54 AM »
PB, those strawberries look amazing!

I'm not a fan of cauliflower (my husband and I will tackle getting me to like it next), but I love broccoli!  Is it very hard to grow?

PB makes it all look easy, but I tried for 4 years to grow brassicas (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli) with absolutely no success. Turned most of the vegetable garden over to fruit in the end, much easier!  ;D
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2018, 09:47:08 AM »
PB, those strawberries look amazing!

I'm not a fan of cauliflower (my husband and I will tackle getting me to like it next), but I love broccoli!  Is it very hard to grow?

You need to have cauliflower AND broccoli with cheese! :D
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2018, 09:47:57 AM »
You need to have cauliflower AND broccoli with cheese! :D

Oh, yes!!!  ;D
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2018, 09:48:25 AM »
Thanks folks.  [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]

Yeah, I wouldn't say that cauliflowers or broccoli or sprouts are easy. They're quite finicky over soil, moisture and trying to keep the cabbage caterpillars and slugs off of them.  Some years, I have great success and other years, it's a wash.But oh, when it works, its heavenly. 
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2018, 11:02:54 AM »
PB, those strawberries look amazing!

I'm not a fan of cauliflower (my husband and I will tackle getting me to like it next), but I love broccoli!  Is it very hard to grow?

You don't like cauliflower?!  [smiley=confused.gif]

If you like broccoli, you probably would like cauliflower, same branch of veg. Cauliflower is gross when it's over cooked, and that happens all too often. Ick.

Try it roasted (like Brussels sprouts). Use some olive oil, season it with salt and pepper. I also use onion and garlic granules. And roast it til it gets golden and crispy. Damn. We might have to have some with dinner since the weather has finally cooled off a bit.
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2018, 11:19:52 AM »
You don't like cauliflower?!  [smiley=confused.gif]

If you like broccoli, you probably would like cauliflower, same branch of veg. Cauliflower is gross when it's over cooked, and that happens all too often. Ick.

Try it roasted (like Brussels sprouts). Use some olive oil, season it with salt and pepper. I also use onion and garlic granules. And roast it til it gets golden and crispy. Damn. We might have to have some with dinner since the weather has finally cooled off a bit.

We're going to try cauliflower "steaks", I think.  Marinated, or something.  We can't roast them 'til we have an oven (unless we do it in the pizza oven, but that's a lot of work, so we'd want to be roasting something else, too, to make it worth maintaining the oven temp for an extended period of time).

I like cabbage, broccoli, and sprouts, but not cauliflower. And I do understand the ridiculousness of it. I can't even put my finger on what it is I don't like, unless it's insufficient flavour?  I don't know.  It's just bleh.
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