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Bluebaron

Well its the first spring in my new house and I have got the veg garden sorted out. 

 


 

In the foreground are my potatoes, garlic and some rhubarb.

Next bed has more potatoes (yet to spout), beets and some space. Beyond that sunflowers, sweat peas and lettuce.

left has beans, some in some still in greenhouse, brussels, peas, radish, and parsnips.

At the back is my Raspberry patch and far left back black and red currants.

Still woking out out to net the raspberry patch as its quite large. I managed to net the peas and currants yesterday but a few holes so may lose a few!

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No expert

Looking very good Bluebaron, my plot would not be as tidy as that.

David K

That is one very impressive veg garden and one who a seasoned professional would be proud of.....I can see all the hard graft!

Busy Bee2

Very neat!  You have much to be proud of there and a lovely setting!!

This is my 4th or 5th year and your garden is 100 times better looking than mine.

Bluebaron

Thanks everyone, spent so much time working in the garden lately have to stop to admire it once in a while!

Hi does Anybody now the signs of when to pull up snowball turnip cos new to this game thanks 

fidgetbones

When they're about the size of a tennis ball.

Do the tops poke out of the ground Thanks 

artjak

Steven, I'm wondering the same thing; want to eat them before they turn into huge thugs.

Yes, grew them 2 seasons ago. Best to pull out when size of a tennis ball otherwise they'll become woody. You can try another one, Turnip Sweet Bell F1 - growing it for the second season - small, purple, bright green shoots, sweet, and no root splitting (caused by underwatering). Have a look at www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk .for the F1 turnip and more.

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artjak

I have read that you can eat the turnip tops - cook like spinach perhaps? The leaves have to be young and if you want, apparently, the best from the turnips; harvest when between golf and tennis ball size. I guess if you are using them in a stew, cooked for some time, they could be larger.

I want to just slice and steam for a short time, so will be harvesting them quite small.

...and then again there is a carpaccio of turnip; sliced wafer thin, raw, with a dressing

Grated turnip with radish + rocket = nice sandwich filling.

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