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11/09/2013 at 09:02

I'm really looking forward to this series starting on BBC2 at 8pm tonight:  http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cnfssm/harvest-2013--series-1---1-vegetables-the-goodness-of-the-earth

11/09/2013 at 10:52
ye Dave , Kates just pointed it out to me thats a cert for tonite and on record just in case its got stuff to save cheers fo that
11/09/2013 at 11:42
Alan4711 wrote (see)
ye Dave , Kates just pointed it out to me thats a cert for tonite and on record just in case its got stuff to save cheers fo that

 

Hope everyone enjoys.....I did have a look around before starting a new thread, but didn't see any reference.

11/09/2013 at 12:21

Thanks for this, had somehow missed that this is about to start - will be sure to watch now.

11/09/2013 at 12:24

I'd forgotten about it too David, thank you

11/09/2013 at 21:05

Just watched it, not much profit in producing standard veg is there...

11/09/2013 at 21:40
PaulaH wrote (see)

Just watched it, not much profit in producing standard veg is there...

 

I think (given favourable growing conditions) there is a tremendious profit margin.....it's a matter of scale.

I found the introduction of new varieties of veg very interesting and the system to store carrots over winter.

A very enjoyable watch & look forward to tomorrow's episode.

11/09/2013 at 21:55

hi Dave et al

I thought the simply enormous tomato growing facility was incredible! (the greenhouse not the tomato plant) will watch the next episode too.

11/09/2013 at 22:12

Amazing wasn't it - tomatoes growing a foot per day!!!!

11/09/2013 at 23:54

Missed that. Will have to make time for iplayer tomorrow, then remember to watch the others. Thank You.

12/09/2013 at 08:34
dolgarrog wrote (see)

hi Dave et al

I thought the simply enormous tomato growing facility was incredible! (the greenhouse not the tomato plant) will watch the next episode too.

 

...yes, and amazing to learn that they grow (as Paula said) 1ft per day.

Also, I thought the experiment with light resulting in the ability to change taste quite remarkable.

12/09/2013 at 09:43
Hi all, Well wot a prog that is,its got the right people doing it ,really good camera work, the farmer family just right and giving really good info on hows its all done,scale wow,and i never knew u could store carrots like that, and the toms just unbelieveable and all british at the fore nice, a great prog, Nice one Dave id have missed it, didnt quite get the name of that salad spud at the end they tried
on 2nite again Cheers and its raining here in Tenby now theres a change Not
12/09/2013 at 10:42

Your welcome, Alan.....remember to watch tonight.

You say, "didnt quite get the name of that salad spud at the end they tried" - I think that was 'Charlotte'. 

12/09/2013 at 11:53
cheers matey
12/09/2013 at 12:41

This was a phenomenal programme. So much that I didn't know about. But how sadly high tech and scientific everything is now.

12/09/2013 at 13:01

Well, I found it slow, they repeated themselves over and over again. Basically half an hours program stretched into an hour.

Content was interesting, but presented in a dumbed down, dull way.

12/09/2013 at 13:08

I missed the programme. Did anyone comment on the flavour of a tomato that comes from a plant that grows a foot a day? I mean, it must be mostly water.

12/09/2013 at 13:09

hi Berghill - I guess that programme makers have to appeal to the widest poss audience so bound to be dumbed down to a certain extent but I get what you mean. Yes, it is very scientific now isnt it Heather M? I suppose that's the only way that food can be produced at such an intense level - my inner jury is still out on whether it's a good thing or bad but I tend to veer to the organic side! (especially after a tipple of home made wine....)

12/09/2013 at 14:16
Alan4711 wrote (see)
cheers matey

 

12/09/2013 at 14:27
waterbutts wrote (see)

I missed the programme. Did anyone comment on the flavour of a tomato that comes from a plant that grows a foot a day? I mean, it must be mostly water.

 

Shame you missed it Waterbutts, because Philippa Forrester did in fact make that point to the manager, who in turn gave her a tomato from the vine to taste….her conclusion was that it was on a par with those from her own greenhouse.

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