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« on: October 06, 2007, 12:03 »
Part of today's harvest.

Must dash - sugar turning to starch & all that. Freezer beckons...

Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 12:08 »
you should be proud of the mate first class :wink:
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 12:18 »
Mmmmmmmm nice  :tongue2:

We went to a Harvester last night and I had a side order of corn on the cob. It tasted of nothing. It was truly awful. Yours looks great and 100 times tastier.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 12:28 »
I bet their's weren't allotment to freezer in an hour. The ones for today's dinner are still on the plants, I'll get them just before we eat!

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 12:30 »
I'm a bit jealous cos we have picked and eaten all ours.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 13:06 »
Oh DD they look lovely!   Ours didn't come to much this year, we gave them to the chooks!!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 13:09 »
Quote from: "yummy"
I'm a bit jealous cos we have picked and eaten all ours.


I'm extremely jealous!!!!!! Rats and muntjac ate every single of of mine :cry:  :cry:

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2007, 13:10 »
Quote from: "agapanthus"
Quote from: "yummy"
I'm a bit jealous cos we have picked and eaten all ours.


I'm extremely jealous!!!!!! Rats and muntjac ate every single of of mine :cry:  :cry:




 i never did  :shock:  ( mighta nicked some ya strawbs tho  :wink: )

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2007, 13:12 »
I was a bit late getting mine in this year with one thing & another, & was a bit concerned that the cobs may not swell. Fingers crossed that the remaining 50 or so will make it.

Just had to force myself to eat two cobs that didn't pass my demanding quality control staff (me).

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2007, 13:15 »
Quote from: "Digger Dave"
I was a bit late getting mine in this year with one thing & another, & was a bit concerned that the cobs may not swell. Fingers crossed that the remaining 50 or so will make it.

Just had to force myself to eat two cobs that didn't pass my demanding quality control staff (me).


That's funny Digger, because the first time I tried sweetcorn 3 years ago, I got the packet cheap at 33p because they were late, and they wree the best ones I've ever had, even though I just made little holes and chucked the seed in!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 14:46 »
Beautiful!
We also ate all ours. :(
"Words... I know exactly what words I'm wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around." R Dahl

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 16:03 »
Just checked out Moles seeds - £2.60 for 50g, that's between 200 & 400 seed for a F1.

Know where I'm going next year & can go halves with a fellow plottie. That's £1.30 wheras I paid about £9 this year.

Moles Seeds

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2007, 16:39 »
I got into trouble with Mrs. Digger. I used the pressure cooker to blanch them, as it was the only thing big enough to accommodate the cobs. It didn't do it last time for some reason, anyway the inside ended up looking like this........



No panic - remembered the old trick with boiling up rhubarb in it. Now looks like this.....



Must fill it to the top next time!

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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2007, 17:20 »
I plan to grow sweetcorn next year and will use the tip I saw on here about pop bottles on the cobs. ALL the allotment holders who grow them at my site have had theirs eaten by magpies.
Lynne.

So much to do, but so little time.

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2007, 20:00 »
nice corn DD but I dont know what happened to the pan  :?
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes



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