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Whats Your Favourite Vegetable You Grow?

Sohofox

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I'm really loving Cavolo Nero.
5 years ago I had never heard of it.
Then I had lunch in a pub restaurant off the A14 on my way up to a midweek game.
Sausage and mash with Cavolo Nero.
Its Italian kale from Tuscany. Very dark green.
Cook it like spring greens.
Or it can be crisp fried and its like crispy seaweed.
Easy to grow and you can cut and come again a few leaves from each plant and you can crop it from September right through till March.
Its brilliant.
 

neverbemastered

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I thought that as well, so never bothered.
My favourite -kelsea onion grow big and strong best onion to go on a cob with a chunk of red Leicester.
 

Sohofox

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I've planted Radar onions about 4 weeks ago. I usually have success over-wintering my onions. They are all up. Looking good.
 

Sohofox

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Mrs S has sowed 45 Broad Beans about a month ago. 40 are up. Looking very perky. Again we over-winter them. Early crop April/ May. Lovely. Bunyards Exhibition. And Aquadulce.
 

LGFOX

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My favourite is asparagus. Just totally is THE most wonderful English vegetable.
Grown my first Cavelo Nero this year. Got tons of it. Cut some only today. That’s what I like. You can cut it from July onwards. Great winter vegetable as well. It’s gone into my Minestrone soup this week, two stir fries as well as sprinkled with a little salt and oil and 4 mins in the oven to come out crispy as a simple accompaniment to pretty much anything. Love it.
 

whissy

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Really enjoyed growing carrots the last few years. My favourite variety being Sweet Candle, I have grown them not just for eating but have also shown them at a local village show with great success, winning best in show on each of the last 3 years.
They also taste great too !
 

fowlpenlooney

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Pleased to see quite heavy frosts the last few mornings ,difference it makes to things like Parsnips ,sprouts etc is amazing,
 

Richardvanles

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So apart from carrots everyone else grows shit that no one eats.
My old grandad was the same. Grew marrows and runner beans.
Tasted like feet.
 

RegiRoka

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I'm really loving Cavolo Nero.
5 years ago I had never heard of it.
Then I had lunch in a pub restaurant off the A14 on my way up to a midweek game.
Sausage and mash with Cavolo Nero.
Its Italian kale from Tuscany. Very dark green.
Cook it like spring greens.
Or it can be crisp fried and its like crispy seaweed.
Easy to grow and you can cut and come again a few leaves from each plant and you can crop it from September right through till March.
Its brilliant.
I came here, after looking at the title of this thread, intending to take the piss, but fuck me, you've got me intrigued now. :D I'll have a look for it.
 

SteveYork

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Mrs S has sowed 45 Broad Beans about a month ago. 40 are up. Looking very perky. Again we over-winter them. Early crop April/ May. Lovely. Bunyards Exhibition. And Aquadulce.
I didn't realise you can grow them over winter. Is there anything worth planting now? Most stuff seems to say plant from February onwards at earliest.
 

SteveYork

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I'm really loving Cavolo Nero.
5 years ago I had never heard of it.
Then I had lunch in a pub restaurant off the A14 on my way up to a midweek game.
Sausage and mash with Cavolo Nero.
Its Italian kale from Tuscany. Very dark green.
Cook it like spring greens.
Or it can be crisp fried and its like crispy seaweed.
Easy to grow and you can cut and come again a few leaves from each plant and you can crop it from September right through till March.
Its brilliant.
Potatoes, onions and broad beans are my favourites to grow, peas a bit trickier. Parsnips, Swiss chard and spinach all did well this year too.
 

Sohofox

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We planted 4 cordon fruit trees in the fruit cage last week.
Ordered them on line a few weeks ago.
They finally arrived bare rooted last week.
 

newboldfox

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I love growing potatoes. I have grown some Charlotte for Christmas which I planted in bags in Aug and lifted this week. Enough for 3/4 meals which will do very nicely. Also planning for next year and fancy trying Markies along with my regular Kestrel and Charlotte. I try to experiment with 1 or 2 New varieties every year.
 

Sohofox

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I have always been wary of growing potatoes to harvest in December for fear of frost damage in November and December.
So I've never bothered.
 

newboldfox

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I grow them in bags 3 tubers to the bag, in a sheltered spot on my drive. The tops die back in Nov but I just leave them and empty the bags on Christmas week. The crop is small but the pleasure is great. The cost of 6 tubers is small or even use some from last year's crop. What's to lose?
 

haardaarss

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Broad beans. They literally grow themselves.
pick and pod nice 'n' early unless you like 'em chewy and bitter. The inside of the pod should still be furry and moist with a nice green tinge to the bean skins. I've "bean" growing Masterpiece Green Longpod for a few years now and also does well from saved seed. Don't bother with Aquadulce or Bunyards Exhibition.
 

suffox

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Love young tender broad beans, but runners are top of my list. The stuff you get in the shops is rubbish. Oh, and toms, although not strictly a vegetable. Nothing compares with a freshly picked and aromatic tomato
 

neverbemastered

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Love doing runner beans, usually 4 wigwams of 6 - 3 per cane. Gives plenty for the freezer and a few for friends, only a few mind, never let them grow more than a foot. White lady last year, excellent flavour. This year not sure yet.
 

SardiniaFox

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Here in sunny Sardinia, despite two months of almost non stop rain, the broad beans are growing nicely.

As are the weeds.
 
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