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Can anything be grown outdoors from October to may? I'm in Edinburgh. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Garlic

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Leeks.

CabbAges Brussel sprouts

Kale

Im in the borders and have got overwintering cauliflower

I get Swiss and rainbow chard from July to dec usually

Grant Thorburn🤔

get your broad beans sown then

perpetual spinach

I've not long put potatoes in that I hope will be ready for Christmas dinner.

Google far easier

Yaaaasssss

How cold does it get there? A lot of snow?

Try planting and keeping indoor plants. Peas and peppers grow well inside. You would need a deep pot for growing potatoes and carrots.

Garlic, broadbeans, brassicas, coriander (yes really!).

WE grow broccolli onions potatoes Brussels cabbage leeks jale chard spinach ... Probably other stuff but thats already a start for you

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Some small successes with my gardening experiments this year
- nothing like what some of the rest of you have but slowly some things coming to fruition.
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Some small successes with my gardening experiments this year
 - nothing like what some of the rest of you have but slowly some things coming to fruition.

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Brilliant! great to hear you have been enjoying your growing Marianne 🙂

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Nice one Stu 🙂

Brilliant - inspiring me for next year - starting my gardening diary plamner

Very new to plant life and just went foraging near my flat in Leith for wild garlic. Tried to find some nettle which is apparently quite bountiful here too - but not sure how to spot it, Google Images was quite confusing! Are either of these nettle? Would like to gather some to make tea etc 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Very new to plant life and just went foraging near my flat in Leith for wild garlic. Tried to find some nettle which is apparently quite bountiful here too - but not sure how to spot it, Google Images was quite confusing! Are either of these nettle? Would like to gather some to make tea etc 🙂

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Your first photo is nettle, pick with scissors or gloves, it's a stinging nettle x

The photo on the left is nettle - just pinch the top leaves. You can use on pizza or in a tea 🙂

Is this cow parsley?

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Anyone know what kind of mushroom this is, and if it’s edible? Smells amazing!

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I'm not sure but it might be an oyster mushroom which is edible. Please check further, don't eat it!!!!!

Please don't eat mushrooms you're not 100% sure about! Its not worth the risk!!

Guys I’m not planning on eating it haha I was just wondering 🙂 I’m just wanting to learn more about identifying wild mushrooms and which ones are edible in general! 🍄

I would suggest looking up the mushroom of group. But it’s definitely definitely not oysters ☺️

The River Cottage Mushroom Handbook is really good for edible species and non edible ones they can be confused with.

Shouldnt even touch mushrooms you are not sure off, or wear gloves. Can be deadly.

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Been given a carrier full of apples from a freind's tree. What is best way to store them as I don't have room in the fridge freezer please?
I don't have news paper, I do have a garage.
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Turn them into cider

Wrap singly in newspaper and store. Make sure there are no bruised damaged ones try not to let them touch and store in dark cool place I think

You could probably put them in any kind of paper or card,separated...As a child,we used to have Mac Reds sent from.Canada,from.friends, each Christmas just in.cardboard!..They lasted for seemingly ages..

Thank you so much! ❤

Apple sauce (microwave). Apple chutney. Baked apples.

Apples keep well in fridge (weeks).

It will depend on variety. Early apples don't keep as well as the later ones. I'd make applesauce or apple butter!

What about juicing them?

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First proper year of growing - after a tragic start (lost my courgette and pumpkin plant to the slugs and all my carrots disappeared overnight!?) my squash survived and is looking healthy (I think..) phew.. feeling a little more positive again ❤️ thanks for everyone’s tips on here, it’s been a huge help x ... See MoreSee Less

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First proper year of growing - after a tragic start (lost my courgette and pumpkin plant to the slugs and all my carrots disappeared overnight!?) my squash survived and is looking healthy (I think..) phew.. feeling a little more positive again ❤️ thanks for everyone’s tips on here, it’s been a huge help x

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It looks fabulous! Hope they continue so 🙂 my carrots also disappeared overnight! Think it could have been the slugs or some other critter?!

Hope you have a good end to the main growing season Shelley 🙂 It's always ups and downs and for sure you will have learned lots for next year. Carrots can be tricky to grow and really need careful netting to avoid carrot fly. Lots of other things you can grow that are a doddle and will boost your growing confidence. I've had loads of stuff eaten this year (if it makes you feel any better) and slow growing due to little heat here in the Borders. But we could get a sunny hot Aug and Sept with a bit of luck and lots we can grow. Still time to get a decent crop and get things established for winter. I'd get some perpetual spinach, kale and chard going. Always does well, will germinate quickly, can leave for winter picking, and ultra nutritious.

Where in the world are you? x

We dug up a Pink Fir Apple potato plant a month early for our 6year old granddaughter's experience. She was ecstatic at their extra 'heads'. Just had a lot for tea and they're superb, we'll make room for more next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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We dug up a Pink Fir Apple potato plant a month early for our 6year old granddaughters experience. She was ecstatic at their extra heads. Just had a lot for tea and theyre superb, well make room for more next year!

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They are one of my fav spuds. So tasty and versatile. Love their wonkiness

Most things I planted have failed miserably. Courgettes and squash, had one tiny courgette. Tomatoes, several baskets and tubs, not one tomato yet. Cats dug up beetroot, parsnips and radishes. Salad leaves not enough to feed a baby bunny. Strawberries looked promising but have yet to appear. Purple sprouting broccoli, two little bits. Rhubarb, still skinny. Sprouts and cabbages attacked by elusive caterpillars.
On the plus side I’ve had 6 kohlrabi (only four lost to slugs) and a few dozen peas. Cucumbers are doing well in the conservatory. I feed regularly but I wonder if it’s just been too wet here in South Lanarkshire. I mean I’ve now got webbed feet it’s been that bad!
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Most things I planted have failed miserably. Courgettes and squash, had one tiny courgette. Tomatoes, several baskets and tubs, not one tomato yet. Cats dug up beetroot, parsnips and radishes. Salad leaves not enough to feed a baby bunny. Strawberries looked promising but have yet to appear. Purple sprouting broccoli, two little bits. Rhubarb, still skinny. Sprouts and cabbages attacked by elusive caterpillars. 
On the plus side I’ve had 6 kohlrabi (only four lost to slugs) and a few dozen peas. Cucumbers are doing well in the conservatory. I feed regularly but I wonder if it’s just been too wet here in South Lanarkshire. I mean I’ve now got webbed feet it’s been that bad!

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Thank you for making me feel better about not being able to grow radishes

Hang in there Andrea 🙂 I am in Peeblesshire and have found the past month hard work also. No heat and everything so slow. I guess it is evening out on the amazing spring we had. Summer has been pants. I reckon we'll get a crackin' September. Still time to get a decent crop and get things established for winter. I'd get some perpetual spinach, kale and chard going. Always does well, will germinate quickly, can leave for winter picking, and ultra nutritious

What I want to know is what happened to my carrot! This was in a flower border! 😂😂😂😂

Same here Andrea, very few tomatoes, beans or courgettes. A bit depressing after all the early work. Broughton has been wet and cold so maybe we'll get a late harvest. Good to hear others have similar experience.

I think next year I'm going to plant earlier. Scotland's summer is not in July, it's in May June and maybe we need the heat?

I got the same problem, we’ll do better next year 😉

Beans - broad especially (though for the first time ever pigeons ate some wee plants) - are reliable things! The damp. cold snap after the hot period was not great for much - except swedes (fortunately have discovered they are good in curries as was really getting bored of them!) Good years and bad alas - but still time to grow more stuff!

Yep, nothing much in the way of fruit or veg growing for me in Fife either. Planted so many seeds and very little thrived.

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Today’s lunch with veggie garden goodies. Our first carrots of the season, grated and carrot top pesto (thanks to the tips posted previously!), rocket, coriander, the last of our strawberries and a wee pick of blueberries. Well chuffed! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today’s lunch with veggie garden goodies. Our first carrots of the season, grated and carrot top pesto (thanks to the tips posted previously!), rocket, coriander, the last of our strawberries and a wee pick of blueberries. Well chuffed!

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Looks amazing !

Yum and so pretty x

I use carrot tops like parsley in everything. They are so lush this year.

Some of my harvest.......... have no idea what happened to the carrots! I did have more that one radish but I did not get a pic of them all..... ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of my harvest.......... have no idea what happened to the carrots!  I did have more that one radish but I did not get a pic of them all.....

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My carrots went like that, too. Something to do with the soil, I think: they prefer a sandy soil. I’m sure someone more knowledgeable than me will provide more info!

Carrots tend to grow like that if they’ve been transplanted. Did you sow them in place or have they been moved at some point?

I sowed them in place but I did transplant some, not the really bent ones. 😂 haven't given up as I have more growing now in a raised bed. I have #highhopes that these will do better. 😆😆😆

Totally off topic but how long did it take your tomatoes to ripen? I feel like mine have been green for weeks 😂

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Small but full of flavour

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At least your carrots are straight

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