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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1725 on: April 07, 2020, 01:51:21 pm »
Go to  few more seedlings, coloured silver beet and beetroot , will nurture these as quite cold mornings now .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1726 on: April 07, 2020, 10:48:27 pm »
KAtie, my gardening neighbour said it is now too cold to plant seeds.  Seedlings ok.
It is lovely in the garden these cool days.  I am still picking Zuchinnis.  The cherry tomatoes have ripened indoors.
Yesterday I picked the whole plant of sprouting broccoli .  I chopped up the leaves and cooked them in a hot pan with mushrooms.  No water.  It will make a good pizza topping for vegetarian GD. The leaves were a bit spicy , like water cress.

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Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1727 on: January 31, 2021, 06:14:28 am »
DH stole a bean from our Chinese neighbours (they are lovely) and decided to grow these. I don’t like them as a bean. Does anyone know what they are please and different ways we could eat them. They are frolific.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1728 on: January 31, 2021, 09:12:29 pm »
Cookie, I think they are Snake beans.  In  Chinese cooking they are often cut into small pieces about the size of a pea.
GD is coming again today to help in the garden. 

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1729 on: February 01, 2021, 04:35:09 am »
Thanks Chookie. We also grow green snake beans which I enjoy.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1730 on: February 01, 2021, 05:46:21 am »
I would say they are snake beans as well, Cookie.  Do they change colour when you cook them?  I quite like them on the odd occasion when I buy them
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1731 on: February 01, 2021, 06:23:39 am »
No, they stay purple. They have a very different taste to our green snake beans. DH really enjoys them and makes himself a salad from them.
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