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May I suggest that you pick it before it runs to seed and make "water"cress soup, freezing it prior to adding the cream?
 
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Well, if you don't add the cream in advance of using it, it will keep a week in the fridge, or the garden shed in this weather, if you don't have a fridge.
 

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This looks like an old thread, but I just had to brag too. Here is a picture of the strawberries I picked on April 10th, 2018. This is the second year for the strawberry plants. I am in zone 8 US. I planted them originally in October of 2016. We usually plant them and cover them with a frost cover if we are getting below freezing. I had a short partial row that I experimented with this year. We got down to 9 degrees F this winter, with the whole week below freezing. That is really unusual for us. I did not cover the short partial row, but I did cover the long row. Both are producing the same at this time. I thought strawberries were a whole lot more cold sensitive, but I guess I was wrong.
 

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Remember those spring onions I got for 5p last year ? :)

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Wow,good job,how about the yield this year?better?

I have the Lettuce and Basil grow indoor, under with the mars ECO grow light. Before the pics were taken I had to trim the Basil. 1 week under the light, HUGE difference from my normal grow fixture, which was a 120 watt fluorescent. The new light is vastly superior. :p
 

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As I was picking snow peas this weekend I couldn't help but wonder why they are the exact same colors as the leaves?? Just about impossible to find them all. They do an excellent job of hiding, but it is worth the effort.
 
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As I was picking snow peas this weekend I couldn't help but wonder why they are the exact same colors as the leaves?? Just about impossible to find them all. They do an excellent job of hiding, but it is worth the effort.
May be the snow peas just dont want you to find them,hahaha.

I think this helps them to survive better. Many creatures have the same skin color as the environment,to protect themselves.
 
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Many seem to be posting threads, with photographs of their harvest, (and rightly so, as many are very impressive), so I hope you don't mind if I join in.


Another stone or so of rhubarb (I've used two stone for wine, have another stone in the freezer, made three batches of jam and lost count of how much I have given away) shows how poor a summer it's been weatherwise.
Usually rhubarb goes dormant here before the end of June, as temperatures rise, and, if lucky, we get a second flush in September as "summer" abates, but it's been so cold and wet this year, it's still growing.
The savoy cabbage on the left is approx. 3 lb and is destined for tonight's dinner, with the left-overs used to make a big batch of bubble & squeak, with home-grown onions and potatoes.
Then we have three courgettes (zucchini) to go with the dozen or so already in the fridge, 2 aubergines (my best attempt at growing them so far, as I'm well into double figures), 11 little cucumbers, delistar and superbel, all female varieties, with fine skins which mean no peeling, and a beautiful, if delicate flavour.
The bottom row has an ice-cream box crammed to overflowing with tomatoes; the standard ones are f1 Nimbus whilst the large cherry tomatoes are the delicious Maskotka, which I've posted about previously.
The beans fill and overflow from a 5 litre plastic tub. I'm picking this amount of them every day.
Rewarding feeling when harvesting I know!!Aesome
 
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Awww man! I ate my pickings already! Was tomatoes, I'll post the next ones should be ready tomorrow with this heat!
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