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Ok, not staggeringly exciting, and not really 'first' cos we've had
one or two currants, strawberries and a pile of rhubarb, but

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/

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Ok, not staggeringly exciting, and not really 'first' cos we've had
one or two currants, strawberries and a pile of rhubarb, but

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/


Vicky ... what does \o/ mean?

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Ok, not staggeringly exciting, and not really 'first' cos we've had
one or two currants, strawberries and a pile of rhubarb, but

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)


We have had the best broad-bean tops ever (no blackfly!) and the best
spinach ever (cold and wet) and have had some strawberries. I don't
count rhubarb, as the deal is that I don't get given it :-)


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On Sun, 17 Jun 2012 21:01:32 +0100, Ophelia wrote:

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/


Vicky ... what does \o/ mean?


At a guess from the context "WooHoo!" ie arms in air cheering. B-)

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We have had the best broad-bean tops ever (no blackfly!) and the best
spinach ever (cold and wet) and have had some strawberries. I don't
count rhubarb, as the deal is that I don't get given it :-)


You're not a fan? Shame. It's much more interesting than stewed apple.


Interesting and pleasant are orthogonal concepts!

I couldn't convince the boys that we should take the tops off the broad
beans (they have some on their own raised bed as well as the main ones)
as they wanted them to keep growing. We definitely have black fly on
some, but most of them are clear. It's always struck me as quite odd
how you get a patch of clean ones and then 1 or 2 coated in black in
the middle.


I take them off primarily to keep them shortish to reduce breakages
and encourage setting - despite belief, it doesn't help with blackfly.
The reason that they are so patchy is that the (flying adult) lands
or lays eggs (I am not sure which) and then they reproduce like mad
parthenogenically in a wingless form.

I really ought to grow spinach, I'm quite fond of it (much nicer than
lettuce, and I don't get complained at when I cook it, like I do with
lettuce - apparently frying lettuce in butter is a no-no!).


I succeed only one year in three - it can't stand dry weather.


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I couldn't convince the boys that we should take the tops off the
broad beans (they have some on their own raised bed as well as the
main ones) as they wanted them to keep growing. We definitely have
black fly on some, but most of them are clear. It's always struck me
as quite odd how you get a patch of clean ones and then 1 or 2 coated
in black in the middle.


I take them off primarily to keep them shortish to reduce breakages
and encourage setting - despite belief, it doesn't help with blackfly.
The reason that they are so patchy is that the (flying adult) lands
or lays eggs (I am not sure which) and then they reproduce like mad
parthenogenically in a wingless form.


I was wondering about that only yesterday as there's a patch of blackfly
on a second plant in from one end of my double row of b/beans, but the
others all seem clean - so far anyway.

Despite all the feeding and cossetting they get all through the winter,
the bluetits and great-tits in the garden don't seem to be very
interested in the blackfly, I noticed, although they're investigating
all the shrubs and tall flowering plants like foxglove. Do they not eat
blackfly?
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On Sun, 17 Jun 2012 21:01:32 +0100, Ophelia wrote:

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/


Vicky ... what does \o/ mean?


At a guess from the context "WooHoo!" ie arms in air cheering. B-)


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Ok, not staggeringly exciting, and not really 'first' cos we've had
one or two currants, strawberries and a pile of rhubarb, but

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/


Vicky ... what does \o/ mean?


either dancing with joy or going down for the third time.
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On 6/18/2012 12:39 PM, Ophelia wrote:
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Ok, not staggeringly exciting, and not really 'first' cos we've had
one or two currants, strawberries and a pile of rhubarb, but

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/

Vicky ... what does \o/ mean?


either dancing with joy or going down for the third time.


*cough*

Ophelia!!!!!


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On 6/18/2012 12:39 PM, Ophelia wrote:
"Martin" wrote
"Ophelia" wrote:
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Ok, not staggeringly exciting, and not really 'first' cos we've had
one or two currants, strawberries and a pile of rhubarb, but

* 160g of potatoes
* 150g broad beans (pre-shelling)

\o/

Vicky ... what does \o/ mean?

either dancing with joy or going down for the third time.


*cough*

Ophelia!!!!!


What?

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