Too late to grow fruit or veg?

Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 08:59:21 von Jimoid

Hi,

This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
year?

Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
and some new pots in anticipation!

Cheers

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 08:59:21 von Tim Challenger

Following up to "Jimoid" <> :

>Hi,
>
>This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
>I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
>space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
>season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
>year?
>
>Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
>and some new pots in anticipation!


Lettuce, radishes, coriander for curries.
Get some onion sets and you'll get some from them (even if they might be a
bit small, they'll still be nice).
You could probably have success with a courgette plant (not seeds), if you
have a warm, sunny corner.

See if there aren't some autumn-fruiting raspberry plants in the garden
centre that are growing well. It might be a bit late for them.

How about some very early potatoes? If you don't want to dig, you can use
large pots or grow-bags. It's worth a try.
--
Tim C.

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 10:24:52 von shazzbat

"Tim C." <> wrote in message
news:
> Following up to "Jimoid" <> :
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
>>I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
>>space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
>>season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
>>year?
>>
>>Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
>>and some new pots in anticipation!
>
>
> Lettuce, radishes, coriander for curries.
> Get some onion sets and you'll get some from them (even if they might be a
> bit small, they'll still be nice).
> You could probably have success with a courgette plant (not seeds), if you
> have a warm, sunny corner.
>

One of the garden centres near me still has some veg plants left, you could
put some of them in. And it's possibly not too late to get runner or french
beans in. And beetroot.

Steve

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 10:24:52 von June Hughes

In message <>,
Jimoid <> writes
>Hi,
>
>This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
>I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
>space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
>season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
>year?
>
>Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
>and some new pots in anticipation!
>
Lettuce and stuff like that. Instructions on packet. Much advice here.
Good luck. Must dash.
--
June Hughes

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 10:24:52 von robertharvey

Jimoid wrote:
> I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
> space, be it in the garden itself or in pots.

If your soil is fertile and well prepared you might snatch some good
crops if you buy some plants in: I've seen leeks and runner beans still
for sale this week, both of which be fine this season. My neighbour
only just planted sweetcorn. Similarly any well-established tomato
plants bought now would come to something before the autumn, perhaps in
growbags or bigger pots

Lettuce, radish, peas, courgettes, spring onions will come up fairly
quickly,

Carrots, khol rabbi, beetroot for a later crop.

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 14:41:22 von Pam Moore

On Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:31:09 +0200, Tim C. <>
wrote:

>Following up to "Jimoid" <> :
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
>>I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
>>space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
>>season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
>>year?

Yesterday at a nursery I saw some tomato plants, a bit pot-bound, but
in flower, being sold off cheaply. Look for things like that. Cabbage
plants, leeks etc are sold for planting out.
See what you can find.

Pam in Bristol

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 17:50:43 von Jimoid

Many thanks for eveyone's helpful suggestions. At lunchtime I bought
carrot, beetroot and lettuce seeds and tonight I am going to try to
find courgette and tomato plants in garden centres.

Cheers,

Jimmy

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 28.06.2006 20:31:20 von Charlie Pridham

"Tim C." <> wrote in message
news:
> Following up to "Jimoid" <> :
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
> >I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
> >space, be it in the garden itself or in pots. Is it too late in the
> >season for me to grow anything that I will be able to harvest this
> >year?
> >
> >Last night I went to the local diy/garden store and bought some compost
> >and some new pots in anticipation!
>
>
> Lettuce, radishes, coriander for curries.
> Get some onion sets and you'll get some from them (even if they might be a
> bit small, they'll still be nice).
> You could probably have success with a courgette plant (not seeds), if you
> have a warm, sunny corner.
>
> See if there aren't some autumn-fruiting raspberry plants in the garden
> centre that are growing well. It might be a bit late for them.
>
> How about some very early potatoes? If you don't want to dig, you can use
> large pots or grow-bags. It's worth a try.
> --
> Tim C.

and I am about to do a second sowing of Runner beans and I would think you
would get a crop albeit late of tomatoes.

--
Charlie, gardening in Cornwall.

Holders of National Plant Collection of Clematis viticella (cvs)

Re: Too late to grow fruit or veg?

am 29.06.2006 20:18:31 von root

In article <>,
(Jimoid) wrote:

> This weekend I moved from a small flat to a large house with a garden.
> I would love to grow some fruit or veg this year with my new-found
> space,

Consider oriental brassicas such as Pak Choi or "Chinese Leaves". Also a
rape kale or "Pentland Brig". No is the perfect time to sow seed for
these. Most turnips are Ok to sow now especially the small and delicious
Purple Top Milan.

In a few months, Strawberry plants will be available to plant out for
next year.

Steve Harris - Cheltenham - Real address steve AT netservs DOT com
A useful bit of gardening software at

re: too late to grow fruit or veg

am 30.06.2006 01:13:54 von cineman

You could try Kohl Rabi this vegetable is versatile, it must be picked when
about the size of a tennis ball or it will get woody.
here are some recipes for it.

or more details

there are more suggestions on here on what to use kohl rabi for


regards
Cineman

Re: too late to grow fruit or veg

am 30.06.2006 08:26:12 von Tim Challenger

Following up to "cineman" <> :

>You could try Kohl Rabi this vegetable is versatile, it must be picked when
>about the size of a tennis ball or it will get woody.
>here are some recipes for it.
>
>or more details
>
>there are more suggestions on here on what to use kohl rabi for
>


Or just peel it and eat it raw, like we do. It's like the inside of
cabbage-stems.
--
Tim C.

Re: too late to grow fruit or veg

am 01.07.2006 08:00:25 von JennyC

"Tim C." <> wrote in message
news:
> Following up to "cineman" <> :
>
>>You could try Kohl Rabi this vegetable is versatile, it must be picked
>>when
>>about the size of a tennis ball or it will get woody.
>>here are some recipes for it.
>>
>>or more details
>>
>>there are more suggestions on here on what to use kohl rabi for
>>
>
>
> Or just peel it and eat it raw, like we do. It's like the inside of
> cabbage-stems.
> Tim C.

Raw as a salad:

Cabbage Kohl Rabi and Caraway Salad
2 Kohl Rabi peeled and grated

1/2 cabbage chopped

1 tbs. caraway

4 tbs. fresh lemon juice

2 tbs. olive oil

1/2 tsp. salt



Place the cabbage and kohl rabi in a bowl.

Pour over lemon juice and olive oil, add salt. Mix well

Sprinkle with caraway and serve.



Jenny