Tag Archives: vegetables

  1. Last of the winter veg

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    Sunday 17 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Temps are a climbing… up to the early 30s again now (that’s touching 90F), so time to rip up the …
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  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love (II)

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    Tuesday 15 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second Weekly Photo Challenge entry is all about my one love, food 🙂 We grow a fair amount of our …
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  3. Broccoli plants

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    Saturday 12 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    A little while ago we saw these beautiful flowers, and Joanne from My Life Lived Full mentioned wanting to see …
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  4. Cabbages…. my five year wait is over

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    Sunday 28 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Never had a lot of luck or the right weather conditions for cabbages, but finally, I have some – yay! …
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  5. Wot No Cabbages?

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    Wednesday 06 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    The sudden cold snap (aka, winter) dissipated after five-six days, and we are back to mild weather, with a mix …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (III)

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    Monday 28 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third Weekly Photo Challenge entry is from our veg area today; finally, some half-ok broccoli 🙂 Hope you …
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  7. Last summer produce

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    Sunday 25 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s been a weird old year…. we’ve seen lemon trees decimated and some killed off by very rare severe frosts …
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  8. Aubergine story

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    Sunday 28 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Growing aubergines has always been a bit of a hit n miss affair with us. Although I have to say, …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse (II)

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    Saturday 27 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a regular subject of mine, that of the peppers crop we …
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  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse (I)

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    Friday 26 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is probably the most revisited area for me, and this is of …
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  11. My favourite pepper

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    Tuesday 16 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We grow a few types of peppers each summer; basically because it’s the easiest veg to produce in this hot/dry …
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  12. Garden in bloom

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    Tuesday 26 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Spring and the start of summer is a colourful time here is southwest Türkiye. The temperatures are high enough to stimıulate growth, but …
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  13. Broad bean harvest time

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    Tuesday 12 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having planted the broad beans over a month later than in previous years, I am chuffed to see that it …
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  14. Change to summer veg crops

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    Wednesday 06 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Once the veg areas had been cleared after winter, and dug over three times with two loads of goat poo, …
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  15. Preparing for changeover time

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    Tuesday 05 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    A few weeks ago we were still at the tail end of ‘winter’, as far as the veggies were concerned. …
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  16. Macro Monday: ‘Weeds with the leeks’

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    Monday 06 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Here is my posting for Macro Monday There has been an enormous amount of rain here in southwest Türkiye this …
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  17. Flower Friday ~ Cabbage?

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    Friday 03 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    . So what’s this flower? . . Believe it or not, it’s a cabbage gone bonkers! . .

  18. Furry visitors up to no good

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    Tuesday 31 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    On the whole, veggies love the rain. It certainly helps most things grow, sometimes even too much, with overgrowth spurts that …
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  19. Veggie News Update

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    Saturday 28 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’m very much behind on seasonal chores; what with health and weather both taking their toll this year. Thankfully the …
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  20. A few winter crops

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    Thursday 11 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Still warmish, hovering around the 16-18 mark (61-65F), so I know it’s probably gonna be a fight to get any …
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  21. Out with the old…

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    Monday 08 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    End of autumn = time to pull the summer veggies . . One last bucket load to enjoy . . …
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  22. Macro Monday: Beetroot Seedlings

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    Monday 08 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 It’s a large deep-red coloured root vegetable that we …
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  23. Late autumn remnants of summer

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    Monday 01 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer has definitely gone, and autumn is well and truly here, even bordering on winter (brrr…)  Like many parts of the Northern …
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  24. Wordless Wednesday ~ Gone to seed

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    Wednesday 26 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement (III)

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    Sunday 16 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from the time that my wife and I designed and built …
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  26. Courgettes…

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    Sunday 07 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    One of the early summer crops we can seem to grow with relative ease are Courgettes. They are prone to …
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  27. Cucumber Anyone?

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    Thursday 04 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    We love cucumbers… Eat then 365 days a year here in Turkey part of our national diet I guess you …
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  28. Life and Times of our Peppers

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    Friday 22 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    It’s that time again when I start another harvest of the peppers. That’ll be the 3rd to date this season …
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  29. Various Veggies – Early Summer

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    Tuesday 12 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Now that we are into summer proper, most of the veggies have died off, that is, apart from the strong ones like …
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  30. Oh I Do Like A Bit Of Solanum Melongena

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    Thursday 17 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    I love the way different languages, cultures and countries use such varying names for the same thing. Take the humble …
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  31. Colour Of The Day: Red (Mk II)

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    Tuesday 15 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The eighth in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). Today’s theme for my look at colours is another look at RED. …
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  32. Cherry Toms – The Old Faithful

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    Saturday 12 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Growing tomatoes here is a pain in the proverbial wotsit. Red spider and a host of other buglets and diseases …
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  33. Okra Time!

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    Thursday 10 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summertime is Okra time! Sometimes known as Ladies Fingers (?), it’s one of the summer veggies that if picked at …
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  34. Them Carrots : Weird, But Tasty

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    Tuesday 27 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Back at the beginning of March, I posted about a few winter crops that worked, after a dismal failure on …
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  35. Colour Of The Day: Orange

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    Thursday 22 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The second in my mini-series on colours (or even colors). And so without further adieu, today’s theme for my look at …
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  36. Colour Of The Day: Red

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    Tuesday 20 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Colours (or even colors) add a beautiful dimension to our existence I think. My sight is precious to me, and …
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  37. All Change In The Greenhouse

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    Tuesday 13 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Not wanting to leave the greenhouse unproductive for long, soon after the departure of the peas, it was time to …
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  38. Time For A Pea?

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    Wednesday 07 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    A while back I reported on our little friends of the Red Spider variety, and the havoc they decided to …
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  39. Spot Of The Wet Stuff

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    Tuesday 29 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    April in south west Turkey is, like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, a period of seasonal change. Our combined autumn-winter-spring (or …
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  40. Summer Veggies Sorted

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    Sunday 27 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Summer is almost upon on us once more, yay! And so the winter veggies are out, and duly replaced with …
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  41. First Beetroot

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    Thursday 24 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    These were so very tasty, freshly prepared for our salad last night 🙂

  42. And Yet More Poo

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    Wednesday 23 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    And for my next bit of entertainment, I thought a double trailer load of goat poo could be fun! Yep, …
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  43. Macro Monday: “Cabbage Critters”

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    Monday 14 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. These little critters were chomping my cabbages! . . . Hope you all like it …
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  44. Them Beans Be Broad!

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    Saturday 05 April, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Broad Beans are boring… (or so I thought). Little did I know as a whinging kid back in the UK …
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  45. Rock ‘ard…

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    Saturday 22 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time to dig over one of the veg areas – soon it’ll be time to plant out the pepper plants …
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  46. Flower Friday

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    Friday 21 March, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Any idea what this pretty little flower is from? Recognise these? Who would’ve guessed, eh? .  

  47. Failed Winter Crops

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    Wednesday 26 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    In our veggie garden, we tend to concentrate on summer crops, such as various peppers, sweetcorn, and aubergines (eggplant). With …
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  48. Market Day

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    Friday 13 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Market day… It’s the day when our local town, like all Turkish towns, bursts into life. It’s a busy day. Like …
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  49. DIY Greenhouse: Spikey Style

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    Thursday 05 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Like most things in life, I find if you scratch your head and think about something long enough, you can …
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  50. Herbs n Peppers

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    Wednesday 13 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    And still autumn lingers on. Ok, so the sun is out and it’s still not very cold yet (up to …
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