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The climate for gardening in Poland


OP pawian 222 | 24,343
5 Aug 2022 #91
Fruit - the essence of my life

Christmas supply. There are two odd ones which aren`t fruit. Which ones? They are also the only stuff which can be grown in Poland.





OP pawian 222 | 24,343
6 Aug 2022 #92
unlike cucumbers which vanish quickly

And eventually they also appeared in wholesale quantities.

I am making jar preserves

The last resort not to waste the crop. I hate wasting anything.



OP pawian 222 | 24,343
6 Aug 2022 #93
There are two odd ones which aren`t fruit. Which ones?

Artichokes in the centre and some peculiar Chinese mushrooms on the right are not fruit and are grown in Poland.

goyi berry

I like this fruit - not only for its beneficial qualities. Also, it grows even in autumn and early winter. Only really freezing temperatures destroy it. Amasing

Be careful, though. It is another invasive plant which spreads quickly.

December crop.



OP pawian 222 | 24,343
7 Aug 2022 #94
nectarine

I had always believed that certain exotic fruit grown in Poland is always worse in taste than its hot countries counterparts. The case of nectarines proved me wrong - they are smaller than those available in shops but are equally sweet and juicy. Amasing.



jon357 74 | 21,980
9 Aug 2022 #95
in taste than its hot countries

Normal enough. We grow a lot of chillies. Some years they are hot and some years they are mild.

case of nectarines

With globally warning we will see more of this.
Alien 20 | 4,925
11 Aug 2022 #96
@jon357 globally warming....
Yes, it is high time for good wines from Polish grapes.
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
12 Aug 2022 #97
Wines are already made in Western Poland, the warmest region. Actually, they have been made for decades. Are they good? I don`t know. :))
Alien 20 | 4,925
13 Aug 2022 #98
I'll come back from vacation, see what I have Polish in my cellar and do a tasting.
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
24 Aug 2022 #99
Each cloud has a silver lining - do you know this proverb??

Droughts have certain advantages.
1. No need to cut the grass so often. When I do it in the orchard around the trees, it takes me 4 hours.
2. No mosquitoes - I can sleep outside to be closer to nature.
3. Fruit ripens quicker during hot spells. Our raspberries give fruit twice a year - in July and September. This year they are ahead of time by about 2, 3 weeks.





OP pawian 222 | 24,343
26 Aug 2022 #100
Unusual four flower rose.



OP pawian 222 | 24,343
26 Aug 2022 #101
Ptaku!!! You do your best to insult me suggesting I make cheap apple wine. The truth is I have never seen an apple in my orchard - the trees are still too young to bear fruit.

Look at this stuff : white, red and purple grape! HA! Do you know what it means????







Przelotnyptak1 - | 293
26 Aug 2022 #102
Of course, Paw, I know the meaning of it; your neighbor makes excellent wino::::))))
My neighbor grows excellent white grapes, and raccoons love them at the time of harvest; raccoons ten neighbors one Heeeee
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
26 Aug 2022 #103
your neighbor makes excellent wino:

You are obnoxious and naughty like a kindergarten kid!

raccoons love them

Draccoons? Piece of cake. Here my grapes are loved by a much more dangerous enemy. Look and feel scared shytless!





Przelotnyptak1 - | 293
28 Aug 2022 #104
Here, my grapes are loved by a much more dangerous enemy. Look and feel scared shytless!

I know all about it. Bill, my next-door neighbor, tried to get enough cherries for at least one cherry pie without success. He tried cowering the tree

with a net to no avail. The tree is enormous, with enough cherries for hundreds of pies. Every year his pies come from the supermarket.:::)))
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
28 Aug 2022 #105
with enough cherries for hundreds of pies

Tell him to stop being such lazy bones and to start picking those fekking cherries from the tree at last before birds do it.

see what I have Polish in my cellar and do a tasting.

Our cellar is steadily getting packed with various stuff - here is the second round of preserves I am going to take there.



Przelotnyptak1 - | 293
29 Aug 2022 #106
mizeria with zucchini instead of traditional cucumbers. I must try it out.

Don't they bland and unflavored compared to cucumbers.
jon357 74 | 21,980
29 Aug 2022 #107
No, though they can be bitter if not salted.
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
3 Sep 2022 #108
Weather affects the bitterness in cucumbers the most. E.g, when it is too dry.

I use our produce as barter goods in exchange for services. Or as gifts to family and friends.

Photo 1 shows the stuff I took to my brother in law for hauling me to a garage when our car broke down on the road beyond my repairing skills.

Photos 2 and 3 - a gift to another relative who drove a long way to our house in winter time to change a water pipe which burst in the freezing temps.







OP pawian 222 | 24,343
3 Sep 2022 #109
The sunflower seeds which I am collecting now will turn into deliciously crunchy sprouts at the end of winter when fresh veg stored in the basement or field gives oout:





OP pawian 222 | 24,343
3 Sep 2022 #110
And here a gift for other family members:







Alien 20 | 4,925
3 Sep 2022 #111
And you don't have bananas?🍌
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
6 Sep 2022 #112
My yellow zuchinis are better than bananas coz they don`t contain venomous spiders or snakes. Ha!
Alien 20 | 4,925
7 Sep 2022 #113
Yes @pawian , they don't contain anything, they are simply tasteless. 🙂
jon357 74 | 21,980
7 Sep 2022 #114
they are simply tasteless

Don't over-boil them and they'll be fine.

Nice stuffed if you let them grow large.
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
7 Sep 2022 #115
:):):) Yes, indeed. But they absorb the taste of other ingredients in the dish so if you don`t have enough of sth, the zuchini will absorb and enhance the taste or aroma of that little portion you add.
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
4 Mar 2023 #116
Today I formally opened the growing season of 2023 - I sowed early spring radish and covered the patch with white agrofabric coz temps still oscillate around 0 degrees.



Joker 3 | 2,319
4 Mar 2023 #117
It seems to warm up quicker in Poland than Chicago. I cant plant anything until mid April. It can still snow.

I hate wasting anything.

My wife is the same as you ( but better looking) she has the same Mason jars and about 50 of them.
gumishu 13 | 6,140
4 Mar 2023 #118
It seems to warm up quicker in Poland than Chicago

there is still snow forecast up until the middle of March in Poland - we just had a couple of nice sunny days a few days back but... it's still not spring
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
4 Mar 2023 #119
but... it's still not spring

Exactly. That is why agrofabric is needed.

Farmers around us have already put up their tunnels.
OP pawian 222 | 24,343
5 Mar 2023 #120
My wife is the same as you she has the same Mason jars and about 50 of them.

Yes, coz through hard work and frugality nations become great again.

It seems to warm up quicker in Poland than Chicago

This year. Last year was probably different, the next year will be, too. So, those are elusive matters which change out of control. No need to feel worse coz you live there and not here.

radish

I am always amazed there are so many different cultivars and varieties of fruit and veg. And new ones are created each year. Amazing!

Here, a few varieties of popular radish - only a small part of what is available:







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