Grazing the garden

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  1. Terra

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    Wandering around the garden today i got to thinking how delightfull it is to be able to graze , i started with a mandarin i am planting more of these a freshly picked mandy is divine . A stick of celery from my Aquaponic bed , a few peas (had to share these with our little dog she loves peas) one of the last of the apples still hanging . Not really a lot thats ready in the garden at the moment plenty coming on but still enough to enjoy .
    Rob
     
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    Sounds heavenly!
     
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    Terra, did the same thing myself yesterday. Picked the ripest and turned out the sweetest mandarin I have ever eaten off my tree yesterday. The only trouble is now I don't think I coud ever buy a mandarin from a shop again after tasting mine.

    Got lots of mandas, lemons and bananas coming on. Something ate half of my sweet potatoes, pumpkin flowering but no little pumpkins and the wind last week knocked over my shadehouse and all my seedlings got ruined. You win some you lose some!
     
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    It's one of my favourite things to do too Terra. I often even pick a leaf or two of rocket, or have a nibble on the fresh tip of a mallow or some lucerne. Or the tips off broad bean or pea plants.

    I always carry a pocket knife with me in the garden so I can sample a piece of fruit or pick a damaged one, eat the good bits and throw the rest to the chooks.

    Like you say, there's not much around right now but I love grazing when ever I can. Actually, it's the time the kids eat the most fruit and vege, just wandering around the gardens.
     
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    At my place there's a dietary rule that says that any food grown in the garden and eaten in the garden before bringing it into the house is calorie free, so you can have as much as you like!
     
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    Eco you should write a book on that "calorie free" thats brilliant , would certainly get plenty more backyard gardens happening . :clap:
     
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    My black passionfruit sit on old shelves by the vine and when they get sufficiently wrinkly, I eat them outside. It's great having something so tropical-tasting ripe in the middle of winter and makes a change from broad beans and rocket!
     
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    Cucumbers straight from the vine early in the morning cant beat it.
    Im on 3 or 4 a day,hasn't lost its impact since doing it as kid.
    Todays walk included my first strawberry, a blueberry and a few snow peas and a mandarin for later on..
     
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    Yesterday I grazed on the 1st broccoli I have been able to grow in 3 years. ./shakes fist at slugs everywhere.
     
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    generally when i am alone in the house and need to cook my own meals then this wonderful grasing technique is used and then when I'm done in the garden eating fruit and veg ( fresher than most people can manage to eat their food ) i then go into the house when i'm done outside i will then cook a home grown home butchered lamb loin chop or 3 and thats my high class meal second to very little .very very nice yum
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Is purpose build garden office really warm in winter?

    otherwise this thread is really interested!
    sounds great !
     
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    Any idea
     
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    Ideas can solve many troubles so keep it up.
     
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    =( Very sad only 4 Mandarins left on tree
     
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    haha,just came inside from the garden munching on a mandarin too....have afew more left than you do.
    Get an Orange tree, they are starting to ripen up now,not too sure why the grapefruit hasnt flowered and fruit this year, they should be coming along too but arent.
     
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    Have a young seedless valencia with plenty on it have been eating a few but they are not quite ripe yet , tons of lemons .
     
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    Have you tried making lemon 'tea'?
    Slice a whole lemon into a jug,pour not quite boiling water over it and cover til cool enough to drink.
    Lovely, and it doesnt need any sugar.
     
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    Sounds great i often use frozen juice to make refreshing drink in hot weather , have a friend who freezes whole lemons for summer use , will try that .
     
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    Gorgeing on Strawberries they are terrific . 8) :p
     

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