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Title: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on September 05, 2010, 05:49:35 PM
Here is one....

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Peppers2010.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tschmidlin on September 05, 2010, 09:01:23 PM
Looks great, it's going to be a while until I can harvest much, the weather here has been awful for growing.  I have a few peppers that are ripening, but lots are still growing.  And the tomatoes are all still green too.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: beerocd on September 06, 2010, 01:13:33 AM
Shoulda started this thread a month ago - my garden is on the way out already. We started seeds in Feb, planted in April and only have peppers, squash, and cherry tomatos left active in the garden. Just planted another round of chard and lettuce - they like the cooler temps. Gonna whack the hops tomorrow - I get what I get...

I guess it worked out ok. because my harvest came in earlier - and now everything is coming in and is dirt cheap.  :)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: denny on September 06, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
Our tomato harvest is starting to take off, but peppers, eggplant, and most other stuff has to have more time.  We did have a great harvest of onions, garlic, and potatoes.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tschmidlin on September 06, 2010, 06:16:44 PM
I think we're going to run out of time on our tomatoes and peppers, but we'll get some stuff off of them.  The garlic and leeks have been great though, you're right Denny.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: denny on September 06, 2010, 06:43:44 PM
Tom, do you use cloches?  We've found that they really extend the growing season. 
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: uthristy on September 06, 2010, 06:51:26 PM
Planted more seeds for the fall season tomatoes,broccoli ,zucchini, brussel sprouts and next week some corn.

Our spring crop was done a month ago but the peppers made it thur the summer and are popping with peppers.

Must have gotten 100+ lbs of veggies so far, talk about getting my daily fiber intake ;D

Just wish the fall weather would get here faster-- 106f heat index right now :P
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tschmidlin on September 07, 2010, 12:20:35 AM
Tom, do you use cloches?  We've found that they really extend the growing season. 
Not typically, but I think we're going to this year.  It would be a shame to lose all of the nice tomatoes before they have a chance to ripen.  It's going to need to be some big cover though, the plants got pretty big!

Planted more seeds for the fall season tomatoes,broccoli ,zucchini, brussel sprouts and next week some corn.
Fall season?! :o
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: akr71 on September 07, 2010, 01:01:29 AM
Radishes are long gone.  Lettuce and peas are done, there's a few stragglers with the beans and we're right in the middle of a flood of tomatoes and cucumbers.  I've even got 3 little watermelons coming along.  Banana peppers and cayenne peppers are coming along nicely.  The bell peppers are getting there slowly - I'm not sure I'm going to get much from them.

I'm picking carrots, celery, onions and leeks as we need them and will probably leave the potatoes until close to the end of the month.  The pumpkins are slowly taking over my back yard - why do I keep planting the damned things?
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: bluesman on September 07, 2010, 01:14:42 AM
I've picked more tomatoes this year than I have in a long time.  

This is a sample of what I picked today.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/P1010370.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on September 09, 2010, 03:56:40 PM
Lookin Good Bluesman,

I dug spuds this morning....got some nice NEW potatoes...
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Spuds2010.jpg)

That is all for me ....there ain't no more....frost got the plants, may get some maters I left out on the vine...
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: Slowbrew on September 09, 2010, 04:16:51 PM
I'm envious!  After the wet summer we had in Iowa this year my garden gave up the ghost a week or two ago.  We still have green and red bell peppers as well as jalapenos in the ground but they aren't doing much.  The tomatoes, onions, radishes, peas, kohlrabi and lettuce all drowned out.

My garden would be called low ground by my Dad.  Floods when it rains and then gets hard as a rock when it starts to dry out.  It's the only spot in my yard that gets any sun too.  Next year it may become a shed.   :-\

That's what farmers markets are for I guess.

Paul
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: bluesman on September 09, 2010, 04:17:38 PM
Very nice little harvest.  I find it very rewarding to grow and harvest vegetables.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: rabid_dingo on September 09, 2010, 05:10:02 PM
I had a garden that I tended to until my youngest son was born in July. Then it went down hill. A few 'maters,
two pumkins. I'm gonna plant some onions for spring harvest...
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tschmidlin on September 09, 2010, 05:36:31 PM
My garden would be called low ground by my Dad.  Floods when it rains and then gets hard as a rock when it starts to dry out.  It's the only spot in my yard that gets any sun too.  Next year it may become a shed.   :-\

That's what farmers markets are for I guess.
That's what raised beds are for.  I built some out of some old firewood, put a layer of the really rotting stuff in the bottom of the bed and then added nice dirt.  The plants seem to like it, at least until this year's weather made them unhappy.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TIka4cA7C_I/AAAAAAAAACs/uoHg1vXU2Mk/IMG00081-20100909-1010.jpg)

Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: bluesman on September 09, 2010, 07:15:01 PM
My garden would be called low ground by my Dad.  Floods when it rains and then gets hard as a rock when it starts to dry out.  It's the only spot in my yard that gets any sun too.  Next year it may become a shed.   :-\

That's what farmers markets are for I guess.
That's what raised beds are for.  I built some out of some old firewood, put a layer of the really rotting stuff in the bottom of the bed and then added nice dirt.  The plants seem to like it, at least until this year's weather made them unhappy.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TIka4cA7C_I/AAAAAAAAACs/uoHg1vXU2Mk/IMG00081-20100909-1010.jpg)



Very creative effort!
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: weithman5 on September 09, 2010, 07:24:18 PM
i made four 3x6 raised gardens about 2 feet high so i don't have to bend over. made them out of old two by 6,8,10 etc from the old deck.  love them.

be careful putting shed on low spot if it really floods.  all my neighbors ran their sumps to their back yard. water found my low spot where my shed was. despite being slightly elevated, it trashed the flooring (part of shed was a play house with vinyl flooring)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: pinnah on September 10, 2010, 04:20:11 AM

That is all for me ....there ain't no more....frost got the plants,

 :o Gawd dang Whomin!

Couple weeks til frost here yet,
but fat old heirloom 'maters are just now turning color. ::)

This is the biggest thing in my garden,
a cabbage a foot across....they don't mind a little frost.

and a bucket of 2010 Centennials.  Cheers.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/cent2010-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tschmidlin on September 18, 2010, 06:23:19 PM
This is the big day for what is sure to be a weak harvest . . .
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TJUCzG3ZCxI/AAAAAAAAADY/SnRtZK2AGV0/IMG00116-20100918-1111.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: capozzoli on September 18, 2010, 07:00:19 PM

That is all for me ....there ain't no more....frost got the plants,

 :o Gawd dang Whomin!

Couple weeks til frost here yet,
but fat old heirloom 'maters are just now turning color. ::)

This is the biggest thing in my garden,
a cabbage a foot across....they don't mind a little frost.

and a bucket of 2010 Centennials.  Cheers.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/cent2010-1.jpg)

I want to try cabbages. What ya gonna do with that late season cabbage? Lots of sugar in there for a good fermentation.

Im starting to look at the farm markets for some nice late cabbages. Time to pack the crock with the holiday seasons kraut.

Im wondering if the lack of rain has hurt the crop this year.The Amish usually have gigantic cabbages this time of year. Make that one you have look like an onion.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: dj99 on September 18, 2010, 08:45:18 PM
Here's a little tip for those of us in the PNW that have had an anemic tomato harvest thus far.  My wife has been picking the tomatoes off the vine if they show the slightest signs of turning color.  She brings them into the house, and since the last greenish batch was picked yesterday, they are already red today!  It encourages the plants to make more also.  Give it a test and let me know if it works for you too.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: bluesman on September 18, 2010, 09:31:12 PM
This is the big day for what is sure to be a weak harvest . . .
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_j-Iuc3I_JMk/TJUCzG3ZCxI/AAAAAAAAADY/SnRtZK2AGV0/IMG00116-20100918-1111.jpg)

beautiful colors...even if it's a weak harvest.

Nice job!
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tschmidlin on September 19, 2010, 07:31:12 AM
She brings them into the house, and since the last greenish batch was picked yesterday, they are already red today!
It;s always worked in the last, but the tomatoes never seem to taste as good if they ripen off the of the vine.It could just be bias though,  My wife's aunt swears by cutting off whole branches and putting them in a vase and letting the tomatoes ripen in the house that way.  We haven;t tried it yet, and YMMV.

beautiful colors...even if it's a weak harvest.
Thanks blues, but the anemic harvest is really disappointing.  Seriously, one tiny zucchini?  Those things grow huge overnight!  It's ok though, it's all for fun - good thing we don't depend on it for food.  The leeks are still looking good, and I think we'll get one fig, so there's that.  I might have a greenhouse built in time for next summer, we'll see. :)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: redbeerman on September 19, 2010, 10:18:41 PM
No pics, but our garden is starting to slow down.  We are getting a crapload of green beans, okra, and scotch bonnet peppers still.  Waiting for the late harvest of brussel sprouts.  The broccoli is not doing all that great.  We have some poblanos, jalapenos, and sweet reds (Marconi), but it's starting to wind down.  Tomatoes are starting to suffer from black spot and our dogs keep eating them as well :o.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on January 24, 2012, 06:31:51 AM
Ok flower gardens count too...
these are forced daffodils that are doing well in my kitchen in JANUARY in BFE why
is it so dang cold oming?
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Daffodils.jpg)

Actually it has been un-explainably mild. 
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: pinnah on January 27, 2012, 01:52:09 AM
these are forced daffodils that are doing well in my kitchen in JANUARY in BFE why
is it so dang cold oming?
Actually it has been un-explainably mild. 
8)
Yep, I had a meadowlark singing on a fence post this morning. ::)

Here you go man, the new new and updated USDA Cold Hardiness Map (http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/221041/).

Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: euge on January 27, 2012, 06:38:38 AM
these are forced daffodils that are doing well in my kitchen in JANUARY in BFE why
is it so dang cold oming?
Actually it has been un-explainably mild. 
8)
Yep, I had a meadowlark singing on a fence post this morning. ::)

Here you go man, the new new and updated USDA Cold Hardiness Map (http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/221041/).
Same here. At least we got some rain.

Anyway, the map:

(http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/media/full/jpg/2012/01/26/c.plant-zones1.jpg)

To me it looks like it's smoothed out a bit to the North.

Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on January 27, 2012, 03:08:32 PM
An article in our local paper said that now you can find red bud trees
a couple miles farther north than you used to....
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: corkybstewart on January 27, 2012, 04:04:37 PM
I've got daffodils already coming up outside, that's not right at all. But  I also have the shallots and garlic I left in the ground last year  coming up very nicely.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: bluesman on January 27, 2012, 04:34:35 PM
Time to start thinking about planting some seeds. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash...

I want to get an early start on the garden this year.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: morticaixavier on January 27, 2012, 04:44:06 PM
Time to start thinking about planting some seeds. Peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash...

I want to get an early start on the garden this year.

Yeah we got to get our seed order in ASAP. It's finally starting to rain here in northern california. looks like it's going to be a dry year though. Artichokes are starting to grow a little faster and the greens loved the rain we got this week. broccoli is getting a'head' of itself so I had to harvest a handful of tiny broccles which were delicious right off the plant. lots of side shoots starting though so I have hope for that. This winter gardening thing is wild. confuses my New England sensibilities.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: pinnah on January 27, 2012, 06:02:45 PM
This winter gardening thing is wild.

Very cool.  Are you using a greenhouse?
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: morticaixavier on January 27, 2012, 06:18:38 PM
This winter gardening thing is wild.

Very cool.  Are you using a greenhouse?

no that's whats so weird about it. just planted starts of broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale and seeds for mixed mustard greens back in october. It got down below 20 on a couple nights this month so we had to cover the plants but other than that it has been all good.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: pinnah on January 27, 2012, 11:21:32 PM
Wow.   8).

But I guess that is some cold hardy stuff. And you call that northern California? ;)

I have been reading Eliot Colman's second book, and with all the seed catalogs arriving, I am starting to itch.
Guess I will go home and toss some compost.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: tubercle on January 28, 2012, 01:26:36 AM
This winter gardening thing is wild.

Very cool.  Are you using a greenhouse?

no that's whats so weird about it. just planted starts of broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale and seeds for mixed mustard greens back in october. It got down below 20 on a couple nights this month so we had to cover the plants but other than that it has been all good.

A lot of the greens survive cold weather. I have had collards survive cold down in the teens. A lot of folks plant them in September and eat off of them all year. That's why dried beans and greens are traditional New Years Day. That's all you had.
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on January 28, 2012, 05:05:31 PM
Latest new member of the forced bulb family
now brightening my kitchen.  So beautiful

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Amryllis.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: euge on January 28, 2012, 08:14:29 PM
Those are quite lovely!
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on January 29, 2012, 02:07:05 PM
this morning's new arrival in all its yella splendor.... 8)

Harbinger of Springtime

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Daffodil2012.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: pinnah on January 30, 2012, 01:45:30 PM
 :o, Holy moley Whine-omin!   ;D

You are killing me here!  Those are beautiful.

  My compost pile is steaming however. :D
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: 1vertical on January 30, 2012, 02:52:39 PM
Whine-omin!   ;D
 

 :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Garden harvest pics....
Post by: bluesman on January 30, 2012, 05:28:17 PM
Those are beautiful.

  My compost pile is steaming however. :D

+1

Those pics remind me of spring...which starts 7 weeks from tomorrow.