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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #375 on: August 14, 2012, 07:16:30 AM »
Hey!  Finally some pictures from the Puna tic!   ;D Awesome.  Do you process your own coffee?  Floor dry?



Just got back from a week in the alpine...all of a sudden there are green beans coming out the ears, had my first lemon cuke and the raspberries are starting. 8)

My gal packed in some dried pineapple,
that stuff was amazing!!  Talk about a backcountry treat.

I don't feel bad about zucchini on the compost pile anymore. ;)


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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #376 on: August 15, 2012, 07:22:17 AM »
Salad with a little salt dressing.

First brandywine and some lemon boy. 8)



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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #377 on: August 15, 2012, 07:33:43 AM »
Looking good!  Our tomatoes have developed some kind of disease since the plants have been weakend by all the smoking hot weather we have been having.  Our yield is down this year.  Hot peppers on the other hand are going gangbusters.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #378 on: August 15, 2012, 10:53:18 AM »
Looking good!  Our tomatoes have developed some kind of disease since the plants have been weakend by all the smoking hot weather we have been having.  Our yield is down this year.  Hot peppers on the other hand are going gangbusters.

Similar story here. My cherry and grape tomatoes are doing fine, but my bigger tomatoes all have a bad case of what I think is blossom end rot. My serranos are putting out fruit like crazy, but my jalapenos and anaheims are pretty slow going.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #379 on: September 13, 2012, 01:41:17 AM »
Wow, what a time in the garden. 

Mountians have first snow, which means my monster tomatoes are finally throwing ripe fruit. 

Got home and picked about 2 gallons of raspberries, a pound of Crystal, dug some fresh carrots, picked all the red jalapenos; broccoli is all flowers and bees, cucumbers look like orange melons, and taters look ready to dig.

Had my first watermelon, crenshaw and muskmelon.  Chard and kale to ornamental beauty, birds flocking on seedy sunflowers, rhubarb in fall colors.....I love me some senescence.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #380 on: September 13, 2012, 05:39:49 AM »
I missed you pinnah dang it.... my garden is this year, timed very nicely.
It is on the laggard side of production and if we get anything else off the plants
before killing frost, it will be a bonus.  Stuff is mostly done producing. I got
the squash put up for winter. A good thing!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #381 on: September 13, 2012, 07:57:05 AM »
We started digging potatoes last week. had our first cantelope yummy. sauce tomatoes are starting to turn red. the neighbors grapes that hopped the fence are ripe so we started juicing those. and of course greens, squash (that we didn't plant), and daikon are gonig gangbusters.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #382 on: September 13, 2012, 08:59:30 AM »
We've been harvesting green beans and potatoes recently.  It's also albacore tuna season, so I've been grilling and smoking tuna and making a lot of Nicoise salads.  Tomatoes and peppers are just starting to come in.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #383 on: September 13, 2012, 09:32:53 AM »
We've been harvesting green beans and potatoes recently.  It's also albacore tuna season, so I've been grilling and smoking tuna and making a lot of Nicoise salads.  Tomatoes and peppers are just starting to come in.

you have a tuna fish tree Denny? that's awesome!  ;D
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #384 on: September 13, 2012, 09:48:15 AM »
We've been harvesting green beans and potatoes recently.  It's also albacore tuna season, so I've been grilling and smoking tuna and making a lot of Nicoise salads.  Tomatoes and peppers are just starting to come in.

you have a tuna fish tree Denny? that's awesome!  ;D

I guess the northwest tree octopi are not ripe yet.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #385 on: September 13, 2012, 10:01:34 PM »
Frost coming, took in 2 buckets of ripe tomatoes to can, already got  24 quarts of beans both dilly and regular, oh got 30 quarts of pickles already, not to mention doing chicken broth tomorrow. You guys should be canning! Froze 50+ ears of corn not to mention the broccoli and califlower that is in the freezer. I hope you guys are doing this too!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #386 on: November 09, 2012, 05:17:07 PM »
Finally got a little bugger off the plant that has been flowering since September. Luckily I see more forming!



Think I should have stuffed zucchini? ;D
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #387 on: November 09, 2012, 06:14:33 PM »
Think I should have stuffed zucchini? ;D

Left yourself wide open there....but, I will behave  :-X
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #388 on: November 09, 2012, 08:06:03 PM »
Crazy talk.

I had a little zuc survive the frost under canopy of some red winter kale.
Hella cool discovery at a time when fresh was gone.

I slid her into a stir fry with reverence,
a bit ironic after hacking poundage in season with machete on compost pile.


I need to get the leeks out tomorrow.  Headed to 10 degrees.

Cheers to growing your own. 
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« Reply #389 on: November 09, 2012, 08:50:08 PM »
I almost shed a tear at that. Almost. :'(
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