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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #390 on: November 09, 2012, 10:47:38 PM »
oaxacan green dent corn. destined for tamales





a couple ears had suspiciously large numbers of yellow kernels but what are you going to do.
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« Reply #391 on: November 11, 2012, 08:03:31 AM »
a couple ears had suspiciously large numbers of yellow kernels but what are you going to do.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #392 on: November 20, 2012, 01:42:09 PM »
oaxacan green dent corn. destined for tamales





a couple ears had suspiciously large numbers of yellow kernels but what are you going to do.

And the final product



Black beans, sweet potato and avacado on homegrown green corn tortilla's

Made the masa according to Alton Browns instructions. I probably should have boiled a bit longer as the kernals were still really dry in the middle. it worked out in the end though, just had to add a little more water to get it to move in the food processor and then had to add a little whole wheat flour to soak up the extra water. they were really good, texture was firm but still a bit tender. flavour was fresh and complex. not just 'corn' but more complimentary flavours.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #393 on: November 20, 2012, 04:36:00 PM »
My "Better Boys". Some big ones too. There's a lot more on the vine than can be seen here. Can't wait to start eating them!

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #394 on: November 20, 2012, 04:38:09 PM »
Careful, as soon as they start showing some ripe color the birds will star pecking at them.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #395 on: November 20, 2012, 05:36:40 PM »
Those green ones make great relish.
Good fried too. Especially with a fried slice in a biscuit with a piece of fatback.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #396 on: November 20, 2012, 05:55:32 PM »
Those green ones make great relish.
Good fried too. Especially with a fried slice in a biscuit with a piece of fatback.

Love Fried Green Tomatoes.  I like to top my fried green tomatoes w/ sauteed garlic butter shrimp and remoulade (although on a biscuit w/ fatback sounds good too!).  Wish ya lived close Euge as I would be happy to take some of those off your hands. 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #397 on: November 20, 2012, 05:59:28 PM »
Careful, as soon as they start showing some ripe color the birds will star pecking at them.

As soon as I see a hint of them changing color it's picking time! The Grackles will get them if I don't! The tomatoes do just fine ripening on the counter or in a bowl.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #398 on: November 21, 2012, 06:00:02 AM »
Careful, as soon as they start showing some ripe color the birds will star pecking at them.

As soon as I see a hint of them changing color it's picking time! The Grackles will get them if I don't! The tomatoes do just fine ripening on the counter or in a bowl.

Can't do that here, the fruit flies would have a field day!  Season's well past over here anyway.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #399 on: December 15, 2012, 02:45:38 AM »
Had my first freeze of the season with 29 Degrees at my place this past Thursday morning which killed off my last few summer/warm season holdovers in the garden. Dug up about 50 pounds of red potatoes since the plants were toast and composted the tomatoes and basil.

After tending to that picked a few things to make a salad for lunch...



Not exactly gardening but it grows on my yard... Frog legs anyone? or some pot roasted duck?



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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #400 on: December 15, 2012, 07:49:48 AM »
We had three nights of freezing temps. I covered my two tomato plants with three sheets and lit a fire right next to the raised bed each night before going to bed. My neighbor just covered his. They died. Mine survived virtually unscathed and even popped out a few flowers. ;
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #401 on: December 15, 2012, 10:14:11 AM »
Not exactly gardening but it grows on my yard... Frog legs anyone? or some pot roasted duck?


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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #402 on: December 15, 2012, 12:39:36 PM »
We had three nights of freezing temps. I covered my two tomato plants with three sheets and lit a fire right next to the raised bed each night before going to bed. My neighbor just covered his. They died. Mine survived virtually unscathed and even popped out a few flowers. ;
That's hilarious, I don't think we've had three nights of freezing temps this fall.  Although it is snowing right now, at 35.6F.  First snow of the season.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #403 on: December 15, 2012, 11:55:23 PM »
We had three nights of freezing temps. I covered my two tomato plants with three sheets and lit a fire right next to the raised bed each night before going to bed. My neighbor just covered his. They died. Mine survived virtually unscathed and even popped out a few flowers. ;

I didnt cover mine so I may have been able to prevent their death too, but they looked rough anyway and were past their prime. Looks like you may have to cover again by the end of the week with freezing temps possible in Central TX Fri morning.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #404 on: December 16, 2012, 12:01:13 AM »
Not exactly gardening but it grows on my yard... Frog legs anyone? or some pot roasted duck?


I like turtles AND frogs AND ducks

I have plenty of turtles too. I had one lay in the garden in the spring and I transplanted the eggs into a bucket so my tilling or weeding or a passing critter wouldnt kill them. They hatched in mid August and me and the kiddo let them go after a couple of weeks in a bayou.

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