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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #585 on: October 23, 2013, 07:32:21 AM »
Personally I like yous.  As in... Yous a bunch a bioregionalists! :P

Coool on the barley trials.  If it does not work out, you can always turn the chickens out on it. ;)


Anyone know if you can eat those giant pumpkins?  They are cool for decor, but dumping them seems like a big waste.

you can probably chop them up and feed them to the chickens.  ;D

I had a realization the other day that most of the stuff on earth is actually made of chicken food.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #586 on: October 23, 2013, 03:37:01 PM »
You can eat them but they are mostly water. As far as taste I like the pumpkins that look like the one in the movie Cinderella.

We harvested and got the garlic planted just in time for the snow to arrive not to mention the chicken butchering, We froze 12# of brussel sprouts not bad for 4 plants, canned 36 qts of tomatoes and more ripening every day. Lotsa potatoes and onions too.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #587 on: October 27, 2013, 07:08:55 AM »
I had a realization the other day that most of the stuff on earth is actually made of chicken food.
;D. With the amazing daily conversion of said food into an egg!  Yesterday mine got into a nearly dead vole the cat had abandoned...like a flock of Velociraptors they descended..



Leeks.  Anyone grow them? How do you store them?  Dig and refrigerate?  Leave them in the ground?

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #588 on: October 27, 2013, 09:39:30 AM »
I had a realization the other day that most of the stuff on earth is actually made of chicken food.
;D. With the amazing daily conversion of said food into an egg!  Yesterday mine got into a nearly dead vole the cat had abandoned...like a flock of Velociraptors they descended..



Leeks.  Anyone grow them? How do you store them?  Dig and refrigerate?  Leave them in the ground?

I think I have heard of storing them in a box of moist sand in a root cellar type situation.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #589 on: October 27, 2013, 10:08:24 AM »
I do my best to get them plugged before everything drains out.   ::)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #590 on: October 27, 2013, 07:09:33 PM »
I humbly suggest that you par cook them and then freeze them.  Just my $.02
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #591 on: October 28, 2013, 03:13:50 PM »
I humbly suggest that you par cook them and then freeze them.  Just my $.02

That sounds like a good idea Vert...there really is a lot of waste material on a whole leek.
If I was to "par cook" them, would you just stir fry them a bit quick?  Would adding olive oil be a bad idea?  Thanks.

I do my best to get them plugged before everything drains out.   ::)
;D, it seriously took me a while to comprehend.  Heh.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #592 on: October 28, 2013, 09:48:15 PM »
I would slice them in about 1/4 in thick rounds...sautee LIGHTLY in a little olive oil
until they "sweat" then pack em in ziplocks removing as much of the air as possible (vac).
Note: this is not a proven method it is just what we do with other similiar fresh produce....
it seems to work. 8)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #593 on: October 29, 2013, 04:36:52 AM »
Bob Hope or Alfred Hitchcock?  Last eggplant from our garden.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #594 on: October 29, 2013, 07:36:42 AM »
Bob Hope or Alfred Hitchcock?  Last eggplant from our garden.



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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #595 on: October 29, 2013, 10:57:43 AM »
Archie (the comic book character).

Or, perhaps, the headless horseman on viagra... 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #596 on: November 04, 2013, 05:36:05 PM »
Hitchcock for sure.
Vegan dinner tonight. Roasted fresh-picked Brussels sprouts and garlic. Roasted purple potatoes and leeks, both fresh-picked. Organic black rice. Organic blonde ale with homegrown Cascades. Finally got the garlic in the ground, 100 cloves from garlic grown in my garden for up to 7 generations. Love the late garden season! Still have Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, taters, carrots, leeks, kohl rabi, raspberries. A few light frosts seem to make the brassicas sweeter.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #597 on: November 05, 2013, 02:45:20 PM »
Nice Big Al! 
You ever try parsnips?  They roast up sweet after a frost with the things you mention.

Thanks for the reminder on the garlic...still have not got it in the ground. ::)
An inch of snow on the scene this morning and the coldest night of the season to come.
I should mulch those carrots.

Cheers to the fall garden!

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #598 on: November 05, 2013, 03:58:12 PM »
Never tried growing parsnips. Maybe next year...

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #599 on: March 03, 2014, 10:18:12 AM »
Alrighty folks, I put seeds in dirt this weekend so it must be time to revive the garden thread.

What's plannin? what's poppin?

I started two kinds of tomatoes this weekend and put up 100' of chicken wire to keep the ladies out of the garden although they have already helped themselves to a sizable portion of our kale (it's alright, I can't eat that much kale anyway).

Barley is doing well, peas are going nuts. should have rutabagas on the table any day now. artichokes are dressed and thinned (only kept three this year as a bunch went to flower last year when we had 5).

I've got some lettuce, brocolli raab, and parsnips to sow, and some more tomatoes and fish peppers to start.
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