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Posted July 08, 2012 - 12:20 AM

Looking good Dan, Mine Looking good if the pond don't go DRY

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Posted July 08, 2012 - 02:21 AM

Daniel, those onions came out wonderful. That corn looks great. Good for you and good eating.

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Posted July 08, 2012 - 09:29 AM

I've been telling you about my huge broccoli, but now it's time to show you my sweet onions. I must have some Texas soil here in Ky, because everything is growing HUGE here! The onions are still growing....not making a seed head at all yet, so they're gonna get bigger even. Pulled this one today and she measures a dead even 5" across!



I bet that would really taste good with a fresh tomato slice on a cheeseburger....Now I made myself hungry!

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 04:55 PM

Watermelons are doing pretty decent. Charleston Grey
I took the pic at dusk, so kind of dark. The ones you can see are about 16" long.

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Posted July 10, 2012 - 05:42 PM

When's the watermelon feed? Have I got time to get there?

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 05:45 PM

Knew our late sweet corn was about ready, but storms along with high winds blew down about 1/3 of it, and the racoons had a field day. Luckily they didn't get too awful much, so when it cools a bit, we're off to pick corn. Break is over, back to work!

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 06:09 PM

Teresa got her first ripe cantaloupe from the garden tonight! She's thrilled, and I'm happy for her, but I don't care for them myself. I'm waiting on my Charleston grey watermelons myself! :thumbs:

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 06:27 PM

That cantaloupe looks delicious!

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 06:28 PM

That cantaloupe looks delicious!


She said it is the best she's tasted in some time!

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Ok...just finished pulling the sweet corn ears. I'd say a good 6 bushels. We had some ears for supper, and MAN is it good! No wonder the racoons came to party last night! I'd say they didn't get over a bushel, maybe 1 1/2 tops.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:12 PM

Daniel, how do you deal with "the extra"? At least I'm assuming you and Teresa won't eat all that while it is fresh.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Daniel, how do you deal with "the extra"? At least I'm assuming you and Teresa won't eat all that while it is fresh.


Most comes off the cob & we freeze it in vacuum bags. NO freezer burn if you vacuum it down right. Makes for what we call "fried corn". Fried in a skillet, or just cook it in a pan. You blanch the ears in boiling water, then chill it in ice water. Then you use a knife & cut the grain off the ear, then backscrape the cob to get the creamy remains. Put in it vacuum bags, vac them down, seal, then put in the freezer. I'll try to remember to take some pics as we (mostly Teresa) does a batch.
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:27 PM

OK, just curious. We have blanched and put away our extra ears, but I've never done the cut off the cob thing. Looking at doing it this year because it looks like we will get more than usual. Mainly because I planted more than usual.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 05:02 AM

At least you are getting one good crop of corn. Thanks for the info on storing it!

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Here's our just picked bunch of peppers, minus a few Teresa already chopped up for sweet pepper relish. Some of the green ones are kind of small, but we were short on green ones this time, so took young ones too. The different colors make for pretty relish!

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