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Posted June 22, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Great looking garden and great thread. It's nice to see your garden growing so well and harvest starting already. It's early days here yet because we had a cold wet spring and were late planting. 


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 05:47 AM

First batch of beans

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Beefstake Tomatoes

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Roma Tomatoes

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Worlds Smallest Watermelon

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Honeydew

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Cantelope

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Two days worth of squash

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overview as of 6/30

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late bloomer

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 09:24 AM

Wow, you sure got a lot of veggies already. most of ours are in bloom or just starting to show veggies.

I will imagine our beans will be ready to pick during fair week...when we don't have time to pick them haha


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Lookin good !! I need to pick peas today , and spinach and lettuce. Danged spinach bolted from the heat we had a few weeks ago , and its been raining off and on for the past week steady..... It has turned my garden into mudd in a few spots and thus I buried the troy-Built tiller last night , IT came out , but chewing churning the entire way LOL.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Same here, rain, rain, rain. My garden is a mud pit and I have to wear flip-flops in the garden to pick squash and beans just so I don't cake my boots with mud.

 

I'm anxious to see how the carrots turn out... kind of like not finding out what sex our baby is, we just have to wait and see.

 

My Shirofumi Soy Bean plants look great but they aren't really making any fruit yet.

 

Buttergold Sweet Corn is not impressing me. The other two are growing very consistent. We'll see how they produce.

 

Cabbage, Chard and Broccoli have all had their bouts with the flea beetle infestations but they are still alive and are pretty big. I hope I still get something from them.

 

I'm really impressed with how much fruit the cantaloupe and honeydew are producing, hopefully they will taste good too.



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Posted July 03, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Congrats on getting some produce in.  Don't those first bites just make all the work worthwhile?


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 10:50 AM

I spent an some time yesterday evening tilling the garden. The weeds in the corn was getting out of hand. High 80's and over 70% humidity = being COMPLETELY soaked by the time I came in the house.

 

I should be picking some cantelope and honeydew in another week or two. I'm taking my nephew on a 3 day backwoods canoeing trip next week so I hope I can pack one or two for the trip. Watermelons are about the side of a youth football.

 

I have started to get some jalapeno's and man they are good fresh, night and day from store bought. I cut my first swiss chard and brought in a salad today. First time eating it and it's pretty good. More chewy than lettuce but more flavor and it's supposed to be great for you. I'm also picking enough beans to fix a pot almost every night. Plus I usually bring some into work raw and steam them for lunch... little bit of butter and some fajita seasoning, yummm.


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 11:02 AM

I'll take the swiss chard and cut the heaviest stems off and steam them for a little first then throw the leaves on top   which cook fast , in about a minute or so  ,



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Posted July 10, 2013 - 11:07 AM

I'll take the swiss chard and cut the heaviest stems off and steam them for a little first then throw the leaves on top   which cook fast , in about a minute or so  ,

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Posted July 10, 2013 - 08:56 PM

I added a little salt while they cooked and butter when on my plate . The leaves are spinach  when cooked .  It does better then  my spinach in this hot weather we been having.


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Posted July 10, 2013 - 10:08 PM

Sounds good Al!

 

Here is a pic I took last night.

 

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Posted July 11, 2013 - 05:38 AM

 Fresh veggies can't be beat !   Is that orka in the front ?


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Posted July 11, 2013 - 08:32 AM

yup, one of my coworkers gave me some left over plants... 5 or 6 different things and one of them is red okra.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Finally got some sweet corn! It is good too. I should have some melons in a week or two.

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:10 PM

What variety did you plant?  I went with Ambrosia this year since I got a late start.  It comes in around 75 days after sprouting,  and is a bicolor sweet corn.






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