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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:43 AM

Got the first harvest off the garden this morning.:bounce: Went out to water and checked the cucumber plants. Eureka, one was found. So we will have salad this evening with our lone cucumber on it. Have 3 bell peppers, still small, though. No tomatoes, darn it. Not even green ones.
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At least we got something out of it before the frost gets it.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 07:36 AM

Thanks for the Pictures. Alot of people I know are having a bad tomato year as well

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 08:50 AM

Thanks for the Pics Kenny. That salad sure will taste good.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 08:51 AM

Almost all gardeners in my area are having a sucky tomato year as well. We have only gotten 2 ripe tomatoes off a dozen plants!

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 09:06 AM

Kenny my peppers are getting very big either.

Had about 6 ripe tomatoes that were rotten by the time they were ripe.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 10:37 AM

Good to see your getting something finally Kenny.
This has been one weird year for gardens! Since we moved to a new place last December and planted the garden in what had been a cornfield(with ag Chemicals) last year I had no idea wat to expect? We had never been able to grow vining stuff before. The pickling Cucumbers have put on so well, and Jo is getting tired of pickling she is thretening to pull the vines. Watermelon, Muskmelon, Acorn Squash, pie pumpkins are all looking great.
We planted 14 tomato plants and have been getting some Heirlooms to slice and cherry tomatoes None of the hybirds have ripened they are loaded with Green tomatoes but nothing has ripened? I dug 15 lbs of potatoes Monday off 16 plants(but 10 had been robbed before), nice potatoes just not the yeild I expect. The vines are dying so i'll wait a while before I dig more. I pulled 60 lbs of Onions(around 2 1/2-3" but nice flat bulbs) Wednesday night, best onions I have ever grown. and a real surprize because with as much clay as in this soil I did not expect much. Corn has been a bust(This is Iowa, anyone can grow corn here??), 1 planting did not germinate, 1 planting the deer have ruined(time to install an electric fence), third planting is real thin and 4 th planting, only a third has germinated. The Peppers are looking pretty good, though the sweets are small, the Jalepeno and Bannana's are producing well. My dad only lives about 2 miles away and while his pepper plants look good and have nice blossoms, they have not set fruit at all?

This has been a do nothing garden, no soil tests, no fertilizer, no organic matter added. Just tilling,muching and weeding.
Next year I hope to do better. A relatively normal growing season would help.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Thanks, everyone. Last yaer this time I was giving cukes away. That is my first for the season. Might get a bell pepper yet. Even the Marigolds refuse to grow.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Kenny, sounds like you better enjoy your salad tonight.

Pictures would be cool.

Yeah,:wewantpics::wewantpics:

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 07:31 PM

Tomatoes are small here too......other stuff seems fine....digging potatoes, beans and spaghetti squash, cucumbers, beets......

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 05:11 AM

Kenny, sounds like you better enjoy your salad tonight.

Pictures would be cool.

Yeah,:wewantpics::wewantpics:


Mamma didn't feel like cooking last nite, so I didn't get pics. Hope I don't get booted out of the kitchen when I get the camera out!

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:37 AM

That's a nice looking cuke Kenny! My vining plants are doing great this year as well! We have several Spaghetti squash, Butternut squash, Watermelon, and Zucchini. We also have plants loaded with green tomatoes, but several of the Romas are showing blossom rot...(just noticed that yesterday and I'll have to get after it today! Any one have a solution for it? I've heard that a baking soda / water solution will stem the spread of it.) I noticed that you have spaghetti squash Poncho. How do you know when they're ripe?

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 04:39 PM

I noticed that you have spaghetti squash Poncho. How do you know when they're ripe?


My wife read that when they turn a nice yellow colour, they are ripe.....We picked one the other day, it was just right...have lots more coming
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Posted July 30, 2011 - 04:50 PM

Will, here's a pic of that cuke in the salad.
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I'm going to eat some of that sucker right now.

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Posted July 30, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Looks good Kenny.
How was it.
Thanks for the picture.
Hope you didn't get kicked outta the kitchen.

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Posted July 31, 2011 - 12:31 PM

Mamma didn't feel like cooking last nite, so I didn't get pics. Hope I don't get booted out of the kitchen when I get the camera out!


Boy can I relate to that Kenny! Jo is very camera shy, getting out a camera is a good way to start a fight.
Being married to the woman for 40 years, I've learned to pick my fights.
So no cameras please.




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