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40niner

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2006 4:41:34 AM

My garden is not fairing well at all! It is very dry and the veggies are smaller in size then this time last year. Tomatoes have black spot on them. What is yours like?
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40niner
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:37:16 AM

Lightbulbman, good one thanks for the laugh this morning.
Cool temp only 20 c we had a lot of rain this last while and cool temp so nothing is really growing.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:45:57 PM

canned or fresh or frozen...?
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:48:57 AM

Real good
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:56:54 PM

the veggie stand was ok...
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:35:06 AM

Second tomato was picked and l see a third ripening. The second one was much larger. This heirloom is a fairly large tomato. (Purple Cherokee) Just love it as a basic all round tomato. Slices fit bread nicely for tomato sandwiches. Beans are finally starting. Not as many plants this year tho. Don't like the eggplant l chose this year.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:52:16 PM

the veggie stand near the house...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:35:24 PM

TxJeans - that sure does sound interesting!!! I could see using that here to start some plants earlier that need warm ground, would give me a head start, thanks so much for sharing!!

Happy Gardening!!
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:33:47 PM

glorioussnookie, while browsing and digging I found a video (don't have the link) that was interesting. It was from a more northern state and it was starting a garden on the patio/balcony. They used one of those zippered bags that a comforter comes in. They filled it with dirt and put a fill pipe in one corner and cut slashes in the top to plant their herbs and other plant starts. It held the water so it didn't evaporate as much and held in some of the heat to jump start the growing. It looked like an interesting concept.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:08:07 PM

frozen foods...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:36:29 PM

trugasCA - sounds like the tomatoes are ready if they fell off, that is what I always heard when they fall they are ready, I bet they will be yummy!!! Sounds like they are keeping up with last year on ripening!
Please keep us informed how they are doing!

TOL!! Gloria
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:34:53 PM

TxJeans Thanks for the info!!! I checked the earthbox out , very interesting, also signed up for the newsletter for their blog, they are on Facebook , I am also their products are really interesting and their blog is awesome!
You are so lucky to live near them!
I never heard of the smart pots so I took a quick jump to amazon and checked them out, interesting and i understand how others would use the grocery bags, a new thing for me to look into ( smiles)

I so love this forum!!!

Love learning and helping anyone if I can!!

Have an awesome evening!!!

TOL! Gloria
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SLH
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 11:45:37 PM

No garden.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 10:47:05 PM

gloria waiting for my hot peppers heehee....
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:19:32 PM

Just finished picking tomatoes.
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riverrising
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:51:48 PM

now drought time. I replant cuc's 6 times. 6 coming along. very lucky to get one before frost.lol
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lion54
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:21:48 PM

Still growing.
Got a big patch of watermellons.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:37:13 AM

cool wet spring has left us with lots of mold and fungus problems - but overall doing pretty well
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:30:19 AM

Saw a couple of reddish looking tomatoes on the bottom of the plant and as l put my hand to touch one, it fell off. So l guess they are ripe. Just looked up last year, and yes first ripe one was July 26th.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:28:01 AM

I just planted more tomatoes and cucumbers.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:21:26 PM

hmmmmm,,,
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:25:36 PM

glorioussnookie,

My tomato plant was thrown in a decorative clay pot as an after-thought.
The Peppers are in "Smart Pots" I bought from Amazon. I have heard of others using the recycle grocery bags as well.

The carrots were in the front planter and also in an Earthbox. I live not too very far from the Earthbox Research Station
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:28:08 PM

Treasurehuntxxx - Here is a recipe that is very close to the one my Mom has for rhubarb pie, hope you all enjoy!
rhubarb pie

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/20/2014 3:30:41 PM EST]
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:26:19 PM

taxguy - you sound like you have a very well rounded garden, all the goodies I like, I plan on planting more of a variety next year .

Please keep us informed how your garden is doing (smiles)
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:24:56 PM

Treasurehuntxxx - Wish I could grow rhubarb, my Mom did when I was growing up in Pennsylvania, she would make rhubarb pie for a lot of friends, they said she made the very best, my Dad loved it , I didn't hehe~ It is to hot here to grow it.

Flowers are awesome, they are a very important part of my garden as I grow organically and use them not just for the prettiness but for pest control.

What kind do you grow?

TOL! Gloria
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:17:38 PM

TxJeans - WOW!!! Your tomatoes are flowering again, that is really neat!!! I never had that happen, as far as your raspberry plant goes, I would talk to the nursery, I don;t know much about them, I thought they didn't produce the first year, raspberries gee that link worked for them, don't know what I did wrong before, I hope that article may help you, I always go to them for help

What type of containers are you growing your tomatoes in? Did you grow your carrots in containers,? The link I gave you may help you with the carrots also
Have a Blessed awesome Sunday!!!
TOL! Gloria

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/20/2014 3:20:44 PM EST]
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:10:14 PM

A Blessed Sunday to my Gardening Buddies!!!

40niner - the mosquitoes sound awful, so sad to hear about them!!! I remember when my Son lived in Ashland in Northern Wisconsin, I saw some of the largest swarms of mosquitoes I ever saw in my life! Those buggers would cause me to get huge welts after they found me appetizing! Prayers sent up to have them get controlled , I will try and insert a link on Organic Control I found to be very interesting reading (smiles)
Sorry I couldn't get the link to work,
bummer!
Hugs and TOL!
Gloria


[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/20/2014 3:14:09 PM EST]
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40niner
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 2:19:30 PM

I hope your weekend is going fine.
It is 27 c but you can't go out and enjoy the heat because of mosquitoes! With all the rain we had they are now hatching, in one mosquito trap there were 2500 of them. So the city again started to spray. Enjoy your day just put on extra bug spray. It may be good but I found a few other insects along with those mosquitoes.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 10:56:44 PM

gladly take donations....
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:33:34 PM

We have swiss chard, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers and zuchini
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Treasurehuntxxx
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:40:50 PM

wished i had more property to have one also, only food plant i have grown in my gardens is rhubarb, and it has done very well, and still getting some off it...rest are all flowers, and they are not doing too bad this year either...
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:17:42 PM

I thought our tomatoes were done, but just started flowering again.

I still need to order some of those Fla Everglades Heirlooms -- Really enjoy the tomatoes and seems to be the best for our little space for container gardening. My carrots were a bit wimpy and the second round of spinach didn't fair well.

We are about 1.5 months from the next planting season.

Oh, and the raspberry bush that I was assured would actually grown down here...Can't keep it wet enough, even with the summer rains. Leaves dry and berries dry before they really form. Not surprised, but he PROMISED me they would grow!
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 4:16:54 PM

Hi Gardening Buddies!!

Longhorn Bubba - sad to hear your tomatoes are dying, did you plant them really early or is it one of those poor years for tomatoes? I am having the best year ever for mine! I deserve a good year after having so many poor ones.

playtimeCLE - Glad to hear your plants are doing so well! My tomatoes are doing the best I ever saw !! I am thankful to, I was long overdue for some good ones!

Happy Gardening !!!

Gloria
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:50:04 PM

tomatoes are starting to die
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:05:59 PM

My tomato plants are about as tall as I have ever seen one. We didn't plant much this year, but what we did plant is doing quite well.
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:56:02 AM

i treat it right, it's a very sound garden
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 10:38:45 PM

gloria i am waiting for my hot peppers....
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 3:46:38 PM

Happy Friday Gardening Buddies!!

goldie - glad I could help, freezing them really makes for some yummy foods come winter time, you can also freeze onions the same way, I do that with foods I get from my local produce man , his prices are so reasonable.

TXJeans - sounds like you have one prolific plant!!! Wish mine were doing that, they are slow this year, hopefully they will start producing soon, I planted Cayenne, they are hot and I love the taste of them, I am not to crazy about Jalapeno's except in cooking.

dustyroads98 - please keep us informed how the straw bales do for you, am interested in that, I have grown potatoes in straw bales but nothing else yet. Wishing you the best!!!
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 10:21:22 PM

I have already frozen a lot of jalapeños peppers. More to harvest tomorrow and ended up tossing 4 from last weekend.

Really needed the sweet/mild ones as we use those daily in our salads and in soups and stuff. I could feed a lot of neighbors with this very productive plant! Unfortunately, most of the neighbors either don't eat hot peppers as their elderly system can't handle the heat any more, or they are up north for the summer growing other veggies or sailing the big lakes.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 9:38:09 PM

i wish i had one...
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40niner
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:54:05 PM

It rained and the hot sun came out the garden veggies are all smiling.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:38:41 PM

Planted a garden in straw bales.....doing rather well considering the cool weather
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:32:29 PM

gloria, can you send me some of yummy hot peppers...?
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 11:26:31 PM

glorioussnookie, Thanks for idea of freezing for future use. Lot of days when don't have fresh peppers, mild or hot.

TxJeans, Tags can get mixed up. Hope you have enough mild peppers.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 9:59:21 PM

i am still looking for a donation of some beefsteak tomatoes...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:35:53 PM

TxJeans, have you thought about cutting them up and freezing them for use this winter? They are really good in chili, stews, and soups and other things where you want just a tad of heat.

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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:56:54 AM

Thanks glorioussnookie.

I rather thought they might be jalapeños, but the tag (which I can't find) indicated that the plant was to be a mild/sweet type of pepper. I wish I could find the tag. I would not have bought a jalapeños because I would not have the use for that many of a HOT pepper.

I may have to dry them and grind them for use. I have been very careful cutting them up but still did manage to get some of the "heat" on my skin and found the suggestions for milk, etc.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:14:16 PM

Good late evening Gardening Buddies!!

We finally got some much needed rain, I was a bit concerned as it started to rain earlier in the day and than the sun came out for quite a few hours but lo and behold, the clouds came and with them a lot of water spewed out of them and my plants and my aching back said Oh Thank You! hehe

TxJeans - The peppers are Jalapenos, they get hotter if they are left to turn red, to remove some of the heat, remove the seeds, be careful because if you handle them with bare hands your skin can get burned, I know I burned mine many years ago cutting a bunch up without rubber gloves on, I will include a link on what to use just in case you do get your skin or mouth burned, plus it show a picture of Jalapenos that look just like your picture ( smiles)
http://www.livestrong.com/article/172329-remedies-for-a-jalapeno-skin-burn/

Happy Gardening to all my buddies


[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/14/2014 10:15:02 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 4:49:44 PM

Put rest of vegies in pots. Then cool set in. Looking for that burst when they take off.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:38:30 AM

Artichokes soon.
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:22:24 PM

Home Depot this year sold BURPEE SEEDS--what a joke!
Most seeds didn't germinate.
Just a little unhappy
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