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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: Sep 29, 2014 5:19:09 PM

I left my root veggies in the ground and I shall leave them there until the first snow fall. They stay fresh longer and snow nor frost can reach them. Been doing this for decades.

http://www.winnipeggasprices.com/Forum_MSG.aspx?master=&category=1235&topic=560377&page_no=1&FAV=Y

Try a letter counting game. Let me know what you think.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 2:18:19 PM

Yesterday I pulled off all the dead leaves/stems from the tomato plants. It kinda seems like it is helping the ripening process with whats left of the tomatoes.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 10:09:08 AM

Still have tomatoes and hot peppers growing. Almost near the end.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:00:41 AM

one of the worst years for a garden in over 60 years, time to clean out what's left and till in some compost
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SLH
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 8:41:01 PM

No garden.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 6:37:33 PM

When I got back to the garden this week, the pepper plant looked awful but the tomato plant has 4 new tomatoes that are looking like they will reach average size for this plant.

The garden is full of small white flies, and the grass full of "moths" --

Sigh...
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 11:03:13 AM

Tomato plants are starting to turn brown. even though a few tomatoes are still ripening on the vine. I think soon I'll pull the plants soon & mix them & my good compost into the soil before winter.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 9/25/2014 11:04:12 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2014 6:57:27 AM

It is enjoying rain at the moment.
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:30:15 AM

tomatoes are just about done...got a little Swiss Chard still growing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:04:19 AM

Going to try again for fall planting of beets and turnips. failed last year except the beet greens.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:39:42 AM

Yesterday and today hot, hot and hot all this week we shall be having above temperatures!! When the garden is pretty close to cleared out. Now we get hot temps. Don't mind me while I cry in my beer...in my coffee.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:44:45 AM

From alpacasTX to Me
Sep 20
I have a large 5 month old puppy that keeps eating my backyard plants. Grrrr

Any suggestions?
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 1:10:54 AM

HappyHiker, I know how you feel but for me it was too many cold nights!

Last week the school kids cleaned it all up. I am on the road and they sent several pictures of them clearing it and I was surprised they picked a lot of tomatoes, a few cabbage and green beans they let dry and now they picked all. All the root crops onions, beets and carrots they will leave in the ground because earth covers them. The dill weed went into seed and they pulled off all the seeds to dry and use in stews and soups, etc. This school has been doing this for a number of years. It first started as a course in environment study: How to best use the land even in the city. The teacher asked me because my garden was always in need of weeding and in fall no one to harvest and clean up. My neighbor's boy did little as possible for a good wages! This way it is a good deal win, win and earth wins too.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:22:44 PM

the supermarket veggies now...
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 2:44:30 AM

Art, gardening and preservation converge in The Heirloom Project in Minneapolis.

Excerpt from newspaper article

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The milkweed mural and a handful of others are the work of artist Rachel Breen, who lives in the neighborhood. They’re part of her “Heirloom Project,” a public art installation designed to sow appreciation for native plants and the habitat they provide for bees, birds and butterflies.

Breen, a “social practice artist” who also teaches painting and drawing at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, was inspired by the work of Seed Savers, the Iowa-based organization committed to preserving heirloom seeds. “They’re doing really important work,” Breen said. “We’ve lost so much plant diversity.”

Her project is about celebrating plants, but is also “a metaphor for a much bigger question: How do we think about the future, and what do we pass on to the next generation?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:44:31 PM

?NEXT YEAR?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2014 10:44:10 PM

?NEXT YEAR?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 10:06:49 PM

gonzo
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reichera
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 6:48:35 AM

Done for the year. I pulled the final holdout tomatoes off the plants last evening. Soon I'll turn it under for the winter.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:00:58 PM

i feel good...
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:41:24 PM

good night all...
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Pam0905
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 8:02:17 AM

It's starting to wind down with spring and summer flowers and I'm getting ready to start on fall color!
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 9:32:41 PM

gone till next year...
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HappyHiker
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 6:51:16 PM

No garden. Temps over 100 degrees and water rationing due to the severe drought. I'm missing my homegrown veggies!
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riverrising
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 5:16:12 PM

dry as a pancake. mum's sure look nice at store. trying NOT to look. it's another THING to take care of,imo
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lion54
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:55:32 AM

Done for this year
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:05:28 PM

long gone...
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46chief
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 12:11:56 PM

Done for the year.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:14:43 AM

It seems like everyday four more tomatoes ripen. I finished off one pint of salsa & made another, & now there is plenty tomatoes hot peppers & onions to make more. I'm still drinking grape juice from a few weeks ago.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 9/13/2014 11:15:49 AM EST]
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 10:14:53 PM

everybody have a great safe weekend...
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 9:30:07 AM

tomatoes are done...still some Swiss chard
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:58:02 AM

fall raspberry crop in full production right now, all else is feeling the cold and so am I
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 3:13:12 AM

It's too cold to go out and tend to it. :(
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:42:50 PM

good night to all...
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 8:00:29 AM

Yep - no plastic - use an old sheet or landscape covering.
If you have to use plastic - use stakes to keep it above the plant.
Also remove covering next day if it warms up.

[Edited by: TxJeans at 9/11/2014 8:01:22 AM EST]
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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 11:39:14 PM

Frost warning issued it is cold outside. My neighbour said to never cover the veggies with plastic wrap it will burn their leaves is this true?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 10:45:59 PM

lot of heavy duty thinking...
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 10:57:52 PM

looking through the seed catalogs tonight...
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 10:28:01 PM

all gone until next season in the springtime...
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 7:35:41 PM

Tomatoes are ripening now as fast or faster then I can use them. We made grape juice out of what we got off the grape vines, Boy is that some filling juice! Hot peppers are keeping up with the tomatoes. & there is one small bell pepper out there. I get a good handful of black berries nearly every day.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:19:05 PM

Goldie I am returning , I found a recipe for tomato jam from Mother earth news, it can be frozen, it also has the substitution for no sugar, sounds interesting, I do have the type of sieve they mentioned, my Son gave it to me a couple of years ago when I was making blackberry jam, he said it was ancient, it looks it hehe!
Tomato jam regular or sugar free
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 5:12:03 PM

Hi goldie, TxJeans, 40niner. chocolate flash and any I messed gardening buddies!!

Goldie - I never thought of a tomato jam , great idea, I googled it and found a ton of recipes, My only concern is I would want a canner to make it, I know tomato products are touchy, I just goggled it and found a very helpful article on how to can tomato products safely Canning Tomatoes etc.

Now I hope I remembered how to insert a link hehe! Off to double check that it worked.

It worked amazing !

Now to find a good tomato jam recipe hehe!

Happy gardening buddies!!

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 9/8/2014 5:13:20 PM EST]
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2014 2:00:26 AM

Hi 49er, TxJ, Glorious, Tru and all.

I was looking at something today that made me wonder if people ever make tomato jam or marmalade or something like that. It could be interesting.

I'm seriously questioning whether it is worth it to bother with trying to grow tomatoes next year. Just buy some flowers to have out there and some basil and maybe other herbs. But when next spring comes, I'll probably be like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football and try again.

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40niner
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 10:33:41 PM

not much growing, the temp has been too cold as right now it is 17c going down to 11 c tonight.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 9:03:34 PM

good night to all...
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2014 10:47:13 PM

what did i do wrong?...
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 10:11:21 PM

all gone...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 9:26:02 PM

Happy Friday Gardening Buddies!!!

I just got back in from being held hostage in my garden, picked a lot of tomatoes after giving them all a wonderful drink of saved rainwater!!!

Whew I am really far behind, hope to have some catch up time here on Sunday!!!

Sweet dreams of gardening , that is just what my dreams are about hehe, Like I said my garden really has me held hostage hehe!

Hugs and TOL = Tons of Love!
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chocolateflash
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:39:28 PM

I have one plant that is really looking good. Water it every day(bottled water) and it is so healthy I'm jealous. Maybe I should water me more.

[Edited by: chocolateflash at 9/5/2014 6:39:57 PM EST]
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 10:23:28 PM

thinking about next spring...
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