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Offline bwallace23350

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Garden updates.
« on: June 03, 2016, 09:28:32 AM »
Post what you are harvesting.
So far this year, I have had radishes, asparagus, squash, banana peppers, cayenne peppers, green beans, blueberries, and my first tomato yesterday.

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 02:54:43 PM »
I got a late start with my garden. We got "a" zucchini squash and a couple of cayenne peppers.

I got another tractor a couple of months ago so next year I'll be more timely.
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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 04:38:17 PM »
I am looking at a 600 dollar increase in my fruit and nut tree production.  Will probably equal about 10 new fruit and nut trees apiece.

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 07:15:19 AM »
My wife just picked 45 pounds of cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, egg plant and green beans. She has pulled about that much each week for the last 3 weeks. She also has watermen, pumpkins, cantaloupe, corn and all finds of spices growing.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2016, 07:42:22 PM »
That sounds wonderful. Yall must have a huge garden. I have a pretty large herb garden also. I am soon going to be trying my hand at some pesto sauce. Also got two artichokes this year going. I hope they do well. Have you ever tried to grow them?

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 09:52:15 PM »
This past fall I plowed a new garden for my wife next to our new house. It is 36, x 60'. I was going to make it bigger but she did not want it bigger. Had to put an electric fence around it to keep the deer, cows and pig out of it.
Tomorrow morning my wife is going to pick everything she can before we get the 8" of rain we are expected to get. It will be raining for several days. TS Collin is coming straight over us.
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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 03:35:48 AM »
What do you do with that much fruit and veg? Sell it? Preserve it?

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 09:31:37 AM »
What do you do with that much fruit and veg? Sell it? Preserve it?
My wife cans a lot. Makes pickles, relish and salsa. She also gives a lot today our neighbors, friends and family.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 11:45:23 AM »
I used to can but now I have to much so I have decided this year to find some elderly women and give them a bunch of stuff.

My first tomato is ready today. It truly is a joyous day.

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 02:08:05 PM »
You just about can't beat a tomato from your garden.
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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2016, 06:40:39 PM »
+1 on what GSF said.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2016, 11:14:19 AM »
Tomatoes and okra from the garden with hot peppers sliced up in them all stewed together is the perfect side dish

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2016, 02:29:51 PM »
I am putting up gallons of blueberries as we speak.

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2016, 08:25:29 AM »
Same here, ever since we got bees the blueberries have went off the chart. We freeze ours and mainly make blueberry smoothie - awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 02:19:27 PM »
I eat them raw and put them in my morning oatmeal. My tomatoes are starting to come in heavy. Next year I am venturing into blackberries.

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2016, 05:58:58 PM »
Have not gotten tomatoes yet. Hoping the blackberries hold on. Need little more rain. I have two plots of them. One six acres and one 12 acres.

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Re: Garden updates.
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2016, 09:02:51 PM »
spring peas, blueberries starting, red raspberries, asparagus is done. corn is 3" tall
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2016, 11:54:01 PM »
Have not gotten tomatoes yet. Hoping the blackberries hold on. Need little more rain. I have two plots of them. One six acres and one 12 acres.
John,
Do you pick them all your self or do you allow people to come and pick them?
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2016, 11:03:37 AM »
That is a pile of blackberries. I am thinking of stating to grow some next year. Do you have varieties to recommend?

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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2016, 08:33:45 PM »
They are all wild blackberry fields. One 6 across from house. One at my outyard the owner cuts rows thru them for me. They are there for the picking. Last year I made ten cases of seedless  no sugar jam. Gave most as gifts some customers wanted to buy for gifts for their families.

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Hoping to get some red plums from farmers market. Over ripe ones. I made some plum jam that tastedjust like cranberry sauce. I'm out of that and want to make me couple cases to have all year.crazy good. Make it low sugar to give it that twang.

 

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