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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Bman » Aug 9th, 2016, 7:07 pm

Imo bowls are safer than old salt glazed crocks.
Salt glazed crocks tend to have some porosity in the glaze- today's materials offer a safer bet.
I have a fair number of old crocks, from half gallon to ten. Imo they're only good for brolly holders and cat food storage.
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Aug 10th, 2016, 6:00 am

I'm getting ears on my corn plants! :biggrin:
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Donald G » Aug 10th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Unread postby Bman » Yesterday, 8:07 pm

Imo they're only good for brolly holders and cat food storage.


Cat storage ?? How long do they keep ??

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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Aug 16th, 2016, 6:44 am

Lots of tomatoes. LOTS. I think I will be canning this weekend. And picking grapes and blackberries.
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Aug 16th, 2016, 4:48 pm

We're eating White Himrod grapes, lots of White Peach tomatoes and Hart tomatoes.

Lady, if you want to sample a White Peach, come on over. They are amazing, melt in your mouth good.

Picked two nice cukes today too. Ears of corn are developing but I have the wrong soil for corn. Even after all these years of soil amendment, the clay is too strong for the corn. Short plants, not enough ear growth.
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Aug 16th, 2016, 5:14 pm

I'd love to try one - I might be able to swing by tomorrow, if not then Thursday.

My corn is short, but I am getting ears on them . . .
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Nomaster » Aug 18th, 2016, 1:13 pm

Suggestions on corn.

I planted two different varieties in the same small corner of my garden. A yellow sweet corn and a blue Hopi Corn for drying and grinding into flour.

I've noticed my Blue Hopi growing taller but not really producing anything.
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby kgcayenne » Sep 3rd, 2016, 10:08 am

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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Sep 4th, 2016, 9:07 pm

Picked Fall Raspberries. So many tomatoes are coming in, as are Himrod grapes we're drowning in food. I know, what a problem to have eh?
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Bman » Sep 10th, 2016, 5:30 pm

I'm days away from picking pinot noir.
Crushing within a week or so.
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Donald G » Sep 11th, 2016, 9:11 am

All the harvesting that people are talking about doing is making me tired. I have to quit reading this thread for a while until I get rested up. Call me when the work is done O.K.??

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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Bman » Sep 11th, 2016, 9:33 am

I'll call you when the wines ready.
Better yet, I'll call you when it's half drank.
We'll have a good chat.
I'll call about 2 am ish.
I'll let it ring.
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Sep 21st, 2016, 7:05 am

Okay. So in all the fuss and furor of the last few weeks - I forgot about my garden. As in, had no time. I went out today - my corn is all dried up :cry: I did get salsa made and tomatoes canned though.

Kale and chard going strong. I used some chard in a quiche last night - yum!

I have two cantelopes - about the size of ping pong balls. :135: It sure has been an odd year for the garden. Curcurbits did NOT do well, usually I have a ton of squash and this time I have 2.

I'll probably start garden cleanup sometime after the first frost - any idea when that might be?
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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Nomaster » Sep 21st, 2016, 7:43 am

Save your corn, let it totally dry out and use those kernels for growing next year.

Always look on the bright side.
Seed saving is saving you $

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Re: Gardening 2016: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby dpihlain » Sep 27th, 2016, 7:51 pm

Lady tehMa wrote:I'll probably start garden cleanup sometime after the first frost - any idea when that might be?


Yeah, anyone have any idea when I should be bringing in the rest of those veggies?
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