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I'm shutting it down for the year. Blew out the irrigation last Friday. Pulled out the high-wire tomatoes. Took down the hanging baskets. Harvested the last of the green bell peppers. One plant had 4 pounds! Put my orange trees in the greenhouse. I'm not sure if I should remove the wildflower garden or just let it seed. It lost some height over the summer but it still looks good in October...

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I'm done with geraniums, too messy! Zinnias were nice this year but next year 200 cosmos mixed with poppies! Cannas are still nice so I won't remove them yet...

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I tried digging a few trenches in the veggie garden to bury some shredded plants and found my soil is drier than the Atacama Desert! ... One thing I won't miss is watering!
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Yup, when it rains I always do the scratch the surface test and commence watering the moment I see it hasn't done a thing.

Love the Zinnia displays I'm seeing all over Kelowna this year, it was a great year for them. But I love Cosmos for the birds, I can have 8-10 birds at a time in my Cosmos patch eating up seeds. And then the reseeding process starts all over again.

Red Currant up-date: It's dug out and sold! Landscape looks like a bomb got dropped on it and created a five foot round crater. I saved as many plants around it as I could. Fortunately Columbine are hardy for transplanting. We will plant Blueberries next year. Wish I did this three years ago. Now for that crater, I am eyeing it up as the compost site, just dig down a bit more and start throwing it all in there, shovel over a bit of dirt and continue to layer it up.

We also removed all our tomatoes, with the exception of the super sweet Sungold cherry tomatoes which are still producing.

Still have green beans and leeks.
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Why are we wasting our time digging in the dirt when we can just 3D print ourselves some vegetables?

Today carrots, tomorrow who knows?

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. “Currently, 3kg (6.6lb) [of carrots cost] 15 riyals ($4.12). We can sell 3kg [of 3D-printed carrots] for 10 riyals ($2.75), only for carrots. When we aim to go onto climate-specific fruits and vegetables, the price will be even lower,” she said
Huh? Their carrots, real ones, cheaper than ours here.
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How about skip the 3D printer and just eat the artificially grown vegetable ink instead! Why make it look like food? I bet it doesn't smell like a carrot!
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Yard clean up is fully underway. Now to only have enough green bin space at this time of year.
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I've started some clean-up, mostly where the finished crops were.

About a third of the garden is dug up and when the rest is done I'll be planting garlic.

We came home to find an abundance of kale and green beans still bring produced.

A number of cherry tomatoes are waiting for some sun to ripen them up, but don't think that will happen.
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 7:26 pm I've started some clean-up, mostly where the finished crops were.

About a third of the garden is dug up and when the rest is done I'll be planting garlic.

We came home to find an abundance of kale and green beans still bring produced.

A number of cherry tomatoes are waiting for some sun to ripen them up, but don't think that will happen.
Pick them, wash them, leave them in basket on countertop. In a few days they’ll ripen just fine.
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Catsumi wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 7:43 pm
Babba_not_Gump wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 7:26 pm I've started some clean-up, mostly where the finished crops were.

About a third of the garden is dug up and when the rest is done I'll be planting garlic.

We came home to find an abundance of kale and green beans still bring produced.

A number of cherry tomatoes are waiting for some sun to ripen them up, but don't think that will happen.
Pick them, wash them, leave them in basket on countertop. In a few days they’ll ripen just fine.
Will do. :up:
These are the cherry tomatoes that remind me a bit of black krims, but no splitting of the skin. Really, really sweet
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 7:56 pm
Catsumi wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 7:43 pm

Pick them, wash them, leave them in basket on countertop. In a few days they’ll ripen just fine.
Will do. :up:
These are the cherry tomatoes that remind me a bit of black krims, but no splitting of the skin. Really, really sweet
Lovely. I am disappointed that Black Krims cracked on topsides of earlier tomatoes. After that, they settled down but tops stayed green. Yes, I know it was another brutal summer.

To hedge my bets next year, will go for cherries. What variety did you plant?

I noticed some cherries were about 1/2 size of regular tom. That seems about right for me.
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Sun Gold are a lovely cherry tomato. Glacier got me hooked on those.

I made a salad tonight, using up the last of the cukes (indoors, I should take a look through the garden) and a bunch of tomatoes that have been slowly ripening in the basement. :biggrin:
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Catsumi wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 8:10 pm
Babba_not_Gump wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 7:56 pm
Will do. :up:
These are the cherry tomatoes that remind me a bit of black krims, but no splitting of the skin. Really, really sweet
Lovely. I am disappointed that Black Krims cracked on topsides of earlier tomatoes. After that, they settled down but tops stayed green. Yes, I know it was another brutal summer.

To hedge my bets next year, will go for cherries. What variety did you plant?
I bought a cherry tomato plant, thinking it was the same as I always bought. But it turned to be this, no idea what it is.
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Lady tehMa wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 8:14 pm Sun Gold are a lovely cherry tomato. Glacier got me hooked on those.

I made a salad tonight, using up the last of the cukes (indoors, I should take a look through the garden) and a bunch of tomatoes that have been slowly ripening in the basement. :biggrin:
Sun Gold sounds like a yellow, low acid tom? A red one is what I’m looking for as yellows are too sweet for my tastes (but, could be wrong. ) What’s your assessment of them?
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 8:22 pm
Catsumi wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 8:10 pm

Lovely. I am disappointed that Black Krims cracked on topsides of earlier tomatoes. After that, they settled down but tops stayed green. Yes, I know it was another brutal summer.

To hedge my bets next year, will go for cherries. What variety did you plant?
I bought a cherry tomato plant, thinking it was the same as I always bought. But it turned to be this, no idea what it is.
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Yes, I remember this photo from earlier. Looks like a Krim, colours like a Krim, (barks like a Krim) smaller than a big Krim…maybe this is the one I want!

What is it called? Anyone know?
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Catsumi wrote: Oct 10th, 2023, 8:23 pm

Sun Gold sounds like a yellow, low acid tom? A red one is what I’m looking for as yellows are too sweet for my tastes (but, could be wrong. ) What’s your assessment of them?
Yup, yellow, low acid and yummy!

If you want something red, I'd try either Sweet 100's or Sweet Million
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