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What did you do in the garden today?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Beekissed, May 9, 2017.

  1. Aug 8, 2017
    CrealCritter

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    My garden looks like crap... I need to get in there and work it... But I can't seem to find the time :(
     
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    Hinotori

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    We always dried them for a week or so after cutting. Made getting the seeds out easier.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    LOL...mine prefer I actually get the seeds out & serve them!!

    My slicing tomatoes just started to ripen. Yesterday, I picked 2 and stopped to fill a couple water tubs on way back to house. Laid the tomatoes on a wooden box near spigot...no chickens around. Did a couple things waiting for fill up & forgot tomatoes. Fed the goats, remembered them & went back. Still no chickens but, some had been there & eaten 3/4 of each! :he Today, it rained all day -- I went to work. This evening while doing chores, I checked, saw 2 more almost dark red, picked so I could have them. One was right against the fence -- yep, they had pecked into that side. :rolleyes: Still good, fresh eats...brought it in and cut out that spot!

    I read somewhere that a lady used to take hand sized rocks and paint them orange & red, place around tomato plant areas BEFORE hers were ripening. The hens tried & since they got nothing, lost interest. she reported almost no loss to fruits as they turned color. Nice! gonna try next yr.

    Did pick another nice butternut....they are growing very quickly with this rain, now. Have 4 in house now. Need to cook one. AND my limas are blooming magnificently. Looking forward to those beans! :)

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    CrealCritter

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    Holy Jesus can't wait for mine to get ripe
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Picked a few peppers and a couple egg plants
     

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    Next year ----- I will have more variety and crops. But I don't want so much it is overwhelming. However, do want to can again & that requires more than just a "eat from it for summer" size garden. Since I haven't gardened for several years now, this one is amazing and an incentive. Also a reality check for "time & work" needs. Only a couple plants of whatever for this year.

    Yes I see all those peppers...in the bed of your truck? Just wait until those butternuts start to ripen. You will be overjoyed! I am CERTAIN you planted enough for the entire community. Yep, I can see you do that.

    Been dehydrating figs all week. It's like candy. :rolleyes:
     
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    CrealCritter

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    STOP THAT! I miss my fig trees I had to leave in NC :(
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Looky what I found in the garden today. This is two of to many not ripe yet that I found.

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    baymule

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    What a haul of peppers! Wow! Congrats to both of you for the squash!
     
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    Grow more! Or -- too cold there? Well I'm chowing down on these sweet things!! Nice squash...they taste great cooked in many ways. Enjoy.
     
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