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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 11, 2017
    crealbilly

    crealbilly Almost Self-Reliant

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    Just scrape the seeds out with a big spoon, fill with butter & brown sugar, bake @ 400 about an hour until tender - Simply Delicious.

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    Thicker one took more time in the oven.
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  2. Aug 13, 2017 at 3:56 PM
    Mini Horses

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    Rain, rain & MORE RAIN!!! Last 3 days & next 3 days! I'm almost in NC & they are getting pounded as well.

    But that makes our gardens (and WEEDS and GRASS) grow. Glad I got all pastures topped last week because they are going into overwhelming, again. Too early to save for winter here.

    I picked 6 more butternuts this AM, a couple nice slicing tomatoes and got excited to see the TINY lima sets on that row of beans. I didn't plant a lot, either variety or number of plants, this year but what is there is WOWing me. Those butternut are thru the fences, all over the correct side, also. Loaded with fruits & still blooming. :thCould be my well composted manures in this soil....ya think? :) What was planted is doing so well. Makes me think Fall things will also, if I can get it planted!!


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    Should give me plenty of limas!

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    Bad part about this through fence thing is that I can't now let the goats into this surrounding grass -- which has been WELL manured over the years -- which grows thick & tall. Either cut or let a couple mini horses on it. They don't want to eat the squash vines. :p
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2017 at 4:25 PM
    crealbilly

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    Man everything you got growing is looking great - your gonna have a ton of butter beans.

    This is the first time I tried to go butternut squash. They are delicious and prolific.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM
    frustratedearthmother

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    baymule

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    Great looking garden! Mine is at the done stage, but the weeds and grass are set on GO! I just ran out to take the sheep out of the garden and back to their night pen. Thunder, lightening and here comes MORE RAIN!

    I see you mulch with paper feed bags, they sure help keep the grass down!
     
  6. Aug 14, 2017 at 6:14 AM
    Hinotori

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    Lots of mowing here. I pulled the peas and green beans as well as trimmed most of the herbs back. I'll trim more tomorrow.

    Cut down catnip for drying.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM
    Mini Horses

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    And cardboard boxes. I often get large ones from working and those large slabs really help. BUT -- the garden area I am using is an old round pen. Over 1/2 needs mowing & That grass by the squash plants & cardboard is what I have there! Thick, heavy, from hay seeds I'm sure. It's on 50' across...but works.
     
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  8. Aug 17, 2017 at 1:11 PM
    Mini Horses

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    Since I am eating cooked butternut for breakfast, I thought...hmmm tastes good, wonder about nutrition? We all know that more color generally translates into more good things in the fruit/veg. What a powerhouse this is.... and the eggplant I love, is soooo satisfying when eaten -- look at the info I very quickly found. Some of the antioxidants help with blood pressure, arthritis, and lots of other issues. BACK TO you are what you eat. :) Lucky people who grow their own and reap the benefits of FRESH & unaltered foods. Excellent fiber & low carbs in both. One has high something, helps with eyesight.

    here's some ideas for uses..
    http://www.organicauthority.com/8-incredible-nutrition-and-health-benefits-of-butternut-squash/

    And here's a "quickie" for those who haven't time to go there.

    Butternut Squash:
    For vitamin C is it 90 mg for men and 75 mg for women. Butternut squash is also a good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, and manganese. A cup of cubed butternut squash also provides 582 mg of potassium, more than the amount available in a banana.May 18, 2017

    The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Calcium and Magnesium, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese

    Eggplant: (I was on a roll!)
    Nutritional Profile. Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic acid.

    Eggplant has a unique taste and texture making it an ideal ingredient in a variety of dishes. Whether you plan to bake, broil or grill this fruit, you'll receive a ton of nutrients and health benefits. Eggplant is low in calories and sodium, and is a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and B vitamins.

     
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  9. Aug 17, 2017 at 2:12 PM
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    Good info!! Must be why I like 'em!
     
  10. Aug 18, 2017 at 2:35 AM
    Hinotori

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    I need to deseed them and see if it's enough for a batch of jam 20170817_183114.jpg
     

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