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blonde_princess April 9th, 2009 06:56 PM

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Locavore - I love the tomato in the hanging rice sack! Nice garden!

TastyofHasty April 10th, 2009 09:14 PM

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Locavore, is that in the black pot your kiwi plant? You are way ahead of me here! My kiwis are just barely budding out. Hope those hanging tomatoes do well for you, too!

Diegom, what is the green herb on the tomato slices? And, is that regular chamomile, or St. John's chamomile in your last pic? What do you use for potting soil? Must be good stuff!

blonde princess, beautiful pic. I've never really paid attention before, the way the flowers on beans are. Like little ... slippers?

Paul R, that wine cap mushroom looks DELICIOUS!! and I would be super-proud if I grew those onions (haven't managed to grow ANY onions yet except Egyptian walking ones).

... keep the photos comin!! ?

karlkatzke April 10th, 2009 10:56 PM

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Harvested some onions that were a bit short-bus...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/...af76bc55f0.jpg

blonde_princess April 11th, 2009 07:13 AM

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Alrighty, now I'm an onion girl myself (they help keep away infections and the "common cold"), what's wrong with those onions Karl? Make a nice salad, leave those the way they are, and just dip em in dressing (like ya would celery). Green onions are the best! Hmmm, are those not supposed to be green onions? Mine never make it that big. I'm picking em and eating em as fast as they grow. :)


Oh, all my pretty little purple bean flowers now have their TINY little pods coming out of them as of this morning! :D

karlkatzke April 11th, 2009 09:27 AM

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princess, nothin' wrong with 'em, I just got 'em out of the bed os that the ones that were forming bigger bulbs had the space to grow. These were the "slow" kids that weren't bulbing out as fast.

blonde_princess April 11th, 2009 11:03 AM

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Ahhh, so they're not supposed to be green onions. Yea, I know, I'm a little slow before my morning tea. :D

countrylife April 14th, 2009 11:43 AM

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This years babies ready for the 2nd pot up.

MichiganderGardener April 14th, 2009 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by countrylife (Post 260747)
This years babies ready for the 2nd pot up.

Wow countrylife, Those are really nice looking Tomatoes. How many different varieties do you have?

countrylife April 14th, 2009 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by MichiganderGardener (Post 260782)
Wow countrylife, Those are really nice looking Tomatoes. How many different varieties do you have?

Thank you!! Barring any unforeseen problems I will have 26 varieties, going for it this yr. I can't wait to get this season in full swing...of course in the August heat you start thinking why, but now it's all good!!!

jbest123 April 14th, 2009 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by redneckplanter (Post 199719)
any pics of your best plants or biggun vegetables?
thought it might be fun to see some and get us all in the mood...???
l.....

Lots of them. Check my journal.:D

John

HBKitmitto April 15th, 2009 12:56 AM

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Thought I'd share some pics of the tomatoes in my garden right now. I put these in the ground on February 4th. It's going to get too hot pretty soon and I'll have to have my husband make me some sort of shade for them, but for now, they're doing well. The first ones are Brandywines the other two are Better Boys. I have maybe 16 varieties of tomatoes in my garden but these are the ones I have pictures of for now. Enjoy!
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...netomatoes.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...betterboys.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/j...yswithhand.jpg

redneckplanter May 20th, 2009 12:21 PM

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so what you all got going in the garden this year?

SoCalAddicted May 20th, 2009 06:24 PM

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Lots already in and hopefully more to come.

So far I've planted:

2 types of corn, white and yellow.
Zucchini and Squash
3 types of Cukes, market, pickle and Asian
Onions white and green
Garlic
Celery
baby carrots, (other varieties soon to be planted as well)
Bell peppers
10 types of tomato's
3 types of melons, Honey, Cantaloupe and Watermelon
2 types of strawberries, Quinalt and Sequoia
Blackberries and Raspberries. (don't know what type)
Perlet and Thompson grapes
Ein Sheimer and Granny Smith apples
Babcock and May pride peaches
Del oro and Ruby red grapefruit
Cara Cara orange
Triple grafted apricot (tomcot, Katy and royal)
and finally, a little cado (dwarf avocado, Haas variety)

A few pictures here, more in the album.

http://www.idigmygarden.com/forums/a...pictureid=1824

bellzeybubba May 20th, 2009 07:39 PM

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This is a picture of my Fox Cherry vine taken Monday morning... and there's an Arkansas Traveler in the back... waiting for them to turn red...
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/pictu...pictureid=1789

redneckplanter May 21st, 2009 09:00 PM

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mmmmmnnnn mmmnnn ya'll ...man i love this time of year.
nice maters hbk....nice garden socal.
nice support system bubba....

blu_bastian May 23rd, 2009 08:12 AM

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I did a walk about with the camera this AM. Most everything is in now I just need to start the neverending job of weeding!

Pictures include my favorite old sneakers, a wild cat that decided to have babies under that shrub, a couple tomato plants and an onion top.

blu_bastian May 23rd, 2009 08:23 AM

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Here are a few more. Once our nice, neat, square garden was full we just started planting where ever we could. We'd rather have fresh food to eat than grass to mow!

Loup City tomato, pot-o-gold chard, scarecrow, Micado tomato and more greens.

redblossom May 23rd, 2009 09:40 AM

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Just getting started here in Cally, weather is hot then cold. Going to be a weird year again. Everybody's photo's look great. So to share I went out this morning and took a few shot myself of this years garden. We are just finishing up planted and installing the drip system, which is a must here. Anyways enjoy the show.

for more photo's go here
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ring%20garden/

FarmerCathy May 23rd, 2009 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by redblossom (Post 281173)
Just getting started here in Cally, weather is hot then cold. Going to be a weird year again. Everybody's photo's look great. So to share I went out this morning and took a few shot myself of this years garden. We are just finishing up planted and installing the drip system, which is a must here. Anyways enjoy the show.

for more photo's go here
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ring%20garden/

Yes, I know what you mean about the irrigation. It is the only way. Love your avatar. Such a cute kitty. I need to find a kitty to kill the gophers that are starting to come back into the garden. The cat we have now is siamese mix and she is so dark that she stands out and the hawks have swooped on her a couple times. Now she is too afriad to go out there. Our other kitty just died and he was a great gopher catcher and never got swooped by the hawks.

Sorry to go so OT. Love your garden. I'm going to take some new pics tonight and post them later.:D

redblossom May 23rd, 2009 08:40 PM

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Thanks Cathy, My cat is a scottish fold and hate the outside life. The only time he will come out is when I'm watering and then he likes to drink out of the hose. He loves water, even gets in the shower with me.
Anyway, I notice you are from Smartville, I used to live there seven years ago. Had a house off of Saint Helen on the other side of big valley oak. Small world. Water is like gold in your parts. Many water wars went on with NID.
thanks for the coments, been working hard here. One day I would like to go back and take a look at my old house in Smartville and see how the trees and garden I made there is doing, (the ex's has the house) and maybe stop in at the Tackroom for a cold one.
good luck and I enjoy your Blog
Tamara

FarmerCathy May 23rd, 2009 09:11 PM

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Ok its later. LOL! The first pic is of my dad's fruit trees. The second is the bottom of the garden looking up. Behind the tractor at the top is the grape arbor. It's made out of cattle panel. It will be really nice when the vines totally cover it and I can put the picnic table under it.:D Maybe next year. The 3rd pic is looking down the garden. It's growing pretty nicely so far I think. Still have a few rows to plant. The fourth is of the Killdeer eggs. I hope she hatches them, but there is a good chance they won't since when I was weeding she wouldn't stay on the nest and yelled at me until I moved farther away from her. They are loud birds. LOL!

FarmerCathy May 23rd, 2009 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by redblossom (Post 281336)
Thanks Cathy, My cat is a scottish fold and hate the outside life. The only time he will come out is when I'm watering and then he likes to drink out of the hose. He loves water, even gets in the shower with me.
Anyway, I notice you are from Smartville, I used to live there seven years ago. Had a house off of Saint Helen on the other side of big valley oak. Small world. Water is like gold in your parts. Many water wars went on with NID.
thanks for the coments, been working hard here. One day I would like to go back and take a look at my old house in Smartville and see how the trees and garden I made there is doing, (the ex's has the house) and maybe stop in at the Tackroom for a cold one.
good luck and I enjoy your Blog
Tamara

What a funny cat. That is so cool. What a small world. Yeah, we are having a war with the South end of the ditch and some of the people who live down there. It's a nightmare. Oh, the Tackroom. Yummy! Should go get some all you can eat ribs tomorrow night.
They just changed it back to Smartsville with an s in it. I guess the turn of the 20th century they dropped the s now they decided to put it back in again. ;)

eagle May 23rd, 2009 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffinsgf (Post 253594)
Just in case this is the best my plants look all year :rolleyes: I'll post these now.

Tomatoes. These are the cream of the crop from my germination tray. They got put in a 3 x 3 x 4 cell flat and the surplus got stuck in used pots (in the background). Watch, some of the rejects will turn out to be my best plants by time to set them out. :p I started 6 seeds of each, planning on setting 3 of each out. I only have a couple varieties where I don't have 6 potted up at this point.

http://sharptoolsusa.com/jeff/tomseedlings.jpg


Peppers. Germination on the peppers wasn't quite as good as the tomatoes and I have a few in the neo-natal nursery trying to catch up. Here are the top picks from the peppers. I'm short on serrano and pimiento and started alma paprika later, too. The row on the far right are Ping Tung Eggplant.

http://sharptoolsusa.com/jeff/pepseedlings.jpg

What seed starting mix do you use?

lunkergill May 24th, 2009 06:46 AM

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Still Early here but the taters are bloomin I'll be diggin them next week Attachment 5760

flaquita May 24th, 2009 08:59 AM

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trying to upload some pix of the garden, let's see if I can do it...
<a href="http://s633.photobucket.com/albums/uu53/flaquita29photos/?action=view&current=DSC_0120-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu53/flaquita29photos/DSC_0120-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

flaquita May 24th, 2009 09:00 AM

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ARRGH, didn't work, dang it
andrea

karlkatzke May 24th, 2009 10:18 AM

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Andrea - Take the part that's inside the src="..." (the ...) and put it inside [-i-m-g-]...[-slash-i-m-g-] ... changing slash to / and removing the dashes.

redneckplanter May 25th, 2009 12:42 PM

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nice pics eagle.
thanks

jeffinsgf May 25th, 2009 01:14 PM

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What seed starting mix do you use?


Eagle,

Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on this. I had to dig out the bag to confirm what it was.

I used Sun-Gro MetroMix 350. Here's a link to the product page. I'm a novice seed starter, but it seemed to be just fine. I would recommend that you pre-wet the mix, before you fill your pots or trays. The peat and wetting agent repel water until they're agitated a little, which is a pain to do once the mix is in the pots.

This was purchased at a professional greenhouse supplier. It was quite a bit less expensive per cubic foot than bagged products at the big box stores, but the bag was pretty large. I ended up using all of one and part of another, so that worked out well. Hard to find, but the savings and quality are worth the search.

redneckplanter May 25th, 2009 08:23 PM

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nice patch lunker....

bughunter99 May 26th, 2009 07:22 AM

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Bok Choi and Chard: This year without even a nip from the bambis!http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eGoJzMCcgb...nd%2Bchard.jpg

bughunter99 May 26th, 2009 07:24 AM

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Horsechestnut blossom

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eGoJzMCcgb...t%2Bbrioti.jpg

redneckplanter May 26th, 2009 07:51 AM

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careful bug the bambi's nibbled some baby squash and corn in the patch today....

crazyknitter May 26th, 2009 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by PigPenDirtGirl (Post 209379)
2007 was a good year for winter squash. Mostly moschata sp. as squash bugs and squash borers make short work of any other species.


Can you possibly give us/me a run down of the list of Moschata squash you grow, or have in your picture.

I HATE dealing with the squash bugs, and the only Moschata squash I am aware of are the Tromboncino and cushaw. Please tell me of more, so I can find some more and get them planted soon. Please?!

crazyknitter May 26th, 2009 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffinsgf (Post 281986)
Eagle,

Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on this. I had to dig out the bag to confirm what it was.

I used Sun-Gro MetroMix 350. Here's a link to the product page. I'm a novice seed starter, but it seemed to be just fine. I would recommend that you pre-wet the mix, before you fill your pots or trays. The peat and wetting agent repel water until they're agitated a little, which is a pain to do once the mix is in the pots.

This was purchased at a professional greenhouse supplier. It was quite a bit less expensive per cubic foot than bagged products at the big box stores, but the bag was pretty large. I ended up using all of one and part of another, so that worked out well. Hard to find, but the savings and quality are worth the search.

Jeff,
Where did you buy it at?

jeffinsgf May 26th, 2009 08:54 AM

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CK,

Hummert International -- formerly Springfield Seed. They're on Florida just east of Glenstone. Florida is just north of Division. They cater to the greenhouse trade, but have a small retail showroom. Download their PDF catalog. It has the wholesale prices in it, which is annoying when you go to buy something (it will be quite a bit more). Also, the catalog is for the entire company, which is spread out between St. Louis, Springfield, Omaha and some other midwestern city I can't remember right now. That means that a lot of stuff you may see in the catalog isn't in the warehouse here, but can be here in a couple of days.

What's also worth mentioning about Hummert is that they bought Springfield Seed to get the seed company, which (at least so far) they have continued to operate as it has for decades. They offer an amazing variety of open pollinated and hybrid seed, at very attractive pricing and very generous packet quantities. They also have bulk seed for market growers and re-packers. They don't have quite the selection of Baker Creek or SSE, but it is exceptional compared to most sources, and the varieties they carry are all well adapted to the midwest.

It's off the beaten path, and the folks in their have been known to roll their eyes when a retail customer walks in the door, but the pricing and selection are worth the trouble. It's a place all Ozark gardeners should get acquainted with.

erdrasher May 27th, 2009 08:40 AM

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Just wanted to share a few pics with y'all.

The lettuce and the asian greens are from Baker Creek. They were so yummy.

The garden looks wimpy but we are already getting a few things.

ratdog May 27th, 2009 10:23 AM

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Thanks everybody,sure enjoy all the pics.
Have a peaceful day.:D

redneckplanter May 27th, 2009 04:59 PM

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nice greens erdr

hdeering May 28th, 2009 09:06 AM

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:) I thought you might be heating up that area to get seeds to sprout! I've got some arugula seedlings volunteering, growing slowly but surely.

Speaking of arugula, mine is going crazy! Thanks for those seeds Lorna. A couple of them got away from me, so we'll have some self-seeding going on.

redneckplanter May 31st, 2009 01:26 AM

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arugala????

Bama mater May 31st, 2009 09:31 AM

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erdasher, Nice pic of that cool little compact

AmyinNC May 31st, 2009 01:40 PM

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First crop of spinach

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...c10a8c2d-1.jpg

w8in4dave May 31st, 2009 01:52 PM

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Very nice spinach!

kkusnier June 1st, 2009 05:26 AM

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MOUTHWATERING!!! I have some home made chive dressing that would be so great on some spinach right now.. I guess i am off to the farmers market today!!

ratdog June 1st, 2009 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by w8in4dave (Post 284925)
Very nice spinach!

+1

TastyofHasty June 2nd, 2009 10:00 AM

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Yummy!!

Mine is bolting already. So, reading up on "what did I do wrong?" in Harrowsmith Country Life Book of Garden Secrets, is how to pick spinach so as to make it bolt later, and why:

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Plants have ingenious ways of monitoring day length. Lettuce and spinach perceive light by way of a chemical phytochrome, in their leaves. Phytochrome is activated by light and triggers a signal to move from the leaves to the apical tip of the plant. When enough of the signal has been received by the apical tip, it starts to produce flower stalks and buds instead of just leaves. If you carefully pick the largest and oldest leaves of your spinach and leaf lettuce as the plants grow, you can delay bolting by reducing the flowering signal going to the apical tip.

Before we learned about this phenomenon, Diane always kept the older leaves on her spinach picked, while Dorothy left the biggest, dirtiest, toughest leaves in place, thinking that they would help the plants grow more quickly with their photosynthesis. Despite leaving those big leaves to help the plant grow, Dorothy's spinach always bolted disappointingly early. By keeping all the older leaves carefully picked, however, Diane was unwittingly removing the flowering signal and preventing its build-up in the apical tip. This helps account for her great success with spinach ... [italics added]
So now, just a bit late for me, but not for y'all more northern gardeners, I know.

lorna-organic June 2nd, 2009 11:25 AM

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Glad the arugula worked out for some folks. I hope you like it. Garrett, are you going to plant those arugula seeds now!?!

ratdog June 2nd, 2009 02:27 PM

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Couple of turnips for salad.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...n/IMGP1839.jpg

Growing Boy June 2nd, 2009 05:16 PM

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Just added a couple more pages of garden pics on our website under the scrapbook link. Of course our peas are now beans. The lettuce,spinach and radish bed is laying fallow. Summer veggies are going gangbusters. There's also an amusing little video I made if anyone likes ducks under the new and improved link and a seed saving video in the homestead skills link. I took a day off the gardening work. Feels like I've been planting and tending and weeding for a few years straight and our first frost maybe in 6 months.:eek:

Bama mater June 2nd, 2009 08:05 PM

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Just harvested the reg garlic, approx 75 cloves it will last us till about next June. left the Elephant variety, still lacks a week or so, when the tops start turning brown.

bellzeybubba June 2nd, 2009 10:11 PM

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I love your site Growing Boy

Here's my harvest from yesterday, a Yamato Extra Long cucumber and a few Roma II Bush Beans in front of a serious cucumber fan (who is having a snack).
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/pictu...pictureid=1981

redneckplanter June 2nd, 2009 10:16 PM

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niiiicccceeee bama....
lol bubba.........niiicccceeee beans man.....

redneckplanter June 2nd, 2009 10:16 PM

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and cute cucumber fan....lol

w8in4dave June 2nd, 2009 10:44 PM

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I love your site Growing Boy

Here's my harvest from yesterday, a Yamato Extra Long cucumber and a few Roma II Bush Beans in front of a serious cucumber fan (who is having a snack).
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/pictu...pictureid=1981

That is a cucumber?? OMG ok I am impressed!! NICE!! What a good lookin kid to :)

redneckplanter June 2nd, 2009 11:23 PM

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please step AWAY FROM THE CUKE!!!!!
it might go off!!!!!
lol

redneckplanter July 29th, 2009 12:12 PM

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any new pics ya'll?

lunkergill July 29th, 2009 12:47 PM

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WOW.... I have never seen a cuke that big is it fit to eat at that size unreal.... here is a few pics of some german johnson and giant oxhart tomatoes I'm raising everyone pictures are great this is the best forum I've ever used.....

TastyofHasty July 30th, 2009 10:05 AM

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I have quinoa! (this is Quinoa Faro from Peace Seeds)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...inoaCropLR.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...aroGrainLR.jpg
and the little grains actually DO rub off when rubbed. So it must be about ripe.:D

Betz July 30th, 2009 09:01 PM

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Here a Costata Romanesco zucchini I'm growing for seeds. As you can see from the pics, from the top (where stem meets fruit) to blossom end, length is 25". Circumference near the blossom end runs 20". I don't think it's done growing yet... I have two others that are close to this size, but this is my Godzilla pride and joy and probably that largest thing I've ever grown (though that should change as my pumpkins continue to grow).

crazyknitter July 31st, 2009 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Betz (Post 325377)
Here a Costata Romanesco zucchini I'm growing for seeds. As you can see from the pics, from the top (where stem meets fruit) to blossom end, length is 25". Circumference near the blossom end runs 20". I don't think it's done growing yet... I have two others that are close to this size, but this is my Godzilla pride and joy and probably that largest thing I've ever grown (though that should change as my pumpkins continue to grow).


Beautiful!!! Mine are finally starting to come on. Now, if it would just stay warm long enough to finish growing so I can have some seeds for next year.

crazyknitter July 31st, 2009 12:42 PM

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I have quinoa! (this is Quinoa Faro from Peace Seeds)
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...inoaCropLR.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/b...aroGrainLR.jpg
and the little grains actually DO rub off when rubbed. So it must be about ripe.:D


WOW!!! :eek: You were actually able to grow some quinoa??? Ok. do tell. Did you do anything special?? This is one thing I would REALLY like to try.

turbomicah July 31st, 2009 02:19 PM

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Here are pics of my "Delicious" Maters.
The pic of the actual maters are from the plant on the right.
These are two of my Best Delicious Mater Plants.
I'm so proud of my Garden. These plants are Very Healthy!!
So healthy, that I had to make larger concrete wire cages to go around the existing cages. They are really bushing out and growing tall!
I hope this inspires you! :D

Cheers~

blu_bastian July 31st, 2009 04:56 PM

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Here's the evening's meal I picked from the garden.
It's so nice to be able to pick up dinner in the yard rather than running to the market!

TastyofHasty July 31st, 2009 06:48 PM

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crazyknitter, for quinoa, I started it in early March, here in northern Arkansas. It likes COOL weather for germination, I read. After that, basically it just grew. I've been watching it and every now and then gently rubbing a seedhead to see if any of the seed rubs off; that's how you're s'posed to know it's ready for harvesting, when the seed starts falling off when you rub it. The seedheads started out white, then turned pink, now pretty much red, except some of them are now turning more dull and brown. That's it! I bought my quinoa seed from Peace Seeds and planted the whole packet in a smallish area, about 6' x 3', I'd say. We've had rain quite a bit here this summer, but quinoa IS supposed to be somewhat drought hardy.

One other thing I've read; it's daylength sensitive. It was developed in Peru, so the closer your daylength is to Peru's, prob'ly the better (?) And, white seed is less bitter (less saponins in the seedcoat) than dark-colored seed, so lighter seed is better, unless you're "into" soaking for several days every time you want to eat some quinoa.

And turbomicah and blu bastian, beautiful!

And I WISH I could get my zucchini past the squash bugs! ... but so far, they get to blossoming and then ... kaput.

redneckplanter September 4th, 2009 10:39 AM

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any new stuff to brag on ya'll?

bellzeybubba September 6th, 2009 09:09 AM

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I have no idea how this compares with other eggplant production, but I'm pretty pleased with my black champion eggplant tree lately... whoops I mean eggplant plant... I guess I should have pruned it to keep it more compact lol. Anyway I tried to get a pic to capture all the fruit on it... and this was right after I'd harvested a couple:http://ellzey.org/wordpress/wp-conte...ckchampion.jpg

I know I have a lot of empty space in my garden, working on fixing that :).

w8in4dave September 6th, 2009 09:25 AM

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Look I got my first white beauty :D

redneckplanter September 6th, 2009 09:33 AM

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grow on bubba.
super wendy....

w8in4dave September 6th, 2009 09:53 AM

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If you notice there are no seeds in that sliced tomato... they fell out and are sittin in a lil jar of water :) ..
That was the first time I had a white tomato .. I loved it!!! I was going to dehydrate those slices but , they didn't get that far... :) I'm hoping I have more by the time we get home.. :D

redneckplanter September 6th, 2009 09:57 AM

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proud of ya wendy....

w8in4dave September 6th, 2009 10:00 AM

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awweeeee thanks red :D

Betz September 6th, 2009 01:43 PM

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GIANT ZUCCHINI! Costata Romanesco variety, to be precise.

The large one my son is holding is 13.4 lbs. and 27" from edge of the stem to the blossom end, the smaller one my daughter is holding is 10 lbs. and 25".

redneckplanter September 6th, 2009 04:54 PM

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gorgeous kids and zukes betz....
a perfect composition......

bellzeybubba September 6th, 2009 05:45 PM

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whoa! That's some massive zucchini. What'd ya do with them?

Betz September 6th, 2009 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bellzeybubba (Post 353143)
whoa! That's some massive zucchini. What'd ya do with them?

Nothing but a cooler than normal summer here in the Bay Area. I did mulch with straw and put some coffee grounds from the local Peet's around them and some general fertilizer once a month. I did plant them in a Three Sisters arrangement next to corn and beans. The nitrogen in the beans may have helped.

crazyknitter September 7th, 2009 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Betz (Post 353018)
GIANT ZUCCHINI! Costata Romanesco variety, to be precise.

The large one my son is holding is 13.4 lbs. and 27" from edge of the stem to the blossom end, the smaller one my daughter is holding is 10 lbs. and 25".

WOW!! incredible!!

w8in4dave September 7th, 2009 07:28 AM

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Your kids are adorable Betz

redneckplanter September 7th, 2009 08:57 PM

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another squash i need now..lol

MaliaB September 8th, 2009 09:47 AM

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This is our second year, but only first full season, in our zone 7a garden. Early spring brought a lot of leaf miners - long gone now. Gophers nearly wiped me out. But a few successes. Melons! Lots of them and very tasty. Zucchini rampicante - incredibly delicious (firm flesh that tastes and feels like a cross between zucchini and artichoke hearts!! In a word - awesome - and a new permanent resident in my garden!!). They were a bit slow starting thanks to a very wet and mild June, but they've made up for lost time now. The fordhook giant chard has been going strong all season, no bolting and still looking fabulous. Tomatoes - cherokee purple, green zebra (purportedly, but you couldn't prove it by me. Beautiful copper but no green stripes), german red strawberry and ildi yellow pear are all doing well now. Peppers were heat and water starved, but also doing pretty good finally. All in all, minus the gophers who dessimated my onions and beans, a pretty good first full season.

w8in4dave September 8th, 2009 04:41 PM

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Ohhhhhhhhhh nice :) I think I want a red german strawberry tomato now ..

no charge September 8th, 2009 05:38 PM

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Really like Kellogg's Breakfast, this being the first year to grow them. The taste is spectacular! Don't think it will win the Humongus Tomato Contest, but will probably be my entry this year.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/KELLOGS3.jpg


http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/KELLOGS1.jpg



no charge

zeedman September 9th, 2009 01:51 AM

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Well, bragging rights this year would be to cucumbers & squash. Really a great year for Tromboncino; I had already frozen 50 pints before I picked this yesterday:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...tures250-1.jpg

"Yamato Long" cucumbers have been going like mad this year, in spite of my letting 1-2 per plant go for seed.
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...ictures238.jpg

My garden has taken on a life of its own; almost more of an ecosystem than a vegetable garden. Most of my "weeds" now are flowers, - something I've been encouraging. Each year it gets a little better.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...ictures249.jpg

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...ictures248.jpg

w8in4dave September 9th, 2009 08:44 AM

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Very nice zeedman :D

Kochsgarden September 14th, 2009 08:03 AM

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Time for chili and salsa.
http://www.kochsgarden.com/albums_7a...lapeno-cut.jpg
http://www.kochsgarden.com/albums_7a...a_tomatoes.jpg
http://www.kochsgarden.com/albums_7a...pepper_mix.jpg

TastyofHasty September 14th, 2009 10:40 AM

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Talk about bright colors! Beautiful.

And zeedman, I envy you your zuchetta. They are gorgeous.

w8in4dave September 14th, 2009 10:50 AM

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I should of wore gloves when I touched the screen :) I think I got burned by a papper... That looks wonderful!!

rathr September 21st, 2009 01:48 PM

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redneckplanter September 22nd, 2009 07:23 PM

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i love all these pics.
thanks ya'll

kellygirrl September 22nd, 2009 09:12 PM

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I moved here about 5 years ago and they come up on their own every spring. They seem to be a very hardy strain.

Blu, I didn't read the whole thread. Didja ever save seed from those tomatoes? Seems like they would've crossed with every other tomato in your garden by now, tho? Don't know how that works, but I'd sure like to try them. I hardly ever see any volunteer tomato other than cherry. A reliable big tomato would be very cool.

spud October 2nd, 2009 10:05 PM

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Fun with pumpkins this year and a new flower maximillion sunflower, comes back every year, kinda pretty.

spud October 2nd, 2009 10:08 PM

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My garden has taken on a life of its own; almost more of an ecosystem than a vegetable garden. Most of my "weeds" now are flowers, - something I've been encouraging. Each year it gets a little better.

Very cool Zeedman, paridise in it's own right. :)

redneckplanter October 5th, 2009 06:54 PM

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nice pumkins spud.
what kinds are they?

spud October 6th, 2009 07:43 AM

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nice pumkins spud.
what kinds are they?

Spirit, a short vine variety that is supposed to be an all purpose variety. I even baked one and made pumpkin bread with that turned out ok. Would like to can some up but need to get my pressure cooker going, I've never used it and it's needs a new gasket.

no charge October 12th, 2009 06:13 PM

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Here is my entry! Kelloggs Breakfast, no special treatment - just tried to keep the suckers picked off.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/KELLOGS1.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/KELLOGS3.jpg


John

no charge October 12th, 2009 06:15 PM

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Man am I dumb! I put this in the wrong place DUUUUUHHH

w8in4dave October 12th, 2009 06:23 PM

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Well you can still brag about it :D

Izzy November 10th, 2009 04:11 PM

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A little rain does wonders! Today's pickins.

Bama mater November 10th, 2009 06:35 PM

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Izzy, Nice lookin pickins, That winter squash will be easier to save seeds from

bunkie November 11th, 2009 09:33 AM

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great pics izzy aand spud! the Maximillian's a perennial spud or are they just reseeding?


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