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TXDirtDog May 14th, 2011 02:59 PM

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Production is about to ramp up on the mater plants. Despite the lack of rain, things are moving along.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ardening-2.jpg

In the center is Indian Stripe. The 2 yellowish-orange ones are Orange Minsk. The little yellowish and orange ones around the perimeter are Sungold F1. The purple ones around the outside right are Black Cherry. The 4 orange and red ones around the top of the Indian Stripe are Tigrovy. The mid-sized purple one below the bottom Tigrovy is Dana's Dusky Rose (these are smaller than I expected before growing them). The red and pinkish (needs a little counter ripening) ones to the left of the Indian Stripe are Bloody Butchers.

bluebel14 May 14th, 2011 03:19 PM

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May gardening in Texas: amaranth, melon, 3 sister companion planting, Tiny Tim tomatoes, bell peppers

Blanesgarden May 14th, 2011 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TXDirtDog (Post 768735)
Production is about to ramp up on the mater plants. Despite the lack of rain, things are moving along.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ardening-2.jpg

In the center is Indian Stripe. The 2 yellowish-orange ones are Orange Minsk. The little yellowish and orange ones around the perimeter are Sungold F1. The purple ones around the outside right are Black Cherry. The 4 orange and red ones around the top of the Indian Stripe are Tigrovy. The mid-sized purple one below the bottom Tigrovy is Dana's Dusky Rose (these are smaller than I expected before growing them). The red and pinkish (needs a little counter ripening) ones to the left of the Indian Stripe are Bloody Butchers.

Lucky Dog!:D
The Orange Minsk...Dont they get bigger than that? And how was the taste on them?

WillysWoodPile May 14th, 2011 05:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TXDirtDog (Post 768735)
Production is about to ramp up on the mater plants. Despite the lack of rain, things are moving along.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ardening-2.jpg

In the center is Indian Stripe. The 2 yellowish-orange ones are Orange Minsk. The little yellowish and orange ones around the perimeter are Sungold F1. The purple ones around the outside right are Black Cherry. The 4 orange and red ones around the top of the Indian Stripe are Tigrovy. The mid-sized purple one below the bottom Tigrovy is Dana's Dusky Rose (these are smaller than I expected before growing them). The red and pinkish (needs a little counter ripening) ones to the left of the Indian Stripe are Bloody Butchers.

Very nice DD. How's the taste [of each]?

WillysWoodPile May 14th, 2011 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by bluebel14 (Post 768743)
May gardening in Texas: amaranth, melon, 3 sister companion planting, Tiny Tim tomatoes, bell peppers

Good stuff bluebel. Welcome to Idig.

Tate May 14th, 2011 09:49 PM

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I picked this a couple days ago. That is my first round of bean picking at about 25 pounds.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2399.JPG


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2419.JPG

Tate

TXDirtDog May 14th, 2011 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Blanesgarden (Post 768766)
Lucky Dog!:D
The Orange Minsk...Dont they get bigger than that? And how was the taste on them?

I do have some bigger, including 1 that has the boat shape instead of roundish, but this seems to be representative of the size of most of them. I like them as far as flavor. They are very juicy, but the flesh is not super firm. Not mealy, just not a firm mater. The taste is a little more mellow than I am used to, but not bad at all.

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Originally Posted by WillysWoodPile (Post 768784)
Very nice DD. How's the taste [of each]?

Well, I described the Orange Minsk above.

Bloody Butcher is a salad tomato, which I've come to expect is a darn site better than the typical grocery store tomato, but it's not going to be huge on flavor . A slight tangyness in the one I had tonight which was a very pleasant surprise. The first one I tried some weeks ago was milder and not as firm. I think weather changes had a lot to do with this. I was really happy with the one tonight.

Tigrovy is similar to Bloody Butcher in taste description. The stripes are really cool to me, and frankly I'll probably grow this one in future for the earliness and quantity it kicks out. I had one cluster truss with I think something like 16 tomatoes on it. The plant had other trusses active. I've never seen anything like that on anything other than a cherry before. I've been eating these regular while I've been waiting on the slicers to do something.

I will reserve a taste report on Indian Stripe until I eat a truly completely ripe one. The first one I ate was not entirely ripe, as I had disturbed it when I picked the one in the picture. The one I ate had fallen off the plant. It was good, but I'll report later. It was up there as one of the firmest, meatiest tomatoes I have grown or eaten. So if taste matches up when ripe, I'll be growing this one a long time.

Dana's Dusky Rose is one I'm having difficulty describing. It's good. Sweet, kinda earthy I guess. Juicy. I've eaten several of these, and still having trouble putting taste into words. Let me ponder this over a few more and maybe I'll be able to describe it lucidly.

Sungolds, well we love these. I have read they have a cracking issue, but I didn't see that last year (waaaayy too much rain) or this year (stupid drought). This variety cranks out amazing numbers of fruit and the plants are just gearing up good. Most of the fruit in the picture came from 1 plant with some of the fruit added by a couple other plants. It was also the first ripe tomato in the garden by a good margin. Sweet with fruity undertone. Sometimes the skin can be a little firm like some cherries.

Black Cherry is my favorite cherry I have tasted so far. Big cherry. Sweet, but with taste more like a slicer than a cherry. Somewhat earthy. Put one in your mouth, bite down and you would swear you bit into a really small black slicer.

That's my personal take on tastes. Everybody has a different palate (sp?). So I say grow 'em all to find out what you like. :D

TXDirtDog May 14th, 2011 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Tate (Post 768871)
I picked this a couple days ago. That is my first round of bean picking at about 25 pounds.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2399.JPG


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2419.JPG

Tate

Very nice Tate. What kind of beans are they and how much did you plant to get that production? I'm going to have to do more beans next season.

Blanesgarden May 14th, 2011 10:04 PM

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Yea Tate!
Nice put up there Man!
Comon-:cool:

Tate May 14th, 2011 10:59 PM

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TXDirtDog,

Thanks man! You have some real nice tomatoes too! Those are Derby Green beans. They grow extremely well in our area. I usually grow 100 sq. ft. Last year I think I got over 60 pounds out of 2 5x10 raised beds. Here is my bed this year it is 5x20. I grew tomatoes here last Spring and broccoli, carrots, lettuce, bok choy, cauliflower, brussel sprouts in the Fall/Winter. I plant my beans with equal spacing every 6 to 8 inches. These are completely organic and barely a bug on any of them. Only issue I saw are some of the beans that were hanging on the ground, the pillbugs chewed on. I got several Anole lizards living in this bed and they keep the bugs out. I fertilize with Microlife and leaf mold compost. I have 50 foot of soaker hoses running back and forth under these. These are still full of beans and blooms. I plan to pick another in the next couple of days.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2405.JPG

Here is one of my little buddies on patrol.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2184.JPG

Tate

Tate May 14th, 2011 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Blanesgarden (Post 768876)
Yea Tate!
Nice put up there Man!
Comon-:cool:

Thanks Blane! Appreciate it.

Tate May 14th, 2011 11:05 PM

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One more thing TXDirtDog, I'm not sure what kind of cabbage you grow, but that is stonehead. I am really pleased with the flavor of it. I plan to grow a load of it in the Fall and make some kraut! That cabbage never saw frost either. I am surprised I got some halfway decent heads this late. Seems to do well around here and recommdened by Bob Randall with Urban Harvest.

Blanesgarden May 14th, 2011 11:08 PM

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That little Buddy on Patrol?
Whats his name? And dont say Geico!:D

TXDirtDog May 14th, 2011 11:43 PM

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Thanks Tate.

Derby sounds like a winner. I haven't grown bush types for the last few years, but I need to for the batch canning value. Nice setup you have too. Last year I only had about 4 or 5 of those lizards on the property. This year, I can't take more than 10 steps without one scurrying out of the way. Bug issues are way down this year as well. I even catch them running to the soaker hoses to drink when I turn on the water.

I just tried Copenhagen Market as the first head cabbage for me. I got a few heads, but most just didn't head properly. I didn't plant them early enough and the bed was marginal at best. I have 1 plant that I haven't pulled in another area, but it's a funny looking thing that is trying and trying to head, but just can't quite make it. The fact that I was successful in getting any to head, means I'll pay a little more attention to growing it this fall. If you are still getting successful heads now as hot as it has been, I may try the Stonehead. Thanks for the info. :)

Marie Louise May 14th, 2011 11:48 PM

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Beautiful gardens there guys!!!!

AAWWW name him RAID !!!!

RozieDozie May 15th, 2011 11:36 AM

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Gorgeous, guys!!!

Tate, I love the lizards! I have them everywhere around the house but none have moved to the garden yet. I have some lizard houses down there and hope they will move there soon. :)

32bantam May 15th, 2011 11:40 AM

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No lizards here. I am see more frogs and toads here this year. We did see a salamander for the first time this year.

Tate May 15th, 2011 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by 32bantam (Post 769101)
No lizards here. I am see more frogs and toads here this year. We did see a salamander for the first time this year.

If you want frogs and toads this is the ticket.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2403.JPG

I have more than I know what to do with. They get LOUD at night sometimes, but I have learned to put up with it. Before I started organic vegetable gardening I had a catch and release program where I rounded them up and let them go at a bayou a couple of miles away. Now I know they are out there eating bugs.

Tate

RozieDozie May 15th, 2011 11:55 AM

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OH!! That's absolutely gorgeous! We have a big pond behind the house where the frogs live but I'd love to have a water feature that's inside the garden.

32bantam May 15th, 2011 11:59 AM

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We live in an area of town nicknamed "Frogtown". There have been times over the years when I come home at night, I have to watch where I step to keep from squishing them. They would cover the sidewalks.

Dara77 May 15th, 2011 02:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TXDirtDog (Post 768735)
Production is about to ramp up on the mater plants. Despite the lack of rain, things are moving along.

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ardening-2.jpg

In the center is Indian Stripe. The 2 yellowish-orange ones are Orange Minsk. The little yellowish and orange ones around the perimeter are Sungold F1. The purple ones around the outside right are Black Cherry. The 4 orange and red ones around the top of the Indian Stripe are Tigrovy. The mid-sized purple one below the bottom Tigrovy is Dana's Dusky Rose (these are smaller than I expected before growing them). The red and pinkish (needs a little counter ripening) ones to the left of the Indian Stripe are Bloody Butchers.

Looks great!! Got to plant Sungolds next year!!

Dara77 May 15th, 2011 02:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebel14 (Post 768743)
May gardening in Texas: amaranth, melon, 3 sister companion planting, Tiny Tim tomatoes, bell peppers

What type of amaranth are you growing? Nice plants

Dara77 May 15th, 2011 02:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tate (Post 768871)
I picked this a couple days ago. That is my first round of bean picking at about 25 pounds.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2399.JPG


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2419.JPG

Tate

That is incredible! :D What an awesome harvest!

roper2008 May 16th, 2011 02:03 PM

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First blooms on Dwarf Gray Sugar

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/u...DSCN0515-1.jpg

My Dragons Tongue just sprouting

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/u...DSCN0514-1.jpg

My sweet peppers looking a little yellow

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/u...DSCN0511-1.jpg

First peppers will be Mucho Nacho Jalapeno
http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/u...CN0512-1-1.jpg

One of my Dwarf tomatoes

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/u...DSCN0506-1.jpg

Sorellina May 16th, 2011 03:55 PM

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Ciao Tate-

Wow, I'm really impressed by your plot of bush beans. I can't really devote that kind of space to bush beans. I have a small area where I grow them primarily for seed-saving and because I love making colourful bean soups and salads. My main crop of fresh green beans will always be some variety of Italian romano pole bean. I find that if I can grow things vertically, I can grow more things.

I REALLY like your Blessed Mother statue. I keep meaning to get one and also one of St. Francis for the garden. I'd like somewhat bigger ones, but with our winters, they'd have to either be made out of something that can take sub-zero temperatures or I'd need a sturdy insulated cover for them. Consider yourself blessed that you don't have that problem!

Tate May 16th, 2011 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Sorellina (Post 769666)
Ciao Tate-

Wow, I'm really impressed by your plot of bush beans. I can't really devote that kind of space to bush beans. I have a small area where I grow them primarily for seed-saving and because I love making colourful bean soups and salads. My main crop of fresh green beans will always be some variety of Italian romano pole bean. I find that if I can grow things vertically, I can grow more things.

I REALLY like your Blessed Mother statue. I keep meaning to get one and also one of St. Francis for the garden. I'd like somewhat bigger ones, but with our winters, they'd have to either be made out of something that can take sub-zero temperatures or I'd need a sturdy insulated cover for them. Consider yourself blessed that you don't have that problem!

Thanks for the comments! I also grow some things vertically. I am growing pole lima beans for the first time this year. I will post some pics once they get established. They are growing rather fast so it won't be long.

Yes, the Blessed Mother watches over my garden for me. I have also thought about a St. Francis as well. The only problem I have had is once I knocked her over into the pond when I was cleaning my filter..OOPS. I am surprised to hear you would have to insulate a statue. We certainly don't have that problem in Texas. I think we hit 19 or 20 degrees a couple of times last winter and that is COLD for us. Good luck with your garden!

Tate

TxBullnettle May 16th, 2011 05:57 PM

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1)A Thanksgiving plate of matas, since all going to neighbors
2)Their uncle ran moonshine. These boys run hierlooms fighting Monsanthogg's gloom. Should help frontend damage on jumps

WillysWoodPile May 16th, 2011 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by TxBullnettle (Post 769706)
1)A Thanksgiving plate of matas, since all going to neighbors
2)Their uncle ran moonshine. These boys run hierlooms fighting Monsanthogg's gloom. Should help frontend damage on jumps

Wonder what that would look like jumpin' the creek bed?

Tom Wopat comes up to my neck of the woods every year to the Barn Theater where he got his start. I met him once after a performance there but my brother got to stay and party with him but I didn't. [My brother died in 1996 so, before then]
And he always comes into Galesburg to eat at Cheech's or The Greeks cafe. I would see him there often at certain times of the year.

Tate May 16th, 2011 08:15 PM

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I harvested this in the last couple of days. This is my onion harvest. I grew these in 72 sq. ft. of space. There is a little garlic in here as well, but it never turns out as good as I hope. I won't be buying onions for a WHILE.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2472.JPG

My second picking of green beans and few others. The borer resistant Tatume squash (oval shaped on the left) is starting to put on. I grilled some last night and it is outstanding.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2489.JPG

Tate

TxBullnettle May 16th, 2011 08:29 PM

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Tate kicking zone 9 butt

TxBullnettle May 16th, 2011 09:35 PM

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Willy we gotta enjoy the goodtimes. I know Tom is down to earth. And she blew a tire before getting to the creek. Off at Cooters.

Train May 17th, 2011 08:38 AM

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Ya
I found this looking over the fence
in my neighbors tree.



http://i314.photobucket.com/albums/l...inger/YETI.jpg

Actually, I stole the pic from a catalog.
Heheh
Train

bdebonee May 17th, 2011 04:08 PM

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Love the pictures guys. I need to post some.

Finally got the first tomato blooms! =)

WillysWoodPile May 17th, 2011 05:47 PM

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The truck is loaded and I am headed out to the farm... with my first load of maters. 200+

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSCF5651.jpg

Dara77 May 17th, 2011 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Tate (Post 769801)
I harvested this in the last couple of days. This is my onion harvest. I grew these in 72 sq. ft. of space. There is a little garlic in here as well, but it never turns out as good as I hope. I won't be buying onions for a WHILE.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2472.JPG

My second picking of green beans and few others. The borer resistant Tatume squash (oval shaped on the left) is starting to put on. I grilled some last night and it is outstanding.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_q...0/IMG_2489.JPG

Tate

Awesome harvest!!:D Borer resistant squash really? Must have seeds for that one next time then!!

Tate May 17th, 2011 09:45 PM

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Dara,

I got my Tatume seeds from rareseeds.com. I am also trying Seminole. Again from rareseeds.com

Good luck!

Tate

robinredchick May 17th, 2011 10:00 PM

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My grand daughter in the garlic patch last week, her favorite spot.
Sorry I still can't figure out how to add a pic the right way!

Tate May 18th, 2011 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by robinredchick (Post 770443)
My grand daughter in the garlic patch last week, her favorite spot.
Sorry I still can't figure out how to add a pic the right way!

Sweet grand-daughter! I have 2 little girls a little older than her that love to hang out in my garden. I can grow a lot of things well, but garlic is one of my weak points. Your garlic looks great! Good job.

Tate

TastyofHasty May 18th, 2011 10:38 AM

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These are some inspiring photos, all right-a-roonie, keep 'em comin' people! WillysWoodPile, that is good for bragging rights, COOL 'MATERS!

robinredchick May 18th, 2011 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Tate (Post 770540)
Sweet grand-daughter! I have 2 little girls a little older than her that love to hang out in my garden. I can grow a lot of things well, but garlic is one of my weak points. Your garlic looks great! Good job.

Tate

Thanks, Garlic is one of my favorite things to grow. people seem to think the only place you can get the stuff is in the stores, so when they find out I grow the stuff they think it's amazing. I think it's easy!

Tate May 18th, 2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by robinredchick (Post 770876)
Thanks, Garlic is one of my favorite things to grow. people seem to think the only place you can get the stuff is in the stores, so when they find out I grow the stuff they think it's amazing. I think it's easy!

I think my problem is I am kind of a procrastinator and when I put my garlic order in everything that grows well in the south is already gone. I plan to get an I-Pad and setup my garden schedule with reminders so I don't have to think about it and it will tell me what to do when. At least that is a good rationalization to cough up the money for an I-Pad!

robinredchick May 18th, 2011 10:37 PM

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[QUOTE=Tate;770946]I think my problem is I am kind of a procrastinator and when I put my garlic order in everything that grows well in the south is already gone. I plan to get an I-Pad and setup my garden schedule with reminders so I don't have to think about it and it will tell me what to do when. At least that is a good rationalization to cough up the money for an I-Pad![/QUOTE

LOL!
An I pad is a good thing! But it won't grow it for ya! all I do is put the garlic in the ground in the fall. About mid October, and mulch it heavy with hay and let it do the rest. I've even used garlic from the store and it works too. A site I love getting garlic from is thegarlicstore.com
If I can grow garlic in Colorado, you can grow it in the south!!!!
try some different kinds you might be surprised!

TastyofHasty May 19th, 2011 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Tate (Post 770946)
I think my problem is I am kind of a procrastinator and when I put my garlic order in everything that grows well in the south is already gone. I plan to get an I-Pad and setup my garden schedule with reminders so I don't have to think about it and it will tell me what to do when. At least that is a good rationalization to cough up the money for an I-Pad!

Just thought I'd mention this "gadget" if you have a "sidebar" on your computer, it's called "Agenda," and it just sits in the sidebar all the time, you can use it for reminders like you're talking about. I LOVE it. Oh yeah, and it's free.
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...4140&bt=1&pl=1

WillysWoodPile May 21st, 2011 01:01 AM

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http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...1/DSCF5712.jpg

tracydr May 21st, 2011 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Izzy (Post 736934)
Got lucky again!! This pretty lil thing froze in the winter of '09/'10. Came back and grew almost to 5' in summer of '10. Died back to the ground in freezes of winter '10/'11. Now it's back --again!! Counted a dozen blossoms popping out. Blush Eggplant. Delish!

I have an ichiban and black beauty eggplant that are both two years old. They get afternoon shade and the heat/ humidity of the dryer vent. I thought I lost them from a freaky three day freeze with wind chills in the teems this year, even though I covered them. They looked really sad. I pruned way back and about three weeks later they exploded with leaves and blossoms! Last week I harvested ten ichibans and the black beauty is loaded with half mature fruit.

tracydr May 21st, 2011 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tate (Post 770946)
I think my problem is I am kind of a procrastinator and when I put my garlic order in everything that grows well in the south is already gone. I plan to get an I-Pad and setup my garden schedule with reminders so I don't have to think about it and it will tell me what to do when. At least that is a good rationalization to cough up the money for an I-Pad!

I'm going to see if I can buy creole garlic this year. Grocery store garlic and elephant garlic grows well for me and is much better than when it comes from the store but I want some spicier varieties this year. I'd love to find a hard neck that could do well here.

tracydr May 21st, 2011 01:58 PM

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I may actually have a tomato for the giant mater contest! It's an Aussie and still totally green but looks like it might go to about 1.25 pounds! I don't have one of those fancy paper scales. Where do y'all get those from?

Backyard Homesteader May 21st, 2011 02:00 PM

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Hey Willy you using that to plant those giant tomatoes!:)

peapicker May 21st, 2011 02:53 PM

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Willy you ought to be able to plant a couple of acres with that one

32bantam May 21st, 2011 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by peapicker (Post 772285)
Willy you ought to be able to plant a couple of acres with that one

That's wider than my garden.

SherylGallant May 21st, 2011 03:22 PM

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Wow! You are so far ahead of me, it's not funny!

I am just now planting my beans...
Great pics!

WillysWoodPile May 21st, 2011 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Backyard Homesteader (Post 772270)
Hey Willy you using that to plant those giant tomatoes!:)

:D

WillysWoodPile May 21st, 2011 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by peapicker (Post 772285)
Willy you ought to be able to plant a couple of acres with that one

1,500 acres actually.

peapicker May 22nd, 2011 11:10 AM

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Willy I do not think I could afford one of those tires on it,nor the deisel fuel to run it a couple hours.
That is one monster
I"ll have to stick to my old Massey
Inclosed with air, radio and cd would be nice though

WillysWoodPile May 22nd, 2011 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by peapicker (Post 772582)
Willy I do not think I could afford one of those tires on it,nor the deisel fuel to run it a couple hours.
That is one monster
I"ll have to stick to my old Massey
Inclosed with air, radio and cd would be nice though

We owed a very large amount of taxes this year. So right before tax time my uncle bought a really nice used tractor. It seems really weird that this happened but he saved over $20,000 in taxes by doing this.

Darth Slater May 22nd, 2011 11:52 AM

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I like TXDirtDog for the simple reason he did not even think to use the "G" word for describing his obviously ORANGE or YELLOW tomatoes!!!!!!!

Blanesgarden May 22nd, 2011 03:57 PM

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I like TXDirtDog for the simple reason he did not even think to use the "G" word for describing his obviously ORANGE or YELLOW tomatoes!!!!!!!

He got an invite too!;)

Blanesgarden May 22nd, 2011 03:59 PM

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Tower Up, my PL babies!:D

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0822.jpg

redneckplanter May 22nd, 2011 06:22 PM

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lookn good.................smiles

robinredchick May 24th, 2011 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by TastyofHasty (Post 771233)
Just thought I'd mention this "gadget" if you have a "sidebar" on your computer, it's called "Agenda," and it just sits in the sidebar all the time, you can use it for reminders like you're talking about. I LOVE it. Oh yeah, and it's free.
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...4140&bt=1&pl=1

I love it thanks!

TastyofHasty May 24th, 2011 10:41 AM

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You're welcome! I use it for marking the days for "planting by the moon," but on the 1st of each month I keep reminders for "things to do this month."

TXDirtDog May 28th, 2011 07:01 PM

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Lucky Dog!:D
The Orange Minsk...Dont they get bigger than that? And how was the taste on them?

Hey Blane,

pulled this one today. Yeah, they get a smidgeon bigger. :)

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...ening007-7.jpg

GennyL May 28th, 2011 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Jackie-T (Post 200013)
A nice cabbage grown with bluegillin a blender

and just how do you make that bluegill smoothie? Hate fish but while Pg for my 4th seems all the fried bluegills just fell in my mouth on the way to the table (she likes fish).

bunkie May 29th, 2011 11:03 AM

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that's a gorgeous one tx!

ness May 29th, 2011 11:14 AM

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My .0022039 acre spread:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14117092/dsc_3325.jpg

I've got another .000412 acres in black raspberries, and .00073 in asparagus on the other end of the farm. Next time I'm over there I'll take a couple pics.

TXDirtDog May 30th, 2011 07:47 AM

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that's a gorgeous one tx!

Thanks Bunkie. :)

TXDirtDog May 30th, 2011 07:49 AM

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Nice farm Ness. Everything looks very happy.

TastyofHasty May 30th, 2011 08:28 AM

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Really. Very nice and green looking!

... but are you SURE about your calculations on that
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.0022039 acre spread
?:rolleyes:

Blanesgarden May 30th, 2011 12:21 PM

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ness...good looking set up you have there.

Dog, how did ya like the orange minsk?

Found me a nice little jewel today

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0846.jpg

It has no name yet, thats all I know for now.

redneckplanter May 30th, 2011 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ness (Post 775407)
My .0022039 acre spread:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14117092/dsc_3325.jpg

I've got another .000412 acres in black raspberries, and .00073 in asparagus on the other end of the farm. Next time I'm over there I'll take a couple pics.

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.smiles

bunkie May 31st, 2011 06:29 PM

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beautiful blane! what's it taste like?

TXDirtDog May 31st, 2011 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Blanesgarden (Post 775802)
ness...good looking set up you have there.

Dog, how did ya like the orange minsk?

Found me a nice little jewel today

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0846.jpg

It has no name yet, thats all I know for now.

The OM is good. Mild, but add a touch of salt, and it takes on a new level of good.
It, Marriana's Peace and Better Boy made darn good burgers on Memorial Day.

Pretty mater Blane. I think I see an orange and a blue parent in that. Striking.

Blanesgarden May 31st, 2011 10:48 PM

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beautiful blane! what's it taste like?

Its has an Orange type taste, pretty good considering a P-20 line is in it.
More details on this at the Depot, later on.:)

ness June 5th, 2011 11:02 AM

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Thanks guys.

Tasty: I've got 96 sf in the spot, so I'm doing 96/43650 = 0.0022.

tracydr June 5th, 2011 02:28 PM

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Just shared an eighteen ounce Aussie tomato with my husband for lunch. Dash of salt, EVOO, dash of Bragg's ACV. Yumm!
I've never had any luck with big tomatoes before and this plant is cranking out a bunch of monsters!

redneckplanter June 8th, 2011 06:24 PM

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yuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................... ..

Blanesgarden June 8th, 2011 06:30 PM

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Ok...but just one little peek.
Here ya go red!

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...s/DSCN0857.jpg

Heres to Frogsleapfarms for such a wonderful creation! Siberian Tiger 2011

robinredchick June 9th, 2011 05:01 PM

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Remember the pics of my garlic garden with my granddaughter in it? Well here are the fruits of my labor!
My first year trying soft necks and braiding. I have grown hard necks for years but I love the soft necks. I ended up with 232 bulbs!

bunkie June 9th, 2011 06:29 PM

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awesome robinred! excellent job!:D

robinredchick June 9th, 2011 09:01 PM

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awesome robinred! excellent job!:D

Thanks.
Now my whole house and horse lean to smell like garlic, Plus, They help keep the flies off the horses!!!:)

GunnarSK June 10th, 2011 11:47 AM

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Hi Dirtdog, how can you mention Better Boy in the same context?

TXDirtDog June 10th, 2011 12:30 PM

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Lol. Hi Gunnar.

Better Boy is the one slicer type hybrid that I find myself unable to let go. It's dependable and a nice tasting tomato here. It's flavor is not what the OPs I mentioned are, but good in its own right.

Still makes a good tomato on a hamburger as well. :)

GunnarSK June 10th, 2011 01:12 PM

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Hi.

I think Red grows Better Boy as well. And wonder if there are any heirlooms that do well in Texas. Not now, anyway. This is probably off season for any OPs and hybrids.

TXDirtDog June 10th, 2011 01:45 PM

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Yes, Red does grow Better Boys as well.

Actually considering we have 2 shorter seasons, several of the heirlooms do well. Red and I have discussed the fact that we are still getting fruit set despite temps being steadily in the low 90 to 100F range. Possibly the low to mid 70's nights are allowing continued fruit set as well as a few other factors. Not as much as earlier in the spring, but still there.

I am really surprised with a Giant Pink Oxheart plant that I set out very late. I did not expect fruit before fall, but it currently has in excess of 15 fruit and more sepal crowns taking on the shape indicating they may be setting fruit. These are from bb size to larger than a salad tomato, indicating it has continued fruit set through the high temps.

So far of all the types we (my wife and I) have tasted this year, J.D.'s Special C-Tex seems to have the absolute best flavor to our taste buds. We also seem to be a bit partial to the Black/purple varieties. I wonder if that has to do with the chlorophyl in our climate?

Although I did taste a Brandywine (strain unknown) yesterday that is by far the best pink I have tasted. I still like the JD's a touch better. Indian stripe is another good taster for our garden. Omar's Lebanese as well. Although I sort of wonder if my Omar's is not pure, as it has a darker coloration than I expected. I need to look up Omar's and make sure I have in mind the correct color of what it should be. Whether or not it is pure, it tastes very good.

Kentucky Plate is just coming to maturity, so I haven't tasted it yet. Pineapple hasn't set a fruit yet, just started getting bloom buds 1-2 weeks ago. Will be interesting to see if it will set any fruit before end of June. Big beautiful plant tho.

KBX is not proving so far to be very productive in my garden, however Orange Minsk has been cranking out solid tomatoes like a machine.

I am losing a few plants here and there that are not handling the transfer to high temperatures well. I will put newly started plants for fall production in those spots a little later on.

tracydr June 11th, 2011 07:53 PM

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Just tasted our first Cherokee Purple today. By far the best tomato we've ever had and looking like it will be very productive despite the heat as it has set a lot of new fruit in the past couple of weeks. Very glad that I planted half a dozen of these great maters and just started some more for the fall season.
I've actually never grown a hybrid tomato so I really don't know if I would get better production here in my garden, although I know a lot of people in AZ swear you can't grow anything except Early Girls and cherry types.
Just started eating Armenian cukes this week, about one a day. Love those things! Still waiting on zucchini and lemon squash. The yard longs and purple hull pinkeyes are aways from blooming still.

klorentz June 11th, 2011 08:07 PM

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This count?:)


http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/w...0/HPIM1401.jpg


Kevin

Blanesgarden June 11th, 2011 08:39 PM

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Great Kev!
I see you and the camera are getting along just fine!:cool:

Darth Slater June 11th, 2011 08:54 PM

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Prue is a heart Dirt, Omars is a big beefsteak.

carolyn137 June 11th, 2011 09:16 PM

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Prue is an heart Dirt.

http://t.tatianastomatobase.com:88/wiki/Prue

Actually the heart ones are only one of the variable shapes of Prue that can be found on the same plant. And while some refer to it as a paste variety it isn't, it's far too juicy for that and if you mention paste to Tom Galucci, from whom I received my original seeds, he's the originator of the variety, he lets you know just what he thinks of you if you say paste/:D

Prue is one of the few varieties that I can ID just by taste alone without ever seeing the whole fruit, so for me at least the taste is unique and it's one of my fave varieties.

A yellow variant of Prue popped up in New Zealand last year and Tom has several of us growing it out and to date one person in TX has confirmed that indeed it is yellow. I won't see mine until early September, if I'm lucky.

For those who like Big Boy F1 and/or Better Boy F1, hang in there b/c one parent of both of them is Teddy Jones, a large pink heirloom beefsteak from the midwest.;)

With one exception all my tomato plants are out now but the temps have ranged from 93 and hot and humid to today when the temp didn't get above 60F and rain, rain, rain.:(

Carolyn

klorentz June 11th, 2011 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Blanesgarden (Post 781292)
Great Kev!
I see you and the camera are getting along just fine!:cool:


Thanks Blane.I did not do to bad with our reptile friend ether:D



Kevin

TXDirtDog June 11th, 2011 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Slater (Post 781296)
Prue is a heart Dirt, Omars is a big beefsteak.

Hey Darth, I think you were referring to my post which was responding to Gunnar's.

I wasn't referring to Prue the variety. What I was saying was that I was not sure if my Omar's is "pure", as Tatiana's site shows it as a pink and in the photos (coloration is sometimes hard to discern in photos) one pic looks like a nice deep pink, and the other pic looks like a bright red. The fruits from my Omar's plants I am growing (a beefsteak type slicer) coloration looks closer to the JD's Special C-Texs and Indian Stripes I am growing. Whether or not the Omar's I am growing is the correct color, it has quite good flavor to us.

The other variety I was referring to in the post was marked "Giant Pink Oxheart" on the seeds I received. I think Tatiana's refers to it as "Giant Oxheart" and indicates there is a red version and a pink version depending on which seedhouse is selling it.

Sorry for any confusion.

Dawg

Btw, thanks for mentioning Prue. I wasn't familiar with it, and reading Tatiana's site, every grower who gave info referred to its exceptional flavor. If I like the Giant Pink Oxheart at all (this is my first oxheart to grow), I may have to give Prue a try.

GreenGal June 12th, 2011 11:55 AM

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Few pics... This is an overview of my garden.
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/attac...1&d=1307897525

My yard long beans will be climbing up on this soon.
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/attac...1&d=1307897525



The weather station my husband set up yesterday. We started out with 3/4" of rain last night.
http://idigmygarden.com/forums/attac...1&d=1307897525

bunkie June 12th, 2011 12:40 PM

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beautiful setup gg! like your weatheer station!:D

GreenGal June 12th, 2011 01:35 PM

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Thanks Bunkie :)

WillysWoodPile June 14th, 2011 11:14 AM

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Dancing With The Smurfs. See the little guy there...?
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSCF6096.jpg

bunkie June 14th, 2011 11:36 AM

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awesome willy!!!:D

redneckplanter June 17th, 2011 12:04 PM

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http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/000_0330.jpg

redneckplanter June 17th, 2011 12:05 PM

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http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/000_0331.jpg

redneckplanter June 17th, 2011 12:06 PM

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http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/000_0332.jpg

redneckplanter June 17th, 2011 12:07 PM

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http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/s...e/000_0333.jpg


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