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Old 09-07-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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I got real lucky this year and got lots of wonderful tomatoes.
I cant give them away fast enough.
The neighbors don't shut their doors and pull their blinds when I come calling now.
They're that good.

Onions and squash and radishes are always plentiful but these are perfect BLT size and flavor. Wont happen again I'll bet.
What did you grow?
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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Hi: ronsmith100... "What did you grow"? OLDER!!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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Raspberries!! I planted 5 canes of a fall bearer (can't remember variety) last spring. They produced just enough berries last year to eat for breakfast each day. Reluctantly, I cut all the canes last fall except one to encourage (so-called) fall bearing. The canes came back as a thicket! I had enough berries for breakfast starting in June. They came into full flush in late August and I have been picking 1 to 2 pints every other day! I keep intending to make jam, but no time so I am giving away excess.

Then there is the usual...tomatoes, okra, eggplant (white striped japanese type), beans, onions, etc. I love summer!
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:02 AM   #4
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Planted early and late varieties of Tomatoes so we would have them for a while. Oh yeah! They all ripened at the same time any ways.....relish.
The Cucumbers came along at the same time as the tomatoes so they went into the relish too along with some sweet Bell Peppers.
Picked enough Red Currants from the bush out back to get 5 gal of "Granny's Home Cure".
Managed to get a basket of Bartlet Pears off the tree before the squirrels did.... Will make up a bit of jam.
I see that the wild Roses down a nearby laneway are covered with huge Hips this year. Maybe I'll go get enough to make a half dozen bottles of Rosehip wine. it's high in vitimin "C".

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Planted early and late varieties of Tomatoes so we would have them for a while. Oh yeah! They all ripened at the same time any ways.....relish.
The Cucumbers came along at the same time as the tomatoes so they went into the relish too along with some sweet Bell Peppers.
Picked enough Red Currants from the bush out back to get 5 gal of "Granny's Home Cure".
Managed to get a basket of Bartlet Pears off the tree before the squirrels did.... Will make up a bit of jam.
I see that the wild Roses down a nearby laneway are covered with huge Hips this year. Maybe I'll go get enough to make a half dozen bottles of Rosehip wine. it's high in vitimin "C".
I just hate you.
You have pears.
It is not fair!

This is why I go to Oregon and Washington when I can.

DANG!!!

You had to mention pears.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:47 AM   #6
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Didn't plant a garden again this year, just can't seem to find the time necessary to tend one. But I do have a huge crop of dandelions in the back yard grass... perfect for wine. Sigh, but all it does is make me WHINE.

My aged parents have two of those upside down tomato planters and are having a lot of fun watching a plant grow top down. Surprisingly (to me) both plants are loaded with lush, ripening tomatoes... of which I get to reap their reward!
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I just hate you.
You have pears.
It is not fair!

DANG!!!
You had to mention pears.
And NO Okra!

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #8
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I just hate you.
You have pears.
It is not fair!

This is why I go to Oregon and Washington when I can.

DANG!!!

You had to mention pears.

Now why would you hold it against someone just that they have pears?
You might want to consider Ontario this year. This pic is just one small branch of our 30-40 foot tree.



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Didn't plant a garden again this year, just can't seem to find the time necessary to tend one. But I do have a huge crop of dandelions in the back yard grass... perfect for wine. Sigh, but all it does is make me WHINE.

My aged parents have two of those upside down tomato planters and are having a lot of fun watching a plant grow top down. Surprisingly (to me) both plants are loaded with lush, ripening tomatoes... of which I get to reap their reward!
My sister in Sacramento loves her upside down tomato planters. I love the garden but don't have the time to do it in the traditional way. Last year, starting with virgin lawn, I dumped all my grass clippings in the spot I picked for the garden (I'm sure the neighbors were scandalized!), then I hacked holes in the turf under the clippings and planted squash, tomato, cucumber and melon plants in the holes. I have a thing that looks like a mini-pickaxe for grubbing and making holes. The plants took off and the yields were fantastic without any digging, weeding or watering! This year I raked back some of the mulch where I planted beans, onions and carrots. But I would recommend the procedure if you like to eat fresh veggies but hate to dig in the garden!
Oh yeah, and we have the sweetest grapes at my house in SoCal. ALL the neighbors think so!

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*I* don't actually grow anything - but my neighbor's grapes keep sneaking over the fence and choking up my trees . . . . . .
so . . . . .
this year, before whacking them back to their own property, I harvesting 25 (TWENTY-FIVE!!) pounds of very sweet grapes.

Then, of course, I had to learn how to make jelly.

There are now 15 half-pint jars of grape jelly in my basement
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Our elderberries came in real thick this year. So far SWMBO has made 2 pies and froze a bunch. MMMMM
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