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    Looks delicious!

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    The Orphan garden.
    This area contains tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, sweet potatoes, eggplant and garlic.





    The herb garden.
    This contains sage, fennel, tarragon, thyme, oregano and parsley.

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    The main plot.

    The bean fence.



    Those darned greens!



    Tomatoes.



    The indeterminate plants. What's the difference between "indeterminate" and "determinate" tomatoes?





    A view from above.

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    Our garden has defeated us already this year. Those tomatoes look great! What are you using, if anything, to keep out the tomato illnesses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    Our garden has defeated us already this year. Those tomatoes look great! What are you using, if anything, to keep out the tomato illnesses?
    I switched the mulch from composted horse manure to straw. We believe that made the biggest difference. The spider mites are back with a vengeance. There are two plants that are decimated. I will not go to the bother of spraying under the leaves and use insecticidal soap. My folks are eating five tomatoes with every meal every day. We have plenty for whatever we want on a daily basis. This Sunday we will be canning the fourth and fifth loads of tomatoes (seven qts. per load)
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    Odd Tomatoes

    This appears to have come from a double flower?







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    Hot Peppers!

    Just a few of the peppers we have harvested this year.





    We grew three types of peppers this year. All three have different scovil levels.
    My family is getting together in about 10 days. I am going to candy a bunch of each and serve them on crackers with cream cheese.
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    BEETMANIA!!!

    Pulled up all of the beets.



    Cleaned up.



    Half of the beets were boiled and half were baked. The beet greens were seasoned and cooked.
    My new favorite beet is baked with a little olive oil and kosher salt.
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    Something blocking my sidewalk.





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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    We have lantana that grows essentially as a weed. We've cut it up, dug it out, run it over, mowed it down, and it just keeps coming back. We're pretty much at a stalemate with it, which in this case just means we hack it down when it starts blocking the driveway.
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    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    MOAR TOMATOES!
    I will post how many quarts we canned at the end of the season.





    MOAR COLLARD GREENS



    De-stemmed and ready to wash. These were melted down and filled a one gallon freezer bag.

    To Live Is To Eat

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    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    BONKERS getting some catnip.



    That reminds me. I need to pick some basil and make pesto sauce.

    This is the second batch of about five pounds. We gave some away and froze the rest.



    mmm... pesto pizza!



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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Some squash, zucchini and okra.



    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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