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Now some eggplants.they are two varietys black beauty and purple.

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cynthia_h wrote:¡(Ji)tomates grandes y hermosos! ¿Deliciosos también?

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Yes cynthia very very delicious.Very sweet.And without chemicals.All ecologic.
Si cynthia son muy buenos.Dulces y poco ácidos.Y sobre todo sin ningún tipo de pesticida químico.Todo ecológico.

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Some melons
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carrots
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cucumber
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zucchini
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acelga,radicheta.
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taking seeds from a zucchini.

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after I put the seeds to dry up.

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Very nice, but the last pictures are not what we would call zucchini ( = calabacin). Zucchinis are summer squash, green, thinner skinned, lots less seeds. Yours is some kind of winter squash, looks like related to butternut but not the same.
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rainbowgardener wrote:Very nice, but the last pictures are not what we would call zucchini ( = calabacin). Zucchinis are summer squash, green, thinner skinned, lots less seeds. Yours is some kind of winter squash, looks like related to butternut but not the same.
Hi .The last pictures are the white zucchinis(calabacín blanco) here.They are a lots of seeds because are very ripe.
The zucchini you say is here green zucchini.(calabacín verde).
When the zucchini is for to eat,It harvest more little,whitout seeds.

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Lovely garden, Julio! I miss your corner of the world. My grandparents lived in Jimena de la Frontera when I was a kid.

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sprout wrote:Lovely garden, Julio! I miss your corner of the world. My grandparents lived in Jimena de la Frontera when I was a kid.
Beautiful town. Jimena de la frontera is near here,in Cadiz too.

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Beautiful garden. I think Ilove your automatic watering system. Is this something one must have to grow this sort of garden in Spain?
Raiser beds have been a great help to my garden, also, but I have never grown tomatos like that and in such abundance! :D

When do you plant your garden and how many "crops" can you get from it in a season?
Thanks for posting the photos. :) You make me wish it was April here in Ohio, not the end of Sept. :( Oh well, we have winter to plan for next year.

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lily51 wrote:Beautiful garden. I think Ilove your automatic watering system. Is this something one must have to grow this sort of garden in Spain?
Raiser beds have been a great help to my garden, also, but I have never grown tomatos like that and in such abundance! :D

When do you plant your garden and how many "crops" can you get from it in a season?
Thanks for posting the photos. :) You make me wish it was April here in Ohio, not the end of Sept. :( Oh well, we have winter to plan for next year.
Thank you lily51.I have got automatic watering system, but it isn't necessary here.The guys water with the hosepipe too.I water all days in the summer because the weather is very hot.
I don't understand the question of the crops.I plant tomatoes in the spring and i take its during all the season.The secrets to a good crop are: a good variety of tomatoes,enought water and a good fertilized with manure and compost.Of course to remove the bugs and to prevent the illness.

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Since we live on a farm in Ohio and my husband plants 100's of acres of crops, I call the vegetables in my little garden "crops" too. :)
We plant peas early in March becasue they like cool weather, but then they are done early too, so I can take them out and plant something in their place like beans or squash. I didn't know if your climate was too hot to do such planting or not. Our tomatoes take all summer, also.

This was my first year to try heirlooms, but looked nothing like yours.
Shall try different types next year, as yours inspire me.
Do you start your seeds inside or can you just plant the seeds in the garden?

Thanks for sharing from across the ocean.

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lily51 wrote:Since we live on a farm in Ohio and my husband plants 100's of acres of crops, I call the vegetables in my little garden "crops" too. :)
We plant peas early in March becasue they like cool weather, but then they are done early too, so I can take them out and plant something in their place like beans or squash. I didn't know if your climate was too hot to do such planting or not. Our tomatoes take all summer, also.

This was my first year to try heirlooms, but looked nothing like yours.
Shall try different types next year, as yours inspire me.
Do you start your seeds inside or can you just plant the seeds in the garden?

Thanks for sharing from across the ocean.
Hi lily51.
I plant the tomatoes in the garden in February and other time in May,so they take all summer.Two crops in the season.There are vey varietys of heirlooms you must choose the appropiate.
Yes i start my seeds inside in January.Look at the photo
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My home-made seed germinator.

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Hey Julio,

Looks great - super nice produce! Do you grow sweet potatoes?

A proposito, soy 'amigogringo' nel infojardin.
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scyther wrote:Hey Julio,

Looks great - super nice produce! Do you grow sweet potatoes?

A proposito, soy 'amigogringo' nel infojardin.
Thank you scyther.I don't grow sweet potatoes.I don't like them.
Amigogringo yo soy " Jalio" en infojardín.Participo mucho en el hilo de " hay andaluces por aqui".Allí me encontrarás.

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Hi family.
Yellow eggs of the white butterfly on the cabbage.I discovered its today.
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Julio, that cabbage white butterfly is the bane of my gardening existence. We have it very bad here, it infests all the Brassica crops.
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scyther wrote:Julio, that cabbage white butterfly is the bane of my gardening existence. We have it very bad here, it infests all the Brassica crops.
Hi,scyther.
I use normally bacillus thuringensis.it's a naturally remedy for the caterpillar from the white butterfly.Also to prevent I apply soaked garlic.

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Hi all.it's a cloudy day in Cádiz today,but it's hot.I show you other photos of my garden for to liven up the post.
This is my home-made greenhouse.It's of iron whith a plastic film.
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Howdy,

I got tired of spraying bt. Now I let the plants sink or swim.

How will you vent the invernodora on warm winter days, to avoid killing the plants?
Pat

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scyther wrote:Howdy,

I got tired of spraying bt. Now I let the plants sink or swim.

How will you vent the invernodora on warm winter days, to avoid killing the plants?
Hi amigogringo.
The warm winter days I open the door totally.I close it only a few days during the winter.
Today I saw the first tomatoes in the greenhouse.Its are tiny.I hope its grow without problem.
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Hi all.
Uffff.A bad weekend in this area.It's raining cats an dogs. :shock:

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Hi guys.Today I harvested the first succhini in the fall.Althougt the temperature is a little cold, he grow it very good still.
here it is.
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Hi all.
I show you some trees I have.
orange tree.Juice very sweet.
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Other orange.I don't know his name in english.In spanish I say mandarino.
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Olive tree
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lemon tree
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i don't know the name of this fruit either.In spanish i say Granado.
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z368/julio110/25%20septiembre%202010/PICT1144640x480.jpg[/img].

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NICE! I would need a heated greenhouse/frost free large enclosed area to grow those fruits! Mandarin Oranges I think, and the last one is called Pomegranate. My kids LOVE them. I bought some at the market last week and they savored every little one -- "Look, look! they look like jewels in sunlight!" "They're like rubies...." :D

I do have seedling citruses and pomegranates that I'm growing for fun. I recently brought the citruses indoors and will be bringing in the pomegranates after they go dormant -- frost is coming! Probably starting tonight. We'll see minus single digits ºF by January. :shock:

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applestar wrote:NICE! I would need a heated greenhouse/frost free large enclosed area to grow those fruits! Mandarin Oranges I think, and the last one is called Pomegranate. My kids LOVE them. I bought some at the market last week and they savored every little one -- "Look, look! they look like jewels in sunlight!" "They're like rubies...." :D

I do have seedling citruses and pomegranates that I'm growing for fun. I recently brought the citruses indoors and will be bringing in the pomegranates after they go dormant -- frost is coming! Probably starting tonight. We'll see minus single digits ºF by January. :shock:
Hi.I think like you.They're like rubies in sunlight.They're so beautiful.
The problem is they have a lot seeds for to eat the pomegranate.

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you are quite the gardener. I like your homemade seed germinator. Could you add specifics on it?
You live in a wonderful corner of the world where a large variety of foods can be grown and enjoyed. Thanks for sharing all of it with us. :)

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lily51 wrote: I like your homemade seed germinator. Could you add specifics on it?
:)
Hi all.
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z368/julio110/25%20septiembre%202010/P300910_1909_01640x480.jpg[/img]
Yes I can.
The first you need a power source of a old computer,a thermostat,a light bulb ,a ceiling fan of a computer too and a big wood box.
The thermostat regulate the temperature that the seed need for start.
The ceiling fan generate heat and the fan scatter it in the box.
The purpose is start the seeds in cold weather and to be early the growing.
I hope you undestand me.My language isn't very good.

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Now we are goingto prepare flavored olives.
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The first we break the olives whith a stick.

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We put it in a plastic bucket with water and salt during three days.After we change the water. So we repeat the process until the olives are not bitter.
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tomorrow I will continue with the explanation.
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Hi all again.
And the finally to flavor the olives with garlic,vinegar,salt,thyme ,oregano and a piece of orange.The olives are ready to eat.So we flavor the olives in andalucía.
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You have such a beautiful garden. I am enjoying reading about it and seeing the pictures.
God must think highly of animals - He created them before creating us !

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Looking forward to your update on processing the olive harvest. 8)

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Hello again.
Today I have been making extract of nettle for to spray the plants.
This extract is very good for the grow of the plants because it has a lot of nitrate.
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to stir with a stick all days during the process of fermentation.
[img]https://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z368/julio110/25%20septiembre%202010/PICT1166640x480.jpg[/img]
In fifteen days is ready for to use.

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deborahl and applestar.Thank you for yours replies.Often I think I am alone in the forum because the people who participate are not many.But I don't worry because there are a lot of people who read this post.
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Julio, you're not alone, sometimes people read but not reply.
I'm so impressed by your garden, and seeing you process olives too.
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ANd I am loving the nettle tea!

Good for people too!

Thanks for the posts and the hard work Julio!

Muchos gracias!

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I make many green tomato soup & Salad 8)
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I have not ever seen green tomato soup.In this area only eat ripe red tomatoes.How do you do the green tomato soup please?

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Julio, do you make fried green tomatoes?
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DeborahL wrote:Julio, do you make fried green tomatoes?
Hi Deborath.
No. I don't.In this area we don't fry the green tomatoes.only we fry red tomatoes.My wife and me are surprised to hear to it.
There is a film that is called thus(fried green tomatoes),but I have never seen it.

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I've never heard of frying the red ones. This is fun, the learning and sharing.
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