cshell1958
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Your english is good enough

Your explaining of these things is good enough to understand. You are very good gardener and have a beautiful oasis! Thanks for sharing. I hope to get this good. :D
Pass it on with a smile!

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The grapes look beautiful! :D
They will be such a treat when ready to harvest. I hope the birds don't think so too. :lol:

I had a robins nest in my honeysuckle arbor. The three chicks have already fledged and left the nest and no doubt have joined the others in raiding the strawberry patches. But we harvested enough and don't mind sharing for the most part, thoug I prefer that they take the smaller berries and not the anticipated big ones....

Did you mention those yellow thistles before? What part do you eat? Are they like the artichokes that you eat the flower bud? They are very ornamental in flower. Sunny yellow. 8)

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Julio - you have a beautiful garden. I'm in the UK and allways wondered if you good grow beautiful vegetables in Spain. You have just proven to me you can. Wow is all I can say.
Do you really water all day long or just in the evenings?

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applestar wrote:The grapes look beautiful! :D
They will be such a treat when ready to harvest. I hope the birds don't think so too.
Yes the birds think so too but I put remedy

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I leave them that way until they are mature.Birds are not my problem, but wasps. These eat themselves and empty the grapes in several days.

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vegetable-gardener88 wrote:Julio - you have a beautiful garden. I'm in the UK and allways wondered if you good grow beautiful vegetables in Spain. You have just proven to me you can. Wow is all I can say.
Do you really water all day long or just in the evenings?
I water in the evening all the days while it's hot in the summer.
My neighbors also come from U.K.Thank you for yours comments.

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applestar wrote:
Did you mention those yellow thistles before? What part do you eat? Are they like the artichokes that you eat the flower bud? They are very ornamental in flower. Sunny yellow. 8)
We eat the plant only when it is little.She have flowers because I have left her for seeds.
This plant also grows wild and fed a great many people after the Spanish civil war, when there was famine.

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Today I am going to show as he is any one of my entertainments.
I feed the horses and my neighbor's donkeys.

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This, the above, is the leader. all fear him.It bite.

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The baby is very beautiful.It seems the donkey of the movie shrek.



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It is a mother whith her baby.It is a spanish donkey.It is in danger of extinción.

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The white pieces of the ground are stale bread.

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When there are no bees.I have to pollinate by hand.

male flower of pumpkin.
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Removing petals
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Female flower
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Rubbing the flower's pollen male in the female flower's ovary.
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Gosh, I was up early and decided to check the garden sites. I'm sure glad I did. I just spent 30 minutes reading this thread, from beginning to end. What an enjoyable way to start the day! Now it's light here in Vemont, and I can more fully enjoy my morning garden routine having been fully energized, entertained and educated by reading Julio's posts.
"Good gardeners do not have green thumbs. They have brown knees, soiled hands and big hearts."

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I love your pictures and stories Julio! Thank you so much for sharing!
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I must say Julio, your garden is beautiful!! I think the prettiest one I have seen in 25 years... since watching my grandmothers garden grow. Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!

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¡Bueno, bueno!
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julio wrote:
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.
Julio, en Mexico les decimos "tomatillo" y se usan mucho para hacer salsas verdes... las muelen en la licuadora con chiles, en mexico usamos chile poblanos, chiles serranos, etc..

sabe deliciosa la salsa verde hecha de tomatillos, y la usamos para comer en toda clase de comidas, tacos, tortas, y hasta bocadillos de pan con lechuga y carne, etc

a mi me encanta comer salsa verde con arroz y pollo, y mucho otro tipo de comidas... tu experimentas! :)

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For the english speakers (note, I am natively from Mexico so I was explaining Mexican culture and dishes in the comment) here is a translation:

we call green tomatoes in Mexico "tomatillos", we use them to make a salsa we call "salsa verde" or green salsa, which is basically ground up peppers and green tomatoes, usually put in the blender. The peppers often used are "chiles poblanos" or "chiles serranos"

we use this salsa to eat all sorts of dishes mostly in traditional mexican foods like tacos, tortas, etc, but i personally love it in even rice / chicken / and other dishes... its for you to experiment


:)

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julio wrote:Nice and sunny sunday.I was crushing the plants of peppers yesterday.Later I gave back these to the soil.My philosophy is take you of the soil which you need, and after, you give back her what you don't need.

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Can someone give me the name of the machine that Julio is using and how much they usually cost? That seems way too neat and useful.

:O

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Being small and electric, it's probably just a shredder. Many small units that have a gasoline engine are a combination chipper / shredder.

I own this unit.
https://www.thebaynet.com/classifieds/index.cfm/fa/viewitem/item_ID/1959

Juilo has one of these.
https://www.viking-garden.com/englisch/tippstricks/haeckslerbrosch_en_neutral_vorlage.pdf

Eric

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Julio, so good to see you here again ! Everything looks beautiful, and I love the sweet donkeys !
God must think highly of animals - He created them before creating us !

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It's all right Eric.The machine is a Viking.It cost me $ 400.
Hello Deborah thank you very much.

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