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Double Dog Farm Harvest 2011

I will start my own post and add to it as the season progresses.

June 18th 2011.

Harvested from the garden this evening. Loose head of Red Sails lettuce, Music scapes, Red beard bunching onions, Super Sugar Snap peas, Joi Choi flowers and stem, and Seascape strawberries.
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:oops: Dogs are so funny! :twisted: :roll:

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Nice harvest and, uh, by the way nice squat as well. :lol:

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Looks like a magazine picture. Top picture, that is.

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Beautiful!

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Great looking table of edibles!

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Only on a forum like this one could we enjoy an absolutely gorgeous picture of fresh garden produce.

And then, have a 5 minute laugh at the photograph that follows!

Thank you for both, Eric!

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by the way nice squat as well.
They are famous here at Double Dog Farm, Open Pollinated by the way. :wink:

I was concentrating on the shot, didn't even notice, until posting it here. :oops:

Instead of the second posting, I should have went in and crapped the picture.

I'll post more pictures later.
Thank you
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Great garden goodies.
Sign of things to come for my garden i hope.
Good, healthy eats for sure.


Dog is doing what dogs do do. LOL

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Great pics, Eric.

If anyone else asks, just day it's your dog's way of being on-point of a critter in the grass :lol:.
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:lol: Now that you've set a precedent, each group of update shots will have to be accompanied with equally amusing photo of your dogs or animals. :wink:

Lovely harvest. :D

P.S. This requirement will guarantee that there will be no more comedic entry anywhere within the viewfinder frame. :>

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Eric-great pictures of your first harvest. Now tell me, what do you use the Joi Choi flower for? And what is everyone talking about pictures of the dogs, guess I missed something :shock:
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Beautiful produce, Eric. My wife wanted to know why my picking was not that pretty. The weather map has shown your area with some pleasant temps the last few days. What has it been like around you? Here in the Southland it is HOT.

We have eaten some great green beans, squash. Yesterday was the first frying of okra, and the pepper is just beginning. Squash is about to be taken by the heat, so I have some new plants coming along. Tomatoes this year is a different story. Best I can tell from sympthoms, looks like Southern Bacterial Blight.
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Now tell me, what do you use the Joi Choi flower for? And what is everyone talking about pictures of the dogs, guess I missed something
GB, I stir fried a little pork with Joi Choi, scapes, green onions and the peas right at the end. It was pretty good.

If you look at photo number two, upper left, you will see my dog Peppercorn.
The weather map has shown your area with some pleasant temps the last few days. What has it been like around you? Here in the Southland it is HOT.
Very nice weather lately. It did rain Friday night and Saturday morning. Not sure how it measured. I don't think we have been above mid 70's this spring. July 5th is about when things kick off.

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Eric-I see your dog now. What a cute name Peppercorn. And what a great way to use your veggies!
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DoubleDogFarm wrote:

Instead of the second posting, I should have went in and crapped the picture.
I think you meant "cropped" the picture? However, I have to say that your 'crapped' typo is the pun of the century!

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Finally! Thank you! I thought no one was going to catch this. :wink: LMFAO

I thought for sure that Cynthia_h, Applestar or even Stella1751 would have jab me on this one.

I'm funny in my own mind.
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No comment -- well one -- you think you are SO funny. :roll: :wink:

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Ummmm, there is an "Edit " function available on your posts. :shock:
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No comment -- well one -- you think you are SO funny.
Ummmm, there is an "Edit " function available on your posts.
He-he-he cough!

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jal_ut wrote:Ummmm, there is an "Edit " function available on your posts. :shock:
It would be great if my gardening this year had an "Edit" button
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It would be great if my gardening this year had an "Edit" button
or eveyday could be like in the Groundhog Day movie. You live this Spring over and over and over. :cry:

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If I could do-over my Spring gardening, I'd plant salad crops instead of being lazy, actually get around to harvesting the ripe strawberries before they rotted in place (well less than half anyway), and I'd plant my snap peas a month earlier.

Oh well. Great pics, and I loved the "typo", he he.

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June 22nd 2011

petalfuzz,

Gardening is a bit of a guessing game and every spring is different. 2010 and this year have been interesting.

Harvested strawberries today. Shuksan and Seascapes are in full swing. Should get about two weeks out of the Shuksan and the rest of the summer from the Seascapes.

Shuksan
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Nice bowl of berries
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Eric, I did see the typo, but figured it was intentional (given the nature of the above photo). Thus, I didn't comment on it.

....Sorry if we're acting like a bunch of "stakes" in the mud :lol:.
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Nice strawberries Eric. what did you all do with them? Can? Make jam, etc?
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Eric, I did see the typo, but figured it was intentional (given the nature of the above photo). Thus, I didn't comment on it.

....Sorry if we're acting like a bunch of "stakes" in the mud .
He he, It was intentional.
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GB,
The strawberries are waiting in the refrigerator. I will wash, slice and vacuum seal this evening.

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June 28th 2011,

I'm surprised and happy that my two weed patches are pumping out the berries.
Seascape patch
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Shuksan patch
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I harvested a little over 4 gallons this evening.
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This basket is about 24" across the opening

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:shock: Wow! that's an awesome harvest DD!! I think my garden is going to get there someday (wishful thinking on my part :wink: )
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Fantastic! I have some red berries and will pick mine this morning. I hope I do as well.
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gardenbean,

Nay, You are over half way there. Planning is a big part of gardening. If you plant a everbearing variety, fruit the first year. :D

James,

What variety are you growing? How do you store?

**Looking at the Shuksan photo, looks like my tool shed is sinking into the pond. :shock: Just a bad photo. **

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Looking GREAT! :D

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July 1st 2011

More strawberries. Are we sick of them yet? :D
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AHHH! all the strawberries- so jealous! That's it, I'm planting some seascapes, instead of the littler june bearing variety i ended up with. Grr!

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James,

What variety are you growing? How do you store?
I am growing two varieties of everbearers. I have long since forgotten their names. We freeze them. I had some June bearers and they were great in June, but the patch got overun with grass. The June bearers had larger fruit than the everbearers.
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I like freezing strawberry and other berries not touching each other on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Once frozen solid, I just scoop them into gallon and quart-size freezer bags. They are easy to use for smoothies, pancake and muffin additions, or making jam and preserves when I'm ready.

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July 2nd 2011

Apple, I was having trouble vacuum sealing the strawberries. The juice kept interfering. Now I freeze the berries first, then vacuum.

Kale this evening. 6 of us for dinner, hope this is enough.
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Nice DDF keep 'em coming

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I like that bowl you've got, Eric, it makes your vegetables look even tastier!

What do you do about all of the weeds in the strawberry patch? Do you wait until the plants die back and pull them, or do you just let them go?
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What do you do about all of the weeds in the strawberry patch? Do you wait until the plants die back and pull them, or do you just let them go?
I pull a few of the larger weeds while I'm harvesting. This is year 2 for these two patches. This fall I will lift divide and replant in a new location.

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