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Some Garden Goodies

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Awesome James. Eating like a king.

No thanks on the summer squash. :P

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OK, Eric, you will have to admit they make nice table decorations?

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Very attractive tables :D

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That's a nice variety of fresh vegetables you have there James. I envy you for being able to grow summer squash without SVB's taking them out. You can grow a wider range of variety in your season than I can in mine. I can eat beets now, but they are the ones I canned from this past falls garden and I haven't had fresh garden greens in a couple months because of the heat. But I'm gearing up for the fall season and already have my seeds on hand.

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Yes, Yes they do.

I'll eat them in squash bread and muffins. :D Be sure to freeze them before shipping to Washington. :wink:

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Beautiful as always! The shiny purple and white onions together are like a work of art...

I don't have a picture to show for it, but took the afternoon off yesterday (from the garden), rented a pontoon boat on a local lake with five friends. We had potluck picnic on the boat. My contribution was my day's harvest - a bunch of tomatoes, a green pepper, a bunch of celery, chard, basil, parsley. Since the rest of them don't grow tomatoes (isn't that strange :shock: ), they were amazed at how good my home grown heirloom tomatoes are. They were fighting for the privilege of taking the leftovers home! It was fun! :)
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Nothing like a home grown vine ripened tomato. My mouth is watering. If I am really lucky, I will get some in a month. Starting to be loads of green ones.
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Nice yield! What varieties of onions do you have there, jal?

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jal_ut wrote:Nothing like a home grown vine ripened tomato. My mouth is watering. If I am really lucky, I will get some in a month. Starting to be loads of green ones.
Thanks.
Beuatiful harvest I am impressed. Wish I had that much variety.

I have faith in you James fresh tomatoes are on the way my friend. Soil temps are a big thing though I am not a big fan of plastic some black plastic might help.

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jal_ut wrote:Nothing like a home grown vine ripened tomato. My mouth is watering. If I am really lucky, I will get some in a month. Starting to be loads of green ones.
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We have had so many this year already I have canned sauce, tomatoes soup, pizza sauce, I am getting ready to make a big batch of Ketchup to can. I know we have given away 2 bushels already. My favorite time of the garden is when we have put up all we need and I start giving stuff away.

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What varieties of onions do you have there, jal?
The reds I just call "Red". The others are Big Daddy. Some of those larger ones went over 1.5 pounds each. I grow some Yellow Spanish onions too, but none of that variety are in the photo.
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We went up and did some picking last night at my northern garden.
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Nice harvest. Good variety. Don't you love it when the goodies come in like that?
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The beans have done really well.
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jal_ut wrote:[img]http://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/spring_veggies.jpg[/img]

Oh my god those are the fatest carrots I ever saw!! what kind are they!

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The carrots are Royal Chantenay. They are great in my dense soil. I can't get the long ones out of the ground.
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WOW how do you store all those veggies?

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Looks great James!! always a beautiful harvest. :)
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I messed up and hit the post button twice. So got a dupe. I did an edit to give you a sunrise instead of a dupe post. Have a great day!
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Fantastic work and now ur reaping the rich and yummy rewards!! What do you do with all those veggies? Do you preserve any (and how?) Do you sell?

Very nicely done!

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What do you do with all those veggies? Do you preserve any (and how?) Do you sell?
I grow much more than we need. We do can some in mason jars and freeze some. When my family was living at home we used to can about 800 jars a year and fill two freezers. Also dry some items. Don't need that much now with just two of us. I give lots away to friends and family and the food pantry. Yes, I do sell some too. Then I feed the worms, bugs and critters.
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Lovely harvest, and beautiful colors, too!

Nice sunset photo - you've got a great view from up there!

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you are an inspiraton! :D

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Some of those pics look like they belong in a Grocery store Produce ad, nice work.

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greenstubbs wrote:Some of those pics look like they belong in a Grocery store Produce ad, nice work.
My thoughts exactly!

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Thank you.

Need a carrot?

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Nice carrots - big ones, too!

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My mouth is watering over those straw berries.

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jal_ut wrote:Thank you.

Need a carrot?

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No thanks, I got boocoo's to harvest myself.

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I just picked a 15 lb. melon.

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I cut this melon. It is great. Just right.

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Im so jealous of all that space you have, and that melon 8)

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