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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

How long did it take for that pepper to get that big? Was that from seed?
I don't like to fuss with covers, hot caps etc. so I buy my starts and don't plant them out till danger of frost is past. Here that means first of June. Looks like about 8 weeks from planting out I have peppers. Don't know what variety they are, just marked green bell peppers.
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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

OK, jal, this is the best I can do this late in our season. Your produce is now at prime and mine is at the end. This is a recent picture, however, as I took this produce to a party last Thursday night to give away. God has been good to us this year. A harvest from a tiny seed is always amazing to me. And I did start each plant from seed in my little greenhouse.

Peppers, eggplant and okra will continue until frost, and I have some fall tomatoes and squash in the ground.


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You are ahead of me, James.

I see some sweet corn tasseling around the neighborhood. I suppose I could have planted something like Fleet again but the plants are so small that it is almost embarrassing to have it out there :wink: . Instead, I'm waiting for the usual, Ambrosia and Sugar Buns.

Zucchini just started coming off last week and I've eaten the 1st 4 cucumbers of the season :) . It will seem like forever waiting for peppers and eggplant . . . I'm still getting 3 or 4 Sungolds every time I go out but the only (slightly) bigger tomato has been the 1st few Bloody Butchers. I have a ripe Fireworks and am curious how that one does since it is only its first year in my garden. Some of the other varieties are loaded with green tomatoes and it won't be long!!

Onions? Of course, I've been enjoying the sweet onions from scallions on. They have been bulbing up over the last several weeks but it is only now that a few of the onions are making very big bulbs. Shallots were all harvested and are now nice and dry . . . I don't suppose that you want to see my kale :? . Oh hey! I've started to dig the Yukon Gold spuds!

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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

What do you do with all your squash?

I was getting about 3 squash every day for a while, we over dosed on it after 2 weeks.

We gave squash to everyone we knew they all over dosed on squash too. I pulled up all the plants.

Sure would like to have squash from time to time in the winter if there is a way to save it.

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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

Summer squash in season, but I don't like it frozen nor bottled. Some of the winter squash will keep into winter in the basement. We don't freeze nor bottle winter squash either.
What do you do with all your squash?
What we don't eat, sell, or give away ends up worm food. I know, plant a few plants and get much more than needed. Its OK, the worms enjoy it too. I tossed two buckets full of summer squash to the worms yesterday. I planted a lot this year as I wanted plenty for market. Well you need to pick it every other day so the squash are small like people want, and probably half of it goes to the worms. Yet you need several plants to have enough on market day. I like it fresh picked. That is what we advertise.
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What's that hiding?
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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

This was last Sundays harvest all the beans, corn are canned and the tomatoes were turned into tomato soup and canned Friday evening.

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As usual, Very nice James.

How about your local food bank? Will they take the leftovers?


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Ohio Tiller, nice showing. You gotta love it when all the food comes pouring in.

My "local food bank" is 13 miles away. Price of gas what it is, I don't take it that way unless I happen to have other reasons to travel that way.

No tomatoes nor melons yet here.
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lakngulf, good showing. I will be lucky to get any tomatoes. The climate here doesn't have enough frost free days for lots of the warm weather stuff. Pass the maters.
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Our garden had a slow start this year due to the cold rainy spring. It finally started warming up good the very end of June and is producing good now. Gardening at this altitude is a real challenge. We've already had a few nights dip down into the low 40's.
A suggestion for any extra produce is to donate it to your local senior center. Fresh produce is really appreciated by them.
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That is some nice looking stuff. My garden is doing great, thanks to all of you
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Much smaller garden this year, but still getting good eats. :D

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Those figs look great! I had my first fresh fig I've ever eaten a few days ago from a friends tree. Now I am going crazy deciding what varieties to plant...

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Desert King is the variety I have. Looks like I will have a few root suckers. What do you have in trade.

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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

Digging potatoes in the morning they are all done top side so it is time to see what the bottom side looks like.

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Just picked corn, beans, broccoli, cukes, onions and squash for the market tomorrow morning. I am gonna have a truck load.
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Well I am tired we dug 4 wheel barrels full of these!
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Had a pretty good day picking. The tomatoes are finally turning yellow and red. but I still have hundreds that are green! The raccoons found my corn last night and I lost maybe 2/3s of it!
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Wow! Mighty nice taters.

Aw, too bad about the corn. Darned critters anyway.
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small harvest :-)

Yup, back when I used to have room to grow corn, I gave up on it, because every critter loves corn, including especially raccoons and deer.

As an herbalist, a lot of my harvest is small. Today I hung a bunch of basil and mint to dry, oven dried and cleaned enough thyme to make a half cup of teeny-tiny leaves, made up and froze 5 dinner size baggies of pesto, distilled 2 one ounce vials of oil of thyme, and made 6 jars of purple basil jelly.
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[quote="jal_ut"]Punkin Patch


I am putting in a seperate patch next year for mellons they spread out so badly that I had to stop tilling for weeds way to soon between rows. Those things are at least 25 to 30 foot around.

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Just got my first ripe cantaloupes. Also got a ripe watermelon.

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Just did a little picking myself....

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Alright, Glue those green bell peppers back on. I like them when they are ripe. Red, Yellow, Orange or white. Much sweeter.


Your harvest looks good

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:evil: HEY! My eyes are up here. :evil:




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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

DoubleDogFarm wrote:Alright, Glue those green bell peppers back on. I like them when they are ripe. Red, Yellow, Orange or white. Much sweeter.


Your harvest looks good

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Agreed....but these ones were destined for a batch of my wife's green pepper jelly. I'm pretty excited about the giant jalapenos though...always only grew the regular ones. The bigguns should be good for stuffing....

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It all looks good! Ohio-tiller that is a lot of potatoes. I have been to busy to plant much of a veggie garden but next year I plan to. There are lots of fresh vegetables grown around me, and I even have been given some by my wonderful neighbors. But nevertheless I am green with envy.
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DoubleDogFarm wrote::evil: HEY! My eyes are up here. :evil:




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Nice melons! :lol:
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Picked 26 gallons of these yesterday morning
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and I am guessing around 40 tomatoes! 1 watermelon amd 2 cooking pumpkins!

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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

DoubleDogFarm wrote:Alright, Glue those green bell peppers back on. I like them when they are ripe. Red, Yellow, Orange or white. Much sweeter.

Your harvest looks good

Eric
Agreed - I always let them get their color. I often do the same with jalapenos - they get a bit hotter, but develop a sweetness to them as well. Green peppers of any sort seem to have a bitterness that just doesn't go over well with me. I'll use green jalapenos for color contrast though.

Jay...I make my pepper jelley with red jalapenos and red bells (and dried apricots). Similar idea as the green jelly, I'd imagine, but with a little different taste.

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DoubleDogFarm wrote: :evil: HEY! My eyes are up here. :evil:




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Nice melons! :lol:
They're Synthetic. :roll:

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Last time I had jalapeno jelly, it was like getting hit by a MACK truck.
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Re: You gotta love July for the garden produce.

Ohio Tiller, O'migosh, that is a lot of beans. Hope you had sale for them and didn't have to can them. ;)
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Tomatoes are winding down....including my "mystery potato leaf volunteer" (there's a thread about them on the tomato boards, here: https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... 78&t=54244

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some of the previously mentioned mystery potato leafs

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and some cukes. The vines look like hell, with the vast majority of the leaves looking like some sort of shriveled up mummified mess. Still producing fruit though. I only had 4 plants total, and have gotten great production. I've done 2 big batches of pickles this year along with countless mater and cuke salads....

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jal_ut wrote:Ohio Tiller, O'migosh, that is a lot of beans. Hope you had sale for them and didn't have to can them. ;)
Nope only canned 26 quarts of this bunch and that did it for me on beans for the year. I gave the rest away to the folks at work and my neighbors. I have never sold a single thing from my gardens as of yet. The In-laws went up and picked 20 gallons yesterday and that’s still not the end of them in I say about 2 weeks I will have that many again. The beans have gone crazy this year!



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