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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Usually I pick them green, but a few of them got missed and I didn't see them until they were red ripe. So yes I have a few red ripe and a bunch of green.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Besides the large numbers of peppers and eggplants still coming from the garden, I am getting a bunch of tomatillos, as well. I had so many green beans this summer that I stopped picking them and left the rest out there to mature into dry beans (something I have rarely done), so there are a lot of those out there. And just before a freeze is eminent, I will dig up my clusters of lemongrass. As for fall veggies, I am only harvesting lettuce, so far, as I had a problem with seedlings. However, very soon I will have bok choy, yu choy, tatsoi, mizuna, komatsuna, senposai, kohlrabi, and a few other things out there, as they are pushing up the cover out there really good!
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Bear's limes, meyer lemons, and Satsuma tangerines are falling off the trees. The birds are harvesting my tomatoes for me. I have only gotten a few. I see the green ones, but they are gone before I see them color up.

I dug up some horseradish, it was a lot of work.

I dug up the arrowroot because it was time to renew it. It is too much work to process it so I buy mine in a bottle.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I've cut some bok choi (love that stuff), still got bell peppers going, cherry tomatoes still going and yesterday I saw I have 3-4 eggplant coming in. Getting some cooler temps this weekend-nighttime lows will be in low 50's for a few days. yuk-I hate winter.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

More Brussels sprouts ...

Another attempt to find some way to like them begins today.

I think I'll start with a nifty rhubarb and tomato ketchup recipe, tho :D . Move on from there ...

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I keep forgetting to mention, along with all the above, I have ONE bunch of celery that keeps producing and producing long after all the others bit the dust. And I just harvested one butternut squash, that is my whole squash crop!
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I am harvesting water melons. Lots of big long green striped melons. I have been trying to eat a water melon every day but over dosed and had to quit. LOL.

Bell peppers are starting to do better now that the weather is cooled down to 80 deg. Each of the 9 plants have about 50 golf ball size bell peppers. In a few months peppers will be the size of grape fruits just like they were last year.

Tomatoes were looking BAD but are starting to look better. I am going to leave these plants along and plant a few new plants from seeds. I think the new plants will do better and be making nice big tomatoes about January or February.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

sigh.... January tomatoes in the garden! :shock: Long about mid to late Jan, my garden is likely to be buried in snow and temps in the negative numbers...

Any of you southern folks looking to hire a garden helper? :?
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Harvested my Sunchokes today :D
Maybe it's because I didn't get around to harvesting last year, but the tubers are really nice size this year. The ground was somewhat wet and this area is full of clay and earthworm muck. They do clean up nicely. I believe most of mine are white fuseau...
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Great sunchokes, applestar! It must be the two year growth - I tried them once, and really didn't get much at all, so never tried them again.

I harvested my lemongrass today, since it is supposed to freeze soon. I harvested more peppers today, even though I had given up on them the last time it was supposed to get very cold here, I think about 9 days ago. I picked what I could, and just left the rest out there, figuring I had enough already. In just that amount of time, many of them grew much larger, and many have ripened, as well. That Mustard habanero in the earthbox was the most unbelievable, giving me 4 more quarts of full sized peppers, after picking all those last time.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Oh Heavens! How do you ever "stop" trying sunchokes?

I used to have them at another home. Or at least, the elderly neighbor had them. Or, it may have been her father ... great, nutty flavor.

DW planted some. I warned her! She couldn't come up with much to do with them so, there were less sunchokes this year. But, they showed up on the other side of the fence and the neighbor asked about them. I warned her! I see she didn't try to take them out ..!

We got the rest of the kale this week. It was supposed to be 11ºf this morning but I think it only got down to 15º. Thank Heavens the wind stopped! Garden is to bed. I just hope the ground thaws so that I can get several fence posts in soon.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I've been cutting our fall broccoli. We have been in the deep freeze the past week, and now we have snow. I still have 25 or so plants to cut the main head!! We've had some fresh broccoli, but mainly freezing it.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Still cutting some bok choy. Cut the first head of broccoli yesterday, but my neighbor kiddies took it home to eat with Ranch dip. Will have some more to cut tomorrow!
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I harvested some thinnings of red romaine and won bok. One friend gave me a papaya and another gave me an avocado and the satsuma mandarins are falling off the tree so I am giving away bags of them.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I would love to reach a long arm and have one of those bags of satsuma!
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Broccoli, and bok choy. Got tomatoes on the vine in the greenhouse. My lettuce is beautiful...and bitter. I think I need to change type I plant. Don't know why its so bitter this year.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I thought I might have an easy lettuce answer for you, Catgrass ... until I checked your weather.

New Orleans has only had one day this month with a temperature above 80°f. Mostly, it's been highs in the 60's and one afternoon of only 50°!

I would think that it should be fairly ideal lettuce-growing weather.

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my garden soil is frozen as hard as a rock! i can't even get a shovel in it to bury some compostables. the little greens in my (unheated) greenhouse are growing, however.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Lettuce grows fairly easy here. I have it in pots, because I have bigger things in my actual garden. Maybe too little water at times, I just don't know.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Happily, I dug up some of my lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, celery, arugula, and parsley and am growing them in the garage "V8 nursery" where the lowest temp so far has been down to 38°F. I have to situate the lettuce pots carefully because I let our indoor only cats explore the garage, partly to deter and catch the field mice that try to come in for the warmth via unknown entry points... And one of them particularly LOVES lettuce. :x (for this reason, I can grow them in some of the ideal locations in the house...)

Also, first of the "winter" indoor tomatoes are ripening now and I'm harvesting a few every day -- just enough for garnish and fresh snacks. Some of the overwintering hot peppers, too. Also harvesting basils as well as pineapple sage that I dug up and brought inside.

Outside, there are a few more carrots, radishes and Egyptian walking onions I could harvest.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

down to just digging yacon, groundnut, and sunchokes.

applestar - how did your yacon fare this year? i don't think i've seen a mention.

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I got a couple of suyo cucumbers and some rosemary and thyme for my stuffing tonight.
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!potatoes! wrote:down to just digging yacon, groundnut, and sunchokes.

applestar - how did your yacon fare this year? i don't think i've seen a mention.
Hey, thanks !potatoes! -- they did their thing and I had a modest tuber harvest this year, but a lot of the purple nuggets to replant. I'm thinking maybe the area got over-flooded and I need to find a better drained spot. The early sudden dip/freeze we had may have shortened the season, too.

I just hope I can keep them over the winter in good shape. Any tips would be awesome. :D
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

peter peppers I brought indoors before the frost.
I already had them growing in containers.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Greens! I uncovered my greens hoop house, and I harvested the perimeter stalks from my mizuna, senposai, zen hybrid, bok choy, tatsoi, and yu choy - the only one I didn't harvest from was the komatsuna, as that variety just doesn't grow like the old one. For next winter I'll get some of Pinetree Garden's generic komatsuna, as that did best in the cold, though it was not the best one for spring, as it bolted early.

Here is the uncovered greens house, and the 5 photos before are the individual plants. Incredible how those plants grow back after a harvest! I just trimmed them back on 11-12, and some of these, like the tatsoi, look like they hadn't been touched.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Sungold and Black cherry tomatoes.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked a few cherry tomatoes off the plant in the greenhouse. Cut another broccoli head-gonna cut a BIG cabbage this evening!
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Purple Top Turnip roots. Planted a good size area at the farm/hunting land. Deer have been enjoying the leaves but several had some good size roots, so I gathered a few for boiling.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

imafan26 wrote:Sungold and Black cherry tomatoes.
Same here, also my first Talavera Native came ripe today. :-()
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applestar wrote: I just hope I can keep them over the winter in good shape. Any tips would be awesome. :D
best would be 40F, dark, and not drying out yet not totally sealed. close as i can get is a big plastic tub in the basement, rhizome with (what starts out as) slightly moist soil covering them and a lid either loosely covering or with a few holes drilled in.

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Red romaine thinnings to add to my salad for dinner and Satsuma mandarins.
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Used some rosemary today for baked chicken for Christmas potluck today.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked 11 Brown turkey figs, someone at the garden gave me a hyotan (upo) squash, and I dug up the turmeric about 40 lbs worth to be given away. I will keep a few pieces to put back in the ground after the bed is amended.
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Pictures?

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Just thought I'd mention what I got today from the herb pots (market tomorrow). Needless to say, the plants are slow now, and some weeks don't bother. We had some cold a couple weeks ago, but since stayed decent. The marjoram is in smaller pots and pulled it in closer when it got chilly. Last year didn't and lost some.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked the first big cabbage yesterday. Gonna make cabbage rolls! Still have bok choy and tomatoes in the greenhouse.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

harvesting nothing from my garden but some herbs these days. But I made an orange vegetable soup with garden herbs, canned beans, and spinach from my garden that I had frozen. Thawing it and using it in the soup worked pretty well. I liked it better than commercial frozen spinach.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Hey!!?

Okay, well I had Rattlesnake Bean Soup yesterday! Rattlesnake beans are usually grown for green beans, at least the Cascade Giant variety that I grow are. The pods are really hard to shell compared to more common, dry beans. But, they are sooo worth the bother when you've got that soup in front of you :D !

Went out and dug some carrots out from under the pile of pine needles. They are very bright BRIGHT orange at this time of year! The red onions in the basement are holding up real well so a half of one of those went in.

... I had to saute' the veggies (along with the store-bought celery ;)) separately because I missed the chance to get them in the beans at the right moment, during their long cooking in the home-made broth ...!

So, tasty.

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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

I have just been outside and picked my first raspberries for breakfast. :D
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Watercress.
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Re: What are you harvesting -Fall 2014

Picked 6 ripe tomatoes today, and 4 large starfruit, and 2 heads of buttercrunch lettuce will be harvested tomorrow, as well as a small stalked Pok choy.
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