JayPoc
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early summer harvest pics

Howdy all. I've been so incredibly busy this spring/summer that I've rarely stopped by. Now that I have a minute, I thought I'd share a few pictures. Things are good here. I hope they are with you as well.

Lettuces all did fantastic:

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Onions as well. Big shout out to Dixondale Farms:

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Red Russian Kale:

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Carrots:

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And finally, see if you can spot the visitor to my pea rows?:

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As far as updates go...kale, collards, onions, turnips, and peas have come and gone. In their place I have about 11 tomato plants, several yellow and green squash, several cukes, several peppers.

Still going are some carrots and broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and various herbs, etc.

Also started another big round of basil (wife makes pesto and freezes it to last the entire year), parsnips, green beans, and another round of lettuces.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something...sigh, oh well...

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OMG TOO CUTE!!!! Best harvest photos ever! Image
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applestar wrote:OMG TOO CUTE!!!! Best harvest photos ever! Image
Thanks...I'm very proud of them. The kids are ok too.... :>

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Oh my! Those smiles make the carrots and other veggies soooo much better. Thanks for sharing.
Have fun!
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Nice looking kids. I can tell you are rightly the proud parent. Congrats on your productive garden. Nothing like those fresh veggies and fruits. Farmers markets come close, but still lose out to the home grown stuff! My Dixondale candy and candy apples aren't nearly as large as yours. Would really LOVE to grow Spanish onions, but alas we are in the indeterminate onion zone. :x
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Looks like you've had a good start to your year. Just curious how long those onions took. I got about 40 spanish onions growing right now. I planted 30 on the may 24 weekend. Started them from onion sets. I thought I read you pick them when the tops start to yellow. Just curious. thanks

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dtizme wrote:Looks like you've had a good start to your year. Just curious how long those onions took. I got about 40 spanish onions growing right now. I planted 30 on the may 24 weekend. Started them from onion sets. I thought I read you pick them when the tops start to yellow. Just curious. thanks
I started them in late March. Mine didn't really ever go hello, but they did start to fall over at the neck. That's usually my cue to pick them.

Thanks all for the nice comments. Should have maters, squash and cukes when I return from vacation...assuming my house/dog sitter can keep things alive until I get back.

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Thanks for the advice. Best of luck the rest of the year.

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WOW!!! Great pics and veggies too. I'm suprised to see carrots and onions so early? But I'm in norther Illinois and I see your in Virginia.

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It's not July...it's Squashtober!

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Also a good time for a sammich with a big slice!

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Today's haul. Love this time of year...

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looking good! What type of tomato is on your sandwich?

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Igotworms wrote:looking good! What type of tomato is on your sandwich?
I'm not completely sure, but I seem to recall that one was a Grandma Oliver's Red.

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