What did you do in the garden today?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Dara77, May 27, 2012.

  1. Lacroix

    Lacroix Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow...I might get brave and try that receipe...I son in law loves hot and sweet things jam sounds lovely. Thanks for the receipe.
     
  2. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Flock Master

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    It all looks so good, I think I might have to try your pepper jam recipe. Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  3. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked more tomatoes and jalapenos today. Counted 14 butternut squash set and growing. Anyone know any good tricks to get them really big? Mine come out tasty and all but are barely 6 - 8 inches long. I need a big one for the fair.
     
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I don't know if it works with squash, but milk feeding pumpkins makes them huge! Take off all the fruits except one, make a slit in the vine, run a wick into the slit then into a small dish of milk. Replenish milk daily. Another thing we do with pumpkins is scratch all the kids' names into them when they are soft and green. As the pumpkins ripen, the scratched names web over, and they can run through the garden and pick the pumpkin with their name on it. My kids loved it, and now so do my grandkids.
     
  5. Stuffedcritter

    Stuffedcritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Kid and I love pepper jam use on everything from eggs - meat glaze. Have try the peach pepper jam not in season yet up here. Couple of my potted tomatoes have blossoms on them,hummingbird and susuan vine are blossoming. Off to bed going to be in 90* over 60% humidity tomorrow ice bottles for the critters deep watering for plants. everyone stay safe
     
  6. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try on one vine and see what happens.
     
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Will ya coming hunting me down if it doesn't work? :rolleyes: The slit needs to be between the fruit and the vine, and be sure to wrap the cut, with the wick in it, with something to keep the ends of the cut from drying out. I don't know if it will work either, for sure....I read it somewhere and was always going to try it. I'd always forget until too late and the fruits were close to ready.
     
  8. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked tomatoes, going to put them up when it cools down some, picked and juiced blackberries, fed and watered the critters, and played in the pool. Now it's nap time!
     
  9. Lacroix

    Lacroix Out Of The Brooder

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    I canned tomatoes ...I didn't realize that it takes 2 1/2 pounds for 1 quart. I made 4 quarts today:)
     
  10. jerrey

    jerrey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really looks like you did a great job
     

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