What did you do in the garden today?

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

  1. Lacroix

    Lacroix Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2014
    I use Sure Jell and the box is 1.75 oz (49g) :)
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  2. hammytammy

    hammytammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2014
    Windsor NY
    stuff those babies! all kinds of goodies to go in them
    cooling cream cheese with an olive in it?
    fill with mozzie
    i also think puree them with a little olive oil, refridgerate and use as a seasoning
    dry them and grind them to season with.
    stuff with blue cheese and bread and deep fry.

    eat with icy beer
  3. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2011
    North Central Oklahoma
    Picked 5 1/2 lbs of tomatoes, watered like crazy, and killed squash bugs. Then picked all of my ripe butternut. Getting loads of jalapenos now and have two bigwatermelons on my scrawny little vines.
  4. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2014
    South Carolina
    My Coop
    Finally got the tiller working right, and got my Crowders in the ground


    Picked several pounds of yellow tomatoes


    Also pulled about 5 tomato plants, and have the green ones in a box in the sun to ripen ( about 8 pounds)

    Came I and made crystallized ginger (some think I'm too cheap to just buy it, but $10 for 2 oz is insane)


    Had to make crystallized ginger so I could make some old tyme Yellow Tomato marlalade (cooking off tomorrow


    We're sowing our collards, kales, & Asian greens this week in pots, getting ready for transplant in August.
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    Please send me some of your energy. Am sending SASE!!!
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  6. Sheysd1

    Sheysd1 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    Hutto, Texas
    I planted two 10 foot by 18 inch rows of bush beans and transplanted two yellow bell pepper plants to get them out of the way of the beans. Then I filled a small raised bed with fresh soil that I built just for my chickens to scratch and eat from, [​IMG] I will probably plant some mixed greens in that.
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    You'll be eating LOTS of beans.

    I planted 2 rose bushes, 2 Russian Sage, 1 pink bee balm, 2 other perenials... that i've forgotten the name of. Potted 3 geraniums and 1 white dahlia. I'm focusing on aromatic plants that can be used in the nest boxes. Took a cutting from my Citronella several weeks ago. It looked like the cutting was dying: all leaves turned yellow, but it finally sprouted roots, so can plant it tomorrow.

    Finally getting produce from the garden. several batches of pole beans, summer squash, carrots, beets, lettuce. One cherry tomato getting pink.
  8. misbhaven

    misbhaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2014
    heck I have about 30 ft of pole beans and about 40 feet of bush beans not eating that many..and been canning some...bu I have a family of seven takes a lot for even a meal..dug some potatoes, picked about a gallon of green beans, 1 squash and a cucumber..planning on making some crab apple jelly tomorrow.
  9. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heart of Dixie
    I'll be canning green beans and tomatoes tomorrow!
  10. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2014
    South Carolina
    My Coop
    I got up cooked off some Red Tomato Marmalade (Pictured below is the yellow)
    This is definitely going in my new cookbook, because so far it's been good on everything:
    Hamburgers, chicken fajitas, chip dip, tomato sandwich spread, & on Biscuits.
    The red is more but faintly tomatoey, but the yellow is less tomatoey and almost like
    Peachy marmalade.


    In the Actual garden I din nothing, but put a few old boiled eggs around my late crop tomatoes,.
    trying to deter the danged deer.
    I did water, but then it rained this afternoon...LOL...figures
    Should be picking cucumbers again by next week, lots of blooms today...

    We also are hoping for maybe 4 new additions this weekend, We candled our eggs again
    supposed to be day 14, Eggs looking pretty full up, 1/4 of the eggs are very much ahead of the rest.
    So we'll hatch a few at a time I guess...LOL...looks like it'll be at least a 60% hatch
    for our first time we're so egg-cited.

    Anyone with any interesting recipes for banana peppers we need something different to do
    the dilly whole ones, really are not what we expected, but they are beautiful.
    I really don't want to do the sweet relish because they are actually better with warmer peppers.

    At the farm too we're adding a new layer of screen from some recycled chicken & fencing wire we came into.
    I really dislike chicken wire, 1" staples, wire cutters, & hammers...But no creatures should be able to get through.

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