What did you do in the garden today?

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

  1. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be picking apples, all my tomatoes and pulling the first crop bushes, & picking figs.

    I'll know what I'm canning this weekend when I see how much I pick...

    Have a Great Weekend
     
  2. MissusFoster

    MissusFoster New Egg

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    I finally got to pick some ripe tomatoes! Five of them, which promptly went into a salsa with a nice big yellow onion. Green beans, too, because those are becoming a bit of a problem.

    Powdery mildew is starting to show up in spots in the pumpkin patch, and I'm battling that with scissors and milk spray. I watched a neighbor's beautiful delicata squash vine succumb to that one day at a time last summer, so I'm determined to fight it off as best I can without getting Old Testament on it.

    And I have not one, not two, but THREE jack-o-lantern pumpkins hanging off various fences in my garden. I planted five vines, and I don't really have a choice about the vertical gardening thing.
     
  3. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today we picked herbs to dry, Monarda, Sweet Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Rosemary, Oregano, Sage, & Thyme.
    I like to harvest and dry herbs in the late summer to get me thru the winter, I use them fresh all summer. Cutting late summer lets them have a last big flush, I can use more fresh, and still have some to dry, root for a small windowsill thing I attempt each year (It doesn't last long but stretches things a few more weeks with fresh after first frosts) and even freeze a little.

    Herbs are dang expensive in the store for something that is quite xeric Has few pest problems, & ez to grow.
    Grow your own herbs, light and air flow are the key.
     
  4. Lacroix

    Lacroix Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked giant sunflowers for the tables. Picked more heirloom tomatoes, basil and figs. Made fig jam and pesto:)
     
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  5. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stuck my fingers in the dirt and found great big sweet potatoes growing benearh the vines. Yeah!
     
  6. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today we have sprinkled the entire garden with my mix of Hot Pepper, Ghost, Habanero, & Cayenne powder. If the deer come they will be sorry...LOL

    TIP: be careful when using a mortar and pestle when crushing hot peppers, (or cooking) the steam and dust can make breathing very uncomfortable.
     
  7. MissusFoster

    MissusFoster New Egg

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    Harvested even more cucumbers, harvested some kale for my chickies, and tied my pumpkin vines up a little further. I've got one pumpkin getting its yellow speckles and a bunch more just starting to form--one giant in the grass is about twice the size of my head already. Got some new potatoes, too!

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  8. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me get my 1942 cookbook out...watch for it tomorrow..i am beat today
     
  9. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a lot to catch up in the garden after vacation . Squash , tomatoes , green beans , and cucumbers . Made bread and butter pickles and put up green beans . Chickens getting plenty of garden treats now .
     
  10. misbhaven

    misbhaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can relate to playing catch up with school starting today I hadn't went out in the garden in a couple days..picked squash, tomatoes, need to go back out and pick beans, got 7 green peppers for my MIL in exchange for her tomatoes,and some other various peepers I am just freezing whole until i gather enough to make pepper jelly, I have a table full of own tomatoes, thinking of canning Tomatoe soup, and will be making chili just to can for my 4 yr old who is obsessed with eating chili before anyone asks I own a pressure Canner. ..I already have 20+ quarts of canned whole tomatoes, 10 pints of salsa , 8 quarts of spag. sauce. Tomatoe basil jam , plus 25 quarts of beans and 30 quarts of pickles ... and i still have a good 3 more weeks of Tomatoe season LOL.
     

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