What did you do in the garden today?

karenerwin

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Wasn't out in the garden for long today. But I did have to get out there to take care of all the things that got knocked over in the storms last night.
I pulled most of the corn plants. I did get some corn on the cob but they are pretty small ears. If I plant them again I need to plant them deeper to start with (I think). The roots were all very near the top and they leaned a lot or fell over in strong winds or heavy winds.
I got several more zucchini, a cucumber, a green pepper and another small one that had gotten knocked off. Picked some more tomatillos, most of which had gotten knocked off in the storm. Cooking up some tomatoes to can, because otherwise the nice slicing tomatoes I have would go bad before I could eat them all.
I'm also slicing and freezing zucchini for lasagna and grating and freezing more for whatever.
I want to make more pickles (before the cucumbers go bad). My husband wasn't real impressed with the spicy garlic dill pickles I made, so I want to try a different recipe. Does anyone have a spicy pickle recipe that they love?
My colonoscopy went well. I don't have to go back for 10 years!!!
No one has been able to get a hold of my mom today. My niece is going to go see her on Thursday and I believe my daughter is going to go tomorrow (if not, I will try to go tomorrow). I don't want to go when someone else is scheduled because they say she gets worn out so easily.
I still need to go out and pick up and burn all the downed branches from the storm but we didn't have any major damage, just lots of small to medium branches.
 

Sequel

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This is my first year doing fermented pickles (and other veggies) but previously I did cheater pickles because they taste so good. Maybe the fermented ones taste better maybe not I will find out Aug 21st when they reach the 2 week point.
Oh I can’t wait to hear what you think. I did make a crock of them years ago, I remember having to skim the kahm yeast off daily but I have no memory of the actual pickles! They do take attention every day which can be a little much.
I agree with you on getting enough sleep when the days shorten. I have thought maybe I have reverseSAD because by the middle of August I’m depressed and sick of everything. Some days the afternoon sun makes me cringe, but I think I just am tired from the work the season entails. In June it’s light till 10 pm here so one makes hay while the sun shines.
 

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Oh I can’t wait to hear what you think. I did make a crock of them years ago, I remember having to skim the kahm yeast off daily but I have no memory of the actual pickles! They do take attention every day which can be a little much.
I agree with you on getting enough sleep when the days shorten. I have thought maybe I have reverseSAD because by the middle of August I’m depressed and sick of everything. Some days the afternoon sun makes me cringe, but I think I just am tired from the work the season entails. In June it’s light till 10 pm here so one makes hay while the sun shines.
Today I found out instead of composting I accidentally grew corn and what appears to be an apricot tree 🤣
I get a lot of things like that in my composts, it means we are doing it wrong lol, who care the compost will still work! A proper compost kills seeds not germinate them! or that is what I am told. Being perfect isn't all its cracked up to be. What ever sprouts in my composts now gets eaten by chickens. I use my compost pile to feed Cornish X that I ration feed to for breeding my own meat birds. Composts are so rich in bugs and seeds etc that even CX will forage first then go to the feeder 2nd.
 

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I get a lot of things like that in my composts, it means we are doing it wrong lol, who care the compost will still work! A proper compost kills seeds not germinate them! or that is what I am told. Being perfect isn't all its cracked up to be. What ever sprouts in my composts now gets eaten by chickens. I use my compost pile to feed Cornish X that I ration feed to for breeding my own meat birds. Composts are so rich in bugs and seeds etc that even CX will forage first then go to the feeder 2nd.
Instead of a fail I'm going to view it as super productive multi tasking compost 🤣
 

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Instead of a fail I'm going to view it as super productive multi tasking compost 🤣
great attitude... plants have explosive growth in my improper composts so I am satisfied... and I feed chickens with it.... I also spend a little more time pulling weeds in my garden than I should but I like the exercise.
 

Compost King

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Silly me spent more time checking out there weeds and Identifying them and their uses instead of the Blackberries and Chickens lol. I am turning into a plant nerd. Those Plantains (weeds) look really good, you have some really nice soil. I have wild blackberries (fruits very small and not worth the effort to collect) and I pluck them up to feed the greens to my rabbits. They love Blackberry greens. I wonder if humans can eat the greens. Thorns might be tough for humans to eat but rabbits chew right through them.
 

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