What did you do in the garden today?

drstratton

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Nothing to do with our garden but we got our first chicken egg yesterday! So excited. Now for the garden.......doing lots of cleanup. We have a big problem with weeds, have for years, so last year I bought black heavy landscape paper. worked fantastic!! Was not savable, so this year I went all out and bought super heavy duty paper. Burned holes in it for planting and planted. great purchase. Lasts for up to 5 years. The expansion on the garden is almost finished. Ordered 10 brocolli plants. I know it is late, but according to the "leaves" it will be a mild winter here, zone 8b.
Congratulations on your first egg! I remember how excited I was! Did you get a picture?
 

drstratton

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We won't be getting frost until probably the end of October, so I still have some stuff growing in the garden! We let our beans dry out on the plants, so I will harvest them and shell them at my leisure later on! We also need to dig our potatoes. Cucumbers are still growing and we are still getting a few Zucchini and I have more peppers to harvest...sweets and jalapenos!

I have some really nice pumpkins...I'm trying to decided the best way to put them up...cook & freeze or can? Would love any suggestions! I'm also going to post this on the canning thread!

I will also be harvesting the Sunflowers that I grew for my flock...just need to figure out when they are ready as we got them in a bit late...some of the flowers are huge...I will share pictures later!
 

NewBoots

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Nothing to do with our garden but we got our first chicken egg yesterday! So excited.
First eggs are awesome! Congratulations!

Cloudy here today so a good day to garden. I moved more compost to the reset beds and harvested about 12 pounds of trimmed carrots. I'm going to look up preservation possibilities for carrots, I don't think we can eat this many before I start to lose some. Definitely going to pickle some.
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And DP harvested the last of her potatoes. Potato & leek soup for sure!
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I planted the Roja garlic and the golden shallots and labeled the rows. We just finished lunch and DP, bless her, made a huckleberry buckle with the frozen huckleberries. So we'll have that with some vanilla ice cream.
 

Kiwibird

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Morning All,

What is BES?
I wondered, too. My guess was black-eyed Susans. No idea whether that is correct. Means Best Evidence Synthesis in my trade, so that threw me off for a bit!

moved more compost to the reset beds and harvested about 12 pounds of trimmed carrots. I'm going to look up preservation possibilities for carrots, I don't think we can eat this many before I start to lose some. Definitely going to pickle some.
I had never considered the possibility of preserving carrots. In my climate, they keep best in the ground until wanted, so I just pull a few at a time. Let us know how they turn out!
 

igorsMistress

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We won't be getting frost until probably the end of October, so I still have some stuff growing in the garden! We let our beans dry out on the plants, so I will harvest them and shell them at my leisure later on! We also need to dig our potatoes. Cucumbers are still growing and we are still getting a few Zucchini and I have more peppers to harvest...sweets and jalapenos!

I have some really nice pumpkins...I'm trying to decided the best way to put them up...cook & freeze or can? Would love any suggestions! I'm also going to post this on the canning thread!

I will also be harvesting the Sunflowers that I grew for my flock...just need to figure out when they are ready as we got them in a bit late...some of the flowers are huge...I will share pictures later!
I like to cook and freeze in the amount I need for pies.
 

penny1960

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Posting what I did today for a long time I have been looking for a lap dog ..
Was at one point taking rescue but he has a bite porblem that will not solve easily.
Today we went into Tacoma old town picked up a pup they said 8 weeks but no teeth potties still by belly stroke bought milk replacement and a bottle
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