Spring Garden 2019

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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:04 pm

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Grape vines?



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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:10 pm

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Guess our is a mini garden compare to ya'll.

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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by ga.prime » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:50 am

FarmerShell wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:04 pm
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Grape vines?
That's right, Shell.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by FarmerShell » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:35 am

ga.prime wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:50 am
FarmerShell wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:04 pm
ga.prime wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:24 pm
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Grape vines?
That's right, Shell.
Is grape hard to start?

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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by ga.prime » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:43 am

Grape vines are not hard to start, Shell. Lay one of the runners across a container of potting mix and cover it with an inch or two more potting soil and put a brick on top of the runner to hold in place and keep it watered. The runner will grow roots and then you can cut it off and plant it or put it in a pot and let it grow more roots before you plant it.
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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by ga.prime » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:34 pm

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GP, how are you storing your squash? Pretty soon we wont be able to eat it fast enough
That does get to be a problem. I don't keep it but two or three days at room temp.and what I haven't eaten or given away I throw out and pick some more.
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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by ga.prime » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:41 pm

Hook, goes without saying but when squash season winds down and there's not going to be much more to pick, you can put it in a grocery bag and keep it in the veggie drawer of the fridge for a week or so. I think it keeps better if you do not wash it until ready for use.
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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by ga.prime » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 am

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Thanks. Ive been reading on hardening them where it can get you 2-3 months. Doesnt seem possible
Doesn't sound good. Their freshness and tenderness is what makes them good. Might've been a palatable option for pioneers.Winter squash, like butternut, which are hard to begin with will keep for months. But of course winter squash are a whole different thing than summer squash such as yellow crookneck or yellow straight neck.
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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by snoopdog » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 pm

ga.prime wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:59 am
Hook2.0 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Thanks. Ive been reading on hardening them where it can get you 2-3 months. Doesnt seem possible
Doesn't sound good. Their freshness and tenderness is what makes them good. Might've been a palatable option for pioneers.Winter squash, like butternut, which are hard to begin with will keep for months. But of course winter squash are a whole different thing than summer squash such as yellow crookneck or yellow straight neck.
Blanch and then can, we have squash from years ago. Sop on a paper towel and bread and fry like normal.
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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by slick4591 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:10 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm
GP, how are you storing your squash? Pretty soon we wont be able to eat it fast enough
Cut into slices, blanch, ice bath and then into freezer bags.
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Re: Spring Garden 2019

Post by greybeard » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:20 pm

slick4591 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Hook2.0 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm
GP, how are you storing your squash? Pretty soon we wont be able to eat it fast enough
Cut into slices, blanch, ice bath and then into freezer bags.
I did lots of it just that way too. (hook, if you have a lot of squash, have LOTS of ice on hand)

I've used the following website instructions for putting up lots of different vegetables:
https://pickyourown.org/allaboutcanning.htm
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