Summer Garden 2018

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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:41 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:See ya there


Come on by. Having a bumper crop this year and I can't even give it all away unless I pick and deliver and I don't do that.

Food police dropped by to see me the other day and asked what I was doing with all the squash I had. Told them I was making squash casseroles and taking them to the nursing home for the residents. Turns out that was the wrong thing to say being I didn't have a license for that. :bang:
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:55 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:See ya there


Come on by. Having a bumper crop this year and I can't even give it all away unless I pick and deliver and I don't do that.

Food police dropped by to see me the other day and asked what I was doing with all the squash I had. Told them I was making squash casseroles and taking them to the nursing home for the residents. Turns out that was the wrong thing to say being I didn't have a license for that. :bang:


:lol: :lol: I will be there
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 pm

Anybody want to eat one ?

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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby greybeard » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am

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Lots of the little tomatoes but had a hard time keeping them watered till last few days. Really good taste but skins were tough of many of them.

That's about the last of the squash.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby jltrent » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:59 am

Jogeephus wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:See ya there


Come on by. Having a bumper crop this year and I can't even give it all away unless I pick and deliver and I don't do that.

A couple years ago I gave away corn and beans to several people and picked it. They did come and get it though. I hate to see it waste, but don't know if I will do it again. They did act like they appreciated it.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:28 pm

jltrent wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:See ya there


Come on by. Having a bumper crop this year and I can't even give it all away unless I pick and deliver and I don't do that.

A couple years ago I gave away corn and beans to several people and picked it. They did come and get it though. I hate to see it waste, but don't know if I will do it again. They did act like they appreciated it.


I shouldn't have said I don't do it because I will but only for people who can't do it or are unable to do it. I offered a guy I know who is one of those organic food health nuts and asked him if he wanted some. He said heck yeah and went on and on about the perils of factory farming and yada yada yada. I then told him he was welcome to pick all he wanted. His eyes turned to saucers and reminded me of a deer in the headlights. Its those folks like him I wont' pick for.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:37 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
jltrent wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
Come on by. Having a bumper crop this year and I can't even give it all away unless I pick and deliver and I don't do that.

A couple years ago I gave away corn and beans to several people and picked it. They did come and get it though. I hate to see it waste, but don't know if I will do it again. They did act like they appreciated it.


I shouldn't have said I don't do it because I will but only for people who can't do it or are unable to do it. I offered a guy I know who is one of those organic food health nuts and asked him if he wanted some. He said heck yeah and went on and on about the perils of factory farming and yada yada yada. I then told him he was welcome to pick all he wanted. His eyes turned to saucers and reminded me of a deer in the headlights. Its those folks like him I wont' pick for.


Or giving someone fish too
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby jltrent » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:30 am

Been working on beans the last few days..Yesterday canned 28 quarts and the day before 21 quarts of peanut beans.....been a good year.

28 quarts yesterday canned

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I counted 128 total quarts canned. I hope 32 gallon will be enough as my fingers are getting tired. :lol:

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Postby Jogeephus » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:08 pm

You've been busy. Do you add a touch of salt to you quarts?
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby jltrent » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:18 pm

Jogeephus wrote:You've been busy. Do you add a touch of salt to you quarts?


A half spoon of canning salt nothing else.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby SPH » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:52 pm

Been such a rainy year here I didn't get my garden planted until right before Memorial Day because it was too wet to till it before then. May have some yellow squash ready within a week but everything else is still way behind and already have people at work who take my excess harvest wondering why I have not brought in anything yet. I'm usually trying to give away lettuce around this time of the year and I haven't had any luck getting my lettuce seed to take this year. Wondering if it is too wet or hot or combo of both. Yesterday I took some leftover plastic pots from my tomato and pepper plant transplants and put some potting soil and lettuce seed in them and going to try a more controlled grow to get some plants started that way. Everything else is healthy and growing for tomatoes, peppers, green beans, broccoli and cucumbers but at least 3-4 weeks behind when I usually plant. Was given some shallots which I have never grown, was worried the bulbs may have rotted like some of my white onions did in the saturated soil but seeing some tops now and am told to harvest them when the tops start to whither and die which happens around 90 days so guess I have about 2 more months of waiting on them.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:48 am

jltrent wrote:Been working on beans the last few days..Yesterday canned 28 quarts and the day before 21 quarts of peanut beans.....been a good year.

28 quarts yesterday canned

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I counted 128 total quarts canned. I hope 32 gallon will be enough as my fingers are getting tired. :lol:

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Looks good keep up the good work
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:49 am

So much rain it's ridiculous now the watermelons are rotting.. I did manage to salvage this.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby jltrent » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:50 am

skyhightree1 wrote:So much rain it's ridiculous now the watermelons are rotting.. I did manage to salvage this.
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Looks good, the rain should help a lot of those keep producing.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:11 am

jltrent wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:So much rain it's ridiculous now the watermelons are rotting.. I did manage to salvage this.
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Looks good, the rain should help a lot of those keep producing.


I agree the end rot on the peppers is making me pull them early it sucks i love stuff peppers but seems ill have some bite size stuffed peppers
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