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Old 06-13-2006, 12:54 PM   #11
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[quote=GB]Yeah Marm the explosive (I know that is not their name and it is driving me crazy trying to remember what they are really called) are a beefsteak type tomato. I have 6 of each type planted.quote]


Ooops - Lol, I thought you had 1 of each type, 3 total! My bad! Well, now you just have to go out and buy a freezer!

Did you know you could roast tomatoes in olive oil, whatever herb you want, then put them in ziplocks and freeze them? Great for pastas and pasta salads.
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:09 PM   #12
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Did you know you could roast tomatoes in olive oil, whatever herb you want, then put them in ziplocks and freeze them? Great for pastas and pasta salads.
I LOVE doing that! I can't wait!!!
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:49 PM   #13
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GB,
Marm is right about those roasted tomatoes, they are so good, mine never make it to the freezer, we've been using our romas,roasted, herbed and oiled and put on grilled sandwishes..the best. Can't wait to hear how your turn out..

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Old 06-13-2006, 07:51 PM   #14
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I have grown jalapenos before and some have had less heat than others.

The habanero's will 10000% make up for the lack of heat that the jalapeno pepper has.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:12 PM   #15
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I expanded my garden space, too.

I am growing most of what GB is except no melon (allergy)

I have 8 types of tomatoes (3 cherry, 2 yellow, roma, early girl, big boy). A cat apparently sat on my 2 brandywines and killed them early. One of my cherries looks bad but everything elese looks good. I even have little bitty jalapenos growing already!

Oh and I am growing spinach, swiss chard, cabage and cauliflower. My cauliflower never comes out right so I dont know whay I keep doing it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:45 AM   #16
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i envy you too,GB,your life is so perfect.when you harvest your garden, you will remeber to take photo of them and show them to us.let all share your happiness
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:06 AM   #17
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Thanks riverli. This weekend I plan on taking pictures of the garden in its infancy then ones I start to harvest I will make sure to take more pictures!
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:21 AM   #18
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I too put in a garden again this year and all was doing great but now I see where a rabbit got inside the fence and ate the tops off 20 of my pole beans so now I will reseed. My 20 some toamtoes are doing great and the sweet corn is about 8 in tall now. Potatoes are all up and the rhutabeggies are doing great.. My onions are doing nice and hope they continue as I always have problems with those. Always end up to sm. Put in several pepper plants and cabbage. Rabbit got one cabbage plant too. Trying radishes again but never have much luck with those either. Planted dill for the first time and looks good so far. Didn't plant any cucumbers tho.Have enough pickles from last year. There are alot of folks that will use the dill around here for their pickles. I love to garden and I am always learning more each year on what to do and not to do. I wish everyone could have a garden.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:05 AM   #19
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Congrats GB.....isn't it great! I went out and saw where I now have little green cherry tomatoes.....YIPPEE! I can't even explain the satisfaction you get of seeing something grow that you've put in the ground. Since I've never had a veg. garden its very exciting for me. My other tomato plants (Roma and Big Boys) are really doing well....they just sported flowers a few days ago. The Green/Red/Yellow peppers are looking good. As for my cucumbers.....those are still iffy. We had a hail storm about a month ago and they really did a number on them. The neighbors tame furry black/white rabbit decided to have a feast on my radishes, carrots and mixed salad blend so I really need to go and work the soil where they were and plant something else. I'm not sure what though.
My herb garden has really turned around. After I planted them some bugs had a feast for awhile but I sprinkled some bug granuals (made for veg. gardens) in the soil and that seemed to do the trick. My BF and I were talking last night and she was complaining about how much Basil she had ....she'd planted it last year. I was shocked and said, "I planted 4". She got a kick out of that as she only planted the one last year and has so much she's trying to give it away.
Anyway, good luck with your garden. By the way....do you know if I have to stake my cucumber plants or put a tomato cage around them?
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:15 AM   #20
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I let my cucumber plants go without any stakes or cages. They just sort of crawl across the dirt. Works for me

Yes there really is a huge satisfaction in seeing food come about by what you did with your own hands. It really is a great feeling!
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