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Old 07-09-2006, 11:02 PM   #31
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Gb I'd glady take some tomatoes off your hands
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Old 07-10-2006, 08:20 AM   #32
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My garden is looking great Sizz. Just about all my plants look really healthy and happpy. I lost one tomato plant (not sure how), but I have 17 others to take it's place .

I keep meaning to take a picture and post it here. I will try to remember tonight.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:30 PM   #33
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My garden is looking great Sizz. Just about all my plants look really healthy and happpy. I lost one tomato plant (not sure how), but I have 17 others to take it's place .

I keep meaning to take a picture and post it here. I will try to remember tonight.
17 tomato plants.......oh my. I have 7 in all and I was thinking I planted too many . Your going to have tomatoes coming out your yen yang .
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:33 PM   #34
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Yeah I went a bit overboard with tomatoes this year, but my FIL planted his before me and we had a ton of rain in that period. Only one of his plants survived. I will happily be sharing some of our bounty with them
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:47 PM   #35
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He'll sure appreciate that. I really want to learn to can. I wished I'd of paid more attention when I used to watch mom when I was younger. Or that I'd of taken the time to get her to teach me when I was older. I did buy a book on how to do it and I think I will try my hand at it. I just worry about all the work involved and then what if I do it wrong and they spoil. But it'd be wonderful to be able to go down in the basement and grab a jar of canned veggies in the winter months.
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Good for you GB!
I'm sure you know this by now but while we were in Virginia visiting the colonial plantations, we saw a clever way to grow vegetables. The squash was planted around the corn in order to give the corn roots shade, and the string beans were planted next to the corn in order for them to string up the corn stem.

We had some tomatoes and four different types of peppers growing in our garden but we decided to pull them all out as they were in the wrong spot - covering our floral garden. Our basil is the only thing growing out there at this time. Remember to put some bamboo sticks or some sort of stakes for the tomato and pepper vines to hold on to. We too are going to start a small plantation of vegetables in the opposite end of our backyard some time this summer.

Have fun with your garden and show us some pictures when you get a chance.
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The squash was planted around the corn in order to give the corn roots shade, and the string beans were planted next to the corn in order for them to string up the corn stem.
That is so cool!
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GB, here is a suggestion for your new summer fun...

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Licia will you supply the towels made of basil for the cleanup
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:01 PM   #40
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My garden's going great guns - already picked green beans, eggplant, lettuce/greens, cukes, tomatoes, carrots; have okra about 1 inch long, and green peppers and poblanosa are coming along.

However - some @)*$&#()*&#$###!!! worms got into my 6 baby cantaloupe and ruined them! Also had to toss a couple of cukes that were worm ridden. Oh, and all my squash plants got miners that killed them just as they were putting out baby squash. Mind you, here in the South, there are bugs that aren't even IN the bug books! I'd love to hear of some organic methods of bug control for critters like this.

Oh Bethzaring, where are you?
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