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Old 07-02-2008, 03:05 PM   #101
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I planted Early Girls last year. They seemed to do well and taste great.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:31 PM   #102
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i usually start my tomatoes by seed april 1st, and they are ready to go outside in may, but it seems like it takes until june before they really kick in. Honestly, this past week was the first week I saw obvious growth spurts. Up until now, its been going kinda slow. Right now im fighting with the slugs, chipmunks, moles and ants.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #103
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My green thumb is getting black with envy.
I couldn't get anything in until June 2nd this year. It's usually May 20 or so.
I'm seriously considering visiting Uncle Bob's bourbon bunker and squash farm, buying a chunk of land and a tent, and never returning.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:51 PM   #104
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I'm jealous too. We had to plant late as well because we had an extra cold spring. And what we did plant got off to a rough start because it went from winter to summer and everything got scorched.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:09 AM   #105
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The hardware store wanted $10 a meter so I made up my own tree surrounds for $1.60 a meter.

Son Todd decided this is a must have item in the garden but I haven't worked out what it's good for yet.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:03 PM   #106
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attie what did you make those with?
I've started picking corners,trees, little areas to turn over and get ready for next year.... and I need cheap borders for them!
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:54 PM   #107
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attie, are the pods or beans/peas inside edible?

i had a good laugh today when i gave the turkish neighbor lady a coupla gigantic red and white swiss chard plants from my garden. she looked at them like they were ice from mars.
my boy and i munched on them raw, like celery. the little turks next door, invading like salah al din's troops , joined in on the feast as we were weeding. then they sacked my raspberries. where the heck are the macedonians and romanians when you need them?

she eventually asked my wife what the swiss chards were, so she said the greens are like spinach and the stems somewhat like celery. cook them accordingly. i thought to say it's like spinach on steroids, but she might not get it.
i'd love to know what she ends up making with them.

then i gave her a bunch of nice young purple top white turnips. i wonder if she knows what to do with that evil barbarian veggie.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:54 AM   #108
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attie, are the pods or beans/peas inside edible?
There's nothing but pith inside them Tom, they're called 5 finger Limes or Budhas Hands, apparently they preserve them. Sounds like you have a lot of fun with your neighbour
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she eventually asked my wife what the swiss chards were, so she said the greens are like spinach and the stems somewhat like celery. cook them accordingly. i thought to say it's like spinach on steroids, but she might not get it.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:28 AM   #110
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we are pretty darned proud of this years sweet corn...only three more hurdles to go; keeping out the corn ear worms, crows and raccoons
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