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Old 08-11-2008, 11:39 PM   #151
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very nice, lee.
and thanks. i grew the same kind of eggplants, but didn't know they were called ichibans.

i'm only having an average year, eggplant-wise. my japanese white are barely producing, but the ichibans have given me about 6 or 7 nice fruits.

btw, i really like that mesh insert for your kettle grill. is that hand-made, and/or available commercially?
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:46 AM   #152
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Thanks, bt!

The smoker basket is a Brinkmann accessory Smokeshop Smoker Basket that I bought years ago and use a LOT.

At the time I bought this, they also had a mesh loaf basket which I use to make smoked meatloaf. Not sure if that's still available.

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Old 08-12-2008, 08:54 AM   #153
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I had a flury of tomatoes the past couple of weeks. Alot of the tomato plants are browning now and giving one last ditch effort to bloom.

I harvested about 2 dozen Ichibans from two plants so far and they are still producing.

My bell peppers are "ok". Some small fruits on the colored ones. I was able to harvest 3-4 green bells.

The hot pepper plants grew, then produced only a few peppers. Then they grew alot taller and now have a bunch of little buds on them.

The strawberries didn't really do squat. I never got the hay and the tomatoes over ran the garden.

Only the oregano, thyme and chive like the pots year round. The other herbs will be in the ground next year.

Beth, those onions look great. Can you use the green tops for anything or no?
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:40 AM   #154
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We're having great luck with peppers this year, and a lot of Romas are finally getting ripe, but what I bought for beefsteaks turned out to be Romas, so the only two slicers I have are a couple of Better Boys, and they're just starting to turn.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:46 PM   #155
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I got this one out of the garden before the birds did! It's been ripening on the counter for a few days. It's 1.25-lb Kellogg's Breakfast heirloom tomato.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #156
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I had a flury of tomatoes the past couple of weeks. Alot of the tomato plants are browning now and giving one last ditch effort to bloom.

I harvested about 2 dozen Ichibans from two plants so far and they are still producing.

My bell peppers are "ok". Some small fruits on the colored ones. I was able to harvest 3-4 green bells.

The hot pepper plants grew, then produced only a few peppers. Then they grew alot taller and now have a bunch of little buds on them.

The strawberries didn't really do squat. I never got the hay and the tomatoes over ran the garden.

Only the oregano, thyme and chive like the pots year round. The other herbs will be in the ground next year.

Beth, those onions look great. Can you use the green tops for anything or no?
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:00 AM   #157
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Wow, that's a beauty, GG!

Let us know how it tastes, too!

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Old 08-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #158
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I got this one out of the garden before the birds did! It's been ripening on the counter for a few days. It's 1.25-lb Kellogg's Breakfast heirloom tomato.
That is cool!

Try to get a shot when you slice into it. I forgot to do that for mine.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #159
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We;ve had lots of tomatoes, green beans, ichibans, and chili peppers. It has only been a fair year for squash, okra, sweet peppers. For some reason this was the worst year I ever had for cucmbers. The limas and purple hull peas are just starting to get ready so we'll see. I did have a good year for grapes and berries. We really could use alot of rain, it has almost been as dry the last few weeks as it was last year. (No one in this part of the country could remember it being that dry)
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That's a pretty wild looking tomato GG. My Tahitian Lime tree produces large fruit at times but this is by far the largest it has so far, it is next to a normal size one and an Orange, it weighs 8oz [225grms]
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