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Old 08-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #291
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That's what mine are, Peek, Straight 8's. We had temps in the triple digits for quite awhile. I've never had them this bitter, have you?
No, Dawluver; I've usually had good tasting cukes, too. They did get bitter when they got too big, tho.

I see some of you have had the animals munching in the garden also..we've had deer, squirrels and rabbits eating the almost-ripe tomatoes, but have gotten quite a few for tomato/spaghetti sauce, and we should get more before too long.
Last summer we hardly had anything and literally nothing to share with neighbors, so this year is certainly an improvement over that!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:13 AM   #292
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We finally been getting some rain here but it is not gonna do the corn or peanuts much good now. Our blueberries were smaller this year than usual too. Oddly, most of the tobacco around here seems to have fared ok...
Wow, you grow tobacco Hoot...is that easy to do?
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:31 AM   #293
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Wow, you grow tobacco Hoot...is that easy to do?
We used to grow tobacco when I was a young'un. The method is much different today. For a long time, nobody grew much tobacco near here at all. It seems to have made a comeback in recent years.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #294
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I'm growing herbs. I have a tiny, 14'x16' yard. Here's some stuff that just came back by itself:



and here are my herbs, finally taken out of their little plastic pots and put into clay pots:







And two kinds of mint. One kind I rooted from mint from the grocery store, the other one, with the horizontal runners hanging outside the pot, is chocolate mint. And, in the crack between patio stones, volunteer parsley.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #295
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I'm growing herbs. I have a tiny, 14'x16' yard. Here's some stuff that just came back by itself:

and here are my herbs, finally taken out of their little plastic pots and put into clay pots:

And two kinds of mint. One kind I rooted from mint from the grocery store, the other one, with the horizontal runners hanging outside the pot, is chocolate mint. And, in the crack between patio stones, volunteer parsley.
They look great, Taxlady!
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #296
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Aww, dawgluver....sorry about your blueberries. I'd have been cryin', I love blueberries, but it's too hot for them here.

taxlady, wow, beautiful looking herbs ya got there!
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #297
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I'm growing herbs. I have a tiny, 14'x16' yard. Here's some stuff that just came back by itself:



and here are my herbs, finally taken out of their little plastic pots and put into clay pots:







And two kinds of mint. One kind I rooted from mint from the grocery store, the other one, with the horizontal runners hanging outside the pot, is chocolate mint. And, in the crack between patio stones, volunteer parsley.

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I've seen those in person, and they are nice!
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Thanks ladies. Herbs are so rewarding. They look nice and don't take much effort and the squirrels don't seem to like them. And, of course, they taste good. I already made one batch of pesto from that basil. I think I need to make another batch soon.
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I've got a lot of basil, some sweet potatoes, green bell pepper, and cubanelle peppers growing in the garden right now. I'm starting my planning for the fall garden though.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:27 PM   #300
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Sounds wonderful, Tom!

We have cukes, toms, and cherry toms coming out of our ears....it's scaring me. Luckily the last few cukes have not been bitter. Beans have been doing nicely too. Peppers are not as prolific as they were last year, but the ones we have are lovely.
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