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stringBender
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Current Harvest
      #1645787 - 06/10/11 01:05 PM (63.85.175.222)

Well, the lettuce has about had it from all the heat the past few weeks. Spinach has been gone about a week. So we're currently left with onions (yellow and red), peas (shelling and sugar snap), radish, collards and chard at the moment along with a bunch of herbs. Green (and purple and yellow) beans aren't far off.

So what are you guys eating right now?

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MF
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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1645795 - 06/10/11 01:51 PM (71.62.10.160)

We are very limited in space so not much...
We have a bumber crop of Rosemary and basil..

The mators are coming along..probably another 2 weeks before we start having them all summer..can't wait..

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stringBender
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Re: Current Harvest [Re: MF]
      #1645892 - 06/11/11 07:12 PM (64.255.180.187)

We are prob 2 - 3 weeks from cherries. Probably 3 - 5 for our earliest slicer.

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1645895 - 06/11/11 07:23 PM (63.172.83.18)

My asparagus was heavenly. When it got up about 6 or 8 inches I put some compost tea on them. Don't know if it helped but it sure didn't hurt anything!
Right now I'm bringing in Purslane and putting it on sandwiches....

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stringBender
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Re: Current Harvest [Re: Burqajoint]
      #1646041 - 06/13/11 01:15 PM (63.85.175.222)

I need to have you come over and help me put an asparagus bed in. I've been wanting to do one for a while. Even bought roots a couple of years ago and just never got to it.

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1646047 - 06/13/11 02:04 PM (65.222.139.242)

Gave away 5 Food Lion bags of Squash and Zucchini this weekend and still have a bunch I'm cooking tonight on the grill (cube and maranade in Zesty Italian, add onion and your favorite seasoning and grill in a foil pan for about 1 hour). Prolly have about 100+ maters on the vines, although none are red yet. Melons are just beginning to take off. Eggplant is all but dead due to bug issues but thankfully they didn't spread to the squash or anything else. Foodhook beans are struggling (same thing last year).Peppers are going gangbusters! Already picked some banannas and chilis....the bells are not quite ready yet.
All and all...I'm a happy camper this year!
Oh--also, remember if you plant an Asparagus bed to let it go for the first two years and you will get better production the third year (and forever). We're on our thrid year and they are just great!

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: Maxsmom64]
      #1646061 - 06/13/11 03:59 PM (98.175.167.139)

Thanks for the zuke tip - I'm up to my ears in them - think I'll do some marinading this afternoon and have some zesty italian zukes tonight!

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1648972 - 07/02/11 10:55 PM (64.158.200.6)

Quote:

I need to have you come over and help me put an asparagus bed in. I've been wanting to do one for a while. Even bought roots a couple of years ago and just never got to it.





I buried some galvanized construction cloth (that wire mesh whose squares are about a half inch) a foot deep around mine to keep the voles out. Asparagus likes a really rich, well-drained soil.
I dug a hole down a shovel-blade or so deep and built up the bed about as much above ground. Then I went to a friend who has a horse farm and made a mix of composted horse manure compost and peat moss with a much smaller amount of topsoil and it has worked pretty good. Every year or so I'll put an inch or two of horse manure* on there to sweeten it up.
Right now my asparagus bed has a nice ground cover of purslane that I eat whenever I can.

It's a gorgeous plant, all lacy fine and delicate looking.
I put down about a dozen plants and after 2 or 3 years about half were left. I think some bug got in there or something.
You're supposed to wait 3 years or so before harvesting and I did. There was plenty of other stuff to do in the garden, so the wait was no problem.
But man, String, I swear it's all worth it. I usually steam mine straight from the garden and put on a lil' unsalted butter and drift right on up to heaven's gate....




* Horse manure - I prefer it to the cow manure because you only gots to compost it once, but with the cow manure you gots to turn it. It's great stuff, and free. One thing about it, though, is a lot of seeds survive the horses digestive tract and you gets a bunch of weeds come up, but for me that's just more raw material for my compost pile.

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1649928 - 07/11/11 10:30 AM (67.72.98.45)

Every year I have something that does much better than everything else. This year it's the acorn squash. I can't put my finger on it being anything I did, I pretty much do the same things every year. I'm figuring it's being the perfect weather to grow which ever crop I have such an abundance of that year that that does it. One year I had tomato trees instead of plants. Last year it was the year for yellow squash. I'm still picking broccoli. The plants themselves look like crap but they're producing like crazy. I always have a good crop of green beans but it's pretty hard to screw up those.

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: treeclimber]
      #1650003 - 07/11/11 03:06 PM (209.145.88.90)

The goat hopped the fence around my garden and made a mess of things. I'm hoping the peppers survive. I also need a way to get rid of all the morning glory seedlings. I have no idea where they are coming from.

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1650044 - 07/11/11 07:58 PM (71.206.138.106)

We put in 2 gardens this year. Greens beans, zuccs, yellow squash, pattypan squash and cukes are majorly producing. The cherry tomatoes and slicing tomatoes are loaded and finally turning red. Still waiting on the San Marzano tomatoes to do something. I started them from seed this yr. and they just started blooming. Okra and white eggplants should be ready soon. Don't know what's wrong with my peppers but they look pitiful.

I have a couple of wayward sunflowers blooming, despite the deer eating the leaves off of them. If I can keep those pesky rascals out of my viney stuff garden I'll have a bumper crop of watermelons, cantaloupes and pumpkins.


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Re: Current Harvest [Re: Dazee212]
      #1650045 - 07/11/11 08:10 PM (71.62.10.160)

Our matahs are not doing well..the cherry 110's are fine but the rest not good at all...We got our 1st San Marzano last week...MrsMF ate it..Just picked 2 more tonight..Looks like a small red, green pepper...

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: MF]
      #1650912 - 07/15/11 08:31 PM (64.158.200.6)

I am eaten up with jealousy....................I hope you're satisfied...

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: Burqajoint]
      #1650916 - 07/15/11 09:03 PM (76.120.213.58)

i've been grilling steaks with montreal steak seasoning on the george foreman grill then after steak is done i grill thick slices of my yukon taters on the grill in the juices and seasoning from the steaks. i bought some of those sacks that you plant taters in that have a door in the side that lets you just harvest a few at a time. the downside to the planters is they dry out fast

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: cassandra&sarasdaddy]
      #1651373 - 07/20/11 04:03 PM (63.85.175.194)

Potato towers? I was looking to find someone who tried them. Did you buy yours or build them?

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Re: Current Harvest [Re: stringBender]
      #1651386 - 07/20/11 09:21 PM (67.72.98.45)

You can use old tires basically the same way. Plant the hardened off eyes in a loose filled tire and as they grow you add another tire with good dirt. Make them about 3 tires high and to harvest you just roll them on their sides and break away a level. It keeps you from destroying the spuds with the pitch fork, because the dirt breaks away easier. I read you can also use an old burlap sack filled with some good dirt and cut slits in the bag just big enough to insert the seed potato but I haven't tried that way.

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