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Title: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/25/19, 01:31:04 PM
is it to early yet??????? :scratch: :doah: :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

2 days ago, received the first garden seed catalog...……..jungs!!!!!!!! :doofus: I haven't ordered from there in 5 years...…..wonder how long they keep sending them if one doesn't order???????
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on December 12/25/19, 02:02:35 PM
now you have some thing to do today..  check that out and start planning your garden!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/25/19, 02:16:03 PM
now you have some thing to do today..  check that out and start planning your garden!!!
its already in the recycle bin...…...and that's been planned months ago!!!!! :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on December 12/25/19, 06:44:17 PM
Way too early for me.  I will start work on it sometime in May, after the last frost.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on December 12/30/19, 03:43:51 PM
just got a farmers seed and nursery catalog today .. don't have a garden any more!!  I can save it for Glenn!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on December 12/30/19, 03:51:03 PM
just got a farmersonly.com catolog  today .. don't have a garden any more!!  I can save it for Glenn!!!
there i fixed it for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :laugh: :cool: :sleazy:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on December 12/30/19, 06:44:08 PM
just got a farmersonly.com catolog  today .. don't have a garden any more!!  I can save it for Glenn!!!
there i fixed it for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :laugh: :cool: :sleazy:

yuppers good try, I think the Gf might have something to say about that!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/29/20, 12:29:18 PM
The fleet farm in Alex had there garden seeds out already.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on January 01/29/20, 12:35:01 PM
The fleet farm in Alex had there garden seeds out already.

So yer gonna get ready for crop failure 2020?  :rotflmao: :bonk:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on January 01/29/20, 12:46:54 PM
seen that this morning too, right beside the snow blowers!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/29/20, 01:02:49 PM
The fleet farm in Alex had there garden seeds out already.

So yer gonna get ready for crop failure 2020?  :rotflmao: :bonk:
yea............maybe!!!!!!!!! :smoking: :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on January 01/29/20, 03:17:23 PM
Seen that here as well.  Dont think I'll do anything from seed this year, maybe jump start a bunch of lettuce might be it.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/29/20, 03:31:18 PM
well i got the list all filled out already!!!!!!! :nerd: even plants. i have to work on the blueprint as to crop orientation wet!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on January 01/29/20, 03:35:51 PM
Fleet Farm last week here didn't even have any grilling stuff out...wanted some seasonings, and that aisle had disappeared....place was kinda bare and empty.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on January 01/29/20, 03:36:34 PM
well i got the list all filled out already!!!!!!! :nerd: even plants. i have to work on the blueprint as to crop orientation wet!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:

I think ya mean yet...... 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/29/20, 03:41:01 PM
well i got the list all filled out already!!!!!!! :nerd: even plants. i have to work on the blueprint as to crop orientation wet!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:

I think ya mean yet......
maybe????????? :sleazy: :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/29/20, 03:41:47 PM
Fleet Farm last week here didn't even have any grilling stuff out...wanted some seasonings, and that aisle had disappeared....place was kinda bare and empty.
seen grilling stuff in alex......and they way they move stuff around in the store!!!!!! :doofus: :doofus: :crazy: :crazy: :pouty: :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on January 01/29/20, 05:37:30 PM
I have the two 3' x 7' garden boxes.  Wish I would have made them raised like HD said when I made them.  Could still do it.  Well I planted one box full of 3 kinds of lettuce that I mixed all of the seeds up and planted them.  Once it got going the two of us couldn't eat it fast enough.  Even had green smooties in the morning and they were great!  This year I think I will do a half a  box so a 3' x 3 1/2' area.  It is one thick growth of lettuce.  I go cut what I want with a scissors.  Worked great and I am not much of a gardener.  Most fun thing cuz I like salads. Afraid to buy lettuce in the stores...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on January 01/29/20, 06:36:41 PM
Fleet Farm last week here didn't even have any grilling stuff out...wanted some seasonings, and that aisle had disappeared....place was kinda bare and empty.
seen grilling stuff in alex......and they way they move stuff around in the store!!!!!! :doofus: :doofus: :crazy: :crazy: :pouty: :confused:

the grilling stuff has been there all winter!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/29/20, 06:42:57 PM
Fleet Farm last week here didn't even have any grilling stuff out...wanted some seasonings, and that aisle had disappeared....place was kinda bare and empty.
seen grilling stuff in alex......and they way they move stuff around in the store!!!!!! :doofus: :doofus: :crazy: :crazy: :pouty: :confused:

the grilling stuff has been there all winter!!!
there's always a pile of it at the waite park one too...……. maybe they seen that crabby old isle bovine coming in and hid it!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

some day i'm just gonna go to fleet farm and wonder for an hour just to find where everything is. when they added on and remodeled they moved stuff all over da place. :angry2: :angry2:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on January 01/29/20, 06:52:17 PM
all the stores have have done that lately!!!!  it sucks................... :bs:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on January 01/30/20, 09:01:04 AM
all the stores have have done that lately!!!!  it sucks................... :bs:
Not exactly a new marketing strategy. Keep 'em in the store longer lookin for what they came for & they'll buy a few extra things they didn't want or need. They all do it, specailly grocery stores like Hy Vee. The same reason why the bread & milk are usually in the back of the store unless you buy their brand which is 1/2 again the price which they have a small display of in the front.  :tut: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on January 01/30/20, 09:05:37 AM
And low markup brands are always on bottom shelf, and impulse items at check-out...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on January 01/30/20, 09:27:28 AM
The Walmart-ization of FF continues. It used to be like an old shoe. You knew where stuff was, there was some logic to it and they didn't mess with it, much. And arrangement was consistent from store to store. Now as has been mentioned it's wholesale movement of categories to other parts of the store. Sometimes it's seasonal related which I get and other times it appears to be just for the fun of it. Now, I will say at the Owatonna store they haven't messed with the grilling/smoking stuff & the batteries are still where they always were. Otherwise it's become like going on a scavenger hunt to shop there.  :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/30/20, 09:57:00 AM
all the stores have have done that lately!!!!  it sucks................... :bs:
Not exactly a new marketing strategy. Keep 'em in the store longer lookin for what they came for & they'll buy a few extra things they didn't want or need. They all do it, specailly grocery stores like Hy Vee. The same reason why the bread & milk are usually in the back of the store unless you buy their brand which is 1/2 again the price which they have a small display of in the front.  :tut: :pouty:
very rarely do i play into that scheme. i have a list..........get what i want and i'm outta there!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on January 01/30/20, 10:07:46 AM
all the stores have have done that lately!!!!  it sucks................... :bs:
Not exactly a new marketing strategy. Keep 'em in the store longer lookin for what they came for & they'll buy a few extra things they didn't want or need. They all do it, specailly grocery stores like Hy Vee. The same reason why the bread & milk are usually in the back of the store unless you buy their brand which is 1/2 again the price which they have a small display of in the front.  :tut: :pouty:
very rarely do i play into that scheme. i have a list..........get what i want and i'm outta there!!!!!!
 
 :mooning:


1. seeds
2. candy
3. chips
4. spaghettio's
5. snacks
6. Smurf T shirt
7. How to grill book
8. Dog food
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/30/20, 10:12:09 AM
all the stores have have done that lately!!!!  it sucks................... :bs:
Not exactly a new marketing strategy. Keep 'em in the store longer lookin for what they came for & they'll buy a few extra things they didn't want or need. They all do it, specailly grocery stores like Hy Vee. The same reason why the bread & milk are usually in the back of the store unless you buy their brand which is 1/2 again the price which they have a small display of in the front.  :tut: :pouty:
very rarely do i play into that scheme. i have a list..........get what i want and i'm outta there!!!!!!
 
 :mooning:


1. seeds
2. candy
3. chips
4. spaghettio's
5. snacks
6. Smurf T shirt
7. How to grill book
8 .Dog food
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

REBS list...........

1) FORD parts
2)lottza mottza pizzas
3) pee wee herman t-shirt
4) how to fish book
5) 101 things to feed skwirrels
6)how to souse vide books!!!!!!!................... :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on January 01/30/20, 10:14:55 AM

                          :taz: :banghead: :swords:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on January 01/30/20, 10:15:54 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/30/20, 10:20:01 AM

                          :taz: :banghead: :swords:
:nerd: :nerd: :nerd: Lee said to say that!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/20, 06:08:26 PM
I got really bored this afternoon so I took me a trip to fleet farm. meandered around the store to try and get acquainted with it since they moved everything around. :pouty: :pouty:

bought all my garden seeds. ended up getting a $5.00 gift card for spending 2o bucks on garden seeds!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on February 02/16/20, 06:37:34 PM
No seeds fer me this year, if anything I might jump start some  lettuce indoors then sow a row..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/20, 07:26:01 PM
No seeds fer me this year, if anything I might jump start some  lettuce indoors then sow a row..
never started lettuce indoors. always just threw it in the garden from seed.

not sure how they'd make the transition of a replant???????
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/16/20, 07:44:04 PM
I bought two plants yday. Growing nicely already.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/16/20, 09:30:22 PM
I bought two plants yday. Growing nicely already.
:scratch: Mary Jane plants. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on February 02/17/20, 08:04:33 AM
Had BLT's yesterday.  Kind of bland.  I have heard people talk about how much better fresh tomatoes taste and mentioned it to the wife.  We couldn't hardly taste the tomatoes on the BLT's.  Can't wait till the season now too. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 08:09:46 AM
Store bought 'maters are gross. Ripened by pumping 'em with nitrogen. Can't develop any flavor that way. Gotta find someone that grows em year round in a hothouse.
I see Walfart has all their seeds and seed starting kits out already, and the indoor greenhouse was being filled with plants.....nice to see.
I'm tempted to grow my Early Girls in the 5 gal pails on the deck again......

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on February 02/17/20, 09:09:49 AM
I need to decide what kind of mater to even get.  I just buy what is sitting there.  Last year they got so big and had all of those wrinkles so were hard to eat. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 09:16:47 AM
i usually get 1 super sweet 100 plant its a great cherry tomato. for other maters i get early girl, better boy and big beef. i've had good luck with these types. there nice sized, and seem to me are a decent "meaty" tomato. i didnt can much last year so i will probably get/plant somewhere around 24 mater plants.

i need to make salsa, stewed maters and soup starter mix.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 09:21:25 AM
I've grown Early Girls, Better Boys, Beefeaters, and some heirloom type. But the Early Girls are my favorite for taste, and just the right size for slicing, IMO. They're about tennis ball size.

https://bonnieplants.com/product/early-girl-tomato/
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on February 02/17/20, 09:31:43 AM
Thanks, great info. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 09:33:53 AM
Thanks, great info.
your gonna take advice from a guy that cant even get a winter onion to grow............... :confused: :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

i mean there like a weed once there planted!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 :rolleyes: :nerd: :nerd: :laughroll: morning reb!!!!!!!! :mooning: :evil:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 09:43:22 AM
Ya, that from a guy who STEWS and ruins 'maters!!!!! :censored:


Morning, Glenn!  ;)
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on February 02/17/20, 09:57:59 AM
Too bad you two don't live next to each other.  Would be fun to see the garden wars.  Rebs this has been brought up before.  Mayhaps you should move next to Glenn. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 10:02:46 AM
Too bad you two don't live next to each other.  Would be fun to see the garden wars.  Rebs this has been brought up before.  Mayhaps you should move next to Glenn.
it be more then a garden war iffin he moved next door!!!!!!!!! training-087 training-087 :taz: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 10:04:02 AM
Ahh gawd, I got enough problems without moving next to Mr Mayhem. 
I'd haveta bulldoze the entire place and put up a Trump Wall just to get by.  :doah:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 10:04:10 AM
Ya, that from a guy who STEWS and ruins 'maters!!!!! :censored:


Morning, Glenn!  ;)
DUDE........... you have no idea what your missing!!!!!!!! :doah: way better then buying them canned maters................
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 10:07:51 AM
I was forced to eat those warm, rotten things when I was a kid! I couldn't leave the table until I did, and no way would the stoopid dog eat 'em, either!  Why in the h*** would anyone buy CANNED 'maters?!  :puke:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 10:22:10 AM
I was forced to eat those warm, rotten things when I was a kid! I couldn't leave the table until I did, and no way would the stoopid dog eat 'em, either!  Why in the h*** would anyone buy CANNED 'maters?!  :puke:
LPS, wheres Reb's list.............!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

his gotta be gettin longer then mine!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 10:22:49 AM
I was forced to eat those warm, rotten things when I was a kid! I couldn't leave the table until I did, and no way would the stoopid dog eat 'em, either!  Why in the h*** would anyone buy CANNED 'maters?!  :puke:
cause some reciepes call for them!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 10:23:07 AM
Somethin' of mine IS longer!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/17/20, 10:23:50 AM
I was forced to eat those warm, rotten things when I was a kid! I couldn't leave the table until I did, and no way would the stoopid dog eat 'em, either!  Why in the h*** would anyone buy CANNED 'maters?!  :puke:
cause some reciepes call for them!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ya, Stewed 'maters.     :rotflmao: :moon:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/17/20, 10:53:43 AM
Somethin' of mine IS longer!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
your nose?????????? :scratch: :scratch: :doah: :doah: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on February 02/17/20, 12:56:26 PM
I've grown Early Girls, Better Boys, Beefeaters, and some heirloom type. But the Early Girls are my favorite for taste, and just the right size for slicing, IMO. They're about tennis ball size.

https://bonnieplants.com/product/early-girl-tomato/
We usually have 6-8 plants up at the lake but we don't grow any down here as we're never around. Have had pretty good luck with the ones grown up there by Dotch in Owatonna, Bushel Boy. They're usually in the grocery stores here & in Austin when the seasons right. Taste a lot more like homegrown IMO than the others that are shipped from who knows where.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on February 02/17/20, 06:05:49 PM
I just grow Roma's now....all meat, hardly no seeds. Probably the best for making salsa and a BLT  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/18/20, 10:55:48 AM
I just grow Roma's now....all meat, hardly no seeds. Probably the best for making salsa and a BLT  :happy1:
i eat a pile of tomatoes. i find that romas arent near as flavorful as the other tomatoes. but your right HD, gawd that hurt,  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: they are a meaty tomato. there also great for making the fresh salsa!!!! their also smaller in size!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/18/20, 12:04:34 PM
Those are used mostly for sauces, I think....but they do hold together well when chunked up. Just not a lot of flavor. I've used them for BLT's, and like chunkin' 'em up for tacos and burritos.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on February 02/18/20, 05:15:31 PM
Glenn planting his garden.....
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/18/20, 05:27:36 PM
I thought he normally did that.....
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on February 02/18/20, 06:21:19 PM
I thought he normally did that.....
:tut: :tut: don't think, your gonna hurt yourself. :mooning: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:I ain't hauling you to the hospital. :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on February 02/18/20, 07:17:57 PM
Good. Been there every day and going tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on February 02/19/20, 11:27:25 AM
Hope you are ok Rebs.  Warm weather is right around the corner.  I can't wait...   

So just west of Wadena there is this nice house out in the country in a little neighborhood and they have the coolest raised gardens.  It is like culverts.  Nice and shiny new ones cut off at maybe 36" high.  Probably 36" or 48" diameter. They must have about 5 or 6 of them from what I remember.  Made a great looking garden.  Can weed whip around them easily too.  I am going to the County Hwy Dept. to see if they have any old ones.  They do give them away because they won't use a used culvert.  Some they replace aren't in terrible shape and may have some good sections to cut out.  It's gonna be rusty in spots but I would just buy a can of galvanized paint and clean it up.  Cut them off with my torch. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on February 02/19/20, 11:50:57 AM
I may be onto something.  At Menards corrugated metal panels that are 26" high and 12' long.  So make it a circle and it would have a diameter of 45" maybe a little less for the overlap to bolt the ends together.  SKU 1558104
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/03/20, 11:45:10 AM
 :sleazy: :sleazy: i can see bits and pieces of the black dirt in my garden!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: i throw my spent coffee grounds......along with alot of other things like tater peelings etc. with that sun higher in the sky and the warmer temps those dark coffee grounds sure beat up that snow!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on March 03/03/20, 11:47:14 AM
Bet the skonks and 'possums love you.  ;)
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/03/20, 11:51:02 AM
never seen a skunk in my yard.......caught a young possum trying to trap bunny rabbits.....that is fertilizer!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :sleazy:

not saying there there but havent seen any signs of them either!!!!! :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on March 03/03/20, 11:57:16 AM
Have you checked yer mail?  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on March 03/03/20, 12:00:16 PM
 :evil: :evil: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/03/20, 12:35:43 PM
Have you checked yer mail?  :rotflmao:
naw my wife does. I know better. :pouty:

Dotch.. :mooning: :mooning: :tut:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on March 03/03/20, 12:42:58 PM
Have you checked yer mail?  :rotflmao:
naw my wife died. I know better. :pouty:

Dotch.. :mooning: :mooning: :tut:

say what!!!  when did your wife die??????????????????    WOW Glenn!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on March 03/03/20, 12:45:25 PM
Oh no....it's those danged lotsa slopsa pizza's!  :tut:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/03/20, 01:00:32 PM
Have you checked yer mail?  :rotflmao:
naw my wife died. I know better. :pouty:

Dotch.. :mooning: :mooning: :tut:

say what!!!  when did your wife die??????????????????    WOW Glenn!!!
there i fixed you ya putz!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/06/20, 12:00:06 PM
anyone else hear about the big fire at this greenhouse in monitecello??????? wonder if thats the same greenhouse that supplies fleet farm with there plants...........i've had good luck with them!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on March 03/06/20, 12:02:45 PM
Whaddya think this is, FOX News?! :doah:


https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/fire-destroys-greenhouses-at-monticello-business/89-86c65041-c889-4636-80b9-df5ef0182d3a
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/29/20, 02:26:28 PM
Went out and cleaned up after the wind Rai. And snow yesterday. Tended to the bird feeders. Wondering around the yard I noticed the rubarb started popping out of the ground. Some of the winter onions that I planted also showed up.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on March 03/29/20, 05:18:56 PM
Doesn't FF sell bonnie plants? If anything I see on their website you can order online if it comes down to it. But ya, I picked the wrong year not to jump start seeds..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on March 03/29/20, 05:46:58 PM
I usually don't stick that stuff in the ground till after fishing opener most years. We got time!!👍
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Rebel SS on March 03/29/20, 05:59:45 PM
I see Menardo's House of Bargains has Schulz grass seed, 3 lbs, on sale for $7.99 Good price! Think Bobber mentioned something about that in another thread.
Now, for Turfbuilder somewhere, or Milorganite.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on April 04/12/20, 06:50:09 PM
Hey, those radishes I planted yesterday are up already! :rotflmao:

Was hoping the rhubarb would motor along a little faster but seldom do we have rhubarb ready for pie and sauce from our patch on Easter. Under the snow again which with lows in the mid-teens coming up is probably a good place for it. Had bought some Schwan's vanilla ice cream the other day just in case. Just hafta suffer thru another strawberry pie if I have to I guess.  :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/20/20, 02:27:32 PM
talked to da General...…..he's coming over Monday or Tuesday next week under the cover of darkness to till my garden!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/22/20, 12:48:03 PM
on my home from my shop visit, I drove past the waite park fleet farm...…...it is kinda on my way home.

looks like there stocking up there greenhouse stuff!!!!!! :happy1: I could see hanging plants hanging outside the huts and some stuff inside the huts!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: the sign also said open.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on April 04/22/20, 01:35:25 PM
sounds the same as Alex....
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Auggie on April 04/23/20, 10:21:30 PM
Have Lettuce, Radish, peas, garlic, potatoes, a few green beans, beets and a little dill in the ground as of today.
Will wait a few weeks for the rest of it.
Also planted 4 acres of corn and some beets in the food plot today. And a few rows of sweet corn. Will plant the soybeans and rest of sweet corn at a later date.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on April 04/24/20, 07:34:52 AM
After a little sight rain we have the first sprigs of asparagus  coming up.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on April 04/24/20, 09:47:53 AM
Radishes planted right before the snow on the 11th are starting to emerge. Little rain on them didn't hurt. Rhubarb liked it too.  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on April 04/25/20, 09:35:33 AM
Too early for me.  Yesterday I tilled all the gardens.  Will have to get serious about what to plant this year.  My wife started some stuff in pots that we can move in and out. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on April 04/25/20, 04:58:01 PM
'm going lite this year....
I got beets, radishes, green beans, garlic, cucumbers and some corn in the ground. Whatever comes up, comes up.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on April 04/26/20, 07:11:24 AM
That sounds more than lite to me.  Beets.  Now that is an idea.  I can't wait for cukes and tomatoes.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on April 04/26/20, 07:49:54 AM
That sounds more than lite to me.  Beets.  Now that is an idea.  I can't wait for cukes and tomatoes.

I'm getting lazy. Usually I have a few plants of Romas, dill, dinner onions, peas and 8 to 10 pepper plants. I'll probably not can anything this year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: corny13 on April 04/26/20, 01:52:55 PM
I need Rain.. Nodak was drowning last fall.. it’s a desert now..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on April 04/26/20, 04:02:16 PM
I need Rain.. Nodak was drowning last fall.. it’s a desert now..
You ain't a kidding,  some dirt areas here are showing signs of cracking up. Last fall pheasant hunting it was tough to find a dry field to walk..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/26/20, 05:52:32 PM
The general tilled my garden Saturday when I was up north. I'll get early, cool stuff in the ground depending on rain and weather.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/29/20, 12:56:04 PM
Tomorrow after my blood donation I plan on stopping and getting my mater's, peppers, cabbage and celery plants at fleet farm. Was out checking last year's lists and notes to get a final count of what I need.

Last year I didn't plant anything till May 10th. So my plan is 20 tomato plants, 4 cabbage, 16 green peppers, 8 jalepenos, and haven't decided yet on celery, either 4 or 8.  :scratch: :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on April 04/29/20, 01:40:34 PM
Did I ever mention the story about our dog peeing on the celery in the garden when I was a kid?  :scratch:  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on April 04/29/20, 02:01:38 PM
Did I ever mention the story about our dog peeing on the celery in the garden when I was a kid?  :scratch:  :rotflmao:

and how did that taste???    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on April 04/29/20, 02:17:44 PM
The stuff I ate prior to seeing the dog nail it was extemely strong celery flavored. Our garden was in the area where the old hog house sat too.  :scratch: 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/29/20, 02:22:34 PM
That home grown celery has a stronger flavor then the store bought. Never had any watered by a hounddogs though?? :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on April 04/29/20, 02:40:25 PM
never had home grown celery... 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on April 04/29/20, 02:46:20 PM
Tried growing it but it didn't work out. What we tried tasted like dog pizz.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on April 04/29/20, 02:48:07 PM
Tried growing it but it didn't work out. What we tried tasted like fog pizz.

dat doesn't sound good at all................
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/29/20, 03:08:58 PM
never had home grown celery...
I use it strictly for cooking. Add to chili. I put it in my world famous salsa :rotflmao: and when I make my world famous soup mix/ soup starter. Only time I eat it is when I clean it and the small little shoots smack dab in the middle. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/29/20, 03:12:30 PM
One thing with the home grown celery is you can let it get woody. I cut, clean and freeze it sometime around July 1. I keep an eye on it pretty close. I can usually get another small batch  and the end of the year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on April 04/29/20, 04:07:04 PM
One thing I learned about celery is to put coffee cans over each plant to keep them growing upright. Otherwise they sprawled on the ground.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on April 04/29/20, 04:12:30 PM
Welcome back Ken! Still in ND? Hope you wintered well.  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/29/20, 04:26:03 PM
One thing I learned about celery is to put coffee cans over each plant to keep them growing upright. Otherwise they sprawled on the ground.
:happy1: :happy1: yeppers!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on April 04/29/20, 05:29:50 PM
I think the year I tried growing it was one of those hot dry years that celery doesn't like. Seems to me it does best in a cool damp climate.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Auggie on April 04/29/20, 05:48:58 PM
Made the drive to Lou's Greenhouse in Bigstone SD today! Got most of my plants. A few more fruit trees to add to my spread.
 I was talking with one of the guys and they had to limit spud sales because people were coming in and buying 100lbs at a time. 5lbs will easy yield 50lbs if ya take care of them!!! People are :crazy:
They were out of onion sets as well. My Walla Walla and Big Daddy's will have to wait till the weekend. More expected in later today, so I paid for mine and a buddy is gonna get them later this week when they go.
Gonna wait a awhile to plant...to early for the maters and peppers for sure.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on April 04/29/20, 06:56:18 PM
I think the year I tried growing it was one of those hot dry years that celery doesn't like. Seems to me it does best in a cool damp climate.
yep, seems like the cooler and adequate water supply makes a big difference.

I grew brussel sprouts like 4 times. only had one good crop...….I said screw it them come nice in the freezer section. :happy1: either that or Mike stole them all the time!!!!! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on April 04/29/20, 07:18:01 PM
I think the year I tried growing it was one of those hot dry years that celery doesn't like. Seems to me it does best in a cool damp climate.
yep, seems like the cooler and adequate water supply makes a big difference.

I grew brussel sprouts like 4 times. only had one good crop...….I said screw it them come nice in the freezer section. :happy1: either that or Mike stole them all the time!!!!! :rotflmao:

like that ever would happen!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:    :puke: :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on April 04/30/20, 05:04:24 PM
Don't live in NoDak anymore. As we have reached our 70's we decided to live close to one of our kids. So we moved across the river to Hawley, where one of our daughters lives.She has a home there and we have our usual big garden there.


Been a long winter Glad to get out of the house for some garden work. We don't go south for the winter. My wife refuses to leave the grandkids for long. Did go on a cruise in Jan. for a week. we have been on 6 cruises. None booked for next year. We won't go on a ship if there is no vaccine available.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/01/20, 09:07:33 AM
planted some dill, a row of onions, 2 rows of radishes and some lettuce and spinach yesterday before I got tuckered out. the dirt was perfect to work with. hoping to get the rest of the cool weather stuff planted by tomorrow, weather dependent!!!!

that strategic planning on how and where to plant stuff is hard work!!!!!!!! :pouty: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/01/20, 10:43:15 AM
The ground in the fields, especially last year's bean ground, has worked up just beautifully. If time allows, I'd like to move some fence and break up a piece of the pasture, again. We raised Indian corn and pumpkins in that area many moons ago. Friend has a rear mounted tiller on a small tractor he's offered me. After several crappy springs in a row, this might be the chance I've been looking for.  :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/02/20, 10:23:51 AM
Anyone look at their apple trees lately? I hadn't paid much attention until noticing they're leafing out quickly. Got a close look last nite and man are they loaded with flower buds! And not just some of the trees, all of them. The pear trees also have more flower buds than we've seen before. Just hope it doesn't freeze at this point. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/02/20, 10:26:14 AM
My wife said the apple trees at cashwise were looking good. :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/02/20, 10:28:10 AM
PUTZ!  :tongue:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on May 05/02/20, 10:33:05 AM
Anyone look at their apple trees lately? I hadn't paid much attention until noticing they're leafing out quickly. Got a close look last nite and man are they loaded with flower buds! And not just some of the trees, all of them. The pear trees also have more flower buds than we've seen before. Just hope it doesn't freeze at this point.
I really noticed it on the pear trees when I mowed yesterday.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/02/20, 10:37:06 AM
You've mentioned it I'm sure Art but which pear varieties do you have?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on May 05/02/20, 10:53:05 AM
I have a Luscious and a Gourmet that are about 13 or 14 years old and the other younger one is either a Patton or a Parker. The young one hasn't given me any fruit yet.The Luscios is delicious.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/02/20, 07:09:32 PM
Picked me a couple handfuls of asparagus today. :happy1: ate half of it already. :confused: might have enough for a meal with my sirlion steak tomorrow. :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/02/20, 07:18:07 PM
Got my kalarabi planted today before the fail force wind. Planted my celery and cabbage. Put in my jalepono peppers. Wax going to finish putting all my mater's and green peppers In tomorrow but seen some 33 low temps next week. That put a stop to that. :pouty: sucks keeping them watered in them little plastic thingys they come in.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/03/20, 07:23:34 AM
Brother put his tomato plants in up here on Friday, he's got some red plastic jackets that he puts water in to keep 'em from gettin hit by the cold. Had 'em for 2-3 seasons now & they work great.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on May 05/03/20, 07:32:03 AM
I made green house lids for raised beds along time ago. I won't have to worry about any frost.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/03/20, 09:52:24 AM
33 degrees here this morning.....supposed to be in the 30's here every night for the next week. Way to early for tomatoes and others that can't take frost.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/04/20, 01:22:30 PM
Frost on the roof this morning. Not good for some plants.  I transplanted the 4 pack tomatoes and peppers into larger pots because it will be about 3 weeks before I put them in the garden.  For now they will be in wagons and wheel barrow so I can move them in and out.  I did plant potatoes and onions today.

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/04/20, 02:00:55 PM
Radishes coming along nicely here. :azn:

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/04/20, 02:02:37 PM
Appears the dandelions are doing better. :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/04/20, 02:04:25 PM
Frost on the roof this morning. Not good for some plants.  I transplanted the 4 pack tomatoes and peppers into larger pots because it will be about 3 weeks before I put them in the garden.  For now they will be in wagons and wheel barrow so I can move them in and out.  I did plant potatoes and onions today.
deadeye, where did you see the rooftop frost, big lake or up at your land?? I didn't notice any in cold spring  :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/04/20, 02:51:45 PM
Appears the dandelions are doing better. :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


 :coffee:

Likes me garden a little likes me womens, a little on the trashy side!  :rotflmao: If you blow the pic up, that yellow blob between the rows is some kind ornamental the wife had in her planters last year. It managed to survive the winter under the snow. Out of fear of retribution I left them for her in case she wanted them. One can never be too careful. Doesn't take long to get rid of a few dandelions. And hey, where are the pictures of yer radishes, ya putz?   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/04/20, 03:09:36 PM
Appears the dandelions are doing better. :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


 :coffee:

Likes me garden a little likes me womens, a little on the trashy side!  :rotflmao: If you blow the pic up, that yellow blob between the rows is some kind ornamental the wife had in her pots last year. It managed to survive the winter under the snow. Doesn't take long to get rid of a few dandelions. And hey, where are the pictures of yer radishes, ya putz?   :rotflmao:
:pouty: :pouty: :pouty: i live a lot closer to the north pole then you!!!!! :banghead: :banghead: all you'd see is black dirt right now...just put them in the ground this past thursday!!!!!!!!!!   :pouty: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/04/20, 03:28:50 PM
And I live closer than you Glenn.  We represent the whole state of MN from north to south.  I just sent in an email to our local garden center.  They prefer that this year and actually is pretty good way to do it.  Then I have a check for the correct amount when I arrive to pick up the boxes of stuff.  We have had below freezing the last few nights so no hurry here yet.  I am so surprised every year when you guys talk about planting and we have snow yet.  Big difference.  I am looking forward to the garden. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/04/20, 03:41:30 PM
And I live closer than you Glenn.  We represent the whole state of MN from north to south.  I just sent in an email to our local garden center.  They prefer that this year and actually is pretty good way to do it.  Then I have a check for the correct amount when I arrive to pick up the boxes of stuff.  We have had below freezing the last few nights so no hurry here yet.  I am so surprised every year when you guys talk about planting and we have snow yet.  Big difference.  I am looking forward to the garden.
:happy1: :happy1: i know its crazy. that weekend i was up at the cabin, i had my garden tilled, and i was still looking at 2 and 3 ft snowbanks out the cabin door. :doofus: :surrender:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/04/20, 03:42:23 PM
And I live closer than you Glenn.  We represent the whole state of MN from north to south.  I just sent in an email to our local garden center.  They prefer that this year and actually is pretty good way to do it.  Then I have a check for the correct amount when I arrive to pick up the boxes of stuff.  We have had below freezing the last few nights so no hurry here yet.  I am so surprised every year when you guys talk about planting and we have snow yet.  Big difference.  I am looking forward to the garden.

I got an email from one of my Canadian friends on Friday. Moved out to their summer cabin. Said the ice was still on the lake then but he wasn't brave enough to walk out on it. It is amazing what they can raise in their garden there considering the latitude. As long as the bears, deer and moose don't get it first... :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/04/20, 05:08:45 PM
We had light frost on the roof tops here this morning. Close yesterday morning. Supposed to be low to mid 30's all week. Gonna have to wear ice fishing clothes on Sat fishing.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/04/20, 09:30:44 PM
glenn57, it's in Big Lake. It was 33 degrees this morning.  Way to chilly for maters and other plants. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/04/20, 09:31:30 PM
glenn57, it's in Big Lake. It was 33 degrees this morning.  Way to chilly for maters and other plants.
:happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/05/20, 07:50:20 AM
We are going to have lows in the 20's and low 30's until next Thursday.  Then it will stay in the 40's overnight.  SO if I get tomatoes, peppers, cukes and flowers are they going to be ok to leave in the garage for a week?  It is upper 40's out there and I can start the wood burner too.  May have to spritz them with water too.  He said I can pick them up today.  Things are selling fast cuz the other garden center closed up.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/05/20, 08:05:20 AM
We are going to have lows in the 20's and low 30's until next Thursday.  Then it will stay in the 40's overnight.  SO if I get tomatoes, peppers, cukes and flowers are they going to be ok to leave in the garage for a week?  It is upper 40's out there and I can start the wood burner too.  May have to spritz them with water too.  He said I can pick them up today.  Things are selling fast cuz the other garden center closed up.
they should be fine, just keep them watered....and when its warm enough put them outside in the sun, bring them in at night!!!!!! :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/05/20, 08:11:26 AM
I can put them on the south side of my garage in the sun.  50 ish in the garage should be ok for them shouldn't it?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/05/20, 08:43:34 AM
I can put them on the south side of my garage in the sun.  50 ish in the garage should be ok for them shouldn't it?
:happy1: :happy1: :happy1: as long as its above freezing!!! my temp low is 38 degrees to let them outside or to cover.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/05/20, 08:50:29 AM
Ok sounds great Glenn.  Thanks  Going to pick my stuff up this morning.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/05/20, 07:27:03 PM
They are talking freeze here not just frost on Friday morning. Lows in the 20's. Have to cover asparagus or the spears will turn black. No fruit yet blooming so they should be OK.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/06/20, 08:47:52 AM
gonna make a run tonight to collect more asparagus. was really hoping for that rain yesterday......bet it really woulda took off. with this colder weather coming bet its gonna slow down big time.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/06/20, 08:52:25 AM
Overnight lows in the 20's predicted here for the next 6 nights. This close to the water we rarely get as cold as they say though.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/06/20, 10:18:30 AM
Mrs. Cheviot said "we" might need to cover the peonies so she's sure to have some for casket sprays and what not. Why am I detecting the singular "we" here?  :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Steve-o on May 05/06/20, 12:29:32 PM
Why am I detecting the singular "we" here?  :scratch:

Because you are a very wise and experienced husband.   :bow: :queen:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/06/20, 01:57:16 PM
Why am I detecting the singular "we" here?  :scratch:

Because you are a very wise and experienced husband.   :bow: :queen:
:laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll: who you trying to  :bs: :bs: :bs: :bs: :smoking: :evil: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/08/20, 10:53:21 PM
28 here this morning.....snow expected tomorrow. Where is spring? :angry2: :angry2: :angry2:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/09/20, 06:42:58 AM
I agree Ken. This morning felt anything but spring-like and we're supposed to get a taste of that snow tonite. It snowed on Memorial Day here back in '92, enough to make the ground white. Was weird seeing rows of green corn and everything else was white. It froze on Father's Day that same year for an encore. Don't need that kind of nonsense again.   :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/09/20, 08:44:34 AM
HEY DOTCH, i'm looking to start spraying weeds in my lawn, but don't think is warm enough yet. at what temp would be a starting point for stuff like weed-b-gon??????? not sure if its warm enough yet for roundup  either????? :scratch: :scratch:

our local paper this morning said a coating to an inch of snow here tonight!!!! :doofus: :doofus: 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/09/20, 09:50:16 AM
Experience with growth regulators like what's in Weed-B-Gon seem to indicate it works best when daytime highs get into the upper 60's and 70's. Warmer is OK too except there's more opportunity for volatile off target movement. Round Up tends to be more forgiving depending on what you're going after with it. We've sprayed many fields for annual grasses when it's cold and it's worked fine. Tougher to kill broadleaves and some perennial grasses it may be better to wait until it's warmer. And some broadleaves like giant ragweed & most waterhemp have developed resistance. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/09/20, 10:09:48 AM
Experience with growth regulators like what's in Weed-B-Gon seem to indicate it works best when daytime highs get into the upper 60's and 70's. Warmer is OK too except there's more opportunity for volatile off target movement. Round Up tends to be more forgiving depending on what you're going after with it. We've sprayed many fields for annual grasses when it's cold and it's worked fine. Tougher to kill broadleaves and some perennial grasses it may be better to wait until it's warmer. And some broadleaves like giant ragweed & most waterhemp have developed resistance.
kinda what I was thinking!!!!! :happy1: thanks.

i only use the roundup in the landscaping rock/ crushed granite around my house. after a while it gets old pulling weeds and when you dont get the roots they come back. works good on kwack grass too!!! I take a full bottle and dip the grass leaves id the bottle works pretty good.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/09/20, 10:28:00 AM
No problem. Something else I just noticed in the yard here, some but not all of the dandelions took a whackin' from the frost. Their leaves are watersoaked almost like they've been sprayed with a cell membrane disruptor. Noticed a few yesterday morning like that & there were more this a.m. The dandelions aren't dead but they're not going to take up chemical very well either until they have some actively growing leaves. Weird frost. Nailed some of the dandelions but not a lot of visible frost on the grass. The dewpoint in the teens to low 20's might've had something to do with that.  :scratch: 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Auggie on May 05/09/20, 10:11:46 PM
Glenn,
I sprayed 4 acres of former crp that was burned off and greened back up. And the infield at our ball diamond, both with round up. About a week ago now. It is working but definitely slower with the cooler weather.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/20, 10:22:14 AM
Glenn,
I sprayed 4 acres of former crp that was burned off and greened back up. And the infield at our ball diamond, both with round up. About a week ago now. It is working but definitely slower with the cooler weather.
got all my stuff mixed up and ready to go. I'm gonna go at it next week. I'd like to time it do no rain hits it for 24 hours.

Thanks.. :happy1: oh and my current Roundup kills everything.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on May 05/10/20, 12:09:09 PM
We had some asparagus come up, but got hit with the cold snap and it bent over....will it be ok?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/10/20, 12:59:13 PM
Did the tips  turn black. I am covering mine every night.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on May 05/10/20, 01:58:48 PM
Not black, but you can tell that they got cold. What do you cover them with...I got a patch around 8x8
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/20, 02:10:49 PM
Stay away from anything plastic. Your wife gay any old blankets, old canvas, old bed sheets. It's what I use.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on May 05/10/20, 03:36:13 PM
Stay away from anything plastic. Your wife gay any old blankets, old canvas, old bed sheets. It's what I use.
Pretty sure, your wife is gay... cause you ain't getting any....
BUT, I was asking KEN W.....dddddaaaa......
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/10/20, 03:51:16 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/20, 05:15:12 PM
Stay away from anything plastic. Your wife gay any old blankets, old canvas, old bed sheets. It's what I use.
Pretty sure, your wife is gay... cause you ain't getting any....
BUT, I was asking KEN W.....dddddaaaa......
FINE!! :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: your wife HAVE! :confused: :rotflmao:

And how do you know  :scratch: :scratch: :censored:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/10/20, 08:41:00 PM
Same as Glenn.....old blankets  or sleeping bags. Sheets are to thin. Leave them on until Wednesday.....won't hurt them.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/20, 08:54:55 PM
Same as Glenn.....old blankets  or sleeping bags. Sheets are to thin. Leave them on until Wednesday.....won't hurt them.
my stuff is generally in a row, I use sheets as a last resort and if I need to use them I told them in half do it's layered.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/11/20, 07:50:07 AM
Same as Glenn.....old blankets  or sleeping bags. Sheets are to thin. Leave them on until Wednesday.....won't hurt them.
my stuff is generally in a row, I use sheets as a last resort and if I need to use them I told them in half do it's layered.
:scratch: You talk to tour sheets? :confused:  :doah:                                                               ;) :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:                                                                       
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/11/20, 08:13:15 AM
Same as Glenn.....old blankets  or sleeping bags. Sheets are to thin. Leave them on until Wednesday.....won't hurt them.
my stuff is generally in a row, I use sheets as a last resort and if I need to use them I told them in half do it's layered.
:scratch: You talk to tour sheets? :confused:  :doah:                                                               ;) :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:                                                                     
damn phone and auto correct............ :angry2: training-087 :banghead: i fold them in half!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/11/20, 08:15:43 AM
well, looks like 1 more night of covering the plants then temps improve. there saying pretty good chance of rain wed, so plan is to get the rest of my plants in tuesday nite. then whenever i can all i have left are green beans, cukes and carrot seeds to get in the ground!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/11/20, 10:08:31 AM
Time to fertilize the lawn before rain on Wednesday. Looks like nice temps coming on the weekend.

All these emoticons are a distraction. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/11/20, 10:27:58 AM
Time to fertilize the lawn before rain on Wednesday. Looks like nice temps coming on the weekend.

All these emoticons are a distraction. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

yea sometimes.........BUT as you can tell i am an avid believer in using them. to many times wether its a post or email, things can and have been taken in the wrong context, therefore an emoji lets the recipient know if hes is joking,serious, mad, or crazy!!!!!!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/11/20, 10:30:06 AM
Time to fertilize the lawn before rain on Wednesday. Looks like nice temps coming on the weekend.

All these emoticons are a distraction. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

yea sometimes.........BUT as you can tell i am an avid believer in using them. to many times wether its a post or email, things can and have been taken in the wrong context, therefore an emoji lets the recipient know if hes is joking,serious, mad, or crazy!!!!!!!!   :happy1: :happy1:

and in your case all of the above!!!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao:     mornin Glenn
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/11/20, 10:32:42 AM
Time to fertilize the lawn before rain on Wednesday. Looks like nice temps coming on the weekend.

All these emoticons are a distraction. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

yea sometimes.........BUT as you can tell i am an avid believer in using them. to many times wether its a post or email, things can and have been taken in the wrong context, therefore an emoji lets the recipient know if hes is joking,serious, mad, or crazy!!!!!!!!   :happy1: :happy1:

and in your case all of the above!!!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao:     mornin Glenn
:banghead: :banghead: :taz: :taz: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: yea so........... pretty frisky after a b-day weekend with Linda, aint ya!!!!! :evil: :scratch: :rotflmao:

morning Mike!!!!!! :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/11/20, 10:33:40 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/11/20, 10:34:58 AM
Beat me to it, mike! And with him it can be at the same time.  :pouty: The emoji's make it easier for those that have always had trouble with their spelling too.  :sleazy: ;) :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/11/20, 10:48:08 AM
 :pouty: :pouty: :pouty: :pouty: YA try and help a guy understand some things and ya get blasted............ :scratch: :censored: :doah:

i could take my ball and go home too!!!!!!!!!! :taz: :taz: :banghead:

NAW.........aint happening!!!!!!!!!! :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/11/20, 11:30:23 AM
yea we know!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/12/20, 08:21:31 PM
Got 18 green pepper plants and 23 mater plants in the ground tonight. Even cleaned some winter onions. :happy1: :happy1:

Green beans cukes and carrots left to plant. Spinach, lettuce, onions, kalarabi and radishes are peeking out of the ground. Only thing that isn't yet is my dill.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/13/20, 07:21:34 AM
 :scratch: Gee, you must've skipped outta W O R K by noon yday to get all that done. ;) :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/13/20, 07:52:28 AM
Do you have a 5 acre garden Glenn?  AND what do you do with all of those maters?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/13/20, 07:55:06 AM
 :scratch: Lots of salsa & the WF stewed maters that Reb was such a big fan of. ;) :rolleyes: :laugh:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/13/20, 07:56:10 AM
katchup!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/20, 08:03:18 AM
:scratch: Gee, you must've skipped outta W O R K by noon yday to get all that done. ;) :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:
:tut: :tut: :tut: :tut: just plain hard work!!!!!!!! :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/20, 08:08:53 AM
Do you have a 5 acre garden Glenn?  AND what do you do with all of those maters?
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: no.......its about 27 ft by 60 ft i believe.

when the maters are ripe, its nothing for me to eat 5-6 a day easy. i make salsa, stewed tomatoes, tomato juice and my own soup mix, or starter. to make the salsa and soup starter it easily takes a box of tomatoes the size of a box peaches and pears come in.........about a bushel. if i have extra i wash them and run them threw a food chopper, pour in a cake pan, freeze, then bust them up in smaller pieces to add in chili spagetti and hot dishes.

trust me, i go through serious tomato withdrawals when there gone. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/20, 08:10:11 AM
katchup!!!!!!!!!!!!
NAW........i let Heinz take care of that!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/13/20, 08:12:28 AM
Do you have a 5 acre garden Glenn?  AND what do you do with all of those maters?
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: no.......its about 27 ft by 60 ft i believe.

when the maters are ripe, its nothing for me to eat 5-6 a day easy. i make salsa, stewed tomatoes, tomato juice and my own soup mix, or starter. to make the salsa and soup starter it easily takes a box of tomatoes the size of a box peaches and pears come in.........about a bushel. if i have extra i wash them and run them threw a food chopper, pour in a cake pan, freeze, then bust them up in smaller pieces to add in chili spagetti and hot dishes.

trust me, i go through serious tomato withdrawals when there gone. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:



Good for you Glenn.  I like maters but man you are a mater lover!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/13/20, 09:56:51 AM
My garden is mobile until all possibilities of frost are over.  Almost wore out the wagon and wheel barrow moving the plants in and out of the garage.  :rotflmao:

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Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/13/20, 10:42:12 AM
Great idea DE!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on May 05/13/20, 04:04:47 PM
Just finished the last trellis,  now its game on. Looking to go up with cukes, beans and snap peas. Not sure how many mater plants but thinking on trying homemade pasta sauce and of course for blts and salsa. A good variety of peppers and definitely zucchini. Probably start shopping tomorrow.  This is the first year of no raised bed, I imagine I'll get sick of weeding after a while.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/20, 04:06:52 PM
Just finished the last trellis,  now its game on. Looking to go up with cukes, beans and snap peas. Not sure how many mater plants but thinking on trying homemade pasta sauce and of course for blts and salsa. A good variety of peppers and definitely zucchini. Probably start shopping tomorrow.  This is the first year of no raised bed, I imagine I'll get sick of weeding after a while.
:scratch: :scratch: that dinky little garden....ya spend 1/2 hour every other day.......piece of cake!!!!!!!!!

you can come over and help with mine fer practice!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/13/20, 06:02:59 PM
looks good Bobber!!!! 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/13/20, 07:19:32 PM
:scratch: Gee, you must've skipped outta W O R K by noon yday to get all that done. ;) :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:
:tut: :tut: :tut: :tut: just plain hard work!!!!!!!! :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao:
:scratch: Just like Mondays at The Hall? :sleazy: ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/13/20, 08:41:51 PM
I eat a lot of tomatoes. Usually from mid July till freeze up. Making salsa.juice,spaghetti. pizza, sauce. I plant a few early reds and yellows, paste and a 8-10 heirlooms including
Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Amana Orange, Winsall, Kellogg's Breakfast, Gold Medal,
Carbon, and Prudens Pink.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on May 05/13/20, 09:09:47 PM
I use to plant a lot of those same heirlooms. Really liked the gold medal but it didn't have much of a shelf life.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Auggie on May 05/13/20, 09:21:05 PM
As much as I hate to admit it....I plant like Glenn ;) 27 maters and 30 different peppers. 200 plus onions. We do eat maters daily when fresh.
Diced, juiced, salsa, and spaghetti sauce all get canned. We generally put up 60 pints of diced, 30 quarts of juice, 50 plus pints of salsa and whatever is left goes to spaghetti sauce..the sauce actually takes a ton because you reduce it so much..freeze a lot of peppers. Still eating onions from last year, about a month to go before they run out..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/13/20, 09:37:47 PM
As much as I hate to admit it....I plant like Glenn ;) 27 maters and 30 different peppers. 200 plus onions. We do eat maters daily when fresh.
Diced, juiced, salsa, and spaghetti sauce all get canned. We generally put up 60 pints of diced, 30 quarts of juice, 50 plus pints of salsa and whatever is left goes to spaghetti sauce..the sauce actually takes a ton because you reduce it so much..freeze a lot of peppers. Still eating onions from last year, about a month to go before they run out..
hey now! :pouty: I do have some good qualities. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/14/20, 07:50:43 AM
As much as I hate to admit it....I plant like Glenn ;) 27 maters and 30 different peppers. 200 plus onions. We do eat maters daily when fresh.
Diced, juiced, salsa, and spaghetti sauce all get canned. We generally put up 60 pints of diced, 30 quarts of juice, 50 plus pints of salsa and whatever is left goes to spaghetti sauce..the sauce actually takes a ton because you reduce it so much..freeze a lot of peppers. Still eating onions from last year, about a month to go before they run out..
hey now! :pouty: I do have some good qualities. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:scratch:         :confused:                                                                                                                                                       :sleazy: ;)  :laugh: :laugh:   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/14/20, 08:17:19 AM
not sure how much rain we got last nite but it sure perked up the stuff in the garden  :happy1: :happy1: even in the farmers fields!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/15/20, 11:14:47 AM
Same here. I measured about 1/2 inch.

 :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/15/20, 11:33:50 AM
 :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/16/20, 06:57:54 PM
Planted a bunch of canna bulbs this morning.  Still have a bunch left that won't get planted.  Put all the tomato, pepper, cucumber, sun flowers, and a variety of pumpkin plants out and will hope for no more frost.  I may have to get a Salsa recipe if all the peppers, onions and maters produce.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/16/20, 07:09:08 PM
 :happy1:

Thanks for the reminder on the canna bulbs. I gotta get 'em out of the crawl space and the attic yet. My usual source for 4 o'clock seed is either sold out or didn't stock them this year. Good thing I saved a bunch of seed last fall looks like. Wife is talking about petunias for some of the pots & planters so the hummingbirds won't go hungry.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/16/20, 07:18:53 PM
My wife put flowers in the various pots a couple days ago.  I think we are about set with planting. Except I do need a few more cucumber and gourd plants.  Oh, and I almost forgot, couple acres of turnips and three acres of beans for the deer.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/16/20, 07:20:56 PM
Deadeye, may as well plant a field of hostas too. :happy1: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/16/20, 07:25:55 PM
Yes, I'm sure the deer would love hostas as well.  I did forget I plan to plant 5 additional apple trees on Wednesday.  That's in addition to the 70 or so that I previously planted.  I hope the deer, grouse and other birds are happy.   :laugh:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/16/20, 08:27:02 PM
Put in the last of the flowers and bulbs, garden is ready for the deer.

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Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/16/20, 08:57:19 PM
Planted a bunch of canna bulbs this morning.  Still have a bunch left that won't get planted.  Put all the tomato, pepper, cucumber, sun flowers, and a variety of pumpkin plants out and will hope for no more frost.  I may have to get a Salsa recipe if all the peppers, onions and maters produce.   

I have a great salsa recipe. Have used it for many years. From the Minot Daily News years ago.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/16/20, 09:18:48 PM
Planted a bunch of canna bulbs this morning.  Still have a bunch left that won't get planted.  Put all the tomato, pepper, cucumber, sun flowers, and a variety of pumpkin plants out and will hope for no more frost.  I may have to get a Salsa recipe if all the peppers, onions and maters produce.   

I have a great salsa recipe. Have used it for many years. From the Minot Daily News years ago.
I have a good one also . Be cool to compare, however mine used oddball containers to measure the ingredients. :doah:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/16/20, 10:11:47 PM
KEN W, glenn57,
Well post them here so I can copy them.   :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/16/20, 10:19:37 PM
KEN W, glenn57,
Well post them here so I can copy them.   :cool:
will do soon. Probably in the recipe thread. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/17/20, 01:26:06 PM
Here is my salsa recipe. I also put it on the recipe forum......my kids and grand kids love this....

Hotsy Totsy Salsa

4 cups tomato puree or diced tomatoes
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced peppers
3 TBS white Vinegar
1 TBS minced garlic
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp dried oregano

If you eat this raw it is fine the way it is. If you cook and can it then you need to start with more tomatoes and cook them down to the thickness you want. Then measure out the 4 cups after cooking.

I put in the measurements for the onions and peppers. But after measuring out the tomatoes, I just keep adding till it looks to be the right amount w/o measuring.

Not everyone in my family likes hot food. So I don't add it. They can add hot sauce before they eat it. Or you can add Jalapeno peppers to get it as hot as you want.

I can this in a pressure cooker to be safe.

This recipe can also be used for green tomatoes in the fall when you have to pick them all. Usually raw not canned.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/17/20, 01:52:22 PM
I just added my reciepe to KenW salsa reciepe post too!!!!!!!! :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on May 05/17/20, 03:42:28 PM
Thanks guys.  My neighbors may not like it if I make salsa out of the tomato's I used to give them. :rotflmao:

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Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/17/20, 03:49:40 PM
Here is my salsa recipe. I also put it on the recipe forum......my kids and grand kids love this....

Hotsy Totsy Salsa

4 cups tomato puree or diced tomatoes
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced peppers
3 TBS white Vinegar
1 TBS minced garlic
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp dried oregano

If you eat this raw it is fine the way it is. If you cook and can it then you need to start with more tomatoes and cook them down to the thickness you want. Then measure out the 4 cups after cooking.

I put in the measurements for the onions and peppers. But after measuring out the tomatoes, I just keep adding till it looks to be the right amount w/o measuring.

Not everyone in my family likes hot food. So I don't add it. They can add hot sauce before they eat it. Or you can add Jalapeno peppers to get it as hot as you want.

I can this in a pressure cooker to be safe.

This recipe can also be used for green tomatoes in the fall when you have to pick them all. Usually raw not canned.


So what do you mean about using more tomatoes to can it?  To boil off the water and end up with more actual tomato so it is not so runny?  SO 6 cups of tomatos?    Another question.  So you use green tomatoes and make this salsa out of them?   That sounds great.  Thanks Ken this sounds great. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/17/20, 05:23:15 PM
Yes......Actually I use a tomato machine to run them through which removes the skins and seeds. It's called a Squeezo.....works slick when you have lots of tomatoes. I then boil the tomato sauce till it's the thickness I want. Measure out the 4 cups or more for larger batches. What ever is left I can as tomato sauce.

http://www.squeezostrainer.com/

Green tomato salsa....I just chop up the tomatoes ans make fresh salsa.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/17/20, 07:03:13 PM
Those things are quite spendy. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/18/20, 08:34:19 AM
Yeah.....that's not the one I have. Just an example. The one I have is plastic except for the sieves the sauce goes through which are metal. I wouldn't pay over $200 for one.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/18/20, 08:39:45 AM
I can't wait to try your salsa with green tomatoes. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on May 05/18/20, 12:00:28 PM
Seems like a real timesaver but we like our canned tomatoes and salsa "chunky". Am I right on thinking this would be more of a pureed consistency?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/18/20, 02:52:24 PM
Same here Roony.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Outdoors Junkie on May 05/18/20, 04:44:36 PM
Made the wife some raised garden boxes on the hill side. Hope it reduces the amount of weeds we’ll need to fight this year. I made them so we can wrap netting or chicken wire around them to keep the wild bunnies from nibbling.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/18/20, 05:22:14 PM
When I use this recipe for fresh salsa it is chunky. Just chop everything up, add spices, put in the fridge to let flavors meld and eat it. If I can it, it is with tomato puree and chunky onions and peppers. I would think canning with chunky tomatoes would be fine.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/18/20, 05:33:30 PM
I have also used this recipe for green tomato salsa. It's good also and makes a smaller batch to eat faster. My grand daughter likes making this one in the fall with green tomatoes. Again onions and peppers as much as you want.  Add hot sauce or Jalapeno's

2 lbs green tomatoes.....chopped
1 onion chopped
1 pepper chopped
3 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs water
1 tsp sugar
1 TBS lemon or lime juice
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/18/20, 07:17:24 PM
Thanks Ken.  I will print it out.  Nice to use green tomatoes up. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/18/20, 08:38:56 PM
That's what I thought. Usually have plenty of green ones to experiment with. Even being skeptical.....it turned put surprisingly good.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/19/20, 06:36:41 PM
just got my first batch of asparagus!!!!  so happy to have it and most will be grilled!!!!!   oh happy eating!! 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/19/20, 07:06:04 PM
We are just getting our first warm days so hoping our asparagus will fire up.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/19/20, 07:13:07 PM
We are just getting our first warm days so hoping our asparagus will fire up.
Dave Anderson, the Duluth station weatherman just had you at 80* ~ 6:20 LPS. I seen 79* here but that was closer to 3:00
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on May 05/19/20, 07:14:04 PM
Warmer up there than down here.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/19/20, 07:43:51 PM
Wind has gone down and it is 72 here now.  Was never real humid so was a nice day.  Windy as heck earlier.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/20/20, 07:08:16 PM
What other gardening websites do you guys regularly visit?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/20/20, 08:50:01 PM
What other gardening websites do you guys regularly visit?
personally I don't go to gardening websites. Guess I didn't know they existed. I usually just Google something if I am looking for information.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/20/20, 09:45:40 PM
Yeah I do that also. But it would be nice to find other discussions like on here'
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on May 05/21/20, 04:56:34 PM
I do go here......https://davesgarden.com/

Especially to the Products and Sources page to check on reviews of seed companies and plant sources. Just about every company that sells and ships is listed there. Some get some pretty bad reviews.

https://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on May 05/21/20, 05:24:05 PM
I planted radishes in our Earthbox on the deck on Sat.  They popped up today.  FUN!  Never planted them before.  Only 4th year gardening I think.  Getting better every year. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on May 05/21/20, 05:54:43 PM
I planted radishes in our Earthbox on the deck on Sat.  They popped up today.  FUN!  Never planted them before.  Only 4th year gardening I think.  Getting better every year.

fresh radishes are the best!!!!   :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on May 05/23/20, 10:21:44 PM
Don't garden much anymore... Go Nort fishing instead.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/25/20, 04:31:48 PM
HEY BOOBER.... Got that garden weeded yet. :rotflmao: mine is along with the horseradish patch and rubarb/ winter onion patch. Even gave some rubarb to the neighbor lady that I get along with!! :happy1:

Man those green beans sure popped out of the ground the past 2 days. All my stuff is up except the radishes I planted Friday night. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on May 05/25/20, 04:56:03 PM
I had some radishes out of the garden tonight...they were dang good!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on May 05/25/20, 06:13:54 PM
HEY BOOBER.... Got that garden weeded yet. :rotflmao: mine is along with the horseradish patch and rubarb/ winter onion patch. Even gave some rubarb to the neighbor lady that I get along with!! :happy1:

Man those green beans sure popped out of the ground the past 2 days. All my stuff is up except the radishes I planted Friday night. :happy1:
Sure did, used a hoe. Being the first year the grass just keeps popping up. Kinda bugs me tho,  some tops of the trees are blocking the sun so hope this all works out..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/25/20, 07:01:54 PM
How much sun does it get during the day?!??  When it's 80-90 degrees for a week straight, it won't be a bad thing. Especially those vine plants.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on May 05/25/20, 08:44:19 PM
I had some radishes out of the garden tonight...they were dang good!

Just had some meself. The scarlet globes were very sweet without a lot of firepower. The white globes were smaller & as sweet but they got your attention after a few seconds.  :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on May 05/26/20, 06:38:16 PM
So our radishes were looking great.  Bigger every day.  Then 4 were chewed off.  The next day a couple more.  Wondered what it was.  Set up the trail cam and here it is a big mouse.  So I got out a trap and some peanut butter and I DK'd that radish robber.  Oh ya, I got him.  It's a great day. 
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Post by: mike89 on May 05/26/20, 06:47:59 PM
So our radishes were looking great.  Bigger every day.  Then 4 were chewed off.  The next day a couple more.  Wondered what it was.  Set up the trail cam and here it is a big mouse.  So I got out a trap and some peanut butter and I DK'd that radish robber.  Oh ya, I got him.  It's a great day.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

way to go LPS!!!!  super mouser!!!!    :Clap:
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Post by: glenn57 on May 05/26/20, 06:48:33 PM
So our radishes were looking great.  Bigger every day.  Then 4 were chewed off.  The next day a couple more.  Wondered what it was.  Set up the trail cam and here it is a big mouse.  So I got out a trap and some peanut butter and I DK'd that radish robber.  Oh ya, I got him.  It's a great day.
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: dat i'll teach em!!!!!!!
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Post by: dakids on May 05/28/20, 01:42:20 AM
I got my garden all done.

I call it the "Big ass garden "
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Post by: HD on May 05/28/20, 04:46:41 PM
Picking Fresh Radishes!
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Post by: LPS on May 05/28/20, 06:42:14 PM
Glad you showed that again.  I like that raised bed program!
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Post by: mike89 on May 05/28/20, 07:13:53 PM
I got my garden all done.

I call it the "Big ass garden "

and the jeans only get bigger!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/29/20, 06:44:22 AM
I got my garden all done.

I call it the "Big ass garden "

and the jeans only get bigger!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:scratch: I wonder whose BA garden is bigger?  :rolleyes:  DK's or glenn's?  :sleazy:                                                                   ;) :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: glenn57 on May 05/31/20, 09:00:07 AM
I got my garden all done.

I call it the "Big ass garden "

and the jeans only get bigger!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:scratch: I wonder whose BA garden is bigger?  :rolleyes:  DK's or glenn's?  :sleazy:                                                                   ;) :laugh: :laugh:
:tut: :tut: :tut: bey..i'll have you know I run a liget garden!!!!!!!!!!!! :tut: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on May 05/31/20, 06:22:44 PM
Picked an ice cream pail full of cleaned radishes and had my first spinach/ lettuce salad earlier. :hubba: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on May 05/31/20, 06:28:10 PM
No pictures, didn't happen...:rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on May 05/31/20, 06:30:32 PM
No pictures, didn't happen...:rotflmao:
:mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :moon: :moon: :rotflmao: bite me!! :rotflmao: :sleazy:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/01/20, 08:59:02 AM
Man our lettuce is 1/2" tall and the radishes are mayhaps 2" tall.   You must plant one heck of a lot of radishes to get that many Glenn. 
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/01/20, 09:20:16 AM
 :happy1: :happy1: i planted 3 packages and got e full rows. 3 weeks later i planted 2 more packages and i have 3 or 4 packs left, they'll go in the ground mid Aug!!!!!
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Post by: LPS on June 06/01/20, 09:45:52 AM
WOW, and here I thought a half package was a lot.  I need to gear up I guess.
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/01/20, 10:19:02 AM
No pictures, didn't happen...:rotflmao:
:mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :moon: :moon: :rotflmao: bite me!! :rotflmao: :sleazy:

Go to Menards, get a picture with that smurf mask mikey sent you on yer mug so I can post it!  :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/01/20, 10:22:19 AM
No pictures, didn't happen...:rotflmao:
:mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :moon: :moon: :rotflmao: bite me!! :rotflmao: :sleazy:

Go to Menards, get a picture with that smurf mask mikey sent you on yer mug so I can post it!  :rotflmao:
:angry2: :angry2: :mad1: :mad1: :confused: :banghead: :banghead: training-087 training-087 :taz: :taz: :taz: :taz: PUTZ!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/01/20, 10:36:43 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/01/20, 10:40:58 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/01/20, 10:54:02 AM
 :tut: :tut: hey dont you 2 got something to do!!!!!!! :banghead: :banghead: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/01/20, 10:54:55 AM
and he can drink out of his smurf glass too!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/01/20, 11:00:11 AM
:tut: :tut: hey dont you 2 got something to do!!!!!!! :banghead: :banghead: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Not really.  Just got done raining so I am in limbo for while.   :sleazy:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/01/20, 11:03:53 AM
:tut: :tut: hey dont you 2 got something to do!!!!!!! :banghead: :banghead: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I'd say we're doing it!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/01/20, 01:27:53 PM
  Busy Monday so far....:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/01/20, 01:32:17 PM
Oh Ya!  Been a big day.  Now time for a nap.   :sleazy:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/01/20, 01:50:05 PM
Glenn....I also plant a lot of radishes. What varieties do you favor. I really like the round white ones.....Hailstone, White globe. They are the mildest. Also French breakfast.

But the best are the fall planted Daikon versions. I get them 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. Always the mildest. Look like large white carrots. :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: delcecchi on June 06/01/20, 01:56:17 PM
Glenn....I also plant a lot of radishes. What varieties do you favor. I really like the round white ones.....Hailstone, White globe. They are the mildest. Also French breakfast.

But the best are the fall planted Daikon versions. I get them 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. Always the mildest. Look like large white carrots. :happy1: :happy1:

So you plant in like September?    Harvest in the fall or in the spring?   
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/01/20, 02:14:21 PM
Glenn....I also plant a lot of radishes. What varieties do you favor. I really like the round white ones.....Hailstone, White globe. They are the mildest. Also French breakfast.

But the best are the fall planted Daikon versions. I get them 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. Always the mildest. Look like large white carrots. :happy1: :happy1:
think there the cherry Belle. I'd have to look. I gave up on white radishes. Never had any luck with them. Pick from whatever fleet farm has.
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Post by: LPS on June 06/01/20, 03:29:04 PM
Those white ones sound good.
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/01/20, 07:38:00 PM
Glenn....I also plant a lot of radishes. What varieties do you favor. I really like the round white ones.....Hailstone, White globe. They are the mildest. Also French breakfast.

But the best are the fall planted Daikon versions. I get them 10 inches long and 2 inches wide. Always the mildest. Look like large white carrots. :happy1: :happy1:

So you plant in like September?    Harvest in the fall or in the spring?   

Have to  plant earlier than that..... They take about 10 days to come up and more than twice as long to grow than regular radishes. At least 60-70 days to get to size. I usually plant them the last week of July/first week of August. Pull mid October
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/01/20, 07:55:55 PM
KenW, I plant the cherry Belle and the cherry giant. Those are what I get best results from after trying all different kinds.
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/01/20, 09:01:49 PM
Enjoy fall radishes here too Ken when time has allowed it. The cherry belles, white and scarlet globes have worked well in the fall. Seems like they get bigger and sweeter than they do spring planted here. I've liked the daikon radishes too but my favorites are the red meat or watermelon radishes. Some years they get up to softball size. We slice them like kohlrabi. Cream colored on the outside and red on the inside, they add nice color to a relish tray. The texture & taste is like a kohrabi until the radish bite kicks in. They keep most of the winter. Hoping to borrow a friend's tractor and rear mounted tiller to work up a new garden area after spraying season is over. Winter radishes may be one of the first things to go in it if I can find the seed. The other thing I want to do again is fall snap peas. It doesn't always work but when it does it's totally worth it.  :happy1: 
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Post by: deadeye on June 06/02/20, 08:19:48 AM
I planted some radishes a while back.  After I planted them I remembered I had put down a good covering of Preen so I figured they wouldn't germinate.  Wrong, popped up fast and are growing great.  Go figure.  Yesterday I finally got around to planting the last of the cukes and pumpkins that were start in pots.  Also gave about half of one garden a bit of a weeding until I got overheated and quit.   :rotflmao:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/02/20, 01:39:03 PM
Yes radishes seem to grow best in the fall. The trick is to get them eating size before the ground freezes. I also like China Rose.

I just started eating my spring radishes today.

I have tried fall peas. Not successful. They always got moldy. Gave up.
I am also a test gardener for the NDSU Extension Service. this year I am testing.....

Pumpkins,Carrots, Yellow Beets, Sweet Corn, and Cantaloupe.

You guys should join up ......good program. :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/02/20, 02:01:04 PM
German Giants spring and fall radishes. Also always put in some cherry belle and white ice for a little heat.
Interesting Ken. Tell us more.
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/02/20, 02:38:07 PM
There are over 200 test gardeners For NDSU in ND, MN, SD. and Montana. You can try up to 7 trials. Test them, then send in a report comparing 2 varieties of each veg. Cost is $.50 per packet plus $5 P&H. Results go back to 2008.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/homegardenvarietytrials

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/homegardenvarietytrials/results
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/02/20, 03:52:31 PM
There are over 200 test gardeners For NDSU in ND, MN, SD. and Montana. You can try up to 7 trials. Test them, then send in a report comparing 2 varieties of each veg. Cost is $.50 per packet plus $5 P&H. Results go back to 2008.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/homegardenvarietytrials

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/homegardenvarietytrials/results
Some very interesting information on there..
On another note, I had to come in from pulling some weeds out the garden as we are getting a much needed shower of rain!!
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/02/20, 04:01:39 PM
yes that is interesting Ken.... 
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/02/20, 04:37:58 PM
If you go through and read all the comments on how each variety performed.....It pretty much covers most varieties that can be planted here in our climate. I use it as a reference all the time. I also recommend varieties I would like to trial.

They do not trial veggies that have to be started inside like tomatoes and peppers.
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/02/20, 07:40:56 PM
My last 2 carrots from NDSU and last years garden. Lasted 8 months in the fridge.
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/02/20, 08:26:21 PM
That’s pretty good in the fridge! We used to store them in sand down in an old cistern. Now we can the extras and use them in soup.
We just finished the last of our onions a week ago. Gonna be a bit before the new ones are ready to eat.  :sad:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/02/20, 08:46:32 PM
That’s pretty good in the fridge! We used to store them in sand down in an old cistern. Now we can the extras and use them in soup.
We just finished the last of our onions a week ago. Gonna be a bit before the new ones are ready to eat.  :sad:
I still got about 20 onions left from last year's garden. :mooning: :mooning: :sleazy: :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on June 06/02/20, 09:19:34 PM
I didn't realize you could keep onions or carrots that long.  That's great.
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/02/20, 10:14:11 PM
That’s pretty good in the fridge! We used to store them in sand down in an old cistern. Now we can the extras and use them in soup.
We just finished the last of our onions a week ago. Gonna be a bit before the new ones are ready to eat.  :sad:
I still got about 20 onions left from last year's garden. :mooning: :mooning: :sleazy: :rotflmao:
Better check again. I was looting today in your neck of the woods😉🤣
I think I planted enough this year. 200 Walla Walla, 200 Big Daddy, 100 red. Plus the ones we plant for just for green table onions. I plant them through out the summer all summer long.
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Post by: LPS on June 06/03/20, 07:26:09 AM
So I read to plant 2 radish seeds in each hole.  Well they all grew.  Is that ok?  Do I need to pluck the ones that are touching? 
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/03/20, 07:40:42 AM
I thin mine to a couple inches apart. Then when I start eating them I pull every other one. In my experience when they are touching you end up with nothing but tops out of both radishes
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Post by: LPS on June 06/03/20, 07:44:14 AM
Ok I better thin them out then.  Maybe I can stick them back in the ground and keep them growing.  Thanks Auggie.
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/03/20, 01:18:19 PM
Damn.....I couldn't possibly eat 500 onions. I usually plant 1 bundle. That's about 75. Always sweet onions.....Candy. I never plant sets. WAY TO HOT to eat raw. Wife complains I'm walking around the house with onion breath. :thumbs: :thumbs:

My philosophy for onions is....If they make you cry when peeling them.....they are to hot to eat raw.

Up here we plant long day onions. Onions start to bulb up according to daylight hours.Longest days are early July. At that time the larger the top, the larger the bulb.

Sooooo the earlier you plant them, the larger the top will be at bulbing time.

It's almost impossible to plant onions to early. They will grow in snow. In fact onions are actually perennials. They grow bulbs the first year and seed pods on top the second year. that's why if you grow sets.....you want the smallest ones you can find.

 If they are to big they will think it is their second year and grow seed pods on top. If they do' they are poor keepers.
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/03/20, 02:48:54 PM
Ken we use onions while making our salsa and tomato sauce. So that burns up a lot of the smaller ones. The Walla Walla are large and sweet. The reds never get that big here but are sweet too. The Big Daddy is a new variety for me, but they are supposed to be long keeping onions. Gonna find out!!
The rest we dry out for a few weeks then store in paper bags in the garage fridge and normally have enough to last the whole year. I share a few with friends and family. My 12 year old daughter and I have already had 50 plus little green onions at the table. Like I said I plant these every few weeks all summer long..we love them!
All I ever plant are sets. Works best for me, rather than seed..
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/03/20, 03:31:23 PM
Auggie your garden must be huge!!!!  I'm still wrapping my thoughts of 500 hundred onion!!!   :rotflmao: :happy1:  but they are good to eat!!!
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/03/20, 04:23:16 PM
500 onions? Wow! That's a lot of onions Auggie! But hey, that's some good dirt up that way. Worked on sugar beet plots for the U as an undergrad near Montivideo.

Ya Ken, I don't know how anxious NDSU would be to have data from ~200 miles to the south of Fargo. The guy whose tiller I'm borrowing was in this a.m. wondering when I wanted to work the new garden area up. Wouldn't take him long to hook it up he said. I told him get all your spraying done 1st then we'll worry about it. Great to have friends like that.

The snap peas farther south like we are seem to work best if we snag rain in late July-early August. It also helps to have a warmer September into early October. When I've been disappointed they've laid in dry soil too long or planting has been delayed well into August because it's too wet. Then it's been followed by a crummy, wet, cold, cloudy September. The salad greens are another fall favorite. I think LPS has been doing that. Hopefully he'll chime in.     
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Post by: LPS on June 06/03/20, 04:37:01 PM
I planted my lettuce seeds the week before Mem. weekend.  They are about an inch or two tall now.  Turned out great last year.  I just mix 2 or 3 varieties together in a pouch and spread it all in the garden.  I just cut them off with scissors into a colander so I can take out brown leaves and rinse in the sink and ready for a salad.  I look across the river at Canada so you know my lattitude.  Now I have to get this radish program going. 
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Post by: HD on June 06/03/20, 05:59:26 PM
Picked some more tonight......  :happy1:
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Post by: Boar on June 06/03/20, 06:49:01 PM
what do radishes taste like?
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/03/20, 06:52:37 PM
good stuff..  but for me it's hard to say what it really tastes like, I just like them, I just salt them and eat...  like kola rabis, good too..  my spelling is way off on that so sorry for that :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/03/20, 09:11:04 PM
Same here......my radishes are just about ready. Kohlrabi's are about golf ball size. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/03/20, 09:28:37 PM
[quote Ya Ken, I don't know how anxious NDSU would be to have data from ~200 miles to the south of Fargo. The guy whose tiller I'm borrowing was in this a.m. wondering when I wanted to work the new garden area up. Wouldn't take him long to hook it up he said. I told him get all your spraying done 1st then we'll worry about it. Great to have friends like that.[/quote]

Won't know unless you try. To late for this year. But look at it next winter. Never know.
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Post by: Auggie on June 06/04/20, 08:01:23 PM
Same here......my radishes are just about ready. Kohlrabi's are about golf ball size. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Or bigger Ken. My Dad grows a variety that get near the size of small cabbage. But to me that's what Kohlrabi tastes like. Mild Cabbage taste with the texture/crunch of a radish.
We froze some asparagus today. Or my wife did anyway.  ;) Not like fresh, but very good come January!
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/07/20, 04:07:27 PM
what do radishes taste like?
tastes like a radish you bonehead!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

ma I got some catching up to do in my garden!!!!! :doofus: :doofus:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/08/20, 08:31:40 AM
Haven't had much rain here all spring. Got a little over 2 inches last night. More on the way tonight.
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/08/20, 09:11:22 AM
WOW...…...that's a lot of rain in a short time...……..yea we could use rain too...…...my garden is as dry as a popcorn fart...….. watered good last nite nut with this heat and wind, it'll dry up pretty fast.

my first planting of radishes will all get pulled and cleaned today!!looks like i'll have a pile of them!!!! :happy1:
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Post by: KEN W on June 06/08/20, 10:08:27 AM
Yeah Glenn.....I pulled most of my first radishes yesterday.
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/08/20, 12:11:42 PM
Pulled the last of our radishes yesterday. Was a nice crop & shared a bunch with others. Radishes were extra crispy this year for some reason. Planting tomatoes, beans, cukes & some 4 o'clocks & cannas for the hummingbirds tonite. Good thing I saved the 4 o'clock seed from last year's planting. None to be had at the local grocery store display where I've been buying them for years. Kept the red one's separate from the mixed colors except I don't remember which bunch is which. Guess we'll find out...   :scratch: 
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Post by: Dotch on June 06/09/20, 08:27:38 AM
Delayed planting a day as it was pretty windy. Got everything in the ground last night & Mrs. Cheviot planted the tomatoes this a.m. Timing should be about ideal with rain coming in later today.  :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/09/20, 09:10:47 AM
I gotta get my butt out there and get my mater stands put up, they got a little big in my absence!!!! :pouty: :pouty: as well as the weeds!!!!!!! :angry2: :doah:
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Post by: Gunner55 on June 06/09/20, 01:45:33 PM
 :violin: :violin: :violin: :cry: :cry: :cry:                                                                                                                 :tut: :nerd: :nerd:
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/09/20, 03:41:38 PM
got my cans off the maters and racks around all 23 plants. did a little weeding and raked up a bunch of them helicopters from my maple tree to the tune of one of the lawn waste barrels 3/4 full.

i need to go back  work!!!!!!!!! :confused: :pouty: :pouty:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on June 06/09/20, 03:55:35 PM
Been a different year here, our 3 maples didn't spit out many helicopters,  usually I'm up on the roof with the blower twice, not this year... been kinda nice. Was thinking on adding more fertilizer soon to the garden maybe this weekend.
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/09/20, 03:58:48 PM
Been a different year here, our 3 maples didn't spit out many helicopters,  usually I'm up on the roof with the blower twice, not this year... been kinda nice. Was thinking on adding more fertilizer soon to the garden maybe this weekend.
:happy1: :happy1:  yeppers, with a new just started garden like that wont hurt, just not to much. I try to get it on right before a rain!!!!!!!

I got enough of those helicopters to give ya some...…….just sayin!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/09/20, 03:59:02 PM
I'm getting a few of them but nothing like past years too..
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Post by: glenn57 on June 06/09/20, 04:00:56 PM
I also noticed there weren't as many as past years...……...Mike.....I got enough yet to share with both boober and you!!!!!! :smoking: :happy1: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on June 06/09/20, 04:02:33 PM
they be all yours!!!  but thanks!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on June 06/09/20, 04:08:46 PM
Been a different year here, our 3 maples didn't spit out many helicopters,  usually I'm up on the roof with the blower twice, not this year... been kinda nice. Was thinking on adding more fertilizer soon to the garden maybe this weekend.
:happy1: :happy1:  yeppers, with a new just started garden like that wont hurt, just not to much. I try to get it on right before a rain!!!!!!!

I got enough of those helicopters to give ya some...…….just sayin!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I have lots of 10-10-10, and some miracle grow with a higher nitrogen # which I've never used. You guys think the 10 10 10 be OK lightly on it all?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/09/20, 04:23:05 PM
Been a different year here, our 3 maples didn't spit out many helicopters,  usually I'm up on the roof with the blower twice, not this year... been kinda nice. Was thinking on adding more fertilizer soon to the garden maybe this weekend.
:happy1: :happy1:  yeppers, with a new just started garden like that wont hurt, just not to much. I try to get it on right before a rain!!!!!!!

I got enough of those helicopters to give ya some...…….just sayin!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I have lots of 10-10-10, and some miracle grow with a higher nitrogen # which I've never used. You guys think the 10 10 10 be OK lightly on it all?
yep......usually what I use. others  can chime in, i'm open to learn new things.

last year I used the Milorganite and really liked it, even for my lawn. I was told golf courses use it for there greens, but fleet farm aint giving it away this year like last year!!!!

another thing I do with maters...…..once they start bearing...…..about every 4th watering I add a TBLSP of Epsom salt. once the cukes start I add some extra fertilizer now and then too!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on June 06/09/20, 04:58:53 PM
Want me to mail you some more of those licorice jelly beans glenn?  :rotflmao:

Well I lied. Mrs. Cheviot had one more spot for a tomato plant. Every place she went was sold out yesterday so she almost pulled the trigger on a zucchini. I went to Albert's Leaf, ordered a new pair of glassses, got some ointment for Ruby's eye then stopped at The A.L. Weed House to see if they had any maters. They had a wide selection of healthy looking maters and some zucchini to boot. Got a 4 pack of romas & zucchinis so now we'll have to find spots for them. Both are nice additions to shish kebobs.  :happy1:     
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/09/20, 05:13:14 PM
Want me to mail you some more of those licorice jelly beans glenn?  :rotflmao:

Well I lied. Mrs. Cheviot had one more spot for a tomato plant. Every place she went was sold out yesterday so she almost pulled the trigger on a zucchini. I went to Albert's Leaf, ordered a new pair of glassses, got some ointment for Ruby's eye then stopped at The A.L. Weed House to see if they had any maters. They had a wide selection of healthy looking maters and some zucchini to boot. Got a 4 pack of romas & zucchinis so now we'll have to find spots for them. Both are nice additions to shish kebobs.  :happy1:     
nope...….. :tut: :tut: send them to boober!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on June 06/09/20, 05:21:36 PM
I still have a few radishes left. Will need to be pulled soon and replanted.... just to much crap going on.
The beets, corn, cucumbers, green beans and peppers are doing good.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on June 06/09/20, 05:41:00 PM
Want me to mail you some more of those licorice jelly beans glenn?  :rotflmao:

Well I lied. Mrs. Cheviot had one more spot for a tomato plant. Every place she went was sold out yesterday so she almost pulled the trigger on a zucchini. I went to Albert's Leaf, ordered a new pair of glassses, got some ointment for Ruby's eye then stopped at The A.L. Weed House to see if they had any maters. They had a wide selection of healthy looking maters and some zucchini to boot. Got a 4 pack of romas & zucchinis so now we'll have to find spots for them. Both are nice additions to shish kebobs.  :happy1:     

The one time I planted romas, I had the worst blight or whatever I ever had.   I don't think my garden ever recovered.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on June 06/09/20, 09:07:12 PM
Want me to mail you some more of those licorice jelly beans glenn?  :rotflmao:

Well I lied. Mrs. Cheviot had one more spot for a tomato plant. Every place she went was sold out yesterday so she almost pulled the trigger on a zucchini. I went to Albert's Leaf, ordered a new pair of glassses, got some ointment for Ruby's eye then stopped at The A.L. Weed House to see if they had any maters. They had a wide selection of healthy looking maters and some zucchini to boot. Got a 4 pack of romas & zucchinis so now we'll have to find spots for them. Both are nice additions to shish kebobs.  :happy1:     
nope...….. :tut: :tut: send them to boober!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Get me his address & I'll mail him some! Think he'd like a mask too?  :rotflmao:

Del: They've got resistance to races 1&2 of fusarium, verticillium wilt and tomato mosaic virus. If no preventative fungicide is applied, they get septoria or anthracnose & the weather stays damp, they're apt to be goners in this climate anyway.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on June 06/09/20, 09:39:30 PM
I guess I needed to spray my tomatoes.   I sprayed apples but not tomatoes.   Now I only spray weeds... except I did spray some spruce trees with fungicide for the first time ever this year.  They were looking pretty ratty and guy next door told me to use a fungicide on them.   So I did.   One more treatment right before I go north.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on June 06/10/20, 09:34:33 PM
OK, now I really am done planting, hopefully until late July - early August. Put all four Roma's in along with the four pack of zucchini tonite. Beautiful nite to plant with a nice breeze. Good to get them in as the wind let up and the skeeters came out with a vengeance.  :angry:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on June 06/11/20, 02:48:42 PM
I'm done now also. Except for 2 more batches of corn on the 15th and once more on the 25th. Keeping ahead of the weeds now and pests. Found the first Colorado Potatoes Beetles today.
 
I have a Juneberry hedge and they are loaded. Have  netting over them to keep the birds from getting them all.

Strawberries now have berries on them. Netting over them next week also.

Peas are starting to bloom. Won't be long.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/11/20, 05:41:25 PM
my garden, rubarb/winter onion patch, and horseradish patch is also all weeded finally. now I need to go get some grass clippings for around my cukes and mater plants.

but holy moly rocky is it ever dry  :pouty: :pouty: :doah:...…….need to give it a really good drink yet tonight.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on June 06/11/20, 06:54:20 PM
I pulled the last of the radishes....
Saturday, the next crop will go in.

I need to run the cultivator between the corn rows, but will have to wait till Boar picks up his fishing equipment.

oh, well......no rest for the wicked......  :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/11/20, 07:43:10 PM
Gonna meet the knucklehead, boar in little falls. I won't hold him up to long!! :sleazy: :evil: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on June 06/12/20, 09:42:37 AM
So far I've managed to stay ahead of the weeds.  Deer are eating the plants on the pumpkin hill (not protected by fencing)

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Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on June 06/12/20, 11:58:39 AM
Nice......looks like a big onion crop on the horizon. :hubba: :hubba:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 06:57:30 PM
Not sure about anyone else, but this supposed rain tomorrow can't get here soon enough. Getting old coming home from work and seeing leaves on the plants drooping. Been watering every nite too.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on June 06/17/20, 08:02:25 PM
Same here.....just so we don't get hale. :angry2: :angry2:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on June 06/17/20, 08:21:41 PM
Not sure about anyone else, but this supposed rain tomorrow can't get here soon enough. Getting old coming home from work and seeing leaves on the plants drooping. Been watering every nite too.



The key phrase here is:  getting old coming home from work!    :sleazy:   Mayhaps you would rather stay home and have another cup of coffee and think about what you should do first today.   AND that does take some getting used to. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/17/20, 08:30:44 PM
Not sure about anyone else, but this supposed rain tomorrow can't get here soon enough. Getting old coming home from work and seeing leaves on the plants drooping. Been watering every nite too.



The key phrase here is:  getting old coming home from work!    :sleazy:   Mayhaps you would rather stay home and have another cup of coffee and think about what you should do first today.   AND that does take some getting used to.
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: I see what you did there. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/20/20, 11:21:34 AM
KenW, do you or anyone else plant kalarabi?? Seems like the last 3-4 years there is alot of rutabaga seeds mixed in. Pisses me off. Like a gotta get an extra package of kalarabi seeds to get what I want.

Time to go out and pull them out . :confused: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on June 06/20/20, 11:33:12 AM
you don't like rutabagas??? 

if ya don't it will have to be added to the list!!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on June 06/20/20, 11:42:20 AM
After the way this retirement thing is starting out, he's gonna be a real bundle of joy when he hits the care center!  :shocked:  :bonk:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/20/20, 12:32:01 PM
you don't like rutabagas??? 

if ya don't it will have to be added to the list!!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:puke: :puke: :surrender: one of the very few fruits or veggies I won't eat. Not a fan of broccoli either but I do eat some.

By the way there all yanked and in the yard waste bin. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on June 06/20/20, 12:33:06 PM
you don't like rutabagas??? 

if ya don't it will have to be added to the list!!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:puke: :puke: :surrender: one of the very few fruits or veggies I won't eat. Not a fan of broccoli either but I do eat some.

By the way there all yanked and in the yard waste bin. :happy1:

oh my the list needs updating now!!!!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/20/20, 12:34:48 PM
After the way this retirement thing is starting out, he's gonna be a real bundle of joy when he hits the care center!  :shocked:  :bonk:
:rotflmao: yep there will be no nurse safe!! :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on June 06/20/20, 08:51:57 PM
Can you tell the difference between a rutabaga and a Kohlrabi Glenn?  Maybe you pulled the kohlrabis. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on June 06/20/20, 09:01:38 PM
We pulled our first radishes tonight.  They are great!  First time we planted them. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on June 06/21/20, 07:03:06 AM
you don't like rutabagas??? 

if ya don't it will have to be added to the list!!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Done
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/21/20, 07:43:34 AM
Can you tell the difference between a rutabaga and a Kohlrabi Glenn?  Maybe you pulled the kohlrabis.
oh I think so. Roots and leaves are different. Been planting them for many many years. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on June 06/21/20, 08:34:48 AM
When we were kids my Dad planted kohlrabi.  It was pretty good.  We just sliced them and put some salt on it. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/21/20, 08:37:55 AM
I used to do salt on them too, but not anymore. Maybe occasionally.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on June 06/23/20, 08:16:43 AM
picked my first green pepper from the garden last nite!!!!!!!! :happy1: num num!!!!! :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on June 06/23/20, 11:12:09 AM
yea.................................so!  :scratch: :doah:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/03/20, 09:44:17 AM
Took a gander around the garden yesterday and looks like I will need to pick dill today. Lots of flowers on the cukes and showing good signs of tomatoes. Time to add Epson salt to the mater plants.

Looking good in spite of this heat.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: GrandpaTom on July 07/03/20, 10:51:03 AM
My weed crop is flourishing.  I have never seen this much in my pots.  We took out the garden a few years ago. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/03/20, 11:29:23 AM
I got about 20 minutes of weeding yet then this round is done. Then water later. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/04/20, 01:49:38 PM
I am weeding almost every day. More seem to pop up every time it rains .My Kohlrabis are ready to eat. Peas are almost done. My early corn is showing silks.....20 days to corn on the cob. Strawberries are almost finished.





Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/04/20, 02:19:41 PM
Getting a few green and jalepono peppers hear and there.

Weeds are under control for the time being. Seems the garden is requiring water but I gotz a big azz kiddy pool full right now. Just watered everything from out of there, hardly looks like I took anything out. :crazy: plenty for tomorrow, since it already Rang up on the water meter.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on July 07/04/20, 03:16:53 PM
Our 🌽 is tasseled out, 2 ND row of radishes are almost ready. Pickle garden is all flowering. Beets are going great.... And (Rebs Favorite) we are picking green beans, first batch was much bigger
(we'll have to add some fresh 🌽 to this picking)  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/04/20, 06:15:03 PM
We have lettuce up the gazoo!   Pretty easy even for a novice to raise.  I am going to cut it all tomorrow.  Clean it so just great lettuce packaged.  Freeze it in ziplocs.  Works great for green smoothies.  Had the first one this morning.  Banana, yogurt, milk or almond milk, whole handful of lettuce or anything fruit or veggie you like. We put in our Ninja individual portion glasses and turn it to a drink.  Pretty easy and darn fun.  We freeze the bananas when they get old too.  In portion sized ziplocs also.  Novices at it also buy great way to eat up stuff.  I love them.  They don't stick with ya long though.  Need a sandwich later.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/04/20, 07:42:43 PM
The D*mn deer got my lettuce before I could stop them. And I live in town.

 :angry2: :angry2: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/04/20, 08:14:49 PM
I pulled my lettuce and spinach when I got home from up north. It started getting see pods and a bit to big for my liking. Tends to get bitter to me at that point.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/09/20, 08:11:47 PM
Picked a widdle mater and 1 cuke tonight. :happy1: things are looking up. :happy1: few kalarabi are tips fer picking too!!!

Have plucked a good amount of dill also
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/09/20, 08:46:14 PM
My peas are done. Strawberries maybe 1 more picking. June berries 1 more picking. Eating yellow squash and zucchini.Melons are softball size. Green beans next week. Blueberries next week. No tomatoes yet. Potatoes finished blooming. Eating broccoli. Yellow Raspberries starting to ripen.

Gardeners best month starting pretty soon. Love August.

 :wowza: :wowza: :wowza:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on July 07/09/20, 08:46:49 PM
Cherry 'maters from the pot on the patio are luscious!  :happy1: Cukes are coming along nicely in the one hill. Something chewed off another one in one of the hills that's been struggling. A bunny had an accident tonite so hopefully that helps. Luckily there are still 7 plants in the hill, 6 of them are green dragon burpless & are growing like mad. The munchers are slower for some reason.  :undecided:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on July 07/10/20, 05:47:45 AM
Been pickin peas like crazy,  maters , peppers and squash are doing good. I hope the zucchini turns around ( alotta rot) on some plants. Not sure whats going on with the beans, 8Χ7 trellis full of them but not one bean growing.   :confused:  Have picked several cukes off Another trellis.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 08:56:52 AM
Been pickin peas like crazy,  maters , peppers and squash are doing good. I hope the zucchini turns around ( alotta rot) on some plants. Not sure whats going on with the beans, 8Χ7 trellis full of them but not one bean growing.   :confused:  Have picked several cukes off Another trellis.
boober.......when i looked through my garden last night the beans where just starting to show up...maybe 2-3 inches long. if there are flowers you will get da beans. patience boo boo!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

zookeenie.....................meh.......everyone and dere brudder gives them away!!!!! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on July 07/10/20, 09:19:13 AM
I'm envious youse guys have cukes already. Amazing how things jumped overnite after the rain tho. Those green dragon cuke plants about doubled in size. They'll need to as late planted as they are. "Maters also increased in height by ~4". Hoping this rain has primed the pump and we can get the pasture area worked up for next year's garden. Bought some extra radish seed the other day so we should be able to start on it in late July - early August. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Cooperman on July 07/10/20, 09:41:00 AM

zookeenie.....................meh.......everyone and dere brudder gives them away!!!!! :rotflmao:
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Ya, not a lot you can do with zucchini, grilling is good. This zucchini patty recipe is the best way that I have found, very tasty.

Zucchini Patties

"These cheesy zucchini patties are an excellent way to use up that abundance of zucchini from the garden. Serve with a bit of tomato sauce or sour cream dabbed on top."
Ingredients
*       2 cups grated zucchini
*       2 eggs, beaten
*       1/4 cup chopped onion
*       1/2 cup instant potato flakes
 
* 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
* salt to taste
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
Directions
* In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, eggs, onion, flour, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and salt. Stir well enough to distribute ingredients evenly.
* Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Form into patties, and fry until golden brown on both sides
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 09:49:27 AM
m wifey makes a to die for zookeenie cake!!!!!!! sometimes she makes a zookeenie bread......but she puts nuts in that!!!!! :tut: :tut: :tut: :tut: :tut:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/10/20, 10:06:30 AM
walnuts are good in them!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 10:24:51 AM
walnuts are good in them!!!   :happy1: :happy1:
:tut: :tut: INSTIGATOR!!!!!!!!!! :doah: :tut: :mooning:

iffin i wanna eat nuts i'll go buy a bag of just nuts!!!!! :happy1: they have no business being added to baked goodies!!!! :doah: :doah: :bs: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/10/20, 10:31:25 AM
oh you big mean bully you!!!!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on July 07/10/20, 10:38:21 AM
walnuts are good in them!!!   :happy1: :happy1:

Especially black walnuts!  :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 10:41:15 AM
walnuts are good in them!!!   :happy1: :happy1:

Especially black walnuts!  :happy1: :happy1:
come on up to cold spring this fall.........i can get ya a pickup load fer ya!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on July 07/10/20, 10:43:36 AM
Got lots of them here in Bugtussle. I could mail you some... :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 10:47:29 AM
Got lots of them here in bugtussle. I could mail you some... :rotflmao:
training-087 training-087 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :taz: :taz: :taz:

there's always the return to sender option!!!!!!!!!!!! :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/10/20, 11:06:58 AM
hey Dotch send them COD!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 11:10:18 AM
hey Dotch send them COD!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:tut: :tut: :tut: :angry2: listen you gosh darn hooligan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :taz: training-087 training-087 :banghead: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/10/20, 11:14:48 AM
hey Dotch send them COD!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:tut: :tut: :tut: :angry2: listen you gosh darn hooligan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :taz: training-087 training-087 :banghead: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

there's that big bad bully again!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/10/20, 12:40:44 PM
I just obtained a real nice 4' x 6' steel panel with 3" x 3" squares.  It is white epoxy coated.  Should make a great garden trellis.  SO now I am thinking of planting some pole beans this weekend.  We love green beans but have never planted them before.  Do you think there is time for them to grow up here?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 01:06:05 PM
I just obtained a real nice 4' x 6' steel panel with 3" x 3" squares.  It is white epoxy coated.  Should make a great garden trellis.  SO now I am thinking of planting some pole beans this weekend.  We love green beans but have never planted them before.  Do you think there is time for them to grow up here?
:scratch: :scratch: :scratch: maybe......bet REB would be proud!!!!! :super smiley: :super smiley: :laughroll:

like a steer................all you can do is try.............whats a pack of seeds cost???? 2 bucks!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/10/20, 04:39:09 PM
Oh geez are they that much???   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  Just kidding.  I will buy some tomorrow and get it going.  I just watered the garden and we have a few golf sized tomatoes and some pickle sized cukes.  Surprised the heck out of me.  I love cukes and fresh tomatoes.  Will be doing more fried green tomatoes this year.  Last year we finally did them the right way and they were pretty darn good.  AND I want to do Kens green tomato salsa!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/10/20, 05:02:38 PM
Cooperman.....Have to try that......almost looks like a breakfast burrito. :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/10/20, 09:41:21 PM
Does anyone else grow there own dill??? Man is mine going to town. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/10/20, 09:49:29 PM
I seeded dill one time. I always leave some go to seed in the fall. Comes up all over the place the next year. Usually more than I need. I usually wind up pulling some of it out.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/11/20, 08:27:55 AM
yep KEN W same thing happens here. my grandma used to call stuff that grows at random volunteers. happens with my tomatoes too!!!!

I always let some go to seed, I collect them save it and replant the next spring. I gave what I had left this spring the this General!!!!  so I need to save some more.

I freeze extra dill, ive used it as old as 3 years. doesn't seem to make much of a difference. i'm not canning pickles this year, but will probably do a bushel next year. I still will need some when a pickle my cukes and green beans.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/11/20, 10:45:48 AM
I'm not making any pickles this year either. Still have enough from last year. So just leaving enough to seed for next year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/11/20, 01:07:43 PM
I will buy 40 lbs of little cukes for dill pickles.  We didn't do them last year and finally ran out a few months ago.  40 lbs does 40 qts for us.  We use lots of dill and garlic in them too.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/11/20, 01:39:34 PM
I will buy 40 lbs of little cukes for dill pickles.  We didn't do them last year and finally ran out a few months ago.  40 lbs does 40 qts for us.  We use lots of dill and garlic in them too.
yep don't pay to be stingy with the ingredients. LPS, do you add some onions to them.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on July 07/11/20, 02:19:20 PM
When I was in town late morning got a call from my friend/customer with the rear mounted tiller on his tractor. Wondered if I wanted my new garden area worked up before they put the tiller away. They were moving some stuff around and it wouldn't be out of the way. Sure, I said. Got my business done, picked up my feed, mowed a chunk of pasture & moved the pasture fence so it'll work. Soil tested that area a couple years ago so it should be a good spot. Hopefully he can get it in ahead of the rain. Finners crossed... :cool:

PS - They left about a half hour ago. Worked up a strip about 20' x ~100. We can modify it as we go along but at least it's broken up and we can start making it into our future garden. I need to get another tiller soon. My 20+ year old front tine tiller went bang! earlier this spring... :sad: It had tilled a lot of garden. The tines were worn to a sharp tip. :embarrassed: 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/11/20, 04:26:25 PM
Well  :crazy: Glenn is convinced he ain't gonna get no rain so I'm off to water the garden. :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/12/20, 08:09:34 AM
I will buy 40 lbs of little cukes for dill pickles.  We didn't do them last year and finally ran out a few months ago.  40 lbs does 40 qts for us.  We use lots of dill and garlic in them too.
yep don't pay to be stingy with the ingredients. LPS, do you add some onions to them.


No I have never added onions Glenn.  May have to try it in a few jars. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/12/20, 08:56:25 AM
I add onions to everything I can of pickle. Just what the recipes I have call out. Just an idea. I put a slice on the bottom of the jar and one in top. And I eat that too. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/12/20, 08:59:28 AM
That does sound good Glenn.  I will do that.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/12/20, 09:20:57 AM
Well  :crazy: Glenn is convinced he ain't gonna get no rain so I'm off to water the garden. :pouty:
:violin: :violin: :cry: :cry:                          :tut:                                       :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on July 07/12/20, 09:21:09 AM
If you have room try pearl onions,  tasty little guys. I like to add a couple small sliced serrano peppers to the bread n butter pickles also.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/12/20, 09:24:09 AM
If you have room try pearl onions,  tasty little guys. I like to add a couple small sliced serrano peppers to the bread n butter pickles also.
I've pickled pearl onions. No need to add onions to them.  :rotflmao: I do add a few tia chili peppers to gives them a bite. Man they are tasty. :happy1: but a royal pain in the  :moon: to clean. And it takes almost a bag and a half to fill a pint jar  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/12/20, 10:15:59 AM
If you have room try pearl onions,  tasty little guys. I like to add a couple small sliced serrano peppers to the bread n butter pickles also.
I've pickled pearl onions. No need to add onions to them.  :rotflmao: I do add a few tia chili peppers to gives them a bite. Man they are tasty. :happy1: but a royal pain in the  :moon: to clean. And it takes almost a bag and a half to fill a pint jar  :banghead: :banghead:
Use smaller jars!! :bonk: :doah:                                                                :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/12/20, 10:19:01 AM
If you have room try pearl onions,  tasty little guys. I like to add a couple small sliced serrano peppers to the bread n butter pickles also.
I've pickled pearl onions. No need to add onions to them.  :rotflmao: I do add a few tia chili peppers to gives them a bite. Man they are tasty. :happy1: but a royal pain in the  :moon: to clean. And it takes almost a bag and a half to fill a pint jar  :banghead: :banghead:
Use smaller jars!! :bonk: :doah:                                                                :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:
:doofus: :doofus: :pouty: Yea I ain't using the next size down jars. :tut: :tut:

I got enough canning jars as it is. :doofus: :doofus:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/12/20, 10:28:04 AM
Probably don't have enough RUSTY rings for the smaller jars though, so you :doofus: wouldn't be able to do it right anyway. ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/12/20, 10:34:00 AM
Probably don't have enough RUSTY rings for the smaller jars though, so you :doofus: wouldn't be able to do it right anyway. ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

now dats funny!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/12/20, 12:29:15 PM
Probably don't have enough RUSTY rings for the smaller jars though, so you :doofus: wouldn't be able to do it right anyway. ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:tut: :tut:  :pouty: :pouty: :taz: :taz: :banghead: training-087 training-087 training-087

Yea so . :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/13/20, 10:40:16 AM
So this green bean program isn't as smooth sailing as I thought it would be.  Everyone has sent their extra seeds back to the companies they got them from.  A lady may have some from last year but she has to find them yet.  Oh well.  I will be ready for next years planting season. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/13/20, 10:43:32 AM
So this green bean program isn't as smooth sailing as I thought it would be.  Everyone has sent their extra seeds back to the companies they got them from.  A lady may have some from last year but she has to find them yet.  Oh well.  I will be ready for next years planting season.
:scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: i was in fleet farm one day last week and they still had a whole rack full of seeds?????????

 it could be a tad late to this year being your up in the tundra region!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: also be ready to protect them young shoots from the bunnies.........they really like the young bean shoots.......... :angry2: :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Jerkbiat on July 07/13/20, 12:29:47 PM
I would be more worried about the bunnies that stand about 3 feet tall and are a reddish brown this time of year. Dam thins get all kinds of stuff in our yard.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/13/20, 12:36:49 PM
Just found out that our local sweet corn producer has their 1st truck in town this morning sitting down in Ace's lot. :happy1: :cool: Harrington's of Nashua Ia, ~ 10 miles south of us, & they are into it big. I used to bowl with a couple of the boys & then it was at least 15-20 pickups with around 50 dozen or so on 'em goin out everyday with fresh picked stuff. They're so big that they cover 30-40 miles in every direction & even our local Hy Vee & Fareway buy from them. Always great corn, I really like their earliest kind.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/13/20, 01:41:11 PM
Just found out that our local sweet corn producer has their 1st truck in town this morning sitting down in Ace's lot. :happy1: :cool: Harrington's of Nashua Ia, ~ 10 miles south of us, & they are into it big. I used to bowl with a couple of the boys & then it was at least 15-20 pickups with around 50 dozen or so on 'em goin out everyday with fresh picked stuff. They're so big that they cover 30-40 miles in every direction & even our local Hy Vee & Fareway buy from them. Always great corn, I really like their earliest kind.
any i dea what they are currently charging???????? just curious. 2 weeks ago i guess the grocery store was charging 1.75 an ear. yesterday when i went to the veggie stand to get my watermelon and 2 cantalopes they had a sign  sweet corn was 10 bucks a dozen.

i'll wait till later on when all the local corn starts coming and they dont have anywhere to get rid of it!!!!! :happy1: i'm going to need about 5 dozen for what i put up for the winter and what i add to my soup starter/mix i can!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/13/20, 01:52:13 PM
I would be more worried about the bunnies that stand about 3 feet tall and are a reddish brown this time of year. Dam thins get all kinds of stuff in our yard.
damn........you grow big bunnies up there!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

boars still trying to figure that out!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/13/20, 03:10:50 PM
Brother went & got some this afternoon it was $7/dozen or $8/1.5 dozen, takin $8 worth north with us. :cool: They were just comin to town & gettin set up when he seen 'em around 10 or so.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on July 07/13/20, 03:25:24 PM
I usually always stop at those stands, great people and produce.  Had a Farmer by the cabin would use tge honor system at his stand, i would throw an extra buck for him, just incase tge others didn't.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/13/20, 03:28:18 PM
 :happy1: Some good stuff, Maynard! Usually hard to beat their prices too. :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/13/20, 03:30:44 PM
:happy1: Some good stuff, Maynard! Usually hard to beat their prices too. :cool:
the watermelon was a tad more expensive. i paid $8.oo for it but was way bigger then the store ones. they had a gaint from texas that was 12 bucks. th cantelope wher 2 bucks each....cheaper then the sales in the big stores. and they are really tasty.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/13/20, 03:42:34 PM
Was always stands up here of melons from down in Muscatine, Ia. Man were they delish, haven't seen 1 of those stands in a long time though now.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: fishwidow on July 07/13/20, 06:57:28 PM
Hey, LPS. I think it’s a little late for pole beans. They generally take longer to be ready to eat than bush beans. The last time I planted them they were coming along just fine about this time of year up to six feet above the ground. One morning I walked out to the garden and found about three leaves left on sixteen plants. Barring an electric fence or a high fence the deer will get them.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/13/20, 07:00:59 PM
Thanks FW.  I have been concerned with it being so late.  All I found is regular beans today.  They said they won't climb very well and it is awful late in the season.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/14/20, 08:02:47 AM
picked some green beans and pulled some carrots last nite. there would be more iffin i hadnt ate a bunch!!!!! :confused: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

also picked 2 maters!!!! man i love this time of year for all the fresh goodies!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Cooperman on July 07/14/20, 11:17:19 AM
Here is my garden. Mostly tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. One green pepper plant. The little tomato plant closest on the left is a heirloom tomato my family has been growing for years. We call it a Toland tomato after my great uncle. He was a farmer and was known for growing huge vegetables. This plant had a rough start, but is doing good now.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/16/20, 04:42:16 PM
Started eating some baby reds tonight.

Grilled veggies from the garden.....Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Beans,Baby Reds, Carrots, Yellow Squash, Zucchini.

 :happy1: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/16/20, 04:53:48 PM
Started eating some baby reds tonight.

Grilled veggies from the garden.....Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Beans,Baby Reds, Carrots, Yellow Squash, Zucchini.

 :happy1: :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
:happy1: you must have a 20 acre garden  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/17/20, 07:36:55 PM
I actually have 2.....1 here and a large 1 at my daughters place.

Plus our perennials

5 apple trees....Zestar, Chestnut, Honeycrisp, Honeygold, Snow Sweet
3 plum trees......Waneta, Toka, Pipestone
2 pear trees
red raspberries
Rhubarb
yellow raspberries
purple raspberries
5 kinds of strawberries
asperegus
20 blueberry bushes.....just started picking these today.
12 juneberry bushes.....just finished picking these for 22 pies.

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on July 07/17/20, 08:56:29 PM
Ken, the Juneberries you have, are they the same thing as a serviceberry? Have some of what are probably Saskatoon serviceberry but they're primarily for the wildlife. They're usually long gone before I get a crack at them. A little seedy although I like the canned Saskatoon berry jam from Canada. Would like to try plums again altho I've been advised to move them away from the wild plum thicket if I do. Too much potential insect and disease pressure from that old thicket I was told when my Mt. Royal plum bit the dust after ~ 5 years. Also curious, what kind of pear trees do you have? Looks like a good pear crop coming here considering our trees were planted less than 10 yrs. ago. Saw a customer's pear trees today that are more recently planted and the one was loaded as well. Even the pollinator had a few on it.  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/17/20, 10:16:53 PM
I have Loma and Hudar pears. Put then in last year, So they are still small. Both are supposed to be self fertile. Got them from St Lawrence Nursery in New York.
Yes Juneberry, Saskatoon, and Serviceberry are all the same. I have 4 planted 2 years ago....Regent, Honeywood ,and Martin. Also some that were here when we bought the house. Those are the ones that are bearing heavily.
I lived in Bottineau, ND for 30 years.....Picked wild ones there. You have to put netting over them or the birds will get every one of them as soon as they turn red.
If you plant plums.....Toka is the best pollinator. All the fruit trees are young planted the past 3 years. All are semi dwarf except the pears which are standard.

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/18/20, 06:35:09 AM
Sadly, after nearly a month of being gone & working on Mom's house, our garden up here is almost a total loss. More weeds than anything else, might get some tomatoes & raspberries, but it looks like the deer got the peas, beans, onions, & lettuce. The new neighbor was even comin over & givin it a drink a few times when he was up while we weren't.  :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on July 07/18/20, 11:30:01 AM
Disappointed in my Jalepenos. The plants are healthy and full of blossoms and peppers but they ate something other theln Jalepeno. :angry2: I will have to start from seeds again next year. My arse is chapped.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/21/20, 10:55:33 AM
My jalepenos and green peppers are going bonkers. I already gave enough jalepenos for 2 batches is salsa. And I've given some away. Think I have enough green peppers for my soup mix also.

After I got unpacked and things out away from the cabin I went through the garden. Picked green beans, enough for my soup mix, tomatoes, both peppers. When I'm done taking care of that kalarabi and carrots are getting my attention. :nerd:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: GrandpaTom on July 07/21/20, 12:58:00 PM
Now, just which member does this tomato remind us of????
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/21/20, 01:54:25 PM
  :scratch:  ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/21/20, 02:42:05 PM
REB!!! ;)
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Jerkbiat on July 07/21/20, 03:45:12 PM
Hmm. I thought Smurfs were blue? :crazy: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/21/20, 03:56:19 PM
Hmm. I thought Smurfs were blue? :crazy: :rotflmao:
:tut: :doofus: hey now. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/21/20, 07:01:46 PM
Reb is pretty funny but I will go with "no comment".  LOL   The best bell peppers and jalapenos we have ever raised have been in our earth box on the deck.  The grow great in them with potting soil.  When we put them in the raised gardens they just don't do well.  We have cukes now and the tomatoes are just getting close to being Ken's green tomato salse.  We are eating lettuce as fast as we can.  Fun as heck.....  We are novices..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on July 07/21/20, 07:13:08 PM
We have some nice looking peppers, I just wish some of them were the jalepenos I thought I planted. I picked cukes today, the warden is making the first batch of refrigerator pickles. I am going to have to pluck a bunch of apples and pears off the trees before the limbs break.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/22/20, 03:32:14 PM
Picked the first ears of corn today. Having some for supper.
 
:happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on July 07/23/20, 07:35:11 AM
I see a couple of my Black Krims are turning. BLT's are in my near future!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/23/20, 08:06:17 AM
sounds like an interesting tomato.... 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/23/20, 09:44:41 AM
I see a couple of my Black Krims are turning. BLT's are in my near future!
same here roony!!!!!!!!!!! :dancinred: :dancinred: :dancinred:

today's garden project is to finish picking my dill and pulling it. talked to Da General last nite, gonna bring what i pick today out to him tomorrow afternoon. :happy1: :happy1: i,m happier then all get out someone can use it!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/23/20, 06:58:41 PM
Pulled my onions out today. Udderly disappointed. :confused: :pouty: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on July 07/23/20, 07:50:37 PM
Mine are red ones.  Some are growing out of the ground.  Hope that is ok.  They look healthy and are growing nicely.  Getting lots of cukes.  I will plank some of them when we make pickles on Sat. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/24/20, 07:10:16 AM
Pulled my onions out today. Udderly disappointed. :confused: :pouty: :pouty:
Were those the Rochester variety? :rolleyes: Not enough fertilizer, maybe? ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/24/20, 09:56:02 AM
Pulled my onions out today. Udderly disappointed. :confused: :pouty: :pouty:
Were those the Rochester variety? :rolleyes: Not enough fertilizer, maybe? ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
nope!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao:

troublemaker!!!!!!!!!!!! :tut: :tut: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/26/20, 02:42:11 PM
Garden, horseradish, rubarb/ winter onion patch all weeded.  Looks like they took rain out of the forecast for the rest of the day. Thinking the lawnmower is going to get a workout.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on July 07/26/20, 04:16:25 PM
Been pickin cukes every other day,  still no beans  :confused: I'll hafta remember next year that the butternut squash takes up some serious room, must have 12 foot runs.. but will have lots.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/29/20, 08:20:35 PM
My garden is really coming.....Corn is ready. Picked the first yellow watermelon and cantalope today. Pulled the onions and a bunch of beets today. Lots of beans. Early potatoes. :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/30/20, 11:55:35 AM
my garden is a so-so this year,  :pouty: my carrots, jalepono and green peppers are going to town, not so much for the kalarabi, tomatoes and cukes. :confused:

i see buying tomatoes to can what i expect or want to can this year. same with cukes. :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on July 07/30/20, 12:08:22 PM
 :scratch: Probably 'cause you've been  :fishing: too much & they didn't get enough...................................  :rolleyes: :whistling:                                     :sleazy: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/30/20, 12:17:17 PM
My garden is really coming.....Corn is ready. Picked the first yellow watermelon and cantalope today. Pulled the onions and a bunch of beets today. Lots of beans. Early potatoes. :happy1: :happy1:

never heard of yellow water melon, so looked it up and there was a purple one too!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

good thing no blue ones!!! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on July 07/30/20, 12:22:18 PM
My garden is really coming.....Corn is ready. Picked the first yellow watermelon and cantalope today. Pulled the onions and a bunch of beets today. Lots of beans. Early potatoes. :happy1: :happy1:

never heard of yellow water melon, so looked it up and there was a purple one too!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

good thing no blue ones!!! :rotflmao:
:confused: :snow5: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :banghead: :rotflmao: PUTZ. :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on July 07/30/20, 12:31:42 PM
My garden is really coming.....Corn is ready. Picked the first yellow watermelon and cantalope today. Pulled the onions and a bunch of beets today. Lots of beans. Early potatoes. :happy1: :happy1:

never heard of yellow water melon, so looked it up and there was a purple one too!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

good thing no blue ones!!! :rotflmao:
:confused: :snow5: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd: :banghead: :rotflmao: PUTZ. :rotflmao:

you love it!!!    :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on July 07/30/20, 02:57:43 PM
I've grown quit a few yellow varieties.....Yellow Doll, Yellow Baby. This year I have Yellow Petite and Lemon Krush. My grand kids love the yellow ones. Also have red  Golden Crown, Blacktail Mountain, and Mambo. Should have all we can eat next month.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/01/20, 03:41:22 PM
Pulled _ tomato plants last night. :pouty: for what they were going to produce wasn't sure worth keeping them in.

Sure I'll be begging, stealing or buying tomatoes. :confused: :pouty:



Well that rain they forecasted looks like won't pan out ado I need to water yet.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/01/20, 05:04:45 PM
pulled em already?  :confused: I've picked about 6 otta pile yet..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/01/20, 06:01:04 PM
Feasting on Ken's Green Tomato Salsa right now.  See ya later...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/01/20, 06:19:43 PM
pulled em already?  :confused: I've picked about 6 otta pile yet..
Yea 4 of 23.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/01/20, 06:28:35 PM
Tomatoes I mean..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/01/20, 07:08:44 PM
Tomatoes I mean..
I have/ had 23 plants. I now have 4 less plants  :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/01/20, 07:42:53 PM
 :confused: yet you need to beg for some.. :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on August 08/01/20, 08:52:43 PM
They ain't gonna give you any matters if ya pull em outa the ground!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/01/20, 09:01:54 PM
They ain't gonna give you any matters if ya pull em outa the ground!
if there are no flowers and the tomatoes on it aren't bigger than a golf ball, not worth nursing them.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/01/20, 09:04:47 PM
:confused: yet you need to beg for some.. :scratch:
yep. I need to make a batch of soup mix and 2 batches of salsa. Each batch takes a bushel or so of tomatoes. Plus the pile I eat.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/02/20, 08:07:44 AM
LPS......how did the salsa turn out?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/02/20, 08:21:52 AM
Pretty darn good.  It was nice to cut up the green tomatoes as they are harder and easy to cut.  We did add one of those pouches of spices for salsa.  5 tomatoes was exactly 2 lbs which your recipe called for.  I did that in the morning and made 3 qts of refrigerator pickles in the afternoon as we were getting too many cukes in the frig.  Fun day!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/02/20, 04:13:44 PM
Good..... :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:

at the rate they are ripening......gonna have a lot of green ones in October.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/02/20, 04:36:24 PM
Well I got my asparagus weeded. :doofus: holy mackerel. 2 hours and 3 loads with a ranger later gotter done. The friends I have the asparagus at, his wife said put a small amount of the real fine softer salt down and that helps control weeds. He said he talked to a Dotch kinda fella, says there's a weed killer out there that doesn't kill asparagus or raspberries but it's like 400 bucks for 2 1/2 gallons. Holy Hannah.

Got home and now done taking care of 4 dozen sweet corn. Some for soup starter I make. Rest for meals. Currently in the frig chilling.

Stopped at Mom's and watered her garden quick. Talked to her, she said the big garden produce family north of town that sells a pile of garden stuff at farmers markets doesn't have a lot of stuff this year and there blaming it on the lack of pollination

I drive past a place  on my way to work that sells alot of garden stuff and they put up bee hives last year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on August 08/02/20, 05:30:08 PM
You weed your asparagus? The General told me not to bother, and burn it off in the fall....
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/02/20, 05:49:26 PM
I was told by an old farmer to sprinkle some salt around your asparagus.  It will kill the weeds but the asparagus can handle it.  I went to the County salt shed and got me a pail of salt sand mixture.  Way too much brought, brought almost all of it back.  It did kill the weeds for at least a year.  Pretty good anyways.  This was early in our asparagus career so don't remember what the next year asparagus yield was.  I'm thinking it stunted them and now 10 years later the asparagus are fine but so are the weeds.  LOL  I talked to that  old farmers son who is a friend of mine the other day about the salt and asparagus.   He said well my dad must have put too much salt on them cuz all of his asparagus died.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  This is an absolute true story.  Maybe his Dad just overdid it.  ?????
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/02/20, 06:29:57 PM
You weed your asparagus? The General told me not to bother, and burn it off in the fall....
yeppers I did. Also threw some fertilizer on it. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/02/20, 06:31:42 PM
I was told by an old farmer to sprinkle some salt around your asparagus.  It will kill the weeds but the asparagus can handle it.  I went to the County salt shed and got me a pail of salt sand mixture.  Way too much brought, brought almost all of it back.  It did kill the weeds for at least a year.  Pretty good anyways.  This was early in our asparagus career so don't remember what the next year asparagus yield was.  I'm thinking it stunted them and now 10 years later the asparagus are fine but so are the weeds.  LOL  I talked to that  old farmers son who is a friend of mine the other day about the salt and asparagus.   He said well my dad must have put too much salt on them cuz all of his asparagus died.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  This is an absolute true story.  Maybe his Dad just overdid it.  ?????
Yea I don't think I'm going there. I'll weed it. Gonna have lots of time. :sleazy:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/12/20, 08:57:37 PM
Picked green beans for the last time and pulled them. Reb would be proud. :happy1: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/13/20, 08:00:55 AM
I pulled the lettuce so I have room to plant the onions you sent me Glenn.  Thanks much!  Will do that today too.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/13/20, 08:19:54 AM
enjoy......i know spring i sure do!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/13/20, 08:23:07 AM
So you can harvest them in the spring?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/13/20, 08:28:44 AM
YES........they are the first things you can eat in spring from a garden. by the end of june, first part of july they are donbe. plant them someplace you can keep them permanently, they reseed themselves and wont have to ever replant them if you do it correctly.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/15/20, 06:42:56 PM
Mission accomplished. 19 qts and 1 pint of soup mix/ starter done.

Tomorrow salsa!! :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/15/20, 06:55:46 PM
So what is soup starter Glenn?  I know you talk about it but wondered what it really is?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/15/20, 07:25:22 PM
I just picked my first two red tomatoes too.   :happy1: :happy1:  Got three more nice cukes too.  Fun!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/15/20, 07:43:08 PM
So what is soup starter Glenn?  I know you talk about it but wondered what it really is?
I see it in stores. Basically about anything in the garden.  Throw it all in a pot. Cook. It, put ion jars seal. Them. I will take beef soup bones or a turkey carcass boil it then add that to it for soups.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/15/20, 07:57:46 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/15/20, 08:43:05 PM
Sounds good Glenn.....pints or quarts

I've got some soup bones in the freezer. Do you bake them nice and brown before adding water?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/15/20, 08:59:49 PM
Sounds good Glenn.....pints or quarts

I've got some soup bones in the freezer. Do you bake them nice and brown before adding water?
[uote]qts. No. Just boil them  till the meat comes off the bone easy.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/16/20, 08:17:13 AM
I noticed some red in the garden yesterday and had two red tomatoes.  What a surprise!  SO for brunch we are having bacon, tomato on Canadian rye bread.  Don't have any lettuce.  That's ok. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/16/20, 04:43:45 PM
17 pints of salsa in jars. Tired of tomatoes. At least for today  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/17/20, 09:58:18 AM
a 100% seal rate on all soup mix and salsa. :happy1: :dancinred: :dancinred: :rocker; gotta like that when a plan comes together!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :smoking:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/17/20, 05:38:06 PM
Glenn.....what is your go to soup recipe?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/17/20, 08:07:26 PM
Glenn.....what is your go to soup recipe?
its a soup starter/mix. i add that to beef or boiled up poultry carcasses. i add all these ingredients into one of them blue speckled 7 qt canners to cook. i must warn you all my or most of my stuff comes from the garden so its time consuming to do. the canner full makes about 18-19 qts.

4-9 X13 cake pans of skinned and 1/4ered tomatoes.
all these ingredients i use a colander/noodle strainer.1/2 to 3/4 full
corn
carrots
peas...i buy frozen
cabbage.....at least 2 big heads
green beans
celery........i grow my own for cooking with
onions
peppers
garlic..... this i add about a 1 lb i cant believe its not butter type of container.

i let this cook down a bit then add more tomatoes....the more tomatoes..the prettier red it looks.

bring to a boil and continue to let it slow boil 45 minutes or so. throw in jars, lids and rings.......hot bath for 45 minutes!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on August 08/18/20, 07:55:24 AM
Glenn, with all those low acid veggies I think water bath canning isn't safe.  Hate to see you get botulism.     I'm thinking your soup mix needs pressure canning.   

Please check it out, maybe with extension or your local health department... Or even the ball blue book.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/18/20, 07:57:40 AM
I remember my Grandma pressure canning her tomatoes. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/18/20, 08:06:34 AM
Glenn, with all those low acid veggies I think water bath canning isn't safe.  Hate to see you get botulism.     I'm thinking your soup mix needs pressure canning.   

Please check it out, maybe with extension or your local health department... Or even the ball blue book.
Del I've been making this for 30 plus years besides eating my mom's who does it  the same way with me issues. What's botulism anyway???
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/18/20, 08:07:45 AM
Glenn, with all those low acid veggies I think water bath canning isn't safe.  Hate to see you get botulism.     I'm thinking your soup mix needs pressure canning.   

Please check it out, maybe with extension or your local health department... Or even the ball blue book.
Del I've been making this for 30 plus years besides eating my mom's who does it  the same way with me issues. What's botulism anyway???

some very nasty stuff, ya don't want it!!!! 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/18/20, 03:00:40 PM
That's Minestrone w/o the meat. Have to try it. I pressure can everything. :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:


I have all those except the cabbage and celery.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/18/20, 03:53:10 PM
I'm gonna hafta start pressure canning myself,  everything has been the quick refrigerator way. Well gonna give it a whirl, thanks jb, lps    freezing some for some pasta sauce. The early girl is almost done but the romas keep falling off the vine, with lots to go.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on August 08/22/20, 07:22:51 PM
Glenn, with all those low acid veggies I think water bath canning isn't safe.  Hate to see you get botulism.     I'm thinking your soup mix needs pressure canning.   

Please check it out, maybe with extension or your local health department... Or even the ball blue book.
Del I've been making this for 30 plus years besides eating my mom's who does it  the same way with me issues. What's botulism anyway???

Like getting a giant botox shot all through your whole body...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on August 08/22/20, 09:10:14 PM
We can tomatoes and salsa using the open kettle method. I guess we like to live dangerously. I mentioned getting a pressure canner once and the warden was not the least bit interested.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on August 08/23/20, 10:32:52 AM
Tomatoes in water bath ok.  Salsa depends on how much other ingredients.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on August 08/23/20, 11:25:32 AM
I know, acidity. Still the U of M says pressure canner for tomatoes. My wife is super clean, I should think that helps.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on August 08/23/20, 11:42:33 AM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/23/20, 12:22:04 PM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
:rotflmao: glad I ain't the only one. :confused: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/23/20, 01:49:06 PM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
Spose one of you should start a thread on the topic, just to find out how everyone else shares photos,  me I just send em to my email and go from there.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/23/20, 03:49:15 PM
15 and a half pints of salsa are now done. :happy1: except for making a couple small batches of tomato juice with the small tomatoes, my major canning is done.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/23/20, 05:10:35 PM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
Spose one of you should start a thread on the topic, just to find out how everyone else shares photos,  me I just send em to my email and go from there.
:scratch: I see HD & tech-guy have a tutorial in the Website Support Forum on their process but evidently that's not working for everyone. :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on August 08/23/20, 06:08:08 PM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
Spose one of you should start a thread on the topic, just to find out how everyone else shares photos,  me I just send em to my email and go from there.
:scratch: I see HD & tech-guy have a tutorial in the Website Support Forum on their process but evidently that's not working for everyone. :confused:

It's not that hard, but you CAN'T teach an old dog "old" tricks.... :bonk:

As long as you reduce the size of the photo, or use the "tiny pics" app provided, you can post pictures.

I suppose, I'll have to drive to each and every members house 🏡 to show them how to do 20 year old technology.....  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/23/20, 07:11:32 PM
 :scratch: I know 1 you don't have to make it to, bud!! :doah: No fancy phone here, hell I barely use the landline, no digital camera anymore either. Maybe someday, right after you know who  :whistling: post some pics of the walleyes he caught. ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/23/20, 07:39:56 PM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
Spose one of you should start a thread on the topic, just to find out how everyone else shares photos,  me I just send em to my email and go from there.
:scratch: I see HD & tech-guy have a tutorial in the Website Support Forum on their process but evidently that's not working for everyone. :confused:

It's not that hard, but you CAN'T teach an old dog "old" tricks.... :bonk:

As long as you reduce the size of the photo, or use the "tiny pics" app provided, you can post pictures.

I suppose, I'll have to drive to each and every members house 🏡 to show them how to do 20 year old technology.....  :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: hell just drive to the union hall in ramsey on your way home one nite. wont have that far to drive then!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on August 08/24/20, 05:20:10 PM
I know, acidity. Still the U of M says pressure canner for tomatoes. My wife is super clean, I should think that helps.

I liked pressure canning since it was faster than water bath and didn't heat the kitchen up so much.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on August 08/24/20, 05:24:18 PM
I gotta learn how to post picks on this forum. Not user friendly
Spose one of you should start a thread on the topic, just to find out how everyone else shares photos,  me I just send em to my email and go from there.
:scratch: I see HD & tech-guy have a tutorial in the Website Support Forum on their process but evidently that's not working for everyone. :confused:

It's not that hard, but you CAN'T teach an old dog "old" tricks.... :bonk:

As long as you reduce the size of the photo, or use the "tiny pics" app provided, you can post pictures.

I suppose, I'll have to drive to each and every members house 🏡 to show them how to do 20 year old technology.....  :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: hell just drive to the union hall in ramsey on your way home one nite. wont have that far to drive then!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:

Then you'll be drunk and not understand nuth'in I'm telling you.......so what's the point?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/24/20, 05:41:24 PM
I reduce to medium every time, oh wait that didn't sound right, just on pics... :bonk:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/24/20, 05:51:54 PM
I know, acidity. Still the U of M says pressure canner for tomatoes. My wife is super clean, I should think that helps.

I liked pressure canning since it was faster than water bath and didn't heat the kitchen up so much.

 :happy1: :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 06:28:31 PM
I do all my canning out in the garage. Do NO Heat or humidity from it in the house. :happy1:

Sat I stopped at a friend's place that I used to work with in the shop. I couldn't believe all the tomatoes he and his neighbors.m had. And they got the plants at the same place. :confused: fleet farm. :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/24/20, 07:46:03 PM
I do all my canning out in the garage. Do NO Heat or humidity from it in the house. :happy1:

Sat I stopped at a friend's place that I used to work with in the shop. I couldn't believe all the tomatoes he and his neighbors.m had. And they got the plants at the same place. :confused: fleet farm. :scratch:

must be yer fertilizer!!!     :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on August 08/24/20, 07:47:30 PM
I do all my canning out in the garage. Do NO Heat or humidity from it in the house. :happy1:

Sat I stopped at a friend's place that I used to work with in the shop. I couldn't believe all the tomatoes he and his neighbors.m had. And they got the plants at the same place. :confused: fleet farm. :scratch:

must be yer fertilizer!!!     :happy1:

Did he put those black jelly beans I sent him out there?  :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/24/20, 07:50:01 PM
I do all my canning out in the garage. Do NO Heat or humidity from it in the house. :happy1:

Sat I stopped at a friend's place that I used to work with in the shop. I couldn't believe all the tomatoes he and his neighbors.m had. And they got the plants at the same place. :confused: fleet farm. :scratch:

must be yer fertilizer!!!     :happy1:

Did he put those black jelly beans I sent him out there?  :scratch:

now that is good question!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 07:50:57 PM
 :confused: :tut: :pouty: :rotflmao: been using the same fertilizer for years.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/24/20, 08:04:01 PM
:confused: :tut: :pouty: :rotflmao: been using the same fertilizer for years.

and there it is!!!! 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/24/20, 08:10:40 PM
You have no idea the type of stuff that natural fertilizer in the garden.  Explain why some things are or where doing great then??? It's just one year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Gunner55 on August 08/24/20, 10:07:09 PM
:confused: :tut: :pouty: :rotflmao: been spreading the same fertilizer for years.
That's better! ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: GrandpaTom on August 08/28/20, 10:26:21 AM
I got to harvest my first tomato today.  It's a biggie.  This is how successful my gardening is this year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/28/20, 10:58:43 AM
I got to harvest my first tomato today.  It's a biggie.  This is how successful my gardening is this year.
:happy1:maybe you should bury some fish guts................oh wait  :doah: :confused: what was i thinking!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/28/20, 11:03:58 AM
you are conquering everything Tom!!!    :happy1: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: GrandpaTom on August 08/28/20, 11:40:21 AM
I got to harvest my first tomato today.  It's a biggie.  This is how successful my gardening is this year.
:happy1:maybe you should bury some fish guts................oh wait  :doah: :confused: what was i thinking!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
And what exactly are fish guts???  Do they come with fish???  How does one catch those fish????????
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/28/20, 12:40:44 PM
I got to harvest my first tomato today.  It's a biggie.  This is how successful my gardening is this year.
:happy1:maybe you should bury some fish guts................oh wait  :doah: :confused: what was i thinking!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
And what exactly are fish guts???  Do they come with fish???  How does one catch those fish????????
well dont ask boar.......he dont know either!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/28/20, 12:58:35 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on August 08/28/20, 03:14:56 PM
you are conquering everything Tom!!!    :happy1: :happy1:

Maybe we could get GT to teach Glenn how to post pictures 🤣
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Steve-o on August 08/28/20, 03:49:44 PM
I got to harvest my first tomato today.  It's a biggie.  This is how successful my gardening is this year.

I think I got four 'maters total - and the bugs got at the first one so I couldn't eat it.

I'm done spending good money planting vegetables in my sun-forsaken garden.  I should fill it with hosta and be done with it.   :surrender:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on August 08/28/20, 03:58:03 PM
you are conquering everything Tom!!!    :happy1: :happy1:

Maybe we could get GT to teach Glenn how to post pictures 🤣
:confused: :taz: :taz: :taz: :banghead: training-087 :rotflmao: yea no kidding.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/28/20, 04:55:49 PM
I made my 3' x 7' garden bed/boxes about 3 years ago.  We really like them and we are novice gardeners.  In one we put 4 tomato plants in a row on one side and about 20 onions on the other side.  So easy to weed and water and take care of.  We are going to drop a bag of Miracle Grow potting soil in each one from now on.  We put peppers and lettuce in the other one this year.  Our cukes we just plant in the ground but may make a box for them too with a fence for them to climb.  Pretty basic and easy to take care of.  HD has his raised up waist high.  That is the best way to go.  I keep thinking about that.  Just throwing it at you in case it helps. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: fishwidow on August 08/28/20, 05:20:11 PM
Quote

I'm done spending good money planting vegetables in my sun-forsaken garden.  I should fill it with hosta and be done with it.   :surrender:
Planting hostas will make the deer happy. I keep looking for a repellent that will really work. Otherwise they chomp every leaf off and leave nothing but stems.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/28/20, 05:22:26 PM
Our patio was full of pots, 5 gallon buckets of tomatoes and peppers over the years. What a difference going with a in ground garden, no rot on the tomatoes and big difference in yield with everything.  I had a waste high raised bed made out of cedar for 5 years or so but the bottom was rotting out so it had to go, not too mention the dogs liked  laying under it for shade which made me nervous as all get out. Our beans and cukes climb a trellis and tgat works great.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/29/20, 09:05:05 AM
We've never planted green beans and we both love them.  Gonna do pole beans so they climb a trellis thing too.

 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on August 08/30/20, 01:11:54 PM
Just made up 6   1/2 pint jars of jalapeno/serrano pepper jelly, at least one wont make it the day.. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/30/20, 01:15:41 PM
We've never planted green beans and we both love them.  Gonna do pole beans so they climb a trellis thing too.

don't forget yellow beans too!!! 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/30/20, 03:55:50 PM
We've never planted green beans and we both love them.  Gonna do pole beans so they climb a trellis thing too.

I always plant beans in a wide row, 3 feet wide. Wide enough to reach the middle from both sides. Scatter the beans in the row. Pull the soil on top from both sides with a hoe. And tamp them down. You get A LOT more veggies and less walking rows.

Also plant onions is a wide row 3 feet wide 5 to 6 inches apart.

Beets and carrots in a wide row. 3 rows 6-8 inches apart. Learned wide row gardening years ago from the National Gardening Association TV shows.


Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on August 08/30/20, 04:01:07 PM
Would be fun to plant beets too.  Last year I went to the Sat morn farmers market here and the women were almost fighting over the beets.  That made me want some.  But they bought them all.  So by a wide row you mean a 4' long row versus a 2' long row?  My cool as heck trellis is 4" squares.  It is steel but it is all white plastic coated.  May be a clothing display thing.  It is 4' x 3'.  I thought I would put the 4' side on the ground so would have 4' of beans.  Do I plant one row of them near the trellis? 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on August 08/30/20, 07:01:15 PM
no I think Ken is saying the row it self is that wide...  and then how long is it???  interesting...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on August 08/30/20, 07:08:54 PM
We've never planted green beans and we both love them.  Gonna do pole beans so they climb a trellis thing too.

I always plant beans in a wide row, 3 feet wide. Wide enough to reach the middle from both sides. Scatter the beans in the row. Pull the soil on top from both sides with a hoe. And tamp them down. You get A LOT more veggies and less walking rows.

Also plant onions is a wide row 3 feet wide 5 to 6 inches apart.

Beets and carrots in a wide row. 3 rows 6-8 inches apart. Learned wide row gardening years ago from the National Gardening Association TV shows.

That's good information! I use that in my raised gardens, and works well!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on August 08/30/20, 07:15:36 PM
The row is 3 feet wide and as long as you have seeds for. Just start scattering them in the row until you have all the seeds on the ground. Leave an aisle on each side to walk on.When ready to pick.....kneel down on both sides.

Peas can be planted this way also. But I prefer putting in a 3 ft. high page fence. Anchoring in place with electric fence posts. Planting peas 6-8 inches wide on both sides of the fence. Pull the dirt up on both sides from the walkway to cover then.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/02/20, 07:31:17 AM
Of our 4 cuke plants we have eaten almost all of them.  I think 4 weren't very good so we threw them.  Last night I picked 4 that were only half the size of the normal ones.  The leaves on our plants are all yellow and brittle.  They know fall is here. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/02/20, 09:12:54 AM
The cuke plants here have been prolific altho they may slow down with the cooler temps. We've given several grocery bags of cukes away. They like to run and hide a cucumber or two under other the plants. Find those 3' - 4' diameter jobbies every once in a while. Once they get hard seeds in them they're sheep feed. Can buy cukes like that in the grocery store. Ick! The sheep are most appreciative. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/02/20, 03:01:53 PM
just heard of this, russian dill pickles...  interesting..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/02/20, 03:46:27 PM
I throw them in the pasture and even if the horses are near me when I throw them in their just not interested.  I would think they would like them being so nice and juicy.  OK I will bite Mike what is a Russian Dill Pickle?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on September 09/02/20, 04:44:48 PM
just heard of this, russian dill pickles...  interesting..

I've been making these for years. It's what I do with mine every year.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/02/20, 04:57:28 PM
Well, what are they? 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on September 09/02/20, 05:08:37 PM
Well, what are they?
If I tell you, I'd have to....ahhh.... you know the rest...  :rotflmao:
I can post it if you want me to...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/02/20, 05:26:55 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  It's that good huh? 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on September 09/02/20, 05:45:10 PM
It is pretty darn good.....it's a next day eat pickle, but can be stored up to a year in cold storage. Most of the time they are eaten before the year is up.....These are heated only enough to seal the jar.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on September 09/02/20, 06:51:09 PM
I got to harvest my first tomato today.  It's a biggie.  This is how successful my gardening is this year.
:happy1:maybe you should bury some fish guts................oh wait  :doah: :confused: what was i thinking!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
And what exactly are fish guts???  Do they come with fish???  How does one catch those fish????????

Glenn probably not the guy to ask... :sleazy:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/02/20, 07:51:45 PM
It is pretty darn good.....it's a next day eat pickle, but can be stored up to a year in cold storage. Most of the time they are eaten before the year is up.....These are heated only enough to seal the jar.

wished I would have know that, I would have ya let me try some...  some body up this way has them for $6.00 a quart...  just never heard of them before...  might have to try them... 
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Post by: KEN W on September 09/02/20, 08:58:29 PM
OK.....we all will bite....What are Russian pickles.

 :confused: :confused: :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/02/20, 09:04:59 PM
I think when Putin gets your email you are a pickle!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/03/20, 07:04:46 AM
I googled it and it's the way they are made.. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/07/20, 09:49:27 AM
SO with it getting cold tonight I am going to pick tomatoes today.  Not sure if I will pick the green ones or not.  I suppose they will turn red in the garage???  Not sure if I will freeze the red ones or make sauce or something with them.  Never done that before.  Will have to research it. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on September 09/07/20, 11:46:14 AM
Dug the last of the potatoes and picked a bunch of peppers.  I really neglected my gardens this year and it really showed.  Just too much other stuff going on. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on September 09/08/20, 09:15:50 AM
Frost on the rooftops and vehicles here this morning. Good thing I covered melons. tomatoes and peppers last night. Going to get it again tomorrow morning.  :pouty: :pouty: :angry2: :angry2:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/08/20, 09:53:52 AM
no frost down this way. when i got home yesterday i picked garden stuff..........another mater plant got pulled. been wierd, some of those mater plants the roots didnt take much??????????like they never grew????

also picked and pulled all my jalepeno peppers. my cukes appear to about be toast to.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/09/20, 01:32:38 PM
wedder terrorists have a frost warning out for around home tonite/tomorrow morning.

meh.........i'm not covering nuttin.

one of my coworkers gave me a jar of green tomatoes he pickled/canned!!!! cant wait to get home and try them. if i like it i be getting the reciepe, thinking there will be more then normal green maters this year!!!!!!! :pouty: :pouty:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on September 09/09/20, 02:51:29 PM
I was wondering what you guys were gonna do, talking 38 here in the morning.  Gonna grab a few things now that are ready but probably let the rest ride.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/09/20, 03:25:20 PM
Pretty wet here, doubt if it will freeze the garden.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/09/20, 04:53:27 PM
Pickled green tomatoes.  I would like to know more about them.  Never had them.  Need more things to do with the greenies.  Let me know how they are Glenn.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Bobberineyes on September 09/09/20, 04:57:17 PM
Besides the green salsa you did earlier lps, there's always fried green tomatoes,  which I thought we're tasty.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/09/20, 05:00:19 PM
Yes we did them and they had a nice tangy taste to them.  Kinda liked them.  I could see how they may make good pickles. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on September 09/09/20, 05:21:46 PM
Heavy frost here this morning.....entire lawn was white. Heavy frost on the pickup windows. Had everything covered for the second night. At least this should have taken care of some of the bugs.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Leech~~ on September 09/09/20, 05:46:39 PM
Heavy frost here this morning.....entire lawn was white. Heavy frost on the pickup windows. Had everything covered for the second night. At least this should have taken care of some of the bugs.

Wow, where's here?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/09/20, 06:58:09 PM
I checked it out and it is about the same as refrigerator pickles.  Here it is:  https://www.acouplecooks.com/quick-pickled-green-tomatoes/   Mayhaps I will do it tomorrow or the next day.  Not sure what day that is...    LOL
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/09/20, 07:08:01 PM
Pretty wet here, doubt if it will freeze the garden.

Probably won't. I see a 38 degree forecast low with patchy fog. Might freeze in the peat tho! :shocked: Could see some sunshine after lunch.  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on September 09/09/20, 08:08:33 PM
Heavy frost here this morning.....entire lawn was white. Heavy frost on the pickup windows. Had everything covered for the second night. At least this should have taken care of some of the bugs.

Wow, where's here?

Hawley......just east of Moorhead. I see there is a frost advisory out all the way down  to the cities.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/09/20, 08:26:27 PM
Picked stuff tonight. Pulled all the kalarabi to.
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/10/20, 06:06:40 AM
Pickled green tomatoes.  I would like to know more about them.  Never had them.  Need more things to do with the greenies.  Let me know how they are Glenn.
they were good. I'm asking for the recipe. It had a spice in it I can't put my finger on though!!

They were way more gooder then the green fried mater!!! :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/10/20, 07:42:26 PM
That jar of green pickled tomatoes will be toast by tomorrow nite.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/10/20, 08:30:34 PM
Was it a quick refrigerator pickle type of thing Glenn? 
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/10/20, 08:42:15 PM
No, brine, seasoning and it was hit bath for 5 minutes to seal it. I see a bay leaf and garlic. Not sure of the other seasoning yet. I'm gonna add onions to it.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/11/20, 05:03:44 PM
Picked some apples today, honeycrisp, cortland, and sweet 16. Picked a basket or so that were ripe, most of them will take a bit of time yet. Also picked pears, the ground was littered but picked about two and a half pails of good ones. Once they hit the ground they are toast in a short time. Seems like you need to pick pears before they're quite ripe, I keep them in a cool place for storing and put a few in a paper bag to get ripe. When the get a little soft they are ready to eat. My 3 pear trees are Luscious, Gourmet, and Parker. I don't spray my fruit trees for anything but am tempted to start next year, at my age what could a few chemicals do to me? :confused: :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/11/20, 06:56:23 PM
stopped spraying the apple trees a few years back,  no change   so why at least here..
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: HD on September 09/11/20, 07:08:25 PM
Picked some apples today, honeycrisp, cortland, and sweet 16. Picked a basket or so that were ripe, most of them will take a bit of time yet. Also picked pears, the ground was littered but picked about two and a half pails of good ones. Once they hit the ground they are toast in a short time. Seems like you need to pick pears before they're quite ripe, I keep them in a cool place for storing and put a few in a paper bag to get ripe. When the get a little soft they are ready to eat. My 3 pear trees are Luscious, Gourmet, and Parker. I don't spray my fruit trees for anything but am tempted to start next year, at my age what could a few chemicals do to me? :confused: :confused:

I got 2 Bartlett pear trees, fruit is small every year...and they always have the black stuff on them... what is that?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/11/20, 07:43:45 PM
Going to pick the Parker pears over the next couple days. On one variety description it recommends they be picked green and allowed to ripen inside. The Patten pears are a little later but will probably pick them too. Getting a lot of help from the GD squirrels that are wrecking 3 or 4 a day right now. Find chewed up pears strewed around the yard & see they've been helping themselves up in the tree too. Enough of that crap. This new crop of squirrels has really been a bunch of little a-holes chewing up nectar feeders, getting into "squirrel proof" feeders and now this. Bet they'll taste pretty good tho. :happy1: Will pick some of the Honeycrisp apples too. Have never sprayed the fruit trees here either. About the only thing I notice are occasional apple maggots but they're pretty rare. I pick up the ground falls religiously and the sheep gobble them down.

Black stuff on the fruit HD? Got any pics?  :scratch:   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/11/20, 07:59:48 PM
Picked some apples today, honeycrisp, cortland, and sweet 16. Picked a basket or so that were ripe, most of them will take a bit of time yet. Also picked pears, the ground was littered but picked about two and a half pails of good ones. Once they hit the ground they are toast in a short time. Seems like you need to pick pears before they're quite ripe, I keep them in a cool place for storing and put a few in a paper bag to get ripe. When the get a little soft they are ready to eat. My 3 pear trees are Luscious, Gourmet, and Parker. I don't spray my fruit trees for anything but am tempted to start next year, at my age what could a few chemicals do to me? :confused: :confused:

I got 2 Bartlett pear trees, fruit is small every year...and they always have the black stuff on them... what is that?
BLM's. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :mooning:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on September 09/11/20, 08:18:36 PM
I have never sprayed any of my fruit trees either. Only problem I have seen is some russeting once in a while. Kind of a scabby peel.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/11/20, 08:35:23 PM
I get some of the apple maggots, not so many this year. I noticed the black on the parker pears, this is the first year I had pears on that tree. I'm assuming its some kind of fungus. Another fungus, and the one I might possibly spray for, is cedar scab. For it to thrive you need to have apple trees and cedar trees nearby. I got cedars growing all over heck around here. It puts a scabby surface on my fireside and harolred apple trees and the apples are both unsightly and they don't keep near as well.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/12/20, 09:11:04 AM
made an executive decision last nite. my cukes are getting pulled, think i'll wait till tomorrow so the ground isnt so wet. by next weekend i'm pulling my tomatoes too now that i got a use for any green tomatoes. they just dont seem to want to ripen. :pouty: maybe with this warmer weather coming. :scratch: :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/12/20, 09:18:29 AM
Cukes and maters here were just hitting full stride before it cooled off. Betting with the warmer weather this next week we ain't seen nothin' yet. Lots of small cukes on the vines yet and tomatoes just starting to blush. Everything has been at a standstill. Did some yield checks yesterday before it rained and the corn hadn't progressed since last week in maturity.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/12/20, 09:25:08 AM
i figured the cool weather slowed things  down. my cukes sucked all year so..........its just time to cut my losses with that. i'm kinda waiting till wed when my mom gets back home to gather her green maters and just do one batch. i do have enough of the small maters to make up another 4-5 pints of juice. i just need to get a few more to ripen up a bit more. they juice better when there good and ripe. :happy1: i especially like when i dont  have enough left over juice to fill a jar. let it cool down add a little salt and pepper, some lemon juice and down the hatch!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/12/20, 10:32:25 AM
Sounds like a bloody mary waiting to happen Glenn.
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Post by: HD on September 09/12/20, 11:34:18 AM
Going to pick the Parker pears over the next couple days. On one variety description it recommends they be picked green and allowed to ripen inside. The Patten pears are a little later but will probably pick them too. Getting a lot of help from the GD squirrels that are wrecking 3 or 4 a day right now. Find chewed up pears strewed around the yard & see they've been helping themselves up in the tree too. Enough of that crap. This new crop of squirrels has really been a bunch of little a-holes chewing up nectar feeders, getting into "squirrel proof" feeders and now this. Bet they'll taste pretty good tho. :happy1: Will pick some of the Honeycrisp apples too. Have never sprayed the fruit trees here either. About the only thing I notice are occasional apple maggots but they're pretty rare. I pick up the ground falls religiously and the sheep gobble them down.

Black stuff on the fruit HD? Got any pics?  :scratch:

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/12/20, 12:05:48 PM
UGH that don't look good. :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/12/20, 01:22:09 PM
UGH that don't look good. :scratch:

Gee, brilliant observation glenn... :rotflmao:

Pears are relative newcomers to the fruit growing landscape here in MN but there are getting to be more, increasing the likelihood we could see stuff like scab showing up. That's sorta what it looks like from the CT release. The variety Bartlett has been around since the 1700's so breeding programs weren't breeding for or aware of some of the diseases. About the only disease mentioned in MN publications is fireblight. If it is scab betting that properly timed fungicide application(s) containing mancozeb would do the trick. 

  https://portal.ct.gov/CAES/Fact-Sheets/Plant-Pathology/Disease-Control-for-Home-Pear-Orchards#:~:text=Fabraea%20leaf%20spot%2C%20also%20known,fruit%2C%20and%20twigs%20of%20pear.   (https://portal.ct.gov/CAES/Fact-Sheets/Plant-Pathology/Disease-Control-for-Home-Pear-Orchards#:~:text=Fabraea%20leaf%20spot%2C%20also%20known,fruit%2C%20and%20twigs%20of%20pear.)

Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/12/20, 01:31:24 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: just helping out!!!🤪
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/12/20, 09:02:44 PM
One more thing HD, if you want a positive ID on whatever it is, you might be able to submit it to the Plant Disease Clinic on the U's St. Paul campus. Have submitted lots of dead & diseased plants over the years but never any fruit so you'd probably want to check with them 1st.

Submit a Sample | Plant Disease Clinic:

https://pdc.umn.edu/submit-sample
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: The General on September 09/12/20, 09:19:13 PM
Ate one of them today.   They seemed fine to me  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/12/20, 09:50:12 PM
Kinda like glenn. A little rough on the outside but OK on the inside... :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: The General on September 09/12/20, 10:14:46 PM
Kinda like glenn. A little rough on the outside but OK on the inside... :rotflmao:

Exactly :happy1:  and it didn't give you the craps either.  :sleazy:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/13/20, 07:10:24 AM
Boy I sure feel the love here!!! :pouty: :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/13/20, 07:23:59 AM
Boy I sure feel the love here!!! :pouty: :confused:

if the shoe fits wear it!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/13/20, 08:17:59 AM
glenn would think something was wrong if we weren't giving him crap!  :coffee:

Pear harvest went well. Some were way up there so had all I could do to reach them with the picker. Got over a 5 gallon pail full and threw 15 - 20 pears that the birds & squirrels had ruined over the fence to the sheep. That'll learn 'em!  :angry:



Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/13/20, 08:48:29 AM
Those pears are beautiful Dotch.  I didn't realize pears could be grown up here that nice. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/13/20, 09:24:46 AM
my grandpa had pear trees in Mankato in the 60's..  they were good.. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/13/20, 10:25:15 AM
Looking good Dotch. Anyone can grow apples but it takes a real man to grow a pear.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on September 09/13/20, 04:40:16 PM
stopped spraying the apple trees a few years back,  no change   so why at least here..

I stopped spraying my apple trees when I retired and started spending summers up nort.   Most of the apples are pretty bad.  This year somewhat better for some reason.  Maybe because the deer are eating all the windfalls so the bugs don't reproduce.   

Have a honeycrisp tree, never got a decent apple off it.   Honeygold pretty good this year but need another week or so.   Another tree that I forget what it is, zestar maybe, did ok this year.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/13/20, 07:47:38 PM
Meh, I just get my pears in a nice box. :happy1: :rotflmao: blueberries, cherries and peaches too. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/13/20, 08:12:50 PM
Those pears are beautiful Dotch.  I didn't realize pears could be grown up here that nice.

And the squirrels & blue jays probably got the very nicest ones!   :doah:

Did a little looking. Does anyone grow pears up where you're at Barry? There's a variety called Ure that was discovered/developed at the Morden Experiment Station in Manitoba. It needs a pollinator and the Golden Spice variety developed here in MN works. Both are hardy that far north. Trouble is it takes a few years to get them to bear. Was a little surprised that HD has a Bartlett tree that has survived MN winters. That's a zone 5 variety more in line with central IA. That said there are rumored to be some peach trees in Waseca. Sometimes in the right environment you can get away with things. A friend and I tried growing peaches that were reputedly zone 4. We babied them thru 2 winters before they biffed it.  :sad:

Del: We used some Haralson's today for apple crisp and the scab is the worst on them it's ever been. Didn't get the leaves raked & ground up last fall, mainly because they stayed on the trees until well after the snow flew. May have to consider the spraying option if it happens again. Our Honeycrisp has been a work in progress. It had a double leader out of the chute that was a pain to straighten out. Once I did it'd bear a few nice apples the birds, squirrels or deer would get then the next year not bear at all! It pulled that stunt several times & pissed me off to the point that I almost cut it down. Pruned the ever living snot out of it last spring in an attempt to cure it or kill it. It pulled its head out of its butt and actually had decent quality and quantity on it. Figured it'd revert back to its old ways again but noooooo! It has beautiful apples & lots of them. Plus it actually developed into a nice looking tree. Go figure.  :scratch:

On the bucket list for next year: A Honeygold apple tree & possibly a Luscious pear tree.

And glenn, since you have all this free time on your hands, why don't you go pull up your neighbor's garden to help him out, ya putz!  :rotflmao:   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/13/20, 08:19:54 PM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I have no idea where the nearest garden is from me. Not a real one anyway. :mooning: and I ain't retired yet. :pouty:

Hey.... I could come down and help you. :evil: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I only work from 9 till 2 though. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/13/20, 08:50:58 PM
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: I have no idea where the nearest garden is from me. Not a real one anyway. :mooning: and I ain't retired yet. :pouty:

Hey.... I could come down and help you. :evil: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I only work from 9 till 2 though. :happy1:

And you take a 5 hour lunch break
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/13/20, 08:59:55 PM
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: I have no idea where the nearest garden is from me. Not a real one anyway. :mooning: and I ain't retired yet. :pouty:

Hey.... I could come down and help you. :evil: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: I only work from 9 till 2 though. :happy1:

And you take a 5 hour lunch break
:angry2: how'd you know. :confused: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/14/20, 08:52:19 AM
Our garden turned out pretty darn good for the novices we are.  I think we will plant Roma's next year.  This year our tomatoes are so juicy that there is not enough tomato to go with it.  lol  Actually so juicy they aren't that good in a salad.  Almost fall apart. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on September 09/14/20, 10:24:34 AM
Dotch, Honeygold is my absolute favorite apple.   My trees are mostly getting pretty old, like me.   I've still got the honeygold that I planted in fall of 73 growing and producing.    Outlived several of the other apples.   Also have a couple I don't remember what they are... 

Two full sized haralsons that got away from me and are now like 35 feet tall... 

Couple zestar! I think the northern spy bit it last year...   And the Honeycrisp tree is doing ok, but the apples seem very susceptible to bugs and disease, so this year there are a bunch but they are all lumpy and about the size of walnuts.

Since I am only a couple blocks from an old orchard turned into houses, still having bug issues although this year was better for reasons unknown.   

Tried Northstar cherry years ago.   Got a few cherries once.   Normally it turns out that the robins will eat them pink instead of waiting for red...  And netting the three was a pain.   The plums succumbed to borers in the same time frame.   So Apples it was. 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/14/20, 11:39:41 AM
Been a good apple year here. Even the two Honeycrisp trees have some nice apples and they are delicious. Other varieties we have are State Fair, Sweet Sixteen, Cortland, Haralson. Harolred, and Fireside. I should probably get the old cider press out but we still have lots of frozen apple juice. Del, you are inspiring me to plant a Honeygold next spring.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: LPS on September 09/14/20, 02:34:24 PM
Man I bet actual pressed apples would make an awesome juice.  We may have to try that next year.  We only get about 2   5 gal pails of apples but that would be fun to try.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/14/20, 03:38:54 PM
Last time we used it we had neighbors bring apples too. I believe we made over 50 gallons of apple juice and some pear juice also. Its pretty good stuff. A five gallon pail of apples makes a little more than a gallon of juice
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on September 09/14/20, 06:00:58 PM
Honeygold is also my favorite. Had quite a few last year. None this year. But the tree is growing nicely. Had some Zestars to eat this week. Grand kids loved them. Also had Chestnut Crab this past week. They ate all of them also. Small but love the crab apple flavor that is different than any other apple.

I have 2 pear trees I planted last year from St. Lawrence Nurseries in New York, They are both self fertile. They only sell hardy standard trees. Both are rated for -50. But could take awhile to produce fruit.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: Dotch on September 09/14/20, 07:24:58 PM
Thanks Ken! Looked at the St. Lawrence website & was impressed by the number of apples & pears they had. Still looking to acquire a Patten Greening someday. It was primarily a pie & sauce apple, now an heirloom. Was one by the old granary when I was a kid. Was never sure of its origins but turns out it was an IA release. Old publications like these fascinate me & along with giving me a lot respect for those who did the work of selecting the varieties all those years ago.   

  https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1093&context=iaes_circulars   (https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1093&context=iaes_circulars) 
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: delcecchi on September 09/14/20, 08:36:20 PM
Honeygolds do tend to bear every other year unless you are diligent thinning them.   I have noticed that.   I was never very diligent at thinning stuff.   

I had a beacon and when it bit the dust, replaced it with a state fair now that you mention it.  I had forgotten that one.   I think it passed on a few years ago.   

STill have a spartan from Jungs of wisconsin...   some sort of macintosh variety I was told.   
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: deadeye on September 09/15/20, 07:56:18 PM
Many years ago I started planting apple trees on my property.  I probably should have but never did keep track of what I planted.  The first ones were a lot of crab trees that came in plant bands.  Trees were about a foot tall.  For the past 5 or 6 years I have been planting bare root apple trees each spring.  Probably have about 60 of them now.  I think I counted 20 something of the crabs I planted years ago.  There also a smattering of apple trees started from seeds from apples we ate in stands.   :rotflmao:

Here's a list of the varieties we planted in 2020 and 2019.
Only thing is they are planted in various spots and I have
no idea what are the names specific trees.  Didn't look
for the older lists so who knows what's growing where.  :confused:

2020
Goodland
Haralson
Norland
Prairie Magic
Yellow Transparent
Chestnut  Crabapple

2019
Frostbite
Halalred
Gravenstein
Norland 
State Fair
Zestar
Malus Dolgo Crab


Spring picture of crabs in full bloom.
(https://tinypix.top/images/2020/09/16/P2Wmr.md.jpg) (https://tinypix.top/i/P2Wmr)

(https://tinypix.top/images/2020/09/16/P25VS.md.jpg) (https://tinypix.top/i/P25VS)

Strange how the turkey blind took on the purple color of the apple tree.
(https://tinypix.top/images/2020/09/16/P22ZV.md.jpg) (https://tinypix.top/i/P22ZV)
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/15/20, 08:48:44 PM
No apple talk from me. I get mine from people giving them away. :happy1:

Only thing left in my garden are tomatoes and a bumper crop of carrots. And those tomatoes are going to get worked over tomorrow. Make juice out of the small ripe ones, and pickling, canning a bunch of green ones
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/16/20, 11:54:10 AM
I see FF in Alex had quart canning jars with lids for $8.99 today...
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: roony on September 09/16/20, 12:05:05 PM
I bet they come with nice shiny rings too.
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: mike89 on September 09/16/20, 12:08:49 PM
yuuuppperrss :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 12:17:52 PM
I bet they come with nice shiny rings too.
meh, them nice new shiny rings are for wet behind the ears, rookie canners. Rusty looking rings show a sign of years if expertise and skill. :sleazy: :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/16/20, 12:21:19 PM
I bet they come with nice shiny rings too.
meh, them nice new shiny rings are for wet behind the ears, rookie canners. Rusty looking rings show a sign of years if expertise and skill. :sleazy: :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:

or forgot them in water!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 07:27:11 PM
I bet they come with nice shiny rings too.
meh, them nice new shiny rings are for wet behind the ears, rookie canners. Rusty looking rings show a sign of years if expertise and skill. :sleazy: :mooning: :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao:

or forgot them in water!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
:tut: :tut: :pouty:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 07:30:14 PM
4 pints of juice and 22 qts of pickled green tomatoes. I better like them. :rotflmao:

Except for making some horseradish yet, I'm done canning. Will need to finish putting stuff away, but that's for another day. Thinking Friday while I enjoy a few  :toast: and a  :campfire:
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/16/20, 07:35:06 PM
hope I like them too when I get some from ya!!!    :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 07:47:54 PM
hope I like them too when I get some from ya!!!    :happy1: :happy1:
well Id suggest you drive your sorry  :moon: :mooning: down this way. I'll load ya up. :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on September 09/16/20, 09:41:15 PM
And wear yer mask!!!!  :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/16/20, 09:55:22 PM
 :pouty: I :pouty: :pouty:
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/17/20, 06:52:55 AM
hope I like them too when I get some from ya!!!    :happy1: :happy1:
well Id suggest you drive your sorry  :moon: :mooning: down this way. I'll load ya up. :happy1:

I hope to after I place the bike in storage..    :happy1: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/17/20, 07:54:23 AM
hope I like them too when I get some from ya!!!    :happy1: :happy1:
well Id suggest you drive your sorry  :moon: :mooning: down this way. I'll load ya up. :happy1:

I hope to after I place the bike in storage..    :happy1: :happy1:
sounds good!!!!!! :happy1: i'll load ya up with goodies. all i ask is i get the jars back sometime.
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/17/20, 07:55:09 AM
thats only fair!!!
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Post by: Gunner55 on September 09/17/20, 08:17:08 AM
thats only fair!!!
Don't forget those old precious rusty rings too, mike! ;) :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: mike89 on September 09/17/20, 08:26:41 AM
thats only fair!!!
Don't forget those old precious rusty rings too, mike! ;) :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

yup ya got that right!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/17/20, 08:48:26 AM
thats only fair!!!
Don't forget those old precious rusty rings too, mike! ;) :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
:confused: :pouty: :doofus: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :rotflmao:
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Post by: roony on September 09/18/20, 04:47:48 PM
Wasted some time today picking apples. I have to say the apples on my Cortland tree are particularly impressive this year. Makes the Warden smile when she gets to peel nice large blemish free apples. :sleazy: :sleazy:
 I bought myself a present a few weeks ago for picking our apples and pears. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M2CMURJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Kind of spendy but it is a joy to use, much better than my other apple picker.
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Post by: HD on September 09/19/20, 04:24:55 PM
Pulled the cuke plants today.....I only have one ghost chilli plant left in the ground.
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Post by: Dotch on September 09/19/20, 07:20:13 PM
Cukes are waning here. Still a few on the vines yet & with the warm weather next week that'll probably be it. Was just nice to have some again after a couple years without.

I could see glenn wanting to borrow that unit roony when he goes to the strip clubs!  :shocked:  :rotflmao:
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/19/20, 07:23:28 PM
Cukes are waning here. Still a few on the vines yet & with the warm weather next week that'll probably be it. Was just nice to have some again after a couple years without.

I could see glenn wanting to borrow that unit roony when he goes to the strip clubs!  :shocked:  :rotflmao:
what makes you think I already don't!!! :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :rotflmao:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on September 09/24/20, 02:46:18 PM
Everything has really slowed down think I'll pull what's left this weekend.  I'll try the garage trick on all the green tomatoes , some big green bells might just get cut open and some scrambled eggs added to it. The smaller jalapenos will get put in tge dehydrator with all the mexi bells and serranos for seasoning.  Still several squash tho, the green ones will probably get cut up and froze for soups. Been a good year!
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Post by: roony on September 09/24/20, 03:15:09 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/6bQtqeU.jpg)
This pic is a few years old, my son was and is 6'4" tall. Mostly just experimenting with posting with a photo
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/24/20, 06:28:53 PM
Holy moly rocky. Thems some tall plants. :happy1: all that  :bs: :bs: Dotch spreads around the countryside sure helps. :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Post by: LPS on September 09/24/20, 07:22:55 PM
What are those plants?
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Post by: glenn57 on September 09/24/20, 07:28:40 PM
Looks like tomatoes in the lower right corner. :scratch:
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Post by: LPS on September 09/24/20, 07:38:09 PM
Must be some hybrid Pot plants.   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Post by: roony on September 09/24/20, 08:47:54 PM
As Dotch can attest, I use to be pretty serious about my tomatoes. The varieties are all heirloom meaning mostly that they're not hybrid. I use to plant them in  6' by 6' grid and they pretty much filled right in. I would put them out early and protect them. A tomato plant will double in size every 21 days.
This year I only had 5 plants and they are barely 6 feet tall.
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Post by: KEN W on September 09/25/20, 08:37:28 AM
Supposed to freeze next week.....time to pick the rest of the tomatoes and peppers. Time for green tomato salsa.
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Post by: Dotch on October 10/02/20, 09:43:26 AM
Picked all the maters that were ripe or blushing last nite as well as a dozen cukes. Where the maters were located it didn't freeze all that hard relative to the rest of the yard. Looks like we can call it a year in the garden tho & focus on finishing up apple picking. The Fireside and Haralson need to be picked along with a few remaining Honeycrisp.  The SnowSweet should be getting close to ready. Have to round up some caramel and slice up a few. Got my eyes on a rear tine tiller not too far from here. Might have to go look at it over the weekend. Be nice to spread the new garden area with chit & get it worked in before the snow flies.
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Post by: glenn57 on October 10/02/20, 10:00:03 AM
picked the green tomatoes off my only plant left last nite and hanked it last nite. will pluck all the flowers today that are toast. my garden is no officially done with.
 
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Post by: glenn57 on October 10/02/20, 06:28:48 PM
I opened a jar of my green pickled tomatoes. Man are they tasty. :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on October 10/02/20, 08:06:17 PM
Well, not everything got toasted last nite. Cukes are & any volunteer gourds got nuked. Somehow one zucchini survived & I picked a nice 8" specimen. A few of the tomatoes got singed on top but had lots of live foliage left. Cannas the same. Their flowers were fine, just some of the leaves scorched in places. 4 o'clocks largely untouched. Still flowering too but definitely close to being done. Interesting to see how cold it gets tonite after they'd predicted 36 last nite.  :scratch:
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Post by: Dotch on October 10/05/20, 09:54:24 AM
Still lots of foliage left on the maters yet along with green fruit after the 2nd hard frost nite before last. Guessing we'll have a few dozen more to pick before the week is out. Metering out the ones we picked the other nite nicely. Put the greener ones in the bottom of the buckets so between giving them away & eating them ourselves we should have maters to burn for a while yet.
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Post by: KEN W on October 10/12/20, 05:58:48 PM
Garden season is over......picked all the tomatoes and dug all the potatoes. Still some fall raspberries yet. about half done tilling. Time for some green tomato salsa.

Temps in the 20's starting Wednesday.
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Post by: LPS on October 10/12/20, 06:48:00 PM
Pulled the tomatoes here Saturday.  They had been frozen a couple of times so it was time. 
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Post by: glenn57 on October 10/12/20, 06:50:46 PM
Only thing left in mine are carrots. Should get them yanked when I get home from the cabin in a week.

I have about a dozen tomatoes in the garage slowly ripening. Then withdrawals.
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Post by: Dotch on October 10/12/20, 07:16:43 PM
It's coming here too based on the forecast after mid-week. Still lots of tomatoes to pick yet. The past 3 weekends when we've been working at Mom's, I've brought my brother from IA a dozen or so of varying degrees of ripeness. He's had a steady supply. Their garden never materialized due to the dry weather there & he loves tomatoes. Also gave him a bunch of apples. Still apples to pick yet. The SnowSweets should be about ready. Slice some up and dip them in caramel.  :happy1:
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Post by: Dotch on October 10/14/20, 09:49:49 AM
Got the remaining Honeycrisp & SnowSweet apples picked last nite. Birds raised hob with way too many Honeycrisp & then the ladybugs got in them. Got a couple dozen SnowSweet so was happy about that. Heading to the grocery store for some caramel. The tree had what appeared to be fireblight in it even tho it's supposed to have above average resistance. Felt fortunate it was limited to a couple limbs so will prune that out and hope for the best next year. Should pull out the ratty ass lilacs to the south of it to improve air flow while I'm at it. Love the tree. It was almost perfectly shaped up until this summer. A few Firesides & Haralsons to pick tonite along with the maters.     
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Post by: deadeye on October 10/14/20, 11:04:40 AM
Dug and let dry all the cannas and dahlias. Well, I only dug half of the cannas as that's usually more than I will need next year. Boxed them up and put in basement (I have walkout so I was able to move the boxes with a dolly.  I dug up three of the 6 or so rhubarb plants (each could easily be split into three parts) because they are in what will be the new septic drain field.  Anyone looking for rhubarb is welcome to come and get the remaining 3-4 plants.   
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Post by: roony on October 10/14/20, 05:06:59 PM
I picked a few baskets of apples yesterday also. Fireside, Harolred, and some Sweet 16s that were a little later to ripen. I thought I had removed plenty of apples when they were the size of ping pong balls but I should have removed more. From what I've been reading lately, they should not be closer than 4 to 6 inches from each other. (Social distancing)
I also picked my tomatoes and peppers. I got an egg basket of bell peppers and a real nice bunch of ghosts and serranos which I will start fermenting for pepper sauce.
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Post by: roony on October 10/15/20, 08:50:10 AM
Ghost Peppers
(https://i.imgur.com/4LMQ3hN.jpg)
Serranos
(https://i.imgur.com/TpE4zp3.jpg)
In jars ready for a week of fermentation
(https://i.imgur.com/Yu3FTKR.jpg)
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Post by: mike89 on October 10/15/20, 09:05:51 AM
they most likely come out that color too!!!   :bow:
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Post by: LPS on October 10/15/20, 04:33:10 PM
Those dangerous peppers are beautiful.  Way to hot for me.  I would like to try a taste of something made out of them though.  1 bite.  LOL  I like to watch the food shows when they are eating that real hot stuff.  Pretty funny how some can handle it great!  Looks like they are in serious pain. 
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Post by: roony on October 10/16/20, 08:36:15 AM
Here's a young gal who knows how to handle a pepper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pNvk7-zkGE
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Post by: mike89 on October 10/16/20, 08:44:23 AM
not me!!! 
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Post by: LPS on October 10/16/20, 08:47:30 AM
Now isn't she delightful?  SHE is the Reason I'm thinking pick of the day!!!
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Post by: KEN W on October 10/19/20, 06:24:37 PM
Covered the strawberries with straw today. Also laid down my grape vines and covered them with dirt. Supposedly could get a foot of snow by Sunday.
.

 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Post by: glenn57 on October 10/19/20, 06:53:31 PM
pulled the last of my carrots. dumped leaves in the garden and mulched them up. tomorrow as its snowing i'll dump unmulched leaves on ma's flower bed. then its ni-nite for the winter.
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Post by: Dotch on October 10/19/20, 07:00:13 PM
Picked the last of the tomatoes Saturday a.m. Got the remainder of the apples picked last nite and inside. After 24 this morning I'm thinking we're gonna call it. My quest for a tiller has been frustrating. Too much time being spent at Mom's cleaning out stuff. Every time I find one I like that's close enough, it's gone before I get a chance. Eff it. Spread chit on the garden, buy another tractor & disc it in instead!  :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on November 11/14/20, 07:14:11 AM
Got my first 2021 seed catalog yesterday.....Pinetree Seeds out of Maine.
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Post by: glenn57 on November 11/17/20, 09:58:52 AM
i have not recieved any yet, but i havent ordered anything from a seed catalog for a long time so nit sure how many i'll get!!!! :scratch: :scratch:
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Post by: Bobberineyes on November 11/18/20, 04:37:47 PM
Are they better seeds than home dumps? I'd be game to try.
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Post by: glenn57 on November 11/18/20, 04:46:09 PM
I've only bought different perennial flowers and onion sets threw a catalog. One year had excellent luck with the onions another 2 years not so much. I get my onions from the local hardware store and all my seeds from fleet farm. And that is like in March when I first see them put out.

Now my brother gets his tomato seeds and starts them from seed through Amazon. These are a certain type of tomato, smaller but tasty. He buys these during the winter and taste like they where vine picked that day.
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Post by: Bobberineyes on November 11/19/20, 04:46:05 PM
Sooo, pretty new to this garden stuff. I ended up dropping the mower deck while sucking up leaves today and dumped a bunch of cut grass and leaves on the garden.  Being pretty late should one let the snow smash it down and till it in the spring, or till it yet this year?
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: glenn57 on November 11/19/20, 04:48:20 PM
Either way. If you got time wouldn't hurt to do it now.
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Post by: KEN W on November 11/24/20, 08:13:31 PM
If anyone here is interested in getting catalogs.....here are 40 to choose from

https://offgridworld.com/40-free-seed-catalogs/

And if you want to see how your favorite company is doing, go to DavesGarden.com. 8,000 in alphabetical order along with the top 30 rated by gardeners.

https://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/
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Post by: glenn57 on November 11/25/20, 08:54:43 AM
If anyone here is interested in getting catalogs.....here are 40 to choose from

https://offgridworld.com/40-free-seed-catalogs/

And if you want to see how your favorite company is doing, go to DavesGarden.com. 8,000 in alphabetical order along with the top 30 rated by gardeners.

https://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/
so Ken, i think we.ve had a bit of this discussion but of all those seed catalogs that you get, how many do you actually order from???? i really dont do any "extreme" gardening, usually stick to the basics and that i can get seeds anywhere that sell seeds.

if there would be something i'd like to order it would be that tall prairie grass type stuff. its strictly ornamental, but i really have no place to put it, and i've tried dreaming up of a place in my city lot. i really like the reddish colored grass!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 gardens......
Post by: KEN W on November 11/25/20, 09:24:57 AM
Most years I order from 2 or 3. Just depends on what varieties I want to plant but am out of. I am also looking for new ones to try. Especially ones that are new with All American awards. This past year I ordered from Seeds N Such and Jungs. I also got test varieties from NDSU.

Some things are a bust....won't plant them again. Example is orange beets. Just wanted to try them to see if they are different than the reds. I won't be planting them again. Going back to hybrid red beets. They are crossed sugar beets and are sweeter than the old reds or the orange ones. I let my grand kids make the decision. They all like beets.

I ordered most from Seeds N Such and Pinetree Seeds because the packets are smaller and thus cost less.I would rather buy new fresh seeds every other year rather than planting seeds left over from 3-4 years.

But I like to see the catalogs with new varieties and good information. I probably get around 15 or so. They are all free.
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Post by: delcecchi on November 11/28/20, 07:02:51 AM
I recall really liking Stokes catalog, back when I had a garden..