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I cheated this year, after the first round of 10-10-10 the plants got liquid miracle grow through out summer.  Not sure if that was it but everything did really well this year, except the pole beans.

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Need to finish picking the last of the 1st string bean planting, then toss the plants over the fence to the sheep to establish some greens. For as ratty as they looked early on, the plants really produced well. Sheep are livin' high off the hog lately. Devouring lots of sweet corn husks & cobs, overripe cukes and string beans plus any weeds that pi$$ me off. They're not starvin' that's for sure. Weeded the snap peas & winter radishes thorougly yesterday. Lots of waterhemp & purslane in places. Getting it out of the way now usually ensures it'll stay clean the rest of the fall. Water them tonite. Cukes are still at it. Almost hate to see how many there are still out there. Not going to water them. They're on their own.  :rolleyes:   
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Did a walkabout this a.m. & snapped a pic of the morning glories by the well complete with the four o'clocks that filled in behind them. Hummingbirds are going nuts out there! Noticed a new color pattern in one four o'clock plant, variegated white colored blooms. Oddly enough, there are solid colored pink and white flowers on the same plant. :scratch: Kinda unique and pretty at the same time. Will try to remember to save the seed from that plant. 
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I cheated this year, after the first round of 10-10-10 the plants got liquid miracle grow through out summer.  Not sure if that was it but everything did really well this year, except the pole beans.
i did the same thing boober........... i used more epsom salt on the maters though!!!!!!!! however i'm convinced my grass clippings and its residue where my issues!!!!!!!

my neighbor and i where talking yesterday, no not that idiot, the other neighbor,  he has a friend who's garden didnt do well at all...........had a soil test done and said they had to much nitrogen.........from fish gutz!!!!
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Green beans are just about done, but we got a ton of the little buggers. Gave a bunch away. Cukes and Zucchini are still going good. Kolrabie didn't do well this year. I have a ton of green mators, only ate one "orange" one so far.  :puke:
Beets are still doing good, eating a meal once a week. Carrots are good too.
Gonna put a couple rows of radish in soon.
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Opted not to pull the beans yesterday. Looks like one more picking still on the vines. Picked 2 grocery bags full in the afternoon. Late planting is flowering like mad so will be a few days on that. Sheep don't care. They devoured a couple 5 gallon buckets of overgrown cukes I tossed over the fence. I hauled a couple more buckets worth that were decent into the house. Amazing how the cucumber vines bounced back this morning after relieving them of all those cukes. After chores, I had a small opened sleeve of osmocote so fertilized the radishes with that & some urea, then watered it in. This garden is whuppin' my @$$!  :shocked:
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Anyone recognize or know what variety of tomato this is??? My son got them from a friend of his and gave them to me. Man are they ever tasty. Really sweet
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Is that their color when ripe?  :scratch: Looks kinda like one of the larger grape tomato varieties we grew a few years ago only they were red when ripe.
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I grew a lot of different grape 'maters....they look like Atomic Grape, I'm thinking they were called. Haveta look 'em up.

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Is that their color when ripe?  :scratch: Looks kinda like one of the larger grape tomato varieties we grew a few years ago only they were red when ripe.
Yea they are ripe. Like I said pretty meaty and really sweet.
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Glenn, does this look like 'em to ya? or are these bigger?  It's those Atomic Grape 'maters that I had seen before, but I never ate one. Could it be these?

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Kind of, but the ones I have don't have that many different colors??? What throws me off is there kinda shaped like a Roma, but taste 10 times better.
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So many varieties of 'maters out there. My favorite little 'mater are the grape ones, supersweet 100, and midnite snacker. I always had WAY too many of 'em , though, gave a ton away to folks!

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I had my son ask the couple he got them from, they said there called tiger tomatoes. If I want to grow them either I order them on line or not devour them and save the seeds . Oh joy  :rotflmao:.

Actually called a lucky tiger tomato.
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Glenn experienced some issues after consuming a large quantity of his Tiger tomatoes.... :rotflmao:
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 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: putz!! :rotflmao:
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Well! Of all the gall!   :mooning:

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pulled the cukes and 5 of 12 green pepper plants today!!!!!!!!!!  :doah: :pouty:
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Cukes are still hammering here. A former employee came out and we picked another bushel plus another shopping bag full of string beans. It'll be the last picking on the 1st bean planting. 2nd planting of string beans is starting to get cranked up. Picked a meal's worth off the one variety. Ronda's a breast cancer survivor and likes getting healthy, sourced food. Great friend, absolute sweetheart and fun to visit with her tonite over a couple G&T's.  :happy1:
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Cukes are still hammering here. A former employee came out and we picked another bushel plus another shopping bag full of string beans. It'll be the last picking on the 1st bean planting. 2nd planting of string beans is starting to get cranked up. Picked a meal's worth off the one variety. Ronda's a breast cancer survivor and likes getting healthy, sourced food. Great friend, absolute sweetheart and fun to visit with her tonite over a couple G&T's.  :happy1:
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Cukes are still hammering here. A former employee came out and we picked another bushel plus another shopping bag full of string beans. It'll be the last picking on the 1st bean planting. 2nd planting of string beans is starting to get cranked up. Picked a meal's worth off the one variety. Ronda's a breast cancer survivor and likes getting healthy, sourced food. Great friend, absolute sweetheart and fun to visit with her tonite over a couple G&T's.  :happy1:
ya know.......you could at least mail me something worth while for a change  :pouty: :pouty: like some of them cukes!!!!!! :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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pulled the cukes and 5 of 12 green pepper plants today!!!!!!!!!!  :doah: :pouty:

Didn't  tske you for such a quitter. As rough as my cukes and California Wonders looked earlier, they really came around with some TLC. I did have a Much Nacho pepper that just up and died for some reason.

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pulled the cukes and 5 of 12 green pepper plants today!!!!!!!!!!  :doah: :pouty:

Didn't  tske you for such a quitter. As rough as my cukes and California Wonders looked earlier, they really came around with some TLC. I did have a Much Nacho pepper that just up and died for some reason.
usually i'm not. just beem such a disappointing year garden wise. being retired i spent more time then ever before babying the  garden with all the TLC i had.  :embarrassed: :doah: i could water in the evening then in the morning i'd pull carrots and kalarabi and the ground around it was like i never watered. and i dumped enough water around the plants till it puddled.

the cukes were not getting bigger, they were turning a bit yellow, then they taste bitter. and no others where forming on the plant. the green peppers....didnt get very big, they would start getting rotten on the bottom and the ones i pulled had no peppers left on them.

usually i nurse that stuff till it freezes!!!!!!

even my carrots arent getting very big, the kalarbi, i havent had one yet that was bigger then a tenis ball!!!!!!!
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And some "master gardner" here in town wrote this has been the BEST YEAR EVER for tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers!!! Say what??!! With the drought and all....I can see it for the peppers, but not the others..

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That might be because you always got all the rain over that way!

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That might be because you always got all the rain over that way!
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That might be because you always got all the rain over that way!

We wouldn't be in a severe drought with dried up yards and fields if that were true.
Even the farm trucks fulla corn and veggies are few and far between down here. That's a rarity.

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Radar makes it look like more rain in Rochester. I know first hand it rained in Bugtussle because I just came from there. The dust is still flying on my road.

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Getting the rain the last few days here...too little, too late? Should help the drought, at least, and the gardens some. Lotsa thunder and lighning right now, fair rain. The next three days are supposed to be heavy rains; maybe flash flooding....so say the wedder morjits. When it rains, it pours.  :rolleyes:

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Anyone seen the "melons" yet?   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: