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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1466 08/08/2020 10:41 AM
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NICE.
were getting squash almost daily beans are done peas never did produce tomatoes are just starting to ripen and just started getting cucumbers. still no peppers either. been a wacked season again


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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1472 08/09/2020 12:06 PM
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About half of the potatoes have been dug,--waiting on the rest to finish maturing. white squash just starting, cucumbers have been doing good ---- sis has been taking them. Kinda wanted to freeze-dry a few white squash. Looks like the sphagetti squash are setting a bunch. -- a friend takes them--I dont really care for them.
Been finding some weird shaped veggies this year---also a lot of smut in the sweetcorn--unusual for us here.
First couple cabbage heads broke before I got them--dont hurt a thing since they are cut up anyway and bagged and frozen in the freezer for later use. We love fried cabbage.

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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1481 08/15/2020 06:34 AM
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Too much heat and too much water then too much heat again our garden suffered. plants look great but didn't produce . I think we've gotten two cucumbers plants look great lots of blossoms but nothing's pollinating.


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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1482 08/15/2020 07:20 PM
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pulled the squash plants today... root rot toooooooo much rain


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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1508 08/28/2020 11:45 AM
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Been a ruff year this time----weather was biggest factor but we still are getting a little production from our stuff. Still carrying water to some of the plants. --- Not sure I can help the sweet potatoes so they are kinda on their own. Trying to coax some eggplants to give us a batch for the freeze-dryer.
Sweet corn second planting outdid itself with a lot of good quality ears and a lot of them so we started freeze-drying some of it.

a couple pix of the batch we just took out. 9 quart containers this round. ----- lotta corn. This will keep for a long time.
We did can some in pint jars also. We will use the jars first.

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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1530 09/12/2020 12:10 PM
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Been trying to freeze-dry a lot of corn and did can some in jars as well as put some in the freezer.
We did a few jars of kraut with these new tops, and gotta say they do work! We like kraut mild, so at 2 weeks we checked and it was just right.
The red shell beans are done, had 42 quarts in jars and a half dozen or so bags in the freezer. Did want to can a few quarts of tomatoes, ---raining today----AGAIN so dont know how the tomatoes are gonna do in the garden---might have to call it a year! ---- also going to be ruff getting sweet potatoes dug this year from the looks of the weather.

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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1549 09/18/2020 11:28 AM
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started digging sweet potatoes by hand---gonna be ruff job! ground is so wet it sticks to everything making it slow going. There are some decent spuds out there,----just hard to dig.


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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1550 09/19/2020 06:36 AM
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where's that garden creeper you were building Sonny?

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started digging sweet potatoes by hand---gonna be ruff job

Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1551 09/19/2020 12:24 PM
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creeper dont work for diggin potatoes! lol! ---- I did finally have to give in after the first row and use the skid loader, ---kinda messy with it but gotta do something before the frost hits.


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Re: 2020 Gardens [Re: sonny] #1552 09/20/2020 08:57 PM
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Our garden was a bust this year.... got a little bit of every thing but not much.


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