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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/26 16:04:53 (permalink)
Everyone knows you don't cook Ice Cream in water-------It's best cooked on the Grill, just like Spaghetti!
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/26 16:09:14 (permalink)
I never thought of that.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/26 19:18:53 (permalink)
We just had our first asparagus. Store bought is good, year 'round, but home grown, steamed within 5 minutes of picking, is sublime.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/26 23:55:06 (permalink)
I harvested some lettuce & spinach for a salad tonight. Great flavor.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/27 01:42:07 (permalink)
I'm starting my seeds tomorrow. Still a little early, but since most everything is staying in containers I can always move them inside if it gets too cold again.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/27 15:30:25 (permalink)
already got my tomatoe's going and peppers.getting about 5 inchs on peppers already,started them on 3/15.tomatoes are about 4 inch already,started on 4/1.will do my cukes and zucchinion may 5 for the mem day planting.
 
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/04/27 20:12:38 (permalink)
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Herbs,Herbs Etc.... Rosemary,Sage,Oregano,Tarragon,Chives,Thyme,Mint,Bay Leaf Tree,Orange Tree,Pepper Tree,Asian Pear Tree,Mini Meyer Lemon Tree,Mini Blueberry Bush. All growing within/around the wife's Rose Garden.                                                         {img}{/img} 

Nice garden, turtle66
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/05/05 03:06:24 (permalink)
Thanks Ed. 
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/05/25 12:09:11 (permalink)
I'm planting my dahlias. I have a few extra. Email me if you want one. Each is a named variety from a top breeder, and has (obviously) multiplied well in my garden. You can mail me a check for actual postage after you get them.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/05/25 12:33:17 (permalink)
Right now the Lily of the Valley is taking over where the daffodils left off, and my roses are starting to bud. I got my seeds started WAY late (this week as opposed to a month ago when I meant to do it), but my thyme and basil are sprouting and the rest should soon follow. I do have a huge pot of chives from my sister that are big enough they're already flowering, though.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/05 23:16:01 (permalink)
it's really quite amazing i can water for a few days and not much growth then 2 days ago we had a good couple hours of rain and everything is growing like crazy ,my tomato plants shot up over 2 inches because of the rain.
 
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/07 10:45:39 (permalink)
The Broccoli is wonderful, this one is over a foot wide.
 

 
The early corn loves the heat and is growing fast. Strawberries, lettuce,broccoli and cauliflower with pepper plants and butternut squash planted between the early growing plants.
 

 
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/07 10:48:18 (permalink)
That's not a garden.......it's a small farm!  Beautiful broccoli.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/08 12:07:09 (permalink)
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That's not a garden.......it's a small farm!  Beautiful broccoli.

 
Hey Lisa, thats one field! the other one has 100 pumpkin plants, another has zucchini squash and another has butternut squash. Those fields are for pig and cow feed........the corn field is for my feed!...........We gave the cows and Li'l piggy a bunch of pumpkins at the end of the year, last year. We then put them in the corn field to eat the corn stalks. This year we had pumpkin starts coming up in the corn field. Needless to say, after the pumpkin passed through the cow and pig they were tilled into the field. This brought a whole new meaning to organic plant starts.........
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/08 12:24:45 (permalink)
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I was right, it is a small farm!  With 100 pumpkin plants I hope you'll pick some punkin flowers and eat them.  They are one of my favorite things......dipped into a tempura-like batter and fried.  YUM!
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/08 15:01:32 (permalink)
Mine is not as pretty as pnwchef  ... but if I can get some rain may be things will grow.  I got 1/2 inch rain yesterday & the sprinkler is on today.
 
This is a 1/2 ac garden.
 
The first 1/3 from left to right is zinnias & sunflowers; then spaghetti, yellow squash cucumbers, pole beans (just out of the ground), tomatoes (not doing good here) and corn.
 
The middle 1/3:
zinnias & sunflowers, cantaloupes, watermelon, pumpkin, and more corn (2 weeks behind the first)
 
last 1/3 (far end), planted this past week.
more zinnias & sunflowers, watermelon, okra, and more corn (to be ready about the 1st week of September).
This morning I filled in some unused rows with 3000 California Giant zinnias.

 
My small tomato patch  ... about 30 plants and a few eggplants.  These get shade about 2pm in the afternoon from the hot sun.

In a flower bed at the back of the house I planted cherry tomatoes, 4 egg plants, and some carrots.   I've been popping (eating) ripe small tomatoes for a week now.


I picked my first peppers this morning.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/08 23:30:27 (permalink)
very heartbreaking when you put in all that work and stuff does't take cause of weather and rain.i had a awful year last year for tomatoes and green  and yellow zucchinni.said i was gonna quit but just couldn't .beautiful gardens ,both of you guys.
 
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/09 01:58:00 (permalink)
My spinach and herbs have just about sprouted tall enough to plant, and the chives my sister split from her bunch are so huge they're flowering even in their pot. Raspberries are green and should be ready to pick in a week or so, and I'm hoping some of the hundreds of wild strawberry flowers end up pollinated so they make berries.
 
Corn is supposed to be "knee high by the Fourth of July", but at current rates it's going to be August before we have any local. At least judging by the fact that you can barely identify the plants as corn when you drive past farms around here since they're maybe 4-6 inches tall. Stupid neverending winter!
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/09 06:04:30 (permalink)
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very heartbreaking when you put in all that work and stuff does't take cause of weather and rain.i had a awful year last year for tomatoes and green  and yellow zucchinni.said i was gonna quit but just couldn't .beautiful gardens ,both of you guys.


 
I replanted the yellow squash 3 X's.   I should have been picking some by the 1st of this month but it will be another week or so.     The sunflowers seem to have poor germination.   Much of that was replanted 2 x's.   This is why so much bare dirt is still showing, dry soil.   All the rain & thunder storms are going around me.   I had to set sprinklers (6) and been running them every day for 3 weeks now.
 
I have one row left open, I think I will  try to direct seed some peppers.  $3 & $4 a plant from Walmart is too much.   ....  My new chickens eat the leaves off of the plants I started from seed a month ago. May be some of these will recover.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/09 12:42:06 (permalink)
I stopped at a U-Pick farm the other day.  There was nothing to pick.......even the strawberries are still green.  The corn around here is about 2" high.  At this rate we won't have Ohio produce until September.
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Your garden looks great!
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/09 16:12:35 (permalink)
My first section of corn started showing tassels last Friday.  Silk should be in a few days, then 18 to 20 days to ripe corn.   ... fingers crossed ...
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/09 16:38:55 (permalink)
cherry tomatoes and some herbs - basil, tarragon, oregano, and chervil.  I'm having fun, some of the seeds I planted that include basil, 4 o'clocks, and cypress vine - are all doing well.
 
   
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/14 19:29:40 (permalink)
My spinach and dill turned to goo overnight. Got the parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and basil transferred to pots today, though, and started some more dill and spinach seeds. The chives came from my sister fully grown, and everything else is about 2 inches tall. Winter took so darn long this year that June 14 *is* an early garden. The raspberries are doing nicely, though!
 
   
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/15 01:02:42 (permalink)
Tomatoes, always...lots of basil to go with the tomatoes and for pesto....zucchini, and some peppers...and that's about it!!
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/15 19:12:14 (permalink)
My regular tomatoes are getting ripe. I've had a couple of tomato sandwiches this past week.
.... But ... my cherry tomatoes are loaded down and some of the green ones are getting knocked off the bush.   So tonight, I had Green Fried tomatoes.   These were fried whole without meal or breading.  They were good.  And keeps from wasting an otherwise good tomato.   .... humm ... I wonder what other recipes a green cherry tomato might be used in????
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/15 19:24:04 (permalink)
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That's not a garden.......it's a small farm!  Beautiful broccoli.


Hey Lisa, thats one field! the other one has 100 pumpkin plants, another has zucchini squash and another has butternut squash. Those fields are for pig and cow feed........the corn field is for my feed!...........We gave the cows and Li'l piggy a bunch of pumpkins at the end of the year, last year. We then put them in the corn field to eat the corn stalks. This year we had pumpkin starts coming up in the corn field. Needless to say, after the pumpkin passed through the cow and pig they were tilled into the field. This brought a whole new meaning to organic plant starts.........


The animals do love a garden don't they!!! The secret is to not let them in too soon. I use electric netting.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/15 21:07:11 (permalink)
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My regular tomatoes are getting ripe. I've had a couple of tomato sandwiches this past week.
.... But ... my cherry tomatoes are loaded down and some of the green ones are getting knocked off the bush.   So tonight, I had Green Fried tomatoes.   These were fried whole without meal or breading.  They were good.  And keeps from wasting an otherwise good tomato.   .... humm ... I wonder what other recipes a green cherry tomato might be used in????

Green tomato relish/marmalade! My mouth just started watering just thinking about it.
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/06/16 19:14:44 (permalink)
I picked a small eggplant yesterday; and 2 today (larger & medium).    I had the small one for lunch and the medium one for supper.  Mannnn ...  they melted in-your mouth like butter and were just as creamy.      ... I sliced them 1/2 thick and fried in a little butter just like making toast.  Then sprinkled parmesan cheese on top while hot.   ... Ok, ok if I knew how to cook I would have made the real parmesan eggplant recipe.
 
I'll have a whole bunch of squash in a couple of days.   May be I'll learn how to make a moussaka and cheese squash casserole (old style).
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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/07/01 14:19:33 (permalink)
ed, your living the good life!
 
This is 180 ft of pumpkin plants, 65 plants in all.......
 

 
The first corn just got silks last week, we should see corn in about two weeks.......can't wait.. The first corn is in the top of the picture, it's 12 to 14' tall.
 

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Re:What is in your early garden? 2014/07/01 16:37:27 (permalink)
Edwmax these would probably work with green cherrry tomatoes:
 
salsa verde
fried green tomatoes topped with shrimp and remoulade sauce
pizza margharita or even pizza sauce - you may need to experiment 
 
 
 
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