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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #150 on: October 16, 2016, 01:44:12 PM »
Peppers. Can't believe how these haberano's  are still blooming and hanging in there.
Also the cayenne

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #151 on: October 17, 2016, 01:52:35 PM »
Chestnuts, apples, tomatoes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #152 on: October 17, 2016, 02:47:53 PM »
Sweet Potatoes,butternut squash,banana peppers(shaded area) Sunflowers had many big seed heads (mostly for critters) but I took a few for the critters around the house.
Peanuts not quite ready yet.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #153 on: October 20, 2016, 09:17:05 AM »
the only thing that grows well in my garden are apple trees so i harvest nothing but apples day after day. i'm looking forward to making cider  ::)

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #154 on: October 20, 2016, 09:36:18 AM »
krispykreme,
When you get the chance, please stop over at the Intro Thread and introduce yourself.

I didn't have a garden this year, just a couple of plants in pots.  My jalapeno plant pumped out a ton of peppers over the past couple of weeks.  I harvested about 50 peppers off that 1 plant late last week and turned them into poppers over the weekend.  I freeze them to grill up all the rest of the year.

A good thing about end of year harvest of jalapeno peppers is you aren't screwing your later harvest by letting the peppers ripen on the plant.  I much prefer red jalapeno peppers, but I've found that it hurts my production for the rest of the summer if I allow them to ripen on the plant.  I guess the plant "knows" that it reproduced, so there's no rush to put out as many peppers later in the year.  Late in the season, there is no "later in the year"

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #155 on: November 01, 2016, 08:09:05 PM »
tomatoes, peppers and today olives (mostly at me freinds, my tree is young and I had maybe 8 olives, she has 100 young trees)

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #156 on: November 02, 2016, 10:36:55 AM »
Peppers. Dwindling down to cayenne's and habanaro's, which we are drying, and the last will be given away. We have enough now for, ummmm, several years.  :excited: , which was the plan.  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #157 on: November 02, 2016, 05:39:20 PM »
Black walnuts. Cracked open a couple and they were perfect.  Got a bucket full a week ago and dehulled (or is it dehusked?) them.

This was my first time harvesting them even though they've been on my dad's lot for at least 3 decades.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #158 on: November 02, 2016, 06:33:56 PM »
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Hulled.

Husked, is husking corn

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #159 on: November 04, 2016, 07:36:54 PM »
sweet potatoes, japanese purple ones. I felt like garbage today, and am much better right before dark ! So, I wemt out with a shovel very breifly to see how the sweet potato bed is doing. Success !! But, i need tips before I take the rest, and I may wait another few weeks. I have about 1 pound right now. So, tips needed are : they seem to break off realy easily when harvesting;  I have never eaten japanses purple sweet potatoes, so ideas would be good; when I pull the bed, I will have many, many pounds and they will need a set up to be cured before storage, maybe in the bathroom, with an electric space heater and run the shower to steam the room once or twice a day ?

Ok, did a search of the site here, and found it in an old thread about root cellaring and keeping foods "Freshly harvested sweet potatoes should be cured in a warm, damp
place?aim for 80-85?F and 90% humidity?to toughen their skins and
encourage healing of small scratches. We cure our sweets in crates near the
wood cookstove, with a damp newspaper spread over the top of each crate.
Then, after seven to to days of curing, we wrap the potatoes individually
in newspaper, sort them for size, pack them in cartons and keep them in a
cool room."
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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #160 on: July 15, 2017, 03:40:58 PM »
Tomatoes, banana peppers, okra, green beans

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #161 on: August 31, 2017, 06:13:40 PM »
Hazelnuts. My first harvest of them. I have a half sheet pan of hazelnuts drying on the kitchen table. It's a small harvest but... I'm a nut grower. That's something you don't often hear in my parts.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #162 on: August 31, 2017, 07:56:53 PM »
Potatoes, green beans

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #163 on: September 02, 2017, 12:42:52 PM »
A lot of muscat grapes, 3 overfilling large, metal bowls, probably about a 5 gallon pail, or more. I am now off to rest and get supplies

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #164 on: September 02, 2017, 01:05:12 PM »
Okra, tomatoes.
Probably going to cut the okra plants down when done pickin.

Getting close on getting what we wanted to can done. Almost 380 quarts/pints this year, not counting any jelly

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #165 on: September 05, 2017, 11:53:22 AM »
A lot of muscat grapes, 3 overfilling large, metal bowls, probably about a 5 gallon pail, or more. I am now off to rest and get supplies

I'm envious. My grapes struggled all year. I am, however, getting a bumper crop of ground cherries that my wife and daughter are enjoying. I also am getting more tomatoes than I can keep up with. I planted San Marzanos for the first time and holy cow am I enjoying them.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #166 on: September 05, 2017, 01:37:33 PM »
elder berries, made jelly with them..

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #167 on: September 05, 2017, 01:47:43 PM »
  I got a bushel of asparagus beans ...like a green bean except 2 to 3 feet long. The hand tossed garden produces again.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #168 on: September 05, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »
Some tomatoes. They are  winding down.
No beans, pulled the plants the last pickin.
No okra. Going to cut them down.
Some ear corn.
Couple cantaloupes
No peppers. Also pulled those plants.

Garden is winding down.
Will feed all ripe maters to the pigs, except a few to slice and eat. No more to can.
Will have some more ear corn.
Taters to dig.
Cantaloupe to eat and freeze some for cantaloupe jam.

About out of jars anyways. Down to 17 dozen mostly new, unopened.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #169 on: September 05, 2017, 10:24:40 PM »
I had to go to town and got too tired, but I have tomatoes ready that need to be picked, this would be the start of my tomato harvest window.

I did pick some apples, and they are also ready now, alot of them ! I picked one large basket of them, it is hard work.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #170 on: September 06, 2017, 07:13:07 AM »
Lettuce. If some of you down south can believe it it's been cool enough, rainy enough, and overcast enough I still get some greens in. New for me as well.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #171 on: September 06, 2017, 09:56:12 AM »
Cantaloupe

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #172 on: September 09, 2017, 01:50:04 PM »
Tomatoes (many types) and basil. Tonight we will eat Caprese salad with home baked Kalamata olive bread. One of my favorite simple meals.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #173 on: September 10, 2017, 03:22:17 PM »
Cantaloupe.


Carry on  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #174 on: September 10, 2017, 05:27:49 PM »
More jelly? Told wife next time cantaloupes are cheap here stand back I'm making jelly.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #175 on: September 10, 2017, 06:01:00 PM »
More jelly? Told wife next time cantaloupes are cheap here stand back I'm making jelly.

Yes, jam.

Kewl on you making it. Awesome stuff

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #176 on: September 10, 2017, 06:27:09 PM »
4 half gallon jars of sour kraut 4 half gallon jars of kimchi.  Watermellon, cucumbers (bought peppers and put up as relish), grapes (made jelly), tomatoes.
 
That was today and yesterday.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #177 on: September 11, 2017, 08:56:16 AM »
Found a huge who-dunit pumpkin over behind the pig pen, covered by brush and pig weed. Guess that's our garden bonus.  :rofl: :clap:

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #178 on: September 19, 2017, 12:44:57 PM »
Apples, groundcherries, tomatoes.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #179 on: September 19, 2017, 12:51:56 PM »
Squat!
Not a single tomato or pepper.
Tried something new, and I'll never do that again.