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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #90 on: June 20, 2016, 09:52:29 AM »
Dry them for herbal tea, good for cold and such. Can be also used as natural yeast for various homemade wines. Can be jared in sweet water for a couple days to make sort of bubbling soft drink, even very lightly alcoholic if you keep it fermenting long enough. Berries can be used for marmelades and for elderberry syrup, again great against cough, cold and flu.
Blossoms are best if picked half-flowering (we're on higher, colder ground, so we're just at it, it's likely already in full flowering in warmer regions). For fermenting, you want them rather fully flowering and with as much pollen as you can keep on them.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2016, 09:52:43 PM »
Ok thanks. Ours are putting on the small berries now, with the white flowers falling off.

We make jelly with the berries. I bought a steamer/juicer last year.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #92 on: June 21, 2016, 05:00:11 AM »
We made interesting marmelade when mixing them with black rowanberries.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #93 on: June 21, 2016, 04:40:09 PM »
My first 7.... yes 7 little blueberries
And a single Amish paste tomato

Ugh...... must expand and build a hoop house covered in netting to keep the furred and feathered snacks out..... permission from front office first

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #94 on: June 21, 2016, 04:47:30 PM »
Sweet taters ,butternut squash,cucumbers ,and long beans and a tomato fattened bunny rabbit all harvested from open land that I just toss some seed on and let nature tend to weeding and watering.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #95 on: June 21, 2016, 07:24:57 PM »
My first 7.... yes 7 little blueberries
And a single Amish paste tomato

Ugh...... must expand and build a hoop house covered in netting to keep the furred and feathered snacks out..... permission from front office first

Kewl. We put in 2 blueberry plants (expensive little things  :o) and put a homemade tomato cage around them. 5' tall cage and the deer managed to munch on them.  :'( So we staked the cages down good and wrapped poultry netting around the cages. That stopped the midnight snacking.


Picked radishes and tomatoes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #96 on: June 21, 2016, 08:10:23 PM »
The okra, cherry tomatoes, and cayenne peppers have really kicked into production now.  Getting enough for regular table use and some storage, mainly as pepper sauce.

Note to self: the okra and tomatoes will outgrow and overshadow the dollar weeds, but everything else needs more intensive tending.  Live and learn.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #97 on: June 22, 2016, 06:59:44 AM »
We picked our first crop of Gooseberries from the plants we planted last year - boy are they tart, but super high in Vit C and lots of other goodies!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2016, 09:51:09 PM »
Tomatoes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #99 on: June 23, 2016, 07:47:54 AM »
You guys make me remember how much of a frigid backwater I live in. My tomatoes are barely flowering. I am harvesting currants today though. I'm planning on using them in a mead.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #100 on: June 23, 2016, 11:13:10 AM »
Zukes are ramping up.  Picked 4 more this morning.  Broccoli heads getting cut this evening.  More peas.

Beans, tomatoes and cukes are starting to set.

My 1 year old blueberry 'bushes' had some ripening berries.  Birds are beating me to them as they ripen though...  I wasn't counting on anything this year anyway.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #101 on: June 24, 2016, 12:32:16 AM »
1 yellow tomato  ;D
Handful of beans
Handful of peas.
Handful of radishes.

All (cept the mater) was in tonights supper salad.  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #102 on: June 27, 2016, 03:41:30 PM »
Pounds of currants and my first raspberry. I do love raspberry season.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #103 on: June 27, 2016, 03:43:40 PM »
Onions

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #104 on: June 27, 2016, 09:26:57 PM »
1 larger, wrinkled up tomato  ;D
Beans
Peas (about gone for this season)
2 small red taters that kinda popped outa their hidy hole, so I snatched em. About golf ball size.
Radishes, the ones that got outa hand. Huge......going to slice and dry them. Never done that with radishes before. So.... :-\
1 beet. It too just kinda popped out. Wife said *sure that's a beet?*
Sliced the bottom end off....ayup...tastes like dirt to me. It's a beet..... ;D <-----future piggie food.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #105 on: June 29, 2016, 09:50:42 PM »
Tomatoes
Green beans
Peas
Beets
Eggs
Okra
Blackberrys
Radishes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #106 on: June 29, 2016, 10:18:23 PM »
A few green beans.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2016, 11:01:37 AM »
Couple strawberries....cherries are getting ripe soon.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2016, 12:05:30 PM »
Long beans (asparagus beans),butternut squash,potatoes,sweet potatoes,tomatoes,a couple of scrawny cantaloupes...all from my broadcast,no care,gorilla garden that I tossed seed onto 'open land' that any who see the garden can harvest from...peanuts did poorly but the pepper plants are soon to produce . I don't weed,water,or dig for this garden,it it would harvest itself ,it would be perfect.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2016, 12:13:44 PM »
What kind of peanuts are you growing Carl? I tried them once in Canada in a planter box and they are really neat. I need to try that again one day.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #110 on: July 01, 2016, 12:28:14 PM »
What kind of peanuts are you growing Carl? I tried them once in Canada in a planter box and they are really neat. I need to try that again one day.

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I just picked and dried a plant from San Antonio on a family farm...I am pretty sure that they are called SPANISH PEANUTS ,they are a smaller variety ,though very tasty ...they grow best in a sandy soil and produce two nuts per shell normally but 4 to 5 nuts per shell when water is good. These I had to dig and plant and I am still sure squirrels got some,but that's OK as they leave alone the tomatoes as I also planted (buy throwing) a bunch of sunflowers and critters really go for them.From the access road,the garden just looks like an unkempt lot as a lot of blackberries are in the way...I cut a path at an angle to help keep my secret secure on the unfenced land that appears to have no owner.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #111 on: July 01, 2016, 12:52:08 PM »
Hm, peanuts! Never thought about planting those...but if they grew in Canada, why not here. Guess I can try next year, if I find any source of them.
Looks like cherries will be rich this year. One big branch on a very old cherry veteran tree has broken from the weight. I wanted to cut it clean, but sometime within the couple days it took me to get there with a saw, a bird has decided the crack is a perfect spot for a new nest, so I left him alone and will cut the branch off after the nesting season. The cherries on the hanging broken piece seem to rippen too, so perhaps I'll be able to harvest them along with the rest of the tree. Perhaps if we can't process them in other means quickly enough, I can always take them to the still and have couple bottles for the alcohol prepping stash. Not sure about plums this year, so maybe no slivovice this time.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #112 on: July 01, 2016, 11:15:08 PM »
4 gallon blackberrys
hot peppers
1 bell pepper
tomatoes ( didn't survive the trip to the house  ;D)
1 okra
eggs


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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2016, 11:23:35 PM »
First tomatoes of the season in my part of New Jersey. Pre July 4th is pretty good I think.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #114 on: July 03, 2016, 04:40:25 AM »
Harvested raisins yesterday as it has been so hot and dry for the last few weeks.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #115 on: July 03, 2016, 09:17:41 AM »
2" rain yesterday, so no picking in the garden. And it'll be a couple days to dry out some, or.......tie a board to my arse and dive in........
Mud gardening anyone?  ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #116 on: July 03, 2016, 11:17:46 AM »
Butternut squash,thin skin potatoes,sweet potatoes,and figs all from the toss and grow garden...plums soon and grapefruit are looking good.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #117 on: July 04, 2016, 03:16:31 PM »
Kale, radishes, and onions.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #118 on: July 04, 2016, 08:43:33 PM »
Couple Abe Lincolns  ;D


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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #119 on: July 05, 2016, 10:15:48 AM »
This past weekend my 10 year old daughter introduced our Bernese Mountain Dog to raspberries.  The dog really likes them, which was cute at first.
The following day I caught the dog eating berries off my raspberry bush.  Today there's not a berry left.

At least she's getting some fiber, but I'm bummed...