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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #210 on: July 24, 2018, 05:35:43 PM »
Onions, few tomatoes. Tomatoes are diminishing, quit flowering. Won't be long I'll be pulling the cages. I cut back to 53 plants, half of what I normally plant. Now I wish I hadn't done that.
We'll be short on salsa, stew, etc more-n-likely.

May hit the amish produce sales later on and *if* theres some tomato bargains, we may get them.
Last year our distant neighbor bought there. Cases of tomatoes were bringing a dollar a case.  ??? But it was a bumper year

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #211 on: July 26, 2018, 12:55:34 PM »
Squash, tomato, zukes, carrots, squash, beans, zukes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, zukes...  did I mention squash and zukes?  We're getting a few of them.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #212 on: July 26, 2018, 01:02:43 PM »
Spent last night making pizzas with the fam from home grown tomato and basil. We really like the simplicity of a good dough, fresh sliced tomato, some whole milk mozz, and fresh basil as it exits the oven.

Other than that I'm awash in squash and ground cherries.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #213 on: July 26, 2018, 04:51:04 PM »
Groundcherries huh, had to look that up. Papery hush, I wonder if they are kin to tomatillos?

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #214 on: July 26, 2018, 05:31:57 PM »
Groundcherries huh, had to look that up. Papery hush, I wonder if they are kin to tomatillos?

Some call the "husk tomatoes". They are very much like a tomatillo but with a sweeter, more fruit-like flavor. My wife LOVES them. Not the easiest to start (they seem to wilt easily) but once running I get about a pint per day from 5 plants. I don't know about cooking with them, we only eat them fresh. FWIW my 3 year old loves them too.

It's one of those weird plants popular up here because it's a "fruit" thatt matures very rapidly. Like I said, once you get them established they're very hardy and even one plant would produce quite a few. I think they're all heirloom so you could save seeds but the seeds are so little I have never tried. All in all worth considering for next year if you've never tried one. I've never seen one in a store.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #215 on: July 26, 2018, 07:49:24 PM »
We have chard, kale, magenta spreen lambsquarters, some other nutritious summer weed, and BASIL, yep I made pesto the other day ! Finally a summer crop is ripe. 

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #216 on: July 28, 2018, 09:35:07 AM »
Squash, tomato, zukes, carrots, squash, beans, zukes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, zukes...  did I mention squash and zukes?  We're getting a few of them.

Did you plant any squash and zukes??   ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #217 on: July 28, 2018, 09:37:26 AM »
Pickin elderberry heads today. Bag and freeze till we get enough to run them through the steamer.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #218 on: July 29, 2018, 06:18:12 PM »
More elderberrys today. Yea their gonna be ongoing for a while yet.  ;D
Tomatoes, okra, peppers.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #219 on: August 01, 2018, 02:51:34 PM »
Elderberry's
Tomatoes
1 onion........found it in the row I dug up last week.  ::)  ;D ;D

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #220 on: August 02, 2018, 05:34:56 PM »
Picked some apples today... the birds are destroying a lot, so figured I'd better get what I can. Also picked a few pears... they will ripen on the kitchen counter.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #221 on: August 02, 2018, 06:18:28 PM »
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #222 on: August 02, 2018, 06:24:44 PM »
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

  While I think you would know if someone had used the corn you have before you....go wash your hands :)

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #223 on: August 02, 2018, 06:25:57 PM »
 :rofl:

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #224 on: August 03, 2018, 04:56:14 PM »
Another 2-1/2 gal bucket of elderberrys

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #225 on: August 03, 2018, 05:12:05 PM »
Sounds prolific, no wine bottles on them bushes?  :eyebrow:

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #226 on: August 04, 2018, 12:52:11 AM »
Tomatoes.
Ear corn, too far past eating. Darn. Guess I'll let it dry then grind into corn flour.
New seed to me. Bloody Butcher. Anyone use it before?

That one is not for fresh eating, it is a dent corn.  Dent corn is what standard cornmeal is made from. SO, yes, leave it on the stalk until they dry down.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #227 on: August 04, 2018, 12:55:16 AM »
Picked 2 large heads of brocolli, and as that is too much for me to use up quickly, I need to freeze some. I ate a couple grapes, not quite, but I did not net and some critter was on the deck trellis eating grapes tonight. 

Late garden is growing well, there will be proper summer crops this fall.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #228 on: August 05, 2018, 09:09:40 AM »
That one is not for fresh eating, it is a dent corn.  Dent corn is what standard cornmeal is made from. SO, yes, leave it on the stalk until they dry down.

Yes. Correct. I thought I'd planted sweet, but after lookin at my notes, I'd planted that variety to make cornmeal.  :facepalm:

So, no sweet corn for us this year, unless we buy it.

Yesterdays harvest.
Onions
Taters
Elderberry's
Peppers

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #229 on: August 05, 2018, 06:36:02 PM »
Elderberry's
Jalapeno's

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #230 on: August 06, 2018, 02:39:42 AM »
Yes. Correct. I thought I'd planted sweet, but after lookin at my notes, I'd planted that variety to make cornmeal.  :facepalm:

So, no sweet corn for us this year, unless we buy it.


Kroger has been advertising Olathe sweet corn this past week 6/$1. They do it every year. I don't see nothing special about that variety. Comes from Olathe, CO not Olathe, KS.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #231 on: August 06, 2018, 09:33:21 AM »
Thats a great price. All ear corn here is usually .33 per ear

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #232 on: August 06, 2018, 09:54:50 AM »
Got some this morning and more of that $0.99 sugar. Yeah that is a good price, they do it for one week when the corn comes in. After that it can go up to 50 cents an ear.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #233 on: August 06, 2018, 10:05:26 AM »
.99 sugar.  :) Thats .25 per pound. I haven't seen those prices for 2-3 years.
Even in 50# bags here, it's over .50 per pound.
Course yer closer to the source down there, all those fields and sugar plants there in east texas and LA.
We picked up a lot of sugar there in Gramercy, LA. Cargill plant

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #234 on: August 06, 2018, 11:34:57 AM »
  Price tied for making MASH for moonshine. In Texas the watermelon and sugar are most often tied for MELON-SHINE.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #235 on: August 06, 2018, 03:47:28 PM »
.99 sugar.  :) Thats .25 per pound. I haven't seen those prices for 2-3 years.
Even in 50# bags here, it's over .50 per pound.
Course yer closer to the source down there, all those fields and sugar plants there in east texas and LA.
We picked up a lot of sugar there in Gramercy, LA. Cargill plant
I don't know about closer to the source. The Imperial plant at Sugarland was closed maybe 10 years ago. The prices are coming from I think Kroger offering a store/off brand name sugar. Last year it was PSST brand, they had several items on that brand. This year is seems to be Smidge and Spoon. It will probably go to $1.49 Wedensday.
  Price tied for making MASH for moonshine. In Texas the watermelon and sugar are most often tied for MELON-SHINE.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #236 on: August 07, 2018, 10:27:39 AM »
Yes. Correct. I thought I'd planted sweet, but after lookin at my notes, I'd planted that variety to make cornmeal.  :facepalm:

So, no sweet corn for us this year, unless we buy it.

Yesterdays harvest.
Onions
Taters
Elderberry's
Peppers

I almost never plant sweet corn, it is too easy to buy at the store or farmers market. I usually grow dried corn, usually a flour corn, which grinds up much finer and lighter than dent corn.  It is impossible to buy flour corn whole kernel or ground into flour. All that they sell is corn flour from dent corn.  So, since I worry about cross pollination and seed saving with corn, I usually just grow the flour corn.  This year, my dd wanted to grow sweet corn ( and sorghum) so, we have a bed of sweet corn and a bed of sorghum.  NO flour corn this year for us.

Flour ground from cherokee white flour corn is so light I can bake certain cakes out of it for the multitude of food fadists out here ( no gluten...) http://www.southernexposure.com/cherokee-white-flour-original-flour-corn-42-g-p-1316.html   and other places sell the seed

this link has a good, short description of the flour itself and uses  http://www.mosbys.org/store/p1/Cherokee_White_Flour_Corn.html

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #237 on: August 07, 2018, 07:20:05 PM »
Thanks MM. I'll look those links over.


Today, elderberrys and peppers.....again.  ;D
Oh. Walnuts. Falling early due to dry conditions I think.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #238 on: August 24, 2018, 08:31:42 AM »
The last few days
Potatoes
Peppers
Onions
Corn
Elberberrys

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #239 on: August 24, 2018, 08:32:50 PM »
  A friend pulled a few butternut squash from the hand tossed garden and that was a surprise.