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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #390 on: July 28, 2020, 08:28:13 AM »
;D ;D ;D

Is your climate good for elderberry's?


Well, supposedly it even can be found growing wild around here... (TN), but my plants have not thrived this year. I ordered cuttings and planted them - three different varieties and three of each. I checked and I have four still living, but only just :)

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #391 on: July 28, 2020, 08:54:14 AM »
They are a little fussy I've noticed. We transplant from our cuttings.
2 years ago we put in several 35' rows in a unused/poor part of the garden.
Some are 4' and heading out. Others are barely hanging on, the cutting still there, with a few leaves that came up from the roots.
And probably lost around half of them.
Ours are all wild that are on the property. At least 2 different species I've noticed.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #392 on: July 28, 2020, 09:31:38 PM »
I'll keep trying... I'm sure eventually I'll figure it out. I may need to try a different spot and do something to assure more regular water and do some soil amendment.

I've harvested most of the onions and they are drying now in the garage... also picked two of the butternut squash... several more still on the vines. The carrots are doing well, so I pulled about 1/3 of them so far.

Lots of tomatoes and squash every day :)

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #393 on: July 28, 2020, 10:01:23 PM »
Ancho's, green beans, okra, and double the tomatoes today. 5? #'s maybe.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #394 on: July 29, 2020, 07:53:06 PM »
Cucamelons, ground cherries, zucchino rampicante, green beans, yellow beans, purple beans, eggplant, cherry tomatoes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #395 on: July 30, 2020, 04:54:15 PM »
Decided to harvest potatoes, as we've let the field to grow a lot of weeds that pretty much killed the potatoe plants, anyway. 3 lines of potatoes, each about 10-12m, provided one wheelbarrow of potatoes. Could be better, could be worse I guess. Potatoes in our experimental hay-covered field are still in place.
Also harvested a big zucchini and a bunch of onions. Plus a handful of red currant from the new bush I planted earlier this year.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #396 on: July 30, 2020, 06:38:37 PM »

2 more bags of elderberry's
Okra
3-4 pints of green beans (beans are being lazy)
Tomatoes, probably 10#'s

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #397 on: August 02, 2020, 07:19:00 PM »
Couple gallon of green beans.
Blue lakes are finally kickin in.
Kentucky Wonder's have been producing well, but I think I still prefer the Blue Lake's, as the beans fill out round like.
The Kentucky Wonder's, most are staying flat with not much bean inside.
If you let them grow and fill out, then they are huge, and tough.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #398 on: August 03, 2020, 03:15:41 PM »
15# tomatoes
Okra

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #399 on: August 05, 2020, 07:05:48 AM »

Elderberry's
Enough green beans to finish a canner load.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #400 on: August 05, 2020, 09:00:53 AM »
dehydrator's working on tomatoes... not quite enough for a canner, so dehydrating works well.

Still getting lots of summer squash and a fair number of tomatoes... also cutting herbs for drying.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #401 on: August 05, 2020, 05:45:24 PM »

Green beans
Okra
Ancho peppers
Bell peppers

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #402 on: August 06, 2020, 04:06:08 PM »
Tomatoes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #403 on: August 10, 2020, 07:20:36 AM »
Yesterday

Okra. Need to start pickling them. Way to many of them for using in stew now. All four rows have kicked in and are 5' tall.

Cantaloupe

One of Pride of Wisconsin, the ones we've saved seeds and grown for several years. Hard to get started, but produce well. Had that one for supper.  ;D
One Hearts of Gold, a new one for us. Not quite ripe but the stem was loosening. Have to pick a tad early here, as the raccoons will have them when they ripen.
Bigger melon than the other. Lots of melons on the vines.

Elderberry's, another full plastic sack full.

Walnuts. Started picking them up, as they've been falling for a couple of weeks now. Hulling doesn't begin until October the first.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #404 on: August 10, 2020, 07:24:41 AM »
I made pickled okra a long time ago. Wife didn't like it. Tasted just like commercial pickled okra which she likes.  ???

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #405 on: August 10, 2020, 07:42:47 AM »
I've made 5-6 different recipes. Liked all except for 1, which was way to vinegary.

Need to look up the Talk-O-Texas copy cat recipe again and try it. Theirs is about the best tasting for me.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #406 on: August 10, 2020, 12:15:11 PM »
Not sure but I think that is the one we buy occasionally and the one the okra I made tasted like. The mild version. I am still have the recipe, I'll look.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #407 on: August 10, 2020, 12:43:10 PM »
Steve check your email. Not sure but it's the only recipe I have printed nothing saved on this machine.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #408 on: August 10, 2020, 02:24:43 PM »
Got it. Thanks!

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #409 on: August 10, 2020, 07:20:30 PM »
20#'s tomatoes

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #410 on: Yesterday at 10:19:07 AM »
About 10# tomatoes
2 yellow squash
1 zucchini
5 orange bell peppers
2 cucumbers
8 or 10 okra pods

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #411 on: Yesterday at 10:43:33 AM »
I'm from Milwaukee and live outside Minneapolis so I don't have a southern bone in my body but holy crap you have to pry me away from fried okra. My wife loves the food of the American south and thats one that stuck with me.

I'm awash in tomatoes. As in lousy with tomatoes and giving them away to friends. Also doing a little head scratching as the zucchini is starting to flower.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #412 on: Yesterday at 11:08:30 AM »
Been a crazy year. I'm pulling onion bulbs that aren't much bigger than when I put them in.
Not a good year for peppers, except the ancho's are going wild.
I have bell plants that are 6" tall and flowering, while the same species next to it is 18" tall and already produced a crappy looking bell.

Cantaloupes are trying to cover the whole 31 acres.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #413 on: Yesterday at 05:23:59 PM »
Not a good year for peppers, except the ancho's are going wild.
I have bell plants that are 6" tall and flowering, while the same species next to it is 18" tall and already produced a crappy looking bell.
This is my best year for peppers.  I usually get little peppers that I have to get early or they start going bad on the plant.  This year I'm pulling peppers like you see in the supermarket off my plants.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #414 on: Yesterday at 06:05:58 PM »
Grapes and figs.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #415 on: Yesterday at 09:33:16 PM »
peppers (not too many, but any is better than none), carrots, squash and a few green beans.

@Freelancer: Very jealous of the figs and grapes...


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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #416 on: Yesterday at 09:39:35 PM »
@Freelancer: Very jealous of the figs and grapes...

They’re like weeds, so I can’t take much credit, but good eating if I can beat the critters to them.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #417 on: Yesterday at 09:54:13 PM »
Grapes and figs.

Yep, grapes here.  trying to decide what to do with them, glenora grapes.  wild plums falling off the trees.  Wild blackberries in peak production, but no time today to pick

ripe in garden are various summer squashs, chards, magenta spreen lambsquarters, green beans, the first couple tomatoes, and still just harvested some brocolli, I get some cucumbers but there are not enough to process, and wont be, just fresh eating not enough seeds germinated ( old seeds and seeds sold out everywhere last spring)

Last month staple crops harvested included 124 pounds of potatoes, garlic, and onions, over 100 onions, they did well new york early and newberg.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #418 on: Today at 07:01:32 AM »
Cantaloupes yesterday, which if I can keep the raccoons off of, are ready to cover us up.

1.......one........as in 1......grape. Not a bunch, just 1 grape. ???
Been babysitting this one grape plant we bought and planted by the compost pile about 4 years ago.

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Re: What Did You Harvest Today?
« Reply #419 on: Today at 09:34:04 AM »
Im realy tired and busy so made grape juice with that bunches of grapes.  Used the steam juicer.  I do not seem to get much juice with the steam juicer, but it is easy.  2 pints of grape juice water bath canned and 1 re-used bottle with the rubber seal, yes I found a place and bought 20 of the size 2 seals, so I will see how it does on the shelf.  Seems like there is alot of life in the pulp left in the basket, but it has stems and all, so I dont think I can run it thru a food mill.  Most likley will go to chickens, right now in the fridge.  I have some plum juice too.  I dont even drink juice or eat much fruit, have to keep the sugars down