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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:13 pm 
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today: got the last of the puny garlic. don't know why they sucked this year. more tomatoes, more japanese eggplants, and OMG my first ever cucumber! I've never grown cucumbers before successfully. voilá!

tired of the 104º heat now. the only reason the garden is growing is the soaker hoses hooked up to a timer (2x a day). ghetto drip system!

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:16 pm 
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by the way, I really love seeing everyone's harvest photos. it's so inspiring. it really gives me ideas for what to plant for fall.

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Same old, same old. Eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, basil. Can't wait til I have something more exciting to show. Like cantaloupe, pumpkin, watermelon. those take forever.

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I could never get tired of that haul! Jessica is in the lead.

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Here's today's haul. I picked another fat black beauty eggplant yesterday that's not pictured, because I needed it to make Lentil & Eggplant Chili Mole from AFR. YUM! These skinny eggplants are awesome in stir fries and crock pot recipes. I highly recommend them for newbie gardeners, as they're really prolific and beautiful to look at. Got the seeds from Botanical Interests.

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i picked a bunch of bibb lettuce from my garden, the amount of bugs that i found in the bowl after washing the lettuce traumatized me


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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
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Tomatoes have about had it. I need to cut them down and start transplants for the fall. I have big cantaloupes growing, and the strawberries came back from the dead. zombie strawberries coming in a month or so.

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I've kinda given up on my garden because I've decided to move, some of the herbs and greens are still doing pretty well. I'm thinking about moving in with a friend and they have a little outdoor space for gardening. I'm jealous jessica, beautiful veggies!

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Wow jessica you've really got a productive eggplant!

I have some more peas and some lettuce that are totally ready for harvest, but I have no time to deal with it! I hate when this happens. :-(

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This isn't a race, Jessica!

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I pulled out two burbank tomato plants that were overgrown and kind of scary. Growing inside the tomato plant was this 10" long x 4" thick (that's what she said) cucumber, which looks like a small watermelon. What was really sad was the amount of rotten red tomatoes at the bottom of the plants, which were obscured by the overgrowth. Please prune and trellis your plants! These bell peppers came off the plants when I tried to detangle the tomato vines from the pepper plants. Tomato plants are the bane of my existence. I found some big fat cantaloupes that are almost ready to harvest. Can't wait!

Also, just a note - I have 6 Japanese eggplants and 4 Black Beauty eggplants growing, which is why I have a shitload of eggplants. The cucumbers are coming from one plant, the zucchini from two plants, the tomatoes from 12 plants. In retrospect, the amount of tomatoes that I get versus the amount of space they take up, I could get a lot more food with eggplants and peppers and zucchini. I'd rather trade excess of these fruits with someone who's a passionate tomato grower.

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You should try growing grafted tomatoes next year. I hear that the amount of tomatoes per one plant is a lot more. So, they take up less space.

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livi ate the world's tiniest strawberry that we grew and I got a teeny bit of basil . . . pathetic.

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These sweet peas are actually more lavender than blue. This is also the second huge handful of them in about two weeks. I'm using them at my floral shop. :)
I picked giant stems off my epazote because that thing is getting HUGE! I can't really just let it grow willy nilly anymore. So, since I can't possibly use this much epazote, I'm also going to use these in floral arrangements as greenery. :D

P.S. the sweet peas smell stronger than any I have ever smelled!

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They're so pretty! Still jealous of all your eggplants jessica, all I can think is mmmm eggplant bacon!

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
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Jessica, yay!

Mars, I love those flowers! I'm just itching to get back to gardening, but I really need to get the rest of my house unpacked first.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
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YESSSS CANTALOUPE!!! Also, I found a little dino kale leaf that didn't have bugs on it. I left my kale plants growing this year to see how massive they would get. The leaves get eaten to shreds by bugs, and I periodically snip them off. Kind of a fun experiment, and the bugs are more attracted to the kale than the other plants.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
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Jess, kale is easily decimated by cabbage loopers. Even though their name is specific, the loopers love any cruciferous veggie, true dat. If you're not a fan of the Bt or DE approach, you can cover your lovelies with a row cover so moths can't lay their eggs on the leaves.

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 Post subject: Re: Harvest time!
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Ok, had to harvest all the remaining cucumbers, due to something killing the plant. There were quite a few good looking cukes on there. While removing the cucumber vines, we accidentally stepped on the giant killer pumpkin vine. So we had to harvest the pumpkin. Pretty good size, but definitely not ripe. Oh well, I'll see if I can get it to last until Halloween.

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Sugar doesn't think the killer pumpkin is so scary after all.

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We had our first harvest! ONE STRAWBERRY!!! ugh.


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I keep harvesting tons of chard and dino kale. It will be a good month at the most before I get ripened tomatoes. The tomatillos are blooming everywhere, but not a single fruit. My potato foliage is already dying, which has me worried. I'm not supposed to harvest those until fall. I have one baby butternut squash making it in the passive hydro set up.

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Look at this strawberry I just picked!

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SO HUGE

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Wow that is a big strawberry!

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Woah Mars! That's a Cindy-Lou-Who sized strawberry!

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Bam!
(All harvested yesterday. Even the stuff in the vases, like the blue hyssop, which have since perked up and are looking really nice.)
For dinner I ate all those green beans and chard, and some of the scallions.

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