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Post  efirvin on 8/9/2012, 2:45 pm

Got back from 17 days of camping and the garden was growing well. Sure helps to have that drip system in.
My zucchini, yellow squash and acorn all had blooms but not much fruit. So out came the Anise Oil to attract the bees! Don't remember when I learned it from but it works. Just place a small cup filled with water and add a few drops of anise oil and place the cups around your flowering plants. I use the tops off of my liquid laundry detergent and they work well.

And why aren't my green beans putting out beans? The plants are 6ft tall but aren't producing. I did add some phosphate fertilizer just to the beans in hopes of getting something. We will see.

Dug up 3 squares of potatoes and got a nice amount! Will dig up the remaining 9 squares as we need them. I think the potatoes will be ok to leave them in the MM. Thats ok right?

Have eaten 2 ripe Early Goliath tomatoes and they were great. Also picked some green ones and made fried green tomatoes. Husband liked those too.
Lettuces are about done. Peas has mostly dried up. I will have to remember to plant them in a more shady spot next time.
Will plant more spinach this week end and maybe more beets.

Hope all is well and eating yummy garden product!

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Post  hruten on 8/9/2012, 4:27 pm

I agree with you on the pole beans. I have teeny beans on my 6 ft vines, but nothing seems to be maturing. I've got everything powdered for blight, so maybe I'm just fighting disease. OH well, there's always next year right? Shocked
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Post  camprn on 8/9/2012, 4:45 pm

Patience people! A gardeners friend. What a Face
Maybe it's just that kind of year. My beans are being slow as well.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/9/2012, 4:50 pm

One of my zucchini is PM history. The other one is still producing but so slowly. I think it's too busy fighting PM to put much energy into fruit. Got nada on my spag squash, watermelon & cantaloupe except female flowers.

BUT...the beans are doing great if 10 - 15 a day is considered great. I have 5 bush beans altogether and 2 of them are constantly loaded. The other 3 were planted later and I hope will be producing soon.

The 6 pole beans planted behind the bush beans are producing all over the place. They ran out of trellis up top and are now climbing all over each other in a big tangly ball up there, with beans sticking out all around it. But I have to say that they didn't produce until they were close to the top of the trellis.

So there's hope yet for your beans, efirvin.

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Post  southern gardener on 8/9/2012, 6:22 pm

I don't know why you're not getting beans. that's the one thing we do seem to be getting. I planted it in with the corn, it outgrew the corn, reached over the tops and is latching on to anything in sight! It's actually pulling my corn over!! Getting a fair amount of beans too!
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Post  camprn on 8/9/2012, 7:14 pm

Efirvin, have your beans started blooming yet? :scratch:

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Post  floyd1440 on 8/9/2012, 7:52 pm

hruten wrote:I agree with you on the pole beans. I have teeny beans on my 6 ft vines, but nothing seems to be maturing. I've got everything powdered for blight, so maybe I'm just fighting disease. OH well, there's always next year right? Shocked

I had never grow poles before and they reached the top of my trellis with just a few beans but in less than two weeks I have more than I can keep up with.

Give them a few more weeks and you may be pleasantly suprised...
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Post  landarch on 8/9/2012, 8:17 pm

my early Contender bush beans did great, however the Blue Lake bush beans were a bit later and the bean pods fry in the heat before maturing (only an inch long). Pole beans are over 6' tall with only a single bloom. Maybe the cooler weather will get them going.
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Post  cheyannarach on 8/10/2012, 12:39 am

My pole beans are the last hope I have left, the deer ate my bush beans to nubs. But I am worried because they are only 12 inches tall, I waited to plant them when the corn was 4 inches tall and I think the corn is taking over...
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Post  efirvin on 8/10/2012, 4:13 pm

camprn wrote:Efirvin, have your beans started blooming yet? :scratch:

No they haven't bloomed any at all yet. And they are well over 6ft tall. Maybe they will all come in at once. I hope to make dill pickled green beans this year (so the husband will eat another type veggie!)
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Post  efirvin on 8/10/2012, 4:15 pm

floyd1440 wrote:
hruten wrote:I agree with you on the pole beans. I have teeny beans on my 6 ft vines, but nothing seems to be maturing. I've got everything powdered for blight, so maybe I'm just fighting disease. OH well, there's always next year right? Shocked

I had never grow poles before and they reached the top of my trellis with just a few beans but in less than two weeks I have more than I can keep up with.

Give them a few more weeks and you may be pleasantly suprised...

Thats good to know Floyd. Thanks!
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Post  cheyannarach on 8/10/2012, 6:57 pm

efirvin wrote:
camprn wrote:Efirvin, have your beans started blooming yet? :scratch:

No they haven't bloomed any at all yet. And they are well over 6ft tall. Maybe they will all come in at once. I hope to make dill pickled green beans this year (so the husband will eat another type veggie!)

Do you care to share a recipe drooling
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Post  camprn on 8/10/2012, 9:19 pm

efirvin wrote:
camprn wrote:Efirvin, have your beans started blooming yet? :scratch:

No they haven't bloomed any at all yet. And they are well over 6ft tall. Maybe they will all come in at once. I hope to make dill pickled green beans this year (so the husband will eat another type veggie!)
OK then, no worries. no beans because of no blooms is normal. When did you plant them? And what kind are they.

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Post  camprn on 8/10/2012, 9:20 pm

cheyannarach wrote:
efirvin wrote:
camprn wrote:Efirvin, have your beans started blooming yet? :scratch:

No they haven't bloomed any at all yet. And they are well over 6ft tall. Maybe they will all come in at once. I hope to make dill pickled green beans this year (so the husband will eat another type veggie!)

Do you care to share a recipe drooling
I have a simple recipe for spicy dilly beans if you would like me to share it.

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Post  floyd1440 on 8/10/2012, 10:09 pm

@cmprn

I have a simple recipe for spicy dilly beans if you would like me to share it.

If you would not mind would you share it to me??
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Post  camprn on 8/10/2012, 10:38 pm

floyd1440 wrote:@cmprn

I have a simple recipe for spicy dilly beans if you would like me to share it.

If you would not mind would you share it to me??
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Spicy Dilly Beans
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Yield 4 pints

2 # green beans
2 tsp cayenne
4 cloves garlic
4 heads dill
2.5 C H2O
1/4 C salt
2.5 C vinegar

tightly pack beans lengthwise into sterilized jars. To each jar add 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1 clove garlic sliced and 1 head of dill.
In a saucepan, combine water, salt and vinegar. Heat to a boil then pour over the beans to within 1/2 inch from the top of the jars. Complete seals and process BWB 10 minutes.

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Post  walshevak on 8/10/2012, 10:41 pm

Can 1 cayenne pepper per jar be added instead of the ground pepper?
My son has a bumper crop of cayenne peppers.
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Post  camprn on 8/10/2012, 10:48 pm

walshevak wrote:Can 1 cayenne pepper per jar be added instead of the ground pepper?
My son has a bumper crop of cayenne peppers.
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Sure, i don't see why not, since they are going to be pickles. the pepper should probably be cut, but I don't know that you would want to put an entire pepper in a pint, unless you like 'em really, really spicy.

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Post  floyd1440 on 8/11/2012, 7:09 am

@camprn......

Thanks for the recipe for the spicy beans. Do you have to blanch the beans first or just cut them up and put them in jars?
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Post  camprn on 8/11/2012, 9:33 am

You want raw beans, washed and full length, cut them if they are too long. Pack the beans as tight a you can.

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Post  efirvin on 8/11/2012, 3:45 pm

camprn wrote:I have a simple recipe for spicy dilly beans if you would like me to share it.

I would love your recipe too camprn! I haven't made any before but I have an old Heinz vinegar recipe book that have a bunch of recipes in it and for dilly green beans too.
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Post  efirvin on 8/11/2012, 3:54 pm

[quote="camprn"] OK then, no worries. no beans because of no blooms is normal. When did you plant them? And what kind are they.[/]

I planted them 5/12 and kept them under plastic covers for a month but they still seemed to be slow to start.

They are Blue Lake heirloom pole beans and it says 60 to harvest.
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Post  Pepper on 8/11/2012, 5:24 pm

camprn thanks for the recipe
what does a head of dill translate into dill seed
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Post  camprn on 8/11/2012, 6:59 pm

Pepper wrote:camprn thanks for the recipe
what does a head of dill translate into dill seed
Not sure, but if you can get it at a local farm stand or the farmer's market fresh that's ideal. Maybe Rowena knows how much dried seed. Or you can look at other recipes to get an idea.

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