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Firsts in East TN -- for me at least

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Post  ETNRedClay on 5/25/2013, 10:08 pm

Today I found my first squash blossom (crookneck) and the first baby cucumber (straight eight) and the first tomatillo.... wrapper? What do you call the papery part that goes around the fruit-to-be?

Anyway THRILLED. My lettuces are starting to be very strong so I'm eating big salads while I can. My strawberries are going nuts. My potato tower needs to be raised at least another board higher. And my blue lake bush beans have little white flowers (?) on them.

Remember that 80's song, I'm so excited! Well, hum along now, I'm so excited! I just can't hide it!
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Post  boffer on 5/25/2013, 10:28 pm

chicken dance <~~~~~ I'm so excited for you! rofl


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Post  sanderson on 5/26/2013, 2:40 am

It's neat to be of retirement age and know what people mean. I'm so excited for you!! I had to chuckle at the dancing chicken (?)
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/26/2013, 3:53 pm

ETNRedClay wrote:

Remember that 80's song, I'm so excited! Well, hum along now, I'm so excited! I just can't hide it!

I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! Like it!
rahrah

You're so lucky to have all that already. I need to move.

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Post  ETNRedClay on 5/28/2013, 4:30 am

AND... a little bitty tomato hiding under a leaf.

Very dissapoiting white icicle radishes did NOTHING for weeks, and today when I checked, holy moly, they were standing above the ground 2 inches and when i pulled them -- I had to pull them -- they were 4 inches under ground. WOW! Taste good, too. I'm replanting!

My first squash blossom was joined by a dozen others overnight.

And my first cuke has a dozen or more neighbors.

My peppers are covered in tee-tiny blossoms, all varieties.

Note to self: Memorial Day thiings are happenin' in the veggie garden!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/28/2013, 7:23 am

Sounds like things are going great in your garden

Ps. We love garden progress pictures Very Happy

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Ok Rooster...

Post  ETNRedClay on 5/28/2013, 12:00 pm

RoOsTeR wrote:Ps. We love garden progress pictures Very Happy

Posted a bunch under East Tennessee SFG pics, but these are the pics of my FIRSTS...


White Icicle Radishes...

And the whole crop on my kneeler, which is one of those foam boogie boards -- so really BIG


And first squash blossom...


First Tomatillo


First Cuke

First Tmato
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Post  ETNRedClay on 5/31/2013, 6:37 pm

I can't believe the size of this eggplant next to the size of the plant itself...


My first itty bitty sweet banana


Crookneck bloosoms become squash


And my first beans -- use a magnifying glass, you can see them!


My first japanese eggplant flower -- gorgeous


NO WAIT, there's a tee-tiny purple eggplant, it's fuzzy, but it's there!
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Post  ETNRedClay on 5/31/2013, 7:17 pm

ETNRedClay wrote:Crookneck bloosoms become squash


And wow, check out the Daddy Longlegs at the bottom of the squash fruit. Just noticed. Spiders are a sign of a healthy garden, right?
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OK, yoos guys, I'm the newbie

Post  ETNRedClay on 6/2/2013, 11:48 pm

ETNRedClay wrote:I can't believe the size of this eggplant next to the size of the plant itself...


I got to looking at this EGGPLANT today and realized its leaves looked just like the PEPPER plants and NOT like the eggplant plants. I looked closer, checked the label BLACK BEAUTY EGGPLANT, checked the label on the remainer of the 3-pack it came out of SAME THING, and finally picked the EGGPLANT... and lo and behold it's a PEPPER!

I don't know what kind, sortuv sweet but not hot, and looks like a purple halapeno, but what do I know?

I'm the newbie, guys. Shaking my head at you old timers. Someone shoulda told me.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/3/2013, 11:02 am

Wow your garden is looking AMAZING!!! I have a few jalapenos forming, MANY tomatoes, bunches of blooms, but not much else yet... I live your plastic knife plant markers lol!
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Post  walshevak on 6/3/2013, 12:44 pm

There is a Purple Beauty sweet pepper. I had them last year and they do taste great. And they add so much color to salads.

http://www.rareseeds.com/purple-beauty/

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Post  ETNRedClay on 6/3/2013, 12:52 pm

walshevak wrote:There is a Purple Beauty sweet pepper. I had them last year and they do taste great. And they add so much color to salads.

http://www.rareseeds.com/purple-beauty/

Kay

Hey, wait, I bought those. Mmm, why does the label say EGGPLANT? Now I gotta figure out where the eggplant went to....

THANKS! Learn something new every day.
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