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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Thomas on 7/23/2013, 5:46 pm

cherry tomatoes;pole beans and 2 Chinese red noodle beans-18 inches long--what a hoot. some dill, kohlrabi, and romaine.Smile 

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Post  greatgranny on 7/23/2013, 5:57 pm

Green beans, snow peas, broccoli and cauliflower in a stir fry. So much better than buying the wilted stuff at the market.

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Post  llama momma on 7/23/2013, 6:00 pm

All of the lovely people with RED tomatoes are driving me crazy!  I counted over 200 green babies on my late planted maters but you guys are making me drool with envy.   Congratulations to all of you!

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/23/2013, 6:03 pm

Salad greens/spinach/chard/Asian greens, and onion tops, to make a shrimp salad.

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Post  llama momma on 7/23/2013, 6:40 pm

A couple of yellow squash and a dozen quinalt strawberries.

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Post  greatgranny on 7/23/2013, 8:08 pm

@llama momma wrote:All of the lovely people with RED tomatoes are driving me crazy!  I counted over 200 green babies on my late planted maters but you guys are making me drool with envy.   Congratulations to all of you!

Me too. Mine won't be ready for weeks. Sigh.

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Post  darci.strutt on 7/23/2013, 9:56 pm

I'm still in the "green tomato" camp, but have been enjoying wonderful, kale, lettuce, spinach (just a little that hasn't bolted), parsley, cilantro, basil, sage, rosemary, zucchini, a hot pepper, and even a stray pea the bunny didn't eat. The bush bean have flowers, the beat and carrot look wonderful...but not quite ready, and the kohlrabi are just starting to form.

Oh how I love this time of year!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/24/2013, 12:10 am

Cherry tomatoes, a lemon cucumber, a Better Bush (medium sized) tomato.

And I think I see tiny bean pods forming! I love string beans! I'm counting on those big time since squirrels and/or hornworms ate every single one of my non-cherry tomatoes.

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Post  southern gardener on 7/24/2013, 2:53 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:Cherry tomatoes, a lemon cucumber, a Better Bush (medium sized) tomato.

And I think I see tiny bean pods forming!  I love string beans!  I'm counting on those big time since squirrels and/or hornworms ate every single one of my non-cherry tomatoes.
If you love string beans, try some Dragon's Tongue next year! They have produced like mad, EASY to grow, and NO STRINGS!! They're really cool looking too, purple and yellow. They don't climb tho...they grow about 18" tall, but the really produced for us!!

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Post  llama momma on 7/24/2013, 10:45 am

1 pound 10 oz yukon gold potatoes.  I'm picking two handfull at a time just enough to feed two of us for a couple nights. This is the 4th picking since July 8 for a sub total of 4 pounds and 10 oz.  These are good plump taters just like supermarket size.  Planted early, mid, and late varieties to keep us going for awhile.  16 squares is going to be more than plenty I bet. Hope to make hash browns to freeze too.  Also pulled more parsley and 2 more zucchini and handful of basil.  Processed some fresh cured garlic bulbs into frozen garlic butter nuggets to keep in the freezer using the parsley and basil in it.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/24/2013, 6:26 pm

@llama momma wrote:All of the lovely people with RED tomatoes are driving me crazy!  I counted over 200 green babies on my late planted maters but you guys are making me drool with envy.   Congratulations to all of you!
I had to cheat and buy seedlings.  You started from seeds!

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/25/2013, 2:05 pm

@southern gardener wrote:
@Marc Iverson wrote:Cherry tomatoes, a lemon cucumber, a Better Bush (medium sized) tomato.

And I think I see tiny bean pods forming!  I love string beans!  I'm counting on those big time since squirrels and/or hornworms ate every single one of my non-cherry tomatoes.
If you love string beans, try some Dragon's Tongue next year! They have produced like mad, EASY to grow, and NO STRINGS!! They're really cool looking too, purple and yellow. They don't climb tho...they grow about 18" tall, but the really produced for us!!

A bush bean, eh? Okay, I'll order some. I've read others here saying they're great.

I did plant some yellow wax beans in a bush variety, but few germinated. My pole beans are taller than I am now, at least a couple of them are. Gonna go check them soon. Smile

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Post  jmsieglaff on 7/28/2013, 8:21 am

We tried the recipe below last night with some Tatume and Table Dainty squash (along with garlic and onions from the garden).  We'll try it with lemon squash as that will be producing soon as well.



1.25# Ground Turkey
3 medium sized summer squash (cubed and de-seeded if needed)
1 medium onion (diced)
1-2 large garlic cloves (diced)
1 tablespoon oil
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1.5 teaspoons chili powder
0.5 teaspoons cumin
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare rice to your liking

1.  In a large skillet with a lid, brown ground turkey, drain, and remove meat.
2.  Over medium to medium-high heat, heat oil and sautee onions, garlic, and squash until onions and garlic are tender and cooked about 5-6 minutes.
3.  Add tomatoes, water, spices, salt and pepper, and meat; bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer on low for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

We prepared brown rice and served this atop the rice.  A very flavorful and healthy summer meal!  We might add corn to the mix next time too.

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Robind on 7/28/2013, 10:46 am

sweet banana pepper and cucumber.

Also left over breaded zucchini yum.

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Post  sanderson on 7/28/2013, 2:44 pm

Jmsie,  Thank you for sharing your recipe.  It's what I would call healthy, comfort food for winter.  Husband makes the dinner salads during the hot summers and I cook dinners during the winter.  Now I've got another winter recipe. thanks

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  llama momma on 7/28/2013, 3:10 pm

One Quinalt strawberry that didn't make it inside the house and a couple of cukes.  The coloring on the first ones were odd, but has now straightened itself out

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  CapeCoddess on 7/28/2013, 7:21 pm

Roasted veggies & sauteed Rainbow chard w/ Egyptian Walking onion leaves, all harvested today:

albino 

Then I topped it off with some home made chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven.  tongue 

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/28/2013, 8:32 pm

That looks sooo good CC hungry 

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Post  yolos on 7/28/2013, 9:21 pm

Yesterday - new potatoes and chinese red noodle beans along with our steak.

Today - Sliced tomato, cucs, dragon tongue beans along with our turkey.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/28/2013, 9:55 pm

Just now:

Sauteed swordfish with store-bought dill, garlic, fresh lemon juice, organic Beefsteak tomato, and water-packed artichoke hearts.

PLUS home-grown peas, a tiny zucchini, and onion tops.  Basmati rice accompanied the meal.  I'm going to have to repeat this one, next time with home-grown tomatoes, dill, tomatoes, and garlic.

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  RoOsTeR on 7/29/2013, 7:09 pm

Had a couple of candy onions that broke their necks during some high winds affraid  So we'll be eating them with brats tonight!!


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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/30/2013, 12:48 am

If you don't know any brats, my neighbors have some grandkids ...

I'm getting dozens of cherry tomatoes some days. Finally got some smallish-medium tomatoes, but nothing to brag about. Hornworms managed to miss a couple, for a change. Got five red bell peppers and four San Marconi sweet peppers the last few days, as well as a couple of lemon cucumbers (finally!). Also a few tomatillos. Their lanterns aren't yellowing and crisping up and opening so much anymore, which I had heard was the sign to pick them. Not sure why.

Our fig tree came through like gangbusters, and most importantly, we got some before the birds stole them all.

Neighbors gave us cute "individual-sized" cukes that are the perfect size to add to a one-person salad. They also gave us potatoes and onions, and another neighbor gave us more cukes and a squash and some zucchini. This right after I stocked up on veggies from the store, so ... how am I going to get through all this stuff?

Plus, cantaloupe were on sale for a buck each at the store, and I stocked up on them too ...

I'll say one thing for eating all these fruits and veggies ...

I'm regular.

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Post  southern gardener on 7/30/2013, 1:35 am

Delicious red Brandywine tomato on pizza, with sauce made from our tomatoes Smile My husband is an AWESOME cook. this pizza was probably one of the best pizzas we've ever had!! This one Brandywine plant has 85 tomatoes on it SO FAR, and it's still growing! This thing is going nutz!! Can't wait to make more spaghetti/pizza sauce out of them! Growing a San Diego variety of tomatoes too that are really good Smile

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/31/2013, 3:17 pm

85 Brandywines on one plant??? Wow! Do you pinch the suckers or just let it grow out in a cage or what?

Mine have about 2 or 3 each...

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Post  wcfujita on 7/31/2013, 10:53 pm

Cucumbers, Egg Plant, variety of Heirloom tomatoes, Green Beans, Zuchs, cabbage, peppers (hot mix) and broccoli.  Tomatoes are slowly coming in but that is okay it is enough to handle right now.  We have a lot on each plant (19 plants total) so when they really start coming in I will be making a lot of salsa & spaghetti sauce.

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