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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/11/2013, 3:23 pm

Minus a few things here and there, my garden is starting to put out!







Kind of starts making it all worth it  

What are you getting from your garden in the Western Mountains and High Plains region?

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Post  Turan on 8/11/2013, 4:52 pm

Looks yummy there, ROoster.  My harvest is similar to yours~
 Chard,
lettuce and peas and broccoli still,
Beans are coming on now
Beets and carrots and garlic just got harvested
peppers
eggplant
cherry and Stupice tomatoes and a few bigger ones starting
Zuccini, and other summer squash

The tomatillos are covered with lanterns but it will be a bit yet before they are ready.

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Post  cheyannarach on 8/27/2013, 9:37 am

Gosh I am cutesie ! Those harvests look and sound AH-Mazing! After our hail storms had shredded my entire garden I had basically given up that it was too late for anything to make a comeback and I was out there just the other day and found a few new zukes and yellow crooknecks, my cukes started producing, and I even found one tomato plant with a few tomatoes started. It wasn't much but it made my day Very Happy 
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/27/2013, 10:53 am

Lettuce and peas (still); some potatoes; beans, Stupice tomatoes (that plant is loaded!); zucchini and yellow crookneck squash; strawberries; sorrel; a cucumber.

Coming soon: The last of my Carrot Week carrots; corn; more potatoes, cukes, and tomatoes.
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Post  Turan on 8/27/2013, 11:31 am

cheyannarach wrote:Gosh I am cutesie !  Those harvests look and sound AH-Mazing!  After our hail storms had shredded my entire garden I had basically given up that it was too late for anything to make a comeback and I was out there just the other day and found a few new zukes and yellow crooknecks, my cukes started producing, and I even found one tomato plant with a few tomatoes started.  It wasn't much but it made my day Very Happy 
Congrats! It sure is amazing how those shredded pounded into pesto gardens can make a comeback!  

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Post  southern gardener on 8/27/2013, 12:09 pm

cheyannarach wrote:Gosh I am cutesie !  Those harvests look and sound AH-Mazing!  After our hail storms had shredded my entire garden I had basically given up that it was too late for anything to make a comeback and I was out there just the other day and found a few new zukes and yellow crooknecks, my cukes started producing, and I even found one tomato plant with a few tomatoes started.  It wasn't much but it made my day Very Happy 
That's funny!!  Maybe you should go out periodically and blast your garden?? get that pesky wabbi get that pesky wabbi get that pesky wabbi get that pesky wabbi get that pesky wabbi
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Post  johnp on 8/27/2013, 12:19 pm

Paste tomatoes and cukes by the bunch. Second planting of golden beets, lettuce and radishes. The sweet Italian peppers along with the bells have been the best we've ever grown (large and meaty). Picked three eggplants yesterday for grilling tonight. Have a fairly steady supply of Black from Tula toms (best) and better boys. Cherries are winding down.
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Post  cheyannarach on 8/27/2013, 2:50 pm

Haha, Southern Gardner, hmmm I wonder if a BB gun would do the trick!

John P sounds like you are having quite the feasts! Enjoy that eggplant hungry 
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Post  Turan on 9/1/2013, 9:30 pm

O my it is SEPTEMBER 1! First frost date is usually Sept 7 Shocked 

This weekend I put up 7 pints of roasted tomatoes, 17 cups of salsa, 2 pints of dilly beans. Then I blanched and froze 2 pounds of green beans and an 3.5 lbs of chard. There is an armload of broccoli to yet freeze and the counter is covered with more tomatoes and peppers and summer squash.

I bought a kitchen scale this summer. I am not sure I really like finding out how little an arm load of chard weighs rofl 

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Post  cheyannarach on 9/2/2013, 1:11 am

Sounds awesome Turan!!  I just got done canning 18 pints of pickled beets and tomorrow I am trying to figure out canned green beans.  I have a glass top stove so I am not supposed to pressure can on it, do ou have any pointers!?!
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Post  Goosegirl on 9/2/2013, 7:32 am

Turan wrote:O my it is SEPTEMBER 1!  First frost date is usually Sept 7 Shocked
Turan - I am right behind you.  Our first frost date is Sept 16.  It's been a HOT August, but NWS says right now it is 44.  Winter's a comin'!

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Post  Turan on 9/2/2013, 12:08 pm

Yup, winter is a coming but before it does I hope we have some good long Indian summer to grow more cool weather crops.
My chinese snow peas are blooming and producing again. The broccoli got pruned and some is making biggish sprouts again. Enough that I have some to freeze again.
There is a last planting of beets and carrots and bok choi and cilantro up. I hope to cover some of that with a cold frame when the eggplant is done.

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Post  walshevak on 9/3/2013, 7:29 am

cheyannarach wrote:Sounds awesome Turan!!  I just got done canning 18 pints of pickled beets and tomorrow I am trying to figure out canned green beans.  I have a glass top stove so I am not supposed to pressure can on it, do ou have any pointers!?!


My Whirlpool glass top says ok for canning and I bought a pressure canner that says ok for glass top stoves. But I haven't had the courage or the need to use it yet except for water bath canning.

Do you have a gas grill that is sturdy enough to hold that size pot of water. My son water bath cans on his using a deep stock pot. Small batches only.

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Post  cheyannarach on 9/3/2013, 7:12 pm

I don't have a burner but my father in law has a turkey fryer, I wonder if that would work?  I have water bathed but that's it!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/3/2013, 7:26 pm

I do our canning on a glass top stove. Lol, I guess didn't know better or even think about it Very Happy 
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Post  cheyannarach on 9/3/2013, 7:29 pm

That's funny Rooster, I would probably be just fine if I hadn't heard not to do it either but now I am just being a bit of a chicken...  Thanks for the link Very Happy
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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/3/2013, 7:35 pm

Haha! Now that I know, my top will probably crack  Laughing

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Post  Triciasgarden on 9/3/2013, 9:33 pm

Tomatoes and at least one zucchini and/or yellow squash every day

Corn.  We have had five meals and I have four ears blanched and frozen.  It was my first time to blanch and freeze corn so I had to announce it!

Green peppers and jalapeno peppers.

Parsley, basil and rosemary.

I picked two red potatoes (smaller than a marble, lol) that were above the ground, washed them and ate them right there.  The plants are dying back so I am hoping for a harvest soon!
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Post  cheyannarach on 9/4/2013, 8:16 pm

Sounds fabulous Tricia!!!  Congrats on the corn  !  

Sorry Rooster, lol, now you are going to be paranoid the next time you can!
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Post  boffer on 9/4/2013, 8:31 pm

cheyannarach wrote:I don't have a burner but my father in law has a turkey fryer, I wonder if that would work?...
I just looked at several  turkey fryers for sale online, and they are in the 35,000 to 40,000 BTU range.  Several years ago I bought two propane burners that are about 55,000 BTU each, and they work great for both pressure canning and water bathing.  Based on that, I'm sure your FIL's fryer would work just fine.
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Post  cheyannarach on 9/5/2013, 12:44 pm

Thank you Boffer! I am now anxious to try it!!! Very Happy b
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Post  mschaef on 9/8/2013, 11:40 pm

For me, today I got to harvest, in between the rain clouds that is, one lonely pea and a carrot for my youngest son and a carrot and two really tiny radishes for my oldest son. They weren't allowed to go to the garden with me because it was thundering and lightening. They stood at the door watching me walk down the street crying. So I had to bring back something for them.

I have plenty of tomatoes, green beans, peppers, and pumpkins to pick but waiting for my boys to help me.
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Post  cheyannarach on 9/9/2013, 7:10 pm

I have been eating quickie sweet corn from my father in law's garden, I gave him the seeds so he's been sharing!  It is sooo yummy and I cook it in the microwave (can't remember who posted that video here)  but it turns out great everytime!  I also finished a jar of pickled beets today with the kids hungry
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Post  Turan on 9/9/2013, 11:16 pm

It has not frosted yet. I am keeping my fingers/toes/teeth crossed hoping for yet one more week......

I put up another peck of beans and tomatoes last weekend. Some of the dry beans are showing signs of maturity. Not sure yet on the corn, I am letting it mature on the stalks a while yet. Probably until a hard frost comes. Still picking broccoli side sprouts. The peas are producing again, not a lot but enough to snack on.

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Post  Boz on 9/10/2013, 2:59 pm

Picked some tomatoes, Oxheart and Pink Brandywine. They are in the dehydrator now.
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