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Post  greatgranny on 6/21/2014, 4:07 pm

Have a few things that were harvested today.  A few strawberries and some scapes and all of my multiplier onions which are now in a safe place to cure. 

I planted 4 squares of onions and they did way better than last year.  I think planting them in the same place is a good idea. 

Any suggestions as to what I could plant in those squares now?  

What to do with scapes.  I have lots in the refrigerator right now.  Hmmmm.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/21/2014, 5:54 pm

Lovely harvest.  Feels good, right?
I put my skapes in a baggie in the freezer. They thaw out the same as they went in.  GG, are those multiplier onions the same as potato onions?

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Post  greatgranny on 6/21/2014, 8:25 pm

CapeCoddess wrote:Lovely harvest.  Feels good, right?
I put my skapes in a baggie in the freezer. They thaw out the same as they went in.  GG, are those multiplier onions the same as potato onions?

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Yes, they are potato onions.

So I don't have to blanch the skapes?

Saving the strawberries in the freezer until they have stopped bearing.  Hard to not want to sit and eat them as I pick but...
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Post  landarch on 6/25/2014, 1:25 pm

I think you can use the scapes as is...I just minced them up with rosemary, green onion, and some chive to make an herb butter for grilled red potatoes.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 2:09 pm

I sauteed them in butter and then toasted it on french bread to make garlic bread.
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Post  greatgranny on 6/25/2014, 2:38 pm

landarch wrote:I think you can use the scapes as is...I just minced them up with rosemary, green onion, and some chive to make an herb butter for grilled red potatoes.
That sounds like a great idea.  I'll try it soon.  I have some rosemary and chives.  Thanks.
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Post  greatgranny on 6/25/2014, 2:39 pm

Marc Iverson wrote:I sauteed them in butter and then toasted it on french bread to make garlic bread.
Another good idea.  Love garlic bread with pasta.  Thanks.
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Post  greatgranny on 7/3/2014, 5:48 pm

Now that my shelling peas are done - wonder if it would make sense to plant more in the squares that had my multiplier onions.  If so, being in zone 4, when would be a good time to plant them?  The average  first frost is middle of September, I think.
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Post  greatgranny on 7/9/2014, 5:43 pm

Tried to find pea seeds this time of year.  Missed it by 1 day.  The seeds were picked up by the distributor.  Hmm.  Thought there would be some so I could plant some more peas. 

What else could I plant that would go into the fall before frost?  I am zone 4.  No broccoli, etc.  I'm really not wanting any more of that for a while.
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Post  camprn on 7/9/2014, 6:33 pm

kohlrabi, beets, carrots, rapini, pattypan squash

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Post  greatgranny on 7/9/2014, 6:50 pm

camprn wrote:kohlrabi, beets, carrots, rapini, pattypan squash
Sounds like a plan.  Thanks.  Have to plant something where the onions and garlic were.  Can't leave that many squares empty.  Next spring I will put most of it into peas.

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Post  camprn on 7/9/2014, 7:32 pm

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camprn wrote:kohlrabi, beets, carrots, rapini, pattypan squash
Sounds like a plan.  Thanks.  Have to plant something where the onions and garlic were.  Can't leave that many squares empty.  Next spring I will put most of it into peas.

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