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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  sanderson on 2/8/2017, 12:10 am

@trolleydriver wrote:Excellent Mr. B.
Very successful for your first winter garden!!

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  MrBooker on 2/8/2017, 6:45 am

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@MrBooker wrote:Parsnips, turnips and carrots.
Question, do you just leave the leaves on the SFG and incorporate them into the MM?  I have tons of leaves, literally!  I have the city remove them in the fall.
Sounds like you are BLESSED with all those leaves depending on what kind they are. Some leaves, such as Oak, are not so good. They are very slow to break down and hard to compost but still good for mulch.
         
In answer to your question, I will look at the very bottom layer of the leaves and if their broken down enough I'll incorporate them back into the MM. The rest, I'll compost and use a lot of them for mulch. Leaves make good mulch. Their course enough to let water in but keep light and heat out.

At planting time, I'll take a shovel of MM out, throw in a handful of leaves and fill the hole with compost and set my plants.  Leaf mold is "Yummy Yummy"  for plants.

I didn't have nearly enough mulch last year and paid dearly for it. My water bill proves it. If I were you, I'd hang on to those leaves and MULCH..MULCH..MULCH.
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  MrBooker on 2/8/2017, 7:08 am

@sanderson wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:Excellent Mr. B.
Very successful for your first winter garden!!
Uh..... Thank ya, Uh.....Thank ya very much.  Ladies and gentlemen, MB has left the building. cheers
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Post  herblover on 2/8/2017, 8:29 am

Last night we had Roasted Tomato Soup I froze last summer.
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I ate my avatar this morning in my smoothie!
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  trolleydriver on 2/8/2017, 12:37 pm

Today we ate some chutney made from green tomatoes (grown in the veggie garden) and store bought sultanas. The chutney was "canned" in October 2015 during my very first canning spree.

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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  yolos on 2/8/2017, 8:50 pm

Tonight's dinner included corn, shell peas, and potatoes all from my garden which I froze in the summer/fall.  Also, fresh harvested sliced tomatoes.
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/8/2017, 9:42 pm

Will do!  They are maple leaves.  Silver maples.  
@MrBooker wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:Parsnips, turnips and carrots.
Question, do you just leave the leaves on the SFG and incorporate them into the MM?  I have tons of leaves, literally!  I have the city remove them in the fall.
Sounds like you are BLESSED with all those leaves depending on what kind they are. Some leaves, such as Oak, are not so good. They are very slow to break down and hard to compost but still good for mulch.
         
In answer to your question, I will look at the very bottom layer of the leaves and if their broken down enough I'll incorporate them back into the MM. The rest, I'll compost and use a lot of them for mulch. Leaves make good mulch. Their course enough to let water in but keep light and heat out.

At planting time, I'll take a shovel of MM out, throw in a handful of leaves and fill the hole with compost and set my plants.  Leaf mold is "Yummy Yummy"  for plants.

I didn't have nearly enough mulch last year and paid dearly for it. My water bill proves it. If I were you, I'd hang on to those leaves and MULCH..MULCH..MULCH.
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/11/2017, 6:12 pm

Kale, broccoli, & cauliflower greens. Great flavor, but a little chewy. Cool
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/11/2017, 10:20 pm

I know that stuff is super good for you....I don't know.....
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/12/2017, 12:29 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:I know that stuff is super good for you....I don't know.....
Luckily we all love it -- including the rabbit and chickens -- which is a very good thing since it's my all-time Number 1 garden success. cheers Eating it leftover, today, with hard-boiled egg garnish. Yummy! Cool
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/12/2017, 8:41 pm

Purple Sun Carrots that I planted back in early May and weren't big enough to harvest in the fall. (Jung Seeds has an amusing typo, and gives 800 days to maturity for this variety... no wonder half a year wasn't enough! Razz )
They are very dark purple, all the way through, and kept their color after being steamed in the microwave. They were very flavorful and carroty, but only a little sweet. They are a hybrid. William Dam Seeds lists them as an Imperator type.
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  yolos on 2/13/2017, 9:37 pm

Pole Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, English Shell Peas.  All grown in my garden and then blanched and frozen.   Yum, Yum.
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/14/2017, 2:13 pm

Picked my first-ever daikon radish. WE HAVE A WINNER! This is the first radish I would ever allow into my salad. Super mild. No after-bite. Rolling Eyes I'm a real sissy when it comes to anything the least bit hot or spicy. This one wasn't very crispy/crunchy, but not rubbery, either. If Hubby likes it, which I should know before posting this, I will plant some more right now, uh, maybe, if it's the right time of year. Embarassed NUTZ! Gotta wait until fall. That means I did it right last year by accident. Rolling Eyes YEE-HAH! HUBBY LIKES IT, TOO! Live is good! I love you
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/14/2017, 4:15 pm

cheers
I love the daikons that are touched by frost!
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/14/2017, 5:06 pm

@sanderson wrote:
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  Ginger Blue on 2/15/2017, 6:03 am

Nothing.  I'm eating nothing from my garden today...or for the next however many months, until warmth returns to the region and thaws the frozen soil. Rolling Eyes

What I am is equally impressed/pleased to see your lovely harvests and canning successes, and envious that I'm nowhere near that stage of set up or skill. Cool  I love you / No Sad

You're an inspiration to me!  Huzzah!!! 

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/15/2017, 10:04 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:cheers
I love the daikons that are touched by frost!  
I know I can't plant them again until late summer, but when I do, how can I space them in the sfg? They're so big, they want a whole square each. Can I squeeze them in and let their leaves overlap, or am I stuck with only one radish per sq ft? Oops. Didn't realize I'm in the eating thread.  Embarassed I'll go find a growing thread and post again, there. Rolling Eyes
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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/15/2017, 1:33 pm

I think I did 13 daikon/sq one yr 3,2,3,2,3  Had to tie up the leaves to keep them from hanging over the neighboring sqs.  Now I don't really count them.  We can always thin and eat.

Today I  ate dehydrated collard greens in my morning smoothie...AFTER hydrating them over night.  They were still...odd.  Chewy.
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Re: What are you eating from your garden today?

Post  yolos on 2/15/2017, 10:20 pm

Fava Beans and Black Turtle Beans.  Harvested this past summer.  Froze the fava beans and allowed the Black Turtle Beans to dry to preserve them until this winter.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/15/2017, 10:53 pm

@yolos wrote:Fava Beans and Black Turtle Beans.  Harvested this past summer.  Froze the fava beans and allowed the Black Turtle Beans to dry to preserve them until this winter.
Yum! I love fava beans. I think I'd have to have a pretty big harvest to have some make it to the freezer.
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/18/2017, 2:18 pm

3 bites of crunchy little carrots. Enough to keep me interested, but nothing to brag about. geek
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/18/2017, 3:17 pm

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@Ginger Blue wrote:Nothing.  I'm eating nothing from my garden today...or for the next however many months, until warmth returns to the region and thaws the frozen soil. Rolling Eyes

What I am is equally impressed/pleased to see your lovely harvests and canning successes, and envious that I'm nowhere near that stage of set up or skill. Cool  I love you / No Sad

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I don't can, either, GB.  But I do freeze!  And let me tell ya, it is very cool!  Pun intended!  Lots of great preservation methods....thinkin about a dehydrator.  My big saves were crock pot marinara, for maters, and flash freezing green beans....
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Post  sanderson on 2/18/2017, 3:45 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Kale, broccoli, & cauliflower greens. Great flavor, but a little chewy. Cool
Remove the center veins; they are virtually unedible. (unless juiced, I guess)

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