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Post  trustinhart on 6/25/2010, 3:32 pm

Hello fellow gardeninig addicts

We are so excited here. We have our first tomato on the vine. It's a big Beefstake, about 1 inch around. LOL I know... Kinda corny to be so excited, but we also have 2 yellow squash, 1 zucchini, 1 cucumber and 1 jalapeno. I picked the jalapeno this morning, must have been too early. It was VERY bitter and no heat. We tried row gardening about 10 years and NEVER had this much success. We are having SO MUCH FUN. We put in (2) 2-year old seedless Concord grape vines on Sunday. They never flinched...never wilted, we'll hopefully have grapes next year We even have 2 huge cantaloupe plants that volunteered out of the compost heap. I put them in a container and they are climbing on anything they can get too. I love reading the forum and learn something everythime I'm here.
Continue fun and success to all.


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Post  Lavender Debs on 6/25/2010, 3:57 pm

Oh Kari!! Congratulations. I have my very first one too and you just made me feel good about it (seeing as so many others have already eaten their first long ago)

Mine is a Siltz but I called it a teardrop in my blog.

C'mon now, where is your picture??

Deborah.... who documents her garden as if it is some kind of art in progress
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Post  bonniesherbals on 6/25/2010, 9:51 pm

i found my first tomato also today. the snap peas are going wild, lettuce, collards, kale, swiss chard, pak choi, I'm having such a blast with this type of gardening and its in my front yard so I'm constantly in it because it's right in front of my face.


and check out these pics of the cabbages, i'm loving it.

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Post  Chopper on 6/26/2010, 1:41 am

Gorgeous cabbages. That first tomato grows SO slowly - and then you are overwhelmed! I found a Barbie sized pepper and am beside myself. I also - despite checking the plants EVERY DAY - found a giant green bean. They are like zucchini. One day they are flowers the next day you have the zucchini that ate Manhattan.

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Post  boffer on 6/26/2010, 1:48 am

Beeeuuuteful cabbages-I've never had any that pretty cause the bugs gettum!
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Post  WardinWake on 6/26/2010, 7:35 am

Howdy Folks:

Mary and I just came in from the garden. We had a ceremonial picking of our first tomato. We also pulled a few onions, picked a basket of strawberries and talked to the bumble bee that was pollinating the squash. Should have squash ready to pick in 3 days. The Cabbage is forming heads as is the cauliflower which are recovering from a bug attack. The potatoes can be harvested, but, we will wait until fall as we have planted beans in the same bed. The taters grow down and the beans grow up.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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Post  Blackrose on 6/26/2010, 8:24 am

I have my first tomato too and I'm so excited! Right now it's about the size of a large cherry tomato. I also have 4 more teeny tiny ones starting to grow. The flowers just dropped and if you look inside you can just see the tiny tomato starting out.

I was also very excited to find an eggplant the other day! The flower died off and I thought it hadn't pollinated, but I figured I would leave it there just in case. I'm glad I did!

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Post  Lavender Debs on 6/26/2010, 8:53 am

What kind of tomato Blackrose?? I am always looking for possible tomato types for not too tomato friendly PNW, and Ontario doesn't seem like it would be ripe tomato central.
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Post  Blackrose on 6/26/2010, 4:04 pm

It's an Early Girl tomato. My one and only tomato plant this year. I definitely want to get some heirlooms of some sort next year.
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Post  trustinhart on 6/28/2010, 2:10 pm

Thanks for all the kind replies. This stuff really is a blast. We've had 100 degree heat for the past 5 days and I am a watering fool. can't wait to see my water bill. Debs, I will post photos, thanks for all the other photos. I feel so connected to you all and the earth at the same time, Thanks Mel!!!!!
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Post  quiltbea on 6/28/2010, 2:48 pm

Anyone with cabbages......Cover those cabbages with light insect barrier (row cover) and you'll find them insect free. I'm doing that now and no bugs yet and cabbages today are large and lovely.

These were my cabbages on June 12th when I peeked under the row cover. The variety is Super Red 80.

I, too, am happy to report green tomatoes.

LavenderDebs...You need to get Oregon Spring tomatoes from your nearby TerritorialSeeds.com in Oregon. They developed this early tomato. You can transplant outdoors a month before last frost. I planted mine a little later, but they are doing well in my Maine climate in Zone 5a.
These are my first tomatoes of the season. They are determinate plants so they should produce all about the same time. I have lots of small tomatoes all over my 3 plants and lots more blossoms.
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Post  Lavender Debs on 6/28/2010, 3:08 pm

I have an Oregon Spring. It has blossoms but no tomatoes yet. The PNW is not known for tomatoes, this year has been worse than most. I'm loving what you have Bea!

On a more upbeat (though mellow) note, my first lavender is almost ready. I'll bide my time waiting for tomatoes with lavender-lemonade and lavender-wild blackberry jam.
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Post  quiltbea on 6/28/2010, 5:24 pm

I tried to grow lavender twice last year and they never grew.
You're lucky. I wanted to make my own lavender tea. I love my teas.
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Post  cansaskgard on 6/29/2010, 8:58 pm

I can never keep my lavender growing either...

But on a positive note... I have my first two tomatoes!!! Tiny Tims but heh, they have arrived. So that makes it one zucchini pollinated successfully, radishes, chard, and lettuce all enjoyed.
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Post  quiltbea on 6/29/2010, 9:07 pm

Oooh, I'm jealous. CanSas is in Canada and has tomtoes,
If they are only green tomtotoes, that's ok, but if they are red and ripe I'm envious.
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These are my largest and they are still green. Oregon Spring are early determinates.
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Post  cansaskgard on 6/29/2010, 9:16 pm

lol Yes, quiltbea... they are green.

(just give me a week)
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