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Post  shannon1 on 8/16/2011, 2:09 am

In my garden the stars were the ichiban eggplant, chilie peppers Twisted Evil and sun king toms. Please share your success with the rest of us.
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Post  duhh on 8/16/2011, 2:16 am

Yellow pear tomatoes they went crazy this year! Right now moon and stars are the stars
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Post  shannon1 on 8/16/2011, 2:24 am

Yummy I have never grown melons are you trellising them?
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Post  FamilyGardening on 8/16/2011, 2:27 am

our sugar snap peas Very Happy ....they have given all summer long....i just started to pull some out today to make room for another planting.....its hard to pull them...they are still giving...but much of the vines are dieing off .....i want to plant some more that says harvest in 52 days....fingers crossed we get some Laughing

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Post  shannon1 on 8/16/2011, 2:40 am

Good to know. I am planting some in my fall garden. I have read they can take a nip of frost and not care. I hope that's true. I am going back to a vegan diet and need to plant as many big producers as I can. Sugar snaps are so yummy.

I see alot of spinach and collards in my near future as well8)
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Post  Goosegirl on 8/16/2011, 7:40 am

So far it has been my onions - I have never had this much success with onions! I've already pulled close to 30. Only another 100 or so to go!
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Post  littlesapphire on 8/16/2011, 8:24 am

Without doubt, my biggest producers were my two summer squash plants, a grey zucchini and a yellow crookneck. I always have at least one summer squash in my refrigerator (I have three at the moment!). And having two plants is great. It seems like when one plant takes a break from producing, the other plant goes crazy and starts making lots of fruit for me. Then it takes a break, and the other one starts going crazy.

I have a smallish garden, though, so I can't really say what's doing great, especially since there are a lot of things that haven't taken off yet. My tomatoes, cucumbers and pole beans are just starting to ripen and produce fruit. I know my sugar snap peas would have done much much better, but I accidentally mixed up the SS pea seeds with bush shelling peas, LOL, so I only got maybe four SS pea vines (though they are doing very well!). I've gotten a lot of shelling peas, but those things are such a waste of time. A quart of unshelled peas makes only about 2/3 of a cup of peas. It's upsetting.
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Post  moswell on 8/16/2011, 11:49 am

For me the shallots did amazing things, my parsley took over its square, and the Sungold tomato I nearly killed in June is producing like mad! The darn thing is probably about 6 feet tall now, and I pick a few more tomatoes off it every day. Good thing I can eat those little cherry tomatoes like candy. Very Happy
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Post  Glendale-gardener on 8/16/2011, 12:10 pm

For me, it has been the large red tomatoes. I have a ton of them! I've already canned some, I have a bunch ripening in my dining room, and many many more green ones still on the vine! The Black Prince are a close second but I haven't been as happy with them. They seem to crack and split before they barely start to ripen and it's been a mess!

I also have a lot of Lumina pumpkins (white ones) and I haven't actually harvested any yet, but I have a ridiculous amount of cayenne peppers turning red on my plants!
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Post  Sunflower Girl on 8/16/2011, 2:53 pm

Our purple hull peas have done really well this summer. The cherry tomatoes keep on coming. Placed burlap over the tomatoes for shade and they have continually been able to set blooms all during the high heat this summer. The larger tomatoes that we grew always cracked but are still edible and delicious.

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Post  HouseofWool on 8/16/2011, 4:13 pm

The cherry toms are outrageous this year.

I am anxiously awaiting the cantaloupe. There are 4 that are nearly ripe and roughly 20 fruit that set very late because of the heat wave we had this summer. Now we are back to daytime temps in the low 80's so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will ripen in time. All of this from just one plant.

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Post  Mamachibi on 8/16/2011, 6:20 pm

A cucumber a day, every single day. That's my winner! I grow little leaf cukes so they don't shade neighboring plants much and also so it's easy to find fruit. It's a proven winner for me!
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Post  Aub on 8/16/2011, 7:39 pm

My garlic was crazy! I have garlic all over my house right now. I can't wait to plant more of it!
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Post  CarolynPhillips on 8/16/2011, 8:04 pm

squash, onions, okra,
tomatoes,
peppers,
eggplants, cucumbers, and pole greenbeans.

the melons took up a lot of space and don't put out much for the space they take.
Of course pole beans put out more than bush beans.
I am rethinking the veggies I plant. I need to grow the maximum production I can get for my space so I can freeze and can some for winter.

I never thought about growing sugar snap peas in the fall. This past spring was the first time I ever grew them and they were the whole families biggest treat and favorite snack right off the vine.
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Post  chocolatepop on 8/16/2011, 8:36 pm

easily my basil!!
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Post  Kelejan on 8/16/2011, 11:49 pm

Kale. I bought six transplants in the spring and they have been producing ever since. My friend loves kale so I share with her.

My other high producer is Scarlet Runner Beans. I even have enough to freeze some. I would have had even more except the voles got at one of the three trellises I had for them.

I expect both of these will continue until the frost cuts them down.
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Post  TN_GARDENER on 8/17/2011, 3:35 pm

Roma tomatoes.

Even though we got BER and the plants are just about finished, I harvested several dozen maters and made a couple pots of sauce and a few quarts of salsa. By most that's not a big deal, but I figured at a couple buck$ a jar, we did fine.

Also had a couple nice heads of buttercrunch lettuce that would have filled a few $3 bags at the grocery store.

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Post  llama momma on 8/17/2011, 7:37 pm

Carrots, swiss chard, tomatoes, crazy prolific basil, blushing beauty peppers with nine peppers on one plant, my first summer sfg and I am gratefully astonished. And hopefully corn, it is currently husking up nicely ( is that proper corn talk? I don't know its also my first time : ) and silks just turning light brown.

I think its the llama manure in the compost and it is the only manure in there. With so much manure from 5 llamas I do water the garden with sun warmed llama tea a couple times a week.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/17/2011, 9:13 pm

Llama Mama, bet you're right. Llama poo is wonderful stuff, not hot, great for plants. Several years ago, we had access to llama poo and had a loader full delivered. I dug post holes between each tomato plant and filled the hole with llama-poo. We had tomatoes that wouldn't quit, and this was back in the row garden era. You are so fortunate! Nonna

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Post  llama momma on 8/18/2011, 4:52 am

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:Llama Mama, bet you're right. Llama poo is wonderful stuff, not hot, great for plants. Several years ago, we had access to llama poo and had a loader full delivered. I dug post holes between each tomato plant and filled the hole with llama-poo. We had tomatoes that wouldn't quit, and this was back in the row garden era. You are so fortunate! Nonna



Thank you. It was just by luck as llamas came into my life first, then SFG. You are right, llama beans do not burn plants due to low carb factor. That is due to llamas being highly efficient converters of feed. So with other manures, as I understand it, it is the high carb content that creates heat when composting. Therefore, llama manure or beans (manure looks like kidney beans) can be used fresh from the animal. I've been told some llama owners use a shop vac to collect the beans, bag it, and sell the stuff. I've seen it online for seven dollars a pound. Crazy huh?
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Post  unmadecastle on 8/18/2011, 9:22 pm

We have had a good first year. We had lots of radishes and peas. We are still getting beans, cucs, tomatoes, carrots, and jalepeno peppers. We pulled our onions today so they can dry out to store them. And our corn is almost ready to harvest.
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Post  jymarino on 8/18/2011, 10:29 pm

The Sweet 100 toms have outperformed everyone else. We are starting to see some more production now that the temps are evening out. We plan to plant some seeds tomorrow and get some broc and caul starts this weekend.

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Post  trukrebew on 8/19/2011, 12:04 am

Buttercrunch lettuce up into July: on sandwiches, in salads, as wraps...yum. I have 3 kinds of bush beans that have only started 'beaning' in the last 2 weeks, but they have loads of flowers and many little beans right now.
I wish I could say dozens of cherry tomatoes have already been eaten, but the earliest ones to grow were the lowest to the ground and were picked clean off by some black-eyed bandit. Now that the vines tower 7' and counting, I should be rolling in Sweet 100s by Labor Day!
I expect my cukes to be a top producer this summer, too. If every spot of yellow yields a veggie, then it'll be dozens!
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Post  sherryeo on 8/19/2011, 12:16 am

A week ago I'd probably say zucchini. But now my Black Beauty eggplants are making a comeback and putting on more fruit and blooming like crazy. They're the healthiest eggplants I've ever been able to grow.

I guess technically the zucchini actually gave me more production, but the eggplants are just so darn gorgeous. I guess I'd have to say the eggplants are my favorites.
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Post  duhh on 8/19/2011, 1:44 am

@shannon1 wrote:Yummy I have never grown melons are you trellising them?

We are trellising some and others not. So far the ones on the trellis do not have melons, but they were planted way later
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