Garden cooperating

Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:55 am

Finally got some tomatoe's with out BER....And picked the first corn of the season...Pickling Cuc's are done up and the first planting of beans are canned....Kohlrabi is superb....Summer squash has been great... Strawberries have been great...Blueberries, OK but not the greatest...Cherries were the same....Happy Happy Happy..... :lol: Also managed to sell 50 quarts of cuc's.... :mrgreen:

Re: Garden cooperating

Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:36 am

pickerandsinger wrote:.And picked the first corn of the season..
And the coons/deer love it.... :evil: ....I will...... get them :mrgreen:

Re: Garden cooperating

Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:46 am

I don't often see folks growing Kohlrabit - it is an acquired taste but one I grew up with. Sauted with shallots or scallions, mushrooms and some vegetable stock .. dinner is served :!: Well part of it anyways. Goes real good with Pork Hock and Spaetzle mmmmmmmmmm tasty

Re: Garden cooperating

Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Glad you are having a good garden year!
We have the 5,500 onions dug and most of them cured and bagged for storage!--got the 1 short row of sweet corn done , 2 pickings of greenbeans (third one needs done) zucks. are good but have been dying from some sort of wilt! cabbage is doing well so far --- maters are just starting to turn,(still be a while on them ) taters lookin excellent,---- so far!---stole a couple of 1 pounders the other night for supper!---mammoth sunflowers are about 7' or more tall and not blooming yet,---they need to be staled!---canner pumpkins are doing good too!---might be early frost this year here! thanks,; sonny

Re: Garden cooperating

Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:54 pm

Rudi wrote:I don't often see folks growing Kohlrabit - it is an acquired taste but one I grew up with. Sauted with shallots or scallions, mushrooms and some vegetable stock .. dinner is served :!: Well part of it anyways. Goes real good with Pork Hock and Spaetzle mmmmmmmmmm tasty
Picked young ( about 3 inches around or so, its a great mild radish tasting snack....Sliced with a little salt....Minus the heartburn ( and as you know Rudi, I got only part of my Pancreas)...Dave

Re: Garden cooperating

Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:01 pm

SONNY wrote:Glad you are having a good garden year!
We have the 5,500 onions dug and most of them cured and bagged for storage!--got the 1 short row of sweet corn done , 2 pickings of greenbeans (third one needs done) zucks. are good but have been dying from some sort of wilt! cabbage is doing well so far --- maters are just starting to turn,(still be a while on them ) taters lookin excellent,---- so far!---stole a couple of 1 pounders the other night for supper!---mammoth sunflowers are about 7' or more tall and not blooming yet,---they need to be staled!---canner pumpkins are doing good too!---might be early frost this year here! thanks,; sonny
.....Sound good Sonny....By the way, what do you do with 5500 onions...And what kind are they....Can't beat a garden....Worth all the effort....Dave :{_}:

Re: Garden cooperating

Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:56 pm

Short day bunches:
Texas Legend
1015 Texas Supersweet
Texas Early White
Yellow Granex
White Bermuda Crystal Wax

Intermediate Day Bunches:
Candy
Superstar

Long Day Bunches:
Walla Walla
Ailsa Craig
Yellow Spanish
Ringmaster White Spanish
Big Daddy
Red Zeppelin
Redwing
Copra
Sterling
We eat lots of onions,--give most of them away---Try to store a few to run into the winter!---some kinds store better than others! thanks; sonny

Re: Garden cooperating

Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:53 pm

WOW.....Thems some serious onions..... :D ....

Re: Garden cooperating

Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:10 pm

We've been hard at it here in Indiana.
All from our farm:
60+ # strawberries
5 gal bucket of garlic
100+ dozen ears of sweet corn
92# of carrots
70 canned quarts of green beans (and several folks who came and picked and took home)
A couple hundred onions
300+# of red and white potatoes
20+ quarts of peas
15# rhubarb
Rasberries and black berries (unknown amount, they get ate before weighing)
Peppers and tomatoes coming on strong now. She's made quite a few jars of ketchup, tomato sauce, juice, and soon salsa.
We've been busy!

Re: Garden cooperating

Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:24 pm

Tomatoes still green though1.jpg
Nice crops Grasser....We've got similar gardens, only mine must be about 1/2 size or a little better of yours....I do have an abundance of tomato plants as I thought the first 30 I planted weren't going to make it cause of a heat wave after transplanting and planted 30 more....Then the first 30 kicked in so now I got 60 plants coming on....At least their different....30 Glamour, 12 BeefSteak, 12 Brandy Wine, 6 Amish Paste...There and almost as high as the Corn....And wife... :lol:This was taken a couple of weeks ago....
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Re: Garden cooperating

Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:02 pm

My tomatoes are slow coming, this year. Rest of the garden is doing well. Got rid of the deer, by plowing up the red clover cover crop, on one side of the garden. They grazed there, then snacked on the garden, for dessert!. Planted Sorghum Sudan grass, in place of the clover. Will produce lots of organic matter, limited nitrogen, but limited Deer interest,which is worth more to me, than the nitrogen. Ed

Re: Garden cooperating

Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:31 am

Yeh, I was talking to a lady the other day at a local farm stand....She asked if I had any ripe tomatoes....I said a few...She said normally local guys would supply her with tomatoes, but everyone is saying their slow to ripen this year...
ScottyD'sdad wrote:My tomatoes are slow coming, this year.
Oh yeah, I been going to order a few fall plantings (bush cherries)...I read in a review that someone used " 1/2" Bar of Irish Spring soap hung on a stick to ward off Deer from eating their cherries and limbs....Last for a couple of years and worked great...
ScottyD'sdad wrote:Got rid of the deer, by plowing up the red clover cover crop
.Now I expect that should get some Hee Haws from some off the boys....Reminder...Do not shoot the messenger.... :lol: Dave