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post #21 of 45
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B----yes....the borers got to them....that is why I pulled the entire lot of the squash out yesterday.  Those bugs and the rain just killed the plants.

 

Foam....I am at the Quilt Shop now....don't remember then name...but the little name tag is still in the garden...will look this afternoon.

 

Dirt....I am loving the fresh veggies.  The Pencil Cob corn has not tasseled yet...but its tall!  The green beans have blooms all over the place.

 

Below is an issue that a bunch of us around here are having with our cukes.  Thought at first the cukes had cross pollinated with the squash.  BUT...was told by one of the master gardeners here...that...with all the rain...and them hiding under the foliage...they are doing this.  Hate to waste them....but they are nasty.  Hard almost like a pumpkin.

Here is another pic from what I harvested yesterday.  There was a bunch more...but I sent a bunch home with my Son.

Again...thanks for looking!

 

Kat

post #22 of 45

You need chickens to help with all those plants you are throwing away! Maybe a nice little lawn tractor with 4 or 5 golden buffs........

post #23 of 45
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You need chickens to help with all those plants you are throwing away! Maybe a nice little lawn tractor with 4 or 5 golden buffs........

Maybe I can borrow the chickens from across the street.  The lady has about 4 of them....and they are not allowed in the 'hood.

 

Kat

post #24 of 45

She's safe, 6 or less are just pets. LOL Guineas, ducks, geese and roosters are the exception to the rule.

post #25 of 45

@ Jay...There are some different varieties and veg combos but this is probably the most common style. You can add heat with Chili's too...


So, here's a good "garden variety" recipe to try - especially if you've got some extra veggies from the garden needing to be used before they go to waste. 

Try making a few extra batches for canning - so you can experience the flavor all year around. If you're adventuresome, try making your own variation - just the way you like it! 

Ingredients:

amish-chow-chow

1 c. chopped green tomatoes
1 c. chopped bell peppers
1 c. chopped cabbage
1 whole cucumber, chopped
1 c. chopped onions
2 qt. water
1/4 c. salt
1 c. chopped carrots
1 c. chopped green beans
2 tsp. mustard seed
2 tsp. celery seed
2 c. vinegar
2 c. sugar

Soak the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and onions overnight in water and salt. Drain. Cook carrots and green beans for 10 minutes and drain. Mix all ingredients. Heat to a boil. Pack in jars and seal. Store in the refrigerator or process for longer storage. Makes about a quart and a half.

Chow Chow recipe given by Matthew Miller

post #26 of 45
Thanks Chef Jimmy J!
The recipe looks pretty good.
post #27 of 45
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Foam....looked this morning at the tag for the cabbages....it's a Bonnie Plant....and the name is "Bonnie's Best Cabbage".

 

Here is what some things look like this morning.

some of the maters from this morning....and I shared these with my Mom.

Green beans are happy and have blooms.

 

Will add a few more pics....when Huddler will let me.

 

Kat

post #28 of 45
Thread Starter 

Cayenne peppers to make my Hot Sauce

The pencil cob corn is tall.  Not tasseled yet....but is lush!

 

Kat

post #29 of 45

Looked at our garden yesterday. We have 3 zucchini starting and about a dozen 1" long okra pods. Found 3 more pea pods and  ripe blueberries. We no longer have lettuce harvested it all for two tiny salads last night.

post #30 of 45
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I am wanting to plant some turnips or kale later on for fall.....but there is a jungle a foot in the garden.  I cant pull them all out....but little by little I may get there.

 

Kat

post #31 of 45

Those cabbage look great!  I've got to plan some next year.

post #32 of 45
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I am wanting to plant some turnips or kale later on for fall.....but there is a jungle a foot in the garden.  I cant pull them all out....but little by little I may get there.

 

Kat

Spend 1/2 hour a day weeding it is good for your soul. Bad for your back, good for your soul.

 

Disco

post #33 of 45

Builds Character?

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Builds Character?

According to the missus, if you marry a character, you have made a mistake.

 

Disco

post #35 of 45
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According to the missus, if you marry a character, you have made a mistake.

 

Disco

 

Dang I always wondered what I was doing wrong........... I just figured it was true that women really are smarter than us.

post #36 of 45
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Here are some views from the Victory Garden today.  Corn is finally starting to tassel!  Yipeeee!  Put some epsom salts at the base of the mater plants to give them a boost.  Grey and overcast today....more rain coming...so the epsom salts will get into that dirt.

 

The tallest corn stalk

From the diving board view of the garden

Pole beans are growing great

More tassels on that pencil cob corn!

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Kat

post #37 of 45

That's a nice little garden you have there Kat!  thumb1.gif

post #38 of 45
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That's a nice little garden you have there Kat!  thumb1.gif

Thanks Jeramy!  Having fun and learning what not to do next year.

 

Kat

post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post

Here are some views from the Victory Garden today.  Corn is finally starting to tassel!  Yipeeee!  Put some epsom salts at the base of the mater plants to give them a boost.  Grey and overcast today....more rain coming...so the epsom salts will get into that dirt.

 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Kat

Now I know why it is called a Victory Garden. It certainly is a winner.

 

Disco

post #40 of 45
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Thanks Disco....this is the biggest I have ever done.  Did the Victory part....(1) for history...and back during the Wars....folks did gardens to help feed the family (2) to prove to my Husband that I don't have a black thumb and will actually stick to it (3) just becuz I love canning and fresh produce too.

 

Gotta get to those green beans.

 

Kat

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