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Old 07-26-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Grilling pork chops. From the garden having lettuce, grilled squash, grilled onions, grilled sweet banana peppers, snap beans and snow peas.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Is this time to plant new things already? I pulled out my cabbage after the worms got the best out of it while I was away and I have an empty space. Does winter squash get huge like summer squash?
Pretty much it does: I would plant your winter squash now..At least I planted mine. I figure I will start getting some the end of Sept and continue into mid November.. I won't plant any other winter veggies but I do have sweet pots planted.

Nita
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Yay I got all my peaches from the tree ALMOST before the critters. Woot! Unfortunatley, an insect still got into the "bagged" peach. So I think my "bagging" may have been pretty much a failed experiment. I did use waxed paper with slits, though...so who knows.

I also have been eating one or two asian pears daily. They're not 100% ripe, but I figured I would try to beat the animals this time. Picked a couple of tomatoes, but they're not ripening very fast. I did get some baby "pear" type and some cherry ones. The ones that volunteered from last year and are somehow in my flower beds are also producing tomatoes.

No insects on the tommytoes yet, but I have been picking them about 3/4's ripe. HEY Mnita Good idea about planting winter squash now. I have some butternut seed. Maybe if I plant them now the borers won't get them. I still have room in a couple of beds to stick some seeds!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yay I got all my peaches from the tree ALMOST before the critters. Woot! Unfortunatley, an insect still got into the "bagged" peach. So I think my "bagging" may have been pretty much a failed experiment. I did use waxed paper with slits, though...so who knows.

I also have been eating one or two asian pears daily. They're not 100% ripe, but I figured I would try to beat the animals this time. Picked a couple of tomatoes, but they're not ripening very fast. I did get some baby "pear" type and some cherry ones. The ones that volunteered from last year and are somehow in my flower beds are also producing tomatoes.

No insects on the tommytoes yet, but I have been picking them about 3/4's ripe. HEY Mnita Good idea about planting winter squash now. I have some butternut seed. Maybe if I plant them now the borers won't get them. I still have room in a couple of beds to stick some seeds!
My understanding and I could be wrong is: planting this late, as the weather starts to cool down we are not as apt to get the borers or squash bugs.

NIta
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Finally, the last couple of days I've harvested some yellow roma tomatoes from my potted plant! (The tag says roma, but they are very small, like grape tomatoes.) They're sweet and delicious!
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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My understanding and I could be wrong is: planting this late, as the weather starts to cool down we are not as apt to get the borers or squash bugs.

NIta
I don't know, of course, but I think you're right. I think the squash borers have a "life cycle" that begins in Spring. Now the borers are adults so they won't be "laying" on things and having their babies chew the life out of them.

It's all becomig clear to me now... *sings* the ciiiircle of liiife

Anyway, I have more seeds...and I hope you're right. I have a good feeling about having some yummy pumpkins in time for Thanksgiving.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I made some zucchini bread yesterday and it's all gone but one slice, trying to not stuff my face with it . I have couple zucchini on one plant and mom is plotting for them "she says: just let them grow big so you can use only one for the bread". I love my mom
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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My garden provided me with wonderful ingredients to make a basic salad. I had an assorted lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, dill and I added a red onion. I enjoyed the freshness of my salad.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Sounds nice ShellyR. I discovered a big cucumber yesterday, it was hidden and it was a really nice surprise, we didn't have much cukes, so I was thrilled to find this big one. I am having it in a salad today with a few of my cherry tomatoes.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I got another asian pear today, and I picked some sage for one of my coworkers. The tomatoes are there in droves, but taking FOREVER to ripen...The blackberry bush has blackberries on it, but the insects generally get those by the time they're ripe. I ate a couple of pinkish ones just so I could say I had some. LOL Maybe I'll try the insecticidal soap.
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