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Old 08-06-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Kohlrabi greens. They're DELICIOUS. I had them with organic lo mein noodles. Ate some tomatoes and a raspberry. I have ONE apple LOL on the trees I planted last year. So far it's still worm-free. An Asian pear.
Sounds like a very healthy meal. I am dreaming of having a house with an orchard with different fruit trees. I had a house like that once before and I really enjoyed eating fresh fruit and making jam and preserves. Yum.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Sounds like a very healthy meal. I am dreaming of having a house with an orchard with different fruit trees. I had a house like that once before and I really enjoyed eating fresh fruit and making jam and preserves. Yum.
Dang Happe, thanks for reminding me, I also have Apples on the tree, they are mostly reddish and I have forgotten which variety. I picked a half a dozen figs off the tree this afternoon, they did not make it inside the house. Funny how figs can evaporate!!! and "quickly" too!!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Oh figs, I love figs and wish if I have a big tree. My baby fig tree has some little ones on it but I don't think I can eat them this year. Maybe next year.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I want a fig tree tooo! Hope you guys enjoy the figs. Will I be guilty of copying if I plant one this fall? I got a couple more Asian pears and tomatoes. I planted various tomatoes, but it looks like I'm just getting red and yellow cherries and red grapes. I ate two blackberries as well. I need to clean out my gutters!

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Old 08-08-2011, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I had the 4 cukes growing on my plant at the same time so been eating one everyday. I had a salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, cuke, green peppers, (store bought lettuce and green onion) it still was great. I have couple eggplants that I intend to make moussaka with, will report when I do that. My harvest is getting lower, I guess we are getting close to the end of the season, I don't have time and it's too hot for me to plant more stuff. I really hope we get a break from the heat this weekend so I can plant some winter squash before it's too late, we'll see.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I had the 4 cukes growing on my plant at the same time so been eating one everyday. I had a salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, cuke, green peppers, (store bought lettuce and green onion) it still was great. I have couple eggplants that I intend to make moussaka with, will report when I do that. My harvest is getting lower, I guess we are getting close to the end of the season, I don't have time and it's too hot for me to plant more stuff. I really hope we get a break from the heat this weekend so I can plant some winter squash before it's too late, we'll see.
I hope you do as well. We got ours last night, in fact it rained off and on all night with lots of thunder and lightening; it kept me awake cause the dog was so scared. Now, hopefully my tomato blossoms and the rest of the cukes will set. We are still getting tomatoes, cukes and okra (I am sick of the stuff) plus a very few peppers, not many. In fact I might pull them out in the next week or so.

NIta
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I hope you do as well. We got ours last night, in fact it rained off and on all night with lots of thunder and lightening; it kept me awake cause the dog was so scared. Now, hopefully my tomato blossoms and the rest of the cukes will set. We are still getting tomatoes, cukes and okra (I am sick of the stuff) plus a very few peppers, not many. In fact I might pull them out in the next week or so.

NIta
Boy Nita, you are on a roll, if something doesn't produce you pull it out.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I got more tomatoes today as well as 2 asian pears. A lot of the remaining pears are kind of deformed looking...I wonder if it is stinkbugs? Anywhoo...I hope it is not too late LOL We have been getting BEAUCOUP rain....and actually I have a minor washout near my back steps and one of the slopes...And it is raining again today!

But I don't complain about rain. It is so beautiful and peaceful...and the humidity is good for my skin! I also planted Yes more trees this Spring, so God is looking after them for me. Nita, the pumpkins and winter squash I planted now have two sets of leaves!

I think I'm going to force my family (now I actually have furniture) to come to my house for Thanksgiving. I'm a little tempted to plant a couple of pumpkins near the entrance...They'll be ready by Thanksgiving, right?
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Lots of cucumbers, yay! Fava beans, tomatoes, lettuces doing well. Just planted some unusual radishes.

Also, I bought what I thought were spaghetti squash plants, because we love spaghetti squash. The plants were labeled "pasta squash" and they are growing like crazy, about 20 squash, 7 inches to a foot or so long and big around, but with a white shell instead of yellow like the spaghetti squash in the store. One broke itself off the vine and so I cut into it, and it looks nothing like spaghetti squash. I hope whatever this is, we like it, because we have a lot of it!
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Fields of Green, just let us know where you live and we can stop by and the squash you don't want
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