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Old 07-06-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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sounds like all our gardens are starting to produce our dinner. I am picking grape and cherry tomatoes by the dozens plus reg tomatoes. I picked my first bell pepper today, not very big, but still *****ble and I am seeing some okra pods. My squash has just gotten battered by first rain and hail, then too much heat, then rain again. Plus all the weeds, I have a gut feeling it will be pulled out very early this year, like in a month or so. Betweent the crappy weather and the lack of bees it just isn't like years past.

Nita
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Just gave some of my tomatoes and squash to my neighbor. She and her parents (visiting) were very excited. I had my first heirloom tomato and boy it tastes amazing. I have a big zucchini that I will make zucchini bread with. Just love the fact that I am eating something I grow out of a little plant, dirt and lots of love. Now, let's hear how you cook what you harvest. Yesterday I cut on eggplant into small cubes, drizzled with little olive oil and some salt and spread it on a cookie sheet and put them in the oven. When they were ready, I cut a bunch of cherry tomatoes and Anaheim pepper and added them to the eggplant. Added some feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and little salt and black pepper. Mixed all and covered and left in the fridge for an hour. This salad was amazing on toasted bread.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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OMG I think I have too much food! Not a whole lot, but I still have zucchini and beans to eat, and there are more out there! Zucchini bread sounds like a good option, since I don't have any meat left. Guess what I'm making tonight.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OMG I think I have too much food! Not a whole lot, but I still have zucchini and beans to eat, and there are more out there! Zucchini bread sounds like a good option, since I don't have any meat left. Guess what I'm making tonight.
Zucchini makes a great Z, almond bread.

Nita
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Status: "I cannot wait for the heat to break..." (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I was upset when I found a few green worms in my collard greens, I cleaned them up but they did some damage. I don't want to spray anything so I have been doing the cleaning by hand, yuk

Have you tried using eggshells around your plants? I use them in my garden because I can't stand picking out slugs

Here is a quote about eggshells.
"Eggshells can be used as nontoxic pest control in your garden. Take a few eggshells and crush them. Take the broken pieces of eggshells and distribute them around your flowers and plants. The eggshells will keep snails, slugs, and cutworms away without having to implore the use of pesticides that are bad for the environment"

from here:

Reuse Your Eggshells (http://agreenliving.net/reuse-your-eggshells/ - broken link)



I picked one big zucchini and 2 yellow squash today. The zucchini is for dinner
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I picked a small mess of our Kentucky wonder green beans off today!
Cucumbers, and a couple of cherry tomatoes.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Sadly, I pulled out 1/2 of my squash this morning. I don't have a clue what happened to it. It was not squash bugs (I have dealt with them before) it wasn't animals because the squash is enclosed with a 6 ft fence, but it looked like someone had trampled on it and smashed it down, plus some of it was dead. This was only om one side, the rest of the squash garden is fine. This is very strange, but true. Anyway when I pulled it out there were a few awesome hidden squash. I think I am going to plant some cool weather produce like winter squash or something.

NIta
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Cucumbers, new pototoes, and squash.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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More zucchini! I still haven't made the bread, though. But I did get a recipe...baby steps.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It just dawned on me as I am watching the other squash bed die, it is squash bores or boars (whichever) I have had this happen before (many years ago and forgot all about them) There is just about nothing that can be done.
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