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Old 05-22-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Basil production has far exceeded expectations, I am gonna have to snip and dry basil every day this week.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Basil production has far exceeded expectations, I am gonna have to snip and dry basil every day this week.
and the one thing I have that is doing almost nothing is my basil. My thai basel is doing great, the regular almost nothing.

Nita
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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and the one thing I have that is doing almost nothing is my basil. My thai basel is doing great, the regular almost nothing.

Nita
You know, I dont know what the deal with my thai basil is, but it seems that it gets to a certain point, usually right before it bolts, and then it just gives up the ghost.
This is the 2nd year its done that.
The mammoth basil and sweet basil are going wild.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Awesome, I still have my grandmothers crocks, I am gonna plant cabbage in the late garden and see if I can make her kraut, I have her recipe.
BTW, do you have u pick blueberry places there?
The ones around here didnt really get a crop due to the non-winter, I called the one right down the road, sure was disappointed when they told me.
I am tempted to try the same. We love kruat and it would be fun to make my own, but without the crock, the quicker method. I don't use the lime for pickling anymore either. I have a recipe that still takes the 2 days, but no lime. I am not sure which way I like the most, both seem to make a pretty good pickle. It seems to depend more on the freshness of the pickles than the lime or whatever. I can't grow enough to make it pay so we have to depend on the farmers market and hope they are tellin us the truth as to when the cukes were picked.

Nita
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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You know, I dont know what the deal with my thai basil is, but it seems that it gets to a certain point, usually right before it bolts, and then it just gives up the ghost.
This is the 2nd year its done that.
The mammoth basil and sweet basil are going wild.
In NM I never had any problems, I would either have to forget it or freeze it in ice cubes, here I have yet to have it really take off. I might try buying one more plant at the nursery and see what happens. Heck for $2 or $3 what do I have to lose? I will still have plenty of fresh for a few months...

Nita
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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In NM I never had any problems, I would either have to forget it or freeze it in ice cubes, here I have yet to have it really take off. I might try buying one more plant at the nursery and see what happens. Heck for $2 or $3 what do I have to lose? I will still have plenty of fresh for a few months...

Nita
Lol, I picked and ate what I could, dried the rest, and am just gonna buy some more seed this weekend.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I need to get off of CD long enough to go pick my tomatoes.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Finally have some blooms on my eggplants, dont know why it took so long, just glad to finally see them!
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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Does anyone have any idea why my zucchini is producing mostly male flowers? I have 3 large plants and they bloom like crazy, but probably 85% of the blooms are male so I'm not getting hardly any zuchs.

BTW, Kshe, I'm jealous of your big gardening space. We moved last year to a house we love, but the yard is small. Wonder what my husband would do if I said, "You know what? We need to move to a house with a bigger yard...."
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I need to get off of CD long enough to go pick my tomatoes.
enjoy every bite and think about us, up here, in NWA. We don't have any wipe yet, but we are close. The other night, when we got home, I did find 4 grape ones that had wipened. The other 100 are green. I say 100, heck, I am not counting but there are a lot of grapes and romas.

I spotted my first squash this morning, now let's hope it was pollinated, not like last year, when we got lots of babies, but they never matured.

Nita
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