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Old 10-08-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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We are still getting cherry tomatoes every day or so and we got about a dozen bell peppers from some friends of ours. I don't know what I will do with them. They are on the small side but obviously very good. I may do stuffed bells peppers and just serve 2 each instead of the 1 each. I used most of the basil for pesto; still have rosemary and some parsley. Othe r than that the garden is all cleaned and ready for next spring.

Yep. Just have perennial herbs left now...
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I've planted some snow peas in containers on my balcony here in San Jose. Should get a small harvest before we get any frost - crossing my fingers. At least they'll be pretty and make my balcony less sad, now that the tomatoes that practically covered the balcony are gone.

I also started some bok choy inside under grow lights in a big tote. I've never tried this before. The basil under grow lights indoors is still growing nicely. I may also try some cilantro indoors under the grow lights.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've planted some snow peas in containers on my balcony here in San Jose. Should get a small harvest before we get any frost - crossing my fingers. At least they'll be pretty and make my balcony less sad, now that the tomatoes that practically covered the balcony are gone.

I also started some bok choy inside under grow lights in a big tote. I've never tried this before. The basil under grow lights indoors is still growing nicely. I may also try some cilantro indoors under the grow lights.
Let us know about the bok choy. I absolutely love the stuff. As for the first frost: that is funny as we are expecting ours in just a week or so most likely. I picked the last of our tomatoes and have wrapped them in new paper to hopefully get ripe. That is he difference between a few thousand miles.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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I bought a load of compost. I planted four tomato plants, four different varieties, and they all went nuts. It was my first experience with growing tomatoes so I had no expectations. A pepper plant, dahlias, and everything I planted in the compost flourished beyond all my expectations. I am now a big fan of compost because I have no idea what I am doing when I plant something. Nothing is going to live based on any care it gets from me. I am a water and cross your fingers type.
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Old Yesterday, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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to my shock, yesterday I decided to pick the last of the parsley and rosemary. I went to the gardening area which I hadn't paid any attention to for weeks and there was one container or tomatoes I hadn't forgotten about. I did pick the herbs, decided I should take the time to pull out that last plant and now I have about a dozen cherry tomatoes in the window to get ripe. I don't think I have ever picked tomatoes quite this late and just in time: right now it is 15 degrees outside.
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Old Today, 01:32 PM
 
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I found one pink tomato in my garden. I won’t pick it yet. But my sage bush is all dry and wilted.
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