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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 11-10-2018, 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 11-11-2018, 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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Old 01-17-2019, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I actually have some parsley still growing in one of my containers. It is a container on legs so doesn't get the coldness from the grown and we haven't had a lot of frost this year. I think I am going to get my act together and pick it today. We are due for possible single digits starting tomorrow night.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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I put my winter sowing containers outside this week. Since I'm moving, I'm doing a smaller garden this year. Just tomatoes and peppers.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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I direct sown green onion seeds on the raised bed yesterday. My experience tell me green onions can survive in the snow, either that or my cabin fever is making me jumping the gun
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I forgot to pick my parsley: haven't checked cause it is still pretty dark and cold out but bet it isnt still alive. I would love to do the green onions, but have no seeds. I think I will check and see if I can find some.
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