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Old 07-04-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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We have had so much rain but today I picked my first cherry tomatoe - I wish I could frame it because it is just perfect. I have lots of green tomatoes and developing green peppers so things are happening in my garden.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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We have had so much rain but today I picked my first cherry tomatoe - I wish I could frame it because it is just perfect. I have lots of green tomatoes and developing green peppers so things are happening in my garden.
I know the feeling. When that first one ripens, after weeks of anticipation, it's almost emotional. I usually pop it in my mouth and savour all my hard work right there and then.

Then they all start to ripen up, by the dozens, all at once and it's like "what do I do with so many cherry tomatoes!!!!????"

Let's see ... ... salsa, salad, gazpacho, pasta sauce, give some away, more salsa, more salad, give some more away ...

I don't know about everyone else but I always end a cherry tomato harvest with the promise that I'll only plant a couple plants next year. But then I plant 5 or 6 plants. Again.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:18 AM
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snow peas today...

my tomatoes look terrible!!!! way too much rain~

my herbs look good...
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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A few butternut squash, some cucumbers, a gaggle of tomatoes, and some butterbeans that I ate standing in the garden, raw.

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Old 07-04-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: CA
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I've got a lot of green tomatoes and one that's a little more orange every day, but not quite ready to pick yet! A few days ago I picked a mini-bell pepper and ate it.

My neighbor gave me some of her zuchinnis and cukes the other day, but I didn't grow any of those myself.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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Your rains guys have travelled up big North and are keeping my veggies in a paused state. Tomatoes, peppers, peas - all are 5-9" tall only. Who would think it's July!

Picked:

baby mesculine lettuce (mix of all kinds of baby lettuces, arugula-romano-boston-red leaf-..)
green onions
first strawberries
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:46 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Thanks for everyone sharing. I am having veggie envy for those of you off to a good start. Today I saw a couple of baby peppers ready to go, another yellow squash, and a couple of cucumbers. I will gladly take slow and steady.

I finally got a flower on my zucchini plant. Still waiting for those tomatoes.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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I picked some more green beans from my square foot garden today. I have some cucumbers which will be ready to pick later this week. Peppers are on their way too. I also removed some plants killed by deer chewing off all their leaves.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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I was able to get grape tomatoes today. The bigger tomatoes seem to just keep growing and not changing color. I am also getting cucumbers, and have two green bell peppers ready to pick. The herb section is providing basil, peppermint, oregano and chives on a regular basis now also.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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I was able to get grape tomatoes today. The bigger tomatoes seem to just keep growing and not changing color. I am also getting cucumbers, and have two green bell peppers ready to pick. The herb section is providing basil, peppermint, oregano and chives on a regular basis now also.
This reminded me of herbs!

Oregano is growing well, (of course) - if you plan to plant one, choose a place where it wouldn't bother it's neighbors - because it will take over anything.

Creeping thyme is good and healthy, but basil is still struggling to get out of the baby state.

Picking chamomile, clover, and raspberry leaves and drying for teas in winter.
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