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Old 07-07-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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My wife picked our first peas on Sunday, and she put them in a yummy alfredo sauce along with mushrooms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am putting Miracle-Gro on my watermelons every 2 days, I will get them going or as Muttley would say Rasm*($@^& Frasm$@(*!)*(%&!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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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.
I thought I was the only one going through these bizarre emotions. I go through the exact same steps every year, including vowing to plant 1-2 plants next year but never sticking to that plan. But this time I have the answer - I will plant "Big Boys" next year and that should save picking
time
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: CA
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A gazillion red onions! I'm drying them and will braid them and hang them in my kitchen
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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1 cucumber, 2 butternut squash and ate some grapes from the vine while working on the garden. I learned the bluer grapes taste even better than the purple ones.

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Old 07-08-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Gooseberries.

Forgot how good they were. My mother's neighbor had them, about 40 years ago.

We bought this house last June, and moved two from shade to sun on the side. They are doing well and producing maybe a pint this year.

Doing so well, I may plant more.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Lynbrook
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Lettuce - it seems to be the only thing ready so far. I've got flowers on my zucchini, cucumber, and tomato plants but no vegetables. I wonder if I should be fertilizing more.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:39 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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mdvaden- What does a Gooseberry taste like?

KarenBo- When did you plant? My one zucchini plant is taking a very long time. It is just starting to flower. I am giving my plants Miracle Grow once a week and Epsom Salt once a week. I have no idea if it is helping or not but everything is still alive, lol.

I picked 2 cucumbers today.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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younglisa - be careful with Miracle-Gro.

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Old 07-08-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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LALALALALA! My ears...er...eyes are covered! My cold zone will keep me from picking the fun stuff for awhile. HOWEVER! We have turnips, radishes and loads of various lettuces we been picking. I've learned that I LOVE collards and HATE swiss chard. Some of my lettuce is down right too pretty too pick...well almost! And so YUMMY! I've been, well all of us, have been snitching leaves here and there so bad that it looks like rabbits have been in the lettuce patch.

So what have you all been doing with what you pick? Did you know that there is a recipe out there for turnip crisp like apple crisp? Well I have 20 turnips and double that still growing. Gotta find a way to get the kids to eat them besides just soups and stews.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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mdvaden- What does a Gooseberry taste like?

KarenBo- When did you plant? My one zucchini plant is taking a very long time. It is just starting to flower. I am giving my plants Miracle Grow once a week and Epsom Salt once a week. I have no idea if it is helping or not but everything is still alive, lol.

I picked 2 cucumbers today.
Now that's a hard one to explain.

The texture feels like eating a grape.

When ripe, maybe a 5 for sweetness on a scale of 1 to 10.

A slight bit of tartness.

And about the size of a grape.
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