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Old 07-17-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I picked my very first cherry tomato yesterday. Ate it right then and there, all warm from the sun. It was fabulous.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Default wish i'd posted sooner...

Two weeks ago, we pulled up our beets and turnips (which never really grew, thanks to us planting them too late). We roasted the tiny roots and cooked up the beet greens--SO good. We'll be replanting around 8/15 to see if we get better root growth.

Over the last 2 weeks we've picked a total of 7 zucchini (1 today), most of which we made into zucchini bread.

Our bush beans have not done very well, and we've only picked a total of 10, 4 of those just yesterday. Not sure why the plants look so scrawny (they only stand about a foot tall)...I decided to replant a few more, but this time in buckets with potting soil.

My herbs have done a little better: almost daily, I'm harvesting off the dill, thyme, and purple basil. Still haven't started using the tarragon or sage--I'm still looking for the best ways to preserve them and the rest.

What I'm most eager to see ripen are my tomatoes. All sixteen (16!) plants. Yes, we went overboard LOL. I saw one Early Girl with a blush of orange/red yesterday, but was unsure if I should wait longer to pick it.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Two burpless cucumbers!
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I picked 'maters! I picked peppers! And an eggplant!

*happy dance*
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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Our tomatoes are finally turning. But we've been getting some good zucchinis for awhile now and more are on the way. Zucchini bread, zucchini added to pasta sauce, zucchinis with tomato, yum.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Cucumbers and broccolli. This is the latest I've ever had broccolli here, it's usually bolted by the end of June.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Eastern Maine
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a second quart of raspberries. I can deal with a quart every day.... I can taste the jelly already
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:39 PM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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It was a good morning. I got a small variety of veggies.

One big zucchini(for bread or fritters), 1 yellow squash, cucmbers, and green beans. I know those tomatoes are getting ready to pop.

Next year I would love to add some fruit. What are easy fruits to grow?
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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Next year I would love to add some fruit. What are easy fruits to grow?
I have a cherry tree - meh, gives about 10 cherries every year. I don't know if another (male) tree is needed, or if it's not a very giving variety. You need to read on them before buying.

Plum tree - the yellow plums variety, the easiest to grow ever, - I do Nothing to it, it gives enough of yellow plums to eat and to make jams.

Peach trees grow in other people yards, and seem to be easy, too. I went to U-pick and got 25lbs of them one year - not just for jams, but peach salsas, peach rum sauce, and bbq sauce.

Pear tree is on my list.

Apple trees are of many varieties, from red to yellow to green. Not hard to grow, neither.

Less known trees like sea buckthorn - good to grow for various ailments.

I find trees and bushes require much much less attention than vegetables. They may need some pruning when they are bigger, but that's once a year, and some propagating, maybe, if you want to make more trees out of the one.

Nice to see this progression, from veggies to fruit! This way, beekeeping is on the horizon, with the trees and the fields around that you have
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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I am a first time urban gardener from Newark, NJ. My garden sits between bricks and concrete. I have started to get some cucumbers and a lot of string beans. However, all of my tomatos have rotten spots on the bottom. What is this? What can I do to fix the problem? HELP!!
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