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Old 08-15-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Nice!! I just didn't have the room ready for string beans this year and seeing your patch makes me sad! Yeah....I could have easily done it. I just didn't want to lose any more of the center portion, so went with a 3-sided bed along a fence. I did a bush bean bed that's producing beautifully....but they're bush beans and that means more bending than I want to do. I mean, if I was even CLOSE to 30 again, it wouldn't be an issue. LOL

The only way I'd do bush beans again, is if the bottom of the bed was 24" off the ground!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Harvest pic of the day.

Tomatoes, Cucumber, Kale, Swiss Chard, Hot peppers, Bell peppers, and Eggplant.

That tomato looking vegetable in front is actually a pepper.

Have to bring some to neighbors or learn how to store peppers. or make some Salsa from it. Football & hockey season soon

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Old 08-17-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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August 17, 2013 Harvest:


I picked the other half of them 2 weeks ago.
1 Potato bed is done.

Waiting another week for the other one.



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Old 08-18-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Saving some seeds today from these 4 tomatoes. Black Krim very juicy inside and dark, grows larger than a tennis ball. Not great for sandwich's because it's so juicy but taste is awesome. Maybe good with a Burger?

Next time I'll cut it the other way to see the actual structure inside. Or just Google it.

Campari looks like cherries but they are double the size of a Cherry tomato. Lots of yeilds and quick to ripe.

Farmstand Hybrid is too dry inside but the size is perfect for a Tomato. Lots of yeilds.

Rutgers is awesome. I noticed sizes vary on the plant. Taste is great. Easy to slice.

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Old 08-21-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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You're awesome, Cam! Thanks for the pics and the reviews!!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Does anyone know how to preserve these things so I can actually enjoy them outside 3 days or a week? LOL

Harvest for today August 22, 2013. String Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes, couple mini corns, and a 4.4 pound Zuchinni!

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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What a harvest!
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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Does anyone know how to preserve these things so I can actually enjoy them outside 3 days or a week? LOL

Harvest for today August 22, 2013. String Beans, Peppers, Tomatoes, couple mini corns, and a 4.4 pound Zuchinni!
Cambium, I have a friend in Washington D.C., an avid gardener, but more recently, a food preservation guru. She does some writing for the New York Times, and she has this wonderful blog where you can learn a lot about canning, pickling and preserving in general. She is working on a cookbook now, about food preservation, but I don't know when it's due for publication. Probably early next year.

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Kitchen: Cathy Barrow
Mrs Wheelbarrow's Kitchen
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I believe this is Butternut Squash? A family member gave me seeds to plant back in April and told me it was string beans. LOL!!



Pretty peppers



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Old 08-31-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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12 Pound Butternut Squash. 1st time growing it.




Lots of Pepper yields this year and it hasn't been that hot



Not bad for August 31st but you can tell the Tomatoes are towards the end of the season now. About another month and their done

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