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Old 07-25-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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I love all the photos, Cambium. The photo of red potatoes really brings back memories of a garden at home many years ago. Some of those red ones were so big, one potato could make enough mashed potatoes to feed three people. Our garden was in an old horse corral so we didn't have to fertilize, at all. Best garden ever! Yours is fantastic! Seriously, I look at the corn, potatoes, beets, onions and tomatoes and my mouth starts watering. Now I'm hungry for a great big corn on the cob with melted butter and a sprinkle of salt. Yum
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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Thanks. Thanks. And Thanks.

Yeah... I get squeamish too but only when I don't know where they are. I think the fear comes more from being scared to touch them.. Once I realized that, looking doesn't hurt now. :-) Think of them as angels in the dirt. lol
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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Turned and moved the compost pile. Always amazed how quick things breakdown. It's like I couldn't tell where the kitchen scraps were from just a few days ago. Hard to tell from pic but soil is rich in color. Wow.

Wood Ash
Kitchen Scraps
Grass Clippings
Leaves
Weeds
Horse Manure with wood chips
Cardboard

Little pile on left Im using now to dress up some plants. Pile on right is for Spring time tilling in garden.

When leaves fall I will put the pile where the small one is now.




I made a horseshoe shape when I moved it. I think I will add to the height and condense.

Also interesting to note the pile is not as hot as last year.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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Well its about time! July 27, 2014 is the 1st time picking a regular size ripe tomato.

Steak Sandwich Hybrid here.

About 2 weeks late.



I'm actually going to wait until the end of the day to pick it. If it's not a redder color maybe tomorrow morning. I want to beat the squirrels and put the energy into turning the other fruit on the tree.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:29 AM
 
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This mornings harvest July 30, 2014: Couple of beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, radish and Serrano Purple peppers

Out of 7 Cuke plants only 4 are still producing. The other 3 I pulled because of disease. I'm well over 25 Cucumbers I harvested in last 4 weeks from just a few plants. Lost count. Lots of Pickling Jars I have. LOL



Another 22 Potatoes pulled which makes 210 Grand total and I left a few still in there. I had more Red Norland yields than yellows

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Old 07-30-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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Cambium, what do you do with all the extra potatoes? I know you can freeze them, but do they come out of the freezer well?
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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Cambium, what do you do with all the extra potatoes? I know you can freeze them, but do they come out of the freezer well?
Believe it or not, after I Give them away, I didn't have enough this year. We used about 20 just for one meal of mashed potatoes. lol Guess I have to go for 400 of them next year..
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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July 31, 2014

I have no idea except the fact I added soil from my organic compost pile. Wish they all came out as big as that one. Bigger than a hardball!

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Old 07-31-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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July 31, 2014


Okra Update... Notice the left side of the row is smaller than the right side. The right side was started indoors. Left side was seeded direct. This is why we have to start indoors around here.. Not enough time.. Haven't harvested anything from them yet.



My Corn not looking bad. Don't make fun of the grass growing. Looks like the cardboard is losing it's power. lol



Closeup

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Old 07-31-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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Great idea - baseball and golf ball. Really gave me a better picture of how big your veggies are.
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