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Old 08-12-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Less than half inch of rain in last 4 weeks. Flash flooding and torrential rains coming tonight. Either too dry or too much around here.

My Tomato Harvest This morning August 11, 2014

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Old 08-12-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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Pix are great!

You can send some of that rain our way. We're in a severe drought with no end in sight.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Pix are great!

You can send some of that rain our way. We're in a severe drought with no end in sight.
Well... we never got the big rains (only 1.25") but 25 miles from here was a NY State 1 day precip total record. Islip Long Island got 13.50 inches within 12hrs. Yes... you read that right. Sick. Major flooding.

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Well.... it's that time of year again...... Oh wait... It's August still. With temps struggling past 70s and DRY it feels like September here past few days.

Cucumbers are on last legs. I cleaned up the diseased ones. Left pic is before. Right pic is after. Notice the pile on the ground. Leaves were shriveled you can't even tell much from the left pic. lol




Closeup of the good and the bad



Most likely last harvest of the year for cukes. Had a good run. Over 30 Cucumbers on 5-7 plants.

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Old 08-17-2014, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Cambium, your garden is awesome. The weather across the country this summer can only be described as B-I-Z-A-R-R-E! We've had almost perfect weather, save for generally cool nights, but the midwest and east has had the strangest summer ever. Your garden overall looks like it did very well considering.. my guess is that this is not your banner year, so to have harvested what you did should be considered quite the success.

Perhaps I've missed it somewhere in your blog, but what's on your fall planting agenda? I have yet to plant anything, but I need to get on it! I was overly ambitious in spring, so I'm toning it down for fall - just looseleaf lettuces and some spinach..
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Cambium, your garden is awesome. The weather across the country this summer can only be described as B-I-Z-A-R-R-E! We've had almost perfect weather, save for generally cool nights, but the midwest and east has had the strangest summer ever. Your garden overall looks like it did very well considering.. my guess is that this is not your banner year, so to have harvested what you did should be considered quite the success.

Perhaps I've missed it somewhere in your blog, but what's on your fall planting agenda? I have yet to plant anything, but I need to get on it! I was overly ambitious in spring, so I'm toning it down for fall - just looseleaf lettuces and some spinach..
Thanks! Gardens had a late start (2 weeks late) but recovered. Definitely not a banner year but not a losing year as normal temps helped them recover. Nothing bolted or grew a lot because it wasn't a Hot summer. (Only 1 90°F temp!)

You reminded me...I will get a picture of the pepper plants which were a stick still in June. I thought I wasn't going to see peppers this year.

I usually have an end of year summary along with the weather.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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How did the okra end up doing? And do you like the taste? (I think you wrote that you'd never had it before?!)

I hated it when I was a kid but I bet that fresh okra from your own garden is VERY different!!
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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How did the okra end up doing? And do you like the taste? (I think you wrote that you'd never had it before?!)

I hated it when I was a kid but I bet that fresh okra from your own garden is VERY different!!
Nope... Not a big fan. Unique flavor/texture but not something I'm used to.. I know it's good for us but I didn't enjoy it much. Not satisfying enough.

I used Olive Oil, pepper, salt. No curry powder. Mixed in a bowl then Roasted for 15 minutes at 450°

Gotta pick them small. I noticed the bigger ones were stringy and harder to chew into. Very gooey

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Old 08-23-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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August 23, 2014

Never grew or tasted Kohlrabi. Tried to grill it, didn't like it but I think I was supposed to dress it up. I grow, I don't cook. LOL



Still going good with the consistent 70s and clouds.



Lots of tomatoes.



I made 9 Jars so far. Notice the one in the back? Bottom of jar broke while boiling. Others sealed fine. Probably just a bad jar.

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Old 08-23-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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I dunno 'bout grilling kohlrabi. When we grew it, we used to stuff it with minced pork and butter-steam it, or peel-dice-simmer in a cream sauce with tomato bits.

It was good, but I haven't grown it in years.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Never heard of kohlrabi ... but Cambium, that photo of it looks like something from an alien world!
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