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Old 08-25-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Packet says you can eat Kohlrabi raw... I nibbled and it was lie eating a raw Potato. I'll have to get a couple of recipes. You cant stuff it since it's solid like a Potato. Unless you bore it out?

Anyway ... This mornings harvest. Biggest Tomato I ever grew. It's called Porterhouse. Just weighed it and it weighs 1.6 pounds. Took till end of August for a ripe one. LOL

Probably get 3 ripe ones total from the plant but it looks like it would last me a week.

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Old 08-25-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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Pretttyyyyy.

Yeah, now that I recall, I hollowed out the Kohlrabi to stuff it. Diced the innards, added to the cream sauce surrounding the stuffed vegetable in question.

They can get woody and tough sometimes. I could see adding smaller ones to a crudite tray.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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I've been following your thread on here & in CT for some time. This is my first year at Onions & Corn. Harvest of corn was First week in August and onions were August 16. I "stole" your idea about the hay. It worked well. It kept the ground moisture in helped with week control. Thought I share some pictures of the yield.





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Old 08-25-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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I've been following your thread on here & in CT for some time. This is my first year at Onions & Corn. Harvest of corn was First week in August and onions were August 16. I "stole" your idea about the hay. It worked well. It kept the ground moisture in helped with week control. Thought I share some pictures of the yield.



Awesome! Wasn't "my" idea technically LOL but I know what you mean.

You just reminded me to harvest some Corn and Beets for tonights dinner. :-)
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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Harvest today. Awesome Bell Peppers. Im used to seeing rot. Not this year. My compost pile is doing wonders I believe.



But here's what you call non pollinated corn. Whoops. Did I pull them too soon? The hair turned brown and practically disappears so I pulled them.

First time growing more than 5 Corn plants. Bumble Bees were all over the flowers!

1 came out awesome! I guess I'll have to manually pollinate them next time unless one of you has more advice for me.

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Old 08-26-2014, 01:01 PM
 
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You shouldn't have to manually pollinate the corn, especially if lots of bees were present. I do know that you have to plant a substantial amount of corn in multiple rows, not just one row, to get the best results. Also, I made the mistake of planting both a white corn and a yellow corn, but they just got cross pollinated during the season so I learned not to do that again - just pick one type of corn to grow together. What type of corn did you grow? I grew "Golden Beauty", I found it at edenbrothers.com and it was soft and buttery.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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You shouldn't have to manually pollinate the corn, especially if lots of bees were present. I do know that you have to plant a substantial amount of corn in multiple rows, not just one row, to get the best results. Also, I made the mistake of planting both a white corn and a yellow corn, but they just got cross pollinated during the season so I learned not to do that again - just pick one type of corn to grow together. What type of corn did you grow? I grew "Golden Beauty", I found it at edenbrothers.com and it was soft and buttery.
Thanks. Yeah, I have 2 single rows about 2 feet apart from each other, I wonder if that's not enough. We don't get wind much here either (tall trees block it) so it's hard for them to pollinate because nothing shakes the flowers onto the hairs.

I grew Sweet Corn Golden Cross.

Rotating crop next year so I will have more room and sun for the corn.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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Funny... we enter a very warm pattern and I slack off (not motivated to do anything in this weather LOL)

So with the warm and humid spell we've had past couple weeks garden has been better than middle of Summer.

Picking a lot of Okra's, String Beans, Kale, Beets, Peppers, Tomatoes, Even 1 cucumber plant still surviving producing a couple of Cukes.

I just cut off the browns so here's my Tomato patch. Still green. Pretty normal for this time of year but getting towards the end which is usually end of September.

I will make Green Salsa/Sauce with any ones that don't turn.



Here's Okra.. impressed with the plants! Almost looks like Bamboo! Picked them a little too big I guess.



I was so worried about the peppers in June but Im getting some yields this year.

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Old 09-05-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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I just love your garden.. I am hoping I will have a small one next spring. Thanks for sharing all these amazing pics.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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I just love your garden.. I am hoping I will have a small one next spring. Thanks for sharing all these amazing pics.
Thanks! If you don't have the layout yet or haven't started digging and prepping the area yet, I would do it before winter. This way in the spring all you have to do is till the soil and plant. 1 word... Organic Compost!
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