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Old 07-26-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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15 Jars so far. Fresh Homemade. Even the Garlic I used was from the garden and the pepper..

I'm curious how that one with the pepper I put in will taste like. Looks pretty cool!




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Old 07-26-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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I have never grown cukes, but Im thinking I will plant some nationals this fall. You've inspired me! Are those pickles difficult to do? Do you have to pressure cook them?
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I have never grown cukes, but Im thinking I will plant some nationals this fall. You've inspired me! Are those pickles difficult to do? Do you have to pressure cook them?
Cool! But where are you located? Cukes are typically planted in Spring and Summer.

1st time takes time. After that it's simple. Write it down. Find which taste works best for you.

Step 1. Make the Brine. Look online for recipes.

Actually... I posted this before in this thread, it's worth posting again because It's what got me started and it very good. Enjoy.


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Old 07-26-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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Im in mid Florida. My gardening is backwards from yours. Im in your winter now!
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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July 29, 2015 Very hot day. Hit 92°F IMBY with a normal DP of 65°. No rains in 1.5 weeks. Only 1/2" in last 2 weeks.

Harvest for today.

Whiffle ball gives perspective how big those Tomatoes are. The pinkish one is called "Steak Sandwich". VERY juicy! Mmmmm

Mmmm Fresh Beets.



Cucumbers loving the heat. Just gave all the plants a good drink.

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Old 08-03-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I usually do a monthly update regarding the weather and crop but I've been out of it lately for 1 reason.

For period of July 19 to August 4th it's the 6th warmest on record. It's been Hot so I could care less. Just want winter to come.

Harvest for today August 3rd. Picked over 75 cucumbers this year. Bunch of tomatoes too and some are pretty big size.

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Old 08-03-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Cam, your harvests this season have been beautiful! Do you eat all of your larger tomatoes fresh or do you freeze for sauce later? I love tomatoes, but I'm not sure I could eat that many before some would go bad. I have only now harvested a few small handfuls of cherry tomatoes - still waiting for the larger beefsteaks to blush! They always take longer here because of our cool nights.

Those pickles look delicious, too - can't wait to start making my own soon!
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Oh cam congrats on all those maters . I have already figured out for my coming yard (yes we found the house , now we are waiting for the seller to say yes to the offer , it has only been a couple of days so any day now I'm hoping )I m going to only plant like 4-5 tomatoe plants so that I don't let anything spoil or rot . so like 3 of the beefsteak and two cherry so that we don't over do it . Maybe a couple of squash too . Who knows ? just want to stand in the yard and take a deep breathe and Thank God for his blessing of a house . But anyways you cam and nick man are awesome I could not ask for better tomatoe growing friends ..
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Do you eat all of your larger tomatoes fresh or do you freeze for sauce later?

I love tomatoes, but I'm not sure I could eat that many before some would go bad. I have only now harvested a few small handfuls of cherry tomatoes - still waiting for the larger beefsteaks to blush! They always take longer here because of our cool nights.

Those pickles look delicious, too - can't wait to start making my own soon!
I give some away and usually jar them but I'm not in the mood this year to preserve tomatoes. I been focusing on the pickles which is an incredible year for the cukes.

Freezing tomatoes is the worst thing I ever did. HORRIBLE taste afterwards. might as well buy from the store. lol

I wish I had cool nights. Sick of summer. I haven't been in the 50s overnight since mid July and low 50s since June.
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Fresh harvest today on the right but can you spot the 1 pound tomato? (Porterhouse). Time to preserve

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