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Old 08-29-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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I am getting loads of sweet green bell peppers out of 2 pepper plants. This is the harvest from a few weeks ago. Yesterday we took another load to church to share.

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Old 08-30-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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I don't like any kind of pepper but those in the picture DO look good.

My Black Cherry heirlooms have done great this summer in pots. I think someone on here identified them for me last year because they were mismarked and I had no idea what these little purple tomatoes were.

I saved the seeds in the fridge and planted them in some compost (we just use an old garbage can to make compost) but I always do use a dose of Miracle Grow for Tomatoes when they start producing, just to help them along.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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The groundhog has been back a couple more times and has just about cleaned me out. I've got two peppers and one basil plant left. I think it's only a matter of time.
"it's only a matter of time..." this had me LOL!

Poor garden. I hope you are able to fend them off!
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:25 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Okay, avid gardening people, help solve The Case of the Mystery Tomato!

We bought what was labeled a Celebrity plant. But here is what we got:



Huge, half-pound and larger fruits, deeply lobed, prone to cracking and marking, and the plant itself behaving like an indeterminate 'heirloom.' There are new blossoms on it now. And it's in a pot. Yikes. What is it, and how are we gonna provide support for it?

Whatever they are, they're goooood.
Without seeing the leaves, it's hard to say. Kind of looks like German Johnson.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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"it's only a matter of time..." this had me LOL!

Poor garden. I hope you are able to fend them off!
The basil dried out. I still have the peppers, though.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:30 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I don't like any kind of pepper but those in the picture DO look good.

My Black Cherry heirlooms have done great this summer in pots. I think someone on here identified them for me last year because they were mismarked and I had no idea what these little purple tomatoes were.

I saved the seeds in the fridge and planted them in some compost (we just use an old garbage can to make compost) but I always do use a dose of Miracle Grow for Tomatoes when they start producing, just to help them along.
You have got to try these!
How to Cook Spanish-Style Pimientos de Padrón | Serious Eats



I don't know any place in the States that does this simple dish right, but in Spain, it's the one thing I miss maybe the most and would make plans to have the first day back.
Grew them in NorCal this year, but not enough of them, unfortunately. The plants I grew weren't very prodigious producers.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:42 AM
 
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The grasshoppers came and ate our tomato plants down to the nubs. It was bizarre, the plants were there one day and the next day the tomato plants were done! Gone.

Grasshoppers do not like bell pepper plants. They didn't even nibble on it.

HB2, those bell peppers look great. I remember one year we ended up having a freezer full of stuffed bell peppers. I had my fill that year.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I just pulled out all the plants yesterday, I am left with some basil, rosemary and mint. It has finally gotten below 90s here, so after I finish pulling weeds and freshening the bed, I'll stick a few cool weather plants in.
Sadly, I am giving up tomatoes for good. Nothing I do will make them grow here.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I just pulled out all the plants yesterday, I am left with some basil, rosemary and mint. It has finally gotten below 90s here, so after I finish pulling weeds and freshening the bed, I'll stick a few cool weather plants in.
Sadly, I am giving up tomatoes for good. Nothing I do will make them grow here.
While you are giving up on tomatoes, I will give up on squash I think. I had so much in NM I prayed for the squash bugs to come and eat them. Here, I am doing good to get 1/2 dozen each year: none this year.

I have slowly but surely pulled out a lot of my stuff; I still have plenty of tomatoes if you can find them through the weeds. Our herbs are still great but other than that, even our okra is about had it. I won't start moving the containers for about a month. We have to borrow our sils dolly, dump the dirt from the ones that are weeds, etc. We are pretty busy for the next few weeks.

The front; all flowers are gone as well as the basil. I did pull out the summer plants along the railing yesterday and replaced them with fall flowering plants that need no water. I think some call them plastic.
I do have a couple of nice mum plants for the front steps. That is it until next spring.
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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I'm still picking the black cherry tomatoes, just got another bowl full today. This is just from three plants.

Right now I'm cooking beets. There are only a few more beets left in the ground.

I only have a teeny yard now but it's surprising what you can grow alongside the house.

I do wish I had planted rosemary this year. It won't survive the winter in the house in this part of the country though. That's what "they" say and I have to agree, sadly enough. Although I did keep some alive in a terrarium (to keep it moist) once, took it to Virginia in the car and then it froze to death just before we reached home. I forgot to bring it into the motel.
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