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Old 09-29-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Teenagers - indeed, lesson learned.

Funny story!
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Thanks!
I grew this for my teenage son who wanted to see how it would do. He tried a piece of one. OMG was it hilarious. I had warned him the Ghost Pepper is one of the hottest but being 17 and thinking he "knows it all"......LOLOL
I made sure he had a glass of milk available. He tried a little piece. Said "Oh, not bad"......then a minute later he was gulping down the milk and swearing. He ended up drinking half a gallon of milk. I said "Well, not feeling so cocky now uh?" Baaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa
Lesson learned! (and I had even showed him the week before a pepper eating contest on You Tube that included the Ghost Pepper. It was the second to last pepper. It started out with 12 people and was down to 2 when it came to the Ghost Pepper)
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Nomadicus, I presume that you are harvesting nettle.

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It's an "Itchy Job" but it does have rewards. Around this area a medium size basket sells for $20 and up. Even this late in the season we pick $75-100 a week.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Potato digging time. I planted 50lbs of certified seed and about 20 pounds of leftover potatoes from last year. I harvested 9 bushel which is 540 lbs. It was another great gardening year with just the right amount of rain and sunshine!!!



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Old 10-02-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Nomadicus, I presume that you are harvesting nettle.
Okra. 2-3 more weeks if weather holds as forecast.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Harvested my sweet potato this last weekend. Never grew it before! Had a couple plants and got about a full 5 gallon bucket full of them
It's awesome!!
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Harvested my sweet potato this last weekend. Never grew it before! Had a couple plants and got about a full 5 gallon bucket full of them
It's awesome!!
wow, good for you. I used to do them every year, didn't get that many but plenty for us. We never harvested them until early November.

My garden is just about gone but I haven't actually pulled to much of it out. We still have basil and with the prediction of some rain starting tonight we might have one more okra meal.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well 30f and heavy frost this morning, my garden is officially done for good. It was a nice three weeks of harvesting though. Cantaloupes, honey dew, watermelon, pumpkin never got big enough to pick, but got bags and bags of squash, tomatoes, peppers, onions. The rabbits and deer got my cucumbers, kale and lettuce.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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wow, good for you. I used to do them every year, didn't get that many but plenty for us. We never harvested them until early November.

My garden is just about gone but I haven't actually pulled to much of it out. We still have basil and with the prediction of some rain starting tonight we might have one more okra meal.
I just love gardening!!

and Good for you my dear---that's great
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Well 30f and heavy frost this morning, my garden is officially done for good. It was a nice three weeks of harvesting though. Cantaloupes, honey dew, watermelon, pumpkin never got big enough to pick, but got bags and bags of squash, tomatoes, peppers, onions. The rabbits and deer got my cucumbers, kale and lettuce.
I've decided I'm not going to plant lettuce anymore. The rabbits get mine LOLOL
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:49 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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I've decided I'm not going to plant lettuce anymore. The rabbits get mine LOLOL
Try planting it in a cold frame: simple wood frame covered by an old storm window. That extends your growing season by at least two months and provides protection from the critters. During the warm months, remove the window but keep the frame covered with netting.
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