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Offline trusk4u

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2011, 02:13:43 PM »
Finally have some baby cucumbers here that should be ready soon and a mixing bowl full of tomatoes!  Two of the plants decided to explode this week so we will be eating a lot of tomato based stuff.

You can freeze some too. Great for sauces and stuff in the winter!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2011, 02:42:27 PM »
Finally have some baby cucumbers here that should be ready soon and a mixing bowl full of tomatoes!  Two of the plants decided to explode this week so we will be eating a lot of tomato based stuff.

You can freeze some too. Great for sauces and stuff in the winter!
After a bit more sun this weekend I should have enough to make a big batch of sauce for this winter. Just need to find a good day where I can stay at home and cook!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2011, 09:47:58 PM »
Caught him red-hooved!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2011, 05:48:02 PM »
It's a terrible photo, but one of the cukes is turning into a real one!


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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #49 on: August 06, 2011, 03:37:08 AM »
It's a bird?  It's a plane.... No... It's super Cuke!  ;D
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2011, 07:05:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's official that our strawberry plants are dead.   :(  I watered them like crazy every day but to no avail, they shriveled up and don't look like they're coming back.  booo!

On the bright side our tomato plants are exploding, we picked a few more jalapenos, beans and cucumbers!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2011, 10:41:17 PM »
Oh no!  Sorry about those strawberries.  It's been really hot here too, hard to keep the plants wet enough.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2011, 04:35:22 PM »
Thanks!  Yeah it makes me sad, I was really looking forward to fresh strawberries!  Maybe this weekend I can snag some fresh raspberries from my dad.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2011, 06:17:44 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's official that our strawberry plants are dead.   :(  I watered them like crazy every day but to no avail, they shriveled up and don't look like they're coming back.  booo!

On the bright side our tomato plants are exploding, we picked a few more jalapenos, beans and cucumbers!

Sorry to hear about the strawberry plants  :(
Yea for the tomatoes, jalapenos, beans and cukes ;o) cucumbers.

Speaking of tomatoes ... just picked a few take a look
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2011, 07:03:21 PM »
Those look great!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2011, 07:24:50 PM »
Yummy!
Strawberry plants can be kind of finicky to grow. They might have benefitted from a little shade cloth to keep the direct sun off and straw or some type of mulch around them, but not right to the plant to keep the soil cooler and damp. Of course if they are too wet, they will rot at the base.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2011, 12:11:09 AM »
Awesome tomatoes!!  Ours are starting to come in.  I found this tiny guy for the first time today...



And then Eric realized there was a bigger one right next to it.


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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2011, 09:18:53 AM »
Yummy!
Strawberry plants can be kind of finicky to grow. They might have benefitted from a little shade cloth to keep the direct sun off and straw or some type of mulch around them, but not right to the plant to keep the soil cooler and damp. Of course if they are too wet, they will rot at the base.

Andy's aunt gave us 2 hanging baskets of strawberries and we hung them in our porch so they got some direct sunlight but not constant.  They did alright for the first 2 weeks and popped off a few small strawberries each.  Then I'm not sure if it was just the heat or what but they up and died.  We tried hanging them on our apple tree (which is dying :( ) so they get more sun but I think they're just goners!  :(

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2011, 10:49:52 AM »
Ate my first cherry tomato yesterday 8)

Have you ever seen potato fruit? From my brief research they are most often seen on heritage potatos and they are not edible (toxic) but each little fruit has about 300 potato seeds in it.