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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2011, 11:36:41 AM »
I ate :evil: the four cherry tomatoes I picked the other day... sweet and delicious

Matt... nope I have not seen potato fruit? Interesting, you can't eat it but you can use the seeds?
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2011, 09:37:44 AM »
I ate :evil: the four cherry tomatoes I picked the other day... sweet and delicious

Matt... nope I have not seen potato fruit? Interesting, you can't eat it but you can use the seeds?
I'm gonna plant some of the seeds this fall and next spring to see if they come up.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2011, 11:04:29 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!  :(

It could have been the hanging planters. They tend to dry out very quickly. I've tried having them in my yard  with flowers and they never did well no matter where I put them, so I gave up.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2011, 01:41:42 AM »
We ate our first cucumber!






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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2011, 10:34:39 AM »
Very cool Larissa, You've now been cuked!  ;D  WTG congrats. 
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2011, 12:43:01 PM »
Very cool Larissa, You've now been cuked!  ;D  WTG congrats.

I love this forum! It and the people make me smile!
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2011, 12:45:52 PM »
Very cool Larissa, You've now been cuked!  ;D  WTG congrats.

Me too... Teresa  lol  It's all fun!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2011, 12:47:50 PM »
LOL.... Not having a good day today...

I wrote my reply in the quote...lol

Me too Teresa... lol  it's all good!
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #68 on: August 15, 2011, 12:32:02 PM »
Some cherry tomatoes I picked yesterday. I have already picked so many in the last 3 weeks, I had to cook and freeze some.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #69 on: August 15, 2011, 12:41:26 PM »
WOW!  :o Colette! I'll be right over to help you eat them! WTG ;D
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2011, 03:01:54 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.

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!  :(

It could have been the hanging planters. They tend to dry out very quickly. I've tried having them in my yard  with flowers and they never did well no matter where I put them, so I gave up.

Oh good, it isn't just Gina the plant killer striking again  ^-^

When I was 10 I killed a plant that you only had to water twice a year!   ???

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #72 on: August 16, 2011, 07:22:32 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!  :(

It could have been the hanging planters. They tend to dry out very quickly. I've tried having them in my yard  with flowers and they never did well no matter where I put them, so I gave up.

Oh good, it isn't just Gina the plant killer striking again  ^-^

When I was 10 I killed a plant that you only had to water twice a year!   ???

OMG, I've killed several cacti, 4 or 5 California jades, an aloe, bamboo, 2 bonsai trees, 2 or 3 orchids, and god knows what else.  I leave this garden to E.  I try not to even look to closely at the veggies or they might wither.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #73 on: August 16, 2011, 09:25:32 AM »
Some cherry tomatoes I picked yesterday. I have already picked so many in the last 3 weeks, I had to cook and freeze some.
I was gonna brag about eating three more cherry tomatos from my plant, then I see this pic...  :'( :evil: ^-^

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #74 on: August 16, 2011, 11:31:09 AM »
I hear ya Matt! lol  ;D
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