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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #225 on: July 10, 2012, 06:08:00 PM »
lol :D  I definitely will!  :)

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #226 on: July 10, 2012, 06:30:36 PM »
Ach! I have discovered there is a deer that is eating the tops off of all my veggie plants. I would never have thought that tomato plants would hold any gastronomic appeal to any creature.
Weeds have taken over in my absence but I only had the energy to clear 3 beds before my stinkin' cold said enough for today.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #227 on: July 11, 2012, 06:24:31 AM »
Every year, just before the flowers opened, the deer used to eat the blooms on my mother's tulips.  She took to arranging blockades around them each evening.  The deer always won.
Ach! I have discovered there is a deer that is eating the tops off of all my veggie plants. I would never have thought that tomato plants would hold any gastronomic appeal to any creature.
Weeds have taken over in my absence but I only had the energy to clear 3 beds before my stinkin' cold said enough for today.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #228 on: July 11, 2012, 07:22:54 AM »
Our chickens love the tomato plants most of all, Andrea.  We have to keep them, or at least try to keep them, away from them.  This year, not so successful which wasn't a big deal as they didn't flower anyway. 

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #229 on: July 26, 2012, 11:27:09 AM »
Potatoes from my garden... for breakfast!


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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #231 on: July 26, 2012, 09:21:19 PM »
yuuuum!

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #232 on: July 26, 2012, 10:51:21 PM »
It was delicious :-*

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #233 on: July 29, 2012, 10:11:22 AM »
Potatoes from my garden... for breakfast!





Matt, I can smell those delicious, mouth watering, iron skillet cooked potatoes in California! Wow!
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #234 on: August 03, 2012, 10:51:11 PM »
Oh yes Cari.. I only fry using a cast iron pan... and I cook with stainless steel...
Here is my first tomato of the year... it is so large I might have to split into two meals...lol


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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #235 on: August 04, 2012, 11:04:23 AM »
Oh yes Cari.. I only fry using a cast iron pan... and I cook with stainless steel...
Here is my first tomato of the year... it is so large I might have to split into two meals...lol




LOL Matt! I hope you enjoy your feast!


I have 4 cast iron skillets that were used by my great grandmother and grandmother… talk about seasoning! LOL
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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #236 on: August 12, 2012, 12:04:36 PM »
Matt, I'll be right over to share!

Our veggies all went kaput this year.  Once we found out we had to move 9/1, we kind of lost the oomph to care for the garden.  But we're bringing the garden box to Franklin Lakes, and Eric will have to build a bunch more for all that land we'll have!

Oh, and while one stem of Eric's cascade hops is doing well, we found out why all the others were decimated.  Hop merchants!



Hundreds of them, all on the undersides of the leaves where we didn't see them, the little bastards.  So next year he's planting marigolds around the hops.  And other garden stuff.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #237 on: August 12, 2012, 05:51:54 PM »
Larissa, I have never grown hops, do they need a lot of sun?

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #238 on: August 12, 2012, 07:09:15 PM »
Depends on the variety, I think.  They're Eric's babies.  They're in a really sunny spot & the cascade is doing well.  There's one variety he's got that's the toughest to grow here because they're British & are used to a different climate.

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Re: Are you growing any vegetables this summer?
« Reply #239 on: August 14, 2012, 04:59:41 PM »
This week I'll be making garden paella featuring tomatoes and red peppers from our garden!  Wheeee!