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Old 05-16-2018, 03:45 PM   #351
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What are you using to support them and guide them, a fence between the tposts or wire?
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Are these really sweet?
I have 2 pairs of wires stretched down the t-posts with little spreaders in them so that the lower wires and upper wires are split about 6-8" apart and I try to get the main canes to run up between those wires. I'm going to have to re work them because my wires are stiff and the weight of the berries have pulled the wires/t-posts sort of together making a lot of slack in them. I will have to anchor the end posts so that I can tighten the wires to keep the slack out of them. The plants right now have so many berries on them that they have visibly pulled the t-posts inward toward each other!!

And sweet?? Yes ma'am they are sweet. The longer you leave them to ripen, the sweeter they are... You literally could make a cobbler and not have to add sugar to it.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:53 AM   #352
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Summer trimmed establishing grapevines yesterday. I decided to try my hand at cooking grape leaves for greens. Sauteed bacon, sausage, red onions and red wine in Dutch oven. The kids did good eating them. I really like the cruch and texture even after wilting.

Between having more babies and the weeds...my formal garden is not happening this year. I enjoy seeing yalls bounty and good looking gardens.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:55 PM   #353
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Picked about a dozen ripe tomatoes and then picked some green and did a few jars of pickled green tomatoes. Should be good as-is or can take out, batter, and deep-fry for a combo of fries green tomatoes and fried pickles!




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Old 05-17-2018, 10:08 PM   #354
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Apparently, I bought some kind of round zucchini. Grows great.....




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Old 05-18-2018, 07:05 AM   #355
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Apparently, I bought some kind of round zucchini. Grows great.....




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cupcake squash maybe?
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:20 AM   #356
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U dun grow'd a green punkin!
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:42 AM   #357
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:56 AM   #358
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I'm losing all my tomatoes to Mocking Birds. Just pecking holes through all of them. Gussing the only solution is some type of netting.. am i right? (not going to shoot a bunch of mockingbirds).
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:48 AM   #359
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Anyone tried "scare tape" ?
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:50 AM   #360
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Hang up red Christmas ornaments
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:20 AM   #361
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I'm losing all my tomatoes to Mocking Birds. Just pecking holes through all of them. Gussing the only solution is some type of netting.. am i right? (not going to shoot a bunch of mockingbirds).
Pick them when they first start to turn color, set 'em on your counter and they will ripen. I would much rather have vine ripe but never had any luck with that as birds/squirrels take a bunch. Netting is a bigger pain than it is worth in my opinion.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:24 AM   #362
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:33 AM   #363
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You didn't buy those plants at Homer Depot by chance I have the same thing almost. Supposed to be zucchini
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:47 AM   #364
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You didn't buy those plants at Homer Depot by chance I have the same thing almost. Supposed to be zucchini


No sir. Natural gardener in Austin. ‘Ronde De Nice’ variety.


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Old 05-18-2018, 11:52 AM   #365
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My daughter has been following the life of some swallowtail caterpillars that were munching on my dill plant one crawled off to the mint and chrysalised on there which she saw happen that was cool and it just hatched pretty quick after 10 days



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Old 05-18-2018, 11:59 AM   #366
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Pick them when they first start to turn color, set 'em on your counter and they will ripen. I would much rather have vine ripe but never had any luck with that as birds/squirrels take a bunch. Netting is a bigger pain than it is worth in my opinion.


Exactly what we do.


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Old 05-18-2018, 01:16 PM   #367
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What are yall using for a compost set up?
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:25 PM   #368
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This is what I do. Make a big U with bales of hay then fill it in. For me this is mostly horse manure with hay and wood chips then everything from the garden and house. I burned all the leftover firewood and put the ashes on the pile as well. The front is big enough that I can turn it with the front end loader . I'm way tired of turning compost piles by hand. Started this pile last winter. Will start using it this fall.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:34 PM   #369
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Pick them when they first start to turn color, set 'em on your counter and they will ripen. I would much rather have vine ripe but never had any luck with that as birds/squirrels take a bunch. Netting is a bigger pain than it is worth in my opinion.
This is what we do. If I don't catch them in time they get destroyed
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Old Yesterday, 11:50 AM   #370
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I got a late start but its slowing growing.

Start of a compost pile.
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What are yall using for a compost set up?
We have a set up that is kind of like a pyramid plastic container. The city of Fort Worth had them for 60% off a couple years ago. It works but get filled up relatively quick and is a little slow to cook. What we have taken out of there has been great though.
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What is this? Butternut squash?

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What is this? Butternut squash?

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Looks like it!
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Is the grid to help keep the squash off the ground?
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Is the grid to help keep the squash off the ground?
No, it's a square foot garden so I used 1x2 to divide my boxes into square feet.

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