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Old 07-17-2017, 12:44 PM   #901
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:17 PM   #902
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Man, Shake n Bake, you guys did OK! Considering what y'all went through it's amazing what you have been able to produce from your garden!
Congratulations to you and your bride sir!
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:41 PM   #903
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My bride and I went out yesterday after the sun was low in the sky and cut the okra again (4 5gallon buckets!), and I discovered some of my eggplants had broken over from just too much weight. I thinned the fruits a bit and put stakes in on the plants as they still have a bunch of smaller eggplants on them. And we pulled a little more corn. Wife also cut more zucchini and squash, but I didn't get any pics of those If we don't get any more rain this week, I will start to turn most of the garden under and get it ready for some fall veggies... but I plan to do war with bugs n weeds first!! I know it's a never-ending battle, but I have GOT to get ahead of both a bit better than we did on this first garden in a new spot!

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Old 07-17-2017, 03:46 PM   #904
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That's a nice haul. Do you cut you okra with scissors and wear long sleeves? I get all ouchy and itchy if I don't.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:48 PM   #905
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I need to mow my cucumbers.. they have gotten to bitter already. darn it
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:09 PM   #906
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That's summertime right there? Red or Yellow? That would be nice to chew on after a good day of swimming in the lake.


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Old 07-17-2017, 04:16 PM   #907
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That's awesome! We tried watermelon for the first time this year and we've gotten a few about golf ball size and then they die or disappear.

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Old 07-17-2017, 06:52 PM   #908
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Man, Shake n Bake, you guys did OK! Considering what y'all went through it's amazing what you have been able to produce from your garden!
Congratulations to you and your bride sir!
Thanks! My wife has worked her tail off trying to get it back in shape! Weve got several more watermelons and 12+ cantaloupes on the vine!

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That's summertime right there? Red or Yellow? That would be nice to chew on after a good day of swimming in the lake.

Red! Our kids will tear into it the second it's ready!


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Old 07-17-2017, 07:09 PM   #909
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That's a nice haul. Do you cut you okra with scissors and wear long sleeves? I get all ouchy and itchy if I don't.
Yes ma'am. I use scissors and gloves along with the long sleeve shirt. My wife uses a knife. The plants are chest high now, so cutting is much easier than when it first started bearing! 2 rows 150 feet long and 2 rows about 40 feet long is a lot of crawling around on hands and knees! My back won't let me stoop over for very long... Other bad thing we had for that this year was those purple hull peas... BACK KILLERS for me!
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:56 PM   #910
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I just planted some yard long beans today . Hope they grow . Co worker gave me the seeds . He is also giving me some ghost pepper seeds .
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:20 AM   #911
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Dwarf okra coming along nicely. Trying to get a handle on some kinda nocturnal critter that likes the leaves.
Got one plant that found something it really likes. It's nearly triple size of the others.
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:42 AM   #912
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What's everyone planting for their fall garden?
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:16 PM   #913
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I'm gonna let my peppers, tomatoes, and okra run till they freeze out. But going to start some garlic come October. And get everything ready for next year over the winter, so I don't have to do to much to it.
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:05 PM   #914
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The ghost peppers are going WILD.

We grew them all from seed out of one of our plants from last year, and one of the plants mutated to a chocolate color. Same taste, same shape, same skin.... just matures a different color.

We picked all this in the last 2 days.. almost a gallon and a half. Regular peppers in one bag, chocolates in another.



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Old 07-26-2017, 08:09 PM   #915
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The ghost peppers are going WILD.

We grew them all from seed out of one of our plants from last year, and one of the plants mutated to a chocolate color. Same taste, same shape, same skin.... just matures a different color.

We picked all this in the last 2 days.. almost a gallon and a half. Regular peppers in one bag, chocolates in another.



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Man what the heck do you do with all those peppers?
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:12 PM   #916
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My yard long beans I just planted have sprouted . Just have to keep my chickens and peacocks out of them .
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:30 PM   #917
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Well our garden is about done except for the okra and a few squash plants. Still pullin' corn ears that never filled out well and feeding them to the chickens. Got enough purple hull peas dried for seed next year, but they all got wet this afternoon in a little shower we got. Soon as they dry, we'll pick 'em and put them away for next year. Sprayed weed killer on the parts of the garden that had gotten overrun with weeds. Will mow it all down then till it in and start the process all over again for next year. I hope to stay ahead of the weeds and such so next year won't be quite such a battle. I'll have to say, for the first garden for either of us since we were kids still living at home my wife and I sure have enjoyed it. We both learned a LOT and this thread has been such a HUUUGE help too!!

When do y'all start your Fall gardens? Think we'll probably just do maybe some fall squash and turnip greens and such... Can you do Fall peppers? Our peppers just never recovered this spring from all the rains...

We do have a real nice crop of primo-cane thornless blackberries coming on. Got almost enough for a fresh cobbler couple days ago. Dang berries are almost as big as a ping pong ball!! And they are sweeeeeeettt!! Gonna order a bunch more of those plants this spring!
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:49 PM   #918
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Saltwater mines just now coming on strong. Mater's are plentiful and green, squash is putting out crazy, beets and carrots are producing. Getting a few cucumbers. Lettuce, peas and spinach have played out but been replanted.
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:07 PM   #919
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Man what the heck do you do with all those peppers?


Fermented sauce.


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Old 07-29-2017, 08:27 PM   #920
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Any of you guys pressure can ?
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:27 PM   #921
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We pressure canned some tomatoes.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:47 PM   #922
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Put together a fermented hot sauce today....
We used a total of over 30lbs of peppers, 5lbs of which were ghost peppers.
Now we just have to be patient for 3-4 months until it is ready.



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Old 07-31-2017, 10:57 PM   #923
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Any of you guys pressure can ?
Yup, maters... We also did some cukes into bread n butter pickles and dills...
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:59 AM   #924
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Anyone got advice on moving tomato plants? My dog dug in the garden this spring and they ended up growing at the front instead of the back where I want them. Any tips on moving. There are 3 really close together and they are pretty dang big at this point.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:03 AM   #925
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Anyone got advice on moving tomato plants? My dog dug in the garden this spring and they ended up growing at the front instead of the back where I want them. Any tips on moving. There are 3 really close together and they are pretty dang big at this point.
I would just cut them back and transplant. Now is a good time with all of the moisture in the ground. Otherwise, just buy some transplants and put them where you want. Might have to baby them for the next month or so until it cools off a touch.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:06 AM   #926
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Cut this one yeatersay
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:27 AM   #927
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Picked out first watermelon yesterday.

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Old 08-14-2017, 11:46 AM   #928
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IkemanTX, I've never seen that done! I'm REALLY curious how this turns out!
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:57 PM   #929
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IkemanTX, I've never seen that done! I'm REALLY curious how this turns out!


Well, I just put another one together....

This one is made with Carolina Reaper peppers, in the same proportions as the ghost pepper. Reapers can be up to 2 times hotter than the ghost peppers, so we shall see.



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Man, looks like I can see that jar smokin'!!

Our garden is pretty much done... If we were to keep cuttin' the okra, it would keep producing. Plants are healthy and probably have 5 or 6 bushels of okra on them now that's all too big and hard to be used. We've put up all the okra we want, and neighbors n friends have cut all the okra they want... Think I'll brush hog it tomorrow or Sunday, rake it, then turn the ground under and start the process of getting it ready for a small fall garden...

What do y'all plant in your fall gardens? I've never done a fall garden... My mon/dad used to plant various greens, but really, that's about it. What else would be good to plant and when?
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:22 PM   #931
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Just made some new garden jewelry. Seems kinda hot in here all the sudden.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:43 PM   #932
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The Berkeley tie dye pinks are doing great and are a really good water.
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What's everyone planting for the fall??
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:30 AM   #934
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Haven't decided on fall yet but will take any recommendations on what to plant in North Texas (Fort Worth).

Went and cleaned out the tomatoes and a couple other things that died/stopped producing last week. My poblano plant has taken off again and I have more fruit now than I did all spring/summer
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Went and cleaned out the tomatoes and a couple other things that died/stopped producing last week. My poblano plant has taken off again and I have more fruit now than I did all spring/summer


This is what I'm doing today...cleaning and tilling

I'm in central Texas.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:08 AM   #936
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I'm still picking red chilies. Jalapeņos have finally started producing. Dwarf okra has been blooming the last week. They are doing well.
My mators, that's a different topic. :thumbdown:

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Man, looks like I can see that jar smokin'!!

Our garden is pretty much done... If we were to keep cuttin' the okra, it would keep producing. Plants are healthy and probably have 5 or 6 bushels of okra on them now that's all too big and hard to be used. We've put up all the okra we want, and neighbors n friends have cut all the okra they want... Think I'll brush hog it tomorrow or Sunday, rake it, then turn the ground under and start the process of getting it ready for a small fall garden...

What do y'all plant in your fall gardens? I've never done a fall garden... My mon/dad used to plant various greens, but really, that's about it. What else would be good to plant and when?
I'm planting brocoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, and green beans, and bunching onions. All of my peppers(bell, poblano, japs, and shi****o) are still going strong and will produce until first freeze. Watermelons are still producing as well. I've put most of my veggies in already except for the carrots. Realistically the next couple of weeks up here is about right usually for planting
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Think I'll plant lily pads! With all the rain we had here, it'll be a while before I can get in the garden plot with my tractor...

The primo-cane blackberries are doing well tho.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:48 PM   #939
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Charlie, throw some bullfrogs in with the lillypads.

Just trying to make the best of a situation.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Thanks Michael... "ribbitt"... I guess we could have froglegs and Lotus blossoms...
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:27 PM   #941
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Love me some fall gardening. We were blessed again with a great spring harvest and just can't seem to get enough.

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Wife gave the green light so we expanded the garden and added a couple new beds , already have spinach and kale planted.

Will be starting off with the warmer weather stuff, getting tomato, bush beans, zucchini and cucumber seed in the ground. I'm a little behind so gonna go straight in the ground vs. indoor germination.

Trimmed down a few pepper plants from Spring that look like they are gonna start producing again for the fall.

Will be putting in cauliflower and broccoli in the next week or two. Will also be doing carrots, snow peas, chard, spinach, lettuce and whatever else I can get my hands on, lol.

I've got sweet potato in right now at a little over 100 days. Gonna give them another couple weeks before pulling them.

Keep those gardens going
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What in the world are those long striped things that look like a cross between cukes and zucchinis? Those cukes look like those burplees variety my wife planted this spring... They sure are tasty, but only way to make pickles out of them is sliced wedges or rounds...
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:04 PM   #943
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Striped Armenian cucumber, I get the seeds from Johnny's. They have been the household favorite since we started, you willl love them. Boys eat most of them warm right off the vine, lol.
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My wife makes a cucumber limeade with them that I can't get enough of. Never tried pickling them but something I've wanted to start researching.
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