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    Fruits and Vegetables

    You are reminding me that it has been quite a few years since I last grew naked-seeded pumpkins. I grew a lot of them in 2012; besides eating them raw, I really enjoyed adding them to things, like bread, or ground up as part of hot cereal. That seed supply lasted for years. I threw a jar of...
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    Quotes and thoughts for the day

    That's the difference between accidentally creating havoc, and doing so intentionally. I've been guilty of the former a few times... DW could probably give you a more accurate count. :rolleyes:
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    Contrary Tomatoes

    Several years ago, I had a lot of very large green tomatoes just before frost. I picked all of the largest, and placed trays of them in the mini-greenhouse that I use as a germination chamber. The greenhouse is in my unheated garage, so I turned on the enclosed heater, and set it for 40-45 F...
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    Winter Squash & Pumpkins

    It's a little off topic, but since you mentioned cucumber seed... Yes, they do have a membrane around each seed, which can be difficult to separate. The cucumber must be fully ripe, far beyond the stage at which it is normally harvested (the same can be said for saving summer squash seeds). It...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Had I ordered that topsoil, I would have been more vigilant as well... but it was excess from DD's landscaping. She offered it to me for free. It's OK for landscaping purposes, but not for a new raised bed. She still has a lot left, I may use some to extend one of my home gardens into a low...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Is the second photo of your roasting method? Lots of wild chicory around here, I've always wanted to try using some... depending upon the answer to @Marie2020 's question. Chicory was almost a no-show this year, but there's always plenty of dandelion around. If the drink from those roasted roots...
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    Winter Squash & Pumpkins

    I dunno, one of those squashes looks a little leathery. ;) Banana squash is good if fully mature, and really easy to cut up & clean. Too bad about the hubbards. Sadly, so real winter squash for me this year. The Australian Blue I planted was so severely stunted by weed pressure this year that I...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    The raised bed for the garlic is nearly done. It was harder than I anticipated, due to soil issues. When we went to pick up some of the topsoil DD offered us, it turned out to be full of perennial grass roots. It was good topsoil, but sorting out the roots was taking too long, so we decided to...
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    Wishing Aftermidnight a Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday, and well wishes.
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    Quotes and thoughts for the day

    Yeah, bitterness gets worse when it ferments overnight.
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    Garden humor thread..

    And when you get really, really bored, you could count them. ;)
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    Garden humor thread..

    Wherever did I put that 'groan' emoji...
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    Garlic

    Agreed.
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    Fruits and Vegetables

    Why not? You can put quite a few things into an omelet... I chopped up some ripe peppers into my eggs this morning, and the flavor was wonderful.
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Went back out to pick peppers today, and thought I'd post something interesting. I've mentioned the great amount of diversity in the PI 315008 seed I was sent, which I'm trying to stabilize for red color, large size, the "red lantern" shape, short DTM, and a decent yield. This plant didn't make...
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