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Journey11's 2016 garden journal

Discussion in 'About Me & My Garden' started by journey11, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Aug 20, 2016
    majorcatfish

    majorcatfish Garden Master

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    love stuffed peppers..yum
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2016
    journey11

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    Today's haul from the pepper patch:
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    This was what came off of just one plant!
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    My little helpers picking beans and shelling dry ones for seed. They also hung in there and helped pick a lot of the peppers.
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    And this was their reward for helping: 4 cans of shaving cream and food coloring.
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    My big orange tabby, Milo, just made sure to get right under foot while I pulled weeds.
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    It has been a gorgeous, perfect day to work in the garden! Only 78 degrees, breezy and sunny. The kids got in the swimming pool after they rinsed off the shaving cream. Way too cold for that, IMO, but they are resilient!

    Gonna teach Ava how to waterbath can next week and we'll put up all those peppers starting Monday.

    Exciting things going on in the bean patch, but I'll post those later on the bean thread as I get my pics and notes sorted out.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2016
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

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    They do look happy, but shouldn't the 4 cans of shaving cream wait for Halloween mischief ?
     
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  4. Sep 3, 2016
    journey11

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    At 99 cents a can, we can stock up. :D
     
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    seedcorn

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    Instead of shaving cream, why not whipped cream?

    Beautiful pepper harvest. Dang southerner with pix making me jealous.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2016
    ninnymary

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    Those peppers! :ep I've never seen a member here have that many peppers!! Yikes.

    Mary
     
  7. Sep 3, 2016
    journey11

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    Sadly, I have no southern heritage or identity to claim. WV is just plain stuck in the middle and not taken seriously by either camp. :hit We have four true seasons here though, not too much of either heat or snow. Think I'll stay put. ;)
     
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  8. Sep 3, 2016
    journey11

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    I had many requests for hot pepper mustard this year. I think I'll make my quota! Thought of setting up a little veggie stand in the driveway and let the kids sell 'em if I have too many left over after canning.

    I put chicken manure on the garden this year. BIG difference!
     
  9. Sep 3, 2016
    seedcorn

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    Manure is black gold. In AG, "experts" called it a waste product that livestock producers had to find a way to get rid of it. In their defense, use to be full of weed seeds that we had very few ways to control (& none of them good). Now, it's the best ticket in town with farmers paying for it.

    Pepper mustard? Recipe? Love peppers, love mustard, what is not to like?

    To us nawtherners, you a south but if the snooty southerners won't claim you, we will......:)
     
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  10. Sep 3, 2016
    Nyboy

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    Journey that sounds prefect 4 seasons not to much snow or heat :love
     
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