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WR's 2017 Spring Garden

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by w_r_ranch, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Jun 17, 2017
    w_r_ranch

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    Harvested more jalapenos for supper tonight (and no, I never get tired of stuffed japs).

    The 2nd wave of eggplant is maturing, so I harvested a 5 gallon bucket full. These were prepped & put in the dehydrator for later use. We'll vacuum pack them upon completion.

    Then I picked another tub of tomatoes. Tomorrow we'll start roasting the 'Health Kick' romas for spaghetti sauce & then can the 'Heatmasters'. You southern gardeners really need to try these 'Heatmaster' slicing tomatoes, the flavor is fantastic!!!

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  2. Jun 18, 2017
    seedcorn

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    Tell me about "heatmasters". Are they determinate?
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2017
    w_r_ranch

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    'Heatmasters' (Solanum lycopersicum)

    Bred for the hot climate of the Southeast. Thrives in Zones 8-11. Strong disease tolerance & large, firm fruit (7-8 oz.), this selection makes vegetable gardening virtually trouble free.

    75 days from transplant.

    Determinate.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2017
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    I know some of y'all will be wanting to make these. I know I will.

    Code:
    https://www.facebook.com/delish/videos/10155529275057437/
     
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  5. Jun 18, 2017
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    On the preview it show the photo but not when I hit reply.:hu Anyway this video shows how to make a jalapeno popper dog on the grill.
     
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  6. Jun 18, 2017
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    Dang Icertuche, those look good!!! Good find, I'm going to try them!!!
     
  7. Jun 18, 2017
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    Allow me help you:

     
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    After watering the garden & asparagus bed at sun up, I prepped the tomatoes for the roasted spaghetti sauce. After roasting, they were skinned & pureed. The sauce is simmering now, so it's almost done.

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  9. Jun 18, 2017
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    Growing the garden, harvesting, preparing the vegetables and canning/freezing/dehydrating is a lot of work. But. It. Is. So. Darn. Good!!
     
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    Oh hell yes!!! June is always so busy here, although I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing!!! My wife & I get a lot of satisfaction raising our own food & preparing our meals from it (we haven't eaten prepared food in years). We can put up enough to last us & feed other families in the process (more than half of what we grow is given away).

    My grandfather used to have a old metal chair in the middle of his garden that he sat in every day while he drank his homemade wine. I can still see him in my mind. I've been scouring flea markets for years to find a chair like his... until then, I just sit on the back porch & look at my garden.
     
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