4 large boxes that have held Tomatoes, greens, onions peppers etc. This year it'll be nothing. A volunteer sunflower and a few herbs. Just no water here in California and it's only getting worse.
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So... what are you growing this year? - Page 3post #61 of 943/19/15 at 5:48am
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #62 of 945/25/15 at 5:35pmJust planted Red Brandywine Tomatoes, Cherokee Purple tomatoes, Mortgage Lifter tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Habanero peppers, Lemon Cucumbers, chocolate mint, garlic chives, lemon drop peppers, and a ghost pepper plant! Now if I can just manage to keep the weeds down to a manageable level hopefully in a couple months we will be eating goodpost #63 of 945/25/15 at 5:38pmpost #64 of 946/7/15 at 6:03pmpost #65 of 946/7/15 at 6:23pm
I have a sweet 100 tomato at home, just got a few blossoms on it this weekend. My plot at the Grateful Tomato Garden? Not so good. Got a call from the plot police that it needs more work. If only they would have let me know months ago which plot was mine.
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Potatoes (4 sorts), tomatoes (San Marzano, Harzfeuer, some unnamed heirloom that grows for ages on the in-law's farm, venus breast), eggplants, courgettes, cucumbers (snake and a small pickling varity), salads, fennel, leek, carrots, radishes, chard, peas, beans (borlotto, two other bush bean sorts I can't really name right now), the usual assortment of herbs, that about covers it for this yearpost #69 of 946/11/15 at 4:11pmpost #70 of 946/11/15 at 10:23pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by MaryB
Tried something new tonight. I grow a Japanese mustard green that I use in salads mainly. Tonight I tried sauteing some with garlic, olive oil, salt. Raw it is pungent and sharp, cooked it had a very surprising nutty taste! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica_juncea
Those are really good pickled, too!post #71 of 946/12/15 at 6:42am
We finished getting the ones from seed in the ground. San Marzano, Amish Paste, and a variety of heirlooms. Amazingly some tomato plants came up on their own from last year. I also planted hot Thai chilies, a Mexican hybrid, Poblano, and Padron chilies. Some purple tomatillos, collard greens, two kinds of kale, some squash, cukes, egg plant, and herbs. I planted 101 garlics last fall and 90 came up - almost time to scape them.post #72 of 946/13/15 at 3:04ampost #73 of 946/13/15 at 6:53pmpost #74 of 946/13/15 at 6:54pmpost #75 of 946/14/15 at 9:34ampost #76 of 946/22/15 at 7:26pm
In the main garden we planted tomatoes( DX52, early girls, celebrities, brandy wine, sweet 100, pear, cherry, beef masters), banana squash, yellow squash, zucchini, crenshaw, watermelon, cantaloupe, anaheim peppers, jalapenos, bell peppers, banana peppers, potatoes, onions, cucumbers, strawberries, raspberries, lettuce, cabbage, carrots. We also have a herb garden which includes tarragon, chives, basil, oregano, thyme, sage, parsley, and cilantro. As well as two black walnut trees, 4 cherry trees, 2 peach trees, a nectarine tree, a bed of nasturtiums.post #77 of 946/24/15 at 1:43ampost #78 of 946/25/15 at 9:43pmpost #79 of 946/26/15 at 4:31pmpost #80 of 948/5/15 at 4:25pmpost #81 of 948/5/15 at 5:19pm
Small pickling cukes are starting(good in salads too so using them up until they produce enough for a batch of pickles), tons of dill, I have dehydrated 2 batched now and have a gallon ziplock bag in the fridge for a friend and there is more to pick. Tomatoes are still a week or two away. Round 2 of the mustard spinach has started, been picking it for salads almost daily. 3 rows of beets planted, fall carrots are up, radishes are up, mesculen salad mix is up... all planted a week ago for a fall crop. Been buying sweet corn from the farmer I stop at every year. Need to get 2 dozen ears to process and freeze. Green beans are going good with a good picking every 2-3 days, Kentucky Wonder green beans are just starting and they look like they will be prolific with large 8 inch beans!post #82 of 948/5/15 at 5:20pm
Below is some fennel that was here from the previous owner that I have left. I collected some of the pollen the other day to use in either a pasta dish or to flavor some meat. I also dug some compost for my raspberries, which you now can't see, but two sugar pumpkin plants came up from that. I have left them alone to run a muck. They are loving it back by the compost. There are about 10-15 pumpkins developing on the vines. The artichokes in the bottom left are dying. I had an extreme case of aphids and haven't dealt with them before. A tip was given to use tomato leaves and steep them in water overnight and use that as a spray for a pesticide to get rid of the aphids. It pretty much has killed the artichokes.
Some drying Eqyptian Walking onions. I harvested the bulbus too and will be planting those shortly.
Some harvested greens, radishes, turnips, pea's, green onions (from the walking onions when they weren't as mature) and some garlic green's.post #83 of 948/6/15 at 3:45ampost #84 of 948/6/15 at 5:29pm
My fall crops are looking good! Everything is up except the golden beets(just planted them 5 days ago). Radishes, mesculen lettuce mix, mustard spinach, spinach, brussels sprouts, kale, carrots, red beets.
Been picking green beans now for 2 weeks, the blue lake bush beans have been producing a couple meals a day of tender young beans and I let some go 3 days to pick for dilly beans(made 4 pints). Have another 3 day run on them so will be canning more dilly beans, first batch went fast to friends leaving me 1 jar! The Kentucky Wonder pole beans are growing really well, loaded with blossoms and have picked a couple meals of beans from them. I may grow only those next year, they are an heirloom and the flavor is so much better than the blue lake bush bean.
Tomatoes are finally starting to ripen, looks like some black zebra tomatoes might be the first to ripen. This years tomatoes are a total guess what I may have gotten, a friend starts them and her daughter pulled out all the name tags so it is tomato surprise! Have 16 plants packed into a small space too so it is a tomato jungle.post #85 of 948/23/15 at 12:16pm
A couple of years ago I started an outdoors aquaponics system. Since then I have had a few systems. Modifying and upgrading them as I go. I now have a fairly large outdoors system and a small indoors system in my shop. So far this year I have been growing sweet ghost peppers(came up with these by accident) and various other peppers, potatoes, sugar cane, peaches, figs, Japanese plumbs, fennel, sweet basil, cantaloupes, black seed lettuce, concord grapes, honey crisp apples, strawberries, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, mushrooms, mangoes, broccoli, mustard greens, kale, spinach,dill, and grapefruit. So far its been pretty good, but I'm looking at adding giant freshwater prawn as well as tilapia to my systems. Then possibly trying my hand at a food truck business. I don't know...What do you think?post #86 of 948/24/15 at 1:18pmpost #87 of 949/6/15 at 3:27pmpost #88 of 949/7/15 at 11:30ampost #89 of 949/7/15 at 1:36pm
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