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I'll post a pic when my plant is much bigger, but I'll say like you, great in a drink, salads, garnish, and pork stir frys.

Those pics are amazing! I'll post some of my own - I have to nab them from Instagram.

post #62 of 84
To help with the snails!! In Australia i use VEGEMITE!
Ok so place old small containers In your garden with Vegemite and water and just sit them on a slight angle so that they can crawl into it.
Sounds crazy! They are attracted to it but it actually kills them! Just replace every week smile.gif
post #63 of 84
Chard
Pakchoi
Carrots
Cardamon
Curry
Birds eye chilli
Long red chilli
Chervill
Dill
Fennel
Rosemary
Lavender
Thyme
Lemon thyme
Flat leaf parsley
Corriander
Basil
Tatsoi
Raddishes
Lettuces
Tomatos
Lemin grass
Kaffir lime
Bay
Lemons
Tahitian lime
Mint
And heaps more ive missed!
post #64 of 84
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Chard
Pakchoi
Carrots
Cardamon
Curry
Birds eye chilli
Long red chilli
Chervill
Dill
Fennel
Rosemary
Lavender
Thyme
Lemon thyme
Flat leaf parsley
Corriander
Basil
Tatsoi
Raddishes
Lettuces
Tomatos
Lemin grass
Kaffir lime
Bay
Lemons
Tahitian lime
Mint
And heaps more ive missed!

what an amazing round-up! particularly interested in Tahitian lime. what is that? I have enough trouble trying to keep my own lime tree from dying off. I had some carrots this year but they didn't get enough water. ;) I'm going to make roasted yellow-tomato soup tonight!

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Before & after

 

 

 

 

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@chefbuba WOW!  I only WISH I could grow anything half as gorgeous as that hothouse

post #67 of 84

Tomatoes and corn are doing well, beans so-so many got hit by grasshoppers. Cucumbers are trying but the cool weather has really slowed them down. Picked about half the radishes, first one got a quick rinse under the hose and eaten right in the garden. I love fresh picked radishes. Salad greens are finally taking off, hope they don't bolt right away when it gets hotter. Herbs look good, turnips look good and I have had a few meals of greens there too.

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stunning produce chefbuba

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It is official. My black krim is now brown stick.

 

Sigh.

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post #71 of 84
Tahtian lime may just be a brand / strain, most common available in supermarkets here in australia its golfball size, round,smooth skin no blemishes and seedless, a nice green in colour. Ive now planted beans and snowpeas, wow how nice are snow pea tendrills fresh picked !
post #72 of 84

My first plant you guys!  I'm not good at keeping things alive.  Where I go, there is only death.  Even my sourdough starter kicked it.

 

It is NOT purple basil.  This is tía tô, a Vietnamese variety of Perilla.  Different than shiso too.

 

 

Can't always find it for sale, so I'm growing my own.  So far it's survived re potting and seems to be growing.

post #73 of 84

@MillionsKnives that is a gorgeous plant

what does it smell/taste like?

post #74 of 84

Rough year for gardening, first cold and wet, then hot and dry, now back to cold and wet...

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Rough year for gardening, first cold and wet, then hot and dry, now back to cold and wet...


We are still waiting for warm weather. We haven't had but one 80 + day yet this summer.

Everything in the garden looks beautiful and healthy, but is just growing really slow.

Here it is going on the last week in July, and still no cukes, very few zucchini, and just flowers on the beans.

 

It's going to be crazy when everything ripens at once.....if it does that is.

post #76 of 84
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We've been cold this year too. 5 days over 90 so far, which is low for us. Tomatoes here like 90+ degree days. I'm still getting more tomatoes than last year due to earlier planting and choosing better placement of the plants.

Tomatoes are coming, but slow. Peppers are coming, but slow. Only flowers on the cukes so far but the plants are doing well. Hardly any raspberries at all, but the plants are going nuts. Winter squashes are coming along now, getting ready to flower.

Last year was a tough growing season because it was cooler than normal, but this year is the coolest summer I can ever remember. The weather has been incredible for everything except swimming or gardening.

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post #77 of 84
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Before & after

 

 

 

 

 

what an amazing job!

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Some red rose potatoes that I grew in a potato sack as an experiment, green beans and San Marzano tomatoes that are just starting to produce some fruit.
Edited by chefbuba - 7/25/14 at 10:59am
post #79 of 84

Nice. It has been a less than stellar year for me so far. Had two tomato plants die, a green zebra and a black krim. Have yet to see any fruit on my white giant. And it looks like my second rosemary plant of the year is not long for this world. rosemary is pretty hardy, wonder why both plants died? Did pick my first jalapeno for last night's enchiladas.

 

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post #80 of 84

Been picking lots of green beans, about the only thing other than lettuce that is producing. Roma tomatoes are loaded with 1 almost ripe, beefsteak are just first flowering. Sweet corn is struggling and the grasshoppers are taking a toll on the leaves. Turnips I planted for greens have been setting nice bulbs, about 2 inches now so not to long before I start to pick and freeze those.

post #81 of 84

basil

rosemary

tarragon

marjoram

oregano

thyme

chive

parsley (both)

jalapenos

poblanos

tomatoes (beefsteak, cherry)

rhubarb

cilantro


Edited by aplomb - 7/26/14 at 8:43pm
post #82 of 84

I have just ordered a whole lot of seeds and one of my friends will bring them when he comes to visit.

Lots of obscure chili peppers types. If they all take, i will have enough chili's and chili paste to feed the whole valley :thumb:

I ordered szechuan and normal pepper (black pepper) as well. We will see.

 

One problem is that the birds have discovered my little chili patch, so I am contemplating building a little shade house. Possibly later this year.

 

Ans in one of the entries above, it is mentioned that weed is so invasive: around here it is actually a difficult herb to grow. Hopefully it takes of this time!

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post #83 of 84
I have recently added gotu kola, rhubarb, piel de sapo and butter beans to my garden too (:
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I have a sunny garden, so it is to hot for most snails, even in my 6 inch mulch.

But in the past I have use some of these tricks on this link.

 

 

http://www.small-farm-permaculture-and-sustainable-living.com/garden_pest_snail.html

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