Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Garden Time

The garden is in full swing,  We have been picking 2 or 3 lbs of beans per day for the past month and eating them or putting them up for later. We like to pick them before they get very long and tough. They seem to produce longer this way. Right now we pick every other day.


 The tomatoes are doing well, they don't seem to be turning ripe as quick as I think they should but at least the bugs are leaving them alone.
 The squash and zucchini (not shown ) are good. I like to eat them steamed as well as chopped up raw on a salad, again, picked before they get too big. The crook neck squash here will be ready tomorrow I'm sure.
 The small tomatoes are doing very well, and the bushes are loaded with them, most still green but a few turning like this one. We have been eating these for the last 3-4 weeks.
Bell peppers are doing great, we eat  them raw on salads as well as stuffed and baked in the oven.




The potatoes vines are starting to wilt so I may test dig a hill soon. I also have cucumbers running a muck but those we pick about 4" long.... I may have to start throwing them at cars to get rid of them.

15 comments:

  1. My tomatoes are not riping as fast as they should be either. Its a bit frustrating because the little ones loves his tomatoes and he is ready to eat them.

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    1. I know what you mean, maybe I am a little impatient. Thanks.

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    1. I may do that, So far we have been eating them all.

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  3. Dear Duke - your gardens are lovely and i must admit that i am jealous!!! i love eating all of the food that you described in the exact same manner - so good for you! as for your tomatoes - get a bag of epsom salt from the pharmacy. add half a cup of epsom salt to a gallon of water and stir it to mix it in. then water your tomatoes with it. tomatoes love epsom salt! that's what i used to do when we lived in the city and i had no access to seaweed. it always did wonders for ripening the tomatoes.

    i can't believe that Stephen is asking you to throw cucumbers at him. oh well...fire away buddy - bahahahahahahah!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, thanks for the tip, I will have to check it out.

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  4. oh buddy - that is one awesome garden you have going !

    all of it looks great, don't sweat the tomatoes, before you know it - they will be ripening by teh dozen!

    cheers duke!

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    1. Thanks my friend, I hope to have some soon.

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  5. Well it looks like you have a great garden going this year.

    PS Stephen needs range time to let off some steam.
    What do you think??

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    1. I agree we all need some range time.

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  6. Looking good. My pintos & purple hulls didn't do squat this year. Gonna have to try a different seed vendor.

    Tomatoes, squash & beans (pole & bush) are going bananas.

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    1. I planted 3 kinds of beans, Ky Wonder, Blue Lake and Roma II. the blue lake did best by far followed by the Roma II. I like to buy seeds from a bulk vendor.

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  7. Lookin good! And this is the time of the year people start locking their cars in the church parking lots...LOL

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    1. I have come back to my car to find a bag of fresh vegetables and not know where they came from. Thanks.

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