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  • walleye jim
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    Well mine is quite a bit behind from last year.. gro-lite seeds didnt germinate well, wet april..etc.. but have been eating green beans for a couple weeks picked 8 cherry tomatoes this week and 5 regular ones.. pulled some carrots, one eggplant. few peppers.. but have lots left over from last years big bounty.. maybe a cabbage next week.. weeds are growing everywhere, i usually cover the ground with grass clippings.. havent mowed the yard in a month.. not enuf rain.. so how is yours??

    TeamAsgrow
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    Slow. But doing good. I think the weather slowed things down a lot this year. I hardly have any weeds. Mulched the beds early. Now I think it has been too hot and dry to germinate many weed seeds

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    Tomatoes are slow for everyone I know. Jalapenos are coming fast. Cucumbers are going wild. All my neighbors are tired of them I think. Gave 3 dozen to one to make dill pickles. We have been wetter than the rest of the state I think. 82 degrees looks like the warmest day in the next 15 days. My cucumbers still have tons of flowers and small ones. Only problem the leaves are so big and green, it makes them easy to miss.

    TeamAsgrow
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    ToddlerAsgrow was helping me in the garden a few weeks ago and pulled up some “weeds” which were my cucumbers. So needless to say, mine are waaaay behind!

    GJW
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    Does anyone freeze their jalepenos for future use?

    speng5
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    Quote by: stevenoak

    Tomatoes are slow for everyone I know. Jalapenos are coming fast. Cucumbers are going wild. All my neighbors are tired of them I think. Gave 3 dozen to one to make dill pickles. We have been wetter than the rest of the state I think. 82 degrees looks like the warmest day in the next 15 days. My cucumbers still have tons of flowers and small ones. Only problem the leaves are so big and green, it makes them easy to miss.

    My cucumbers are going nuts as well. About the only.other thing doing as well as they are would be kohlrabi and brussel sprouts. My tomatoes are slow also.

    twdenney
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    Beans, lettuce, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, radishes, beets, carrots, garlic, etc all SHIT… to dry. watering tomatoes, cucumbers, one zucchini. Sweet corn good except for what coons got! Absolutely no fall garden whatsoever.

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    Tomato’s doing fantastic! Plants are about 7 feet tall with lots of tomato’s which should start turning red this week! Cucumbers took off great, but then we hit that hot dry spell and for some reason the cucumber plants died off. Jalapeno’s also doing great, have lots of those that are just about ready to pick and the green peppers doing very well.

    Did get enough cucumbers to make about 18 jars of dill pickles. Had they kept going at the rate they were going early on, I would have about 50 jars of pickles by now!

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    First garden for my wife and I this year. We planted WAAAAY too many zuchini plants (21!) and they were absolutely out of control. She shredded and vacuum sealed about 15 bags and gave away as much as we could to friends/family. She pulled all but 3 of them a couple weeks ago and now they are producing at a manageable pace. The good news is that she was able to experiment with several zuchini recipes and found several that are delicious- bread, bread with blueberries, pancakes, fried patties, and casserole are our favorites.

    Spring radishes were excellent and we’re looking to plant some fall stock if it isn’t too late.

    Our cucumbers got shaded out by the zuchinis and are struggling.

    Green beans have been very consistent, and we need to plant more of these next year.

    Tomatoes are really coming on now, and she canned the first batch of salsa yesterday. We had to buy hot peppers and onions cause the jalapeno plants got half eaten and were just really slow in general even before something “trimmed” them. Her cilantro is out of control…

    Bell peppers are going absolutely crazy.

    Watermelon plants are taking over the whole garden and we have 3 or 4 nice ones on the vine.

    Broccoli, carrots, onions, cabbage were all fails.

    Yukon golds produced pretty well with about half dozen nice potatoes per plant.

    Sweet corn was meh with a few nice ears so far and a lot that had poor germination. Need to water the plot during silking next year to improve output.

    The spot I chose for our garden plot was where I burned a ton of brush and trees over the years. I roto-tilled it with my tractor any my wife has watered it most days other than the very few when we got a shot of rain. We never had a ton of weeds, but we pulled a few every day and that kept any major flushes under control. Im thinking the ash from burning increased the ph and we may add some compost or fertilizer next year.

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    Quote by: GJW

    Does anyone freeze their jalepenos for future use?

    Yes. Easy, wash and bag. Then use for chilli or summer sausage

    bugs11
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    Quick status report on my gardens.
    Tomatoes – fantastic, plants are yuuuge, lots of perfect fruits.
    Potatoes – decent, had to two separate infestations of Colorado Potato Beetles. Treated by picking them off and spraying with Spinosad.
    Cabbage – good, heads are starting to split.
    Onions – disappointing, none got much bigger than a tennis ball.
    Snap Bean – very good so far, had an initial attack of Mexican Bean Beetle.
    Bell peppers – very good, really starting to come on.
    Serrano pepper – very good, lots of peppers
    Jalapeno peppers – very good, lots of peppers
    Pepperoncini peppers – very good, lots of peppers (what does one do with these?)
    Okra – looks good, my first time growing this vegetable.
    Summer Squash – very good
    Acorn Squash – ???, growing in a very weedy spot, haven’t given them much attention.

    TeamAsgrow
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    My cabbages are still alive…they struggled with the heat and the variety I planted probably had something to do with it. They are finally putting on heads.
    I have started my second rounds off lettuce, carrots,beets, spinach, cukes and just put in some more cabbage. Might be pushing it on some stuff but it doesn’t take long to germinate this time of year!

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    Quote by: CRIA1576

    First garden for my wife and I this year. We planted WAAAAY too many zuchini plants (21!) and they were absolutely out of control. She shredded and vacuum sealed about 15 bags and gave away as much as we could to friends/family. She pulled all but 3 of them a couple weeks ago and now they are producing at a manageable pace. The good news is that she was able to experiment with several zuchini recipes and found several that are delicious- bread, bread with blueberries, pancakes, fried patties, and casserole are our favorites.

    Spring radishes were excellent and we’re looking to plant some fall stock if it isn’t too late.

    Our cucumbers got shaded out by the zuchinis and are struggling.

    Green beans have been very consistent, and we need to plant more of these next year.

    Tomatoes are really coming on now, and she canned the first batch of salsa yesterday. We had to buy hot peppers and onions cause the jalapeno plants got half eaten and were just really slow in general even before something “trimmed” them. Her cilantro is out of control…

    Bell peppers are going absolutely crazy.

    Watermelon plants are taking over the whole garden and we have 3 or 4 nice ones on the vine.

    Broccoli, carrots, onions, cabbage were all fails.

    Yukon golds produced pretty well with about half dozen nice potatoes per plant.

    Sweet corn was meh with a few nice ears so far and a lot that had poor germination. Need to water the plot during silking next year to improve output.

    The spot I chose for our garden plot was where I burned a ton of brush and trees over the years. I roto-tilled it with my tractor any my wife has watered it most days other than the very few when we got a shot of rain. We never had a ton of weeds, but we pulled a few every day and that kept any major flushes under control. Im thinking the ash from burning increased the ph and we may add some compost or fertilizer next year.

    It only takes one year for everyone to realize that less is more when it comes to zucchini plants lol. I would guess that we’ve all been there where we had zucchini coming out of our ears.

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    just started 15 gal of sauerkraut tonight. dry equals poor corn germination and hot equals poor ear filling, but we’ve managed to eat a bunch and freeze a little. best tomatoes inyears, but we had to irrigate them. doing better than my food plots doc

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    Quote by: GJW

    Does anyone freeze their jalepenos for future use?

    Yes, I first cut them in half and scoop most of the seeds out. Then I spread them out on a baking sheet and partially freeze them until they are firm. Then I vacuum seal them later for chili or jalapeno poppers during football season. 🙂

    GJW
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    Thanks

    bugs11
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    Checked the big garden in the country; I have two, a big garden at a friend’s farm and a small one in my backyard in town. Tomatoes still producing oodles of near perfect fruits. Picked a couple cabbages, some nice beans and peppers too. Ground is dry, headed towards real dry, could see cracks forming in the ground. I watered the peppers. No bugs on the potato plants, I can highly recommend Spinosad for treating Colorado Potato Beetles. The potatoes are winding down though and if it stays dry as the forecast predicts I imagine I’ll be digging spuds in a couple weeks. Did find a dozen or so Japanese Beetles on the okra plants, I promptly dispatched them.

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    All I planted was horseradish and it’s doing well!

    TeamAsgrow
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    All I planted was horseradish and it’s doing well!

    I planted some last year. This year it is back twice as thick!

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    Quote by: DILLIGAF

    All I planted was horseradish and it’s doing well!

    I planted some last year. This year it is back twice as thick!

    Get use to it, I planted it one year and ten years later it was still going strong. I finally got rid of it by digging up the roots for several years. Only used it a couple of times.

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