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General Discussion / Re: Freezing Broccoli and Cauliflower
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:11:32 PM »
Hmm pickled cauliflower would be interesting too.  Thanks BigOlButterBean.  Do you have a favorite recipe for pickeled cauliflower?

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General Discussion / Freezing Broccoli and Cauliflower
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:02:12 AM »
We have been harvesting a lot of broccoli lately and starting on the cauliflower.  We can only eat so much fresh and started freezing them.  We blanched, cooled, and frozen some broccoli last night.  It was pretty easy and mostly blanched the broccoli to set the nice green color.  Do y'all blanch your cauliflower before freezing them?  Going to freeze some cauliflower rice too.

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General Discussion / Re: Time to start peppers!!!
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:03:22 AM »
Nice list of peppers there Ragun Gardener. 

This year my list includes:

Hot Peppers
Carolina Reaper (saved seeds from your plants last year)
Chocolate Habanero
Jalapeno

Cooking Peppers
Chimay
Nu Mex Big Jim
Shishito (saved seeds from your plants last year)

Bell Peppers
Juniper
Bullnose
Iko Iko
Madonna

I'm not doing to many hot pepper this year.  I have enough powder and sauces for awhile.  Also, I'm tired of picking the smaller peppers (e.g., Tabasco, Cayenne) and like the bigger ones for picking and processing.








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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse #2 build 34 x 60
« on: December 24, 2018, 06:27:05 PM »
Awesome Danny.  I see what you got and building for Christmas.

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General Discussion / Re: Any Winter Gardens?
« on: December 24, 2018, 06:50:01 AM »
Nice pictures Maggie and Gymgirl.  It's amazing how you can grow some veggies during the winter so far north.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: December 23, 2018, 12:02:43 PM »
Very nice BB.  Amazing the plants made it this long.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: December 18, 2018, 08:57:49 AM »
Thanks for the comments everyone.  Whitestrout and Jason A posted some pictures, and Whitestrout was asking others to post pictures so I thought I would share mine.  Of coarse theirs look great and beautiful. 

Gymgirl, I sowed the bigger brassicas plants indoor on 8/12 and transplanted them outside on 10/7.  They are suppose to be ready around 12/26 (80 days after transplanting).  I sowed some more on 9/6 and transplanted them 11/22.  Hope these will be ready around 2/10 but I'm sure they will take longer with shorter day light hours during Dec and Jan.  I think I was a little late but work got in the way of transplanting the garden this fall.  The broccoli are Green Magic and Gypsy.  Cauliflower are Flame Star and Amazing that are self blanching very nicely this year.   

Last night, I got a picture of the onion beds but pretty hard to see in the picture.  I got them planted very shallow this year.  I lost a couple brassicas to bugs in the left side of the picture. 

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: December 17, 2018, 03:10:16 PM »
Seeing if I can remember how to post pictures.  I was able to upload a couple photos from this weekend but I forgot to take one of the onion beds.  The last picture shows my largest broccoli right now and I'm just about to pick it. 

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Fruit Trees / Re: Lemons from cuttings question
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:08:50 AM »
The cuttings were not grafted onto a root stock?  Curious because I'm rooting some peach cuttings and don't have a root stock to graft too.  Wonder if it is worth the time.  Original peach is grated to a root stock.  I imagine the cuttings will be more susceptible to diseases than my original tree.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:12:41 PM »
Is that an electric or gas blower/vacuum/mulcher?

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: November 29, 2018, 01:45:35 PM »
Texan, beautiful picture right there.

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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse hydroponic growing Fall 2018
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:31:22 AM »
Danny, its been going good.  Hope everything is going good with y'all too.  I was out for a little bit in October and November but back now.  The onions I ordered come in on Saturday.  Hopefully I'll get them planted on Sunday and will then be done with planting for the year.  Well may be I will do another set of radishes.  I'm going to lay some fabric around the beds here soon.

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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse hydroponic growing Fall 2018
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:57:54 PM »
Of coarse, nice electric roll up side.  I'm interested in the how to video.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: November 27, 2018, 08:31:33 AM »
Last weekend, I transplanted my Texas Sweet 1015y (may be 120 plants) that I grew from seeds.  A little late in transplanting?  I had killed my red onions so I ordered some Red Creole, Southern Belle Red, and Texas Legend (thought I would give them a try).  Not sure where I'm going to put most of these onions yet.  For a couple rows, I might have to plant some close together and pull every other one for some green onions but we shall see when I get them.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: November 26, 2018, 07:59:03 AM »
That is amazing how you are handling your trash and hope it works out.  That was an amazingly high trash pick up, very expensive, and a good motivator to go towards composting and recycling.  Glass and plastic (except in the trash pickup) are hard to get rid off here.   

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The Greenhouse / Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:51:08 PM »
Looking good.  No seeds off of the frankenbeet?

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The Greenhouse / Re: Greenhouse hydroponic growing Fall 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:47:38 PM »
Yeah looks like it is coming along.  I'm interested in see how the carrots turn out.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:35:06 AM »
Last weekend, I managed to get 5 beds (4'x20') amended, broadforked, reformed, smoothed out, and transplanted the beets, carrots, lettuce, bok choy, radishes, and some of the chard.   May be tonight (if it don't rain), I still need to transplant the rest of the chard, radicchio, cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage, as well as one more tray of lettuce.  Hopefully this set of broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower will head up early next year.  Later in the week I need to separate the onions and transplant them.  Then the garden will be full and I'm done for the year.  However, it is just about time to start organizing the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants seeds and think about which ones to plant.  One of the benefits of being in the south is that the garden keeps you busy just about all year.

I'll have to check out some rape greens.  We are eating mustard, collard, and kale about once a week right now.  I read somewhere about applying boron to beets 20 days after transplanting and suppose to reduce the black spots on the beet greens.  It will be nice to throw those into the mix again. 

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:00:22 AM »
^ Gymgirl, nothing extreme but some nice days below 40 for the peaches and blueberries, as well as kill off some bugs.  Not sure if figs need cold hours.  Additionally, I sure would not mind getting out my long johns this winter and for longer than half a week.  Going to finally get some hoops bent this winter.

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:13:32 AM »
Yep Double B, I got home last weekend and went ahead with taking out the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.  Cleaned up the beds and ready to plant some lettuce, beets, carrots, chard, endive, and radicchio.  Feels late but was away for a little over a month.  I was afraid to plant them last weekend and shock them with this weeks cold.  I'm probably the only one down here hoping for a cold winter.     

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