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Annnnnnd we have okra👍🏻 This is the Jing orange variety.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:45:51 AM »
And so it begins. The okra is officially blooming👍🏻

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The Greenhouse / Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:18:53 AM »
Maggie,

That is one amazing, greenhouse garden.  You and your family obviously have the process figured out. Thanks for sharing your progress and pic's.


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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 11, 2019, 04:27:26 PM »
It almost resembles an ornamental, but itís my Jing orange okra. There are some bloom pods forming, so it wonít be long before itís okra and tomato time👍🏻😀  I normally grow Clemson Spineless, but I wanted to try something new this year.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 09, 2019, 01:58:22 PM »
Jackpot - my largest Black Krim (1.25 lbs) off my best plant. Since BKís are an open pollinated/heirloom variety, Iíll save the seed for next season👍🏻😀🍅

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Fruit Trees / Good Year for Figs
« on: June 08, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
I hesitate to count my chickens before they hatch, but it looks like itís going to be a good year for figs. My Celeste tree is loaded. Iím getting ready to cover the tree with bird netting to keep the chickens and mockingbirds away.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: June 07, 2019, 04:52:51 AM »
Thereís always a straggler - that one individual who operates in their own good time, in their own little world, unaware of what everyone else is doing. All the other amaryllis bloomed long ago, now this one decides to finally show up. No complaints here.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 05, 2019, 12:52:37 PM »
Gymgirl,

If I remember correctly, the eggplant variety is Ichiban.  They're very similar to the Hansel variety.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:13:28 AM »
Theyíre not going to win any beauty contests, but if you stand back, relax and take your glasses off, the Belindaís Dream blooms are more than adequate. They even have a moderately nice scent. Itís a good day in the garden.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:07:12 AM »
When I think of purple, I think of coneflowers, grape juice and Barney the dinosaur, but I donít normally think of vegetables - unless itís eggplant. Itís taken a while, but my Japanese eggplants are starting to produce 👍🏻😀

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: June 03, 2019, 04:58:20 PM »
Nice, Maggie

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: June 01, 2019, 04:45:51 AM »
Bananas, lemon pie, school buses, butter, a new box of crayons - I like them all and their various shades of yellow. My favorite variety of yellow, though, is gladiola yellow👍🏻😀 Itís a good day in the garden.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 01, 2019, 04:41:52 AM »
You take what you get. The quantity of tomatoes produced by the garden this year has been modest, but the quality/flavor has been exceptional. Go figure. Two thumbs up for the Black Krims.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:28:20 AM »
The Black Krim tomatoes are reaching baseball size. It wonít be long before BLTís are on the menu 👍🏻🍅🥓🍞

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: May 13, 2019, 04:17:20 AM »
The Milk & Wine crinum lilies are starting to bloom.  Like many other heirloom plants, the blooms only last for a short time, but they sure are nice to look at.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: May 10, 2019, 05:54:24 PM »
Maggie

Until you said it was an apple, I thought they WERE rosebuds. LOL.  Nice looking blooms.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: May 08, 2019, 03:24:11 AM »
Nice blooms, Whitestrout.

Here's a pic of the different stages of my Josephís Coat rose blooms. They open bright orange, then transition to red as they age. The stems are covered in tiny, pin-sized thorns that reach out and grab you if you get too close, and the foliage is a fungus magnet, but the bloom color makes up for the plant's deficiencies.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: May 03, 2019, 04:17:27 AM »
I hope the yardbirds enjoy the view. These are my ďchicken coopĒ roses. Given the rosesí location on the side of the coop, the feathered egg layers are about the only ones to enjoy the view. Maybe the ladies will show their appreciation by laying more eggs? 🙄🐔🌹

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General Discussion / Re: Has Anybody Eaten A Tomato Yet?
« on: May 02, 2019, 04:43:51 AM »
My chickens sampled one of my still-green Black Krims - I didn't have the bush protected well - but I'm guesstimating that it will be at least a couple of more weeks before I'm biting into one of them. 

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: April 30, 2019, 04:59:11 AM »
I refer to this as our "no name" rose.  I have no idea what variety it is.  Our home's prior owner planted it. Several times I've considered digging it up and discarding it, because the foliage is a fungus magnet in our warm, humid weather.  Of course, then the long, gangly stems start producing those nice looking  blooms, and I'm glad I didn't get crazy and toss the plant. 

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