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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #140 on: July 26, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
Thanks Double B! Yes it is the start of our summer harvest.

Rabbit I make broccoli pizza with a drizzle of olive oil. Lots of minced garlic blanched broccoli and four kinds of Italian cheese.

Cucumbers, summer squash, turnips, beets, carrots, peppers and now tomatoes.

One or several are part of our dinner each night. Still waiting for the eggplant to produce.

 Today I pulled  some of the Candy Onions and hung them to cure.

The Wala Wala did not bulb  not sure if it was from the stress caused by our very early heatwave in May that lasted over a week. I usually have good luck with the Wala Wala so it is a mystery to me what went wrong.

Candy Onions:



Garlic: Not a banner year but it will be enough for awhile

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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #141 on: August 08, 2018, 11:41:58 AM »
UPDATE:

I pulled one ear of the Popcorn to see how it was doing. They are small ( 5") but overall I am pleased except I should of planted a lot more of it :



The Sweet Peppers are starting to turn color:



The last of the summer broccoli:



Tomatoes are not doing very good this year: Plants are small with very little fruit.
With our first heatwave in June and a record breaking month of July with over 90 degree days for a few weeks the HT thermometer was pinned at 120 during that time. No amount of  spring water could cool  the roots down enough to encourage fruit formation.
A few snaps of our very pretty tomatoes:












In the pantry as of today  I have only harvested enough tomatoes for  sauce to make:
7       pints
5     1/2 pints
SAD but what can I do .... It is what it is.

The cucumbers are loving the heat and I cannot keep up with the numbers they are producing. No matter how big they get they are crunchy sweet and even the very large ones are nearly seedless.
The neighbors still look forward to me coming by with a few every couple of days.

Today I am baking Zucchini breads and getting them into the freezer:



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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #142 on: August 08, 2018, 11:56:04 AM »
Nice looking veggies and bread.  Half pints, lol.  Did you replant for the fall?
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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #143 on: August 08, 2018, 12:34:09 PM »
I know it seem silly to can half pints of sauce but I find them to be the perfect amount for a pizza.

I have direct seeded for turnips and carrots, and have started  cauliflower, broccoli and lettuce under lights that will be moved to the HT this week.

I also started Tiny Tim Tomatoes ( I would classify it as a  miniature cherry) Those I will grown under lights in the house all winter.
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« Reply #144 on: August 10, 2018, 07:49:07 AM »
I'm ready for some carrot and lettuce season.  Nice, you are doing the Tiny Tim Tomatoes again.  I'll have to check them out. 
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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #145 on: August 21, 2018, 06:22:25 AM »
UPDATE:

 Ugli Tomatoes: They were DELICIOUS





Our first watermelon: Juicy and sweet



 SUMMER: Tomato sandwiches and watermelon running down my face while spitting out the seeds YUM

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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #146 on: August 21, 2018, 07:06:47 AM »
It never matters what a tomato looks like as long as it has that taste that makes you go YUM :)
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« Reply #147 on: August 22, 2018, 06:28:31 AM »
Maggie....my husband buys the ugliest tomatoes at the farmer's mkt. Swears they have the best flavor...have to agree.

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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #148 on: August 22, 2018, 07:08:47 AM »
That is that actual name of them! "UGLI"  spelled with the I not a y

The seeds came from an elderly Italian friend of ours. He said as far back as he can remember that is what his Dad, his Uncle and Grand Dad  called them. The seeds have been passed down through the generations

Seeds are precious since you are lucky to find  one or two  inside one of these " beauties". They are all meat.
We felt privileged to be given 6 seeds a few years ago.
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« Reply #149 on: August 22, 2018, 09:49:12 AM »
LOL!!!! I thought you had just mispelled!!!    ;D

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« Reply #150 on: August 22, 2018, 10:32:01 AM »
 I've been known to misspell a word now and then.
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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #151 on: November 08, 2018, 08:19:33 AM »
Update:
I apologize for neglecting this thread! I have no good excuse so I will not offer one. I just ask you to forgive me.

Sunrise:





Inside the HT everything is happy.

Carrots don't mind the short days or the cooler weather.



Beets:



Zucchini. It is hard to believe but I have few plants that are still producing.





Russian Kale:



Bok Choy:



Parsley, Spicy Fresee lettuce and Yes Frankenbeet lives :







 
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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #152 on: November 08, 2018, 09:33:02 AM »
LONG LIVE FRANKENBEET!!!! ;D

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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #153 on: November 08, 2018, 09:38:15 AM »
The veggies look super and so does the foliage that's left. I had always heard how beautiful New York was and until I saw it myself a two weeks ago I didn't have the appreciation for it that I do now. I was also amazed how many grapes are grown there. When we hit the toll road headed for Erie, Pa. there were miles and miles of grapes on both sides of the road. A gentleman told me that they were owned by Welch's and I would guess they are Concord grapes because it would take many to make all the Welch's Grape Juice.

The colors of the leaves were stunning just like your pictures!!
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« Reply #154 on: November 08, 2018, 04:54:18 PM »
Great photos Maggie. It is nice to see your HT from the outside. It is bigger than what I thought.
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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« Reply #155 on: November 09, 2018, 04:51:34 AM »
LONG LIVE FRANKENBEET!!!! ;D
I will let it grow. At this point I want to see just how long it can survive.

Double B New York also grow grapes for wine. We have several vineyards within a half hour drive from our house and of course The Fingerlakes is wine country!

Great photos Maggie. It is nice to see your HT from the outside. It is bigger than what I thought.

Thanks Vincent! The HT is 21 ft ( 6.4 Meters) wide by 48 ft  (14.6 Meters )long
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« Reply #156 on: November 09, 2018, 04:57:38 AM »
LONG LIVE FRANKENBEET!!!! ;D
I will let it grow. At this point I want to see just how long it can survive.

Double B New York also grow grapes for wine. We have several vineyards within a half hour drive from our house and of course The Fingerlakes is wine country!

Great photos Maggie. It is nice to see your HT from the outside. It is bigger than what I thought.

Thanks Vincent! The HT is 21 ft ( 6.4 Meters) wide by 48 ft  (14.6 Meters )long
thanks for the conversion in meters Maggie 😉, much appreciated.
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« Reply #157 on: November 09, 2018, 06:39:11 AM »
Maggie,

I noticed many smaller vineyards also and as we went to Niagra on the Lake, there were also many just over the Canadian border. The apples were also being harvested all up through Pennsylvania and further north. They were unbelievable!!

Years ago there was a discussion on this forum about how Southern Gardeners had advantages being able to garden year round. Tbird brought up a point about how many different things you guys up north could grow that we can't. I love your high tunnel thread and I love to see your beautiful produce that you grow.
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« Reply #158 on: November 19, 2018, 01:51:08 PM »
Looking good.  No seeds off of the frankenbeet?
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« Reply #159 on: November 19, 2018, 05:16:03 PM »
Double B I am happy to hear you enjoy following along reading about  our successes and failures in the HT.

Our growing season may be short but it is perfect for growing a wide variety of delicious berries and fruit that would not thrive in warmer zones.

jimmiec I did have huge clusters of seeds but by the time they dried enough to rub them off the stalks they were moldy.
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