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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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21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

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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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Re: 2018 High Tunnel
« 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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