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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3900 on: June 12, 2019, 07:17:22 AM »
Weaved a bunch of tomatoes, weeded some and picked 6 nice cukes for supper.
Been in talks with Whiskydog about my PHP's not flowering........so I had a "little conversation" with both rows.....telling them they have one more week before I till them in and replant.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3901 on: June 12, 2019, 09:37:21 AM »
ccat - I had me a talk with my cucumbers this morning.  They were producing like mad, and all of a sudden they have gotten lazy.
I don't tolerate lazy plants on my farm... lol
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3902 on: June 12, 2019, 11:59:23 AM »
Planted 20 hills of Jambalaya Okra. Received 25 sweet potato plants this morning and plan to plant them this afternoon.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3903 on: June 12, 2019, 03:33:57 PM »
It almost resembles an ornamental, but itís my Jing orange okra.

That's an interesting looking okra plant!

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3904 on: June 13, 2019, 09:01:07 AM »
I pulled my bush beans off of life support today and disconnected their soaker hose.  They are done and will get tilled up in a few days when conditions get right.
Sad to see them go, I was late getting them in the ground because of the soggy weather this spring so I only got a few picks off them before the heat did them in.
On a good note, the eggplants are coming on so I see some shrimp and eggplant dressing in my near future.  I side dressed my tomatoes and cucumbers this week, hopefully they will keep chugging along for a while.  Not sure if I'm going to replace my green beans with 2 rows of okra or 1 okra and one PHP.... decisions decisions
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3905 on: June 13, 2019, 09:23:07 AM »
One of each sounds good.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3906 on: June 13, 2019, 09:59:50 AM »
Yeah....got to have some PHP's!!

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3907 on: June 13, 2019, 02:11:16 PM »
 :) I agree with Rabbitproof and Bigboberta. :) Gotta have some okra along with a mess of purplehulls and vice versa . :)
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3908 on: June 13, 2019, 03:56:11 PM »
Both it is... lol
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3909 on: June 13, 2019, 07:12:10 PM »
Weeded and cleaned half of the bell peppers, caged them, cultivated with the tiller and escorted my mom out into the green beans to let her pick all she wanted, and squash too.  She fixed pork chops, new potatoes, gravy, green beans, squash, onions and cornbread.   She sure felt memories with all the fresh vegs from the garden.  She is already talking about cooking some fried chicken this weekend with more fresh from the garden......fine with me
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3910 on: June 14, 2019, 05:45:51 AM »
And so it begins. The okra is officially blooming👍🏻
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3911 on: June 14, 2019, 08:03:08 AM »
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.

Looks like Red Burgundy Okra.  In an earlier post I said I planted Crimson, but it was the Red Burgundy.


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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3912 on: June 14, 2019, 08:15:27 AM »
Weeded and cleaned half of the bell peppers, caged them, cultivated with the tiller and escorted my mom out into the green beans to let her pick all she wanted, and squash too.  She fixed pork chops, new potatoes, gravy, green beans, squash, onions and cornbread.   She sure felt memories with all the fresh vegs from the garden.  She is already talking about cooking some fried chicken this weekend with more fresh from the garden......fine with me

Now I'm starving.....
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3913 on: June 14, 2019, 07:56:06 PM »
Top Pick Purple Hulls and Red Burgundy Okra I planted last week.  Peas are a little heavy, I was too lazy to set up the Hoss Planter so I used the Earthway Planter, used about 4 times as much seed.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3914 on: June 15, 2019, 09:20:54 AM »
Big Bob,

Looks like you have a good stand of both. I hope you have a great harvest from them.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3915 on: June 15, 2019, 11:11:29 AM »
Looking good....pretty field,too.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3916 on: June 16, 2019, 06:45:37 AM »
Annnnnnd we have okra👍🏻 This is the Jing orange variety.
Location: Orange, Tx; Southeast Gulf Coast, zone 9a.  Small home garden.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3917 on: June 16, 2019, 07:37:22 PM »
Mixed up about 50 gallons of Master Blend and hand watered the tomatoes, weaved another layer and pruned/cleaned up the bottoms of all plants.
It was a great fathers day to get to work outside in the garden pretty much all day and my wife even ended up working out there too late this afternoon.
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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3918 on: June 17, 2019, 08:35:24 AM »
Saturday, I canned 9 pints of Contender #Green Beans...

That was 1/2 the long side of my 4x8 raised bed.  The smaller ones I left and the other side of this bed will be ready for picking again in two days.  The "mushroom" bed (RB #5) is finally coming along, and has blooms and tiny green beans.

The last bed (RB #3) has beautiful Kentucky Blue Lakes, and is putting on blooms, too! I see green beans in my future, LOL!

I need to streamline my canning process, cuz it seemed to take me forever! 

I had picked a mess of beans and put them in the fridge until the second harvest, Saturday morning.  But, then, I ended up cleaning and snapping green beans for over an hour.  I think with this next batch, I'll clean and snap them as I bring them in, and store them in the fridge.  By the last picking, I'll be ready to go into the canner much, much, sooner.

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Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Reply #3919 on: June 17, 2019, 11:45:24 AM »
Gymgirl...notice #3 and #5 tip:

"Fresh Facts:
 

1.Green beans can be held in the refrigerator for several days without loss of quality. 2.Store them in a plastic bag to prevent moisture loss and wilting.
3.Wash green beans just before using, not before refrigerator storage.
4.Wash green beans in cold water. Let sand and soil sink to the bottom and lift beans out. Several washes in clean water may be needed.
5.Trim and cut green beans just before using. Vegetables cut or chopped ahead of time lose nutrients more quickly than whole vegetables.
6.To prepare, trim ends and snap or cut into one-inch pieces for cooking or use in salads, or leave green beans whole for dipping."

I have always heard to wait to wash and snap til right before using or canning  for those reasons given. Think it would be better to just do a canning session in between the next harvest in order to insure no wilting or drying out of the beans. I know the cleaning , snapping process can get long and tedious....I have always had to shell fresh crowder peas in 2.5 hour sessions every week. Thankfully, my green beans are at least quicker than that. Maybe you could do just a small batch of beans your way as an experiment and just see how they appear when ready to can.
Maybe the results will be passable to you.  Good luck!!