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Weekend Harvest

It rained Thursday, we were busy Friday, and it rained again Saturday, so there was a lot of produce waiting for us in the garden today. The two small bowls at the front contain ‘nectar’ cherry tomatoes and blackberries.  In the large bowl … Continue reading

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Transplanting Okra

On Saturday (May 30th), I decided to transplant okra into garden bed number three a few hours after I finished transplanting the peppers, eggplant, and marigolds.  In the past two years, I’ve planted okra seeds directly into the garden rather … Continue reading

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Okra, Herb, & Tomato Seedlings

The seeds that I planted last week have been coming up over the past few days. Big okra seeds produce large, strong seedlings. All of the herbs seem to have germinated well except possibly the parsley.  Where two seedlings came … Continue reading

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Planting Okra, Herbs, and the Rest of the Tomatoes

Last night, after I made some soil blocks, I used them to plant okra and several species of herbs.  I planted my regular-season (i.e. not early) tomatoes in fairly large pots as these plants grow quickly. I first planted seven varieties … Continue reading

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Freeze Warning

We got our first freeze warning of the season last night, so after spending much of the day (Sunday, November 2nd) fighting the wind gusts while mulching with leaves, we picked the remaining warm weather vegetables. We got a lot … Continue reading

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Beans, Peppers, Tomato, Okra, & Pawpaws

The pole bean harvest is much less than it was last month, probably because it is much cooler, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s °F (a range of 5 to 15 °C) most days.  The plants are still … Continue reading

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Beans, Eggplant, Peppers, Okra — and Tomatoes

Go out of town for more than a few days, and your garden may have a few surprises waiting for you when you return. The pole beans continue to outperform previous years’ beans.  Some pods are past their prime, so … Continue reading

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Beans, Okra, Blackberries, & Pawpaws

We hadn’t picked vegetables since last Thursday, so there were a lot of beans.  The ‘rattlesnake’ variety were the biggest producers this time.  Some were hidden so they were quite large; we’ll probably shell them and just eat the seed … Continue reading

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Beans, Eggplant, Pepper, Okra, and Blackberries

This weekend’s harvest is quite a bit smaller than last Friday’s, partly because it’s two days’  production rather than three, and because the days are getting shorter and cooler. We’re still getting a good harvest of pole beans.  I picked one ‘yellow … Continue reading

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Beans, Tomato, Eggplant, Peppers, Okra, and Blackberries

This harvest represents three days’ worth of these vegetables.  We’re getting a lot of pole beans again.  The ’emerite’ variety are still the biggest producers, but ‘Kentucky blue’ are gaining on them. One tomato fruit managed to escape the blight and … Continue reading

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