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  1. #1
    HappyMamaTo3 Guest

    Default The Garden Went - WILD

    This year I used a large container to plant my herbs. Not a wide selection
    because I wasn't sure how everything would spread out. The Basil is growing
    tall and bountiful, not just in amount but very flavor-rich. I also have
    nice margoram, thyme and a parsley that have developed nicely. I have made
    toasted croutons with a bit of olive oil and plenty of fresh the herbs.
    Bread Crumbs make too. A turkey with margoram and time in the bird cavity
    and with a dressing that matches the flavors.

    I added a lemon balm plant on the suggestion of a friend and we have had no
    insects at all. I can't tell you if we are just lucky or if the lemon balm
    did it. In the big garden we planted our peppers and have bells, chiles,
    bananas, jalapeno's.

    Our tomatoes and zuchini have proliferated. We have about five different
    types of tomatoes and have already had tomatoes from most of them. We did
    plant a late fruiting one but all the rest apparent are on steroids. We have
    beautiful cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, a golden jubilee, and a beefsteak
    are rather producing a like crazy. These tomatoes absolutely are so much
    better than last year's and have grown to be more than 5 feet tall. We have
    indulged in fried green tomatoes too. Lastly and best, we have had fresh
    tomato, basil, a bit of bell pepper, whatever salad green strikes me,
    cucumbers and a balsamic vingerette. The toasted croutons and a sprinkle of
    feta cheese have topped it off nicely.

    Our 8yo son wanted to plant pumpkins. They failed miserably. This year he is
    going to have a booming crop. I think he has six on one vine and two on
    another.

    Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    Anyone else harvesting?

    Cindi




  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    HappyMamaTo3 wrote:

    > Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this
    > year. Anyone else harvesting?


    Well, I am very happy for you! Me, no beans yet. Actually,
    I have bean babies (not to be confused with beanie babies),
    they are less than an inch long, but they are at least growing.
    I have a few round tomatoes, one is reasonably large, but
    green. A number of small romas.

    Thank you for the story of your garden.

    nancy

  3. #3
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:34:40 -0700, "HappyMamaTo3"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    >Anyone else harvesting?
    >
    >Cindi


    So far all we've got are a few cherries, a handful of currants, but
    the blackberries are awesome this year. We picked about 3 pounds over
    the weekend. Everything else is just starting to show. The critters
    got all the strawberries.

    Lou

  4. #4
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD



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    You won't believe what goes on! You won't believe what comes off!



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  5. #5
    billgates Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    > On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:34:40 -0700, "HappyMamaTo3"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    > >Anyone else harvesting?
    > >
    > >Cindi

    >
    > So far all we've got are a few cherries, a handful of currants, but
    > the blackberries are awesome this year. We picked about 3 pounds over
    > the weekend. Everything else is just starting to show. The critters
    > got all the strawberries.
    >
    > Lou
    >


    Strawberries are such hard work. The result scan be superb but the work
    isn't!

  6. #6
    George Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    HappyMamaTo3 wrote:
    > This year I used a large container to plant my herbs. Not a wide selection
    > because I wasn't sure how everything would spread out. The Basil is growing
    > tall and bountiful, not just in amount but very flavor-rich. I also have
    > nice margoram, thyme and a parsley that have developed nicely. I have made
    > toasted croutons with a bit of olive oil and plenty of fresh the herbs.
    > Bread Crumbs make too. A turkey with margoram and time in the bird cavity
    > and with a dressing that matches the flavors.
    >
    > I added a lemon balm plant on the suggestion of a friend and we have had no
    > insects at all. I can't tell you if we are just lucky or if the lemon balm
    > did it. In the big garden we planted our peppers and have bells, chiles,
    > bananas, jalapeno's.
    >
    > Our tomatoes and zuchini have proliferated. We have about five different
    > types of tomatoes and have already had tomatoes from most of them. We did
    > plant a late fruiting one but all the rest apparent are on steroids. We have
    > beautiful cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, a golden jubilee, and a beefsteak
    > are rather producing a like crazy. These tomatoes absolutely are so much
    > better than last year's and have grown to be more than 5 feet tall. We have
    > indulged in fried green tomatoes too. Lastly and best, we have had fresh
    > tomato, basil, a bit of bell pepper, whatever salad green strikes me,
    > cucumbers and a balsamic vingerette. The toasted croutons and a sprinkle of
    > feta cheese have topped it off nicely.
    >
    > Our 8yo son wanted to plant pumpkins. They failed miserably. This year he is
    > going to have a booming crop. I think he has six on one vine and two on
    > another.
    >
    > Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    > Anyone else harvesting?
    >
    > Cindi
    >
    >
    >

    You must be at a lower latitude than me. The zucchini just started to
    flower over the past day or two. Some of the cherry tomato plants have
    small green fruit and the bigger varieties haven't done much yet.

  7. #7
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 00:42:26 +0100, billgates <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    >says...
    >> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:34:40 -0700, "HappyMamaTo3"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    >> >Anyone else harvesting?
    >> >
    >> >Cindi

    >>
    >> So far all we've got are a few cherries, a handful of currants, but
    >> the blackberries are awesome this year. We picked about 3 pounds over
    >> the weekend. Everything else is just starting to show. The critters
    >> got all the strawberries.
    >>
    >> Lou
    >>

    >
    >Strawberries are such hard work. The result scan be superb but the work
    >isn't!


    My grandmother had a very large strawberry patch and as I kid I loved
    to go out and pick. I've given up on my patch for this year and I'll
    put a new fence up for next year. I don't mind the work because
    Louise does most of the gardening, <g> but it does become
    dis-heartening when the critters eat all the goodies.

    Lou

  8. #8
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    In article <g4ucrb$r30$[email protected]>,
    George <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You must be at a lower latitude than me. The zucchini just started to
    > flower over the past day or two. Some of the cherry tomato plants have
    > small green fruit and the bigger varieties haven't done much yet.


    An honored tradition in Nevada is to present your neighbor with an eight
    pound zucchini and not inquire what they did with it.

    leo

  9. #9
    HappyMamaTo3 Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    >>>>>snipppage<<<
    >> Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    >> Anyone else harvesting?
    >>
    >> Cindi
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > You must be at a lower latitude than me. The zucchini just started to
    > flower over the past day or two. Some of the cherry tomato plants have
    > small green fruit and the bigger varieties haven't done much yet.


    We are sitting at 37* 39' North. We seem to be in a good zone for early
    planting and production. There were beautiful big red fruits, some Romas,
    about a dozen cherries, and two golden jubillees this afternoon. The plants
    are so full they are dipping even in their cages. My family and my hubby's
    workmates may be getting gifted with baskets of tomatoes soon.

    We had breafast for dinner tonight and I made extra bacon for BLTs for lunch
    tomorrow.

    Yum

    Cindi



  10. #10
    HappyMamaTo3 Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD


    "billgates" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]. .
    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    >> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:34:40 -0700, "HappyMamaTo3"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this
    >> >year.
    >> >Anyone else harvesting?
    >> >
    >> >Cindi

    >>
    >> So far all we've got are a few cherries, a handful of currants, but
    >> the blackberries are awesome this year. We picked about 3 pounds over
    >> the weekend. Everything else is just starting to show. The critters
    >> got all the strawberries.
    >>
    >> Lou
    >>

    >
    > Strawberries are such hard work. The result scan be superb but the work
    > isn't!


    I grew up with my grandfather putting in huge rows of strawberries. Usually
    more got eaten in the garden when we were picking than made it into the
    basket. Oh I miss having enough room to do it up right. Perhaps when there
    is a better size plot to grow it on we'll give it a shot.

    Cindi



  11. #11
    HappyMamaTo3 Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD


    "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ..
    > HappyMamaTo3 wrote:
    >
    >> Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this
    >> year. Anyone else harvesting?

    >
    > Well, I am very happy for you! Me, no beans yet. Actually,
    > I have bean babies (not to be confused with beanie babies),
    > they are less than an inch long, but they are at least growing.
    > I have a few round tomatoes, one is reasonably large, but green. A number
    > of small romas.
    >
    > Thank you for the story of your garden.
    >
    > nancy


    It sounds like you are a little later harvesting. I hope you have a bumper
    crop. We have never gotten such good results as we have this year. It really
    is my hubby's pride and joy. He heads out to the garden after work and
    brings in his finds. I love it.

    May your garden be fruitful.

    Cindi



  12. #12
    HappyMamaTo3 Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD


    "Lou Decruss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 00:42:26 +0100, billgates <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    >>says...
    >>> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008 14:34:40 -0700, "HappyMamaTo3"
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this
    >>> >year.
    >>> >Anyone else harvesting?
    >>> >
    >>> >Cindi
    >>>
    >>> So far all we've got are a few cherries, a handful of currants, but
    >>> the blackberries are awesome this year. We picked about 3 pounds over
    >>> the weekend. Everything else is just starting to show. The critters
    >>> got all the strawberries.
    >>>
    >>> Lou
    >>>

    >>
    >>Strawberries are such hard work. The result scan be superb but the work
    >>isn't!

    >
    > My grandmother had a very large strawberry patch and as I kid I loved
    > to go out and pick. I've given up on my patch for this year and I'll
    > put a new fence up for next year. I don't mind the work because
    > Louise does most of the gardening, <g> but it does become
    > dis-heartening when the critters eat all the goodies.
    >
    > Lou


    Last year the critters were such a letdown but this year we found some
    garden netting that is over the whole garden and hanging down the posts a
    couple of feet. Our worst critters were the birds and this has worked
    beautifully. A tiny bird came to visit the herb garden then quickly went
    away and that's all we've had pay a visit to those. I think we are having a
    good year.

    Here's to fewer critters.

    Cindi



  13. #13
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    HappyMamaTo3 wrote:
    > "Nancy Young" <[email protected]> wrote


    >> HappyMamaTo3 wrote:


    >> Well, I am very happy for you! Me, no beans yet. Actually,
    >> I have bean babies (not to be confused with beanie babies),
    >> they are less than an inch long, but they are at least growing.
    >> I have a few round tomatoes, one is reasonably large, but green. A
    >> number of small romas.
    >>
    >> Thank you for the story of your garden.


    > It sounds like you are a little later harvesting. I hope you have a
    > bumper crop. We have never gotten such good results as we have this
    > year. It really is my hubby's pride and joy. He heads out to the
    > garden after work and brings in his finds. I love it.


    That's probably the best part of it, you're having so much
    fun with it.
    >
    > May your garden be fruitful.


    That's a very nice thing to say, thank you.

    nancy

  14. #14
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    "HappyMamaTo3" wrote:
    > This year I used a large container to plant my herbs. Not a wide selection
    > because I wasn't sure how everything would spread out. The Basil is growing
    > tall and bountiful, not just in amount but very flavor-rich. I also have
    > nice margoram, thyme and a parsley that have developed nicely. �Ihave made
    > toasted croutons with a bit of olive oil and plenty of fresh the herbs.
    > Bread Crumbs make too. A turkey with margoram and time in the bird cavity
    > and with a dressing that matches the flavors.
    >
    > I added a lemon balm plant on the suggestion of a friend and we have had no
    > insects at all. I can't tell you if we are just lucky or if the lemon balm
    > did it. In the big garden we planted our peppers and have bells, chiles,
    > bananas, jalapeno's.
    >
    > Our tomatoes and zuchini have proliferated. We have about five different
    > types of tomatoes and have already had tomatoes from most of them. We did
    > plant a late fruiting one but all the rest apparent are on steroids. We have
    > beautiful cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, a golden jubilee, and a beefsteak
    > are rather producing a like crazy. These tomatoes absolutely are so much
    > better than last year's and have grown to be more than 5 feet tall. We have
    > indulged in fried green tomatoes too. Lastly and best, we have had fresh
    > tomato, basil, a bit of bell pepper, whatever salad green strikes me,
    > cucumbers and a balsamic vingerette. The toasted croutons and a sprinkle of
    > feta cheese have topped it off nicely.
    >
    > Our 8yo son wanted to plant pumpkins. They failed miserably. This year heis
    > going to have a booming crop. I think he has six on one vine and two on
    > another.
    >
    > Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    > Anyone else harvesting?


    Let's see some pictures.

    So far I have a lettuce abundanza, 'specially romaine. The nights are
    too cold here in the northern catskills (in low 50s) for tomatoes,
    eggplant, beans, cukes, and most everything else... and there's been
    no rain either so It's good a have a big hose.



  15. #15
    Julia Altshuler Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    Our raspberries are just beginning to come in. For the past 3 days,
    we've been able to get a small handful. Hail is a possibility for
    tonight. We're hoping it doesn't knock off all the unripe berries.


    The tomatoes and celery root are doing well. For some reason, the beans
    I planted around them haven't come up. That's weird. I'm always able
    to grow beans. I like them to vine up the tomato cages.


    --Lia


  16. #16
    George Guest

    Default Re: The Garden Went - WILD

    HappyMamaTo3 wrote:
    >>>>>> snipppage<<<
    >>> Ah so, just thrilled that our little garden has paid for itelf this year.
    >>> Anyone else harvesting?
    >>>
    >>> Cindi
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> You must be at a lower latitude than me. The zucchini just started to
    >> flower over the past day or two. Some of the cherry tomato plants have
    >> small green fruit and the bigger varieties haven't done much yet.

    >
    > We are sitting at 37* 39' North. We seem to be in a good zone for early
    > planting and production. There were beautiful big red fruits, some Romas,
    > about a dozen cherries, and two golden jubillees this afternoon. The plants
    > are so full they are dipping even in their cages. My family and my hubby's
    > workmates may be getting gifted with baskets of tomatoes soon.
    >
    > We had breafast for dinner tonight and I made extra bacon for BLTs for lunch
    > tomorrow.
    >
    > Yum
    >
    > Cindi
    >
    >

    We are at 41N latitude. and only have what I described. The local farm
    corn is still weeks away.

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