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What’s Cracking In The Garden 2019

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We were low 79s yesterday and tonight hitting the 20's! So I grabbed much of what was pickable today in the little garden.
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Kinda/sorta weird how I start later and finish earlier, eh. Guess them extra hours of sunlight per day do pay off.
I know my bones and countenance sure appreciate it.
 

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It got to 17 here. Everything is dead. It will all turn brown and get dry, just right for a prairie fire.

I think well fence it and put cattle on it.

The milo is surely drying now, its dead man. A week to go. I call the jd 8820. Those kids can run the 9600's. and fix em too, and dig out the shit when they plug em because they went too fast, and didnt listen to the machine. Ill just put along, I am not interested in other peoples problems...........:blond:.

Did I mention milo is worth nothing, I hope it pays for the diesel.
 

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I am thinking about firing myself before we get started, for a shit attitude.

Im not kidding.
Deary me... How many times have I done that!!

Me (thinking): "If I was paying some asshole to do this, I'd fire him... NO! If he was volunteering, I'd fire him!"
 

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Today was spa day for the house plants, they all get a good soak in the sink with some liquid fertilizer. The orchids keep their blooms for over a year if I'm careful.
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The succulent with the yellow flowers is called "Baby Toes" or "Fiber Optic Plant" because the photosynthetic cells are way down inside and the light goes through the clear gel. It is the first time it has ever bloomed for me after several years of just being a curiosity. I think it is native to the deserts of Namibia
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The flashlights are from the other night when our electrical utility threatened to turn off the power.
 

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Today was spa day for the house plants, they all get a good soak in the sink with some liquid fertilizer. The orchids keep their blooms for over a year if I'm careful.
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The succulent with the yellow flowers is called "Baby Toes" or "Fiber Optic Plant" because the photosynthetic cells are way down inside and the light goes through the clear gel. It is the first time it has ever bloomed for me after several years of just being a curiosity. I think it is native to the deserts of Namibia
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The flashlights are from the other night when our electrical utility threatened to turn off the power.
Never seen that specimen before. Wild. Looks very similar to how some mushrooms grow.
 

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Chance of a frost here tonight, maybe tomorrow too.
I set my fig plants in the barn for the night.
I'll see how it looks for tomorrow night.
So far no frost yet, and no more predicted for next ten days after that.
 

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Subset of harvest from ~10 days ago

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Some of the Squash harvest. Spaghetti squash did well, the Acorn Squash not so much...pretty small overall.

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We panicked a bit with frost warnings that didn't materialize over the weekend and harvested most of our remaining produce even if it was immature, like the peppers. Letting the plants run their course, but not expecting much more other that perhaps frost-hardy stuff like spinach and brussel sprouts. Anyway, all but done here, what a wet, cool season...we did ok and grew a lot of food for ourselves and learned some lessons, that's what's most important IMHO. Good luck out there folks.
 

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Still producing here. Tom's are pretty much dead but the peppers are going strong. Probably 15 times what is pictured
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Mid-twenties are coming so I cleaned out the garden. The Lunch Box peppers did very well and got a good stash of them. Got a few green Tom's and a few cayannes and couple Japs. Overall, considering how late I planted and the health of the starts I used, I'm very happy with the overall harvest this year. Thanks again Cooper for giving me a push.

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Installed and mulched our fall garlic, picked some fall spinach and lettuce, and dug up our remaining Brussel sprouts, here's 2 of them:

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Yes, that is snow. Cool, wet summer; now cold, wet/snowy fall. We did pretty well overall and learned more which is arguably most important. Hope everyone else had a productive season of growing their own food as well.

Stick a fork in us, we are done for 2019. Good luck out there folks.
 

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Installed and mulched our fall garlic, picked some fall spinach and lettuce, and dug up our remaining Brussel sprouts, here's 2 of them:

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Yes, that is snow. Cool, wet summer; now cold, wet/snowy fall. We did pretty well overall and learned more which is arguably most important. Hope everyone else had a productive season of growing their own food as well.

Stick a fork in us, we are done for 2019. Good luck out there folks.
Sorry about the snow. Cool looking plants. How long will the BS's keep?
 

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Them things could last forever and I wouldn't touch them. LOL Pretty cool seeing them like that though.
First I've seen them in that form. Never saw folding pruning shears before either. :)
 

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Sorry about the snow. Cool looking plants. How long will the BS's keep?
Them things could last forever and I wouldn't touch them. LOL Pretty cool seeing them like that though.
Not a big fan of BS myself. Like most fresh produce, they have a shelf/fridge life of a week or 2. We generally eat as many as we can fresh, then freeze the bulbs and generally shred/slice them to add to salads or other dishes. As part of the Brassicaceae family, they have very good nutritional value, anti-oxidents, health value etc.. why we grew several plants even though they are arguably not great in taste by themselves.
 

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Not a big fan of BS myself. Like most fresh produce, they have a shelf/fridge life of a week or 2. We generally eat as many as we can fresh, then freeze the bulbs and generally shred/slice them to add to salads or other dishes. As part of the Brassicaceae family, they have very good nutritional value, anti-oxidents, health value etc.. why we grew several plants even though they are arguably not great in taste by themselves.
A lady I know makes them by seasoning and broiling and they're delicious. They've naver been otherwise which makes me think the preparation is key to their success.