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Post  Lavender Debs 9/15/2012, 9:35 am

I am back at school. I miss working from home with the distance learners but I have an awesome Jr-high class this year. Who knew you could get so tired sitting at a desk? The Toy Box, the puppies and the kitchen are SO neglected but still giving.

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Post  RoOsTeR 9/15/2012, 10:40 am

How could you not have fun in the Toy Box!! Now with a green house woohoo Toy Box 3 (the charm) - Page 8 3170584802
I've been missing you around here lately LD and so glad to see the Toy Box doing so well. I love all the variety of your garden and of course always love seeing the dogs too.
What were those tomatoes? Oxfords? I might have to see if I can track some down Very Happy Will you be putting any of your seeds up in the new seed exchange area? tongue
The fruit trees, the little pumpkins, all of it just looks to cool. Thanks so much for dropping in and sharing.
I hope you have a great school year Cool

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Post  Lavender Debs 9/15/2012, 12:05 pm

RoOsTeR wrote: snip....What were those tomatoes? Oxfords? I might have to see if I can track some down ....
Maybe you mean Ox Heart? a.k.a Cuore di Bue (which, shockingly, is Italian for Ox Heart.)

thanks for missing me, I'd be here if they would add just an hour or two to my day.
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Post  RoOsTeR 9/15/2012, 12:15 pm

Ox Heart! I watched your video on my hand held so I misunderstood. Thanks LD.
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Post  southern gardener 9/15/2012, 2:08 pm

loved walking through your garden! What kind of corn did you say it was? Looks like Kandy Kane? Looks so good! I thought my corn was doing well, then I saw yours ! LOL. Thanks for posting. Love your pups too!! We have a small dog that USED to do tricks, now she's happy just laying around haha. Have a great day
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Post  Lavender Debs 9/15/2012, 3:22 pm

southern gardener wrote:snip ... What kind of corn did you say it was? Looks like Kandy Kane? ...
It is a short season bi color corn called F1 Sugar Dots. It has been 20+ years since I last grew corn. Sugar Dots was the corn we grew in our mountain valley so I had hopes that it would ripen in this maritime chill town. The ears are not all as nice as that one in the video....actually they are all nice to eat but some of them are "lunch box size" (and I make bento, so a few are tiny but still sweet and yummy.)
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We just cut down and harvested the sweet corn. What’s left is flint corn that I was curious about.
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A few cipollini onions, a bucket of corn (I best get busy with them) and the garbanzo beans.... the flint corn is an early example of Painted Mountain.
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Post  FamilyGardening 9/15/2012, 3:59 pm

so happy wave smile to hear from you Deb's!.....been missing you Very Happy

love the toy box.....love it when you take us around and we get to peak at whats growing Very Happy .....love the dogs and the sounds of the nuggets happy turtle

whatcha gonna do with the flint corn?....it looks wonderful....we are thinking about trying some corn next year that we can dry and *try* to make corn flour out of it..... study

im so excited for you getting the green house up sunny and....did i hear you say a pressure canner?.......we just bought our first one and we made our first batch of chicken soup (shh dont read this out laud to the nuggets) and beef stew yesterday..... :fall:

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Post  ericam 9/15/2012, 6:22 pm

I love seeing everyone's videos, it's very cool seeing what everyone is growing and getting ideas on how to set up my garden!

I love your Toy Box, Debs, I'd love to do that to my yard but I think the kids would protest if I took away their play area, so at the moment I'm limited to the back of the yard! Wink
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Post  Lavender Debs 10/6/2012, 4:47 pm

ericam wrote:....snip....I'd love to do that to my yard but I think the kids would protest if I took away their play area....
Thanks ericam, my "kids" are 33 and 35 so they drive away to play.
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What I thought would never happen has become my life. I am officially a weekend farmer. Ray and I spent this morning putzing about, harvesting this and that, cleaning up and getting ready for autumn. These are sweet Torpedo onions. They come in all sizes, something I adore about them, pick what I need, leave the rest. Now they are drying on a rack. They will not store a long time but long enough to give the leeks a little more time to sweeten up.
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Do you remember the last time we were able to harvest orange pumpkins? Truth be told there is still a huge green pumpkin out by the apple tree, getting a little more sunshine before it has to be picked.
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Speaking of apples, the last three branches of my little espaliered multi tree were harvested today. Nearly filled a Home Depo bucket. There were actually 4 branches but only about 4 or 5 Macintosh were left, I've been grabbing those for my lunch on school days.
Toy Box 3 (the charm) - Page 8 Octobe13 An AMAZING harvest of Tomatoes for the cold PNW. Three Boxes of toms and 4 vines that are still growing (as well as buckets of determinants) Still getting sunny skies. It is not as hot as it was but if you stay in one place too long you get hot from radiant heat. 66/45, no chance of rain. Sunrise at 7:15 AM setting 11 hours and 21 minutes later at 6:36 PM
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Post  FamilyGardening 10/6/2012, 8:57 pm

congrats on a great harvest cheers Debs!!

we have been missing you Very Happy

are you in as much shock as we are over our fall weather? sunny

love your pumpkins and apples :drunken: .....what are your plans for them? ....we are planning on planting some small fruit tree in our front yard in some wine barrels.....we dont know much about planting fruit trees as our plum tree in the back yard has been here since before we moved here some 17 years ago.....this year it gave us over 100 lbs of the best plums ever!.....the hit it took over the winter must have done it some much needed pruning...... albino

any suggestions on what kind of fruit tree's we could plant?....we might even have one or two spots in the ground as well...we want them to stay small.....

thinking about a nut tree as well...not sure they stay small though....

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Post  quiltbea 10/8/2012, 2:54 pm

Re: fruit trees. If peaches can live in your area, that's a great choice. I planted one small whip last year and was amazed that this year I got over a dozen lovely fruit from it here in Zone 5a. A Red Haven is the type I planted. No other peach near it so it doesn't need any other for pollination. Its a dwarf like my others, but did better than my cherry and apples that have been planted longer.
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My little Red Haven peach tree on 4/12/12 starting to blossom.
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Same tree on 6/16/12.
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The first 13 Red Havens and first Honey Crisp Apple harvested on 8/13/12.

If i were going to get two more fruit trees, one would be another Red Haven peach. I say two because I have to replace a dead Granny Smith apple next spring.
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Post  Lavender Debs 10/9/2012, 1:51 am

So sorry about your granny! RIP

IF I grow peaches (dreaming in shades of fuzzy) I would have to put them in a container and I cannot afford any more containers. Partly because we are still not sure we will be able to keep this place but also because it is so wet in the PNW that peach leaf curl wipes out crops on this side of the Cascades. The container is to move them out of the weather in the rainy season. I know so many people who try every kind of tree that someone somewhere has said beats the curl only to get one or two fruit (if that). A short ride over the pass on a beautiful crisp fall weekend brings me into peach tree heaven. Ray still buys boxes of fruit during hunting season for me to put up.

Now that we have a greenhouse I would like another Meyer lemon tree (or three)

Debs......who doesn't stop wanting peaches.
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Post  CapeCoddess 10/9/2012, 3:50 pm

I'm going to get A Red Haven peach, QB! If you can grow it in your area, I'm pretty sure I can. Thanks for the info.

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