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Post  trolleydriver on 9/3/2019, 11:37 pm

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And, did you have to pose for it?  Very Happy
It's probably what I will look like after my prostate cancer treatment.
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Post  sanderson on 9/4/2019, 12:09 am

I don't want to be flippant, but I had to smile.

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Post  trolleydriver on 9/4/2019, 11:18 am

@sanderson wrote:I don't want to be flippant, but I had to smile.
If I don't maintain a sense of humour it will be more difficult to get through my journey.
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Post  sanderson on 9/5/2019, 2:10 pm

Without a working kitchen, I have had to stash things where there is room.  Some of the soft-bodied harvest is going bad.   Sad  Today I plan to prep foods for eating or storage.  The tile work may start tomorrow and I'm getting tired (and unhealthy) eating only take out.
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Post  yolos on 9/5/2019, 6:34 pm

@sanderson wrote:Without a working kitchen, I have had to stash things where there is room. 

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Reminds me of my mother.  She used to store dirty pots and pans in the oven.  But she did not have the excuse of a non working kitchen, she just had too many kids.
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/7/2019, 11:20 am

Somebody called this "the year of the cucumber." I think she was right. I found this one where I didn't expect it, so it didn't get picked when it was young and tender. I hope it's still good.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/8/2019, 1:24 pm

Got this out today!  

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That’s the end of the squash and melons, taters, carrots and small orange beets.  And Yukon Gold potatoes


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Post  sanderson on 9/8/2019, 3:01 pm

@yolos wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Without a working kitchen, I have had to stash things where there is room. 

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Reminds me of my mother.  She used to store dirty pots and pans in the oven.  But she did not have the excuse of a non working kitchen, she just had too many kids.
I don't know how our fore-mothers did it. My grandma had 6 children and fed the farm workers their mid day meal.

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Post  yolos on 9/8/2019, 7:02 pm

Having a superb okra harvest this season.  Super tall okra plants.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/10/2019, 9:01 am

Do you freeze your okra, yolos?
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Post  yolos on 9/10/2019, 10:07 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Do you freeze your okra, yolos?
This is the first year that my okra have ever produced enough to even make a meal.  Yes, I am freezing the okra using different methods to test what works best - Cut then frozen; cut, breaded and frozen; frozen whole; blanched and frozen whole; using egg as breading binder; using buttermilk as breading binder; etc.  Will have to figure out what is best.
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Post  sanderson on 9/11/2019, 3:11 am

Yolos, I hope you labeled them! Razz

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Post  yolos on 9/11/2019, 11:35 am

@sanderson wrote:Yolos, I hope you labeled them! Razz
Yep, most are sealed in food saver bags and fully labeled.
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Post  markqz on 9/13/2019, 12:25 pm

@yolos wrote:Having a superb okra harvest this season.  Super tall okra plants.
Egad, how tall are those? My tallest, growing since March and not yielding anything is maybe 3 feet tall. Not using SFG, though. Maybe next year.
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Post  markqz on 9/13/2019, 12:33 pm

Here's my first full SFG harvested plant (planted 8/17). Yes, I know -- I was too impatient. I should have waited at least 30 days. But the top of the radish promised something bigger underneath.

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Oh well, at least the top should be useful in stir fry.

In my defense, there was a zucchini leaf preventing me from getting a good view ;-)

So, any gardening tips on how to tell when a radish is really ready? Xray glasses, perhaps?

Thanks!
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Post  sanderson on 9/13/2019, 12:51 pm

Congratulations!

Radishes push upwards and show their shoulders. Gently feel around the radish to feel the diameter.

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/13/2019, 1:58 pm

@sanderson wrote:Congratulations!

Radishes push upwards and show their shoulders.  Gently feel around the radish to feel the diameter.
Tell it like it is, S. Ya gotta grope them suckers!  blush
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Post  OhioGardener on 9/13/2019, 2:02 pm

funny post    rofl

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Post  sanderson on 9/16/2019, 2:12 am

rofl

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/16/2019, 6:05 pm

Nice radish!  Yeah, you can grope, but some of the shapes are harder than others!  You will get the hang of it!
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/23/2019, 1:31 pm

Nice harvest, today. Had to show off a little. Embarassed 
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Post  bluelacedredhead on 9/25/2019, 7:40 am

@trolleydriver wrote:Mrs TD made this ...

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Mrs. TD  did a Fabulous job!  
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/29/2019, 10:56 am

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Mrs. TD  did a Fabulous job!  
I think this is my all-time favorite avatar. Please keep it, TD. It always makes me smile. I love you
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Post  sanderson on 10/6/2019, 3:09 pm

+1 Mrs. TD did a wonderful job.

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Post  OhioGardener on 9/1/2020, 10:51 am

Here it is September already, and time for a new Avatar - one showing off the fall harvest. We're canning tomatoes

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