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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 7:13 am

I took some pics of whats left of my spring/summer garden before I start my fall planting.
This is my 2nd planting of my carrot bed.
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Gypsy Peppers.
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If you like mildly hot peppers, you gotta try these "Mexi Bells"
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Red Bells
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Ornamentals 
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Yellow Bell  (almost)
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My apple crop
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Yummy peaches
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And lastly, my sweet taters and I cant wait to dig'em and eat'em up....lol
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Post  countrynaturals 8/11/2016, 11:21 am

I was doing fine until I got down to the peaches. Now I'm so jealous I want to kick something. Grrrrrrr!  Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

There, I went out and kicked a redwood tree. I feel much better, now. Great pics. Beautiful garden.  Spring/summer garden pics 3170584802 (Uh, are those peaches sweet and juicy? bounce)
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 11:33 am

@countrynaturals wrote:I was doing fine until I got down to the peaches. Now I'm so jealous I want to kick something. Grrrrrrr!  Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

There, I went out and kicked a redwood tree. I feel much better, now. Great pics. Beautiful garden.  Spring/summer garden pics 3170584802 (Uh, are those peaches sweet and juicy? bounce)
Their pretty sweet now but stiil have a little crunch to them. In a week or so, they'll be just right. I cant figure it out but the peaches came in about a month later this year than last.
        Last year I had to cut them open and eat them with fork because if you tried to hold them in your hand and eat them, the juice would run my chin and neck.
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/11/2016, 12:24 pm

Holy cow!  You certainly are having a bountiful summer.  I got nada from my new apple and peach trees this year due to a late frost. Will you be saving seeds from your Mexi Bells for trade later?

Tell me about your apple tree please?  Do you have 2 of them?
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 1:19 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Holy cow!  You certainly are having a bountiful summer.  I got nada from my new apple and peach trees this year due to a late frost. Will you be saving seeds from your Mexi Bells for trade later?

Tell me about your apple tree please?  Do you have 2 of them?
Yes, I have had one of the best gardening summers I've ever had. We had an early spring with a good amount of rain. If you need Mexi Bell pepper seed, I'll send you some. The Mexi bell is not as hot as a jalapeno but just enough bite for me. If you want, give me your address and I'll mail you some seed.
   
The apple tree is a dwarf and was here when we bought the place 30 years ago and has produced abundantly every year except when a frost gets it in the spring. We only have the one apple tree and don't know the variety. All we know is that it puts off big red apples. Maybe red delicious????   The peach is a dwarf Belle of Georgia and we have a dwarf Bartlett Pear.

Please let me know about the Mexi Bell seed and I'll start drying you some today.
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Post  landarch 8/11/2016, 2:11 pm

peaches make me jealous...and hungry.
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Post  countrynaturals 8/11/2016, 2:47 pm

@MrBooker wrote:        Last year I had to cut them open and eat them with fork because if you tried to hold them in your hand and eat them, the juice would run my chin and neck.
Years ago, a friend brought us a whole bag of overripe peaches from her tree. We made icecream out of them -- good old fashioned churn-it-yourself icecream. We were having a picnic anyway, and took turns churning. It was the best icecream any of us had ever tasted and created a fabulous memory besides. I love you
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 3:00 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:        Last year I had to cut them open and eat them with fork because if you tried to hold them in your hand and eat them, the juice would run my chin and neck.
Years ago, a friend brought us a whole bag of overripe peaches from her tree. We made icecream out of them -- good old fashioned churn-it-yourself icecream. We were having a picnic anyway, and took turns churning. It was the best icecream any of us had ever tasted and created a fabulous memory besides. I love you
We used to take turns churning ice cream when we were kids. Wow...great memories.
You cant buy ice cream that tastes like that now.
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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/11/2016, 3:32 pm

MrBooker - first of all, gorgeous!!!

2nd - how do you take care of your peach tree? We've NEVER gotten peaches off of ours. And they're 18 or so years old. They get to a certain size, then rot & fall off...

And I love those purple peppers... what are they?
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Post  MrBooker 8/11/2016, 5:35 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:MrBooker - first of all, gorgeous!!!

2nd - how do you take care of your peach tree?  We've NEVER gotten peaches off of ours.  And they're 18 or so years old.  They get to a certain size, then rot & fall off...

And I love those purple peppers...  what are they?
Wow.. No peaches in over 18 years. All we do with the peach tree is spray in the spring when the peaches are very small. That helps keep the bees off of them. Seems like once the bees start biting them, the juice runs out and thats where they start to rot. We also use Jobes tree spikes (fertilizer) and drive them in the ground at the drip line.
         The peppers are ornamental. They change colors at different stages. The directions say they are VERY hot and not advised to eat them.. Mostly for decoration. Hope this helps.
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Post  AtlantaMarie 8/11/2016, 7:37 pm

Oh, well, that would explain it, lol! We do nothing to them.

Sigh.... All the best intentions are for naught if you don't put them into practice!

Thanks.
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