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Post  sanderson on 6/24/2017, 3:36 pm

I know some of you have great harvests so I thought I would start this thread.  Here's my little harvest today, the 6th day of over 100*F.  I never would have thought I could get overwhelmed with Muncher cucumbers!  There are still 6 in the refrig.  The 2 at the top of the photo have deformatives. Today's Harvest Cucumb10

In this heat, these could have been worse. Today's Harvest Harves10

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/24/2017, 3:39 pm

I too am amazed! Your harvest looks great, Sanderson. I got a carrot, a radish, and my first asparagus bean. I am thrilled to have anything out there still alive and producing. sunny
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Post  sanderson on 6/24/2017, 3:46 pm

This heat is brutal. Any little veggie is a treasure.

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Post  trolleydriver on 6/24/2017, 3:57 pm

Congrats sanderson on your harvest.   Very Happy


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Post  yolos on 6/24/2017, 4:31 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Congrats sanderson on your harvest.   Very Happy
Congrats.  Muncher used to be my favorite cucumber but I have switched my loyalty to Baby Persian cucumber.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/24/2017, 7:12 pm

@yolos wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:Congrats sanderson on your harvest.   Very Happy
Congrats.  Muncher used to be my favorite cucumber but I have switched my loyalty to Baby Persian cucumber.

Are either one of those heirloom or are they both hybrid?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/24/2017, 7:19 pm

Nice, sanderson !  

I harvested the last of the lettuces, the Tokyo Cross turnips, sugar snap peas, 2 early jalapeño and 2 sweet banana peppers, Daikon pods (love), Swiss Chard, and a few curly endive leaves.  I can't get the pics to upload since I got this new iPad....
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Post  yolos on 6/24/2017, 8:14 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@yolos wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote:Congrats sanderson on your harvest.   Very Happy
Congrats.  Muncher used to be my favorite cucumber but I have switched my loyalty to Baby Persian cucumber.

Are either one of those heirloom or are they both hybrid?
Muncher is sold by Baker Creek and I think they only sell Heilooms.??)  The attached link does not say.  And I have 4 different packs of Muncher seeds from 4 different vendors and none of the packs say Heirloom so I doubt they are.
http://www.rareseeds.com/muncher-cucumber/

Baby Persian is a hybrid
https://www.botanicalinterests.com/products/view/0270/Cucumber-Persian-Baby-Seeds
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Post  countrynaturals on 6/24/2017, 10:14 pm

@sanderson wrote:This heat is brutal.  Any little veggie is a treasure.
I wondered why everything looked so sad when I watered this evening, then I checked Weather Underground. IT WAS 118 HERE TODAY! Today's Harvest 671790
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Post  sanderson on 6/25/2017, 4:38 am

Yolos, Baker sells both Heirlooms (older varieties) and more modern varieties. The catalog states that they don't sell hybrids or patented seeds. So we are free to save the seeds for future crops.

CN, I heard your scream all the way down here. Wink

CC, Muncher is not an older heirloom but it is a stable variety, so you can collect the seeds.

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/25/2017, 12:22 pm

@sanderson wrote:CN,  I heard your scream all the way down here. Wink
I got that number from Weather Underground and they're standing by it, but our local news says it was "only" 113 and didn't even break the record, so you can ignore my scream. Embarassed
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Post  sanderson on 7/25/2017, 3:47 pm

Today's harvest.  All of the tomatoes will be processed bounce except the 3 larger "Boys" on the right.  Opps, I see I forgot to put the red bell and poblamo with the other 3 peppers on the right. This is the first year I have had grocery store-sized bell peppers. Today's Harvest Harves11

Tomato varieties. right to left.  "Boy" varieties, Snow Fairy, Black Vernissage, Roma, Sun Gold and Sweet 100's.  As you can see, the Sweet 100's are only pea size and I won't grow them again. Today's Harvest Tomato19

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Post  trolleydriver on 7/25/2017, 4:03 pm

@sanderson wrote:Today's harvest.  All of the tomatoes will be processed bounce except the 3 larger "Boys" on the right.  Opps, I see I forgot to put the red bell and poblamo with the other 3 peppers on the right.  This is the first year I have had grocery store-sized bell peppers. Today's Harvest Harves11

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Fabulous harvest, sanderson. I can only dream.
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Post  sanderson on 7/25/2017, 4:20 pm

Best tomato year since I started SFG in the summer of 2013. I have been prepping and freezing in gallon zip lock bags for when I do the tomato canning and sauce freezing.

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Post  yolos on 7/25/2017, 4:53 pm

@sanderson wrote:Best tomato year since I started SFG in the summer of 2013.  I have been prepping and freezing in gallon zip lock bags for when I do the tomato canning and sauce freezing.
Congrats on a successful tomato growing year.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/25/2017, 8:24 pm

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@sanderson wrote:Best tomato year since I started SFG in the summer of 2013.  I have been prepping and freezing in gallon zip lock bags for when I do the tomato canning and sauce freezing.
Congrats on a successful tomato growing year.
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Post  sanderson on 7/26/2017, 2:00 am

Thank you. I'm ecstatic!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/26/2017, 7:16 am

@sanderson wrote:Best tomato year since I started SFG in the summer of 2013.  

cheers
You certainly deserve it!  A great lesson in 'if at first (second, third) you don't succeed...'
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Post  Fiz on 7/26/2017, 6:22 pm

Looking good everyone! I too love all those tomatoes!

Here's what I nabbed today. One cucumber, two tomatoes (still need a couple of days on the counter) and two eggplants. Going to BBQ some burgers and the eggplants and make baba ganoush again, and will have the cucumber on the side. The baba ganoush will be a dip for fries. I tried the cucumber already and it was delightfully sweet!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/26/2017, 9:31 pm

@Fiz wrote:Looking good everyone! I too love all those tomatoes!

Here's what I nabbed today. One cucumber, two tomatoes (still need a couple of days on the counter) and two eggplants. Going to BBQ some burgers and the eggplants and make baba ganoush again, and will have the cucumber on the side. The baba ganoush will be a dip for fries. I tried the cucumber already and it was delightfully sweet!

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Nice, Fiz!
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Post  Fiz on 7/26/2017, 9:48 pm

Thanks Scorpio! I artfully placed the tomatoes so you cannot see the BER on them, haha.
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Post  sanderson on 7/27/2017, 2:08 am

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Post  Judy McConnell on 7/27/2017, 11:00 am

Fantastic jobs - you two
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Post  hammock gal on 7/28/2017, 1:51 pm

@sanderson wrote:Today's harvest.  All of the tomatoes will be processed bounce except the 3 larger "Boys" on the right.  Opps, I see I forgot to put the red bell and poblamo with the other 3 peppers on the right.  This is the first year I have had grocery store-sized bell peppers. Today's Harvest Harves11

Tomato varieties. right to left.  "Boy" varieties, Snow Fairy, Black Vernissage, Roma, Sun Gold and Sweet 100's.  As you can see, the Sweet 100's are only pea size and I won't grow them again. Today's Harvest Tomato19
I would be in heaven if my kitchen counter looked like that!  My mouth is watering just looking at them. drooling  I can even smell them. Absolutely beautiful!
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Post  hammock gal on 7/28/2017, 1:54 pm

@Fiz wrote:Looking good everyone! I too love all those tomatoes!

Here's what I nabbed today. One cucumber, two tomatoes (still need a couple of days on the counter) and two eggplants. Going to BBQ some burgers and the eggplants and make baba ganoush again, and will have the cucumber on the side. The baba ganoush will be a dip for fries. I tried the cucumber already and it was delightfully sweet!

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The veggies are beautiful, but the meal sounds amazing. Fries dipped in baba ganoush?! What a Face
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