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Post  countrynaturals 9/29/2019, 12:45 pm

trolleydriver wrote:Like me my SFG is winding down.  I'll try to take some photos of the SFG (not me) to post.  Very Happy
Ours is still growing strong -- too bad we aren't. Old age sucks! Sad
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Post  trolleydriver 9/29/2019, 5:39 pm

Harvested today.  All the squash except one are now in.  Smaller harvest than last year.Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 10 Img_2598
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Post  trolleydriver 10/3/2019, 8:07 pm

Carrots to the left of me, parsnips to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you. 

My apologies to the Stealers Wheels band for messing with their lyrics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8StG4fFWHqg

BTW I have dropped 30+ pounds in weight since mid summer of 2018. Some of that was planned by cutting out junk food and sugar. The rest has occurred since my PCa diagnosis and going on a whole food plant based diet. My BMI is now down in the normal range.


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Post  sanderson 10/4/2019, 3:30 am

We had some good music in those "hippie days.

For such a late start this spring, you have had a successful garden, my friend. way to go

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Post  trolleydriver 10/4/2019, 4:31 pm

Well it looks like tonight is going to our first frost and hard one as we dip down to -2C (28F).  At least the parsnips will taste sweeter after the frost.
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Post  yolos 10/4/2019, 6:27 pm

trolleydriver wrote:Well it looks like tonight is going to our first frost and hard one as we dip down to -2C (28F).  At least the parsnips will taste sweeter after the frost.
We are cooling off tomorrow to less than 90*F.  I am not sure whether our warm weather is better than your cold weather.  I think we need something in the middle.
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Post  Scorpio Rising 10/4/2019, 7:36 pm

Nice haul, TD!  I don’t think we are getting a frost tonight, but not far off!  

You look good, eat well, I know you do.  All that good veggie power is terrific!
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Post  trolleydriver 10/4/2019, 9:14 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:Nice haul, TD!  I don’t think we are getting a frost tonight, but not far off!  

You look good, eat well, I know you do.  All that good veggie power is terrific!
Thanks SR.

After we got home tonight Mrs TD and I went out with a flashlight and brought in most of the semi-ripe and green tomatoes, as well as a few remaining peppers, before the hard frost hits. Got two bags of pickings.
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Post  trolleydriver 10/6/2019, 6:12 pm

This is our "massive" harvest of Strawberry Popcorn. Now to get those kernels off the little cobs and start them popping. 😀😀😀
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Post  Scorpio Rising 10/6/2019, 9:56 pm

Haha!  I too went out yesterday and got a bunch of peppers...will freeze some Unstuffed Pepper Casserole for cooking later.  

I still have some big maters out there, waiting on the big F, still not happening, so will wait.

Love your strawberry popcorn!
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Post  sanderson 10/10/2019, 4:57 am

TD, Have you tried popping one? Or, are they still drying?

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Post  trolleydriver 10/10/2019, 8:18 pm

sanderson wrote:TD,  Have you tried popping one?  Or, are they still drying?
I tried popping one by putting it in a paper bag and microwaving it.  No popcorn but almost burned the house down .😀
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Post  trolleydriver 10/17/2019, 5:07 pm

Third radiation treatment done today. Another one tomorrow (Friday) then I get a break for the weekend. Forecast is for a cool but sunny weekend so I need to get some more things done in the garden. Still lots if parsnips and a few carrots to bring in as well as beets, kale, chard, and raspberries. Sadly I will not be collecting and mulching leaves for composting this Fall 
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Post  countrynaturals 10/17/2019, 7:06 pm

Still lookin' good, TD. good job!
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Post  trolleydriver 10/19/2019, 1:31 pm

Carrots and parsnips harvested today.
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Post  trolleydriver 10/19/2019, 4:18 pm

Found enough energy this afternoon to clean up four squares, add compost, plant garlic cloves, cover with straw and add a hardware cloth protective cover.
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Will try to plant six more squares of garlic in this bed before the end of October.
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Post  trolleydriver 10/20/2019, 7:51 pm

Got the final 6 squares of garlic planted.
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Post  sanderson 10/21/2019, 4:26 pm

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Post  trolleydriver 10/28/2019, 7:52 pm

Tried again to pop some of our Strawberry Popcorn.  More success than last time.  The kernels pop to a bright white, sweet tasting, popcorn.

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Were the kernels drier or more mature than the first one?

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Post  trolleydriver 11/7/2019, 8:09 am

sanderson wrote:Were the kernels drier or more mature than the first one?
Yes.
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Post  trolleydriver 11/7/2019, 8:11 am

We have snow ... Still have kale, chard (maybe), beets, and parsnips to harvest 
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Post  trolleydriver 12/2/2019, 3:49 pm

Winter gardening begins. Received my first seed catalog in the mail today.
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