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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
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Posted - 05/05/2009 :  04:34:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm starting slow with this being my first summer in Oklahoma. I have 4 tomato plants in pots. A friend gave me pumpkin, watermelon, and some pepper plants.
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2009 :  08:46:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pepper pots at the office, right about to flower, seeds from last year's jalapenos




complete with



garden gnomes should have a thread of their own. i'm slightly concerned for the little gardener.. the local Garden Gnome Liberation Front has been quite active, lots of gnome abductions in the past weeks.
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breakmybody
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Greenland
136 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2009 :  10:57:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there, it's been so long...and this topic is so beautiful! It sure looks like spring, I have a lot of aromatic herbs. I'll try to post some pics.

XxxxRita

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breakmybody
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Greenland
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Posted - 05/06/2009 :  11:18:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lavandula

Melissa


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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1460 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2009 :  16:25:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

I'm starting slow with this being my first summer in Oklahoma. I have 4 tomato plants in pots. A friend gave me pumpkin, watermelon, and some pepper plants.



make sure you have lots of water saved up. i learned all about the okie's from the grapes of wrath in high school...those were tough times..i didn't even know you could grow gardens in oklahoma..


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2009 :  19:42:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
or Greenland. must be Al Gore's fault.
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breakmybody
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Greenland
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Posted - 05/07/2009 :  11:13:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here in Greenland, everything is green, and fine



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Edited by - breakmybody on 05/07/2009 11:19:18
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
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Posted - 05/07/2009 :  14:02:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's beautiful, breakmybody. Nice to see you, too!


I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2009 :  07:09:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i got this cactus plant when it was like 1 inch tall and now it's got this huge flower thing coming out of it. plants are cool




(pepper garden in background)
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5433 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2009 :  12:03:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hubba hubba
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2009 :  11:10:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that cactus looks kind of, um, cool, yes.

does anyone have any experience with powdery mildew? and treating that possibly with natural remedies?
(and before someone tells me to ask dr.foot, it's on a mango plant)





autumn. one pepper plant is growing bunches of jalapeno grapes

Edited by - tisasawath on 09/25/2009 00:59:33
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1460 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  00:45:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
not i..sorry tisasawath.

somewhat disappointed with the garden this year. hasn't been very hot and somewhat neglected the garden as we were out of town a fair amount...picked most of the tomatoes last night...very tasty but not a large crop...i like to grow tonnes of tomatoes so we can do a mini version of la tomatina with the neighbors in our cul de sac.


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  05:40:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pics? (of the tomatina)
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1460 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2009 :  14:49:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry...tomatoes all picked...i was kidding about the tomatina but i have thrown the odd tomato at people...i was wondering if on halloween i could dress up as a tomatina monster, hide in the bushes, and throw tomatoes at the kids after my wife gave them candy...


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2009 :  15:37:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
todays harvest





pictures of peppers never get old do they? no, they don't
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2009 :  20:59:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nice crop, and nice morning lighting there. makes me wonder why people even have flower arrangements in their homes, offices, at press conferences..when vegetables look so much nicer.

i was just about to post in this thread, teeming with excitement over my pepper plants flowering again, promising fresh jalapenos just in time for the christmas pizza. kudos to the good people who invented central heating.
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Crackitybones
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Guadeloupe
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Posted - 11/29/2009 :  21:31:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tisasawath
makes me wonder why people even have flower arrangements in their homes, offices, at press conferences..when vegetables look so much nicer.


That reminded me of a scene from a very funny film, "Withnail and I". Drunken out of work actor Withnail and friend go to sponge off aging effeminate eccentric Uncle Monty...

[Monty moves to the sideboard and pours the drinks. Withnail lights up yet another cigarette.]
Monty: Do you like vegetables? I've always been fond of root crops but I only started to grow last summer. I happen to think the cauliflower more beautiful than the rose.
Withnail: Chin chin. [He drinks the sherry.]
Monty: Do you grow?
Withnail: Geraniums.
Monty: Oh you little traitors. I think the carrot infinitely more fascinating than the geranium. The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts. Prostitutes for the bees. There is you'll agree a certain je ne ses quoi oh so very special about a firm young carrot!
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2009 :  02:17:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
veggie kama sutra? don't use peppers. unless it's s/m.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5433 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2010 :  06:14:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2010 - I've planted my usual suspects: tomatoes, basil, cilantro. The tomatoes are doing really well despite the persist threat of tornadoes and I know deer are lurking out there.
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1460 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2010 :  02:59:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
my garden is coming along...but i was away on holidays and the kid who was supposed to water i think missed a few days....the bottom leaves of the tomato plants have dried out...hopefully the plants will be ok....

in the spring when i planted the soil was pretty wet...now it has tried up and it is very hard....should i rake and massage the soil between the plants? i should go online and watch some gardening videos...normally i just plant in the spring then water, weed, then harvest.


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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Carolynanna
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Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 07/16/2010 :  06:52:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prolly too much clay fu.
Add some peat moss to your dirt.

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Fuck off I got work to do.
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fumanbru
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1460 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2010 :  16:42:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks for the gardening tip. i think you are correct. extra amounts of clay in the garden. i may take it out and and try and re-enact the clay scene from ghost.


"I joined the Cult of Frank/ cause I'm a real go-getter!"...long live snitz!!
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danjersey
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2633 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2013 :  15:36:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

greetings from the garden state
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danjersey
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USA
2633 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2013 :  19:59:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
by the way, cheers to Darwin for creating this thread.
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 07/11/2013 :  12:06:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thinking next season i should grow these at work



local chili head sells them for 6 EUR 10 seeds. priceless really.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5433 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2013 :  06:22:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This year just growing basil and tomatoes. Already had a couple meals of fresh pesto.
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2013 :  15:38:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
all credit goes to my girlfriend. we have a new garden area now, bigger, with more sun. this is a harvest of just peppers. tomatoes and other shit is going off



green star member since 2006. smb?
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2013 :  07:07:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
peppers



hot sauce




haven't even used half of the peppers yet

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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2013 :  12:21:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You've got enough habaneros to kill a small family. Has DHS been notified yet?


Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.---H.L. Mencken, 1926
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2013 :  12:29:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sweet looking habaneros, how much for the bottle?

did i ever mention i used fresh ground chilis to treat a sore wrist after a fall- made the swelling and pain go away real quick, only side-effect was the burn and the skin was tender for a day, felt the slightest breeze with it.
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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  16:28:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
those habaneros are all from one plant believe it or not. a whole shitload more are budding. those are like the most efficient pepper plants

tis- u want to buy or asking about the bottle? think got it for 6 dollars or so. gonna need to get more. what I really want are those except in like a 6 oz size, for giving away

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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
781 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2013 :  20:27:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yea, those with the clamps and gasket get pricier. i like to use these for dad's olive oil. with just a cork they're still about 2eur.


speaking of prices, local chili entrepreneur sells habanero sauce for 7eur for 100cc bottle. he adds all kinds of ingredients - red sweet pepper, tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, apple vinegar, ginger, lime juice, oil, salt, seasonings. http://www.cilipipp.si/en/trgovina?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=40&category_id=2
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2013 :  04:32:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tisasawath

yea, those with the clamps and gasket get pricier. i like to use these for dad's olive oil. with just a cork they're still about 2eur.


speaking of prices, local chili entrepreneur sells habanero sauce for 7eur for 100cc bottle. he adds all kinds of ingredients - red sweet pepper, tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, apple vinegar, ginger, lime juice, oil, salt, seasonings. http://www.cilipipp.si/en/trgovina?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=40&category_id=2



i've made hot sauces in the past that had quite a few ingredients. for the habanero one i made this one this time http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/view?recipeID=21

it's got a lot of heat (obviously) and some nice habanero flavor but i think it could use something more. it's also a bit too thin. might cook it down a bit more. and i think calls for too much vinegar.

for the jalapeno one i did this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdPKfx6PoDE

it's got a great roasty flavor. a bit too thick but you can just use a spoon to put it on. if i was going to give as gifts i'd want to try and make it more pourable.

i think the addition of sugar, for both, is key. takes a slight edge off the pure heat factor. for me spicy and sweet is one of my favorite things (but not too sweet)

i have a shit load more peppers so i'm going to do some experimenting

here's the bottles http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-689976/Bormioli-Rocco-Swing-Bottles

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Edited by - floop on 08/20/2013 05:02:04
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shineoftheever
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Canada
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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  06:25:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
try honey instead of sugar. won't do much for the pourability but will get the sweetness to where you want it.

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Arm Arm Arm
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999 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2013 :  12:58:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Floop---those look amazing. Your girlfriend has quite the talent for gardening!
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