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starmekitten
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 06/03/2006 :  07:08:27  Show Profile  Visit starmekitten's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We planted tomatoes yesterday; three weird ones that won't be as good as my super cherry tomatoes! I bought some canes for propping purposes. They make handy beating sticks too! Chilli plant looks good, pepper plant looks unhappy.

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NimrodsSon
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1938 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2006 :  11:35:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just ate the first full-sized tomato of the season, a big fat Better Boy, and I think it was the best thing I've ever eaten in my entire life! And the Brandywines are sure to be even better when they ripen.


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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  07:58:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Watch out floop,
I'm picking up my camera today!

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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  08:12:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i must warn you, my peppers have been growing insanely. i'm giving you the opportunity to back down from this challenge now.




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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  08:15:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Past third tier?

I think you're simply scared,
that a Canadian could grow better peppers!

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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  08:17:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i passed 3rd tier long ago. i can't even remember when they hit 3rd tier.

let me as you though, how many different pepper varities are you growing?




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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  08:27:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just red.

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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  09:45:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
guess how many i'm growing




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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  09:48:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My guess is 6.

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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  09:53:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i don't know how many there are, but there's a lot.

a lot more than 1 kind, that's for sure




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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  10:17:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Inch by inch, row by row,
Gonna make this garden grow,
All it takes is a rake and a hoe,
And a piece of fertile ground.

:)

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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  11:01:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



Now lets see what you got!

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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  13:58:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
those look pretty good c. i must admit. not as good as mine, but pretty good.

did you sprout them from seeds or buy plants?




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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  14:14:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They're from seed.

Now lets see yours.

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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  14:59:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mine have really blossomed in the past few weeks






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darwin
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USA
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Posted - 06/12/2006 :  15:05:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't make floop sneak out into his backyard to take a photo.
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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  08:20:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think he should.............in his speedo ;)

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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  12:41:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Or maybe we should make a bet floop...to see who can produce fruit first.

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ObfuscateByWill
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  13:26:48  Show Profile  Visit ObfuscateByWill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Collected two peppers from one of our plants yesterday.

Ate 'em.

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darwin
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USA
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  13:48:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
6 out of my 7 tomato plants now have fruits on them. This includes the beefsteak I was worried about. The only one without so far is the brandywine, which I think are known to be delicious but not very productive. The grape tomatoes are just starting to ripen. So far my son has eaten all of the ripe ones. The zuchinis are starting to roll and some of the basil is ready.

It's been unusally not hot here. It should mid to high 90s by now and has been low 80s. Not complaining even though the tomatoes would do better with more heat. It'll come eventually.
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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  13:57:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Showoffs!

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NimrodsSon
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  14:21:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

6 out of my 7 tomato plants now have fruits on them. This includes the beefsteak I was worried about. The only one without so far is the brandywine, which I think are known to be delicious but not very productive. The grape tomatoes are just starting to ripen. So far my son has eaten all of the ripe ones. The zuchinis are starting to roll and some of the basil is ready.



Brandywines are my absolute favourite. Mine seem to have a good bit of fruit on them, but they're taking a while longer to ripen than the other varieties (interestingly, none of my romas have begun ripening yet, either). So take heart--it may be a while but when you bite into that first Brandywine tomato, it will be heaven on earth!

You've got to hide all the good tomatoes (especially the brandywines!) from your son, by the way. If he goes out to the garden and sees one on the vine that's ready to pick, you tell him you're older and have more experience with these things and that he should hold off one more day for optimal flavour. Then you secretly pick it and tell him the next day that the birds got it and you had to throw it out. Then you get to enjoy them all for yourself! But perhaps you're not that selfish...


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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  18:42:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
our shishito plant has some starting






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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/13/2006 :  19:34:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeahyeahyeah, I still don't see any pictures people.

PS after a month, I'm starting to see asparagus.

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Edited by - Carolynanna on 06/14/2006 13:42:02
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dayanara
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Australia
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Posted - 06/18/2006 :  16:30:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
out of curiosity, how much land do you guys have that there is room to plant all this stuff? if i wanted a garden i'd have to dig up the pathetic little strip of grass i call the front lawn.


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NimrodsSon
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1938 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2006 :  19:39:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dayanara

out of curiosity, how much land do you guys have that there is room to plant all this stuff? if i wanted a garden i'd have to dig up the pathetic little strip of grass i call the front lawn.


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I'm very fortunate to have a fairly large garden space. I want to think my garden area is about 25' by 40'. Whatever it is, it's enough to accommodate 15 4-foot by 4-foot squares with substantial walkways between them.

And, by all means, DIG UP your yard! Better to have a beautiful garden there serving a very practical purpose than grass that you have to cut and doesn't necessarily look all that attractive.


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NimrodsSon
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
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Posted - 06/18/2006 :  19:40:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
By the way, I picked the first two brandywines today (on one of them, a worm has gotten in. I don't know if he's still there. I need to spray some more BT.). They should be ready to eat in about three days!


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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/19/2006 :  08:34:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One half of the yard is garden area;


A different angle;


My first asparagus seedling finally popped up;


Zuchinis and tomatoes and such;


Cucumbers and watermelon and so on;


And some of my corn;


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Edited by - Carolynanna on 06/19/2006 09:26:57
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dayanara
* Dog in the Sand *

Australia
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Posted - 06/19/2006 :  11:35:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
cool greenhouse. is it actually glassed in or just screened?


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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/19/2006 :  11:41:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks. Its glass but the chickenwire is up for climbers.

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ObfuscateByWill
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1884 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2006 :  14:54:03  Show Profile  Visit ObfuscateByWill's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very neat, weedless garden!

I have a kind-of live-and-let-live relationship with my weeds.

It's a bit messy sometimes, but it produces quite a bit in a small area. (Plus, with gardening, the learning curve never really evens out. I still consider myself a novice.)

This was a couple of weeks ago.


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Carolynanna
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Canada
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Posted - 06/20/2006 :  08:09:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hours and hours of weeding.
We just bought the place last year and it was a garden of quackgrass when we got here.

What a great little garden you have though.
Great use of space and I like the bamboo poles for climbers.
What's all in there?

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darwin
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USA
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Posted - 06/21/2006 :  23:56:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a shot of my tomato and zuchinni patch. There's 6 tomato plants in there (all in cages) and one zuchinni. They've really taken off in the past week. It's gotten hot here and the tomato plants love that.



Here's a close up of the Park's Whooper.




Edited by - darwin on 06/22/2006 14:00:35
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Carolynanna
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Canada
6556 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2006 :  14:39:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Look at how vertical that tomato plant is...;)

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darwin
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USA
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Posted - 06/22/2006 :  15:07:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Look how they're outgrowing the cages! What then?
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