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« Reply #165 on: October 01, 2013, 08:17:19 AM »

This was a great year for my garden! Tons of produce and still going. I'm actually tired of eating tomatoes, and I have some about to go bad on my windowsill. Last summer was so dry, I had to water daily, and my tomatoes and cucumbers had really tough skins. This year I watered one time, and my vegetables were lovely (I was going to comment on my lovely tomatoes, but I didn't want to give Fuzz that opening!). Water from the hose cannot compare to rain. Now, we just need a few more warm weeks, and our hot peppers will finally ripen. It's been too cool for them!
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« Reply #166 on: October 01, 2013, 08:30:10 AM »

What opening did you not want to give me?   ;D

I had my little patio garden again this year and the herbs did fine....enjoyed the hell out of them.  I had 4 tomato plants (cherry and patio) and they were just starting to produce when I left in early August.  My guess is that since my wife doesn't know how to operate a garden hose is that they will be a pretty Fall brown when I get home this weekend.
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« Reply #167 on: October 01, 2013, 08:44:12 AM »

Yep. The garden was great this year.

Monique, I'm sure your tomatoes are lovely...

make sauce.   ;)
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« Reply #168 on: October 01, 2013, 08:44:41 AM »

What opening did you not want to give me?   ;D
Amazing. You can do it to anything! You have a gift!!
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« Reply #169 on: October 01, 2013, 08:49:56 AM »

Yep. The garden was great this year.

Monique, I'm sure your tomatoes are lovely...

make sauce.   ;)

Excellent Fritz.....way to jump on board!

Amazing. You can do it to anything! You have a gift!!

A gift that keeps on giving.   ;)
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« Reply #170 on: October 01, 2013, 08:55:53 AM »

Yep. The garden was great this year.

Monique, I'm sure your tomatoes are lovely...

make sauce.   ;)
I have made so much sauce (and jams, apple butter, and applesauce) that our three freezers are packed full!

Next year we're going to try growing tomatillos. Didn't you grow some? Handsome has developed an addiction to his salsa verde recipe, and when I went out to buy more tomatillos, there were none to be found. He was very disappointed.
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« Reply #171 on: October 01, 2013, 08:58:43 AM »

Our tomatillos were even better this year.
Lin's making homemade green enchilda sauce again this week. YUM!
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« Reply #172 on: October 01, 2013, 09:11:08 AM »

Fritz, you're a lucky guy. Your wife is amazing! Wish I had a tenth of her skills.

I wonder if tomatillos will freeze ok..... (gonna have to get another freezer!)
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« Reply #173 on: October 01, 2013, 09:16:53 AM »

If I were a betting man I'd put 20 down on you have your own unique skill set.   ;)
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« Reply #174 on: October 01, 2013, 09:36:11 PM »

My grapes are the best thing - outside of green beans...   
I may have to run out and get a squeezer or whatever you call them  :-)
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« Reply #175 on: October 02, 2013, 07:22:59 AM »

Hmmm, why don't you just put the grapes in a barrel, take off your shoes and socks and stomp on 'em? LOL 
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« Reply #176 on: October 02, 2013, 08:07:07 AM »

My "other" garden produced 2 very nice plants that I will be harvesting this weekend and hang them upside down by their roots to dry out a bit.
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« Reply #177 on: October 03, 2013, 07:56:47 PM »

Stopped by Parran's today for mums and pumpkins. Got there early enough to get my favorite colors of mum, red and purple. They're gorgeous! Also picked up some honeycrisp apples--usually very expensive, but a big apple crop this year--for $2.50/qt. I'll be making applesauce tomorrow and fragrancing my neighborhood with cinnamon and nutmeg!
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« Reply #178 on: October 03, 2013, 09:19:03 PM »

Saw a comment that someones tomatoes were the best this year.
Can't say that.  They took forever to get ripe and there weren't nearly as many per plant.
They tasted great but just not as many.
I'm still getting them though.
I have one from the Anderson's called a Johnson something or other that is dark red.  Really delicious by itself and  when mixed with others.
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« Reply #179 on: October 05, 2013, 05:01:13 PM »

A 'Johnson' is not a tomato, it's a pickle. ;D
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