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Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:07am PT
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eKat

Trad climber
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:29am PT
YAY, Lollie, YAY!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 19, 2014 - 06:38am PT
Apriot harvest at our "Ranchette" last week.

Yummmmy! No chemicals. Picked ripe or mostly ripe.

Heidi 10' off the ground displaying 4 ripe Apricots.
Heidi 10' off the ground displaying 4 ripe Apricots.
Credit: Fritz

Harley guarding the harvest basket.
Harley guarding the harvest basket.
Credit: Fritz
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2014 - 07:20am PT
Good stuff guys!



I'm psyching up for Ghosts next batch of Doom Sauce!
These are partially roasted Serranos and garlic, because the Habaneros aren't ready yet.
Credit: survival
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 2, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
9:25 a.m. today, Saturday.
9:25 a.m. today, Saturday.
Credit: mouse from merced
Is this you, BooDawg? It's your van. I passed by on the YARTS bus. This is at Cookie Cliff pull-out.
Mouse

Close-up is right!
Close-up is right!
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 2, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
The only thing new that I have is a nettle plant that I stole from Seward Park here in Seattle. It's in a pot but I can't control the seeds. These things spread well with the right conditions. Nettles? Yeah, I rub it on my feet and eat it too.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 2, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
According to Euell Gibbons, many parts are pedible.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2014 - 07:37am PT
For my good friend Ghost, possibly the only guy that really cares.... :0)







Credit: survival








Credit: survival
bob

climber
Aug 10, 2014 - 08:31am PT
Survival and Ghost, I appreciate your peppers! Cool shots.
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 10, 2014 - 08:37am PT


This is a cool idea...

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BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Nov 1, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Yes, Mouse, that was my van, but I wasn't driving that day.

Thanks Locker. Here are some later pictures...

Since the ST website doesn't seem to be accepting vertically formatted pictures from me, more pictures in portrait format can be found here:

http://www.yosemitecloseup.com/stories/sierra-sustainability/

Since the cool weather has arrived, both the tour season and Lisa’s and my garden are slowing down. In our garden, we’ve been taking out tomato and other plants that are no longer producing. We’re retaining those that still have ripening fruit on them, even though most of the tomato plants appear to be dying at their bottoms, many of their tops are green and flowering and continue to hold ripening fruit.

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg
The chicken-wire top of what was a cat’s protective cage has become an arbor for the ripening tomatoes, and the holes in the chicken-wire are the perfect size for bringing the cherry and yellow pear tomatoes down through the chicken wire to pick them.

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Where we’ve removed, unproductive plants, we’ve replaced them with a variety of autumn and winter vegetables, kale, arugula, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, mustard greens, lettuce, spinach, celery, and more.

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Some we’ve planted in individual containers, though all are watered with our very efficient watering system described earlier. However, we’ve found that these recent planting are visited each morning by a lovely, but hungry variety of migrating birds, Rufus-sided and brown towhees, white- and golden-crowned sparrows, goldfinches, plain titmouses, and more. They nibble at the leaves of these delicate, young plants, so we’ve fashioned some simple cages to protect the most susceptible plants, leaving others at the mercy of these winged friends.

Credit: BooDawg

Today’s harvest: Zucchini, cucumber, several varieties of tomatoes, calendula, peppers, parseley, lettuce, onions, carrots.

Credit: BooDawg

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Nov 1, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
Waiting for the frost kill then I'll have to go dig up sweet potatoes.

(Satsumas)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 1, 2014 - 05:05pm PT
WOW TO ALL! ------and a special WOW OH WOW! to EKAT in the mountains of North Montana.

We had our first hard freeze last week, with little warning.

A quick panic harvest got the remaining peppers, many of the tomatoes, substantial hanks of basil, and the cabbage. We covered the fall lettuce and let the rest fend for itself on what turned out to be a 28 f. night.

The lettuce, arugula, carrots, onions, parsly, & chives shrugged off that frost and are still growing. The potatoes are safe too, but the tops are dead.

More than a pint of peppers.
More than a pint of peppers.
Credit: Fritz

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 1, 2014 - 07:22pm PT
What is this "freeze" thing you speak of? Some kind of soil amendment gardeners in Montana & Idaho use? Whatever it is, it must work, as you seem to be getting good crops.

The only thing I amend my soil with is compost, but it seems to work well, too. Here's today's vegetables.

The root of all good
The root of all good
Credit: Ghost

With cooler temps and less sun, I brought some of the peppers inside...

The Thai Dragons now have a window seat, and a sunlamp.
The Thai Dragons now have a window seat, and a sunlamp.
Credit: Ghost
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