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khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Jul 15, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
I just did the math and I sold 20 lbs of garlic between Thursday and Saturday. I'm seriously thinking of keeping the other 40 lbs for myself :)


treez, that is one fine looking garden!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 25, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
We're a month or so behind you SoCal types up here, but...

First fruits in the PNW
First fruits in the PNW
Credit: Ghost
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 28, 2013 - 06:52am PT
After a couple of crop failures, I finally have some success! Things were just so hot and dry around here in June that hardly anything was able to get established. The humidity was running in the single digits and the temperatures were running in the triple digits.

All of the stuff below was planted between the solstice and the 4th of July. It was still slow going for some plants to get established. Sometimes I needed to water 3x a day.

Now that the monsoon has kicked in, the plants have gone crazy, especially the squash. When it rains the plants are visibly larger the next morning. So cool!

See the yellow zucchini? I collected the sandstone slabs myself to cre...
See the yellow zucchini? I collected the sandstone slabs myself to create my bed.
Credit: Reeotch

Things are getting a little crowded. The watermelon is making flowers!
Things are getting a little crowded. The watermelon is making flowers!
Credit: Reeotch

I planted sweet potatoes that had sprouted in the cupboard. The one by...
I planted sweet potatoes that had sprouted in the cupboard. The one by my foot came up different. Anybody know what it is?
Credit: Reeotch

Sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and "local" corn.
Sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and "local" corn.
Credit: Reeotch
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 28, 2013 - 06:56am PT
NICE. . . I don't know what the mystery plant is. . . but it looks like it's about time to harvest that big white thing!

:-)

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 28, 2013 - 09:09am PT
it looks like it's about time to harvest that big white thing!

It's a potaTOE
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jul 29, 2013 - 10:22am PT
Great stuff put up here so far. I'm getting a ton of ideas for next year.

Like corn. I have to make room for a cornfield next year. Of all the things that taste better fresh, corn is definitely at the top of the list. Last time I grew corn, I'd get the water boiling, then go pick the corn. Stalk-to-stomach in minutes!


The goat knows where the action is. Like a dog hanging around the dinner table.



The cucs are slowing down - even though the plants are bigger than ever - but I'm still getting one of these every four or five days:



Which was turned into this:


( batch #11 and #12, dill relish and bread-and-butter slices )



Bird spooker:



When I started seeing ripe tomatoes, so did the birds. I put up bamboo posts with reflectorized streamers atop them. And that will spook most birds most of the time. But something was still getting my cherry tomatoes, about a day before they ripened. One by-product of the owl infestation here in the yard - one nest, three babies - is owl feathers. I attached a few of them to the tomato cages so they flapped in the wind, and I haven't had a problem since.



Yesterday:









I was hoping to get the goat in some of the aerial shots, but she's scared of kites, food or no food. And the dogs aren't stupid enough to stand outside in the heat.

I have to start winding things down. I'm headed to The PNW in a couple weeks, and I might not be back until the end of Sept. The peppers and tomatoes will stay, but the cucs and zucs are more of a job than I want to leave for the guy who watches my place while I'm gone.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 29, 2013 - 11:44am PT
Berriful
Berriful
Credit: Seamstress

It's time to load up on anti-oxidants
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Aug 11, 2013 - 07:51am PT
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This morning's harvest. . . beet greens and two kinds of chard. . . and I only brought in ONE FRIKKEN WASP with them.

YIKES!

(that's a 15 quart bowl)
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Aug 11, 2013 - 08:20am PT
Not so well actually. Record heat was scorching the ground, nothing would come up. Had to put up shade cloth. Then it froze in early August, severely damaging the squish, cucs, and pot(atoes).

But we have nice kale, peas, lettuce, peppers, and onions.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 31, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
She's always late at 3,000 ft. but never fails to deliver:
Credit: Charlie D.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 31, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
That's a fine looking batch of tomatoes!
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Aug 31, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
Wes, what elevation are you at?
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 6, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
It was a warm summer in Seattle, but it's drawing to a close, i.e it was a v. good year for: blueberries, always collards and ok for kale. We haven't had a good garlic crop in >3 years due to white rot (f*#king yuck!).

Here's the end of year harvest of ripe tomatoes before they burst from recent rain wetness(below):
Credit: Darwin

I love cucumbers, but I know all others don't (below):
Credit: Darwin

OK, my Dad's family had a Walnut/plum-prune ranch near Vacaville,CA. So when this ONE plum grew on our two year old tree, and I led a couple pitches at Index, I was STOKED!(below):
Credit: Darwin


And, finally
Credit: Darwin
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 6, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
OK not quite finally.

Some more growing ones:
Credit: Darwin

Black princes
Credit: Darwin
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