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#1 Old 06-24-2007, 12:18 PM
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Yesterday, I froze 3 pint bags of snow peas and 4 gallons of summer squash (pattypan). Dinner was roasted golden beets and purple cosmic carrots.



This morning I went out and picked one beet, two large carrots, a handful of a spicy type of lettuce, and another bucket of summer squash. The snowpeas are about done though and the lettuce is going to seed. I also got two very tiny bell peppers.



The cosmic carrots are gorgeous. I think I got a link to the heirloom seed company that sells them from TNS's blog. Thanks! The carrots are purple-red on the outside and bright orange inside. So colorful.



I gazed longingly at my avocado tree. It is just covered with tiny, walnut sized avocados. Just a few more months.
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Wow, nice job! Good for you!
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I envy you your climate. I couldn't even get things into the ground until middle/end of May because we were still getting frost overnight. I am starting to get snap peas, but I doubt we'll get anything else until August at least!

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#4 Old 06-26-2007, 10:56 AM
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Really ?? well don't hold back, tell us more in Diggin in the Dirt forum !



Goth~UK asked how my edamame was doing in the "In My Pants" thread in the Fun'n'games forum...



I watered everything this morning because it hasn't come up yet. I guess we didn't get as much rain as I thought. The dwarf sweet corn is turning sort of yellow... maybe it needs more nitrogen. But the popcorn is growing like rockets. I planted some cranberry beans next to it. The okra is doing OK; maybe I'll plant beans next to them too!



I planted broccoli rabe (rapini) and it started growing well... then it went to seed. One of the weeds in my garden is edible- Lamb's-Quarters- but I'm getting sick of eating the enemy. It's overwhelming me!!!



I'm making batches of hay for my rabbits, cutting small amounts of red top, orchard grass, and tall fescue from my lawn and then drying it. I feed it to them fresh also, along with white clover, dandelion, plantain, lamb's-quarters, and violet (I don't know if they make good hay) Of course my rabbits get pellets too.



My wild grapevine has small green grapes on it- I hope they don't get moldy like they did last fall and I was sure I couldn't eat them. The white mulberry tree out front has berries, but they're kind of tasteless. I wish it was a red mulberry tree instead.

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I have a white mulberry too and the fruit is just kind of bland/sweet. Pretty though!



I have terrible luck with broccoli, rabe, etc. going to seed. It seems to get buggy too.



So, how is your edamame? What region are you in? I am in Southern California, right along the coast. We can grow things year round. Unfortunately, they need to be watered year round too and that gets quite expensive.
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I envy you your climate. I couldn't even get things into the ground until middle/end of May because we were still getting frost overnight. I am starting to get snap peas, but I doubt we'll get anything else until August at least!



You can extend your growing season and start the season early by getting a little hot house , they are plastic or glass covered , they don't have to be big just 2*2*2 mtrs . You can pick them up cheap . A lot of people have them unused in there back yards , some just want to get rid of them .



Good for a long season in tomatoes , cucumber and starting plants in pots and waiting until the temperature goes up before you plant them out
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