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haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 12:37am



 westslope wrote:


 GeneP59 wrote:
I‘ve still got 3 feet of snow in my raised gardens 
{#Eyes}


Been warned this is a La Niña year too.
 
From NOAA:

La Niña—the cool phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern—is still here in February 2021, but forecasters estimate about a 60% chance that neutral conditions will return this spring.

————————————-

That is too bad.  Pacific salmon in the northwest Pacific could use a few years of La Niña conditions.   


 
So could Australia

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 1:33pm



 GeneP59 wrote:
I‘ve still got 3 feet of snow in my raised gardens 
{#Eyes}


Been warned this is a La Niña year too.
 
From NOAA:

La Niña—the cool phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern—is still here in February 2021, but forecasters estimate about a 60% chance that neutral conditions will return this spring.

————————————-

That is too bad.  Pacific salmon in the northwest Pacific could use a few years of La Niña conditions.   


GeneP59

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Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 12:55pm

I‘ve still got 3 feet of snow in my raised gardens {#Eyes}

Been warned this is a La Niña year too.
whatshisname

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Location: West OZ
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 7:37pm



 haresfur wrote:


 westslope wrote:


 whatshisname wrote:
Been having a weird summer season here in the south west of OZ. Had some terribly hot days and the garden's been hammered by it.
Still managing to get a few bits and pieces tho.


 

At least it is summer!  Seems like EVERY season is weird these days.

Beautiful produce!   

Figs.  I can't but help think of picking figs that were close to rotting on the vine chez les Berbers in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.   It was so sweet.
 
I have one fig tree in the ground that doesn't produce anything or grow new branches. I think I overwatered it. Have another in a pot that is straggly but we get some fruit.

 
The neighbours here have a mature fig that hardly produces fruit also, they were told to dig and chop at all roots about a metre out from the trunk and to threaten

and curse the tree  (old Italian superstition!). It did produce a modest crop after that but subsequent efforts failed.



haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 5:32pm



 westslope wrote:


 whatshisname wrote:
Been having a weird summer season here in the south west of OZ. Had some terribly hot days and the garden's been hammered by it.
Still managing to get a few bits and pieces tho.


 

At least it is summer!  Seems like EVERY season is weird these days.

Beautiful produce!   

Figs.  I can't but help think of picking figs that were close to rotting on the vine chez les Berbers in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.   It was so sweet.
 
I have one fig tree in the ground that doesn't produce anything or grow new branches. I think I overwatered it. Have another in a pot that is straggly but we get some fruit.

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 4:11pm



 whatshisname wrote:
Been having a weird summer season here in the south west of OZ. Had some terribly hot days and the garden's been hammered by it.
Still managing to get a few bits and pieces tho.


 

At least it is summer!  Seems like EVERY season is weird these days.

Beautiful produce!   

Figs.  I can't but help think of picking figs that were close to rotting on the vine chez les Berbers in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.   It was so sweet.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
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Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 10:06am



 whatshisname wrote:
Been having a weird summer season here in the south west of OZ. Had some terribly hot days and the garden's been hammered by it.
Still managing to get a few bits and pieces tho.


 
Nice! Figs look great

whatshisname

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Location: West OZ
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Posted: Feb 21, 2021 - 3:22am

Been having a weird summer season here in the south west of OZ. Had some terribly hot days and the garden's been hammered by it.
Still managing to get a few bits and pieces tho.


Manbird

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 9:01pm


haresfur

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Posted: Aug 27, 2020 - 4:22pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 kcar wrote:


 But I hope you're heartened to know that the Liberal Elite newspapers are in tune with your pastimes.

 
so are conservative preppers


 
I didn't know peppers are conservative. Oh, nvm, but this is the Gardeners Corner, afterall.

JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 27, 2020 - 1:25pm



 kcar wrote:


 But I hope you're heartened to know that the Liberal Elite newspapers are in tune with your pastimes.

 
so are conservative preppers

JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 27, 2020 - 1:24pm

WE HAVE 20 BOXES CANNING LIDS!!!  and they were only $2.15 & 2.99 a box. 
ceilingcat bless walmart. there. I said it.
kcar

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 8:35pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 kcar wrote:



Oh! Just checked out your blog. Does Rob = buddy on RP.com? The pic on your blog resembles buddy's avatar here.

Rob is a licensed falconer?!? Wow. Wow. Much respect. I became somewhat obsessed with birds of prey around the 6th grade. Magnificent animals. I hope Rob and Mag's situation has improved.

One thing I love about the RP forum—you realize that members have connected with each other far beyond online posts. It gives me hope that America will endure.

You got all those tomatoes from 26 plants. "Phwooarrr" as the Brits like to say. I saw this article on WaPo the other day and thought of your harvest. If you can't access the article online, please let me know if you're interested in reading it and I'll happily send post it here on or in a PM to you.

Any pics and updates you have on your garden are most welcome to my eyes. Far more interesting than arguing about/posting epics about politics.


 
Rob is Manbird.

Today, I picked 4 lbs. of jalapenos and 10 lbs. of tomatoes. I have about 10 lbs. of tomatoes on the table and a bunch of eggplant and bell peppers in the fridge from the weekend.

Your link wants money. LOL. from what I see it's an article on canning? I do that.
 

Ah, the mysterious Manbird! For a while I thought he was just an inside joke amongst the RP Forum Kool Kids. But he is The Falconer!



(Sadly, Giphy doesn't seem to have any gifs of SNL's Will Forte in that role. Poncy Brian Ferry will have to do.)




I have a special talent when it comes to eggplants: from time to time I buy them, put 'em in the fridge, fart around trying to choose a great recipe for them, spend more time eventually gathering the other ingredients...and then realize that the eggplants have spoiled. This has happened repeatedly. I have a bit of an egpplant phobia. I'll eat them happily if someone else cooks 'em though.

I figured you could can if you were griping about the cost of the lids. At that price, yours is a righteous gripe. WaPo and the NY Times are both running mid-pandemic/economic downturn articles on coping that have excited, super-friendly tones...and fairly pedestrian subjects. But I hope you're heartened to know that the Liberal Elite newspapers are in tune with your pastimes.
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 7:38pm



 kcar wrote:



Oh! Just checked out your blog. Does Rob = buddy on RP.com? The pic on your blog resembles buddy's avatar here.

Rob is a licensed falconer?!? Wow. Wow. Much respect. I became somewhat obsessed with birds of prey around the 6th grade. Magnificent animals. I hope Rob and Mag's situation has improved.

One thing I love about the RP forum—you realize that members have connected with each other far beyond online posts. It gives me hope that America will endure.

You got all those tomatoes from 26 plants. "Phwooarrr" as the Brits like to say. I saw this article on WaPo the other day and thought of your harvest. If you can't access the article online, please let me know if you're interested in reading it and I'll happily send post it here on or in a PM to you.

Any pics and updates you have on your garden are most welcome to my eyes. Far more interesting than arguing about/posting epics about politics.


 
Rob is Manbird.

Today, I picked 4 lbs. of jalapenos and 10 lbs. of tomatoes. I have about 10 lbs. of tomatoes on the table and a bunch of eggplant and bell peppers in the fridge from the weekend.

Your link wants money. LOL. from what I see it's an article on canning? I do that.
kcar

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 7:26pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 kcar wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
"I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those."


Start your own La Tomatina!





By Graham McLellan from London, UK - 00690016, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/...



I am astonished that you have a 100+ pound harvest. How many plants do you have? How many space does it take to grow that many tomatoes? 
 
I have 7 beds, measuring about 336 sq. ft. total. Not a huge garden, but tightly planted. 2 beds are packed with 26 tomato plants
here's a pic from a few years ago. it was taken about a month after planting.
My old abandoned blog has lots of pics https://growingupjersey.wordpr...



 


Oh! Just checked out your blog. Does Rob = buddy on RP.com? The pic on your blog resembles buddy's avatar here.

Rob is a licensed falconer?!? Wow. Wow. Much respect. I became somewhat obsessed with birds of prey around the 6th grade. Magnificent animals. I hope Rob and Mag's situation has improved.

One thing I love about the RP forum—you realize that members have connected with each other far beyond online posts. It gives me hope that America will endure.

You got all those tomatoes from 26 plants. "Phwooarrr" as the Brits like to say. I saw this article on WaPo the other day and thought of your harvest. If you can't access the article online, please let me know if you're interested in reading it and I'll happily send post it here on or in a PM to you.

Any pics and updates you have on your garden are most welcome to my eyes. Far more interesting than arguing about/posting epics about politics.


JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020 - 6:58pm

there seems to be a COVID related canning supplies shortage. what's available is ridiculously priced. canning lids are going for average $10.00 for a box of 12. they should be about $3. 
stupid COVID.

WOOHOO! I found a Walmart in Philly that has them at a great price. ordered 20 boxes for pickup. I hope they actually have them in stock.
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 6:33am



 kcar wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
"I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those."


Start your own La Tomatina!





By Graham McLellan from London, UK - 00690016, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/...



I am astonished that you have a 100+ pound harvest. How many plants do you have? How many space does it take to grow that many tomatoes? 
 
I have 7 beds, measuring about 336 sq. ft. total. Not a huge garden, but tightly planted. 2 beds are packed with 26 tomato plants
here's a pic from a few years ago. it was taken about a month after planting.
My old abandoned blog has lots of pics https://growingupjersey.wordpr...



kcar

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 6:18pm



 JrzyTmata wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
 

scott!
yeah. already canned 8 jars of roasted sauce. going to can the diced tomatoes (yesterday and today's haul. I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those.
Peppers are going good too. nice and big bells and huge Italian frying.

Did you guys plant anything this year?
 


"I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those."


Start your own La Tomatina!





By Graham McLellan from London, UK - 00690016, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/...



I am astonished that you have a 100+ pound harvest. How many plants do you have? How many space does it take to grow that many tomatoes? 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 9:54am



 JrzyTmata wrote:



Did you guys plant anything this year?
 

We have some garden boxes is all, a few tomatoes, some giant green peppers that must be anaheims. I'm going to put up some salsa this weekend but nothing like the batches you crank out. Probably going to roast the tomatoes and peppers first tho. Not sure.
JrzyTmata

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Posted: Aug 19, 2020 - 8:18am



 black321 wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:


 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 JrzyTmata wrote:
30 lbs of tomatoes yesterday another 30 lbs. today.
 

Ooh, you got some work ahead... 

oh: Jrzy!
 

scott!
yeah. already canned 8 jars of roasted sauce. going to can the diced tomatoes (yesterday and today's haul. I still have the other half of tomatoes to pick. probably another 50-60 lbs. not sure what I'm going to do with those.
Peppers are going good too. nice and big bells and huge Italian frying.

Did you guys plant anything this year?
 
Nice! 
I had 4 tomato plants...two which produced no fruit?
lots of cukes, beans, some peppers, plenty of herbs, rhubarb was good in the spring, and still growing your garlic.

 
That garlic is gold! I have never found another variety that stores as well as that one. and I don't know the variety name of that one is to buy more stock if needed.
Share it with others to keep it going.

I've had the occasional plant not produce. I have no idea why that happens.
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