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(Fark)   🎵We got the beet, we got the beet, we got the beet, YEAH, we got the beet 🎵 in the Tuesday Fark Gardening thread for September 14, 2021   (fark.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
Not much doing here. Season is winding down. How's your stuff doing?
 
6 days ago  
Harvested some hot peppers (and tomatoes, and thinned some winter varieties and cleaned up the cucumbers)

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Took chicken pics

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6 days ago  
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Ghost pepper first harvest

There's about 50 more out there.
 
6 days ago  

meat0918: Harvested some hot peppers (and tomatoes, and thinned some winter varieties and cleaned up the cucumbers)

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Took chicken pics

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I will pray for your anus.
 
6 days ago  
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/Obligabeet
 
6 days ago  
Transplanted most of my perennial herbs into raised bed with hoop.  I'm drying savory and thyme now, need to make oregano syrup and freeze it, then split the oregano plant and move it into the raised bed as well.  After I harvest dill and fennel this week, the last raised bed goes into place.
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Got some really nice tomatoes this week too:
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And these are fajitas I made.  Steak and onions from farmers market, fish peppers from my garden, and a pheasant backed mushroom I found on my backyard crabapple tree.

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6 days ago  
Got fuel lines for the tiller, it's just a little bitty one, but now I see the grommets that hold the line in are missing. Luckily there is a complete rebuild kit, including a carburetor, for $15. All the parts that can rot or fail.
So $25 for a flower bed tiller is a good deal.
 
6 days ago  
And I was blessed with the other plants. The two females ended up being different types. This means I can start crossing next year and come up with my own strain.

Almost there
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6 days ago  
Things are winding down but I am still harvesting tomatoes and eggplant. Made 8 pints of pasta sauce last week with what has become my go-to recipe with onion, garlic, bell pepper, red pepper, basil, and mint.

Thinking of spring a little. I am getting some bulbs for Fritillaria and Ipheion  to put in pots for spring blooming and will plant them in a few weeks. I am still waiting for my fall blooming crocus to come up so I can collect the saffron.

The pasta sauce:

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6 days ago  
Finally getting some flowers on the tomatoes.
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I had to take the hummingbird feeder down for a bit because some critter keeps disturbing it and spilling nectar on the patio below us in the middle of the night. I did manage to get some more good pics out of it, though.

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5 days ago  
The season winds down and our one cherry tomato plant is still producing at full capacity. I found out our neighbor has been waiting for us to put the the produce table to snatch them up, so i just delivered them to him directly.

I don't know why i planted a wax pepper plant. The only time I eat them is on sandwiches when I'm home for lunch. Lots of peppers though.
 
5 days ago  
The Beets - Killer Tofu (Best Audio Quality)
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5 days ago  
It's not even daylight yet and I already have an unnatural craving for beets. This can't be normal
/#beetsforbreakfast
 
5 days ago  

meat0918: Harvested some hot peppers (and tomatoes, and thinned some winter varieties and cleaned up the cucumbers)

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Took chicken pics

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Ghost pepper first harvest

There's about 50 more out there.


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5 days ago  

casual disregard: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ized1XMR​p_I]


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5 days ago  

berylman: It's not even daylight yet and I already have an unnatural craving for beets. This can't be normal
/#beetsforbreakfast


I get a beet oatmeal delivered sometimes:
https://pickybars.com/products/perfor​m​ance-oatmeal-multi-serve-bags?variant=​39449880789040

It is quite yummy.
 
5 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Not much doing here. Season is winding down. How's your stuff doing?


A combination of heavy rains two weeks ago and utter apathy on my part has resulted in the mass extinction of everything but bell peppers and jalapenos. I still have no idea what to do with 200 drying cayenne peppers in my pantry
 
5 days ago  
Neighbors gave Mrs. Element some tomatoes and peppers grown in their veggie garden, so she whipped up some home made salsa. Taste is incredible.
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5 days ago  

lysdexic: Finally getting some flowers on the tomatoes.
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I had to take the hummingbird feeder down for a bit because some critter keeps disturbing it and spilling nectar on the patio below us in the middle of the night. I did manage to get some more good pics out of it, though.

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I, too, had the issue with hummingbird feeder being disturbed.  Then I found the culprit.  It's a trash panda.  Or in my case, a whole dang family of them.  So to thwart their evil ways, I bring it inside.  Every.  Freaking.  Night.

They still come up on my deck after almost a whole year looking for it.
 
5 days ago  
Harvested about 50 Scotch Bonnets about 2 months back.
Was going to cut the plants back to put them in the basement but the weather started getting warmer again & I have another dozen or so fruits appearing
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In other news, a friend asked if I'd like a zucchini. I was a bit baffled at first. A (one zucchini)?
Ah, well, as it's big as one of my cats, one zucchini is plenty to be going on with I suppose.
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5 days ago  
My sil gave me a banana tree. Don't ever expect fruit from it here in New York, but it's been fun watching it grow. Seen here behind the new figs, ginger, etc...
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5 days ago  
Planted tomatoes and cucumbers. Mother in law helped water them the next day by blasting them with the jet setting. All 22 plants. Don't know why she didn't stop after the first few.
 
5 days ago  
My garden is so overgrown at this point it's almost depressing to look at. I've left the tangle of runner beans and volunteer squash in the former corn patch (which for a second year in a row didn't yield a single ear that wasn't torn off and devoured by some critter when it was the size of a cigar) because they're still blooming and I know the bees need all the help they can get this time of year... wait, no, that's not exactly true. I've felt okay about leaving the tangle of beans and squash, but even if they weren't blooming I wouldn't have pulled them out because I've spent almost no time on the vegetable garden in the last two months.

There's still an occasional tomato but they've all got cracks or spots that render their shelf life about six hours in the house before they attract fruit flies, so I've been leaving them on the vine until I need one which means most are falling off and sowing next year's volunteers. At least I do get out there and graze on cherry tomatoes every few days. The basil might be ready for another harvest before it gets cold; I hope I remember to get to it. The summer squash were finished weeks ago, done in early by vine borers, but there are still a few patty pans turning winter-hard out there that I need to bring in and peel and shred.

There's a little more hope in other parts of the garden. Eggplants are still going strong; I grilled nine last night and will divide the delicious gunk they turned into between a few recipes that hopefully will freeze well. I know some hot peppers are still growing, and one or two of them might be healthy enough to pot up for overwintering like so many people here have suggested. Two more watermelons are almost full (mini) size and with the weather staying summery they might actually ripen. The second round of bush beans I planted has started flowering, but I doubt they'll set fruit before it cools down. My to-do list for two weeks now has included pulling out the main squash patch (after harvesting one pumpkin, two kakai hulless-seed squash, and two north Georgia candy roasters, and hopefully a surprise or two to make up for all the green pumpkins the squirrels devoured) and seeding big winter radishes and some spinach and kale. Almost none of the seeds (carrots, radishes, lettuce) I planted in midsummer came up despite what I thought was pretty diligent watering, so I'll have to keep a close eye on this next round.

So overall that's not the most encouraging picture, but in happier news apple season is upon us and one of my trees is bowed down under my first real crop. I hope I have enough to make a showoff pie or two... but not enough to preclude an orchard trip where I lug around a shoulder-destroying bag heaped with a bunch of heirloom varieties whose characteristics I'll forget by the time I get home. There are traditions to be upheld, after all.
 
5 days ago  

LiberalConservative: Planted tomatoes and cucumbers. Mother in law helped water them the next day by blasting them with the jet setting. All 22 plants. Don't know why she didn't stop after the first few.


That's criminal. Is she going to replace them for you?
 
5 days ago  

berylman: It's not even daylight yet and I already have an unnatural craving for beets. This can't be normal
/#beetsforbreakfast


Beets and chards (I hope that's the right name) are the tastiest and best
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We've planted spinach and lamb's lettuce for the next months. And harvested the first batch of apples, so I've already made lots and lots of apple sauce for the winter.

Otherwise our garden has become quite the butterfly colony, and the younger kids take great care of the caterpillars and eggs (meaning they're trying to feed them things - a budding scientific spirit)
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I'd just rather they lived in the nettles than in my roses, but here we are.
 
5 days ago  
Nice looking produce and gardens everyone!
I'm sort of all gardened out after a busy summer. But I'm making a point to get out and weed and mulch the beds to make things easier next spring.

I've still got lots of tomatoes, basil, corn, and squash to harvest. And the late carrots, snap peas and beets should be ready in  a few weeks.

This weekend I processed a few San Marzano tomatoes.


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After roasting for 30 minutes

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Put through the mill and added salt and garlic and basil-infused olive oil.

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Ready for freezing.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

berylman: It's not even daylight yet and I already have an unnatural craving for beets. This can't be normal
/#beetsforbreakfast


Beets, quinoa, onions, walnuts, and... uh... some other stuff make for a great salad. I'll haveta ask the missus. I have two more cylindras in the ground but I doubt they'll make it to maturity, you can almost set a clock to out first snow (October 1st). Which means the tomatoes better get it together. And our "roma" turned out to be some bizarre little pear tomato. At least the wife likes em. Plotting next years stuff I think we'll do two rows of carrots and one of beets to let the soil recharge a bit.
 
5 days ago  

CatRevenge: berylman: It's not even daylight yet and I already have an unnatural craving for beets. This can't be normal
/#beetsforbreakfast

I get a beet oatmeal delivered sometimes:
https://pickybars.com/products/perform​ance-oatmeal-multi-serve-bags?variant=​39449880789040

It is quite yummy.


We did a batch of chicken and mushroom oatmeal last night. Tastes like chicken and rice casserole. Top with sriracha, cheese, or an egg. Almost the perfect breakfast. Got a batch of banana walnut in thar too
 
5 days ago  
I just had the most glorious cucumber as a mid-morning snack...
 
5 days ago  
My cucumbers are really beginning to take off. Hoping for the best but we'll see I suppose. We continue to harvest grapes at the community garden. I brought three big bags over to the fire station last Saturday.
 
5 days ago  

Anoria: LiberalConservative: Planted tomatoes and cucumbers. Mother in law helped water them the next day by blasting them with the jet setting. All 22 plants. Don't know why she didn't stop after the first few.

That's criminal. Is she going to replace them for you?


Put most plants back in the bed. Bit tatty, but am hopeful most will recover.
Not sure what happened. We get on well (probably because we don't speak a common language). Will try showing her how to water gently and see how that goes.
 
5 days ago  

Anoria: My garden is so overgrown at this point it's almost depressing to look at.


Me too.  Definitely depressing.  This year the weeds won and it wasn't even close.
 
5 days ago  
This weekend I deadheaded the peonies, and did a lot of cutting back on the hydrangeas.  They were terribly overgrown, and some of them hadn't been tended to in a few years, so they were full of dead canes.  My calves and hamstrings are killing me.

Going to be really nice this weekend, so that'll be another couple days of sweaty grunt work I'm looking at.
 
5 days ago  
I've been on Fark for years and have never noticed a gardening thread. Neat.

Sadly, nothing to post because I don't have an actual garden (yet). That's the fall project, so I have some nice raised beds ready for spring planting. Figure tomatoes, some peppers, Cucumbers, and probably lettuce out the wazoo. We've an aerogarden running full tilt inside, so I can buy the seed trays for that and get everything up and running.

Debating about using Trex for the sides of the bed. We had the deck installed last year, so I figure it'd be a nice matchy-matchy setup that will last forever (and not leach crap into the soil ala pressure treated wood). Just gotta work out the location, watering plans, etc. We have plenty of space and zero shade (boo suburbs).
 
5 days ago  

Old_Chief_Scott: My cucumbers are really beginning to take off. Hoping for the best but we'll see I suppose. We continue to harvest grapes at the community garden. I brought three big bags over to the fire station last Saturday.


our cucumbers died last week after producing 2-3 a week for nearly 2 months. When did you plant yours?
 
5 days ago  
Deer are getting fat off my end-of-season flowers. I don't begrudge them full bellies this time of year.
This one was too high for creatures who don't fly: 
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5 days ago  

knobmaker: Anoria: My garden is so overgrown at this point it's almost depressing to look at.


Me too.  Definitely depressing.  This year the weeds won and it wasn't even close.


Also Fark is screwing up.  Am I the only one finding it impossible to post?
 
5 days ago  

SirOsisofLyvre: lysdexic: Finally getting some flowers on the tomatoes.
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I had to take the hummingbird feeder down for a bit because some critter keeps disturbing it and spilling nectar on the patio below us in the middle of the night. I did manage to get some more good pics out of it, though.

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I, too, had the issue with hummingbird feeder being disturbed.  Then I found the culprit.  It's a trash panda.  Or in my case, a whole dang family of them.  So to thwart their evil ways, I bring it inside.  Every.  Freaking.  Night.

They still come up on my deck after almost a whole year looking for it.


Ye gods. I'm on the second floor so I'm really hoping it's squirrels.  I'll probably bring in my feeder nightly as well. Cleaning up that gunk is ridiculous.
 
5 days ago  

testosteronephobe: Deer are getting fat off my end-of-season flowers. I don't begrudge them full bellies this time of year.
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Raichlen did a grilled sunflower head on his show recently, so we're going to plant a few next year and see how they do.

/basted with chile bacon oil
//said it chewed like corn and tasted like an artichoke
 
5 days ago  
I lost interest in salsa, sauce, and juice for my huge tomato crop, so I tried my first batch of tomato jam. The cherry tomatoes I used made it a lot of prep work and also made it too sweet, even though I cut the sugar way back. Apple cider vinegar and hot sauce evened it out into something more savory and delicious.
Here's the easy recipe I used:
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo​o​d/views/tomato-jam-358809
 
5 days ago  

NINEv2: testosteronephobe: Deer are getting fat off my end-of-season flowers. I don't begrudge them full bellies this time of year.
This one was too high for creatures who don't fly: [Fark user image image 425x437]

Raichlen did a grilled sunflower head on his show recently, so we're going to plant a few next year and see how they do.

/basted with chile bacon oil
//said it chewed like corn and tasted like an artichoke


I hope you do! I love their height and bright sunny color in the garden.
We'll grill a couple this year unless the critters get there first!
 
5 days ago  
I did get a video of one when I was sitting on the porch. He was not happy with me.
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5 days ago  
Well rats.  Fark, in its infinite wisdom, has decided not to let me post pics.  I wish I could.  I have most of my onions braided, and am digging potatoes most days. The peppers are turning red, and the fall carrots are doing well.  We're hoping for a lengthy Indian summer, but it could freeze any day now.
 
5 days ago  

munkkiniemi: our cucumbers died last week after producing 2-3 a week for nearly 2 months. When did you plant yours?


They have been in for about three weeks now but since I'm in San Diego I have a lot of leeway. First batch I did from seed in mid-April went nowhere and produced nothing. I put in trellises last week and they are climbing well and producing flowers so we'll see what happens with the weather.
 
5 days ago  

Old_Chief_Scott: They have been in for about three weeks now but since I'm in San Diego I have a lot of leeway. First batch I did from seed in mid-April went nowhere and produced nothing. I put in trellises last week and they are climbing well and producing flowers so we'll see what happens with the weather.


Aah, that explains it (you being in San Diego)  :-)
you're 1500 km to the south of me.
Cheers
 
5 days ago  

Old_Chief_Scott: munkkiniemi: our cucumbers died last week after producing 2-3 a week for nearly 2 months. When did you plant yours?

They have been in for about three weeks now but since I'm in San Diego I have a lot of leeway. First batch I did from seed in mid-April went nowhere and produced nothing. I put in trellises last week and they are climbing well and producing flowers so we'll see what happens with the weather.


Can you grow year-round there?
 
5 days ago  

lysdexic: I did get a video of one when I was sitting on the porch. He was not happy with me.
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This is so cool, thank you for posting and explaining!
 
5 days ago  
I pulled my squash yesterday. Despite the hail and rodents, I got 7 ripe fruits. A mix of buttercup and kabocha. I can't wait to eat some squash soup.
I had planted an old potato, quartered, I found in the back of the cupboard in an open area of the squash patch. The rodents had a feast and I got about 5 lbs of spuds for the pantry.
Tomatoes are ripening now. I have the greenhouse closed up since frost is only days away.
There are a couple green peppers on the plants, I may try and bring the planter box inside the house. I don't think they will survive a frost in the greenhouse.
Whatever strawberry variety I got is my favourite berry I have ever had. The berries are not pretty and a little dry, but the flavour is nearly identical to a strawberry starburst.  They taste amazing reduced down in a fry pan and served over ice cream.

I was going to plant some fall crops, but with the hail damage to the roof of the greenhouse I don't think the heat is going to stay trapped in there as well so I think I'll consider these plants to be the end of the growing season.

Bears don't have much food in the forests this fall due to the drought over the summer. Lots of sign around the property and I've already had a run in with one stubborn little bear. Usually I let my garden beds sit for a month before i turn them over for winter, but there are too many rotting veggies out there this year so I'm going to have to get on that this weekend before I get a friendly visit from the provincial bear aware guy.

I love the unpredictability of gardening.
 
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