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1 Gifts from our garden on Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:40 pm

viczoe

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Tonight we had beautiful potatoes and sweet carrots from the garden for dinner yummy!
I have also had broccoli and cauliflower and the balance have been frozen already.
Tomorrow night we will be having beets and I am going to pickle some later this week if it cools down.
Our cherries are ready and the Saskatoon will be by late next week.
Beautiful gifts from the garden.
Hope everyone is have bountiful gardens too.

Heather

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2 Re: Gifts from our garden on Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:05 am

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That sounds glorious, here on the Island we haven't been getting rain. In spite of that I've got strawberries,kale, and loads of peas. But the Robins enjoyed most of my cherries and every ripe Saskatoon. Blueberries are almost ripe. I have a great crop of tomatoes and cucumbers on the way. I love this time of year

3 Re: Gifts from our garden on Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:55 am

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Alrighty...you guys are a little faster down there than we are... Smile It normally doesn't freeze here after the first week in June, but it has frozen 5 times in mid to late June this year...some of the garden veggies are just a tad resentful... However...some of the stuff doesn't care...like the Rhubarb, and we just harvested 15 pounds off of one plant...yikes!!! What to do with the other 4! Happy harvesting everyone!

4 Re: Gifts from our garden on Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:05 pm

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Heather lives about an hour and a half from Barriere, but her garden is considerably head of ours. We had to reseed some beans and corn as the late May seeding did not germinate well. We had frost in early June, but it was only slight. We've enjoyed rhubarb and the strawberries will be ready for the first picking today. Most things are growing well.

5 Re: Gifts from our garden on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:46 am

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How nice to hear of your dinner, those potatoes sounded so good. Our gardens are growing like bad weeds, the beans are almost up to the top of the strings, no flowers yet, but soon I imagine. The only thing that we have been eating is the beet and chard thins, bok choi and toi choi have been amazing. I l ove the little toi choi, such a beautiful size for a meal for two people, smiling, and radishes. The radishes are still good, been picking many of them, but done picking. In the fridge to store. I am going to try to set more to see if they will develop, I was quite shocked that the radishes were still growing nicely even a week ago. Purple top turnip is almost ready, hoping that there are no root maggots present in the soil, none affected the radishes. Everything is looking amazing and so big, so fast, things mature here so much more quickly than my nigh to 60 years on the coast, I think it is the full sun all day and because of that, the soil doesn't really cool down all that much at night, things grow day and night with warmth for sure. Basil is about 3 inches high, need to get out and do a pinch on them today, lots and lots of basil. I plan to dehydrate lots. Oldest Daughter was shocked at how much organic dried basil is to purchase, and insisted that I grow lots this year to dehydrate for ourselves, pennies compared to dollars for a bottle, smiling. Gardens, I lvoe the gardens! Have a beautiful day, CynthiaM.

6 Re: Gifts from our garden on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:44 pm

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Well you guys are considerably farther along than us LOL I was so excited to see tiny heads starting on our broccoli last night Smile Our potato plants are almost 10inches tall and our salad greens bed has some leaves just getting started yeah Smile I soooo look forward to dinners straight from the garden

7 Re: Gifts from our garden on Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:09 pm

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Our tomatoes are beginning to set!

8 Re: Gifts from our garden on Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:40 am

Farmer Bob

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Today I am having fresh strawberries from the garden in my lunch...and the darn cat rolled all over one of my tomatoes yesterday and broke the main stem right off...it survived the frosts...only to be flattened by the cat...sheesh!!  Oh well...yay for the strawberries!   cheers

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