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Old 10-03-2018, 08:50 PM   #141
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Damn squirrel ate my rare Yellow Goji I was growing out in a tree pot.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:51 PM   #142
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Damn squirrel ate my rare Yellow Goji I was growing out in a tree pot.
CB's out of a bolt action 22 rifle are nice and quiet.....
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:16 PM   #143
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Went back and read all of this.
I an envious of you guys. I've tried 3 or 4 times to get a garden up and running here without any luck.
I guess I have a green thumb if you count gangrene........
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #144
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Yes I do feel very fortunate in being able to have the opportunity to garden. Fun, educational and eminently practical. So many avenues to explore.

My wine grapes are picked de-stemmed and crushed and are in primary fermentation. A good year, and I should have about 15 gallons or so when all is said and done. The grapes were in good shape, albeit not perfectly ripe, which is always a challenge this far north, and I only had to add sugar to bring it up about .015 SG from where they were at when harvested.

Still cleaning and freezing tomatoes and peppers and making salsa and spaghetti sauce.

Roasted some of the last chiles picked last night and made some fresh rellenos. Good stuff.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:20 PM   #145
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Well pretty much closed the book on the garden today, picked the last remaining cabbages, beets and carrots, as it is going down to around 10 F this weekend.

Getting ready to sit down to a big bowl of borscht(who says I hate all things Russian?, made with said beets, carrots and cabbage. It''l be the last item prepared this year with fresh out of the garden vegetables.

Can't say it was a bad year, even with the lack of precipitation and the woodchucks, the only areas lacking were onions due to the dryness, and hot peppers courtesy of the marauding woodchucks, who mowed them down early on.

The grapes were high in sugar and moderate in acid and promise a better vintage than most years, the sweetcorn, beets and cabbage did gangbusters (three 5 gallon pails of sauerkraut), and there were plenty of tomatoes and tomatillos (about 8 cases of salsa and three of spaghetti sauce)

How'd everyone else fare?
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:07 PM   #146
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Still watching the cabbage grow & fatten up here.
Broccoli, cauliflower, peas and collard are all on schedule.

Still dicking around with sweet potatoes. Dug up about 50+. Most were about fist sized with a few fatties.
Just going to let them run full term. When the greens die off I'll dig up the rest. According to my guestimation, I should have enough sweet potatoes to take me up to Thanksgiving.

Of 2019.
And maybe Christmas, too.

Just hoping the weather co-operates and doesn't get too awfully cold too early.

By the way Sig, I got a couple of those lights from Harbor Freight. They work OK but I decided to run a circuit out to the growing area and set up a two LED sensor lights (double flood lamps). I tapped into one of the lighting heads and ran a feed to a receptacle that turns on the radio when the beam is broken.

Set the fixtures on a PT 2x4 with a makeshift roof to protect the radio from water.

The radio is set for blasting blaring noise - mostly static. SO far, so good...
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Still watching the cabbage grow & fatten up here.
Broccoli, cauliflower, peas and collard are all on schedule.

Still dicking around with sweet potatoes. Dug up about 50+. Most were about fist sized with a few fatties.
Just going to let them run full term. When the greens die off I'll dig up the rest. According to my guestimation, I should have enough sweet potatoes to take me up to Thanksgiving.

Of 2019.
And maybe Christmas, too.

Just hoping the weather co-operates and doesn't get too awfully cold too early.

By the way Sig, I got a couple of those lights from Harbor Freight. They work OK but I decided to run a circuit out to the growing area and set up a two LED sensor lights (double flood lamps). I tapped into one of the lighting heads and ran a feed to a receptacle that turns on the radio when the beam is broken.

Set the fixtures on a PT 2x4 with a makeshift roof to protect the radio from water.

The radio is set for blasting blaring noise - mostly static. SO far, so good...
Glad it is working for you, hope it keeps up keeping the critters out.

I just moved my light to the outside of the garage, to help out with lighting during the "dark months" Its on the windy side so we'll see how it holds up to the arctic torture test.

Wish I could grow sweet potatoes here, used to when I lived down south, just not enough growing time for them here.
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Winter Gardening.
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Nice, I love fungus! What kind of shrooms are those?

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Old 11-02-2018, 03:17 PM   #150
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Mediterranean Oysters for jerky.
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