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jayneeo
Tuesday, July 10, 2007, 6:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hey, GulfCoastGuy! how's your garden? Are you eating your guatamalan pumpkins yet? Mine are rambling all over the garden , but no fruit yet! flowers, though. I started my garden a bit late, but its going great. I am curious about those coban pumpkins.
Who is eating from their garden?

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(changed the title of this ) I wanna hear about growing yer own and eating it...(I got -wha's new? zucchini, but the round kind! love it)
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The Coban Pumpkins only produced the 2 original pumpkins and 5 weeks latter there  were no more  despite plenty of vines and blooms. The taste quality was only average. I cut them off at the roots, composted the vines and let the eggplants and oka take over the space. I need to stake the eggplants this week as they are starting to bear. I was rather late planting the okra but we have till the end of October for them to grow and bear. In my secondary garden at my Dad's(90 miles northwest) we have finished harvesting blueberries, have an abundance of heirloom tomatos, the Butternut Violina winter squash are doing well, the green bean started producing again, yellow squash and zucchininis and cucumbers are starting to fade out.  In august I need to start kale or collard plants at either or both locations.
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I really want to grow Kale or collards but have never....guess I'll have to try. hmmmm, my coban pumpkins may never do anything, still waiting for the beans....coupla small ones. Ah, I love the vibe of big vines crawling all over.
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I believe if you cut some of the growing tips off the pumpkin vine that it will stimulate more branchings and therefore more flowers. You should notice the two different types of flower, being big fat female usually on the growing end, more slender male flower further down the vine. Push the male flower (remove or fold back petals) into the female flower so pollen can do its job. Sometimes there aren't many bees around.
Also if you use too much fertiliser( high in nitrogen) you'll only end up with lush leaves and few flowers or fruit. Sulphate of potash (natural mineral) can assist, and good old seaweed fertiliser (doesn't have much nitrogen) are best for fruiting.
We harvested over 80 pumpkins in the last 10 months from our little patch. Originally they were stripey Jap, but crossbred and produced beige allover fruit. I can't eat them anymore.... overdose.
Just picked the last two last week, and more plants are sprouting (from compost). Neighbours don't want any more either! They seem to grow all year round but look more lush in late summer.

Does anyone know if 'ornamental kale' is edible? They have pink/purple or cream contrasting colours. I bought a few different kale seedlings. Edible kale isn't so common or popular here. I'm putting in seeds too.

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this year from our garden, we have had:  onions, spinach, green beans, snap peas, corn, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, asparagus, cabbage, strawberries, zucchini..................pumpkins, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, musk melon, watermelon are all waiting in the wings.
elderberry bushes won't produce this year.......plum and peach trees got stripped by the Japanese beetles.........maybe next year
I didn't really realize how much produce we've had this year until I started listing......
anyone else grow cow pumpkins?




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wow, Italy, what a bounty! You have quite the garden!
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Well we have had a strange summer:
first May and early June was HOT and dry- and everything matured too fast and now the last 3 weeks we have had RAIN RAIN and rain... but rather warm still with thunder as well and things starts to mold

At the moment I eat LOTS oflettuce, herbs,pointed spring cabbage fresh onions and garlic- new potatoes- baby carrots and beets - they are really too small but yummi.
The peas and courgette/zuchinis are wild in this weather.
Strawberries are almost gone.
Sweet cherries got damaged by hail and too much water so I had to be quick- but a new planted tree seems to mature later and they look fine.
Raspberries are really good and early. Ive got a yellow one that taste just like peaches.

My winter squash have just started to bloom- they are really big this year - likes water and heat.
I´ve got blue hubbard, butternut and a acorntype called:Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato.
My beans will soon be ready- tomatoes are a bit late - been nasty to them.
I´ll have LOTS of blueberries, figs and plums in 2-4 weeks time.
Did eat the first fig last week

So IF i just could make my hens lay eggs.... they are steady going nearer the ax and hensheaven


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Quoted from jayneeo
wow, Italy, what a bounty! You have quite the garden!


totally Rich's doin's.........he plants way too much tho....ya know some things you just cant freeze or can and they just go to waste    unless we can give them all away  

HB, you have lots'a good fruit there......I'm so jealous you have fresh figs  and cherries...  



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oooh sounds wonderful your stories about your gardens.....great...great......figues...I just saved my little figuetree, but I don't think that he will give any fruit at all
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Quoted from jayneeo
Hey, GulfCoastGuy! how's your garden? Are you eating your guatamalan pumpkins yet? Mine are rambling all over the garden , but no fruit yet! flowers, though. I started my garden a bit late, but its going great. I am curious about those coban pumpkins.
Who is eating from their garden?

I'm waiting for my three little kumquat trees to do anything this year.  They are very stressed and I'm not sure they are going to fruit this year.

My not-so-little avocado tree is going to be PROLIFIC this year, I can tell!!!  It is already sporting tons of little baby avocados.  I'll be lucky if I get even a handful, though.  The squirrels get 'em first, and those that mature low to the sidewalk or even well into the front yard are usually pilfered by RUDE passersby.  However, I think this year is going to be such a bumper crop that I will really get way more than I have before.  This is a very young tree that didn't produce any fruit my first few years in the house, due to said youngness as well as a crippling frost that occurred my first winter here, which it still bears the scars of (dang, ended a sentence with a preposition...oh well, live on the edge, that's my motto!).  A few years ago, it starting slowly with just a few fruit, to my astonishment (who even know it was an avocado tree?!!!).  Then last year, it had way more fruit but, like I said, the squirrels got the majority of them.  I think this year I'm going to be in the guacamole, though.

Kumquats and avocados.  If I had a few head of cattle, I would never need to go to the grocery store!



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P.S.  The little pineapple top I planted is still alive, despite the awful fact that J promptly dug it up and ate the little bit of pineapple fruit I left on to nurture it until it could sprout roots.


It is hanging in there.  It will be many a moon before it sports a fruit, if ever, though.

My next thing is that I'm going to get a bunch of BASIL to grow my own pesto.  Tried once before and we had a little prob with me getting a dread thing called something like cyclosporidium or something from a contaminated plant (what are the odds that contaminated basil bought in Sarasota would be front-page news the minute P-Twist makes the two-hour round-trip drive to the WF there and buys one little basil plant?).  My next basil plants are coming from Lowe's and are getting hosed off ala Karen Silkwood before I ingest any of the lovely leaves in a fresh basil pesto.


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HB, you have lots'a good fruit there......I'm so jealous you have fresh figs  and cherries...  


Good thing about living in a mild temperate climate
however I do get jelous when I read about Pt avocado and kumquats
- my mum have kumquats and lemontrees - she brings them in to a cool room in the winter- it is quite fun to say we grew it and did no buy it

I´m planning to get a apricot tree on my westside of the house- but I´m thinking it might be a bother every 5 years when I have to (tar)paint my house ?

BTW PT I have some awsome lemon basil this year - grew it from seeds so- easy...
- taste good and seem to be ok with the rainy summer.




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Well I just found out that my project at work has had 1960 extra asiatic jasmine plants delivered. They are a low growing and spreading ground cover. Got to find a good place to plant them NOT at my house. Not interested in embezzelment charges over plant pilferage. Oh two crape myrtles also.
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It's the middle of winter in Australia but the garden is still bountiful in it's own way.

When I wake up, I have a cup of lime juice and warm water. We grow the limes.

For breakfast I have eggs from our chooks and spinach and parsley from the vege patch.

I'm at work and eating lunch which is partly a salad made from the kale, spinach, swiss chard & beets that also grow in our vege patch.

There's also plenty of fresh herbs like dill, thyme, oregano, marjoram & nasturtiums.
And there's dandelions popping up everywhere. And plenty of self-sown bok choy.

I might be a bit late but I hope not ... broad beans should be going in now ready for a summer harvest.
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I really want to grow Kale or collards but have never....


You can plant many of the Brassicaceae sp. veggies now, like Kale, as they are Fall Crops for the best flavour. Planting in spring for summer harvest gets the heat/pepper falvour. Fall cooling sweetens them....



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