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jayneeo
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 8:22pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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anyway......gulfcoastguy tipped me off about the guatemalan coban pumpkins...they haven't produced but 2 fruits yet, but the plants are bountifully huge....and having cut one in half I am not too interested in eating it...lots of biggish seeds...cannot recommend this plant, new as it is to our hemisphere....(a technicality:  guatamala may be in the same hemisphere)....but the romano beans are soooo good. Also, there are these great little peppers called"padrons" that are hard to start but really yummy. they are not hot at all, but you just throw them in a pan with EVOO and salt and toss around (over heat) till you like the looks of them......eat the whole thing except the stem...they should be about as long as your thumb....(one in 12 or so is HOT) DH eats plateful of these with a steak!....
that and the 8 ball squash is about it! ( DH has over a hundred grapevines, cab, zin, syrah, pinot noir, petite sirrah, etc.) and that really is it!

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sounds wonderful!


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Don't forget okra and eggplant, great for hot climates. Then there are chiles...
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I just planted some greens, lettuces, radishes and green beans for a fall crop.  The mustard greens popped up in just a few days.  I planted them for my O hubby, and just looked them up and they are an avoid for O's!!!  Beneficial for B's and AB's!  Will have to pawn them off on some of those rare people!  

I love a yellow Siberian cherry tomato called Galina and they are doing quite well.  I slice them in half and mix them up with chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, olive oil,and pink Himalayan salt.  Yum!
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Two good cherry tomatos are Sungold, an orange hybrid, and Black Cherry a purplish to dark maroon heirloom. Some great peppers are Thai Hot peppers.  Jayneeo if you want to PM me a mailing address I can send you some seed from a relative of butternut squash (butternut violina) to make up for the bum tip on Guatamalian pumpkins. Still have real long vines though, saved from last years crop. I have been planting them for 3 years so I can vouch for them.
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Thursday, August 2, 2007, 9:13am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I´m picking the best bean I ever had:
Cupidon' Filet Bush Bean from
http://www.realseeds.co.uk/'

They are so tasty healthy and taste good even when I forget to pcik them small.
Bluebeeries are huge this year and really good - I got a new variety from NZ called REKA  it  taste quite good and the berries are huge !

I´ve just sown some arugula and some lettuce for the autumn. I think I might sow some beets as welll for tiny taty ones.

Got to go and pick red currants.


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*GR4YT* .....hmmm who want's to make mine ...I don't like that at all ......I do have a little jungle instead of a cultivated pretty nice garden ....where is Tarzan
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Hiding in the jungle maybe


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Isa, why not start with the thing that grows like a weed...chard? Mint?
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I am sure that something similar is to be seen  there ......but tell me.......where   .....
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People! YAAAAAAAAAY!

I picked 10, GORGEOUS avocados (the California variety) off of my little avocado tree this weekend!  This is the part of living in Florida that so, so, so rocks.

This little tree never even gave a hint that it was an avocado tree until a few years ago, when it promptly produced one or two fruits the minute it saw me bring home an avocado pit and try to grow it in a windowsill.  The clear message was "Hey, what am I, chopped liver?  I happen to be an avocado tree, for your information, and there is only room for one glamour queen in this locale, so that pit has got to GO, child!"

Anyway, that was a few years ago.  Since then, it has steadily started producing more and more prolific crops, although in previous years the squirrels would get the lion's share and the neighbors would come along and pick the rest, so yours truly here only seemed to get like two avocados each year.

Well!  You should see the tree this year!!!  It is completely decked out in glorious, O nonnie BENEFICIAL (thank you Lord) avocados!  I picked ten of the things and they are currently ripening on the dining room table in a lovely wooden oblong thingie, looking gorgeous.

This is so exciting!  Come on over the P-Twist's house in about a week or two (they take FOREVER to ripen):  the guacamole will be all you can eat!!!

P.S.  Forgot to tell you:  I think the reason that the squirrels are not TOUCHING the avocados this year is best described in one noun:  Harmony!

She patrols the front yard (and is ready, willing and able to go up into trees) and won't let the squirrs into that tree, bless her Siamese little guard-cat heart!!!!!

Wu HUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!  Ten shiny California avocados, all in a row.  Organically grown on my own tree.  And there are more where those came from!  Sometimes I love living in Florida!



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How exciting, maybe you could place one in a small brown paper bag wait a couple of days and place another one in another bag so forth till there all in a bag, open the first and see if it's ready about three days after placing it in there.  This is suppose to ripen fruit faster, but I've never tried avocado.
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Put a nearly ripe banana in the paper bag with the avocado - they like company. Really, the banana gives off a gas (ethylene?) that accelerates ripening in quite a few different fruits.

We had some avocados on our tree this year (still one lone one on there) which type A hubbie has enjoyed. They were yum - I get to taste 1 teaspoon when cutting up for his lunch.



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Red apples give off the ripening gas youare talking about too.

My Square foot garden has taken off. I have 7+ punpkins trellising up a nylon netting. Along with watermelon. 10 small and 4 large heads lettuce. 12 beets. I have harvested ll of my plums(satsuma and santa rosa) about 5 lbs. Thin more next year. about 6 yellow crook neck squash and 10 zucchini. some green bush beans. I am pretty happy.

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Peppie - I love hearing about your avacado tree.  " 10 shiny California Avacados"  
So Cool.

don't think we can grow them her - to far north. (to sad) But  I have seen big one on trees in Berkely, about  an hr south. Enjoy!
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Put a nearly ripe banana in the paper bag with the avocado - they like company. Really, the banana gives off a gas (ethylene?) that accelerates ripening in quite a few different fruits.

Weird Q, but does an organically grown banana give off that same gas, or just the conventionally grown ones that are transported green and then somehow gassed to get them to ripen quickly for the store shelves?  Is it that the conventional ones treated that way then "off-gas" and thus can ripen other fruits if placed next to them?  If so, no thanks, I'll wait a few more days for the avocado to ripen naturally.  Plus, I buy my bananas organic at the HFS, so I'm interested to know if it is something that bananas naturally give off or if it is "off-gasing" what they are typically treated with.  Does anyone know?

Interesting...



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No, it's natural; ethylene gas.  Just part of the decomposition process.  
P-twist, you can keep your nasty avocados! *just joking*  I ate one just before checking the results of my secretor test on Monday -    And I regretted it the rest of the day!  The A's and O nonnies can have a party.
But everybody else is making me hongry!!  Next year I"ll have to jump back on the garden party thing.  It's kinda tough here with wind/dry/cool nights.  I didn't do so well last year.  Unlike Isa, it's: where are the green thingys?  
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No, it's natural; ethylene gas.  Just part of the decomposition process.  

Thanks for the 411.
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P-twist, you can keep your nasty avocados! *just joking*  I ate one just before checking the results of my secretor test on Monday -    And I regretted it the rest of the day!  The A's and O nonnies can have a party.
But everybody else is making me hongry!!

Well, I also have (or will have, as there should be a crop ripening soon) kumquats from the three little trees I planted along one side of the house a few years back.  Kumquats rock.  If you miss the experience of eating oranges, come on over to my house for a kumquat or two.  Ummmmmmmmmmmm!  Very invigorating, they are.



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I just found some shiso seeds, both red and green (anti-bacterial, usually served in Japanese restaurants with sashimi) and am attempting to grow them in my northern-facing kitchen window sill. I may have to make room for them in the southern-facing living room windows, though.

I also took someone's suggestion from this forum on growing avocado seeds. That person said to put the seeds in dirt, and they would sprout. Sprout they did, after 5 months! Out of the three seeds that I put in the one pot of dirt: one is stunted at 2 inches, one was pruned at 7", and the other is going great guns, with full 7" leaves. Nice.

Now, what I want to know is how to separate them so they have their own growing environment and are not being crowded out by their brethren. I'm not necessarily interested (although I'm also not adverse to the idea) in them ever producing fruit, but I would like them to be healthy and happy, and of course, putting out as much oxygen as possible.

Any ideas? Pruning and thinning of plants are not my strong suit (yet!).


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