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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3210 on: Oct 11, 2019, 06:37 AM »
Still no hard frost here. No below freezing temps in the 15 day forecast. Flowers are starting to fade. But, my pepper plants just keep on going. Picked another big bag of wax beans the other day.

Lots of cleanup gardening to do this weekend.

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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3211 on: Oct 11, 2019, 07:58 AM »
We had a low of 15* F, our garden is done.
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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3212 on: Oct 11, 2019, 04:29 PM »
Yikes! Got up to 71 here today. 50's tonight.

Not so bad being a flatlander.

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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3213 on: Oct 12, 2019, 11:59 AM »


  Same here Bob, Peppers are firing on all cylinders! Trying pickled beets for the first time. Any advice from my fellow gardners?

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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3214 on: Oct 14, 2019, 02:31 PM »
🤢🤢🤢 not my flavor fav.

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« Reply #3215 on: Oct 14, 2019, 08:28 PM »
🤢🤢🤢 not my flavor fav.

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really, as I get older I find I like them more and more. They came out pretty good, just did a simple old world brine of Cider Vinegar, Brown sugar, and water.

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« Reply #3216 on: Oct 15, 2019, 07:37 AM »
Probably a leftover from something my Mom made. She wasn't a very good cook.

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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3217 on: Oct 18, 2019, 02:10 PM »
Took your advice Ed and Scored a dehydrator at Goodwill today.



Mr. Coffee. 5 trays. Works fine.....$5.99.

I'll be drying herbs and hot peppers tomorrow. Might take  a shot at apples at some point.

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« Reply #3218 on: Oct 19, 2019, 05:30 PM »
Lots of gardening today. Cleanup mostly. Prepped the garlic beds. Added manure/compost/sand/bone meal. I'll let them set for a week and plant next weekend. Pulled the wax beans, some of the dahlias and marigolds. Cut the sedum back ( that's up for transplant), cropped the plantains and pruned the lilacs.

Later I jacked up the tractor, removed the blades and cleaned under the deck. I'll put the high lift blades on it tomorrow to get ready for picking up leaves.

Super fall day to be outside playing in the dirt.

Rg
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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3219 on: Oct 20, 2019, 11:10 AM »
Took your advice Ed and Scored a dehydrator at Goodwill today.



Mr. Coffee. 5 trays. Works fine.....$5.99.

I'll be drying herbs and hot peppers tomorrow. Might take  a shot at apples at some point.

Rg
Tough to beat that price Bob! We really enjoy our Hot pepper blend. Used some in a Venison and shrimp stir fry Friday night with the niece and nephew. 

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« Reply #3220 on: Oct 20, 2019, 03:39 PM »
Did a test run on it without anything in it yesterday. At 2 hours it was running at about 172 in the warmest part of the trays. Think I'm going to make some additional vent holes in the top with adjustable closures to regulate the heat.

Read a few negative reports about this dehydrator because it doesn't have a thermostat. Guess they weren't smart enough to allow some additional air to escape.

Rg
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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3221 on: Oct 25, 2019, 07:54 AM »
Dehydrator is working great! Have a good batch of chilis and cayenne peppers just about done.

Getting ready to plant my garlic. Beds are prepped and have been sitting for a week. I'll wait another week til I plant. This morning I turned a "garlic dibbler" for planting.



Should get me planting at exactly 4".

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« Reply #3222 on: Oct 25, 2019, 04:22 PM »
Got the garlic planted, screened and mulched this afternoon. Dropped 115 cloves in the beds. They're happy till spring.

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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3223 on: Oct 27, 2019, 05:24 AM »



   Garlic's going in as soon as the rain lets up. Letting the peppers go another week, if we get the snow predicted next weekend it's a wrap. Heck of a year, so glad I did the raised beds! Gave my good friends adopted boys a jar of pickle chips, and a half gallon jar of mutant pickle halves, they went pretty quick  :o The oldest ate 2 halves back to back..... It's all he wanted for his birthday  ;D ;D

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Re: Gardens anyone?
« Reply #3224 on: Oct 27, 2019, 07:44 AM »
Pulled the rest of my peppers yesterday. Already had a good batch of chilis and cayennes dried in the dehydrator. Ground that into some killer shake. Had to wear a respirator. The stuff is scary.

Now there's a mix of hot banana, green cayenne and cowhorn drying. Should make some interesting shake.


Rg
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