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catherinew

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#1527770 Hello from Colorado

Posted by catherinew on 14 February 2018 - 12:22 AM

24TH ANNUAL PUEBLO CHILE AND FRIJOLES FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

Hope to attend!


#1527320 Beerbreath81--2018

Posted by catherinew on 12 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Looking very good! ;)




#1527069 Hello from Colorado

Posted by catherinew on 12 February 2018 - 08:56 AM

Welcome! Nice to see another from CO.


#1501959 Hello from Idaho

Posted by catherinew on 29 October 2017 - 07:06 PM

welcome to THP.




#1496218 Last Harvest and Praying Mantis Eggs

Posted by catherinew on 04 October 2017 - 04:37 PM

You have a bountiful harvest and lucky to see and save the praying mantis eggs. When you decide to put them out in the garden, just make sure there's food/prey for the babies or they'll be cannibals.




#1496216 Non-organic vs organically grown taste

Posted by catherinew on 04 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

I've never grown anything but organic, so I don't notice differences. However, people will ask if there's any tomatoes left (for that day's picking) because they taste like tomatoes. One friend just commented on the broccoli I gave him awhile ago. He'd frozen it like I suggested, and when he thawed ate it with butter, the taste was so sweet, nothing like the grocery stores.

 

Yes, it does cost more, but Edmick has the right answer. We grow for ourselves and share with others. Why not indulge?




#1491803 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by catherinew on 16 September 2017 - 08:17 AM

I love your jungle pics! Trick or Treat harvest will be the treats of the neighborhood. You've worked so hard on these plants and they're showing it. Can't wait for the colorful reds, oranges, yellows showing through.


#1490541 Biggest Tomato of the Season

Posted by catherinew on 11 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

Nice! It's a great tasting one, too.


#1482518 [Aug 7] What are you working on this week?

Posted by catherinew on 09 August 2017 - 10:52 PM

Pickled beets, hot garlic dill pickles, freezing broccoli and Olathe corn, making jam


#1482251 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by catherinew on 08 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

Posted Today, 07:09 PM
"Hang tough Chuck ! Never admit defeat , like you said 2 months and cooler weather"

You have 2 months of good weather AND you have a beautiful hoop house to protect your plants for another 2 months. You will soon be swimming in hot peppers, so get those plans ready!


#1480380 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by catherinew on 02 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

Nice! Beautiful peppers.


#1479442 Harlequin Bugs and Community Garden etiquette.

Posted by catherinew on 29 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

Community Garden thievery - all too common. I heard one of the visitors say that a community garden was for the community. Gave him the lecture about ownership, fees, etc. I wonder if he's the one who has taken ALL of my zucchini!  All of it!




#1479300 Harlequin Bugs and Community Garden etiquette.

Posted by catherinew on 29 July 2017 - 09:08 AM

I hear your community garden concerns. I have a guy next to me whose plot is a jungle. He also has huge kale, Swiss Chard, and radishes that are blooming throughout his area. What a mess. Weeds everywhere. I just do my best to keep my area clean and pest free. If you can find Surround WP, it's a good preventative for bugs. Luckily we haven't seen your harlequin bugs here - yet.

Good luck w/ your garden. Just keep checking for those pests.


#1478842 OCD 2017!!!

Posted by catherinew on 27 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

Chuck, your plants are just beautiful! They'll be producing soon though we still have a few months to wait for large harvests. The vents were a good idea to help cool down the house.

I had my soil tested, too, with similar results. pH was a bit lower. Will probably add the same stuff to the soil as I usually do in the Fall - shredded leaves and manure if I can get stuff cheap or free. Alfalfa pellets are a good idea since they're less $$. Thanks for sharing your soil results.


#1478133 [Jul 24] What are you working on this week?

Posted by catherinew on 24 July 2017 - 06:01 PM

Anyone harvesting? :)

 

Fresnos and a couple of Aji Lemons.  Other - cucumbers, broccoli, yellow squash, zukes, and One Ball summer squash.

 

I forgot onions and elephant garlic today.