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    we have 2 more raised beds that are relegated to the sweets. so bring them on. now theres something I would like to have, horseradish. love the stuff,, I,ll have to see about planting some. Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Tonight I told my son to pick the last green tomatoes etc out of the garden tomorrow. I have a load going to compost Wed.

    The garden is done this year as the forecast temps for Friday night are in the low 20'f range.

    I may dig some horseradish yet though.
    SAVE THE GREEN!

    have Bon show you how to do fried green tomatoes. We even froze some to have this winter. They are one of our favorite summer dishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    I wouldn't disagree either since that's 8 months out of the year (must have something to do with the warmer weather).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    we have 2 more raised beds that are relegated to the sweets. so bring them on. now theres something I would like to have, horseradish. love the stuff,, I,ll have to see about planting some. Tc
    The guys are supposed to come next week and put in a 12" raised 3' by 25' bed for next year.

    some guy in Tennessee promised me some onion starts that originally came from the northwest.
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    the seed onions Roy got me are out in the bed ready to bloom soon I expect, last time I seen them they were going strong, but that has been almost 5 weeks ago I guess I,ll get some pictures sent to me, then I guess that ole boy up in Walla Walla will have to walk me thru saving the seeds.

    now what you will receive will not be Walla Walla sweets according to my mentor on Washington onions. but hey will be Tn Gorrilla Sweets! after you plant them you need to name them. but a juicier , sweeter onion you will not find anywhere. they are so juicy they really aren't good for cooking but raw they are the absolute best ive ever eaten, we maybe had 20 pounds of them and have enough left to get thru the winter,, maybe the seed onions will be good to eat also. so yes Dave they will be coming as soon as I have them ready. plus Roy is sending me a bunch for early spring planting, so if yours turn out great I,ll get you more seeds Thanks Roy! Tc

    not sure what kind of soil prep your doing but the earlier the better, our beds were originally stocked with a compost from our gardener, that was leaf and grass compost that was a few years old ,, then he top coats it in horse manure compost in the fall like right about now and turns it in. we try not to use any chemicals the leaf and grass soil is thirsty, but we have automatic sprinklers so it isn't n issue, otherwise you will be watering almost every day,, but man do those Sweets grow
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolodave View Post
    SAVE THE GREEN!

    have Bon show you how to do fried green tomatoes. We even froze some to have this winter. They are one of our favorite summer dishes.
    The garden here is essentially bare. I need a place to park my camper for the winter!

    My wife grabbed the remaining green tomatoes so Bon will not get a supply from this end.
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    I picked tomatoes and nasturtium last night. The temp tonight is going to dip way below freezing. I guess that's it for this year.
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    While I've never tried it, I've been told that if you pull your tomato plants and hang them in a basement or such that the remaining tomatoes will continue to ripen.

    I could never get my dad to grow early girl or better boy tomatoes as he always wanted the really big ones. But where he lived he was almost a month later than his friends in town to plant and he got a killing frost about a month earlier than his friends did.

    He might get a few tomatoes that were turned enough color that they would finish ripening inside but he never got around to trying the pull the vines and hang them trick.

    I just hate to see perfectly good fresh (actually fresh) produce go to waste.

    I'm strawberried out so the son of my best friend has been bringing his 6 year old stepson by every few days to harvest and they are still producing but that will end shortly.

    Let us know if you try the hanging trick and if it works.
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    Summer is over here. A hard killing frost last night has ended all growing. Luckily, we had cleared the garden and all the bushes and trees were prepped for winter yesterday.

    But, the good news is the landscaper came yesterday and put in the new raised garden bed.

    It is 4' x 30' with about 15 inches of compost. It will be a lot easier to work than the old flower beds we were using.


    The old flower bed which will be used next year.

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    The new bed

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    I got the main section of my garden ready for winter yesterday.

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