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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:20 pm

Yesterday my wife made a batch of dill pickles; slices and spears; I love the spears! Must have about a dozen pints! :D Today I made another batch of tomatoes to freeze; I must have about 45 pints of frozen tomatoes! We really had a good crop this year! 8-)
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Post by orin stepanek » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:49 pm

Yesterday and today I started to put in my garden! Tomatoes; cucumbers; and peppers! I keep saying every fall that I am done with the garden; but I get that itch every spring! :mrgreen:
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Re: garden

Post by Ann » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:43 am

orin stepanek wrote:Yesterday and today I started to put in my garden! Tomatoes; cucumbers; and peppers! I keep saying every fall that I am done with the garden; but I get that itch every spring! :mrgreen:
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:30 pm

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orin stepanek wrote:Yesterday and today I started to put in my garden! Tomatoes; cucumbers; and peppers! I keep saying every fall that I am done with the garden; but I get that itch every spring! :mrgreen:
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:26 am

Lets see if I can still do this! We got a little garden and I picked a whopper tomato! It weighted out at 1.933 pounds! :D 8-)
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Re: garden

Post by Ann » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:36 am

That's amazing!!! :shock:

What will you do with it?

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Post by orin stepanek » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:19 pm

Ann wrote:That's amazing!!! :shock:

What will you do with it?

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My wife already cut into it! part of it went into a BLT I had for supper! Other tomatoes we had turned into 28 cups of frozen tomatoes. I blanch them, skin them, cut them in chunks, boil them, bag them and freeze them in two cup zip lock bags and freeze them! There are still a lot of them in the garden! Darn squirrels want a share of them also! :lol2:
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Post by Ann » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:01 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Ann wrote:That's amazing!!! :shock:

What will you do with it?

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My wife already cut into it! part of it went into a BLT I had for supper! Other tomatoes we had turned into 28 cups of frozen tomatoes. I blanch them, skin them, cut them in chunks, boil them, bag them and freeze them in two cup zip lock bags and freeze them! There are still a lot of them in the garden! Darn squirrels want a share of them also! :lol2:
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Re: garden

Post by rstevenson » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:40 pm

Ann wrote:Yum for tomatoes! No for the squirrels!
Now don't be prejudiced. Squirrel tastes just fine.

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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:57 am

Man; I'm getting that itch again! Wish Spring was here! I want to get those tomatoes in the sground! :D :wink:
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Sat May 12, 2018 12:25 pm

Wow; wasn't going to; but started a garden! I can hardly walk buta I had to have my tomatoes! :roll:
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Post by orin stepanek » Sun May 20, 2018 12:11 pm

I have my tomatoes and cucumbers in; but still have to get the peppers in! Hard for me to do it all; but I will with my wife's help! :wink: :D
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Post by orin stepanek » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:16 pm

I plan on having a garden again this year! Albeit; a smaller one! Those home grown tomatoes are fantastic for cooking with! :wink: :D
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Post by Ann » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:41 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
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I plan on having a garden again this year! Albeit; a smaller one! Those home grown tomatoes are fantastic for cooking with! :wink: :D
Looking forward to seeing pictures of your tomatoes, Orin! :D

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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:07 am

Ann wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:41 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
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I plan on having a garden again this year! Albeit; a smaller one! Those home grown tomatoes are fantastic for cooking with! :wink: :D
Looking forward to seeing pictures of your tomatoes, Orin! :D

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Maybe we grow a big one worth sharing!
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Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:12 pm

I was teasing my wife and told her i was thinking of planting a pumpkin this year! Needless to say she didn't like the idea! :lol2: Takes up the whole back yard! :? But I will plant tomatoes and cucumbers; maybe some peppers! 8-) And yes; I can hardly wait to get it all in the ground!
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Re: garden

Post by Ann » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:25 pm

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Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:12 pm
I was teasing my wife and told her i was thinking of planting a pumpkin this year! Needless to say she didn't like the idea! :lol2: Takes up the whole back yard! :? But I will plant tomatoes and cucumbers; maybe some peppers! 8-) And yes; I can hardly wait to get it all in the ground!

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Haha! Pumpkins. My friend planted a pumpkin a few years ago, and when we looked at it together it was hanging sedately near its "parent plant". But a few days later it had rolled several meters away - make that several yards for you Americans.

I would love to see a pumpkin actually "escaping"! It must look incredible.

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Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:20 pm

Ann wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:25 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:12 pm
I was teasing my wife and told her i was thinking of planting a pumpkin this year! Needless to say she didn't like the idea! :lol2: Takes up the whole back yard! :? But I will plant tomatoes and cucumbers; maybe some peppers! 8-) And yes; I can hardly wait to get it all in the ground!

Catch him, he's getting away!
Haha! Pumpkins. My friend planted a pumpkin a few years ago, and when we looked at it together it was hanging sedately near its "parent plant". But a few days later it had rolled several meters away - make that several yards for you Americans.

I would love to see a pumpkin actually "escaping"! It must look incredible.

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I used to plant them when the grandchildren were young! We gave them to them during Halloween! It ws a fun time in our lives!
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Post by orin stepanek » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:29 pm

Well; I did start my garden yesterday! I planted 4 Sweet 100's tomatoes: a new variety for me! I don't know much about them; but the picture looked similar to Cherry Tomatoes! We will see! Today I will plant some Beef Stake and maybe Early girl! Two of my favorites! :D I am hoping cold mornings stay above freezing as the forecasts seem to suggest! :wink:
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Re: garden

Post by Ann » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:48 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Well; I did start my garden yesterday! I planted 4 Sweet 100's tomatoes: a new variety for me! I don't know much about them; but the picture looked similar to Cherry Tomatoes! We will see! Today I will plant some Beef Stake and maybe Early girl! Two of my favorites! :D I am hoping cold mornings stay above freezing as the forecasts seem to suggest! :wink:
Are Beef Stake and Early Girl tomatoes?

Is Sweet 100 a name, and if so, did you plant four of these tomato "plants"?

Whatever, it sounds lovely! Tomatoes are yummy. Good luck with your garden, Orin! :D

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Post by orin stepanek » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:40 pm

Ann wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:48 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Well; I did start my garden yesterday! I planted 4 Sweet 100's tomatoes: a new variety for me! I don't know much about them; but the picture looked similar to Cherry Tomatoes! We will see! Today I will plant some Beef Stake and maybe Early girl! Two of my favorites! :D I am hoping cold mornings stay above freezing as the forecasts seem to suggest! :wink:
Are Beef Stake and Early Girl tomatoes?

Is Sweet 100 a name, and if so, did you plant four of these tomato "plants"?

Whatever, it sounds lovely! Tomatoes are yummy. Good luck with your garden, Orin! :D

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Yes & yes; all are tomatoes! This is my first year with the Sweet 100's!
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Post by orin stepanek » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:42 pm

Well; I did get the rest of my tomatoes planted! Now the rest depends on Mother Nature! :clap: :thumb_up:
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Mon May 13, 2019 6:16 pm

I planted burp-less cucumbers today! That takes care of my plantings for this year! :lol2:
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Post by Chris Peterson » Mon May 13, 2019 6:20 pm

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I planted burp-less cucumbers today! That takes care of my plantings for this year! :lol2:
That takes all the fun out of cucumbers! What's next... tootless beans?
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Re: garden

Post by orin stepanek » Tue May 14, 2019 2:56 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:20 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 6:16 pm
I planted burp-less cucumbers today! That takes care of my plantings for this year! :lol2:
That takes all the fun out of cucumbers! What's next... tootless beans?
+1 Hey Chris!! :wink:
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