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    Default 2013 Alaska Garden Pics, /Zucs

    Getting wheel barrel loads of Zucs; Round & Black beauty
    Plants huge this year:
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    Default Carrots

    Carrots doing well
    Getting some 6" +/-
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    Default Peas

    Peas doing great, getting some to munch on
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    Default Beets

    Beets doing pretty good. Moose got one bed, ate the tops so they are in jars already.
    Think they'd have been huge though
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    Default Beans

    Growing with 2 different beds, one a lone bed & a couple in tires.
    All doing great.
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    Default Beans in cut out inverted tire/ Space saver beds

    Good for folks with smaller garden space
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    Default Awesome garden

    Your beans were the best I have ever seen per ft of row, just amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Good for folks with smaller garden space
    I never would have thought of growing beans in an inverted tire. Your Beans are looking awsome. I planted both the Contender and the Provider, and although the plants look about the same, the Contender is producing better. Have put several pints in the freezer already.

    I tried growing a golden acorn squash in a tire this year, and I have a great looking plant, but limited success. The first couple female blossoms I tried to pollenate. That didn't seem to work too well, so left it up to the bugs and they were successful on 2 or 3 squash. I thought I was planting another squash in the greenhouse, however the 6 yr old grandson had scrambled my labels when the plants were first started in the house and turns out I have a pumpkin growing in my Green House rafters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old John View Post
    I never would have thought of growing beans in an inverted tire. Your Beans are looking awsome. I planted both the Contender and the Provider, and although the plants look about the same, the Contender is producing better. Have put several pints in the freezer already..
    I need to get started freezing some too. (Contender)
    Got lots & more coming.
    I left a the broccoli start blooming, it helps attract honey bees which helps pollenate the peas & beans.

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    Picked the beans yesterday.
    Got about 7 gallons after cleaning, breaking, blanching & freezing.
    Got more coming.

    Had some fresh potatoes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Picked the beans yesterday.
    Got about 7 gallons after cleaning, breaking, blanching & freezing.
    Got more coming.

    Had some fresh potatoes too.
    Wow, I got about half that many beans today.. ended up with 1 gallon of shelled peas today. (after starting the day off with 3 Silvers...!)

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    Sounds like a excellent meal

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    Default Green Beans

    Went out and found me some beans in the chickweed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark oathout View Post
    Went out and found me some beans in the chickweed.

    Way to go. Mark, . . . . looooooooove 'em . .

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    Default Beans

    If I put the effort into them like Mudbuddy I would have alot more, his plants blow mine away. However, I will get through winter, and should get 3-4 more harvests.

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    We froze up a few gallons of peas yesterday.
    Need to pick beans again soon.

    Weather change has me in denial that summer is over, still trying to wear shorts. (No-see-ums like it ) LOL

    GH condensation is bad,
    but I'd butchered the toms & cucs last week so the mold is at a minimum.

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    Did up some more green beans.
    Enough with the rain, eh?
    Moose paid a visit but just stepped on some potatoes, didn't get inside the fence.
    The higher run of barbed wire seems to work, at least slow them down.
    Chased them off.
    Getting lots of mold on some stuff & noticed several slugs moving around, they love this weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Did up some more green beans.
    Enough with the rain, eh?
    Moose paid a visit but just stepped on some potatoes, didn't get inside the fence.
    The higher run of barbed wire seems to work, at least slow them down.
    Chased them off.
    Getting lots of mold on some stuff & noticed several slugs moving around, they love this weather.
    The mold pretty well wiped out my bean patch. Picked about a gallon of beans and threw the bushes on a burn pile with some onions with root maggots. But we got 21 pints of beans put up (frozen) before the mold took them out. my acorn squash aren't doing too well either, blossom end rot is taking out most of them.. probably due to my erratic watering... cukes in the GH still producing.. Think mykids are getting tired of all the fresh cukes I been taking to them.. My beets didn't do as well as I thought they would, but it's mostly my own fault, because I don't thin them enough when they are starting to really grow.

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    Smile That time of year . . .

    Fun time of year . . a little of this . . a lot of that . . some to enjoy fresh . . some to put up . .


    We put up a couple more pints of beans this afternoon . . about four more pints of zucchini . .


    We like the cukes fresh and pickled in vinegar . . love the zucchini spiral-sliced in a salad and in a cream sauce over pasta or rice . .


    Solomon had it right . . " I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. . ."

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    Moose got into the garden last night. Think I left the gate open
    Cabbage all got tasted & 1/2 of the good head is gone/
    Beet tops & many beets gone
    Salvaged 4 5 gallon buckets of beets of various sizes.
    The green beans in the tires are dry & growing still, the rest are now compost.
    Lots of zucs still, no new ones though, blooms to wet.
    Beets:
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