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    Default Zukes

    Today's pickings, almost this many daily now.
    ... give lots away, neighbor hide when they see me coming. LOL
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    Been eating it fried, Grilled & zucchini bread.
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    Broccoli doing well too.
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    I harvested my first zucchini of the year tonight here in Soldotna.
    I harvested 5 tonight though a couple of them I could have let grow a little bigger.
    Wish I had one of them fancy greenhouses but this outdoor gardens working out okay.
    Corn is looking good and tasseling already.
    Got a bunch of weeding to do.
    But other than that everything seems to be going along well for me here.

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    Default Raspberries

    Gonna be s great raspberry year
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    Water, water , water
    Watering more this year than ever.
    Drought in my yard but gotta keep the garden going,
    Growing gangbuster though,

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    Yes my well and pump thinks that who ever turned the water on must have died or left town.

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    So many of my raspberry stalks are grossly over burdened with berries... they are bent over touching the ground. Took me about 20 mins to pick a full qt zip lock baggie.. Actually it was probably only 10 mins, but the other 10 mins was stuffing my face.. And it's only a small amount of berries that are ripe enough to pick/eat yet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old John View Post
    So many of my raspberry stalks are grossly over burdened with berries... they are bent over touching the ground. Took me about 20 mins to pick a full qt zip lock baggie.. Actually it was probably only 10 mins, but the other 10 mins was stuffing my face.. And it's only a small amount of berries that are ripe enough to pick/eat yet..
    Have you been watering your berries?

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    Default Yes....Good yr for Raspberries

    Bushes wintered over well.
    They’re just loaded with berries :
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    Falling over with so much berry weight
    Even the golden raspberries vines are loaded
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Have you been watering your berries?
    No, I don't have enough hose to reach back there.. They've always been on their own and I don't recall anytime in the last 19 yrs that they showed any stress from lack of water... a couple yrs back I dumped too much composted steer manure on them.. then the rains came... the 5' stalks shot up to 7' and 8' creating more berries... I haven't fed them anything since and they are still making 7' stalks..

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    Default Beets

    Doing a batch of pickled beet today.
    picked biggest to thin out
    2 5gallon buckets:
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    Default Clean/Cook

    Wash & cook till fork tender:
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    what variety of beets did you plant? Those look very nice. But I remember how big your beets were from last year too.
    I could probably fill one 5 gallon bucket with what I have now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Wash & cook till fork tender:

    Can always put them in a smoothie as well

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    Harvesting quite a few zucchini.
    Must have 8+ ready to pick right now.
    Plus a bunch of broccoli.
    Lettuce is doing good too. Just harvested some for tonight's dinner.
    I was going to toss that old door frame but I think it works in the garden!
    I think I'm going to plant Garlic in it this fall for harvesting next year.
    Leaning towards two varities Music and Russian hard neck Garlic.
    Anybody have any personal insight on growing Garlic in AK and what varieties to grow?
    I've been doing online be research but some personal experiences would be good to hear.

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    Default Broccoli to freezer

    Blanched/ Bagged/ Froze
    some broccoli
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old John View Post
    what variety of beets did you plant? Those look very nice. But I remember how big your beets were from last year too.
    I could probably fill one 5 gallon bucket with what I have now...
    Detroit Red, (either Ed Hume or Burpee)
    I went thru & thinned them, pulling the biggest ones.

    Sliced & jarred, & brined (Cider vinegar , water , sugar & cinnamon)
    boiled jarred beets 20 min, tightened lids . They all sealed.
    Got 27 pint jars
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    I made 21 cups shredded Zucchini and 7 quart bags of spiralized zucchini (zoodles)
    Today.
    Along with blanching 2 quarts of broccoli for the freezer
    Good nugget winter squash is coming along. My early acorn squash is just starting to bear fruit.
    Corn has got silks on some stocks. Even got a double Cobb stalk.
    Harvested my Emiko hybrid cabbages (nappa style) half had cabbage root fly maggots. The only one happy with that are the chickens as they love cabbage and maggots.
    Head lettuce is ready to go so I've got to get it picked soon.
    Peas are taller than my little trellis but just flowers so far.
    Kholrabi is ready to harvest as well.


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    My buddy who helps me out a lot is a big kimchi fan.
    He's the only reason I grew the Napa style cabbages.
    Never made kimchi before but heck it can't be that hard.
    And I got to do something with these cabbages.lol

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    Finally Got some rain
    yard, garden, trees loving it
    didn’t soak in very deep, but any
    is good

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